Hangout With Heather

Hangout With Heather brings you your weekly dose of lifestyle and entertainment news and reviews every Friday. Heather shares about all her favourite things, new restaurants, events on the go as well as fashion, competitions and more, not to mention exclusive interviews with local and international celebs and movers and shakers. If you love the finer things in life – then you will want to make sure that you Hangout With Heather every week.

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Eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo shares about re-useable straws, and much more…

As usual, it’s a bumper show with Heather today, as she not only shares about amazing drinks and eats, but also chats exclusively one on one with eco-entrepreneur Margo Fargo, who is not only changing the world and its outlook on greening and recycling but also owns her own recyclable straw company, Heather chats with her to find out more, and what we can do to help save our planet too.

The team at Nederburg Wine Farm have donated R 100k to the incredible Eat Out Restaurant Relief Fund which is not only helping to feed those in need during this time, but also helping local restaurants to keep their doors open and pay their staff.

Heather shares more about International Hamburger Day, always a highlight, and yummy food delivered to your door from the team at the deli at Steenberg Wine Estate in Cape Town.

The first whales of the season have been spotted in the, now undoubtedly cleaner, waters off the coast of De Hoop Nature Reserve and Heather shares more info for whale watching enthusiasts, as well as also sharing two incredible competitions, one from Nitida Wine Farm and one from Tau Game Lodge – and we know you love competitions as much as Heather does.

Stir It Up! Sauces creates a stir in the kitchen and Wintery wines

Winter is certainly in the air and this week Heather has some yummy food and recipe ideas planned, as well as chatting one on one with the founder and creator of Stir It Up! Sauces Nini Jerman, whose tasty creations are currently taking South African kitchens by storm.

Amidst all the food and wine, we must remember to exercise, and Heather shares more about 6 simple wellness tips, that you can even do at your desk to keep you in peak condition, thanks to fitness buff, and Tropika Island of Treasure contestant, Trevor Lagerway.

Capsicum Culinary Studio have shared chef lecturer Eoin’s yummy risotto Milanese recipe and this looks so tasty and really easy to make, a great idea to spice up your lockdown culinary routine.

Heather celebrated Chardonnay Day yesterday (albeit with no Chardonnay) and shares more about the two latest offerings to come out of Vriesenhof’s vineyards, as well as sharing more about the new Sugar-Free Mixer options from popular brand Fitch and Leedes (yah for flattening our curves!)

Both Roodeberg and Steenberg Wine Farms have stepped up to the plate delivering some tasty must-haves – Roodeberg Reserve 2017 with its fruity and chocolatey yumminess and Steenberg’s 2017 Merlot are MUST haves for fireside sipping in the near future.

Jeanique releases single ‘RubixCube’ and Miss SA pageant showcases new look

This week Heather chats exclusively one on one with talented young singer Jeanique, who has just released a brand new single, which she created in collaboration with the local crooner, Daniel Baron. It’s called ‘RubixCube’ and Jeanique shares more about the song, its inspiration and its message.

Heather also shares more about the brand new look and feel for the Miss South Africa pageant, as the organisers are the first in the world to announce how they will be running their pageant this year, and the call to entries is also officially open.

If you are craving something different to eat during the lockdown, then you will want to find out more about the delicious hampers that Chef Luke Dale Roberts is delivering (perfect for a special occasion or a treat) and two new wines are waiting for you after lockdown, the teams at Survivor Wines and Tokara have been hard at work blending new Chardonnay’s to whet your proverbial whistle.

Spotify has just launched a new fun campaign called Listening Together, that aims to encourage people to connect and see who else is listening to the exact same song as them on the app at the same time – very unique and engaging.

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Karma Luna releases new acoustic song cover and RADA tackles bullying

This week Heather chats to local songbird Karma Luna, who has released a powerful acoustic cover of Au/Ra’s ‘Panic Room’ all recorded in isolation at her home. Karma Luna shares more about why the lyrics are so powerful, and why the song means so much to her during this time of lockdown.

RADA, the well known non-profit organisation are focussing on bullying (in all its forms) this May month and Heather shares more about this powerful campaign, why it strikes such a chord with her, and how you can get involved and help out with a worthy cause.

&SCENE is a brand new online platform that aims to keep the arts alive during the lockdown. Showcasing a variety of performances and other awesome goodies like exercise and music lessons, baking classes and kid-centric goodies as well as show nights, concerts and more - this is certainly something you will want to find out more about.

Well-known mixer brand Fitch & Leedes are shaking things up with an epically cool ‘retro’ collection – they also offer sugar-free variants as well, and if you are wanting to whip up some yummy at home cocktails (or mocktails, if, like Heather, you are out of booze) then this is for you!

SA Fashion Week innovates, and Reckitt Benckiser helps others

This week on the show Heather chats with Lucilla Booyzens, the Director of SA Fashion Week about their innovative online shows, as well finding out more about the future of the fashion and design industry in South Africa.

Reckitt Benckiser have partnered with UNAIDS to distribute wellness packs across Africa – and Heather also chats to Kunal Sahgal who is the Marketing Director for Reckitt Benckiser to find out more about this incredible initiative.

It’s a bumper food and wine week this week – today is International Sauvignon Blanc day and the team at Steenberg have some awesome online offers available for wine lovers – make sure to find out more and save on your next Steenberg wine purchase.

Avid wine lover Dan Nicholl has launched a 10 part series covering some of SA’s top sommeliers – from their life stories to their passion for wine and this series, in partnership with Nederburg is not to be missed – find out more on the show today.

Heather shares a unique Spekboom Chutney recipe that local chef Kerry Kilpin has created and also chats more about Stir It Up!, a unique range of locally produced cook in sauces that are not only healthy but also preservative-free and certainly something that everyone should have in their cupboard right now.

And loads more of course, so do tune in and enjoy!

Young singer Yahto Kraft debuts single and an at home SA Cheese Fest…

As lockdown continues, Heather is here with all your stay at home entertainment and lifestyle news, as usual. This week Heather also chats to an incredible young up and coming talent, Yahto Kraft – who you may recognise from your TV screens on The Voice SA in 2019. This promising singer has just released his debut single, called ‘Ugly’ and Heather finds out more.

If you are looking for a vitamin and mineral boost – consider an IV drip, thanks to Vitafuzion, who are not only mobile but have been declared an essential service during this time – I utilise their services about once a month and honestly adore the feeling of knowing that my immune system is as well boosted as it can be.

Cape Country Routes are offering some unbelievable specials on some of their beautiful properties, to encourage South Africans to travel – play and stay local post lockdown of course – if you are planning some local travel – you will want to find out more.

Fitch and Leedes are sharing some awesome ‘Quarantini’ cocktail/mocktail recipes to get your lockdown a little bit spiced up, and the #SACheeseFestival have taken their annual event totally online this weekend – celeb chefs, competitions and way more await you.

If you are braai’ing like a pro during #lockdownsa – then you will be delighted to enter the Middelvlei Wines #BraaibroodtjieChallenge – yes, your toasted sarnie is getting a look in – and could win you an epic prize too!

Don’t forget that you can also win home products from Glad Products to the value of R 270 – so if you want to win some awesome goodies for your kitchen draws, then do make sure to enter by listening in!

Discover Evergreen Manor, Mzansi Masks and at home learning and games…

Three weeks down and two to go – yes, it’s Friday again and Heather is here with all your best (at home) entertainment and lifestyle news and views.

Heather will also be chatting exclusively one on one with the owner of picturesque country venue – Evergreen Manor and Spa in Stellenbosch, Riel Meynhardt – find out why this unique manor house should be on your post lockdown travel list.

It’s all about barrier protection as we survive lockdown, and Heather takes her newly acquired Mzansi Masks out for a spin this week, and she shares about why wearing a mask is important, and what this local start-up is all about.

50 young singers have stepped up to the plate to create an inspirational local music melody to thank our essential workers during this time and local Indian restaurant Thava has stepped up to the plate to cook 300 meals every day for communities in need in Zandspruit – find out more and how you can help out or get involved in this awesome initiative.

Join local comedian Chris Forrest for an awesome online pub quiz every Tuesday and Friday night, and discover 13 brand new games that you and the family can play with your old deck of Uno cards this weekend!

You can expand your wine knowledge with a series of online learning courses thanks to the innovative team at the TOPS at SPAR Wine Show and a new local series called ‘Wine, Dine and Stein’ sees two British brothers, and sons of celeb chef and restaurateur Rick Stein, exploring the Durbanville Wine Valley and getting hands-on at a variety of local estates – the show premieres this weekend on DStv and promises to offer some great at-home entertainment.

Heather is also has a competition running to win home products from Glad Products to the value of R 270 – so if you want to win some awesome goodies for your kitchen draws, then do make sure to enter.

Easter weekend entertainment and Mmasea PeTje shares about ‘Garage Gold’

Just because it’s the Easter weekend, doesn’t mean that your intrepid lifestyle podcaster, Heather Hook, stops sharing what’s cool to do – and even though South Africa is on lockdown, there is still plenty of online and digital goodies to keep you busy.

This week Heather also chats exclusively one on one with the new co-host of ‘Garage Gold’ on DStv Mmasea PeTje about the show – and if you are a motoring enthusiast, then this one is for you.

DStv is certainly keeping up busy this month, thanks to their new pop-up Easter religious channel, as well as the HISTORY Channel, which is airing a bunch of cool and exciting new shows in April.

The internationally acclaimed movie ‘Moffie’ is now available to stream online and DStv box office welcomes the much talked about movie ‘A Million Little Pieces’ on to Box Office this weekend for your viewing pleasure.

You can learn how to cook like a chef with Capsicum Culinary Studio and their 20 part cooking course, learning to cook in the comfort of your own home has never been easier, and well-known auctioneers Strauss & Co are currently hosting an online auction for serious and budding collectors to get their hands on some rare artworks and jewelry.

Heather also has a competition running to win cleaning products from CHUX to the value of R 150 – so if you want to get more hands-on in your home, then make sure to enter.

Best entertainment ideas, and Daniel Baron shares new single…

This week Heather has your week 2 #lockdownsa entertainment ideas to keep you busy, as well as two powerful interviews – the first with Daniel Baron, who has just released a brand new single called ‘All I See’ which truly speaks to the current situation the world is facing right now – as well as to Anti Rhino Poaching activist and founder of NPO, Elise Serffontein to find out more about this incredible initiative.

Local producer Distell has revamped their factories to start producing hand sanitizer for communities in need – an incredible and inspiring decision and Heather shares more about this.

Looking for the best of the best on Netflix? Heather reviews her Top 5 series that she is currently watching or has just completed and why you should add them to your list too.

The RMB Starlight Classics is set to artfully blend a variety of musical styles together to create the ultimate AfroSymphonic celebration heading to M-Net on Easter Monday to keep you enthralled!

A brand new date has been announced for the Johnny Clegg Tribute Show – 18th of July, and of course, this is one event that you don’t want to miss out on – Heather has all your details.

Your Lockdown Low Down – and exploring d’Olyfboom Family Estate…

I have you sorted South Africa – I share some great ideas of things to do in and around your home this week to keep you and the family from going nuts, as we all lockdown for the next little while.

This week I also chat with the owner of d’Olyfboom Family Estate in Paarl, Danny de Witt, more about why this should be on your travel bucket list later in the year. The views are exquisite and I had such an incredible stay there – highly recommended!

From getting the whole family involved in a game of Pictionary Air, to extra FREE programming from MultiChoice, to why getting the kids into the kitchen to get hands-on, and learn some maths and motor skills is a great idea too.

I also share more about Windfall Wine in Robertson, which I also visited recently – they have the coolest little self-catering cottages that will not break the bank, and make the perfect base to explore Robertson and the surrounding areas on your next family trip.

Local company Frost Popsicles have also made all their online product orders 50% off until 24th April, so once lockdown is over – do make sure you get yours, the yummiest little frozen alcoholic treats to keep in your freezer for just about any occasion.

John Tsenoli’s ‘Long Road’ and great things to do at home…

The times they are a-changing friends – the podcast has had to take a slight shift in direction, thanks to the #COVID19 outbreak reaching South Africa, all events have been canceled, but never fear – of course, I will keep you updated with online and at home things to do!

Young up and coming talent John Tsenoli shares about his brand new single ‘Long Road’ complete with video to match, and chat one on one with him exclusively was a certain highlight – this lad has so many great things coming I can’t wait. Really insightful!

I share about two powerful articles that I wrote and shared on my site about the Corona Virus – and staying sane while self-isolating, a sad reality for many of us and of course much more.

If you love bubbly and MCC, then a bottle of Silverthorn Wines MCC Is not to be missed and the team at Kleine Zalze Wines has come home with an incredibly prestigious award all the way from Germany!

If you love good wine AND food, then you will want to find out more about the epic competition that Anthonij Rupert Wyne is running for chefs and foodies – capture a food-related snap and it could be you receiving all of the spoils!

And, last but not least, the Global Citizen Fellowship Program Powered by BeyGOOD 2020 is now open – for 10 entrants under the age of 25 – your future could change thanks to this exclusive program – find out more on this week's podcast.

Moffie film, weekend entertainment ideas and more..

This week Heather chats exclusively to Kai Luke Brummer, the lead actor from the highly acclaimed Moffie Film, which is out on circuit today and is set to shake things up in movie theatres countrywide. The movie outlines not only the brutality and torment faced by SA army conscripts but even harder to be a gay man in the army in the 80s.

This weekend is chock full of entertainment – Johannesburg listeners are in for a treat with Don Quixote ballet which opens on the Joburg Theatre stage this weekend and Suddenly the Storm, Paul Slabolepszy’s highly acclaimed award-winning play, returns for a limited three-week season at The Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino

Well known Cape Town eatery, Bobo’s, has had a revamp and a refresh and is worth popping in if you are in the area, while Witchery Fashion has created an incredible, exclusive, ladies-only workspace in the heart of Rosebank that you want to find out more about!

If you love the music of rock band Smokie, then you will want to make sure you have your tickets in hand for their gig at Time Square later this month, and Shirley Valentine (based on the movie) heads to the boards at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Montecasino – this feel-good play stars local actress Natasha Sutherland and promises to be a treat.

If you love the music of Prince, then the Prince tribute show is making its debut in Cape Town in May, and you will want to make sure that you have your tickets in hand to see 1999: The Ultimate Prince Experience when it lands, direct from overseas.

The Johannesburg Cap Classique and Champagne Festival is back at Inanda Club in April and Heather shares more PLUS you can stand a chance to WIN a set of double tickets valued at R 790 – make sure to find out what you need to do!

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