Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

It’s springtime, and the eating is easy. Now that you can go out, where should you go out? After a tough year marked by news of closures, for the first time in a year and a half there are several openings to report. Across Joburg, new, buzzy eateries that make the most of local seasonal ingredients and options to … Continue reading Our 4 favourite new food and drink experiences in Joburg this October

Latest loves: New beauty products that will get you in the mood for spring

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

Reviewed: Chef Candice Philip’s seasonal tasting menu at Basalt Restaurant

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

Eco glow-up: 6 clean, cruelty-free beauty products you need right now from S T R L ?

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 ?

Spring fresh: 12 lust-worthy products to give yourself a beauty overhaul

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

Samara Private Game Reserve – a place of quietly profound beauty

Every big city needs a country retreat; a place of fresh air, bare beauty and brooding silence. Wedged between dust-bowl towns, sheep farms, high-plateau grassland and kilometre upon kilometre of empty veld, the conservation luxe Samara Private Game Reserve – near Graaff-Reinet in the Eastern Cape – trims the edge of the dense thicket and vast wilderness of the … Continue reading Samara Private Game Reserve – a place of quietly profound beauty

New beginnings in a bottle: Our top 7 spring perfumes of 2021

Warmer weather, bikes with baskets, lemonade with honey and wine with bubbles. There’s something to be said about the renewal, strength and beauty of spring. After a long, dark winter, spring always arrives with optimism and full of promise in spite of it all (perhaps a tad dramatic, but it’s 2021, so we’re allowed). Whether … Continue reading New beginnings in a bottle: Our top 7 spring perfumes of 2021

Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret

The air is crisp and clean; the pungent, peppery smell of the fynbos shrubs is strong; the sharp sun gives the whitewashed walls of the Cape Dutch buildings an almost golden hue; and the winemakers, fresh off a busy harvest, are eager to give you insider access to their newest releases. The Cape Winelands in … Continue reading Winter in the Winelands: A foodie travel guide to South Africa’s best-kept secret