Newsletter - June 2017
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DON’T FORGET ABOUT DAD
Even though many dads are notoriously difficult to gift, it doesn’t mean that Father's Day should go unnoticed. With all the variety that Menlyn has to offer, it can be confusing to know where to start. Here are our ideas on how you can spoil dad at Menlyn.
We love celebrating great dads and father figures so we decided to point you in the right direction when it comes to picking out a gift for yours. Here’s where to look depending on your dad’s tastes.
For some dads, looking good is a priority. If you are looking for accessories to enhance his style think watches, cufflinks, sunglasses and stylized ties – you can’t go wrong with these. You can also find something extra special for dad from our new store Freedom of Movement.
||Tel: 012 348 6718
|Tread + Miller
||Tel: 012 348 0319
|Mat & May
||Tel: 012 368 9757
|Freedom OF Movement
||Tel: 073 273 1566
If he loves gadgets and gizmos, these stores have a wide selection of all things tech for you to pick from. From laptops and speakers to gaming consoles, drones. You’re spoilt for choice at these stores:
||Tel: 012 003 0400
|New World Discount Store
||Tel: 012 368 1104
|The Gadget Shop
||Tel: 010 020 3133
||Tel: 012 368 3400
||Tel: 012 369 6480
||Tel: 012 348 4584
Sometimes the best gift can be a delicious lunch out with the family because memories are the best gift, after all. Try out these family friendly lunch spots at Central Park to make sure that dad is all smiles on his special day.
Moo Moo: LF131
If dad loves his meat, then this is the place where you need to be to celebrate his special day. Moo Moo is known for it’s the laid-back atmosphere and amazing meat dishes. We recommend the Dry Aged rib-eye on the bone with the baby potato skewer and creamed spinach and mushroom. Yum! For bookings, call them on 012 472 0020.
A great Italian dish makes for the best heart-warming meal in these cooler days. Nonna’s has a wide selection and you can make your own creations, whether it is pizzas, salads or pasta dishes. We recommend the Pasta Di Mare for dad with mussels, calamari and prawns in a rich Napolitana sauce it’s a sure winner.
For bookings, call them on 073 218 6252.
Experience a slice of Greek heaven at Plaka, now open at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre. Our personal favourite on their tantalizing menu is the Fillet Greco. For the perfect sharing meal try out a combo of the Souvlaki (grilled beef cubes), Spanakopita (spinach and feta in phyllo pastry) and Keftethes (meatballs) with an olive tapenade and some pita bread. For bookings, call them on 012 348 4994.
MAD ABOUT MAKE-UP
The world’s edgiest make-up brand is making its way to Pretoria this June with their first store opening right here at Menlyn!
When Urban Decay first broke into the beauty scene in the 90’s, they shook up the scene and signaled the end of boring make-up. The brand is known for always being ahead of the pack when it comes to beauty trends. They are also known for being cruelty free and vegan, which makes using their make-up a guilt-free experience.
Urban Decay will be joining our ever-growing beauty family, giving you the Menlyn shopper even more variety when it comes to getting the make-up styles you love. This will be the brand’s first ever Pretoria store. Our tip is to make sure you get your hands on their naked palettes; no make-up bag is complete without them.
Menlyn has a new, very stylish proudly African kid on the block and her name is KISUA.
Menlyn has officially welcomed KISUA to our fashion family in May. This brand has a celebrity following with many local stars opting to be seen in KISUA and even Beyonce being spotted in one of their coats. This unique African fashion brand showcases the continent’s brightest design talent to the world. They are known for creating exclusive capsule collections in collaboration with African designers. KISUA is the only African fashion company with distribution centers on three continents - Africa, America and Europe. The brand aims to provide a sustainable platform for African craftsmen and designers to access the international market.
Click here to see more designs from KISUA. Visit them at Menlyn at shop number G215 or call them on 072 500 0473
THOMAS SABO IS HERE
Lovers of great accessories will recognise the name Thomas Sabo and we are happy to announce that they are now part of the Menlyn family.
Since 1984 the name THOMAS SABO has stood for versatile, innovative and trendsetting jewellery and watch designs of the highest quality and for high-end beauty products.
This international brand opened its doors in Menlyn in November 2016 but officially launched in May. The event was a star-studded affair which included the brands local SA ambassadors: Zuraida Jardine, Chris Jaftha and Danine Naidoo. The launch showcased the brand’s latest range which is currently available in-store. Visit Thomas Sabo at store number G145 or call them on
012 365 3491
A FIRST FOR ESTEE LAUDER
When Estee Lauder opened its first ever stand-alone store in Africa, it was an event for the history books and Menlyn was a beautiful part of it.
The beauty giant hosted a three-day launch from 4th to the 6th of May, which kicked off with a private media launch on the 4th, followed by private consultations for Menlyn VIP's on the 5th and the official grand opening on the 6th.
When a brand as massive and respected as Estee Lauder opens their first stand-alone store, it is an event that deserves to stand out.
The media event was an extravaganza of glamour & style and guests being chauffered to Menlyn in limousines, celebrated in champagne at our luxurious VIP Lounge before official ribbon cutting ceremony. Guests were also treated to one-on-one consultations with Estee Lauder experts and the best goodie bags in town which included personalised fragrances, skin-care packs as well as lipsticks from the brand’s new range.
The new store is must-see for lovers of the brand and for those who are yet to have the Estee Lauder experience.
The T.M Lewin brand epitomises style with their hand-finished men’s shirts, suits and ties. Their launch at Menlyn showcased everything that they stand for.
Menlyn was abuzz with well-dressed and exceptionally groomed men on the 25th of May when T.M Lewin held their Menlyn store launch. Their guest list was made up of trendy media, fashion bloggers, influencers and stylists. The T.M Lewin brand manager, Nathaniel Ward gave guests a brief history of the brand and a bit of insight on where they are planning on taking the brand in future.
Guests were treated to smooth jazz, savoury canapes and the distinguished gentlemen’s drink of choice – whisky. Siya Beyile, who is the Creative Director of Threaded Man gave guests a talk about style; giving pointers on how they can make the best of their T.M Lewin purchases.
Make sure to pop into T.M Lewin to add some elegance, style and suave to your wardrobe.
A CLINIQUE AFFAIR
One of the most recognisable skincare and beauty brands has opened its own stand-alone store in Menlyn.
Clinique doesn’t need much of an introduction as a brand, so when they held their launch on the 25th of May, the beauty stars came out to play. The guestlist included VIP names such as the brand’s ambassador, Jessica Nkosi. She was helping shoppers pick their favourite shade of lipstick, an experience which isn’t readily available for most people.
Three of country’s top celebrity male-up artists were also at the launch. Gina Myers, Precious Xaba and Vuyo Varoyi were giving make-overs and make-up tips to guests, ensuring that everyone would get the most out of their Clinique products.
To be on top of Clinique’s newest offerings, visit them at their stand-alone store at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre.
HOW FREE IS YOUR MOVEMENT?
Leather lovers will be happy to know that Freedeom of Movement is now at Menlyn Park Shopping Centre, serving the best in hand crafted leather accessories and clothes.
A love for South Africa and the desire to boost the local economy led to two brothers starting up the Freedom of Movement brand in 2013. The brand has now grown; now having 6 stores, with Menlyn being the latest addition.
Their products are crafted by artisans in their Stellenbosch factory and they strive to source their raw materials locally too.
The soft launch, held on May 11th, was an intimate affair that included whisky tasting for the guests. Bobby van Jaarsveld, a Menlyn favourite, was also at the launch to show his support.
The next time you’re shopping for anything leather related, check out Freedom of Movement and let them wow you with their offering.