Spring on over to The Point this September
It’s time to seize the season and to make some warmer choices to last you till the end of the year. Say goodbye to the long, grey winter and hello to spring flowers and leaf buds. Spring is all about taking action, so this year we’re going to give you a few tips to survive this annual season-shift.
Yes, we’re leaping forth this spring, and we’re excited for the spring-inspired space we’ve jumped into. Here are a few tips that will point you in the right direction with a little help from The Point.
That’s right; we’re springing into our latest fitness gear and heading to The BUC Fitness Club where we’re making new and improved workouts with the help of their professional, expertly trained personal trainers. It’s all about maintaining winter goals and let’s be honest most of us need some serious help in creating a few fitness goals!
On your way to the fitness club, stop by Sportsmans Warehouse to treat yourself to a brand-new spring wardrobe. Take it from us, the moment you have a fab outfit you’re more likely to visit the gym on a regular basis (or we would like to believe).
Developing a fitness and health plan is great, but with the season shifting, you’re going to need a few precautions against those sniffles. Dis-chem Pharmacies is the ideal spot for all your vitamins and minerals this month. Take special care of your immune system and prepare your body for summer in the best possible way.
While focusing on your health and wellness, visit the Discovery store for a wellness checkup. You can earn up to thousands of points by simply having a quick checkup. Chat with a consultant about your points and how you can sign up to the vitality program (if you haven’t already) to transform your lifestyle while continuing to save.
Honestly, our favourite part of spring has always been the tastes we get to experience. Soothe your palate with a delicious frozen yoghurt at Myog, a quick peanut butter smoothie at Knead Bakery or a sultry summer salad at NV-80 Grill & Bar.
Make sure your new spring routine still includes a coffee from Bootleggers Coffee Company because let’s face it, no season is complete without a daily dose of caffeine in a hot or cold cup!
Dine with a difference this September with our specialised guide especially for you.
Celebrate Heritage Day this September at The Point!
Find out more about foraging in Cape Town’s veld and sea.
Celebrating Heritage Day this September
Heritage Day, on 24 September is a national holiday where South Africans can reflect on what it means to be part of the rainbow nation. With 11 official languages, numerous cultures and traditions, this public holiday is all about embracing and celebrating the diversity that makes our country unique.
Although not initially intended to be an official public holiday, it has become one of the South African holidays that add to the nations unity. In 1995, when the Public Holiday Bill was presented, it did not initially include this holiday, which was contested by the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP). Historically KwaZulu-Natal was an IFP stronghold and observed the day as Shaka Day. After serious negotiations, an agreement was reached to mark the day as, Heritage Day.
Why the different names used for Heritage Day?
As South Africans, we’ve come to recognise this public holiday like a few other names too, namely; Shaka Day and National Braai Day. Interestingly, September 24 is celebrated as Shaka Day in KwaZulu-Natal and is commonly referred to as Braai Day. Braai Day, albeit a little less formal, was an initiative started by Jan Scannell (also called “Jan Braai”). Referring to the day as Braai Day, was an attempt to focus on our shared culture as a nation and aimed at encouraging South Africans to celebrate their diversity with a braai.
Heritage Day at The Point
Celebrating Heritage Day this year will be “on point” with the help of The Point Shopping Centre. If you’re looking to spend the day with some family and friends, pop into the Checkers on the ground floor to pick up some braai essentials like meat from their extraordinary butchery, salads and sides from their fresh bars and of course the refreshing wine selection at your disposal.
If you’re looking for a day off from cooking and washing up, come around for a delicious breakfast or lunch at Knead Bakery or indulge in something a little less casual for supper at the exquisite NV-80 Grill & Bar.
This year September 24 falls on a Monday, so if you’re like us and have planned a long weekend – pop on through to stock up on some essentials for a weekend away. Visit the Bootlegger Coffee Company for a hefty dose of caffeine to get you through the days you are away from your usual coffee spot.
Whichever way you spend your Heritage Day, we wish you a relaxing and celebratory day.
Dine with a difference this September with our specialized guide especially for you.
Find out more about foraging in Cape Town’s veld and sea
People of the Point: Lizel Lambert
This September we feature Lizel Lambert, the feisty Front-End Controller at Checkers who puts a spring in our step with her exceptional service. Lizel talks work, baking, and her favourite book in this months segment.
Please introduce yourself
I’m Lizel Lambert I’m a fun loving person that enjoys spending time with friends and family.
Tell us one thing we don’t know about you
The one thing that you don’t know about me is that I love chocolate, I’m a total chocoholic.
What are your hobbies?
My hobbies are reading and watching tv series.
What is your favourite food?
I don’t have only one, but my top two would be pizza and ice cream.
Do you enjoy cooking? If so, what is your favourite meal to cook?
Yes, I love cooking and baking, my favourite meal to cook is Breyani as it’s my moms favourite too. When it comes to baking, it would have to be cake, cookies, and muffins.
What work do you do?
I work at the Checkers on the ground floor as a Front-End Controller. We help the cashiers better assist customers by making sure they have everything they need to give our customers a great experience.
What is the best part of your job?
I would have to say that the best part of my job is that I get to interact with different people every day and help them have a better experience at Checkers.
What book are you currently reading?
I’m currently reading an online book called Sweet Addiction by J. Daniels, it’s a romance novel, and my favourite character is Dylan, a girl who falls in love with a guy at her ex-boyfriend’s wedding.
What is the TV series you’re currently enjoying the most?
At the moment it has to be The Big Bang Theory. Sheldon is my best; I love how he doesn’t realise when people are being sarcastic or not. I also think it’s so funny how he wants to be right and explain everything in detail all the time!
Now that you know her a little better, be sure to say hi to Lizel the next time you are in Checkers.
If you want to see someone specific as our next People Of The Point let us know by nominating them here.
Until next time,
The Point Team x
September Specials at Yemaya
Yemaya Spa & Hair located on the second and third floors of The Point Shopping Centre have some incredible specials this September. Book now to avoid disappointment.
Tel: +27 21 439 2266
Address: Shop 14, 2nd and 3rd Floors, The Point Mall, Sea Point