valentine special at life day spa

Celebrating life and love is always better when there’s no stress and Life Day Spa in Century City is offering a wonderful way in which to relax and soothe away stresses throughout February.

The Valentine 2012 promotion at Life Day Spa includes:
* a Romantic Middle Eastern Mud Ritual
* a Back, Neck and Shoulder Massge
* a mini Foot Massage
* a Poolside Pastry Basket / Fruit Platter
* Spa Facilities.

It runs from Monday to Friday and costs R600 per person, but if you pop over to the Life Day Spa Facebook page, you’ll find out how you can win this fantastic promotion. If you aren’t on Facebook, email your details and the name of the promo to

021 525 3883
African Pride Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa
Cnr Century Boulevard and Rialto Road
Century City

free gift and neck & back massage at view health & skin care clinic

One of the nicest things about a long weekend is the chance to relax and indulge a little. The serene environment and amazing staff at View Health & Skin Care Clinic in Tokai are making it easier by offering two great specials.

Purchase two or more Dermalogica products and receive a free trial of either of two great products: choice between a travel size Dermalogica Skin Resurfacing Cleanser or Dermalogica Anti-oxidant Hydramist toner.

Also, on this Saturday, 28 April, only, enjoy a free 30-minute back and neck massage when you book for your favourite facial treatment – combination that’s guaranteed to result in a relaxed, rejuvenated you.

021 701 1300
Shop F2 Westlake Square

daniel ting chong’s fun designer soap range

We love the results of talented designer, artist and illustrator Daniel Ting Chong’s latest collaboration. Wanting to make something fun and quirky, Daniel got together with Johannesburg-based soap maker, Nature’s Skin Food. The results: clean, simple, eye-catching soaps in fresh pastels that smell as good as they look. The yellow paintbrush has a lemon scent, the cleaver a peppermint scent, while the ice Cream is a combination of both.

These are available through local stores – try A store in Kloof Street – or directly from Daniel by emailing

See more of Daniel’s work at his website

core | mixed media exhibition

Don’t miss the CORE mixed media contemporary art exhibition on from 6 to 28 September at MUSEUM Gallery, Upper Eastside, 31 Brickfield Road, Woodstock.

The exhibition, according to CORE:

…sums up the belief that we are not just citizens or inhabitants of a particular geographical location we happen to be born in, we are not separated and divided by societies needing to label, categorise and pigeon-hole – based on creed, caste and colour. Our origin as human beings on this planet is that of the Divine – that creative spark of divinity which lies rooted deep within and which knows no boundaries.

Exhibiting artists:

Linsey Levendall

Linsey is a self developed multidisciplinary creative hailing from the streets of Cape Town. He is driven by the passion to give life to his subconscious thoughts and dreams by creating intricately executed and seemingly disturbing work inspired by various phases and moments in his life.

His skill lies in his versatility and ability to adapt. Though he finds himself drawn to cubism and surrealism as a main source of inspiration, he tries to keep his work constantly open to evolving and preserving unconventional thinking. He is obsessed with creating obscure realms in which his creations dwell and come alive, but is also concerned with creating social change through art. Linsey makes up one half of the duo Bison together with Daniel Orme.

Anwar Davids

Hailing from Mitchell’s Plain on the Cape Flats – a place full of colour and challenges, Anwar has been through the halls of Cape College as a Visual Arts Student and also studied at Paradox Media as an Animator to keep in pace with a constantly evolving creative world.

Building on a childhood obsession with art and the means of expression through graffiti he has experimented with various mediums and techniques inspired by surrealism, cubism and pop art, which culminated in contributions to a group photographic exhibition in 2004 and a digital art exhibition in 2010. Anwar will showcase his take on current affairs and life experiences in his interpretation of CORE.

Leigh Cupido

A 29 year old graffiti writer, muralist and graphic designer originally from Strandfontein, Leigh is heavily inspired by Cape Town, its people, the humor of life and anything creative.

Bitten by the sketch bug on school level he has honed his skills at Damelin College. Besides mural arts and graffiti, Leigh has exhibited at Hoodwinx in 2011 and he has been involved in many community projects, practicing the principle of each-1-teach-1, exposing young people in disadvantaged areas to the positive hip hop movement. He has also initiated his own graffiti battle called “2-can-Who-can”. This enthusiast hopes to one day open a design studio built on the same values as his community work.


Cape Town-based fulltime graffiti artist NARDSTAR has been active in graffiti for the last 4 years. Her work contains radiant colour schemes and focus on the deconstruction of letters, animals and faces into shapes, colours and patterns. NARDSTAR is not restricted to giving life to plain walls but also expresses her creativity through canvas work, graphic design and printmaking.

NARDSTAR* has done live paintings at events such as the Cape Town Festival, the South African Hip Hop Indaba 2010/11, and had worked alongside organizations such as Heal the Hood and the Steve Biko Foundation. She has also been able to collaborate with artists from around the world through her involvement in graffiti art.

Rayaan Cassiem

Raised in the Cape Flats suburb of Heideveld as a kid and true to the typical artist’s cliché, Rayaan was never found without a crayon, paintbrush or pencil in hand scribbling, doodling and painting for hours at a time.

Rayaan completed a National Diploma and Btech in graphic design at Cape Peninsula University of Technology and is the founder of the illustration and design studio called BlkOps Creative. Partial to black india ink, digital painting, graffiti and dabbling in 3D Modeling his work has formed part of the mixed media exhibition called Co-Mix 2011 which was part of the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.

Influenced by everything from comic books, animation, street art, graffiti and the Hip Hop culture as a whole, Rayaan’s contribution to CORE is a deconstruction of how he views the social ills that plague the global community, no matter their geographical location.

Follow CORE on Facebook for regular updates about the artists and exhibition.

pamper yourself with special december offers from view health & skin care

Purchase either a full size Special Cleansing Gel (250ml), Multivitamin Thermafoliant (75ml) or Daily Microfoliant (75g) and receive two complimentary gifts in a beautifully-packaged Dermalogica Skin Set.

Purchase two Original Range products (one of which must be a moisturiser) and receive a trial size (5ml) Intensive Colustrum Gel free.

MediPedi is a medical pedicure that removes corns, cracked heels and rough hard skin build-up without blading or scraping! Book for a MediPedi by 22 December, and you’ll enjoy an Express Mani (value R130) free. See details on Facebook, here

View Health and Skin Care has a number of gift options ideal for friends or loved ones. We love the DMK Vitamin C Serum, Herb & Mineral Mist & Eye Tone. Buy these and receive a Beta Gel and Luxury Travel Cosmetic Bag free!

Gift Vouchers are also available.

021 701 1300
Shop F2, Westlake Square, Cape Town, Western Cape