Gina Myers gives us the lowdown on her fave beauty and shopping spots in Joburg.
Best accessory shop
This is quite a tough decision. I usually enjoy statement pieces, nothing very over the top, just bold and different! But I also like to dress up my hair and I think the shop that caters for both is Lovisa – it has the most beautiful stuff.
Best beauty mecca (spa)
A friend took me to the Saxon Spa about three years ago for my birthday and it’s by far the best spa I’ve ever been to – nothing seems to be able to beat it. The service, the comfort and the entire experience is just perfect. From the minute you arrive and are chauffeured to the entrance, to the gowns you’re given and the exceptional rooms … the Saxon is hands down the best.
Best clothing store for her
I couldn’t possibly choose one best clothing store for her. I like to shop between Zara, Country Road, Trenery and Witchery. Their sales are always amazing and the quality of clothes is what I love most. Each piece I have ever bought has such longevity and a sense of elegance. I’d say those are the absolute best!
Best clothing store for him
When it comes to dressing him, there’s nothing better than a man in a suit or a hot pair of jeans. G-Star has outdone itself with men’s selection of jeans, so it’s definitely my go-to where denim is concerned. I love Cotton On for men too! Its appeal includes trendy attire at really affordable prices.
Best exclusive boutique
I’ve been a Nicci Boutiques fan for years, so it’s definitely my favourite. Her stuff gets better and better. She also has an incredible relationship with all her clients which makes the service even better and makes it easy to keep going back.
Best hair salon
Ginger is without doubt my favourite hair salon! It even gives discounts if you happen to be a ginger. It’s turned a house into a salon hair experience. Everyone there is just the best.
Best jewellery store
I don’t often buy jewellery, but when I do, Donatello in Sandton City is my pick for all things that glitter. I love the family that owns it.
Best nail bar
Sorbet Hyde Park is my nail bar of choice! Every single member of staff is amazing at what they do, and so friendly too. They always make a plan to fit me in, which I appreciate.
Best place to buy beauty products
It depends on which beauty products I’m buying when it’s time to restock. I love going to Edgars in Sandton.
Best shoe shop
My favourite shoe shop is preferably the one with a sale! But definitely Castelo. I sometimes walk in there just to feel happy.
Best show-them-off undies
I’d definitely show off my underwear if I got it from Victoria’s Secret! I’m such a sucker for sexy, comfy underwear. Nothing like a good pair of knickers that says VS.