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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Zozibini Tunzi takes the crown, Salsify Sundays and more…

Taking home the prestigious Miss SA crown is none other than the beautiful Zozibini Tunzi, who hails from the Eastern Cape – she was crowned in a glittering pageant last week Friday – and Heather shares more about our new Miss South Africa.

Salsify at The Roundhouse in Camps Bay are launching their Salsify Sunday’s and this Sunday afternoon lunch – with our without wine pairing is not to be missed – great food, stunning views and THE place to catch up with friends and family.

Opstal Farm in Rawsonville have just announced that they have 5 beautiful cottages with unparalleled views now open on their farm, so why not make a weekend of it and take the family away for a much needed break?

Heather gets her Greek on at well-known Joburg takeaway/restaurant Soul Souvlaki and Capetonians are in for a treat with Master Chef Australia runner-up 2017 Ben Ungermann, who will be hosting a decadent desserts Masterclass on 25th August!

Beautiful Brahman Hills in KZN are now serving a tasty and well-priced Sunday lunch offering not to be missed, and Heather shares more about her participation in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge to raise funds for our Special Olympics team – and Ultra Dance Music Festival 2020 has just announced its dates and tickets go on sale too!

No show would be complete without a few giveaways – Heather has tickets to the opening night of Rock of Ages taking place at Montecasino’s Teatro to give away – make sure to enter for this high powered musical extravaganza – and it could be you!

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Guitar magic, great food and a new Miss SA…

This week is, as usual, filled with awesome things to do around beautiful South Africa. Heather also chats with heartthrob guitar virtuoso Corneille Hutten from CH2 guitar duo to find out more about their magical melodies!

Tonight sees the crowning of our new Miss SA and Heather is, of course, heading through to Time Square to catch all the action and see who will take home the title of most beautiful women in South Africa.

Well known Amex Dining Awards have announced a new look and feel in their 21st anniversary year, and this Sunday is Potjiekos Sunday at well known Middlevlei wines in Calitzdorp – yummy!

Good food and wine come standard om this podcast – and newly opened Bistro Dolce Vita in Morningside is a must-visit, while De Kranz wines announce the date for their annual Blossom Festival and Volkswagen announce a new car and a new urban city playground that is not to be missed out on!

Competitions of course abound, and no show would be complete without a few giveaways – Heather has tickets to the opening night of ballroom extravaganza ‘Burn The Floor’ to give away valued at R 520 per set, as well as case of Angel’s Tears wine – thanks to the team at Grande Provence. Make sure you enter both these competitions and it could be you!

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Fridays have never looked this good

Heather is back with all your latest news and happenings on what to do and where to go this weekend and into next week ahead of Women’s Day next Friday.

Having spent a few days relaxing in the KZN Midlands at Brahman Hills this is, of course, a top pick of Heather’s to spoil that someone special and Heather shares more about her visit.

Newly opened contemporary design, art and workspace The Design Assemblage is a super cool spot to check out in Illovo, and if you are looking for a chilled workspace when you are in the area, do pop in and pay them a visit.

Of course good food features and Heather shares about the new winter menu that has just launched at InterContinental Johannesburg Sandton Towers Atrium Restaurant and also shares about some awesome soups that are lined up at Constantia Glen for Women’s Day on 9th August. Steenberg is also hosting a series of creative events for the ladies this August at their Steenberg by Night Series and Heather shares more about what’s on and how you can get your creative juices flowing.

Next week sees local muso Cito taking centre stage at Calexico for their monthly storyteller evenings and if music is your thing – then Standard Bank Joy of Jazz September dates should be diarised post haste, Heather shares about that too, as well as the upcoming Superhero Supersterre Showcase that sees some of SA’s top artists coming together for a good cause – kids with Cancer.

What’s happening around SA – your entertainment go to…

Heather is back with the best of the best (of course) this weekend and into next week… ‘Dead Tinder Society’ is a laugh a minute for anyone used to dating in their 30’s and 40’s and is currently on at Pieter Toerien Theatre in Monte.

Local Comedian Ndumiso Lindi is currently on stage in Sandton with ‘Boys Don’t Cry in July’ and ‘The Current War’ movie hits the big screen this weekend – 1890 and war to be the first man to share electricity across the globe is on!
Good food come standard on this show – and Tsogo Sun are pulling out all the stops with their truffle and wine pairing evening and Café Del Sol go Flambe with their hands-on cooking classes – yay!
One of my faves – Saint Restaurant – is serving an incredible lunch in honour of ‘Cupcakes of Hope” and Rock of Ages is heading our way in September – yay!!

Heather loves to give things away – and up for grabs this week… a R 500 dining voucher to spoil that someone special at La Rosa Mexican in Montecasino a R 1000 Gift Card to have fun at Gold Reef City and 5 sets of double tickets valued at R 520 each to the opening night of Burn The floor as well!

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Weekend wonders, good food and good fun…

Heather is back with all of your Friday feels – and the best lifestyle, food and entertainment news you could possibly think of – and also a one on one exclusive interview with Gemma Marinus, founder of Born to Perform platform for talented kids who are bringing their annual Shine! Showcase to life again in September at Montecasino.

Meet your Miss SA Top 16 and if you would love to enter Tropika Island of Treasure Season 9 as a contestant and meet the celebs that you could compete with then you need to find out more!

The iconic Bosjes Kapel in Breede River Valley has just snapped up an architectural award and if you are looking for an awesome, and budget-conscious lunch, then SALT@PaulCluver in Elgin is the place to be for tasty food and wine.

If you love the thrill of epic roller coaster rides then make sure to check out Gold Reef City’s #DareToRide promo – and while you are there, scoop up your Gift Card and never need cash in the city again!

Heather chats with Gemma Marinus about Born to Perform’s 4th iteration of Shine! taking place at The Teatro Montecasino in September – and how the show and the school have evolved over the last few years.

12 Apostles, Turbine Art Fair & Penny For A Laugh

Your weekend is looking up, as Heather shares all the best events and things on the go in your city!

Capetonians are in for a treat this winter at the 12 Apostles Hotel who are offering some cost-saving winter warmer ideas and activities this July and August.

Heather is looking forward to attending this weekends Turbine Art Fair - which is in a brand new venue in Illovo - if you love or collect art then this is for you!

Penny Appeal is running an incredible fundraising initiative with a Penny For A Laugh comedy festival countrywide to raise funds for 'Çhildren of The World' and is set to feature some of SA's funniest people.

If you love Secret Eats and dining out in style - then make sure to find out what the team have planned for the July events.

Keeping with food Heather shares the dates for this year's Appetite Fest which is back for its second year and promises to be bigger and better with loads more awesome activities, demonstrations and tasting planned.

If you love giveaways as much as Heather does, then you can stand a chance to win tasty Da Luca Prosecco AND tickets to see world-class production Stomp! in Cape Town and Joburg too

Winter warmers ideas, wine and art…

It's gotten a little chilly this week – but never fear as Heather is here with all your latest lifestyle news to warm you up this weekend, and is also chatting to the fabulously talented Lelo Ramasimong, who recently starred on The Voice SA making it to the Top 10 and who will also be starring in the panto at Joburg Theatre a bit later this year, as the Good Fairy in Jack and The Beanstalk!

Meet the Miss South Africa pageant judges as Heather shares more about the selection process and the selection of the Top 16 which will be happening next week. You can keep warm in Cape Town with Balance Wines at Overhex as they launch their new pizza and wine pairing tasting (yay for pizza and wine) and if you are in Durban – make sure to check our Rich Durban, recently voted as one of the World’s finest clubs, and for good reason too…

Joburg folk there is loads on the cards for you too – from a wonderful Winter High Tea at The Palazzo Hotel, to Joburg Ballet’s Unbound now on at Joburg Theatre and sing along to all your fave Simon and Garfunkel hits with ‘Here’s to You’ now on at The Pieter Toerien Theatre in Monte.

Dates to diarise include the 7th annual RMB Turbine Art Fair – moving to a new venue this year, and you can win tickets to see STOMP! The exhilarating musical in Cape Town and Joburg as well. Tune in to find out more!

Fashion, film and fabulous food abound…

It’s a fun-filled week ahead – and Heather has all your must know details of course, as well as two exclusive one on one interviews with Adrian Lazaraus from Bokeh Film and Fashion Festival and chef Jackie Righi-Boyd from the fab local hangout Dolci Café in Craighall – good food!

Comedy shows, a select Storyteller evening with local musician Zakes at Calexico and even a Belgian Beer and Food pairing at Café del Sol Botanico in Bryanston feature in this weeks episode.

In it to WIN it with Heather – tickets to see the opening night of “Here’s To You’ the Simon & Garfunkel show at Montecasino valued at R 800 as well as a case of Kunjani Wine is up for grabs – as well as a set of 4 family tickets to see the beautiful ‘Unbound’ ballet from Joburg Ballet at Joburg Theatre – both valued at over R 1000 each!

An award winning film, fitness fun and tasty treats…

Just because it’s the middle of winter doesn’t mean you need to be stuck for things to do – Heather has all your need to know info and news on cool things to do this week – and she is also chatting one on one with local filmmaker Kate D’hotman who recently took home an award for her short film ‘Lifes A Drag’ at the SundanceTV Film Festival.

Great food and beautiful places to visit and stay warm are featured including Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar and Middlevlei’s ‘Boerebraai’ in the Cape, and of course Disney On Ice has finally arrived in Joburg and Heather shares more, as well as about the upcoming Chocolate Festival in Cape Town and the 2nd annual Fibo Global Fitness Africa Festival heading our way a bit later in the year for all those fitness buffs!

Don’t forget that you can WIN with Heather too – a case of Kunjani Wine is up for grabs – as well as a set of 4 family tickets to see the beautiful ‘Unbound’ ballet from Joburg Ballet at Joburg Theatre – both valued at over R 1000 each!

Polo at Inanda Club, Beautiful Ballet and Joyful Jazz…

Just in time for your Youth Day long weekend – Heather has all you need to know info on what’s on the go – as well as chatting one on one with Craig James from the Inanda Club about this week’s polo match not to be missed – The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup – which will see African teams competing for the trophy this Sunday 16th June!

From beautiful ballet with Joburg Ballet to a ballet movie about the life of Rudolf Nureyev to Jazz on The Hill at the beautiful Four Seasons The Westcliff – there are loads coming up in the next few weeks.

Heather also shares about food festival Proe’toria that will be back in August as well as Mo Magic who will be back at The Auto and General Theatre in Sandton really soon – and of course a whole bunch more…

Don’t forget that you can WIN a set of 4 family tickets to see Disney on Ice in your city valued at R 1100 per set – find out more on the show.

Disney On Ice, Good Food, Good Wine and More…

Heather is back and ready to share about all you need to know on events and goings on countrywide this weekend and into next week!

She is chatting exclusively with Hazel Feldman from Feld Entertainment about Disney on Ice which is back for the school holidays, and heading to Pretoria this year too!

Then highly anticipated Tops at Spar #WINEderland festival is back this weekend at Montecasino and is set to impress all wine lovers in Jozi with their fabulous activities and interactive workshops.

Capetonians – Heather shares the best spots to grab a great value and wholesome meal in the Mother City – and one of them involves homemade pasta – need she say more!

Silverstar is heating up your winter entertainment this holiday – and if a good laugh is up your alley – then find out more about the ‘One Night Stands’ Comedy Festival heading to Theatre on The Square in August!

Winner winner – make sure you find out how to win tickets to Disney On Ice, Whisky and Gin Live and The Cell C Inanda Africa Cup polo – these are not to be missed!

It’s a Wine Wonderland with Juliet Cullinan and tons more…

It’s the weekend – and what better way to get started, than with the latest events and goings on news from our intrepid lifestyle expert, Heather Hook!

This week Heather chats one on one Juliet Cullinan from the Juliet Cullinan Standard Bank Wine Festival to find out more about this event, now in its 29th year, which is taking place next week.

From the latest news on The #ComeDineSA season finale show to musical evenings at Calexico to the Tops at Spar Wine Show and yummy Mexican food at the newly opened La Rosa Mexican Grill in Time Square – Heather has you sorted!

She also shares about some incredible events coming our way later this year including Prime Fest and Disney on Ice to name a few – and check out the awesome ticket give away to see local comedian Mark Banks at The Pieter Toerien Theatre as well.

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