Travel / 26.02.2019

Travel bug aside - we continue to be amazed at the incredible beauty and luxury that exists around our African continent and continuing to explore it will certainly be on our travel list for the next few years. We recently visited the picturesque Sarova Whitesands in Kenya, which is located just North of Mombasa, and Sarova Hotels continue to astound us with their luxury and fine attention to detail that every hotel and resort is well known for. The Sarova Stanley hotel is one of the few five star rated...

Lifestyle / 13.02.2019

Yup, you got it - granny quilts are making a come back and to be honest, we are quite thrilled by this news. Not that we are grannified by any means - but thinking of winter all cosy under a quilt on the couch watching series sounds just heavenly! Quilting is an age old craft and tradition and dates back many centuries when this art form was a main way for our ancestors to keep warm during the harsh Jozi winters, and before home insulation was a thing...

Food & Drink / 07.02.2019

The name Forti’s is synonymous with great food, amazing wines and a general ambience that makes any visit here, be it lunch or dinner, one to remember. Surrounded by beautiful artworks and décor, on occasion well known opera singers (or even Forti himself) will burst in to song, and this out of the ordinary experience makes the occasion even more memorable. A passionate chef indeed, we caught up with Forti Mazzone to find out more… Where did you grow up, and how did you wind up in the restaurant industry? I...

Travel / 05.02.2019

Jambo! – the welcoming cry of Hello is one of the first words that you will learn upon arrival in Kenya, and you may surprise yourself by how quickly you pick up Swahili during your stay – the words Asante, Pole Pole and Sana will also be rolling off your tongue in no time. The land of many attractions is certainly an applicable phrase, from the beautiful beaches seen on Instagram, to the wildlife migrations in the Masai Mara to Big 5 Safari’s and beautiful scenery set to take...

People of Joburg / 31.01.2019

Nicole, did you always want to be an actress? Take us through how that all came about? I like to joke that I got my 'big break' when I played "Mary" at the age of 3, in our pre-school nativity play. The truth is, I always knew that I wanted to pursue a career in entertainment. I believe everyone should be pursuing a career that makes them look forward to Monday as opposed to Friday, and for me, what I do, does just that. What has been the most challenging...

Features, Lifestyle, Trends / 23.01.2019

Hermès have just released their new Cape Cod time piece, and although this particular style has been around for a number of years, with some additions and adaptions over time, the new look tosses its own aesthetic codes overboard by reinterpreting the anchor-chain link. The new Cape Cod is a strong new link harbouring a daring style and taking femininity on board in a subtly mischievous manner. On this large steel model, the “anchor chain” motif imagined by Robert Dumas in 1938 diverts watchmaking traditions by charting a course...

Lifestyle / 22.01.2019

One of our favourite luggage and accessory stores in Sandton City has to be House of Samsonite. And what better way to travel, than in incredible style. Not only do House of Samsonite offer a variety of different luggage options, but they know style! House of Samsonite is the official name for the online luggage store which supplies us South Africans' with Samsonite, American Tourister, Lipault and Gregory, the world’s leading branded luggage and travel products for business, fashion, adventure and of course, leisure travel. From cabin luggage to extra...

Features, Lifestyle / 18.01.2019

The official launch of the first South African O Bag store caused quite the stir this past November, as these much-coveted designer handbags are being sported by international (and a few local) celebs and are the customisable handbag that every woman should have at least one of, in her collection. O Bag is an Italian handbag and shoulder bag collection that allows its owners to ‘create their own bag’ if you will. The bags are simple, yet beautiful and stylish, as well as being practical. Select your bag shape, your...

People of Joburg / 17.01.2019

Growing up with a famous soccer legend as a father didn’t affected Maps one bit. In fact, the young Maps didn’t even realise what his dad even did until he was about seven or so and was watching soccer on TV. He just thought his dad was really popular and had a lot of friends, and that was why people asked to have photos with him all the time. His parents made sure that both Maps and his brother grew up as normally as possible and didn’t get carried...