Lifestyle / 30.07.2018

Many Seeff licensees in Gauteng are currently reporting vacant rental homes and units – and the main reason for this is that landlords are unrealistic in their price expectations. Gauteng licensees in most of the major metros agree that the rental market in this province is extremely competitive and if a rental property is not priced correctly, it will in all likelihood remain vacant. Charles Vining, Seeff’s MD in Sandton, says in this affluent area agents are increasingly experiencing greater negotiation on price (about a 10% reduction) when finalising a lease. Lower...

Fashion / 25.07.2018

Luxury watch brands are riding a vintage-inspired trend at the moment and have started introducing watches inspired by vintage designs from their history. We investigate the latest designs by some of the most luxurious brands in the world: The TAG Heuer Monaco 1969 Launched simultaneously in Geneva and New York on 3rd March 1969, the Heuer Monaco was the first square, water-resistant automatic chronograph watch in the history of Swiss watchmaking. Named by Jack Heuer following the Monaco Grand Prix, the watch represented a complete break from the aesthetic codes of traditional...

Features, Food & Drink, Lifestyle / 19.07.2018

We might be in the middle of winter but that doesn’t mean we have to lock ourselves up and stay indoors, because some restaurants offer blazing fireplaces to keep you warm and toasty all season long, which is why we’ve rounded up a list of the top restaurants with fireplaces in Joburg: Remo’s Maximilliano (Waterfall Corner) Remo’s Maximilliano is tucked away at Waterfall Corner Mall and gives diners a slice of modern Italy with their high ceilings and wooden interiors. On colder days, their soaring fireplace warms the place up very quickly....

Lifestyle / 17.07.2018

The most anticipated car of 2018 and, quite possibly, the most anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time has just landed in SA. Named after the largest diamond ever discovered which now resides in the British Crown jewels, the new Rolls-Royce Cullinan is an all-terrain high-bodied car that makes the idea of authentic, luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. “The launch of a new Rolls-Royce model is always a seminal moment in the luxury industry. Today we are setting a new standard by creating a new class of motoring...

Food & Drink / 11.07.2018

We love good wine, and sharing good wine with friends and family, but an experience with the aptly named KWV collection titled 'The Mentors' is one that you will certainly not forget. Studying anything from a Mentor is always a great idea, and when it comes to wine drinking, we support this theory 100%! The winemaking team at KWV, under the guidance of wine maker Izele van Blerk realised that the boundary-breaking approach in The Mentors cellar was leading to remarkable terroir-driven wines that deserved their own spot light...

Food & Drink / 09.07.2018

Keeping ahead of the game is one thing, but we do love it that Cadbury chocolates keep evolving with their campaigns and activations. Enter the Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly which is encouraging fans to #GetBubblified through a fun new and playful look including a digital campaign where fans can create their very own Bubblified beats. The refreshed look and vibrant new wrapper is designed to give the much loved aerated chocolate - Cadbury Dairy Milk Bubbly range a more contemporary feeling of bubblified fun. This trendy colour palette, pops...

Events, Features / 05.07.2018

Since late last year, The Four Seasons The Westcliff have been hosting a specially curated programme of arts and culture events, called “Art on the Hill" which is proving popular with locals and visitors alike. As the months have passed the hotel’s arts and cultural programme has expanded and diversified to the point where it now constitutes a full calendar of events deserving of its own dedicated web portal. The website, www.artonthehill.co.za, includes not just full details of the programme, but also a simple, accessible and convenient way for...

Travel / 04.07.2018

Thanks to the team at Travelstart, who gave us some rather cool insider info about travel trends and popular spots around the world and South Africa. We find it intriguing as to where people love to travel to, and why. Their analysis was done between January 2017 and June 2018 and used over 800 000 bookings to show the most popular air routes, and declining and breakout destinations. South African's Top 5 International Destinations 2018 1. Harare (Zimbabwe) 2. London (UK) 3. Windhoek (Namibia) 4. Mauritius 5. New York City (U.S.A.) Harare’s breakout growth this year,...