Edward Chamberlain-Bell on Radio Today Johannesburg

Edward Chamberlain-Bell on Radio Today Johannesburg

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 19 April 2014 – @thewordofed – Exclusive Paul Potts Interview, Win Grand White Dinner tickets and Website Hosting.

Paul Potts on Radio Today Johannesburg
Edward Chamberlain-Bell gets an exclusive interview with world acclaimed tenor Paul Potts about his biopic One Chance. It sounds like it is going to be the tearjerker of the year when you read the synopsis but it is a delightful gem of a movie that any discerning cinema goer will regret not choosing to see it on the big screen. Paul Potts even has an exclusive message for Radio Today Johannesburg listeners. Read my review here of Paul Pott’s One Chance.

Win Tickets To The Grand White Dinner in Johannesburg
Foodies take note of The Grand White Dinner in Johannesburg because it promises to become one of the most prestigious events of the year on the Jozi Social calendar. It’s going to be an extraordinary night picnicking together with friends and family under the stars—at a secret location that will only be revealed three hours before the event begins. If packing a picnic basket is not your thing then you can buy one in advance to share. They have delicious picnic basket options catering for all foodie tastes and preferences.

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Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.

 

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 12 Apr 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Kate Goetz chatted to foodie extraordinaire Damion Garstang

Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Kate Goetz are inspired to start a supper club after chatting about it with foodie extraordinaire Damion Garstang – who is equally interesting to talk to about art at the Goodman Gallery. Goodman Gallery is at the forefront of contemporary art in South Africa. Its focus is on artists — from South Africa, the greater African Continent, and other countries — who engage in a dialogue with the African context.
http://www.goodman-gallery.com/Exhibitions

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show team aim to help you live your best life ever. You’re allowed to fail but you’re also encouraged to be your best.

Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 5 April 2014 – @thewordofed Villa Castollini

Edward Chamberlain-Bell asks what makes the five-star Villa Castollini so unique if they don’t have a menu! Barbara Gillman explains that actually they have lots of menu ideas hidden in the kitchen but they prefer to cater to your specific needs first so they will ask you what would you prefer to eat when you make your booking. If you want an elegant plate of boerewors & pap for dinner followed by a simple gold dusted cupcake, just say the word and it’s done. Villa Castollini has a reputation for fine dining so they will find a way to add an element of finesse to all your meals. For more information visit www.castollini.co.za.

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 29 Mar 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell – Weight Loss Warrior Kobus Steyn / All About Health / Tau Game Lodge

 

Line Up Your Soldiers for Breakfast & Win Fitness Assessments from Weight Loss Warrior!
We love Kobus Steyn because he advocates bacon & eggs for breakfast- and he eats at the Spur. Edward Chamberlain-Bell & Chris Avant-Smith try to lose weight by taking the path of least resistance by getting Weight Loss Warrior Kobus Steyn to tell them how to lose weight without exercise. Evidently 90% of the work happens in the kitchen but the other 10% requires moving out of the kitchen. Kobus is also giving 4 listeners a free fitness assement (worth R500 / 2 hours). There were 5 but Edward decided Chris needed 1 first. Read more at www.edward.chamberlainbell.com/weightlosswarrior

Laura McDermid Prefers Low GI Muesli to Balance Sugar & Insulin Levels
Kobus prefers eggs, Chris prefers oats, Edward prefers coffee but Laura McDermid prefers her own low GI muesli. She also advises you avoid added sugar and dairy products- they are mucous forming, difficult to digest and create bloating, digestive problems and inflammation. Rather replace with milk alternatives the likes of rice milk, soya milk or almond milk. RT your favourite #BREAKFAST @thewordofed @Radio2Day on Twitter- and visit Laura at www.allabouthealth.co.za

Tau Game Lodge is Filled with Wild Surprises, Adventure, Luxury and Wilder Animals
South Africans seem to have a peculiar indifference to safaris because whenever they travel it seems that they simply exchange one city for another and call it a holiday. If a change is really as good as a holiday then a city swap is perfectly fine but the untouched beauty of the wild can hold her own against the bright lights and gaudy charms of any city. Edward advises you to expect effortless first-class, five-star luxury from the minute you arrive until the minute you leave Tau. www.edward.chamberlainbell.com

Radio Today! Radio that delivers! Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 15 March 2014 – @thewordofed / Dine Like A Diplomat with Sharon Carey / Win R100 000 Radio Advertising / Clico Boutique Hotel

Dine Like A Diplomat with Sharon Carey
According to a Fortune 500 CEO eating is not an executive skill but it is especially hard to imagine why anyone negotiating a rise to the top would consider it possible to skip mastering these very simple requirements… what else did they skip? Sharon Carey, co-founder and owner of The School of Etiquette, discusses the fine art of dining with hosts Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Kate Goetz. If you need to polish-up on your manners before reaching for the silverware, then Sharon can teach you how to hold a knife and fork along with the best of them. www.etischool.co.za

Win R100 000 Radio Advertising on Radio Today Johannesburg
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Clico Boutique Hotel Celebrates Five Star Fine Dining With Champagne
Edward Chamberlain-Bell says he finds it impossible to recommend any dish at Clico Boutique Hotel… because they change menus every single day. Clico is more than a fine dining experience, it is an education in presentation, taste combinations and wine pairings. Read why here: www.edward.chamberlainbell.com/clico-boutique-hotel

Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 22 Mar 2014 – @thewordofed – Win R100,000 Free Advertising / Food From Heaven For Epicureans @mannaepicure / Signature Restaurant

Win R100,000 Free Advertising On Radio Today Johannesburg
This R100,000 opportunity to promote your brand gives you bragging rights to tell your customers and the competition that you were heard on Radio TodayJohanneburg . Andy Warhol said that everybody will get their fifteen minutes of fame, Edward Chamberlain-Bell is giving you twenty- with Webwin. There are another five additional prizes worth R15,000 each in the form of a 20 minute interview on the Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show. It’s an opportunity to share your business with the Radio Today Johannesburg listeners for 20 minutes. http://webwin.co.za/radio-today-competition/

Food From Heaven For Epicureans @mannaepicure
Manna Epicure, Cape Town, say that they are the epitome of exquisite fine dining, with an emphasis on authenticity of cuisine, beautiful styling and impeccable hospitality French and South African cuisines, with an exciting new Argentinian twist. Donovan Steyl says he can’t disagree because their subtle flavours enhance the food rather than mask it. Their service is prompt, and their prices are reasonable, but he’ll be returing because he loves the food. www.mannaepicure.com

Signature Restaurant Makes A Statement @Signature_Rest
Signature Restuarant in Sandton has been making a statement with their award winning signature dishes. In addition to being awarded the Diamond Diners Club Wine List Award for 2011, 2012 and 2013, they were also awarded the Best of Joburg Best New Restaurant in 2009. Edward Chamberlain-Bell says that while sushi is sushi wherever you go, Signature Restaurant’s slightly seared salmon is a rare treat- and even if you don’t feel it, you there is always room for their chocolate duo. www.signaturerestaurant.co.za

Johannesburg’s Ultimate Braai Master Auditions (Season 3)
Edward Chamberlain-Bell shares his experience at the recent Ultimate Braai Master auditions in Johannesburg which was hosted by gourmet bush cook and veteran presenter Justin Bonello, along with a host of notable foodies, local chefs and South African celebrities who turned up at the Indaba Hotel, Fourways to judge the first round of regional auditions for the Third Season. www.edward.chamberlainbell.com @thewordofed

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Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 8 Mar 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell spoke to professional speaker Douglas Kruger, Barbara Gillman introduced Wim van Nierop, and Edward is going to be giving away over R100,000 free advertising.

Professional speaker Douglas Kruger is the only speaker in Africa to have won the Southern African Championships for Public Speaking a record five times. He is quick-witted, humorous and always at the forefront of industry knowledge. He is experienced at working with conference conveners and knows how to assist you in meeting your goals. Expect an engaging, content-rich presentation from a presenter who knows how to make it come alive.… And has the credentials to prove it! Why else would Edward Chamberlain-Bell invite him to the Radio Today Johannesburg studios? Douglas Kruger has also been invited to represent South Africa as a guest speaker in Kuala Lumpur for Toastmasters, but you can contact him here: www.douglaskruger.co.za

There’s no shortage of great caterers in Johannesburg but Barbara Gillman is thrilled to introduce Wim Van Nierop to our listeners. He’s travelled the world extensively, learning how to cook authentic, international foods, before deciding to start his own catering business called Food. Barbara met him at a friend’s 70th birthday party, which he catered, before Barbara snapped him up to do some catering for her. Barbara says she doesn’t always have the time to cook for dinner parties but loves that Wim can cook the most sumptuous vegan dishes (for her) and meatier meat dishes for her company. Now that’s high praise!

Someone let the cat out of the bag because something big is happening on the Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show… He’s going to be giving away over R100,000 worth of free advertising on Radio Today Johannesburg. Five lucky companies will receive over R10,000 worth of free exposure but the cherry on the top is the opportunity for your company to be afforded the opportunity to be branded as the Edward Chamberlain-Bell’s sponsor and get another 60 ad spots throughout Radio Today Johannesburg’s radio program. It’s a fantastic opportunity to promote your business (big or small) to Radio Today Johannesburg’s discerning listenership! More details to follow on www.edward.chamberlainbell.com

Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 1 March 2014 – @thewordofed Laura McDermid and Edward Chamberlain-Bell speak to Clico Boutique Hotel’s General Manager.

Laura McDermid and Edward Chamberlain-Bell speak to Clico Boutique Hotel’s General Manager about the hotels’ ongoing success. For more information read Edward’s full review here.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 22 February Edward Chamberlain-Bell, Chris Avant-Smith and Donovan Steyl rant and rave about what they like, love and hate about pretty much everything.

Edward says you know you’re getting old when you have an egg-slicer in the kitchen because back in his student days all he needed was a knife and a spatula. He also shares his secret salad dressing that will have your mouth watering if he gets the ingredients right. Chris has discovered the joy of cooking with a slow cooker and rates his favourite cooking shows on DStv- he’s also casting for a movie while Donovan rates the Top of the Ritz Revolving Restaurant and is giving away R1,000,000 on www.webwin.co.za.

It’s been a week of highlights on the Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show. He was the first reporter in South Africa to reveal surprising changes in the upcoming Ultimate Braai Master (Season 3), even before the ultimate braai master himself! He was re-tweeted by his favourite chef, Alex Guarnaschelli and reported the news from the late Nelson Mandela’s home about Ndileka Mandela’s initiative to start Thembekile Mandela Foundation in honour of her father, Nelson Mandela’s oldest son.

A big highlight for Johannesburg is the ‘Joburg Joburg‘ exhibition on 1 March 2014. It’s a rooftop exhibition facilitated by Urban Ocean Property Developers and curated by Stuart Trent and Gordon Froud. The exhibition opens at 3:00pm but but sundowners will be served at 6:00pm. talented chefs Joe Martin and Ruben Pretorius will be pairing wine with some exquisite canapes.

This is BIG NEWS: Win your share of a R90,000 promotional package through the Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show. The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is so passionate about marketing and promoting South African business that they will be offering a free radio sponsorship / advertsing opportunity worth R90,000 courtesy of Radio Today Johannesburg. Your company could be associated with the Edward Chamberlain-Bell show as a sponsor and promoted to all of Radio Today Johannesburg’s listeners. In addition to the generous exposure on Radio Today Johannesburg- there will be opportunities for interviews, giveaways and competitions. It’s a fantastic marketing opportunity that could put your business on the map. Start listening to the show for further information or visit www.edward.chamberlainbell.com

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 15 Feb 2014 – @thewordofed – Ultimate Braai Master, The League of Beers and the ECB show

Edward Chamberlain-Bell’s idea of the ultimate braai is to make a salad and let someone else do the braining but thinks says that Justin Bonello, producer and presenter of Ultimate Braai Master, really pulled a rabbit out of the hat when he produced the first season of UBM, and raised the stakes even higher in the second season. But, Justin says “time for tough” in the third season so he joined the ECB team at Radio Today Johannesburg to share his secrets to success if you want to become the next Ultimate braai Master! www.ultimatebraaimaster.com

The League of Beers is a Cape Town-based company supplies local and international craft beer to beer lovers throughout South Africa via their online store. The craft beer revolution has enjoyed rising popularity in South Africa, with fans supporting regular festivals in Johannesburg and Cape Town. Rob Heyns, co-founder of the League of Beers, joined Edward Chamberlain-Bell for a telephonic education about why craft beer is more than a trend than a lifestyle. www.leagueofbeers.com

You’ve probably noticed that the show is continuously evolving, so we asked Edward Chamberlain-Bell when he knew that his show was going places? “I remember a time when I was literally begging people to be guests on the show until one day PR agencies where booking up my show a month in advance. A really big moment was when Food Network approached me to include Reza Mahammad on the show while he was in South Africa promoting Reza’s African Kitchen. That opened doors to have Hilary Biller, Justine Drake, Jenny Morris, Edith Venter and Jen Su as guests on the show. Now, I sometimes have guests pre-booked three months in advance. It’s work, but it’s rewarding!”

Would you like to be considered as a guest on the Edward Chamberlain-Bell show? Then contact him through his blog: www.edward.chamberlainbell.com

Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi.Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 8 Feb 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell chats to Barbara Gillman Clifford Cooper and Lucille Divine

Clifford Cooper is an Evolved Life Coach who will assist you in getting rid of that old baggage forever by deleting those old negative emotions that are holding you back and clear those old limiting decisions that live inside of you. Once that is all done, you will have unlimited potential to with, someone who can do anything they want to do, achieve anything they want to achieve and live the life they want to live. Every successful person has a coach, whether they are a tennis player, a singer, a musician, a rugby player or an athlete. Why not have a coach for the most important thing of all…LIFE! http://thelifechangeroom.co.za/

Barbara Gillman shares her corporate team building on the show. She offers offers you a new concept that only takes place over 4 – 5 hours, where approximately 10 candidates can be accommodated simultaneously. This concept is fun-filled, educational, energetic and interactive where candidates will be shown how to trust each other, gain more confidence, as well as improving vocal skills. The team building workshop will create a wonderful bond amongst all staff members. Sessions are drama based and management will be called in at the end of the session to congratulate the participants. All the team building session facilitated by highly experienced drama trainers. Every session will end with a ‘WOW’ experience. http://www.voiceperfect.org/teambuilding.html

Lucille Divine is a South African business woman who co-founded SEO Tips Spot over five years ago, after experiencing a major life changing event that helped her to make a decision to work smarter. Known as the Social Media Marketing Maverick, she believes that harnessing the internet for business is the fundamental key to online success and she shares her knowledge helping others to understand how to use the internet and in particular social media marketing tactics combined with search engine optimisation tactics. Her passion however is in sharing knowledge with others. Her teaching and coaching help guide others to harness and empower their own skills and apply these to the internet. http://www.seotipsspot.com

What is The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show on Radio Today all about? In one word: Destinations! It’s all about what to eat, where to go and who to know in Johannesburg and all around South Africa. Edward started his career in catering before becoming a freelance writer for Mens, GQ, ESPN and private clients. Today, he’s sharing his passion for everything from food, fashion and travel to self-empowerment, digital marketing and meeting interesting people with Radio Today’s listeners. Want to be a guest on The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show, or make a suggestion, then contact him directly through his blog http://edward.chamberlainbell.com or @thewordofed.

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 2 Feb 2014 – @thewordofed – Hastens, Face and Grace, Vardhan

Want to learn how to sleep better, look better and feel better? Listen to this podcast because Edward Chamberlain-Bell speaks to three people who can help you improve these areas of your life.

Did you know that good sleep means better health, longer life, higher productivity, and much more. Letitia Le Roux from Hastens shares her advice about to help you fall asleep so that you feel refreshed, relaxed and energised to face your day. She also invited you to book a free 30-minutes sleep experience session at “Hästens Sleep Experience Zone”. Hästens have been perfecting the art of sleep through their beds and mattresses for the past 160 years. They know what they’re talking about. http://www.hastens.com/en-za/

Charlene Warwick is a make-up artist, hairstylist, beauty journalist and owner of a top Johannesburg-based make-up agency, leading the way for representation of some of the most elite make-up artists and hair stylists in the industry. Their artists and stylists are freelancers with varying experience and skills in film, television, theatre, editorial, corporate and bridal services, giving them the flexibility to meet almost any need. Charlene Warwick They also do private consultations, group makeovers and corporate makeovers. Perfect people to consult when you’re looking for a make-over for yourself, either for a life changing event or just for the fun of it. http://www.faceandgrace.co.za/

Ananda Vardhan is a South african artist who who has created a unique Eastern/Western fusion sound combining jazz, blues and Sanskrit. Ananda Vardhan is a singer, songwriter and teacher of bhakt-yoga who has created the kind of music that anyone can listen to, meditate to and even dance to. It’s the kind of music that raises your awareness to become more mindful of your time with yourself and how wisely you use. https://soundcloud.com/anandavardhan

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 25 Jan 2014 – @thewordofed @TypewriteSA – the team chatted to Renate Klass from Executrain and Gaynor Paynter from Typewrite Transcription

Looking to take your career to the next level but lacking that competitive edge? Renate Klass from Executrain joins the Radio Today studio to share her advice with everyone looking to taking their careers to the next level.

ExecuTrain has over 30 years’ experience in the training business. They are highly regarded internationally for delivering customised training that is unique as the individual or organisation receiving it. They provide training solutions for everyone for matriculants looking to gain the competitive advantage or the seasoned executive looking to up-skill. Today might be the best day to call them if you want to take your career to the next level.

If the corporate world doesn’t appeal to you, and you have an entrepreneurial streak, then Gaynor Paynter from Typewrite Transcription shares the highs and lows of being your own boss. Unfortunately, working from home doesn’t mean a life of leisure as you still have to create effective boundaries between work and family; then there are operational expenses, daily administration and difficult customers that you have to get through before you actually settle down to doing the job that you love doing. Don’t be discouraged, Gaynor advises people to overcome their fear of going solo- but be open-minded about the challenges ahead of you.

www.executrain.co.za / @ExecuTrainSA

www.typewritetranscription.co.za / @TypewriteSA

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 18 Jan 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell chatted to Laura McDermid, Erika Cloete & Lifeline

Continuing with helping South Africans to live their best life ever, Edward Chamberlain-Bell invited three guests to help listeners improve their lives in body, mind & spirit.

There isn’t a better nutritionist in Edward’s opinion than his co-host, Laura McDermid, so he called her during his show for advice. There are so many areas where people can improve their diet but Laura recommends examining your wheat intake, and how your body reacts to wheat products, because too many people are experiencing mental and physical reactions to wheat. Interestingly, Laura explains why our ancestors never had a problem with consuming wheat but suddenly so many things have changed in the last century that are affecting us today. Laura McDermid reviews the bestseller “Wheat Belly” by William Davis and offers her own healthy alternatives to wheat.

Erika Cloete is the first person to advise people that when it comes to losing weight they should examine their diet and exercise but sometimes that isn’t enough to reduce the lines in the battle of the bulge. She offers two revolutionary treatments that she uses in conjunction for the removal of excess fatty tissue in areas that are normally resistant to dieting and physical exercise. She uses laser liposuction, which is targetted to heat the fat cells which causes them to break down and be expelled by the body’s natural metabolic process, in conjunction with her “Javanti Wrap” to reduce belly fat, cellulite, tighten flabby skin and lose inches.

You wouldn’t believe it, when you hear how critical Edward is about virtually everything, but it turns out he has an empathetic side which is why was once a LifeLine counsellor- and he is equally quick to praise the great work LifeLine does offering the community anonymous, telephonic counselling as well as personal face-to-face counselling. You can call them anytime 24/7/365 to little daily struggles or major lifelong traumas. It won’t cost you a cent, just the cost of a telephone call, but will enrich your life by balancing your emotional well-being. LifeLine has experienced lay counsellors that can help you with everything from private personal concerns, low self-esteem, debt, depression, crime, rape, suicide, relationships, HIV/AIDS and everything in between.

LifeLine also offers Personal Growth and Interpersonal Skills courses, which are essential for everyone, but they are always looking for more support in terms of volunteers, donations, resources or time. Edward says, “If you can’t help, DONATE. It takes a village to raise a child, LifeLine to uplift a community.”

For more details, contact:
Laura McDermid: www.allabouthealth.co.za
Erika Cloete : www.laserinc.co.za @laserinc1
Lifeline: http://www.lifelinejhb.org.za @lifelinejhb

Edward Chamberlain-Bell: www.edward.chamberlainbell.com @thewordofed
The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

Edward Chamberlain Bell Show Saturday 11 Jan 2014 – @thewordofed – Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Barbara Gillman interviewed clinical psychologist, Fred Walter

Congratulations to you for surviving 2013, and merry cheers to 2014!

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show team aim to help you live your best life ever this year. If you’ve already forgotten your New Year’s resolutions, they’ve got a painful reminder to keep you on your toes this year, and they’re going to keep reminding you until you can also say you’re living the best life you’ve ever had. You’re allowed to fail but you’re also encouraged to be your best.

Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Barbara Gillman interviewed clinical psychologist, Fred Walter, about why we set ourselves up for failure with our New Year’s resolution, and how we should set ourselves up for success in 2014 so we truly achieve our full potential. Turns out that we impose other people’s expectations upon ourselves that don’t resonate with who we truly are. This isn’t mumbo-jumbo, this is a psychologist’s opinion.

Edward agrees, forget about those resolutions for 2014, and be true to who YOU are and what makes the U in YOU happy!

For more details, contact:
Barbara Gillman: www.voiceperfect.org
Edward Chamberlain-Bell: www.edward.chamberlainbell.com @thewordofed
Fred Walter: http://www.psychotherapy4me.co.za/fredwalter/contact.html @philosophyinc

The Edward Chamberlain-Bell Show is broadcast on Saturdays from 12h00 to 13h00 (GMT+2). Radio Today (@Radio2Day) broadcasts on 1485 AM in Johannesburg and country-wide on DStv audio channel 869. Stream: www.1485.org.za/ and 1485.mobi. Radio Today! Radio that delivers!

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell

Five reasons why Edward Chamberlain-Bell loves the luxurious Tau Game Lodge in Madikwe: five star hospitality, fine dining, luxurious accommodation, they don’t condone the hunting of animals and they have a spa! It was meant to be his secret until he invited Lodge Manager, Markus Kleinhans and Executive Chef John Carelse into the studios to share their secrets to success! www.taugamelodge.co.za / @TauGameLodge

Ocean Basket has expanded across South Africa into Dubai, Cyprus and Mauritius, proving that local is not only lekker but it can also be enjoyed on an international level. The famous restaurant chain offers something for everyone from fish and chips to authentic Japanese sushi with spicy South African twist. Nana Lloyd indulged the station with a taste of what’s to come, and the verdict was a resounding YES! www.oceanbasket.co.za / @TheOceanBasket

Jen Su joins Edward Chamberlain-Bell as a VIP co-host on his show at the Radio Today Johannesburg studios, because who better than the ultimate fashionista turned travelista to discuss food, fashion and travel other than the ultra-glamorous radio & television presenter, singer, actress and emcee has also been confirmed as the first brand ambassador for Avios in South Africa. www.flytravelista.co.za / @flytravelista

Next week, Edward Chamberlain-Bell interviews Team Spectacular, the only remaining girl team on the Ultimate Braai Master, Kirsten-Claire, who has just launched her new single ‘Love Me’ and Erica Cloete from Laser Inc, who has the lunchtime solution to liposuction without the down-time! Want to be featured on the show? Then connect at Edward.chamberlainbell.com / @thewordofed

Book lovers need to know that there’s a party going on at Skoobs Theatre of Books in Montecasino. Besides a fantastic range of books they also have a coffee bar and champagne lounge where they regularly host locally published authors. It’s one of the best kept secrets in Johannesburg (until now!). Colleen Whitfield, Mind & Mood Manager, invites you to join their mailing list to keep abreast of everything happing. www.montecasino.co.za/storedirectory/Pages/Skoobs.aspx / @SkoobsTOB

Could “Sumting Fresh” be the next Ultimate Braai Master? Edward Chamberlain-Bell certainly hopes so because Andrew and Nomthandazo have a lot more to offer Jozi palates than what one may think. Catch Ultimate Braai Master on SABC 3 Wednesdays at 8:30PM. You can also experience this winning team’s fine dining at Fourways Farmers Market every Sunday. www.ultimatebraaimaster.co.za / @sumtingfresh

Gordon Grieve is challenging stereotypes one day at a time. He’s representing Johannesburg in Mr. Gay RSA 2014 because he wants to be the voice of reason that brings everyone together so that people stop judging each other and let everyone stand tall and proud together and say: This is who we are. One community, One vision and One Goal: Acceptance for all. www.mrgsa.co.za / @Gordon_Grieve

Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Kate Goetz love sharing all the latest news about what is happening in Johannesburg and all around on Radio Today Johannesburg. You can share your news and views with them at www.edward.chamberlainbell.com or @thewordofed

Why did Eddy Rust enter Bachelor of the Year? Edward Chamberlain-Bell interviews the man who has lived with cancer for 10 years (no remission!) and remains upbeat, positive and inspiring. After living with cancer for ten years Eddy wants to give people hope and be part of finding the cure for cancer. Above it all, he wants to tell people suffering with cancer that there is hope. Above all he wanted a platform to tell educate people about cancer. He’s not only good looking in person, but when you hear Eddy’s story you’ll agree that he is reminds us that we all have a lot to be grateful for. Vote for Eddy Rust to become Bachelor of the Year at https://www.facebook.com/groups/572042689504694/

Laura McDermid reminds listeners that their bodies, mind and spirit are continually subjected to stimulus, pollutants and stress. Detoxing is a necessary part of self-maintenance, cleaning and rebuilding all three of these constituents. Following a detox diet plan can help rid your body of toxins that have built up in your colon, liver and bloodstream. A safe and healthy detox will create space in both body and mind. It can help us shift more easily into eating for a new season, strengthen lymphatic, metabolic and digestive systems, and/or discern a culprit for any chronic digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic gas, indigestion and constipation. www.allabouthealth.co.za

Eating is not an executive skill but it is especially hard to imagine why anyone negotiating a rise to the top would consider it possible to skip mastering these very simple requirements… what else did they skip according to a Fortune 500 CEO. Courtenay Carey shares her pet peeves people make when dining our, either socially or professionally, and if you take her advice you’ll soon be able to dine like a diplomat. Courtenay is presenting a 4 hour dining and table etiquette tutorial which includes a 5 course meal. It is designed to teach you simple yet effective skills that ensure a flawless performance while remaining poised, confident and professional at even the most intimidating tables. www.etischool.co.za

Multiple award winning chef Michael Holenstein joins Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Barbara Gillman in the Radio Today Johannesburg studios. His cuisine and 5 star service at De Hoek is internationally acclaimed. Michael oversees his kitchens with much aplomb and finesse. The style of food served is French continental combining a combination of interesting flavours and is beautifully presented with a great deal of pride by a dedicated team. Edward loved their Thai crab cakes and tempura prawns (served with a very zesty avocado salsa) but Michael creates a new 5 course menu every day, so you just have to go and prepare yourself to be amazed! www.dehoek.com

Gourmet Fruit Bouquets make beautiful and tasteful gifts and are unique party centrepieces. Best of all they’re available in a range of dazzling designs and sizes presented like a bouquet of flowers. Their gourmet fruit bouquets are a healthy and unique way of enjoying paired fruit and chocolate- and perfect for parties, birthdays and anniversaries. There is no bigger, brighter and better way to celebrate any occasion than with one of their delicious mouth-watering chocolate dipped fruit bouquets. www.gourmetfruitbouquets.com

Eric Sher has exhibited his work at galleries throughout South Africa in solo and group exhibitions, as well as having his work appear in corporate collections and private collections. He’s also done the only recognized drawing of Chancellor House which has been endorsed by the Nelson Mandela Foundation and the Johannesburg Development Agency and is displayed at Constitutional Hill, the Apartheid Museum, Johannesburg Development Agency and WITS University among others. www.welovemandela.com/artists/eric-sher

Beth Montocchio and Maureen Lyons started their “Angel Team” provide quality practical, social and emotional assistance so chronically ill patients so that they can live more independently in the comfort and security of their own homes. Their work goes beyond just caring for patients but counselling families too. Their contact details are Beth ( 082 880 7858) / Maureen ( 0845173256)

Why did Eddy Rust enter Bachelor of the Year? Edward Chamberlain-Bell interviews the man who has lived with cancer for 10 years (no remission!) and remains upbeat, positive and inspiring. After living with cancer for ten years Eddy wants to give people hope and be part of finding the cure for cancer. Above it all, he wants to tell people suffering with cancer that there is hope. Above all he wanted a platform to tell educate people about cancer. He’s not only good looking in person, but when you hear Eddy’s story you’ll agree that he is reminds us that we all have a lot to be grateful for. Vote for Eddy Rust to become Bachelor of the Year at https://www.facebook.com/groups/572042689504694/

Laura McDermid reminds listeners that their bodies, mind and spirit are continually subjected to stimulus, pollutants and stress. Detoxing is a necessary part of self-maintenance, cleaning and rebuilding all three of these constituents. Following a detox diet plan can help rid your body of toxins that have built up in your colon, liver and bloodstream. A safe and healthy detox will create space in both body and mind. It can help us shift more easily into eating for a new season, strengthen lymphatic, metabolic and digestive systems, and/or discern a culprit for any chronic digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic gas, indigestion and constipation. www.allabouthealth.co.za

Eating is not an executive skill but it is especially hard to imagine why anyone negotiating a rise to the top would consider it possible to skip mastering these very simple requirements… what else did they skip according to a Fortune 500 CEO. Courtenay Carey shares her pet peeves people make when dining our, either socially or professionally, and if you take her advice you’ll soon be able to dine like a diplomat. Courtenay is presenting a 4 hour dining and table etiquette tutorial which includes a 5 course meal. It is designed to teach you simple yet effective skills that ensure a flawless performance while remaining poised, confident and professional at even the most intimidating tables. www.etischool.co.za

Edward Chamberlain-Bell is so passionate about digital marketing that he invited the organisers of Africa’s Digital Marketing, E-commerce and Enterprise show into the studio at Radio Today Johannesburg to discuss how all businesses, including telecommunications, financial services, airlines, hospitality, retail and utilities, can make money from improving their systems and technologies. Wayne Harris and Katherine Webb came on air to get you online at www.terrapinn.com.

The Look & Feel Good Expo is jam packed full of fresh, innovative ideas & products to help you live a happier, healthier life and to make you look and feel good. Expect to see a fantastic mix of over 400 health, beauty, fitness, wellbeing and live demos, try-it classes, over R500,000.00 worth of prize giveaways. Plus you get goodie bags filled with treats for every visitor. Heidi Warricker invites you to www.ifeelgood.co.za

Courtenay Carey is the co-founder and director of The School of Etiquette. The School of Etiquette teachs you the soft skills to confidently interact socially and professionally. This positions you for a promotion at work and a more extensive and happier social life. 99% of executives say that social skills are prerequisites to succeeding in business and social life. Anything but old-fashioned, Courtenay offers a contemporary approach to good manners www.etischool.co.za

Webwin has undergone a revamp and are offer listeners the opportunity to win a holiday in Buenos Aires worth R23 000. Experience the sights, sounds and smells of Buenos Aires with Travelstart and Getaway. If you’ve never been overseas best you get entering and refer as many friends as possible….and most importantly don’t forget to make sure you have a valid passport. www.webwin.co.za

Say cheese! The Photo & Film Expo is the largest Photographic Expo on the continent. Nowhere in Africa can you see all your favourite photographic brands under one roof. The 2012 event was the largest ever and feedback from visitors and exhibitors has been exceptional. 2013 marks the 5th anniversary of this annual expo and is set to be the biggest yet – the event is booked from the 31st October till the 3rd November 2013 at the Coca-Cola Dome in Johannesburg.

Expect the unexpected from Edith Venter!
Expect an uber-glam fundraiser from Edith Venter fundraising for the Wits Paediatric Fund with Professor Daynia Ballot – there’s going to be great food, fine wine and little goodie bags- but most importantly it’s for a great causes that supports childcare. Both ladies joined Edward Chamberlain-Bell in the SoundBites studio at Radio Today Johannesburg raise awareness for the incredible work that the Wits Paediatric Fund does for underprivileged children and all their medical needs. The fundraiser is on the 2nd November. Tickets available at www.edithunlimited.co.za/bookings

Expect gorgeousness at the Beauty & Wellbeing Expo!
The Beauty & Wellbeing Expo is a super exciting new show dedicated to providing you with anything and everything you could ever want to improve your wellbeing just in time for summer. Expect fantastic freebies and great advice from leading professional skincare brands, professional hair care, experience spa treatments and get the opportunity to boost your fitness, health, nutrition and wellbeing. Do not miss out on this fantastic event for you and the entire family at the Gallagher Convention Centre on the 26 & 27 October 2013. www.beautyandwellbeing.co.za

Expect a rewarding retirement after the Retirement Expo!
The Retirement Expo is a celebration of all that it means to be fulfilled in all aspects of life. Come explore the brave, adventurous, exciting and rewarding new world of retirement. Get the big picture about South Africans and retirement, have a sneak preview of the Retirement Expo, learn about the trends in ‘second life’ careers, and even get expert advice aimed at helping you plan for a comfortable retirement. Discover how to live, play and play www.retirementexpo.co.za

Expect fabulous freebies & gorgeous giveaways SoundBites team!
The SoundBites Team has TWENTY double tickets to giveaway to both the Beauty & Wellbeing Expo plus another TWENTY double tickets to giveaway to the Retirement Expo!
Want to win tickets to each? Then visit the www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com blog and retweet the tickets you want to win. It’s that simple- and fun!

Kevin Mills-Davis joins the SoundBites team to discuss his new restaurant called Stage Door. Barbara Gillman went there and was so impressed she booked them onto the show on the spot. Expect great food and personal service in an intimate atmosphere that is designed to make you feel like a star! www.justevents.co.za

Adele Green wrote ‘Can You See Me Naked’ to give men more insight into their relationships with their female partners and shows how they can deal with and manage expectations. It is written from the feminine perspective and offers women a better understanding of how their behaviour can influence their personal partnerships. www.nakedwithadele.com

The Saxon Hotel recently secured the title ‘Best Hotel/Resort Spa’ in South Africa at the Professional Beauty Awards so who better than their assistant spa manager, Jared Hines, to advise everyone how to look their best for summer. Skincare is just as important for men and woman, especially considering the South African environment. www.saxon.co.za

Häagen-Dazs has been synonymous with the finest, hand-selected ingredients and superior quality. Kate Goetz discovered pure pleasure at the launch of their new flavours which were whipped up into very intoxicating liquor cocktails. www.haagendazs.co.za

Want to get in contact the SoundBites team? Visit their blog www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com

De Hoek Country House caters for exclusive group events and special occasions in a gracious and tranquil setting. It is an ideal venue for Corporate Strategy Meetings or Companies who wish to entertain clients and friends. Secluded, luxurious ambience can be enjoyed by guests for dinner parties, birthdays and luncheons. The emphasis is on providing you, the guest, with individual attention and superb cuisine.

The Stone House has 20 sumptuous, beautifully appointed bedrooms with bathrooms en suite, each with a lovely view of the gardens. Each of the 16 Superior Suites have private balconies looking onto the Magalies River. The cuisine and 5 star service at De Hoek is internationally acclaimed. The style of food served is French continental, and a new 5 course menu is designed every day, according to the freshest produce available. The menu is a combination of interesting flavours and the food is beautifully presented with a great deal of pride by a dedicated team. Wines are sourced from selected vineyards in the Cape. www.dehoek.com

Toast ~ Good Food Here
Edward chamberlain-Bell was so impressed by pop-up restaurant “Toast ~ Good Food Here” that he invited to Chef Tony Barnett to give everyone a heads-up on his next upcoming pop-up restaurants. You know you’re going to be in for a foodie treat so be advised to go hungry!
Pre-book these dates for yourself:
Friday 27 September, 19:15 for 19:45 (Chef’s Fine Dining table)
Saturday 28 September, 19:00 for 19:30 (Chef’s Fine Dining table)
Cost: R600 per person, including a stunning 6-course meal, wine, bottled water and coffee. A cash bar is available.
Sunday 6 October 2013, 12:00 for 12:30 (Plaastafel at Ludwigs’ Roses)
Cost: R550 per person, including a fabulous 5-course meal, Zandvliet wines and bottled water. A cash bar is available.
For more information: www.toastgfh.co.za

Taste Of Joburg with Justine Drake
The Pick Pay Taste of Joburg runs from 26 – 29 September at the Montecasino Outdoor Event Area. Justine Drake highlights the 12 of top Joburg restaurants who will fashion special menus of starter sized dishes for the occasion, including signature dishes created by our featured chefs designed to reflect their philosophy and showcase seasonal and premium ingredients in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet setting. Expect great taste from African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel, Beefcakes Burger Bar, Coobs, Gwefey Redefined Asian Cuisine, La Cucina Di Ciro, Lacuna Bistro, Prosopa, 3SIXTYº Liquid Lounge, 2 Thai 4, Thava Indian Restaurant, The Grazing Room and Vivace Restaurant. www.tasteofjoburg.com

Get Wrappin’ ‘n Packin’ for the Holidays
We know nobody wants to be reminded about Christmas in the middle of the year but you should bear in mind that if you need to courier gifts to loved ones locally & internationally it is best to start doing it now before everyone starts bottlenecking their gifts before the big day. Aerospeed Couriers a personalised service specific to your needs at any hour of the day throughout the year. Michael Gillman explains that with twenty years of offering high quality courier services they pride ourselves on offering personal service at the most competitive rates. They are the creme de la creme of courier services. www.aerospeedcouriers.co.za

Win Prizes Galore with SoundBites on Tadio Today Johannesburg!
Win 1 of 2 double tickets Toast’s Plaastafel and 1 of double tickets to Tasteofjoburg by visiting the SoundBite’s blog: www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com

The Good Food & Wine Show ~ 21 – 24 September
For over a decade, the Good Food & Wine Show has pushed the boundaries of innovation and excellence as South Africa’s premier food, wine and lifestyle experience. We’re cooking up something bigger and better for 2013. Their celebrity chef line-up and a second-to-none culinary lifestyle experience will ensure over 130,000 visitors get a taste of the extraordinary. You can win 1 of 5 Double Tickets to the Good Food & Wine Show simply by visitng the soundbites blog: www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com courtesy of www.goodfoodandwineshow.co.za.

Taste of Joburg is Tastier Than Ever!!
The Pick Pay Taste of Joburg is back from 26 – 29 September at the Montecasino where 12 of Joburg’s top restaurants will fashion special menus of starter sized dishes for the occasion, including signature dishes created by featured chefs designed to reflect their philosophy and showcase seasonal and premium ingredients in an unbeatable alfresco gourmet setting. African Pride Melrose Arch Hotel’s Executive Chef Hanroe Erasmus gives us the inside scoop of what to expect. www.tasteofjoburg.com

Manifest Your Abundance This Spring
Opal-Jazmine explains how to manifest abundance in your life. We are all spirits on this earth learning to fulfill our chosen purposes and ultimately evolving into the joyful, spiritual beings we are meant to be. It is no longer a secret, but rather a scientific fact that we are energy beings, that we are all interconnected, and that our spirituality is our key to abundance in love, health, wisdom, wealth and happiness. www.spiritsoracle.com

Want To Get Serv’d Fresh?
There’s a quiet revolution being delivered by Serv’d Fresh. They prepare and deliver customised meals to your door that are deliciously tasty, healthy and with a gourmet twist. It would be an injustice to call them convenience foods but that’s exactly what they are for the busy workaholic who doesn’t have the time to shop and prepare healthy meals for the family. Bridget Van As explains why she wants you to get served something fresh! www.servdfresh.co.za/

Win 1 of 20 Double Tickets to Taste of Joburg with SoundBites!
It’s a bumper month for foodies this month because SoundBites also has 20 double tickets to Taste of Joburg worth R3,200. To win tickets simply visit the SoundBites and tell us why you want tickets at www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com.

Barbara Gillman & Laura McDermid discuss Imago Therapy with Chris Opperman. Imago Africa (IA) consists of a community of Imago Therapists and Professional Facilitators who are passionate about the healing potential in each relationship and are trained to facilitate new ways of being in a relationship, whether it be a partner, your child or even your work colleagues. Imago Relationship Therapy offers so much more than just a unique way of approaching support and enrichment of relationships – it offers a new paradigm for living. www.imagoafrica.co.za/

Margot Finberg shares her “Soul Purpose Agenda” a system of hand analysis focusing on decoding your soul purpose. It’s not about fortune-telling but fulfilling your life potential. www.selfgrowthsolustions.com

The Green Bean African Coffee Roastery is a “boutique” in-restaurant coffee roasting facility, based at Casalinga Ristorante Italiano in Muldersdrift
Johannesburg. Lee Anderson explains how to get the best coffee in town. www.greenbeancoffee.co.za

Sound Bites with Edward Chamberlain-Bell is an exciting new lifestyle & destination show that focuses on what to eat, where to go and who to know in Johannesburg and South Africa. The show is brought to you by The Food Cops and Radio Today Johannesburg. The original show was conceptualised by The Food Cops as a social foodies guide to sharing good and bad dining experiences. It soon became evident that dining experiences are no longer limited to restaurants and “destination” eating was becoming equally popular with listeners who were interested in food markets, pop-up restaurants and other events where food was available.

As the show grew, listeners indicated they enjoyed Edward’s ideas on holistic lifestyle, cultural trends and social responsibility. It didn’t hurt that Edward was equally critical of good and bad experiences, including himself, nor that he could segue effortlessly from sharing fine dining experiences to his standby ‘butter-bean dip’ from a can. Quick-witted when caught off-guard, he isn’t afraid to admit that even when he doesn’t know what he was talking about, he will find someone who does. Like celebrated foodies Hilary Biller, Jenni Morris, Justine Drake and Reza Mohammad.
– See more at: www.soundbites.chamberlainbell.com

A detox cleans the body and mind. Our bodies, mind and spirit are continually subjected to stimulus, pollutants and stress. Detoxing is a necessary part of self-maintenance, cleaning and rebuilding all three of these constituents. Following a detox diet plan can help rid your body of toxins that have built up in your colon, liver and bloodstream. A safe and healthy detox will create space in both body and mind. It can help us shift more easily into eating for a new season, strengthen lymphatic, metabolic and digestive systems, and/or discern a culprit for any chronic digestive issues, such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), chronic gas, indigestion and constipation. Only Laura McDermid can make it as effortless and effective as possible.
– See more at: www.allabouthealth.co.za/

A healthy mind is a confident mind. Barbara Gillman specialises in confidence building. Essential for anybody in their daily life but especially the work place. She also offers courses in Oral Communication, Team Motivation and Public Speaking Skills, depending on what the candidate needs, the courses are approximately 6 hours, one hour per week. Please contact her to discuss your personal requirements. Corporate training is perfect for groups up to 10 candidates who prefer to be trained simultaneously. These sessions take place over a 6 week period, 2 hours per week. Clients can also opt for communication exams via Trinity College, London.All trainers are qualified speech and drama teachers or vocal coaches and Seta accredited. Training sessions are interactive, educational and fun consisting of role plays, music, audio tape recordings. Voice Perfect is perfect for personal assessments and interactive group training. All attendees will receive certificates.
– See more at: www.voiceperfect.org

The Michelangelo brings a taste of India to Africa.
For four days The Michelangelo in Joburg’s upscale Sandton neighbourhood will be transformed into a cosmopolitan melting pot of gastronomic tastes, colours, sights and experiences when Taste Of India launches on August 20th, until August 23rd 2013. Chef Rob Creaser’s culinary brigade. Creaser of Michelangelo’s Piccolo Mondo is renowned for designing dishes that do not just feed the appetite and appease the taste buds, but
bring with them a visual signature never seen before. For more information and bookings 011 282 7463 or
michbanq1@legacyhotels.co.za

Cupcakes so gorgeous you could just plutz!
Especially when it’s a sophisticated cupcake for grownups? Lesley Plutsick has enjoyed a successful career in hospitality but her passion for baking is opening doors for her as the go to person for bespoke cupcakes. They’re an indulgent sweet treat for anyone who has a sweet tooth and a taste for the finer things in life. Lesley’s secret tip is to always use the best possible ingredients because that’s how you get the best possible results but also to try add an innovative twist so that your cupcakes stand out from the crowd. Lesley’s cupcakes are perfect for weddings, birthdays, baby showers and any day in between. You will find Lesley at the Fourways Farmers Market or at lesleyplutsick@gmail.com.

For the kitchen: Win R72 000 in Defy appliances from Webwin.
As the home executive of your household you would know that for many years Defy has been a trusted South African brand name producing modern household and kitchen appliances. One of the main advantages of owning a Defy product is the availability of spares and the experienced service men on hand should anything go wrong. Enter the HomeMag competition where FOUR lucky winners will each receive R18 000 in appliances. The prize includes a dishwasher, an aquafusion washing machine and the eco energy efficient tumble dryer.
www.webwin.co.za

Paula Begoun’s 20 Beauty Myths Busted!
Paula Begoun is a consumer advocate and best-selling author known worldwide as the Cosmetics Cop. Paula’s expertise has led to repeat appearances on CNN, Oprah, The View, The Today Show, 20/20, and The Dr. Oz Show. Why Paula’s Choice? Paula’s Choice Products are… Formulated by skin care expert Paula Begoun, clinically proven non-irritating, fragrance free, dye free and don’t involve animal testing. Edward chamberlain-Bell says he loves her toner because it feels more like a serum than a stripper!
http://www.paulaschoice.co.za/20-beauty-myths-busted-1/

Anne Power goes from sex kitten to “Cougar” at Catz!
16 & 17 August: Tell your friends Melville getting its Mojo back! Catz in Melville is doing two nights out with Anne Power and her show called Cougar. Catz is the perfect venue for everybody from trendsetters to the informal, from insomniacs to the lethargic, from old to young, from contemporary to classical music, from the hungry to the drinkers, and from the adventurous to the faint hearted…Open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Catz Pyjamas is the only restaurant in Johannesburg, where you can enjoy a scrumptious meal at any time you choose and the quality will be consistent.
http://www.catzpyjamas.co.za/Catz2011/

The Fairlawns is a very unique, exclusive and up-market sanctuary for today’s traveler, be that business or leisure. This well-kept secret is the perfect balance between tranquility and proximity to the thriving business centers of Sandton. Elegant enough to host European royalty, relaxed enough for one visitor to comment “a home away from home, only better”, this establishment is truly a world-class venue. http://fairlawns-hotel.co.za/
Originally owned by the Openheimer family, the property was purchased in 1986 and remained the private residence of the current owners, John and Anna Thacker, until the establishment of Fairlawns as a Boutique Hotel in 1998. A forerunner in creating spacious bathrooms, individually themed suites and even the name Boutique, which at the time was not the popular nomenclature it is today, Fairlawns has been at the forefront of a different offering in hospitality.

Justin Vicars and Lucille Divine from SEO Tips Spot (www.seotipsspot.com) talk about social media and marketing. Justin Vicars’ vast business and entrepreneurial knowledge of how to open and grow businesses has won him great accolades and success.
A strong ability to see the bigger picture as a visionary and help develop and create a road-map towards the end goal testifies to this success. Lucille Divine is a South African business woman who co-founded SEO Tips Spot over five years ago, after experiencing a major life changing event that helped her to make a decision to work smarter. Lucille turned her attention to learning online tactics to position her business. She believes that harnessing the internet for business is the fundamental key to online success and she shares her knowledge helping others to understand how to use the internet and in particular social media marketing tactics combined with search engine optimisation tactics.

Julia Charlton chats about the Wits Art Museum including events (http://www.wits.ac.za/witsartmuseum/15902/exhibitions.html)

Situated in the heart of Sandhurst, The Oak Leaf restaurant is a tranquil haven for you and your family. Memories being made at the Oak Leaf Restaurant makes those special occasions just that much better. They offer a mouth watering selection of contemporary lunch meals with a wide spread choice of decadent cakes and pastries. They have hosted corporate breakfasts, year-end functions, product launches, team builds and bosberades for some of South Africa’s top companies as well as for some of South Africa’s up and comers. www.theoakleaf.co.za

August is women’s month and we ask are women all the same? Well the secret is out! There are indeed 5 types of women in the world. In The Female Curve, Authors and Human Behaviour Specialists, Johan and Marianna van Niekerk, write about the secret elements that differentiate 5 types of women in the world. In addition to sharing their extraordinary findings, Johan and Marianna also examine how reliance factors and placement on the female curve scale attributed to the building blocks of the 5 types of women. www.thefemalecurve.com

BY WORD OF MOUTH: The one-stop-event shop where food is paramount. Established by Karen Short in 1993, BY WORD OF MOUTH has built a reputation for producing the most talked about, polished events and parties in South Africa and this has shown through the 20 years of excellence. BY WORD OF MOUTH offers a “one-stop-event shop”, from unique designer menus of exquisite food selections and tastes to complete event management service, including event designing, floral designing, hiring and decor, beverages, Front of House managers, waiters. www.bywordofmouth.co.za

Renate Klass deserves high praise for introducing QMS Medicosmetics to the South African market. It is formulated by Dr. med. Erich Schulte, an aesthetic surgeon, lecturer and international authority on skin aging and skin regeneration, based on research led, collagen enhancing technology to create a bespoke regenerative system of skincare. In the 1970s Dr med. Erich Schulte worked at the Maxillo Facial Department for reconstructive plastic surgery at the Göttingen University Clinic in Germany. His patients were mainly severe accident and burn wound victims. At the time surgery could lead to the reconstruction of the shape of the face but skin remained scarred and damaged.
http://www.futurethis.co.za/

Wedgewood Nougat has become Edward Chamberlain-Bell’s latest addiction. Unlike some commercial nougats which are excessively sweet- their nougat has a neutral sweetness so you can really taste the honey, nuts and cranberries. We can’t even tell you how wickedly decadent their Belgian chocolate nougat is- just that it is wickedly decadent! Edward Chamberlain-Bell created a pavlova with a chewy nougat twist by filling a meringue nest with nougat chunks, nuts, berries and lashings of cream- a crispy, chewy, nutty surprise! www.wedgewoodnougat.co.za

Leigh Blanckenberg completed her Honours Degree in Art History at University of Witwatersrand where she graduated with Distinction and was awarded the Standard Bank Group Foundation of African Art Honours Essay: For the best Honours Essay on the topic from African Art Studies in 2008. She currently works with the University as a second year lecturer in the Art History department and a Collections Organisation Specialist to the Wits Art Museum. www.wits.ac.za/witsartmuseum

Dave Nemeth is one of the South Africa’s leading trend analysts and forecasters. He will be presenting his 2014 Trend Report at Decorex, Johannesburg, on Wednesday, 7 August at 11:00 in the Gallagher Convention Centre auditorium. It’s an event everyone interested in the latest decor and designs must attend. Nemeth, himself a furniture designer and interior designer has worked for some of South Africa’s leading fashion and furniture retailers. He is now the owner of Oaklands furniture and design studio. www.decorex.co.za

One would think that Edith Venter is the ultimate social butterfly living the champagne lifestyle but Edward Chamberlain-Bell discovers that it’s all work and no play because she’s so consumed with her events management company, motivational speaking and her charities. She certainly lives up to the expectations she creates that you should expect the unexpected from www.edithunlimited.co.za.

Kate Goetz discovers more exquisite taste from Vanessa Simcock, who trained at Leith’s in London before establishing her exclusive, up market catering company that was started in July 1999 in the Northern Suburbs of Johannesburg to caters for everything from intimate dinner parties, corporate cocktail parties, weddings, birthdays and everything in between. www.exquisitetastes.co.za.

Jo Dick from Cheese Gourmet in Linden has been described as one of Johansburgs worthy food heroes- and it’s true. She and husband, Brian, are hands-on in every aspect of their business, from sourcing all ingredients from small producers. Their deli range includes charcuterie, jams, pickles and over 120 cheeses but they also serve breakfast all day and present cooking classes. www.gourmetcheese.co.za.

Art lovers need to diarise Nathaniel Stern and Tegan Bristow’s exciting new exhibition, Meaning Motion, at the Wits Art Museum between 12 June – 18 August 2013. These two highly innovative, interactive digital artists explore how we interact in our space and what are the implications and impact of that interaction. It’s an experience that can only be explored at www.wits.ac.za/witsartmuseum.

Daria Higgins has worked in the events industry since 1997 where she began her career in London with the world’s largest conference and exhibitions organisation. She worked across Europe and the east coast of the US. Upon her return to South Africa she set up her own boutique agency that keeps a small core team with a pool of specialised project managers. True North Events conceptualised and produced events such as awards ceremonies, product launches, road shows. Since 2006 clients have included Discovery Holdings, Anglo American, Blue financial services, Renault, South African Breweries, Weber Wentzel Bowen, Sasol Gas, Ogilvy, Mutual and Federal, De Beers and Anglo American. www.truenorthevents.co.za

Wendy Carsten invite people to visit the Melville Koppies in Johannesburg. The nature reserve is also a city heritage site . It is the last conserved remnant of Johannesburg’s ridges as they were before the discovery of gold in 1886. Its geology goes back three billion years. Stone tools show that Early Stone Age man camped here as long as 500 000 years ago. There is a Late Stone Age living floor. Within the last 1 000 years Iron Age immigrants arrived, and remains of their kraal walls can be found on the northern slopes. In 1963 an iron-smelting furnace was excavated and can be seen today. The vegetation of the Koppies is entirely indigenous and is a remarkable example of the richness of highveld grasses, flowers, and trees so close to a city centre. These ridges have looked like this for hundreds of years. http://www.mk.org.za

Voice Perfect’s principal member, Barbara Gillman, is a highly experienced vocal teacher, radio presenter and a published poet. Her focus is teaching people how to find their perfect voice and to communicate more effectively. Voice Perfect will teach you to speak confidently, communicate more effectively and boost your presentation skills. Essential skills for everybody in their personal and professional capacity. Try Voice Perfect’s exciting new team building concept. Every team building experience is personalised and totally unique and designed so that all attendees benefit from each others participation. www.voiceperfect.org.

Edward Chamberlain-Bell discovers the perfect weekend retreat at the 4-star award winning Valley Lodge & Spa alongside the Magalies River where he enjoyed a weekend of hiking, canoeing and their private nature reserve. Fortunately, they cater for hearty appetites and discerning palates. Guests are free to use the spa’s hydro facilities but Edward
recommends you try their alternative therapies too to restore body, mind & spirit. Guests, Laurence McGrath, General Manager, and Alessia Viljoen, Spa Manager, joined the Sound Bites at Radio Today Johannesburg to invite listeners to win their own weekend getaway worth R10,000 at www.valleylodge.co.za.

Sound Bites and the Food Cops celebrated liquid gold in Jozi with Fine Brandy Fusion at the Sandton Convention Centre where they met the man with the Midas touch, Guilhem Grosperrin, the son of Jean Grosperrin who founded their world class Cognacs. All Grosperrin’s cognacs are very clean and pure, being bottled without any colour or additives and can
be used to create stunning cocktails- or enjoyed alone. Paul laCock imports Grosperrin’s cognacs, which you can buy from specialist online liquor store www.aficionados.co.za.
Laura McDermid reminds us to find a healthy balance in what we eat and what we drink.

The best way to achieve health is to tap into nature’s resources which range from our most basic and essential need for oxygen, to the body’s most necessary fuel – nutrition. Modern agriculture, food production, storage, processing and cooking make it highly likely that many of us have one or more nutritional deficiencies which can lead to all sorts of health
challenges if not addressed appropriately. To get you on ther right track, Laura is offering some fantastic prizes for cardio & digestive health care at www.allabouthealth.co.za.

R50,000 prizes must be won on “Sound Bites with Edward Chamberlain-Bell” – brought to you by The Food Cops on Radio Today Johannesburg on 1485AM or DStv audio channel 869 every Saturday between 12-13PM tells you what to eat, where to go and who to know in Johannesburg and all around.

Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Chris Avant-Smith might not agree about their wines (or whines) but they both agree that www.clicohotel.com offers a superb fine dining experience with appropriate wine parings. Chef Raymond Kokota at Clico explains how to structure a five-course meal with great wine pairings.

Our intrepid roving reporter, Donovan Steyl, reviews highlights in Cape Town, including the Montagu Country Hotel, Van Loveren’s Tangled Tree range of wines and The Rocky Horror Picture Show in Cape Town. www.webwin.co.za

Fine Brandy Fusion www.sabrandy.co.za reflects brandy’s refined and trendy side in ways you never thought possible. After rocking the Mother City in May, the ultimate luxury showcase of premium South African brandy envelops the Sandton Convention Centre from 26 – 28 June 2013. Win tickets at www.facebook.com/EdwardChamberlainBell

L-R in pic: Amanda Masondo, Chris Avant-Smith, Edward Chamberlain-Bell and Chef Raymond Kokota at Clico

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