05 - 12 February 2010 SA JEWISH REPORT I Lovers and Loved Ones Valentines Day Feature A supplement compiled by Marlene & Barry Bilewitz. Cell 083-475-0288, (011) 886-0162 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org Great loves that changed Always something new history... or didn’t at Limpelloula! LIMPELLOULA, APPOINTED retailers of international BARRY BILEWITZ Baldwin and the government threatened to branded silver jewellery, has just launched the latest Eu- resign if he made her his consort and so his ropean winter collection of the aspired-for Thomas Sabo Adam and Eve choices were to leave Mrs Simpson or for- jewellery. According to our religious beliefs, this couple sake the crown. Love triumphed and Edward Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, the acclaimed American changed the course of history of our world abdicated. writer, Thomas Sabo designed this collection using the by being the ﬁrst members of what was to gothic romance of the poem “The Raven”, a theme which become the most powerful species on Planet Marie and Pierre Curie is distinctive in these unique pieces. Earth. Maria Sklodowska met her future husband As Limpelloula approaches their ﬁrst anniversary in Melrose If Adam had not exchanged his rib for a Pierre Curie while studying and working at wife, the ozone layer might still be as thick as the Sorbonne. It was their mutual interest in Arch, they are delighted to continue offering world leading it was six thousand years ago. magnetism that drew them together (no pun brands such as Thomas Sabo, Pandora and Hot Diamonds, intended). They were jointly awarded the No- coupled with exceptional service in a beautiful shopping envi- Anthony and Cleopatra bel Prize in physics with Henri Bequerel for ronment. Tel: (011) 684-2857/8. Thomas Sabo sterling Silver. Julius Caesar conquered Egypt and was discovering radiation. smitten by the last pharaoh of that country, A few years after the death of Pierre, Marie Cleopatra and bore him a son. A few years was awarded the Nobel Prize in chemistry after the death of Julius, Cleopatra cast her for the discovery of radium, becoming the spell over Mark Anthony and bore him three first person to win two Nobel Prizes. The children. Curie’s daughter, Irëne Joliot-Curie, and Anthony was a member of the triumvirate son-in-law, Frèdèric Joliot-Curie, also re- that ruled Rome after Caeser’s assassina- ceived Nobel Prizes for the discovery of ar- tion. tificial radiation. Octavius, Caesar’s nephew and heir was the other important member of the triumvi- Samson and Delilah rate. Before Mark Anthony became infatuated Pre-ordained to rescue the Israelites from the with Cleopatra, he had married Octavia, the hands of the Philistines, Samson was forbid- sister of Octavius to cement their alliance at den to imbibe alcohol or have his hair cut. the top of the Roman food chain. He seems to have had an eye for Philistine Mark Anthony’s affair with Cleopatra did women, the ﬁrst of whom was from Timnah. not sit well with the citizens of Rome and His parents, not knowing of the celestial Octavius was also somewhat displeased. He plot to save the Israelites, were not too de- had a naval victory over the ships of Mark An- lighted at the prospect of a Philistine daugh- thony and Cleopatra and chased them back ter-in-law. to Egypt where they committed suicide. Soon Samson married her anyway, but she was after, Octavius was crowned Augustus Cae- killed a short while later by a group of Phil- sar, the ﬁrst emperor of Rome. istines who were peeved at him for burning A couple of millennia later an actor play- their crops. Samson went on a vengeance ing Mark Anthony (Richard Burton) fell madly trail, slaying a thousand Philistines with the in love with the actress playing Cleopatra jawbone of an ass. (Elizabeth Taylor). This on and off the screen After 20 years of being the leader and romance led to one of the most famous true judge of the Israelites, Samson fell in love with life, on and off love stories in cinematographic another Philistine - Delilah- and married her. history and although it has had high enter- The leaders of the Philistines went to Delilah tainment value, its effect on human history is and promised her 5 500 pieces of silver for obviously not nearly as great as that of the the secret of Samson’s strength. After lying original. to her several times and much prodding on her part, Samson told Delilah the truth. Once Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson Samson was asleep, she had his hair shorn The whole modern history of the British royal and summoned the troops who blinded him family was altered when Edward VIII abdicat- and chained him to a mill. Delilah disap- ed in favour of his brother Albert who became peared henceforth from the pages of religious George VI. Edward, as a young man had a history. succession of affairs with older women. Samson ground and ground - the grain, The twice-married Wallace Simpson was by walking round and round - tied with a no different from her predecessors, except chain and his hair grew and grew - as did his for the fact that Edward fell madly in love strength. Then one day the Philistines dis- with her. played the defeated Samson in their temple Upon his ascendance to the throne, he of Dagon. made clear his intentions to marry her, even He stood between the two main pillars, though she was not yet single. The royal fam- heaved mightily and toppled the pillars, killing ily were appalled. Prime Minister Stephen 3 000 Philistines. II SA JEWISH REPORT 05 - 12 February 2010 LOVERS AND LOVED ONES -VALENTINE’S DAY FEATURE Carrol Boyes searching Elements - truly a dream for new design talent that has come true METAL 2010 is the sixth annual New Designer submit it, together with the completed entry Search pioneered by Carrol Boyes (Pty) Ltd, to form, a copy of their ID and a one page CV to discover, encourage and nurture new product Carrol Boyes (Pty) Ltd. design talent in South Africa, from planting the In order to maximise their chances of win- seed of inspiration to witnessing the burgeon- ning, prospective designers are encouraged ing and blossoming of a design idea. to produce work that can be viably manufac- METAL invites aspirant designers to sub- tured in mainly aluminium, stainless steel or mit a prototype based on a speciﬁc theme, pewter (the trademark Carrol Boyes metals). inspired by originality and innovation. The Prototypes can, however, be assembled using theme for 2010, “VASE - a lifestyle”, should in- any suitably strong material that is available to spire creative, original prototypes that are both the artist, such as resin, wood, glazed ceram- functional and aesthetically pleasing. ics or even wire. ELEMENTS STARTED in her dreams and ﬁnally The range goes from expensive valuables to Carrol Boyes explains her choice of theme: Carrol Boyes says: “In terms of design, I am came true in January 2009 with her purchas- inexpensive trinkets, something for pretty and “Vases are multifunctional objects that have looking for fresh and original ideas that display ing a gift shop in Blairgowrie Plaza, says Janita, fun and lots for those wanting to improve the been in vogue for thousands of years. Ancient the designers’ unique and special inspirations owner of this exquisite shop. peace and harmony in their lives. histories show that vases served both utilitar- and which are not derivative in any way of the “In my dreams I saw it as a place where peo- Elements has moved to larger premises ian and ornamental purposes. Carrol Boyes design styles.” ple would ﬁnd much more than gifts. I saw it as within Blairgowrie Plaza which will enable them “Their use was widespread - from storage Over the past ﬁve years, more than 1 200 a haven from the crazy, loud world out there - a to hold regular meetings of enlightening talks and transportation of perfumes, oils, honey designers across the country have entered place where people would ﬁnd peace and tran- which will enrich the spirit and mind. People and wine, to marking and decorating ancient METAL, vying for the ﬁrst prize of R50 000 quillity, quiet music and soothing fragrances, can come and experience healing, rejuvena- grave sites and tomb offerings. and the possibility of working with the Car- hope and healing spirituality that involves all the tion and gain knowledge of themselves. “After “They formed an integral part of everyday rol Boyes design and manufacturing team senses.” all,” says Janita, “it is only in knowledge that life. Today, vases are speciﬁcally selected for in the production of their winning proto- As people wander into the store, their sense we are truly free.” practical purposes and for adornment in and type. of peace is enhanced by beautiful fragrances Elements also has a crafts section where enhancement of interiors and exteriors. Con- With METAL entrenched in the design in- and gentle music. Helpfulness and friendly teachers are only too glad to share their knowl- temporary, classical, decorative, functional - dustry, “VASE - a lifestyle”, is sure to elicit a smiles abound. A sense of coming home to edge and love of their craft. Craft items and as- they are ﬁnely appreciated.” range of unique, inspiring and creative re- family and friends is felt in one’s inner core. Cus- sociated tools are in stock and suggestions to Entries - which opened on January 1 - sponses from South Africa’s design fraternity. tomers walk in and friends walk out. enlarge the range are met with delight. close on June 30 of this year. Entrants need If you have any enquiries, or wish to learn Janita says the gift range has been extended The world of Elements is totally non-denom- not have any particular design experience or more about METAL 2010, please contact the to include holistic healing elements for reiki, ki- inational and recognises the cultural, traditional qualiﬁcation to enter METAL. Participants sim- organisers on email@example.com, phone (021) nesiology, and reﬂexology. There is a wide range and spiritual aspects of all religions. ply have to design and create an innovative 424-8263, or http://metal.carrolboyes.co.za of gifts for all occasions and tastes. Wonderful Come into Elements and leave inspired, in- three-dimensional prototype of a vase and and click on the METAL logo. Valentine specials, crystals, clocks, cats, beads, vigorated and full of peace with your elements jewellery boxes and fairies. in balance. 05 - 12 February 2010 SA JEWISH REPORT III LOVERS AND LOVED ONES -VALENTINE’S DAY FEATURE Swimwear, nightwear and Let Michal help you lingerie to die for at Kriss with ‘that special look’ MARLENE BILEWITZ LOOKING GOOD FOR your Valentine has completing a professional make-up and hair- never been this easy - and what better time to styling course through the Kohl Make-Up ON ENTERING KRISS of Sandton, one is in- look your best than on Valentine’s Day - with Academy, completing as student of the year. stantly struck by the overwhelmingly large and help of Michal Samovich? Her work has been showcased on the front beautiful range of swimwear and lingerie. One All beauty treatments and special occasion cover of a professional beauty magazine. doesn’t know where to look ﬁrst - there are gor- make-up can be done in the convenience of Michal Samovich also offers a wide variety geous swimsuits with matching wraps and kaf- your own home or ofﬁce of treatments and consultations: manicure, tans (drop the swimsuit and you’re ready for din- ner - they even have fun costume jewellery for that ﬁnal touch). Right: Family There are bikinis for large or small bosomed portrait make-up by Michal Samovich girls, colours soft or bright, glitzy and glamorous, all guaranteed to enhance everything from shape Far right: Special to conﬁdence which one experiences when well occassion make-up dressed and ﬁtted. by Michal Samovich Kriss is renowned for her designer ranges of swimwear from all over the world - mainly Israel - with names like Gottex, Gideon Oberson and Michal Samovich is offering a Valentine tinting pedicure massage tinting pedicure, massage, tintin and tweezing tweezing. Diva. make-over special for the next three months Then there’s also make-up and hairstyling Whether you have a svelte and beautiful young Sunflair which includes a mini manicure and make- for special occasions (day and night), matric body or a more mature ﬁgure, there is something Beachfashion. over for only R400. dances, weddings, etc. “We are experts in for you. Michal was born in Israel in July 1983. She theatrical make-up and special effects.” There is a superb range of elegant and so- staff are able to give their customers the best came to South Africa and ﬁnished her school- Says Michal: “We do demonstrations of phisticated nightwear from France and Italy, plus personal service in selecting and ﬁtting of bras, ing in Klerksdorp in the now Northwest Prov- beauty products, liven up your pamper and the much sought-after romantic and pretty Miss nightwear and swimwear that they deserve. ince bachelorette parties and give interactive, indi- Elaine selection from America. Because of the intimate knowledge the staff at Michal studied beauty at Camelot Interna- vidual make-up lessons and private consulta- Kriss, the owner of Kriss of Sandton, started Kriss have, they are able to ﬁt and enhance the tional Health & Skin Care Therapy for three tions. 25 years ago with three shops: Hyde Park, Sand- body by maximising or minimising the bust and years. “In association with the renowned profes- ton and Eastgate, but found it difﬁcult to divide general body shape with their Body Wraps and For the next ﬁve years she gained experi- sional photographer SJ van Zyl, we prepare her attention between the three stores, so now range of cup sizes. ence by working at various salons and spas, and create memorable family portraits.” she focuses all her expertise and attention in the If you would like a personal, private ﬁtting, practising all types of treatments and thera- • Contact Michal Samovich on her cell, Sandton store, situated on the upper level of please call for an appointment with either Kriss pies. She decided to further her studies by 082-461-1818 for an appointment. Sandton City, where she and her highly-trained or Charmaine, tel: (011) 783-0901. IV SA JEWISH REPORT 05 - 12 February 2010 LOVERS AND LOVED ONES -VALENTINE’S DAY FEATURE Customers are No 1 at Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers LEAVE STREET level on Jan Smuts Avenue in tion of your choice. Dunkeld Square in Johannesburg and descend Over the years, the much valued members of staff the stairs to a paradise of the freshest and largest have played their part in this success story: Maria, so array of ﬂowers that carry you away into very popular in Dunkeld, now manages the Victory Park a world of beauty. branch in Victory Park Shopping Centre. Joe, Filipe Just a few steps deeper into the and Carlos have built up fond and trusted relationships shop and you enter a world of fruits, with their clients too and have remained at the Dunkeld vegetables and food delicacies that branch. will set the stomach juices in mo- It is not unusual for customers to phone from any- tion. The fruits look as if they have where in the Diaspora and say: “My mom is having a been individually washed birthday, what do you suggest?” or: “Please send a Fa- and polished - unusually ther’s Day gift to my dad - you know what he likes.” And impressive. voila, mum or dad will receive exactly what they enjoy! For over 20 years, from You can request that one of them make up a “special” Monday to Sunday, gift for mother, friend or business colleague, knowing Dunkeld Fruit & Flow- that the arrangement of whatever choice is discussed, Joe and Carlos, well-known faces in the flower de- ers has been supply- will be timeously delivered, will be of high quality and partment at Dunkeld. ing fresh ﬂowers and beautifully packaged. superb fruit and veg- Choose from the wide range of ﬂora on display in the gies daily to the north- courtyard at the front of the shop. The staff will cheerfully ern suburbs. Danny de bunch and wrap your purchase in an attractive presen- Aveiro, a quiet unassuming man who tation. is passionate about his business, Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers makes up gift baskets of fruit, has surrounded himself with fam- nuts and any other delicacies in the shop, such as olives ily members, Carlos and Filipe and and dried fruit. If requested, biltong, wine, champagne a devoted staff who share his care or anything else, will be brought in especially for your and concern for their clients. gifts, which can be delivered to the central and northern On any given day you will ﬁnd Johannesburg areas. Danny among the trucks making Fruit and veggies are delivered free of charge. Flower sure that the best and only the best, enters arrangements or gift baskets will carry a delivery charge their shop. unless they are included with a standard order that is Dunkeld Fruit & Flowers is the place to part of the free service. go to personally select each and every In addition to ﬂowers, fresh fruit and vegetables, there bloom and then have it made up for is a wide range of local and imported delicacies. you by the capable and well-trained • Contact: Dunkeld tel (011) 341-0101/0167/0343 or Manager of Victory Park branch, Maria, taking an staff, into an attractive presenta- fax (011) 325-2032. Victory Park: fax (011) 888-6788. order for a loved one.