Finds of the week


Finds of the week

Here are some products that can enhance your life.

  • 30 June 2023
  • Lifestyle
  • 2 min to read
  • article 15 of 19


Triangle of Sadness (on Showmax) is an excellent satirical black comedy that I highly recommend.

Carl and Yaya, an influencer couple, are invited to join a cruise on a luxury yacht with the super-rich. The situation takes an unexpected turn when a devastating storm hits.

Yaya is played by Charlbi Dean Kriek, the South African model who died of sepsis in New York on August 29 last year, shortly after the movie was released.


Every now and then a book takes my breath away. Karen Dudley’s third cookbook, Onwards, is one of them.

She was previously the owner of The Kitchen, a tiny restaurant in Woodstock where Michelle Obama enjoyed a meal when she was in Cape Town.

This cookbook is on another level. Each recipe is extraordinary in terms of her flavour combinations, which come from countries such as India,  Korea and Thailand. Absolutely delightful.


Bored of those Woolworths black and white shopper bags? Or finding new ways to fold and store the paper bags from Food Lover's Market or Spar?

Then support one of South Africa’s most distinctive outlets that has always only sold Made-in-SA products: Big Blue.

I’m crazy about their shoppers: sustainable and stylish from R50 to R150. The Tretchis have the highest price tag because they are made by Vlad’s granddaughters at the Tretchikoff Foundation, but you might prefer the Marmite, Zambuk or Chappies designs.


With this stainless steel hydro flask you can enjoy your first cup of tea or coffee in bed without having to brave the cold.

It has double-wall vacuum insulation and keeps your drink cold for up to 24 hours. Hot drinks stay hot for 12 hours when the lid is properly closed.

At R999 it is the first three-cup flask that is small enough to fit in your handbag and carry with you all day.


If you have a Jack Russell like I do, you will know everything about dog hair. Everywhere.

This rubber broom from Addis is fantastic for carpets (rather than tiles, which it’s actually made for). It picks up every single dog hair. I also use it on my couch.

It costs R165 at Takealot.

♦ VWB ♦

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