Hangout With Heather



A weekly podcast from Heather Hook in Johannesburg. Bringing you what's hot, what's cool and everything in between. If you need to know where to shop, eat and play, this is your podcast.


  • Food, drink, horse racing and everything else...

    12/09/2017 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back to Tuesday and of course #HangoutWithHeather - can you believe it, this is Heather's 99th podcast with us, and next week promises to be an epic centenary celebration! This week Heather chats about The @StPetersburgBallet as they are arriving in town this week for a limited season performing two beautiful ballets at The Teatro, Montecasino. @SplashWaterCircus is back with a full international cast, and Heather is looking forward to heading through to @SilverstarCasino to see the full show again in it's entirety! Everyone's fave brunch spot, @ArbourCafe in Illovo are now offering healthy take home meals and function menus, and a new Italian restaurant has opened in Nelson Mandela Square - Heather shares about @Septimo as well. Our Miss SA, Demi-Leigh had launched a great #Unbreakables campaign to prepare and empower women against hi-jacking as well as teaching defensive driving too - nice one! Make sure you have 25th November in your diary, its time for the @sansuisummercup

  • Spring is in the Air

    05/09/2017 Duración: 23min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back to Tuesday and of course #HangoutWithHeather who is over the moon that spring has finally started to show signs of life in Joburg. There are some great events on the go this week, and Heather chats about @ClicoBoutiqueHotel Secretaries Day spoils they have planned, as well the highly anticipated #UnlockTheUnusuals wine event happening this Thursday at @KillarneyCountryClub Yay! Heather heads over to the annual @ConsolGlass #RedHotSale and shares about all the awesome goodies that are now 50% less - and as we all know glass is way better for you, and the environment! Some dates you do want to diarise are 14/15 October for the #PinoBiltongFest @LeribaHotel in Centurion - two days filled with Pinotage and Biltong - what could be better!? Heather chats one on one in an exclusive interview with the new chef at The Sandton Sun, Gerard Vingerling, and finds out more about what he has planned for the San Deck and Restaurant, as well as the rest of the Sandton Mile. The @Samsung G

  • What's happening in Jozi this week

    29/08/2017 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — Hello there Tuesday and of course #HangoutWithHeather There is loads on the go of course, and Heather shares the very best in entertainment and things to do in Joburg, as always. Heather has a very special message from legendary musician @JackParow ahead of #BrandyFest this weekend, he shares about why you need to make sure you are there, and it does promise to be one epic event! November heralds the arrival of @JohnLegend and his Darkness and Light World Tour, and Heather has all your details with regards to ticketing and booking details for the show. Marvel comics are releasing #InHumans as a TV show - but if you want a sneak peak make sure you get all to Imax at @SterKinekor cinemas to watch the first two episodes before it hits MNet Channel 101 at the end of the month! You can win your own home with #WinAHome which is back on @AfternoonExpress show and one viewer can win their dream home in the stunning @EyeOfAfrica Estate. Make sure you have your tickets for #JazzInTheCradle taki

  • The best in events and entertainment

    22/08/2017 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — It's Tuesday once again - and that means it's time for #HangoutWithHeather Of course Heather has another packed show for you - there is so much on the go in and around Jozi, now that spring is finally heading our way after this last cold snap. Heather has an exclusive one on one chat with Dax Menday - the organiser of the upcoming #BrandyFest - it sounds like so much fun, find out more with Dax! Heather also has tickets to give away to the festival as well. If you love our heritage, good food and drink - then make sure you get your info and tickets for Magalies Rocks the Cradle this weekend, in partnership with @Hot919FM - this looks like a fun weekend out in The Cradle. @SplashWaterCircus opens at The Globe, @Silverstar Casino this weekend - and is a sight to behold - all your traditional circus acts - just in or over a 12 meter swimming pool - it looks spectacular! If you love @NatanielFanPage - make sure you have your tickets booked to see his latest show #Nataniel30 which opens th

  • Interview with Nataniel, Food, Wine and more...

    15/08/2017 Duración: 22min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back all you #HangoutWithHeather's another bumper show as always and Heather has an exclusive one on one interview with iconic South African performer Nataniel, ahead of his latest show opening at @EmperorsPalace later this month. Don't forget that @JasonGoliath is live on stage at The Lyric @GoodReefCity this weekend with his #LiveSeries show and it is set to be a laugh a minute. Also on this week, in no particular order - Calling Me Home, a beautiful love story opens @JoburgTheatre as well as @LordOfTheDance which is set to be amazing, as always. If you love wine as much as Heather does - make sure you head to The Cradle of Food and Wine Festival this Saturday or if shopping is more your thing - @SandtonCity now offers free wi-fi to all shoppers! Winning. Lend a hand and help @SamCowen get to Gibraltar to live her dream #GetSamToGibraltar #SistersForSam and if you love jazz, Heather shares about the upcoming #JazzAtNirox taking place at the beginning of Septem

  • Interview with Jason Goliath, Splash and more...

    08/08/2017 Duración: 21min

    Niche Radio — It's that time of the week again - can we get a hoo-rah for #HangoutWithHeather who is as excited about her upcoming public holiday as you are. Don't forget that @JasonGoliath live on stage at The Lyric @GoodReefCity on 18th & 19th August with his #LiveSeries show and it is set to be a laugh a minute. Heather catches up with this funny man to find out more... Calling all design and DIY fundi's do catch @Decorex which opens this week @GallagherConventionCentre and literally has everything you need to redo your home from A-Z all under one roof. If decorating is your thing, then Heather has a R 500 paint voucher to give away from the team at@ProminentPaints in Midrand - so make sure you listen in. Legendary performer @Nataniel heads our way a bit later this month, and Heather shares all about his new show, titled 30 years, 90 minutes and it is set to be spectacular. Splash! - The Water Circus looks like a show not to be missed, and Heather shares more about this, as well as other upco

  • What's on the go in and around Joburg this week...

    01/08/2017 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — You know what day it is, and it's time for yet another installment of #HangoutWithHeather and of course it's a jam packed show with loads on the go in and around this beautiful city of Joburg. If you are interested in all things decor and design - do make sure to pop in to @Decorex which is heading our way next week, and if you are doing a little home DIY this weekend, do go and check out the offerings at the brand new @ProminentPaints in Midrand! Heather tries a new hair treatment called #HairBotox from @INOAR and is super impressed with the treatment and amazing results too! Join the team from @StanleyBeerYard on Wednesday 2nd of August for a great evening learning about beer, and tasting it too - and if you prefer something slightly sweeter, Heather heads through to check out @MoodyCow which is now open in @ClearwaterMall - and offers literally everything ice cream and yummy that you can possibly think of. Don't forget that @JoeyRasdien will be lighting up the stage at The Lyric @Go

  • Loads to do, see and discover in Jozi this week

    25/07/2017 Duración: 17min

    Niche Radio — Haaaapppy Tuesday all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners - and it's a bumper show as always - there is always so much on the go in Joburg, we don't know how Heather gets its all done. Heather is looking forward to a number of great events heading our way in the next few weeks - among them @LordofTheDance and a great evening learning about beer with the team from @StanleyBeerYard. If you love a good laugh - make sure to catch @TumiandFriends is heading to @emperorspalace it promises to a hoot. Another great show coming our way in August is #CallingMeHome taking place @JoburgTheatre. Heather catches up with Precious Molete - the owner of @Ethnikids a unique concept that aims to encourage kids to read more - by bringing age specific and gender appropriate books to your home, in your preferred language! Happy 11th Birthday to @ClicoBoutiqueHotel in Rosebank - a great venue, and offering some awesome birthday specials to diners as well - do check them out for an amazing meal in Rosebank. WI

  • Comedy with #LiveSeries, Interview with Joey Rasdien and loads to WIN!

    18/07/2017 Duración: 22min

    Niche Radio — It’s Tuesday once again and Heather is back with you in full force! On today’s #HangoutWithHeather there is loads to find out about that is taking place in and around Jozi! Whatever you do – make sure you catch Heather’s one on one interview with comedic legend @JoeyRasdien as he prepares for his two-night show in August #LiveSeries at @GoldReefCity. If you are a tech geek – make sure you head to #MediaTechAfrica event this week, everything you need to know, see, hear and interact with in the world of Tech. Heather chats media trends globally with @DionChang and BSH brands – this is quite a show stopper and covers becoming “WOKE” in a technological age. Make sure that you celebrate Woman’s Month in style with the team at The @CradleBoutiqueHotel – make sure to get all your info on the show for The Cradle of Food and Wine Festival – all female wine makers and gin makers, food, picnics and loads more. WIN! A set of tickets to The The Cradle of Food and Wine Festival valued at R 150 – AN

  • Exclusive Interview with Jim Moginie

    11/07/2017 Duración: 21min

    Niche Radio — It's Tuesday which means it is #HangoutWithHeather yay! There is tons on the go in around Jozi this week and weekend, and Heather covers all your need to knows. First up - you do not want to miss Heather's one on one chat with Jim Moginie from @MidnightOil - as Heather puts it a "career highlight for sure". Midnight Oil are in SA on the 29th July - make sure you catch this one, although there may have been some "fan girling" on the interview - this is a gem. It's a bit food filled this show - Heather talks about the awesome addition to @Unilever #COTY challege - who have just thrown an apprenticeship with Michelin star chef @JanhendrikvanderWesthuizen in to the pot as part of the main prize - so calling all chefs between 18 - 25 years old - this is your chance of a lifetime. Local pastry master @martinferreira from @cafepatisse expands his offering, and Heather pays a visit to the much talked about @workshop55 in Parktown North for a foodie dining experience. Local singing talent @Stor

  • Winter Skin care with Lamelle

    04/07/2017 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — This episode of #HangoutWithHeather is completely focused on Skincare and looking after your skin in Winter! Heather chats to Karen Bester from @LamelleResearchLaboratories about changing your skin care routine for the colder months, doing facial skin peels during winter to get your skin refreshed for summer, how the peels work, in salon and at home peels - as well as how to rev up your home skin care with a few great Lamelle Products. If you have an event coming up near you that you would like Heather to talk about, please do drop her an email on T: heatherlhook F: I: heatherlouisehook W:

  • Exclusive Interview with Ashlinn Gray, Puss in Boots & loads more

    27/06/2017 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — It's Tuesday which means it is #HangoutWithHeather time of course! There is tons on the go in around Jozi this week and weekend, and Heather covers all your must attend events. But first, Heather has one on one chat with talented young singer songwriter, Ashlinn Gray - who has recently been award an honourable mention for her song writing skills in an international competition, and who is inspiring the youth with her unique outlook on life, and being young in today's word. Do make sure you have your tickets for #XmasIn July taking place this Saturday 1st July @Ground in Muldersdift - @RubberDuc @MangoGroove and others hit the stage. Wear your Santa hat and come join in for a fun day of food, drinks and music! Currently receiving rave reviews #FielaSeKind is now showing @EmperorsPalace and is not to be missed. Industry stalwart @ShaleenSurtieRichards plays the title role of Fiela Koematie. Great music is also heading your way - join @JonathanRoxmouth for 4 shows only of "The Musicals In

  • Winners, Transformers & Brandy Festival

    20/06/2017 Duración: 15min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back to #HangoutWithHeather - another great show is headed your way, as well as Heather will be announcing her @disneyonice ticket winners and launching a new competition too!  The latest in the series of Transformers movies is opening in SA later this week - Heather popped in for an exclusive sneak peek at the movie, titled #TheLastKnight - and shares more on what to expect. Make sure you have your tickets booked for The Ground #XmasInJuly festival on 1st July - featuring some of SA's top bands, and loads of food and fun for the whole family. The annual @NationalAchieversCongress heads your way on 8th and 9th July - and headline speaker is @RobertKiyosaki - make sure to get all your details to attend this event that will be focused on wealth creation and management! A big round of applause to Chef @ChantalDartnell and her team from @MosaicAtTheOrient on winning another three international awards - if you have not yet eaten here - do yourself a favour and go! The Brandy Festiv

  • Knysna Fires, Bryan Adams and Star Gazing

    13/06/2017 Duración: 13min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back to #HangoutWithHeather listeners. It has been a hectic week here in South Africa #KnysnaFire and #CapeStorms require some relief and assistance and Heather shares her top initiatives to support, if you are wanting to help your fellow countrymen. Great ideas for things to do on Father's day - why not take dad through to the #GinandJive fest @HydeParkCorner on Sunday - loads of yummy food and live entertainment, or take him to #GuyThingExpo at @montecasinoza - on from 16 - 18 June! Legendary muso @BryanAdams heads our way in December and Heather has all your info and ticketing details - as well as sharing about an awesome star gazing evening scheduled for 14th July - when you will be able to see Saturn as it passes really close to earth! If you love travel, make sure to check out the Maia Luxury Resort in Seychelles, who have just scooped a prestigious award, and Heather gets healthy and creative with some easy to make lunch recipes from the team at @Flora. WIN - Heather has

  • LaBoqueriaJozi, Caravela & NitroCircus

    06/06/2017 Duración: 14min

    Niche Radio — Happy Tuesday all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners. Now that she is back down to one show a week, Heather is packing in the cool stuff to do in Jozi, wow! Brand new restaurant #LaBoqueriaJozi is now open in Parktown North and Heather heads down to check out this Spainish fusion spot, and shares about her experiences. If you love good food and vibes - the @Caravela Portuguese Festival is heading your way on the 30th of June at @montecasinoza - a fun celebration of Madeira Day, and some epic artists are already lined up. If you are crazy about high speed and stunts - you will be excited to know that @NitroCircus is heading back to SA in October, and Travis Pastrana will be appearing for the first time in SA - do not miss out! Local artists @MartinBester and @JacquesTerreblanche have joined forces to release their first single together called #FaceTheFacts and it is set to rock, so stay tuned for all the deets. It's #WorldGinDaySA on 10th June and @MusgraveGin have some great things on

  • Fitness Marshall, Parklife SA & Guitar Giants

    30/05/2017 Duración: 18min

    Niche Radio — Happy Tuesday all you #HangoutWithHeather listeners - it's a great day here, and Heather has a busy show as always, including an exclusive interview with @Fitnessmarshall - the Youtube fitness sensation who is currently in South Africa doing a fun event with @CottonOnBody. WIN - Heather has a set of 4 tickets to giveaway to see @DisneyOnIce in June - make sure you listen in to find out what you have to do to win! Make sure you have your tickets in hand for next weekends @parklifeSA event at Marks Park in Emmarentia - some great international and local musicians, as well as yummy food and a great day for young and old. If you are looking for something fun to do with dad on Father's Day - then make sure you book for #GuitarGiants on Sunday 18th May at the beautiful @NiroxSculpturePark - not to be missed. Need some Father's Day gift inspiration? Heather shares about some yummy toffee from @DarlingSweet - can you tell she loves these, by any chance? If you are a chef - then make sure tha

  • RADA Breakfast, Twitter Blanket Drive & Evita in Jozi

    24/05/2017 Duración: 12min

    Niche Radio — It's a jam-packed show once again - with another fantastic giveaway on the cards #HangoutWithHeather listeners! Heather shares about two events that are coming up, that give you the chance to give back to the community. The first is the @RADA Angels ladies breakfast, join the team from RADA (Rape, Alcohol and Drug Addiction) and find out how you can get involved with their initiative. The second is the annual Twitter Blanket Drive! @JOZITBD are hosting a great event, all attendees are to bring along a blanket to donate to someone else (new or used) and join celebs and other cool folk #TBD2017 If you enjoy a good laugh - do not miss @EvitaBezuidenhout in her latest show now on at @MontecasinoZA - titled "Kaktus of Separate Development" Heather has all your show details. All South African's love meat, in all it's forms, and this weekend Heather is heading through to find out more about international trends and cooking techniques at The @FireandFeastButchersFestival at The @TicketproDome

  • Footwork ZA, Jacksons Real Food Market & Roots Music Fest

    22/05/2017 Duración: 18min

    Niche Radio — Heather shares about the latest winter range from local brand @Footwork_za and what you need in your show cupboard for sure! If you are all about a healthy and organic lifestyle, then do make sure you listen in to Heather's exclusive interview with Gary Jackson, the owner of @JacksonsRealFoodMarket - who is changing the beef and cattle industry with his revolutionary methods! Heather's fave ginger gent - Prince Harry is releasing his documentary in July - it follows his journey's around Africa and focuses on the work he is doing with the variety of charities around the continent, carrying on his mother's philanthropic work. Heather chats to Lloyd the organiser of the much-anticipated Roots of Humankind Music Festival taking place at the end of the month @NiroxSculpturePark WIN - not only does Heather have 2 sets of tickets to giveaway to The Green Live Craft Beer Fest on 3rd of June -as well as a set of tickets to see the amazing Flamenco group Las Minas live in Jozi later this month.

  • Lamelle Skin Care, Puss in Boots & #Karri

    16/05/2017 Duración: 17min

    Niche Radio — It's that time again! #HangoutWithHeather has Heather wondering who broke summer, as Joburg descends into winter faster than a falling soft serve cone! Brrr, Never fear, there are loads on the go to keep you warned, so do enjoy this bumper show. There is an exclusive interview with Karen Bester, the resident specialist at @Lamelle Skin Care, which sees Heather finding out more about this innovative and unique local skin care brand. The latest pantomime heading our way is Puss in Boots, everyone's favourite feline in footwear! It's heading to The Lyric Theatre @GoldReefCity at the end of June, and is set to be an absolute hoot for old and young alike. #PIB Comedic genius @GoliathandGoliath are expanding, not only in Joburg, but around SA, and Heather has all your info! Local bank @Nedbank have just launched a great new app for school learners, their teachers and parents, called #Karri - and the possibilities are endless, Heather shares more on the show. WIN - not only does Heather hav

  • Somethings Cooking, Cafe Del Sol & Thomas Sabo

    12/05/2017 Duración: 19min

    Niche Radio — Welcome back to #HangoutWithHeather and Happy Friday. Heather has a great show on the cards, as always, including an exclusive one on one interview with musician and restaurateur @JSomething - front man for @MiCasa at his beautifully appointed restaurant, @SomethingsCookingbyJ in @TimeSquare in Pretoria. Heather also shares more about the stunning new autumn/winter menu that has just launched @cafeDelSol Botanico in Bryanston, as well as the #HospiceWitsNWTS17 charity event that is happening tomorrow evening @MelroseArch. If you love stunning jewellery, then do make sure to find out more about the latest #ThomasSabo African Colours Collection, for guys and gals! #ABeautifulNoise is heading our way to the recently rebranded @RockwoodTheatre in Pretoria from 1st June, so do make sure you get your tickets. If you are looking for great online staff training in the ISO sector, make sure to check out the @WWISE event on 24th of May - it is set to be an eye opener in the way forward for small

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