Spring is finally here, and with it a much-needed glimpse of gentle sun and blooming flowers … and the chance to take a breather and head out on a post-lockdown escape. There are a number of fabulous places in Joburg on our radar to help you enjoy the splendour of the season and get you in the … Continue reading Chic stays: The Parkwood Boutique Hotel
What is it about the seasons changing that throws our beauty routines right out of whack? Well, fear not – we get inundated with the latest and greatest beauty offerings every day (alas, that’s our editor’s burden to bear), and we’ve been busy carefully curating an edit of the best new products. Trying to narrow … Continue reading Latest loves: New beauty products that will get you in the mood for spring
Foraging can be an over-hyped word. For many, it means banging on about the stir-fried dandelion greens, garlic mustard pesto, stinging nettle soup or violet-infused syrup they once made. For chef Candice Philip, however, it forms part of an inventive approach to cooking that’s based on a total sensory experience. Her story has taken her … Continue reading Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant
Once a niche, it’s no secret that the clean beauty movement has gone mainstream. Although the latest buzzwords – natural, vegan, organic, sustainable – are rapidly gaining momentum, the beauty industry is still far from perfect when it comes to preserving our planet. But our buying habits, particularly for our top shelf, have the power … Continue reading Eco glow-up: 6 clean, cruelty-free beauty products you need right now from S T R L ?
There are places you can’t help but fall in love with at first sight and return to year after year. Home to some of the most prestigious wineries on the planet, Franschhoek – carpeted in pretty vineyards, dusty olive groves and châteaux – is a paradise for oenophiles everywhere. And springtime, with its blossoms and … Continue reading Two perfect days in Franschhoek at Leeu Estates
With the clocks going forward, we’re relishing a lovely little spell of sunshine and cheer. How, then, to prep the face for balmy days ahead that bring with them the promise of budding flowers, bare shoulders, linen dresses and barely-there sandals? From preventive skincare, high-powered serums, golden highlighters and luxuriously creamy eyeshadows to a born-again … Continue reading Spring fresh: 12 lust-worthy products to give yourself a beauty overhaul