Hangout With Heather

Niche Radio  |  Podcast, ±15 min episodes every 4 days
A weekly podcast from Heather Hook in Johannesburg. Bringing you what's hot, what's cool and everything in between. If you need to know where to shop, eat and play, this is your podcast.
11
APR
It may be a rainy Tuesday in Joburg - but don't worry Heather has lots planned to keep you busy, as well as a super giveaway on #HangoutWithHeather today! WIN WIN WIN - Heather has a set of tickets to giveaway to see #PriscillaSA the smash hit musical heading to @montecasinoza Make sure you listen in to find out how to win!! Heather is looking forward to visiting the pop-up @The_Kooples store currently running in @HPCHydePark tomorrow and getting her shopping on. An exclusive interview with Clara Namick from @Andiccio24 about their brand new milkshake and cupcake ranges that are now out - yay and the cupcakes also come in a gluten free variation! If you love theater shows, make sure to catch #Sophiatown now on @MarketTheatre - set in the jazzy 1950's this musical explores the relationship between mixed race housemates living in the buzzing Sophiatown. Comedy Central and The Goliath Brothers are back with their #GoliathX2017 week long comedy fest @thegoliathcc in Melrose Arch - if you enjoy a good laugh, catch some of SA's best on stage from 24 - 30 April. Another funny man @MarkDotBanks latest offering, #Banksrupt opens @montecasinoza tomorrow and it promises to be a side-splitting laugh, as one has come to expect over the years from Mark. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
07
APR
Much excitement that the highly anticipated musical #PriscillaSA have extended their Joburg season until June - so do make sure you have your tickets booked, it's going to be an awesome show. If you are a fan of Steve Kekana - you do not want to miss him live in concert later this month @JoburgTheatre with @SiphoHotstix and @TheRealMambazo - this is going to be great! Heather chats exclusively to actress @didi_khunou who will be playing the lead role of Celie in The Colour Purple heading our way next year - find out more about this actress and her role. If you love rock music - do not miss @Prime_Circle and @JustJinjer live in concert this weekend with up and coming young star Tailor at The Teatro @montecasinoza Do not miss #PlayGoesWrong now on at Pieter Toerin Theatre - its a laugh a minute and the cast are brilliant - Heather shares her trip to the theatre. The Green Live Craft Beer Festival have rescheduled themselves for June - and it's going to be a super fun event - Heather has all your details. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
04
APR
It's Tuesday and a brand new month too - Happy April all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners. As usual, there is loads on the go, theatre, food, and a bit of casino glitz too. Heather caught up with Nicholas Wolpe from the Liliesleaf Centre and chatted with him about the commemoration that took place on Saturday in memory of struggle hero #AhmedKathrada If you love a bit of a gamble, or just want to check out what all the hype is about - @TimeSquareZA is now open and is to be seen to be believed, Heather popped through and had an amazing experience in this second largest casino in South Africa. If you are looking for fresh and tasty takeaway food, make sure you pop in and visit @Gorge_za - awesome food, great service and way less time consuming than standing in a Woolies queue for your lunch every day. The Caucasian Chalk Circle opens at @JoburgTheatre this week and is particularly relevant to the current affairs in South Africa and in fact many societies around the world to an extent. Don't forget to book your tickets to see #PriscillaSA opening at the end of this month at The Teatro, @MontecasinoZA and if you are battling to think of an Easter gift for those that may be far away from you over the holidays - don't you worry, @Netflorist has you sorted! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
31
MAR
Happy happy Fri-yay - here is your weekly dose of cool and fun things to do in Jozi! Yup it's #HangoutWithHeather time! A sad loss to South African's with the passing of Ahmed Kathrada, however if you would like to pay tribute to him, why not join in tomorrow, Saturday 1st April at The Lilieslief Centre in Rivonia for a candle lighting from 11h00 to pay homage to this struggle icon. @SAFashionWeek was a huge success last night, and Heather enjoyed watching ranges by @ImpiloCollection, Chu Yan, @JJSchoeman and @Sun_Goddess2 - to find out all about what #SAFW17 #SS17 trends are heading your way. If you are in Durban over the holidays, do makes sure that you pop in to the stunning Beverley Hills Hotel and enjoy a delicious afternoon high tea treat in The Sugar Club - with all the bells and whistles, of course. Delicious food, upmarket venue and good pricing await you @CafeDelSol1 Botanico in Bryanston - Heather enjoyed a great dinner here this week, and chats more about this scenic and tranquil oasis in the midst of Jozi Town. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
27
MAR
Happy Tuesday - and yet another great show is heading your way on #HangoutWithHeather with loads on the go in and around Joburg and Pretoria! Heather spent the weekend at the #FaircityJunction apartment complex that has just opened up in Menlo Park in Pretoria - the 6th installment from the successful @FaircityHotels group. The apartments are functional and homey and Heather describes her stay expertly. Once again @TsogoSun has challenged their chef's - this time to get creative with chocolate, just in time for Easter - and the recipes and creations are just astounding. Heather managed to get herself in to The Sunday Times this weekend, with her winning #MyMzansiPasta recipe, made with @whatsfordinner Knorr staples - get your hands on the recipe for a yummy, truly South African pasta creation. The Color Purple has just announced it's two leading female roles - and Heather shares a bit about this, as well as looking forward to seeing what is set to be an amazing show heading to @JoburgTheatre in 2018. Keeping with theatre - The Play That Goes Wrong is currently on at @MontecasinoZA and is literally a hysterical comedy of errors - make sure to find out all about it, and get your tickets for a funny night out. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
24
MAR
Hey, hey, it's Friday and #HangoutWithHeather is back with you, and has all your weekend activities in Joburg sorted. In today's show Heather shares about looking forward to starting her skin rejuvenation journey with @LightSculptSA This week she met with Dr. Alistair from the clinic and shares a bit about what is planned, as well as her nerves. This is going to be something exciting to track over the next few months. Heather chats about #TheEchoOfANoise - the latest offering from #PieterDirkUys now on @Montecasinoza. The one man show covers Pieter's youth growing up in Cape Town, to how he wound up treading the boards in the theatre - of course filled with funny anecdotes, if you are a fan of his, you will enjoy this one. Why not go #GinForaging this Sunday afternoon @Churchills_ZA in @MelroseArch - some of Heather's fave gin's @Westcliff and @Ginifer will be there too, and it promises to be great fun! Looking for a great new restaurant to try - why not pop @Asanka_Rest in Rivonia for a great Afro-fushion fine dining experience? Heather joined the team from @HelloJoburgMag for a #HelloRecommends evening there and had a great time - as well as getting to chat to the friendly and charming GM - Jake Masisi. There are loads of other events on the go as well - so do make sure to listen in for all the insights! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
21
MAR
Happy Tuesday, and a very happy Human Rights Day to everyone celebrating in South Africa! Remember a public holiday is not just a day for sleeping in - but most importantly a day for recognizing the rights of everyone in this beautiful country we call home. In keeping with the vein of social responsibility Heather has 20 life changing principles to share courtesy of @JontiMayer As one of South Africa’s leading executive coaches and an acclaimed leadership consultant, strategy facilitator and organisational development expert, Jonti’s experience spans 20 years and several countries. Passionate about helping people step into their flow, find their power and create their most inspired future, Jonti has a unique ability to unlock people’s potential and assist them in breaking through their invisible barriers. These will certainly inspire you. The judges for the @Official_MissSA have been announced and include the likes of @Mapsmaponyane @BridgetMasinga and @CameronvdBurgh to name just a few. The glittering finale is set to take place on Sunday 26th March at the stunning @SunCityResortSA ! Heather heads through to test drive a brand new "wax bar" in Douglasdale called @WAXITSA and shares her experiences good and bad about waxing and threading and hair removal in general. The very cool @StanleyBeerYard have just announced their busking and jazz evenings that will be starting in April - they look like loads of fun and give local artists and musicians a great platform to share their talents - find out more on the show! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
17
MAR
Friday has rolled round once again - and it's yet another busy show! Heather is super excited to head through to see @Pixies tomorrow night @CarnivalCitySA #ROTL - there should still be a few tickets left if you have just woken up, or have been living under a rock ;) The Transformers Animatronics Expo is currently on @EmperorsPalace - and is set to wow young and old alike - up to 12 meter high statues and all your Cybertron fun - all made from used car parts! The team from #REMEDY have made some VIP seating options available - book your booth and party is style with your friends on the 26th of this month - live music, great food and loads of fun at @Republicof94 in Braam. Escape to the beautiful @DeHoek Country Hotel over Easter - they have an awesome April Accommodation Package available, do make sure to get all your details. Next week Saturday (25th March) see's Slow Food bringing you their "Nose To Tail" cook off, featuring some of Gauteng's most prolific chef's get hands on with all parts of a cow - to help promote and educate with regards to responsible meat consumption and animal welfare. Make sure you stay tuned to find out more about the awesome Chardonnay Pinot Noir festival heading your way on 18th March - one of Gauteng's top end wine events, wine tasting, and sales of wines you do not find on a shelf in a store, that's for sure! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
13
MAR
It's all set to be another great show with Heather this Tuesday folks - so stay tuned for the 411 on whats happening in and around Jozi town. The Green Craft Beer Festival have reset the date after postponing their event a few weeks ago due to heavy rains in Joburg - and it's going to be loads of fun - including an epic game of beer pong. Heather has your details. Ever suffer from those Sunday Blues? Never fear "REMEDY" is heading your way on the 26th of this month - live music, great food and loads of fun to chase away those Sunday shambles. The super talented Kids from #BornToPerform are back in May with three performances at The Lyric Theatre at @GoldReefCitySA - Heather has all the info you need for what is becoming a calendar high light. Heather heads on to the factory floor with legendary SA fashion designer @JJSchoeman and finds out what's on the cards for his #SAFWSS17 show coming up later this month @SAfashionWeek - ssshhh don't tell anyone ;) And Heather has selected her Top 3 spots to drink bubbles and enjoy the view - all courtesy of @tsogosun of course - check it out! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
10
MAR
Hey hey, it's Fri-yay and a great show is headed your way - theater, charity events, a bird watching walk and even an exclusive interview with the Executive Chef of The @DaVinciHotelSA - it's all going down on #HangoutWithHeather Heather loves that the annual @CellC #PlayingforPink Ladies Invitational Polo held at the end of last year raised R 100k for charity, and the cheque handover took place this week to Reach for Recovery’s ‘Ditto Project’. The money will go towards providing women who have had mastectomies after being diagnosed with breast cancer with silicone prostheses. BTW - don't forget to book your tickets to the @Official_MissSA finale on 26th March @SunCityResortSA You can stand a chance to win a set of VIP tickets and a weekend at The Palace, just by voting for your favourite finalist! Epic, right? @JoburgTheatre have announced completion of castings for Pinocchio and The Color Purple and Heather chats with producer Bernard Jay more about the casting process and plans for the Pinocchio panto set for end of the year. Sticking with Joburg Theatre, jazz musician Zoe Modiga is launching her eagerly awaited album Yellow : The Novel on Friday 24 March at The Fringe, Joburg Theatre at 8pm and it looks like it will be a great show! If you are an avid bird watcher, make sure to join the next bird walk at Parkview Golf Course on Thursday 23rd March. The last walk was highly successful, and you may even get to spot an African harrier hawk or spotted eagle owl - both of which are also regular visitors. Details on the show. Heather also spent some time getting to find out more #BehindTheMan with @ProChefNair, the highly passionate Executive Chef at @DaVinciHotelSA in Sandton. Find out what makes him tick, and what he loves to do in his down time in this exclusive interview. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
07
MAR
It's a beautiful Tuesday to talk food, beer, beauty pageants and theatre on #HangoutWithHeather As we know, Heather loves eating out - but she enjoys her downtime as much as anyone else, and has gotten a little gooey (excuse the pun) over @Andiccio24 pizza lately. They have just released their brand new pasta range and Heather chats with Clara the Marketing Manager about the pasta's - and where to next for Andiccio24. Heather joined a group of foodies over the weekend, to celebrate the official opening of @wellnews - Wellness Warehouse in Clearwater. This health store outlet is making great inroads in to the health food market - making healthy options and products more accessible under the same roof, and affordable too. Heather chats with Megan the Food Production Manager, who makes all the yummy food and takeaways about the way forward for Wellness Warehouse, as well as their ethos and mission. Yes, she does drink beer! Why not join Heather tonight @StanleyBeeryard located within 44 on Stanley in Milpark for a beer tasting and educational at 19h00. R50 gets you in and you get to taste 6 beers, and learn about them as well! Tickets to the @Official_MissSA finale on 26th March @SunCityResortSA are now up on sale - also you can stand a chance to win a set of VIP tickets and a weekend at The Palace, just by voting for your favourite finalist! Epic, right? All your deets are on the show. @JoburgTheatre have announced completion of castings for two massive shows heading your way at the end of 2017 and early 2018 - find out what, and make sure you get your seats booked! Hyde Park High School are putting on a fantastic musical - called In The Heights, in conjunction with the school's 6-th anniversary celebrations and it promises to be great. Do support young talent and book your tickets for only R50. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com
28
FEB
It's a great Tuesday on #HangoutWithHeather as always, and Heather has loads to share as usual... Heather recaps on her experiences at #UltraSA2017 this weekend - the highs and lows of this massive dance festival, as well as an update on The Green Craft Beer Festival - whose organisers have chosen to postpone the event due to scheduled rain - but don't worry, a mini event will still take place this Saturday 4th march. Heather shares more about the #TMSA17 winners Deidre Engelbrecht and Dean Alberts - and where they are headed after winning the prestigious @TopModelSA competition. @TsogoSun has secured some of the top SA wines on auction - if you love good wine make sure to head on over to one of the hotels and enjoy some very rare and amazing wines (some of them only 60 bottles were made!) #TsogoWine If you are looking for a great dinner spot - and a complimentary bottle of wine to add to that - do make sure you book at @ArbourCafe in the gorgeous courtyard. @LushFestival 2.0 is heading your way over the Easter holidays - do make sure you have your tickets booked for this annual festival in Clarens - great to escape from the city, do some camping and enjoy some local and international music. Heather is also looking forward to #TheGents - as musical tribute show to artists that left us too soon, but live on through their music. The show is taking place in May @GoldReefCitySA 's Lyric Theatre and promises to be a show not to be missed. #JoziWineRoute launches it's first edition tomorrow in Parkhurst - basically an amble around and drink wine - nothing wrong with that, so do make sure you have your tickets booked! If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on heather@heatherhook.com T: heatherlhook F: www.facebook.com/heatherlhook I: heatherlouisehook W: www.heatherhook.com