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Good Housekeeping South Africa

Good Housekeeping South Africa

May/June 2020
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Aimed at women who are looking to find quality and value in every aspect of their lives, Good Housekeeping and Afrikaans edition, Goeie Huishouding, offer them tried and trusted content that will inspire all areas of their busy lives from health and wellness to food and fitness, beauty and home to personal style and parenting. Good Housekeeping’s editorial promise is to offer ‘tried, tested and trusted’ content, underpinned by the Good Housekeeping Seal of Approval. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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in this issue

2 min.
home sweet home

First, and most importantly, how are you doing? It’s difficult to process just how much our lives have been turned upside down these past few weeks. If ever there has been a time to feel grateful for our homes and our families it is now. Each day of this lockdown I have felt my privilege: my (grown-up) kids, husband and I under the same roof; a comfy home with various rooms so we can escape one another if needed; a garden that I can step into to enjoy the autumn sunlight; and a well-stocked freezer and grocery cupboard. More than ever, this lockdown has highlighted the value of our homes as sanctuaries; our own special place that provides refuge in times of trouble. So it seems fitting that for this issue our…

1 min.
the goods

It’s been quite a change in mind-set not having to get dressed to go into the office each morning. I’ve been grateful for comfortable clothes, like my blue-and-white-striped cotton shirt from Miladys. It has a bit of a holiday feel about it too – a nice bonus! From 399, Miladys Our family routine of gathering every evening for a couple of games of Monopoly Deal during lockdown has been a life-saver. This game is fun and fast – and will bring out the property mogul in you. R699, Takealot I bought this throw just before lockdown when it was on special. It’s cotton, so has a nice weight – perfect for Netflix binges on the couch. R599, Superbalist Photography: Julian Goldswain. supplied. Hair and Makeup: Reneé de Wit and Danielle van Cuyck, both…

1 min.
the good list

R59,99 HAPPY DAYS We think this planter from Sheet Street could do with a head of leafy green hair! R179 TURKISH TASTE The Cotton Company brings Turkish cotton towels, throws and scarves to our shores in a perfectly curated collection of colours and patterns. This gorgeous item can be used as a hand towel, tea towel or napkin. R75 each BUTTER ME UP These luxurious and fragrant body butters from Poetry are inspired by exotic destinations. R185 LOVE BOMBS Put the party into your gin cocktail with this elegant pack of Botanical Bombs infusions. It makes a great host gift too! Available at Bar Keeper. R79 each FRUITY FUN Head to Nifty Gifts for the coolest buys – like these lunchbox coolers. Just pop them in the freezer and slip one into a lunchbox to keep the cold chain…

2 min.
reneé de wit my best beauty buys

1. Leave-in Conditioner BALMAIN LEAVE-IN CONDITIONING SPRAY (R545) ‘This is a great product for the whole family to use. I use it to detangle my girls’ hair and to add some extra shine to my locks. It also smells incredible!’ 2. Body Butter ECO DIVA #DIVAGLOWSHIMMER BODY BUTTER (R440) ‘This product multitasks as a body butter and shimmer, plus it offers UVA and UVB protection and protects skin against free-radical damage. My girls love it because it has a slight shimmer and smells like heaven.’ 3. Foundation 3. CHANEL ULTRA LE TEINT ULTRAWEAR ALL-DAY COMFORT FLAWLESS FINISH FOUNDATION (R945) – which is a staple for me regardless of the season – is ultra-lightweight and long-wearing, and I never have to do any retouching despite having oily skin.’ 4. Tinted Sunscreen DERMEDEN DAY PROTOCOLE ANTI-AGEING MEDIUM TINTED DAY CREAM (R920) a -…

9 min.
food, fashion, fun! with lorna maseko

Born in the township of Alexandra to a taxi-owner father and a secretary mother, Lorna Maseko found her first passion when she slipped on a pair of ballet shoes at the age of nine. Her resulting dance career (and hard work) took her around the world for international competitions, and culminated in her making dance history when she starred as Kitri in Don Quixote, becoming one of South Africa’s first two ballet dancers of colour (along with Andile Ndlovu) to perform a leading role on a professional stage. Lorna went on to star in other leading roles, but she couldn’t shake the feeling that she wanted to do more, so in 2007 she left ballet behind to pursue her next dream: TV. Despite not progressing past the top 10 of SABC…

1 min.
giving back

R1 from the sale of every print issue of this magazine will be donated to Lorna’s new charity, the Bophelo Foundation, set up to help children realise their dreams. ‘I recently launched the Bophelo Foundation, of which I’m the chairperson, and we’ve selected 15 children from Alexandra and Soweto who will train and go through exams and some productions. ‘It’s a cause close to my heart because ballet taught me discipline and perseverance and let me excel in my life. I travelled for the first time with ballet, I got to see the world and got out of the township’s surroundings. I’m so excited to see the kids flourish. They might not be dancers one day – they might end up being accountants or celebrity chefs – but the whole…