Shopping in Sandton – February 2012

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Contents:
Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
All Gone ~ The Checkout

Be a Modern Hero
– Donate Blood!

Give at Game Shopping Centre, Fourways Boulevard, Opposite Fourways Mall Phone:
011 467-0738  / 082 467-8408

Links to Other Pages:
Megaplex Home – Overview of Shops, Facilities, and Accommodation in Northern Sandton.

Shopping Centres in Sunninghill:
The Square
Sunninghill Village
Sunhill Shopping Centre
Chilli Lane Shopping Centre

Do you need a new venue for your book club, coffee morning, ladies lunches?

Chislehurst is situated in a quiet, leafy suburb of Rivonia, and the tranquil outdoor setting under the lovely thatched lapa provides exactly what you need for a private, fun occasion.

We offer whatever catering you require, from cupcakes to caviar! The venue cost varies according to time required, but you can guarantee it won’t break the bank. We are very flexible and will work around your requirements.

Jenny 083 271 5958

Shopping Centres in Bryanston:
Riverside Shopping Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Hobart Grove Centre

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead SuperValue Centre
Woodmead Commercial Park
Woodmead Retail Park
Woodmead Square
Dunwoody Centre
Kelvin Village
The Bridge, Buccleuch
Other Shops and Shopping in Woodmead

Home of Beauty
Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in Bryanston

Experienced therapist specialising in Hot Stone Massage and Antaneea in a quiet and cosy space. Other beauty therapies available: Facials, Pedicure, manicure, slimming, chakra balance.

Ladies Only!
Call Rita 082-210-0606

Shopping Centres and Shops in and near Rivonia:
Rivonia Square
Rivonia Village Centre
Rivonia Junction
Mutual Mews
Early Dawn Mall
Shops in Central Rivonia
Shops in Northern Rivonia
Cambridge Crossing
Petervale Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in
Greater Morningside:

Morningside Shopping Centre
The Wedge, Morningside
Morning Glen Mall
90 Degrees on Rivonia
Morning View
Shops in the Morningside Area

Restaurants:
Restaurants in Rivonia,
Codfather Village of Restaurants,
Restaurant reviews for Rivonia
Morningside Restaurant reviews

Other Places of Interest:
Sandspruit Hiking Trail,
Ernest Ullmann Park Recreation Centre,
Montrose Nursery Garden Centre and Gia's Coffee Shop

Pizza Perfect / Burger Perfect - Upper Level, Morning Glen Mall

The "Perfect" place for salads, subs, pasta, pizza, burgers, chips, soft drinks. Open 10:00-21:00 every day. Free delivery of orders R60 and up within 3 km. Brandon: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Breakfast for a Fuss-Free Morning

You've hit the snooze button one too many times and before you know it you have 15 minutes to shower, dress, eat, and hit the city traffic. What's the first thing you skip? Breakfast! Yet a nutritious breakfast is essential to provide you with the energy for a long day ahead. Here are 5 quick nutritious breakfast tips for a fuss-free morning.

Monday: High fibre bread with peanut butter Pop a slice of whole-grain bread, seed loaf or rye into the toaster. Spread over it about 1 t (teaspoon) low-fat peanut butter, and top with 1 small sliced banana.

Tuesday: High fibre cereal with milk or yoghurt Super easy! Try a range of cereals like All-bran Flakes or Special K. Be creative and sprinkle with mixed nuts, finely diced dry fruit, or small fresh fruits like berries.

Wednesday: Instant oats. Just add water. Add 2 t dried cranberries, half a grated apple, or a sprinkle of cinnamon for flavour.

Thursday: Fruit Smoothie. If the city traffic means you sit in your car for long periods of time, why not make your breakfast to go? The night before, blend 1 cup low-fat yoghurt (preferred flavour) with 1 cup seasonal fruit (think mango, kiwi, or strawberries) with 1 small banana (helps with the texture of the smoothie). Add low-fat/skim milk to achieve a desired consistency, and refrigerate. Pour into a suitable bottle (a good idea is to use a travel mug with a removable yet sealable lid).

Friday: Yoghurt Trifle. Prepare a colourful yoghurt trifle the night prior. In a glass bowl, alternate layers of ½ cup muesli, 1 cup low-fat yoghurt, and 1 cup chopped fresh seasonal fruit. Refrigerate for the next morning.

Thanks to Monique dos Santos, the new Dietitian in Early Dawn Mall, Rivonia Boulevard (Cell 072 381 5282), for this article!

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Unusual Professions

"Mum, what's your profession?"
"I'm a Gynae-Ecologist."
"What do you do?"
"I look after the health of Mother Earth."

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Registered Dietitian, Shop 13 in Early Dawn Mall – Get your body in shape with the correct diet. At Rivonia Medical Suites (Drs Cadderton & Smart).
  • Lucky Moo, Shop 13 in Rivonia Village – "Yum Yum Chinese Food". Eat there or get local delivery.
  • La Palma Pizzeria in Codfather Village of Restaurants – Crispy, thin based pizza and the best pastas in Johannesburg.
  • The Wardrobe, Shop 50 in Woodmead Retail Park has become UV MAN – Unisex formal and casual wear.
  • Tenants are moving back into the renovated Grosvenor Crossing and at present comprise FishAways, Steers, Video Spot, Debonairs Pizza, PostNet, Fish Diner, The Laundry Room, Kung Fu Kitchen, Zilly's Restaurant, Basil Elk Real Estate, and Love Hair.
  • Morning Glen Mall is about to get Bontlelicious (Ethnic Hair Salon opening 1 March), Kiyato Japanese Sushi Restaurant (1 March), Mr Price Home and Weekend (to open end March).  Capitec Bank has a new look and more spacious premises.

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Restaurant & Movie Review Back to top

*** Ocean Basket and ***** "Material", Fourways Mall, Fourways

We stopped at Ocean Basket for a bite before going to see the newly-released film, "Material".

The seafood platter for one, with stir-fried vegetables on the side, was a good choice as it provided me with fish and Judith with seafood, which she enjoyed.  The fish was salty, despite our request for no salt, and the requested crispy chips had to be sent back to be crisped properly.  Otherwise a good meal.

And the film?  "Material" is the best we've seen in a long time: Riaad Moosa's stand-up comedy had us in stitches, contrasted with the dramatic conflict with his staid father maintaining traditional values and a family feud. The resolution was truly heartwarming.  Look out for the canny granny!

Riaad is "South Africa's best Islamic comedian –possibly South Africa's only Islamic comedian!  He says: "People ask me where I get my material, and I always say 'at the Oriental Plaza, where you get great deals'."

Contact Details for Ocean Basket, Fourways are on our page of Restaurant Reviews for Sandton.

Funny Language, English...

You break a chair: Bad thing.  You fix the chair: Good thing.

You break the news: Good thing.  You fix the news: Bad thing. 

Please Give R10 to Guide Dogs for the Blind! SMS 'SEE' to 38051

Gone, not yet Forgotten... Back to top

  • Mary: Toys and Gift Shop, Shop 04 in The Wedge, Morningside – Exclusive French and European-made toys and gifts.
  • Si Si Restaurant (pizza, handmade pasta, meat and fish, handmade desserts) and Kok-Teyl-Bahr (Cocktail Bar) in Codfather Village of Restaurants.
  • In Morning Glen Mall: Safrelec Green Energy – Turnkey energy solutions. Chavy's Boutique – Ladies' fashion: Shepard & Dave. Sultan Gallery – Direct Importer of Persian Rugs & Kilims. Frontrow Footwear – Stylish ladies' and men's shoe boutique. Bryce Exclusive Wear – Mostly men's clothing but also some for women. Flower Market – Florists next to Woolworths on the First Floor.
  • In Benmore Gardens Shopping Centre: Indique Furnishings, Basement – Home, Decor, Interior & Furniture. Mr Kwik – Shoe repairs. Zip repairs. Key cutting & locks. Security. Simply Mac – Audio/Electronic, PC, Cellphone & Photo. Anat – Restaurant & Coffee Shop. Halaal Fast Food. Upper Case Luggage – Travel Luggage & Leather. Euphoria – Cosmetics, Original fragrances. Funky Fish – Jewellery & Accessories for "young women" from 10 years old. Gallery G / Benmore Art Gallery – Arts, Antiques, Gifts, Picture Framing. Scarab Jewellery Design Studio – Jewellery & Accessories. Mozart Express – Confectionery & Treats.

Getting Help

Julius was feeling out of sorts.  He confided to Floyd: "Every time we go into another hearing I keep seeing coloured lights in front of my eyes."

"Have you seen a psychiatrist?"

"No, just the lights ..."

Don't Frack Up the Karoo - avoid Shell..
Renewable Energy is People's Power – Join Earthlife Africa!

Your Automatic Gate Could be Easy to Open from Outside!  Back to top

We made an interesting security discovery last week: It is easy to force the green plastic lid off the Centurion gate motor (a very popular type) even when locked.  Burglars then simply press a button on the top of the motor and, hey presto, the gate opens!  No need to lift the gate off its rails, no need to climb the fence...

We now have a brand new anti-theft bracket on our motor.

Would you like one too?  Only R750 fitted.  e-mail us.

The Checkout: Out of Ice-Cream ... Again!

"Dad, listen, there's the ice-cream truck!"

"Yeah, dad, buy us an ice-cream!"

"Sorry kids, they've run out."

"Aaah, c'mon Dad, how do you know?"

"They always play that tune when they've run out of ice-cream, to warn people."

Your name in print!  Would you like to contribute a shop- or restaurant review, a joke, or something else for this Newsletter?  Please e-mail us.  You will get full credit (unless you want anonymity).  Reach 3623 shoppers and shop-owners: Advertise in this newsletter!  Editor: Rick Raubenheimer.


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