Roald Dahl fans have something to look forward to with the release on Netflix of four adaptations of his short stories by celebrated filmmaker Wes Anderson.
The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar (39 minutes), with Ralph Fiennes and Ben Kingsley among others, was the first and is an entertaining adaptation of Dahl's short story about a rich man who hears about a guru who can see without his eyes. He wants to master the skill of seeing through cards and winning at the gambling table. The original story was based on the life of Pakistani mystic Kuda Bux, who claimed he could see without his eyes.
The other releases are The Swan (17 minutes), about a brilliant young boy being ruthlessly bullied; The Rat Catcher (17 minutes), about a professional rodent killer with a clever plan to outwit his prey; and Poison (17 minutes), about the toxicity of racism.
The pace is fast and furious as Anderson tells the stories by letting the cast recite Dahl’s words while acting them out. Never a dull moment.
Boerewors-flavoured two-minute noodles used to be my daughter's guilty pleasure. But now, thanks to TikTok, the obsession is for everything Korean. Nongshim Ramen is the holy grail. And I found it at the wonderful HelloAsia! in Sea Point. (I bought it instore, but I see there is an online shopping portal too.)
R22 for a packet.
Futurewear, a collab between Pick n Pay Clothing, acclaimed designer @gavinrajah and innovative local creators, gives the public access to designer clothes at accessible prices.
Since September 20, the exciting young designer Cinani Nhlapo's five-piece range has been available online and at 40 Pick n Pay Clothing stores.
This is the same initiative which made international trademarks like Uniqlo popular.
I love so-called Swedish dishcloths. They are soft and pliable — basically a very thin sponge. They’re super-absorbent and can pick up the tiniest of crumbs. I keep a stack on my kitchen counter and use them instead of paper towels.
The Eco Range cloths are made from 100% renewable resources and contain no petroleum or other fossil fuel products. And they last forever. I am still using the stash my cousin brought me from Germany at least five years ago. (The unbleached parchment baking paper in the range is also great.)
R155 for five at Yuppiechef.
Skinny laMinx is having a 20%-off sale on its archived stock. If you don't know this glorious South African brand started by Heather Moore in 2018, check it out and turn your frown upside down.
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