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 ?

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

Top 5 editor-approved beauty buys this July

Does most of your monthly salary go on beauty bits? We get it – with brands dropping newness every other week, feeding the addiction can be hard. That’s why we’re ever-diligent in our search for the latest and greatest skincare, hair care and makeup that will revolutionise your routines. After testing many new products and tools, we’re … Continue reading Top 5 editor-approved beauty buys this July

Our top 4 products for dry, dehydrated skin from SkinMiles

It wouldn’t be surprising if finding hydrating and super-soothing skincare products has become more of a priority for you lately. Winter skin woes are very real, especially when the dry and bitter temperatures come into play, and the desire to put your best face forward is understandable. Just because the days are dull and dreary, … Continue reading Our top 4 products for dry, dehydrated skin from SkinMiles