• publik wine fair is taking on joburg

    Following a very successful inaugural Publik Wine Fair in Cape Town – Publik Wine is offering Joburg oenophiles and wine enthusiasts the chance to experience more than 100 lesser known wines at the iconic Turbine Hall. Dedicated to finding and sharing wines from sustainably farmed vineyards and made with minimal intervention in the cellar, this artisan wine tasting is a unique chance to not only discover new wines, but meet the passionate winemakers creating them.
    A first for Joh
  • l’atelier des lumières – paris’ first digital museum of fine art

    In part response to the digital-driven age, and in part acknowledgement of the unique ways in which technology can influence or enhance our experience of art, Chemin-Vert foundry in Paris’ 11th arrondissement has been transformed into the French capital’s first digital fine- art museum.
    Following a storied history since its foundation in 1835, and extensive work in the last four years – overseen by leading cultural crusader, Culturespace – Atelier des
  • 5 remarkable vases that will liven up a room

    Big or small, muted or bright, plain or patterned – vases are one of those items that you find in virtually any space. Whether they are used for functional or decorative purposes they have become an essential part of making a house feel like a home.
    We have curated five of the most beautiful, bold and best vases from our Pinterest to admire and inspire.
    1. colour me inPlain solid coloured vases can still make for a dynamic look when curated properly. This mix of different shapes, size
  • tim atkin hails two sa vintages as arguably the best ever

    Due to the three year drought, winemakers in the Cape have had to adapt and be innovative in their process of creating world class wine. All this hard work has paid off. Award-winning British journalist and ‘Master of Wine’ Tim Atkin has proclaimed that the 2015 and 2017 vintages have produced a brilliant series of wines that surpass anything in the country’s long history.
    In his seventh annual guide to South Africa, Atkin says that these two years have produced 
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  • river run: the ultimate cruise upstream china’s yangzi river

    Like gods and criminals, the Yangzi River has many names, some of them aliases, none of them definitive. In China it’s thought of as two rivers rather than one: the Golden Sand River begins at the glaciers of Tibet and trickles to the city of Yibin, then the Long River flows the rest of the way to Shanghai. It is too long then even for the name Long River. Excessively big is the standard scale in China, where the taxi ranks stretch to the horizon, the apartment blocks look like cities, and
  • joburg city guide: rosebank offers the best of both worlds

    Photo: StudioMAS
    Rosebank is not the suburb it was just three years ago. As new office buildings, apartments and retail extensions spring up, it has become the go-to spot in Joburg for all things delectable, covetable and Instagram-worthy.
    The pedestrian-friendly Keyes Art Mile hub heaves to bursting during the monthly First Thursdays after-hours events, and the newly developed Park Corner on Bolton Road and Jan Smuts Avenue buzzes every night of the week, injecting energy into the original Rose
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  • 13 excellent chenin blancs from the breedekloof valley

    Linked by winding roads, farm dams dot the picturesque, mountain-flanked Breede River Valley in the Western Cape. It is also home to a host of wineries that have come together to elevate their craft, and their surroundings. The group, going by the moniker of Breedekloof Makers, has decided to make this area the go-to for Chenin Blanc wines.
    Chenin Blanc was the cultivar of choice for Breedekloof Makers (who started the collective in 2014) because of the region’s climate and geography, whi
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  • a quiet place: tour this serene home at the base of signal hill

    For Nick and Robyn Gluckman, a calm and serene environment to come home to at the end of each day is of utmost importance. As soon as you step into their five-bedroom house at the base of Signal Hill in Cape Town, it’s evident that they have got their wish. Light streams in from the floor-to-ceiling steel-framed windows that encircle the lower floor of the abode. The space flows seamlessly from the open-plan kitchen to the lounge below and out onto a sunny deck at the rear, which is e
  • inside sanlam’s extraordinary century of art collecting

    A new exhibition currently up at the Sanlam Art Lounge at 11 Alice Lane in Sandton, Johannesburg, reveals the story of 100 years of the Sanlam Art Collection — one of the country’s most comprehensive, and valuable, art collections.
    Centennial showcases some of the standout pieces from the collection, including works by William Kentridge, Elza Botha, Gerard Sekoto, George Pemba, Leonard Matsoso, Ndindikumbule Ngquinambe, Dumile Fenie, David Koloane, Helen Sebidi, Richard Mudariki, Mag
  • spring in your step: special items and experiences that are on our radar right now

    Spring is the season of fresh beginnings, new experiences and changes. Seizing the renewed energy in the air, here’s what’s on our radar this week.
    spier 21 gables chenin blanc‘Tis the season of white wine, and if you’re going to be sipping on some vino, why not enjoy one of the best? Just released, Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2017 has been recognised as one of SA’s best Chenin Blancs. It was listed in the Standard Bank Chenin Blanc Top 10 Challenge,
  • #HLcrushoftheweek: mungo design’s fresh new tawulo in soleil

    Created from pure cotton and designed, woven and made entirely in South Africa at Mungo Design’s mill just outside Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the subtly patterned Tawulo towel has been one of Mungo’s many instant hits. And now it’s available in a new colourway – bright and breezy Soleil.
    Tawulos make brilliant beach and swimming towels, and this understated yet cheerful shade of yellow will add a touch of sunny optimism to any bathroom.
    Cost R250&ndash
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  • kitchen cool

    From the latest cook’s gadgets to sleek new finishes, here are two kitchen looks we love. Shop online to instantly update your cooking space in style.
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    Be inspired by industrial kitchens and choose gleaming silver-toned finishes and appliances.
    Photo: Camilla Banks Interior DesignBreville Café Venezia coffee machine from @home.R3 499. Shop home.co.za. Alum Crystal mosaic sheet in Winter Hexagon from Douglas Jones.R250/sheet. Shop douglasjones.co.za.F
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  • a fresh new spring range from homegrown brand love milo

    Just in time for the colours and sweet smell of spring, Love Milo founder and designer Nicki Ellis launches the inimitably beautiful ‘Magnolia’ collection.
    The simple yet beautiful floral design is Nicki’s first range using colour, and despite this recent inclusion, she maintains that her designs are predominantly black and white; in Magnolia, muted lavenders and shades of pink pair with soft whites and greys. Loved for its ant, branch, dragonfly and fern design, this
  • the leisure list

    We’ve rounded up our best recommendations for the most indulgent places to eat, sleep, drink and relax your way around South Africa. The toughest choice you’ll have to make this season is where to begin.
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    The Interior: Ellerman House, Cape Town
    Originally a private residence, this Edwardian-style mansion offers the ultimate in modern interiors throughout its 11 rooms, two suites, two three-bedroom villas and the Ellerman House Spa. Design consultant Nell Harris spearheaded this
  • recipe: lemon spritzers

    Spring is in the air and that calls for refreshing, fruity beverages. Whether you’re hosting a party or simply feel like something cool to sip on a hot day, this lemon spritzer is a great drink that the whole family can enjoy.
    Prep time: 10 minutes / Cook time: 20 minutes / Makes: 1½ cups of cordial 
    Ingredients:5–6 small lemons, zested and juiced
    400g white sugar
    ½ cup water
    sparkling or soda water
    ice, to serveMethod:
    To make a lemon cordial, bring the lemo
  • rural revival: jacques erasmus’ klein karoo sanctuary

    You can’t help but be drawn to the ochre-coloured gabled house on the edge of the road in a pretty Klein Karoo town under the mountains. It’s the area’s oldest inhabited home, predated only by the museum. Heart-liftingly rural in its simplicity, it has baroque-style holbol gables – that clean-cut Cape Dutch design whose wavy contours alternate between hollowed and rounded – and has been painted the same warm hue as when it was first built in 1854 by a young man for
  • art by south african women: a timeline

    In a recent documentary about the international art world – The Price of Everything – collectors pay mind-boggling sums for auctioned work by artists such as Jeff Koons and Andy Warhol.  And the top prices are always achieved by male artists.In South Africa, the reverse is true. The undoubted queen of the auction rooms is expressionist painter Irma Stern (1894–1966). From 2009 to 2018, auction house Strauss & Co has sold 149 Irma Stern works for a total of R3
  • private viewing: smith gallery’s candace marshall-smith lets us into her contemporary abode

    It’s hard to decide which view is more magnificent when walking into this Oranjezicht home. The uninterrupted cityscape that seems to continue unravelling the longer you stare at it; the gentle slope of the lion’s neck, as you gaze to the left towards Lion’s Head; or the overwhelming expanse of looming Table Mountain, at the base of which the property is located. And then there’s the remarkable collection of art adorning the walls wherever you turn. 
    For owners Will
  • some tips on framing your artwork creatively

    ‘Creative framer’ Wessel Snyman of Wessel Snyman Creative looks at framing as part of the artwork, not just a display tool, and his radical ideas are taking hold. He has become the framer of choice for clients looking for alternative framing to the standard steel boxes. He caught up with House and Leisure ahead to give some creative tips on how to reconsider your approach to framing.View this post on InstagramBoth of our branches are up and running and ready for 2018! . We&rsquo
  • 8 tips on framing your artwork creatively

    ‘Creative framer’ Wessel Snyman of Wessel Snyman Creative looks at framing as part of the artwork, not just a display tool, and his radical ideas are taking hold. He has become the framer of choice for clients looking for alternative framing to the standard steel boxes. He caught up with House and Leisure to give eight creative tips on how to reconsider your approach to framing.
    1. It’s a common misconception that the artwork is always the star of the show, and the frame
  • blooming beautiful: samesyn linen’s spring collection

    Large, cheerful blossoms explode against a dark background in one of the images in Samesyn’s latest collection – a brand that prints original styled food photography on luxury linen.
    Launched in May this year, Samesyn consists of Elmarie Berry who develops recipes and styles the food, and Lindy Kriek who photographs them. Samesyn’s printed linens have been made into wall art, serviettes, aprons, tea towels and tablecloths. Some of their popular designs include pomegranate
  • visiting khuluma, durban’s latest addition

    Inspired by the hustle and bustle of cool locals who frequent Durban’s popular Station Drive precinct, Khuluma is the newest addition for weekly coffee-loving imbibers. The name ‘Khuluma’ – Zulu for ‘speak’ – is apt: what better conversation starter than a steaming cup of coffee?
    The space itself is seriously good-looking: pink walls, pink plates, yellow wire tables (reminiscent of your parents’ wonky garden furniture), suitably paired with tiny,
  • khuluma, durban’s latest addition, is an instagram sensation

    Inspired by the hustle and bustle of cool locals who frequent Durban’s popular Station Drive precinct, Khuluma is the newest addition for weekly coffee-loving imbibers. The name ‘Khuluma’ – Zulu for ‘speak’ – is apt: what better conversation starter than a steaming cup of coffee?
    The space itself is seriously good-looking: pink walls, pink plates, yellow wire tables (reminiscent of your parents’ wonky garden furniture), suitably paired with tiny,
  • 5 refined recipes perfect for spring entertaining

    Embrace the crisp freshness of spring with these five recipes crafted by chef Jacques Erasmus of Hemelhuijs fame. In a celebration of greenery, Jacques explores the use of daikon, edamame, lime leaves and celery heart.
    ALSO READ: Rural revival: Jacques Erasmus’ Klein Karoo sanctuary
    shaved daikon and apple salad with fish roeFor the salad1 large daikon radish, julienned or shaved2 Golden Delicious apples, peeled and cut into matchsticks100g edamame beansA handful of fresh mint, roughly tor
  • #hldiscovery: cake, bedding, diy and wine

    Spring is the season of fresh beginnings, new experiences and changes. This week’s #HLDiscovery list encompasses all of these elements. Here’s what’s on our radar this week.
    1. spier 21 gables chenin blanc‘Tis the season of white wine, and if you’re going to be sipping on some vino, why not enjoy one of the best? Just released, Spier 21 Gables Chenin Blanc 2017 has been recognised as one of SA’s best Chenin Blancs. It was listed in the Standard Bank Chen
  • recipes: 3 sweet treats inspired by spring

    Foodies will adore creating these spring-inspired treats, and those with a sweet tooth will be just as happy to tuck into them. Try your hand at vanilla-bean macarons, almond, coffee and thyme cake, or a chardonnay cocktail – ideal for a picnic or high tea. Here’s how:
    Vanilla-bean macarons with milk-chocolate ganacheChardonnay/Pinot Noir cocktailAlmond, coffee and thyme cake
    vanilla-bean macarons with milk-chocolate ganachePrep time: 35 min / Cook time: 60 min / Serves: 8&ndas
  • recipe: 3 sweet treats inspired by spring

    Foodies will adore creating these spring-inspired treats, and those with a sweet tooth will be just as happy to tuck into them. Try your hand at vanilla-bean macarons, almond, coffee and thyme cake, or a chardonnay cocktail – ideal for a picnic or high tea. Here’s how:
    Vanilla-bean macarons with milk-chocolate ganacheChardonnay/Pinot Noir cocktailAlmond, coffee and thyme cake
    vanilla-bean macarons with milk-chocolate ganachePrep time: 35 min / Cook time: 60 min / Serves: 8&ndas
  • mellasat vineyards, home of extraordinary wine

    If you ever want to hoodwink a wine connoisseur friend, have them blind-test a glass of Mellasat Vineyards Pinotage: if they’re not familiar with the varietal, they’ll likely struggle to identify it correctly. This is because Mellasat makes a white Pinotage, which the estate introduced back in 2007 – a world first.
    Owner and winemaker at Mellasat Vineyards near Paarl in the Western Cape Winelands, Stephen Richardson is no stranger to taking risks. The Richardson family created
  • a home away from home at bloemfontein’s the royal fischer hotel

    It’s interesting when you come back to your hometown as a working professional and not as an original resident, having grown up and been schooled there.
    Putting our Bloemfontein feature together for our October 2018 issue felt like it should have been an easy task. However, it was slightly more challenging than I’d anticipated, as I really wanted to explore the best of the best, as well as some undiscovered gems. So when it came to finding and and staying at The Royal Fischer Hotel,
  • British Airways Website And Mobile App Hacked

    Around 380,000 card payments were compromised over a two-week period, the airline said.
  • abstract: the evolution of design in the media today

    Thanks to technology, and the advent of internet especially, our exposure to art and design is no longer limited to galleries and museums. We interact with aspects of art and design every day of our lives, often without even being aware of it, and can access a plethora of information at the touch of a button.
    In honour of the #HLArtIssue2018, we’ve rounded up some of the best series, films and podcasts from which to get your art fix.
    abstract: the art of design
    Launched last year on
  • join us in celebrating homegrown ingenuity at the 2018 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

    The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair has established itself as a landmark on South Africa’s design calendar. This year attendees can expect a magical setting with tented areas, retail stands and larger than life landscaping. In honour of everything homegrown and handmade, House and Leisure will collaborate with Mozambique-born textile designer, Wacy Zacarias on an exhibition for this highly anticipated event.
    Zacarias specialises in custom textile prints and artisanal textiles for the fa
  • berman contemporary gallery hosts solo exhibition by elsa duault

    Berman Contemporary, the second gallery to be established by art curator, Candice Berman, recently opened its doors at 11 Alice Lane, the heart of the Sandton precinct. The work of French artist, Elsa Duault filled the walls of Berman Contemporary with splashes of colour in a solo exhibition that showcased the burgeoning talent of this young creative.
    Molecular painting is how Duault describes her signature technique. Her circular canvases swirl with colour and character, juxtaposing dynamic mo
  • again & again: the meeting of wealth and art

    The worlds of art and wealth management have one very important aim in common – to craft something meaningful and of real value that lasts for generations to come. The same spirit that guides and inspires artists to create cultural wealth is what drives wealth managers to grow and preserve clients’ wealth.
    Traits and characteristics typically associated with artists, such as inspiration, innovation, hard-learned skills, comprehensive experience, practice, care and patience – e
  • gabi ngcobo: ‘we are all postcolonial’

    Gabi Ngcobo. Photo: ©Sofia Colucci / Fundação Bienal de São Paulo.
    Gabi Ngcobo, curator of the 10th Berlin Biennale for Contemporary Art (closing 9 September after a three month run) has since the early 2000s been engaged in collaborative artistic, curatorial, and educational projects in South Africa and on an international scope. She is a founding member of the Johannesburg-based collaborative platforms NGO – Nothing Gets Organised and Center for Historical Reena
  • three of our favourite art museums around the world

    One of the best ‘side effects’ of travelling is being able to visit the world’s most interesting and inspiring museums – and art museums and galleries, in particular, tend to regularly make our must-visit lists.
    There are the blockbuster institutions of course, such as New York’s Museum of Modern Art, the British Museum in London, or the Louvre in Paris, which everyone has heard about and are obviously well worth multiple visits. And then there are the museums and
  • luxe living at the light house boutique suites

    True luxury can be found in the details. Soft, inviting sheets, warm bathroom towels and tiles, a refreshing mimosa on a hot summer’s day. These little things elevate the grand splendour of an elegant and sophisticated five-star hotel, and make a stay all the more pleasing. It is the attention to detail that makes The Light House Boutique Suites the perfect luxury escape.
    Located in the heart of Paarl, just off the main road, The Light House Boutique Suites is the
  • enlightened gathering with noble vice

    Once a year, all manner of wine lovers and food enthusiasts gather for an event that tantalises all the senses. Noble Vice is a one-day, all-inclusive boutique wine and food celebration that takes a dynamic new approach. Six iconic chefs and 30 handpicked winemakers come together to create an unrivalled tasting experience.
    ALSO READ: Pantry raid: what chefs eat
    A key objective is to showcase the very best food and wine that Western Cape has to offer. Hosted by the Neigbourgoods M
  • mungo design launches a fresh new colour in its popular tawulo towel range

    Created from pure cotton and designed, woven and made entirely in South Africa at Mungo Design’s mill just outside Plettenberg Bay in the Western Cape, the subtly patterned Tawulo towel has been one of Mungo’s many instant hits. And now it’s available in a new colourway – bright and breezy Soleil. Tawulos make brilliant beach and swimming towels, and this understated yet cheerful shade of yellow will add a touch of sunny optimism to any bathroom
    If you’ve never see
  • banele khoza explains his conceptual space in braamfontein

    Artist Banele Khoza recently opened up his own space, BKhz, in Braamfontein – an exciting mix of design from neighbouring designers in the suburb, alongside a collection of his own artworks, and group exhibitions created via ongoing collaborations with other artists and friends.
    House and Leisure caught up with Banele this week to better understand his multifaceted approach to the space.
    ALSO READ: Joburg City Guide: Braamfontein revisited ‘The space has been rumoured to be a ga
  • oldenburg vineyards appoints a new winemaker

    Oldenburg Vineyards is all set to welcome its new winemaker, Nic van Aarde. Van Aarde will take over from the current general manager and veteran winemaker Philip Costandius from 1 November 2018.
    While Costandius is stepping down from his role, he will continue to provide consultation services to Oldenburg in the future. Van Aarde has gained a reputation as one of South Africa’s leading winemakers. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Agriculture (Oenology an
  • art meets tech at TMRW digital gallery

    Mary Sibande’s ‘A Crescendo of Ecstasy’ VR exhibition at TMRW gallery, Keyes Art Mile.Brought to our attention by Mary Sibande’s A Crescendo of Ecstasy, Joburg’s first digital gallery TMRW is a unique space where art and technology intersect, blending the boundaries of augmented and virtual realities. Although the concept of a digital gallery may be new to Johannesburg and is poised to be an art experience unlike any other, it is cottoning on in varying forms w
  • many firsts for Love Milo

    Just in time for the colours and sweet smell of spring, Love Milo founder and designer Nicki Ellis launches the inimitably beautiful ‘Magnolia’ collection.
    The simple yet beautiful floral design is Nicki’s first range using colour, and despite this recent inclusion, she maintains that her designs are predominantly black and white; in Magnolia, muted lavenders and shades of pink pair with soft whites and greys. Loved for its ant, branch, dragonfly and fern design, this is also
  • #hldiscovery: homemakers expo edition

    This weekend Cape Town experienced the 2018 Homemakers Expo ,where a host of exhibitors showcased their wares. From art and decor to security doors and AV gadgets, there was something for everyone.
    This weeks’ #HLDiscovery showcases five items that caught our eye at the Homemakers Expo.
    1. trinity server tableLuxury furniture manufacturers Wooden Ways create contemporary, classic and country style pieces that they can custom to your specifications. One of their most ey
  • 5 dining tables we love

    Dining tables are more than just a trusted surface: it plays a central role in most meals. Family and friends gather round, share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. This is amplified over special occasions like holiday feasts, birthday dinners and special gathering where memories are made.
    The houses we showcase in House and Leisure feature some exquisite dining tables that anyone would love to enjoy a meal at. We’ve rounded up five or favourite dining tables from thes
  • 5 delightful dining tables we love

    Dining tables are more than just a trusted surface: it plays a central role in most meals. Family and friends gather round, share a meal and enjoy each other’s company. This is amplified over special occasions like holiday feasts, birthday dinners and special gathering where memories are made.
    The houses we showcase in House and Leisure feature some exquisite dining tables that anyone would love to enjoy a meal at. We’ve rounded up five or favourite dining tables from thes
  • isca launches a new range of colourful taps

    Looking to brighten up your bathroom and kitchen? Why not start with something as simple as your taps? A South African style leader in kitchen and bathroom fittings, ISCA has launched an exciting tapware range based on the latest local and international trends. More than just injecting pops of colour into your spaces, ISCA’s vibrant taps and mixers lend you the freedom to express your personality in your home.ALSO READ: talking trends and tap couture with isca
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  • joburg city guide: braamfontein revisited

    Fresh tenants, renovated buildings and a renewed vision put ‘Braam’ precinct on a new footing as the heart and soul of Johannesburg’s thriving art scene.
    ALSO READ: Mixed use: Victoria Yards in Joburg leads the way in social development
    1. Wits Art Museum
    Along with the arrival of Wits Art Museum in the epic space it occupies today, a whole new energy in the Braamfontein art scene has been ushered in. From the museum’s regular career-spanning retrospectives of work by th

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