Shopping in Sandton – October 2012

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Welcome ~ New Shops
Restaurant Review
Renovating ~ The Checkout

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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 and near Bryanston:
Nicolway Shopping Centre
Coachman's Crossing
Grosvenor Crossing
Hobart Grove Centre
Bryanston Shopping Centre
Riverside Shopping Centre
Hurlingham Pick 'n Pay Centre
Bryanpark Shopping Centre

Shopping Centres in the Woodmead area:
Wendywood Centre
Woodmead Value Mart
Woodmead Super Value 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 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. Johnny: 011 656-0652, e-mail

Fun Day: "Barefoot Bowls" & Braai Lunch on Sunday 18th November:

At the Morningside Country Club, 1 De La Rey Rd, Rivonia, this will be a Fun Day in aid of Democratic Alliance Ward 109 (Morningside Manor, Wendywood, Marlboro and northern Alexandra).

Registration starts at 10.00.  Barefoot Bowls will teach you how to play the Game from 10.30 to 13.00.  Non-Bowlers may join us for lunch. Music will be playing and after lunch you get to try out the bowling skills you just learned. Only 120 persons can be accommodated to learn bowls (another 80 friends and spouses can join us for lunch).

Pricing: Bowls players, including lunch Braai Pack Options as follows: 1: Sirloin Steak & Boerewors, R140. Option 2: Steak, Chicken Thigh & Lamb Chop, R160. Option 3: Boerewors Roll, R110.00. Option 4: Chicken Prego Roll, R120.00.  Lunch costs include Pap, Gravy, Rice, salad in season, buttered roll, all cutlery, braai tongs, serviettes and crockery.  Friends not bowling but visiting for lunch only, deduct R50.00 per options for lunch.  Drinks are available from the club bar.

Book and pay not later than 15 November with Neil 083 652 2640 or Rick 082 389 3482, or e-mail

Hot and Sweaty?  It is the "Summer Bizz Super Special"

at Dads&Lads Barber Shop on the LOWER LEVEL for Dads and Lads Hair cuts from Monday to Friday. Come together and receive 15% discount. on your haircuts!  No Appointment Required!  Open 7 days a week in Sunninghill Village Basement. Call Fay 011 803-5015.

New on the Block  Back to top

  • Nedbank, Upper Level in The Wedge, Morningside is closing on 3 November, moving to Morning Glen Mall and opening there on the upper level near Capitec Bank on 5 November.
  • Willo Tree Boutique, Shop 37A, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – Ladies' boutique – unique imported clothing at affordable prices.
  • Luxury Curtain and Décor, Shop 18, Lower Level in Morning Glen Mall – haberdashery, ground floor, opposite MICA opening 01 October 2012.
  • Vilai-Lai Thai Massage in Morning Glen Mall  moved upstairs and opened on the 5th of October in much bigger premises in Shop 72 next to Kiyota Sushi.
  • The Deli store, Shop 51-54, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall –Kosher Butchery opening 1 November, next to Mooz Bros opposite Woolies.
  • C & C Sushi has become Rejoice Sushi Bar, Shop 19 in Bryanpark Shopping Centre – Japanese and Chinese food: Sushi, spring roll, rice, chow mein (noodles); chicken, beef, vegetarian, pork, prawn. No cards accepted. Open 11:00-22:00 daily.
  • Lotters Pine Furniture had not in fact closed, but moved from Woodmead Value Mart to Shop G2 (Building G) in Woodmead Commercial Park – Old cottage furniture, genuine Oregon pine, beds, suites, cupboards, kids furniture, cots, special furniture to order.
  • Solomons Bedding, Shop AC, Building A in Woodmead Commercial Park – Stockists of all mattress and base sets except Sealy: Cloud Nine, Genessi, Grafton Everest, Night & Day, Rest Assured. Open M-F 08:30-16:30, Sat 08:30-14:00.
  • Bryanston Shopping Centre is undergoing a massive refurbishment and the open-air Fountain Court is being covered.  All shops are open and Engineers who like shopping on a building site will enjoy it.  The refurbishment is due to be completed soon.

High-end fashion jewellery. Silver, pearls and gemstones for all occasions.

Shop D9, Hobart Grove Centre, Bryanston. 011 7075268

Odd Jobs

Laggard: One who lags, that is, a tradesman who insulates your pipes and geyser, very slowly.

Restaurant Review by Judith Back to top

***** Tandoori Oven Restaurant, Bryan Park Centre, Grosvenor and Cumberland Roads, Bryanston

Not the warmest night out but with sporting events gluing everyone to their screen, it meant a quiet night out!  A friendly restaurant which is very conscious of its cultural links.  Small and set in the corner, it seems to be the only restaurant here.  We settled for hot chocolate and Du Toitskloof Sauvignon Blanc, then ordered cheese samoosas.  These were very tasty and made in the traditional flat triangle style.

This was followed by us sharing a half Tandoori chicken accompanied by a garlic naan.  The chicken was wonderful - succulent and accompanied by salad.  The naan was just right.

All together a worthwhile experience with friendly service and plenty of time to talk and enjoy the evening.  I can recommend them.

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Green Tip – Washing Balls

Laundry balls (or washing balls) are available from your local hardware shop or Verimark at around R60.  They claim to allow you to do up to 1000 loads of washing without detergents, saving you a fortune in washing powder and reducing the amount of phosphates you end up dumping into the rivers.  We are now on our second one, the first having been chewed up by the Labrador when the ball fell off the window-sill where it was being sunned.  Do they work?  Well, yes, they appear to, though you still need stain remover (as you would with detergent).  How do they work?  The makers of washing balls make varied pseudo-scientific claims, none of which have any scientific validity.  It seems that, if they work better than using plain water, it is the pounding action of the ball, much like our ancestors used to beat the washing on the rocks in the river.  You might get the same effect using golf balls.  The corollary is that the washing-machine is doing the washing, and the claims of washing-powder makers are exaggerated: If you feel that laundry balls are just a placebo, you can certainly cut down on your washing-powder without ill effect on your laundry, and thereby benefit the environment.

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Funny Language, English... (do not try this at home!)

"Darn, my new contact lenses keep falling out!"

"Have you tried using contact adhesive?"

Gone... Back to top

  • Bryanpark Spar in Bryanpark Shopping Centre – Closed for extensive renovations: Reopening early 2013.
  • Blueberri Handbags & Accessories, Shop 66, Upper Level in Morning Glen Mall – opened Dec 2011 for classy designer ladies' handbags and accessories.
  • More than Flowers, in Cambridge Crossing – yet another flower shop closed as the recession bites...
  • Nokia Care, Shop 02A/B outside Pick 'n Pay in Woodmead Retail Park – Repair Centre, accessories and after sales service.
  • Treehouse Children's Décor Co., Shop 75 in Woodmead Retail Park – kids' rooms' bedding, curtaining, furniture, soft furnishings and accessories.
  • Extreme Exposure – Custom 1 Marketing Promotions, Shop B3 in Woodmead Commercial Park – High impact visible branding.
  • Macalinne Decor, Shop B5 in Woodmead Commercial Park – home furniture, kids furniture, office furniture and sanitary ware.
  • Ascot Bedding and Furniture, Shop AB, Building A in Woodmead Commercial Park – "Winners know where to shop!" (sadly, not enough did).
  • Elvey Security Technologies, Shop AF, Building A in Woodmead Commercial Park – Electronic security equipment distributor.
  • The Couch Connexion, Shop G2, Building G in Woodmead Commercial Park – Couches and chairs of all kinds.

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Dangerous Food

Julius went to his favourite fish restaurant.  The salmon looked good, but he wanted something a bit smaller.

So he ordered the salmonella.

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At the Checkout:  Back to top

Last month Pick 'n Pay in Morning Glen Mall gave us a free Pineware automatic jug kettle.

It happened like this: Our previous kettle died and I went to buy a new one.  The shelf marking said R79.99.  At the till, it rang up as R99.99.  So I queried it.  They checked the shelf marking and sure enough, the bar code corresponded but the price did not.  They offered me a R20 refund.  "What about the scan-right guarantee?" I said.  They don't advertise it like they used to, but Pick 'n Pay's scan-right guarantee says that for any item if the shelf price doesn't match the till price and the bar code corresponds, the first item is free and any more are at the lower price.  To his credit, the manager didn't argue at all, and I got my kettle free.

Thank You, Pick 'n Pay Morning Glen, for keeping your promise!  Now that the promotion is over, the same kettle is selling for about R130.

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