Ideas Jan/Feb 2019

Ideas is all about MAKING your world more beautiful. Packed with creative inspiration, fresh ideas, easy projects and step-by-step instructions, this magazine is the go-to guide for crafters, stitchcrafters, makers, cooks and DIY home decorators.

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Contact me at • • The end of 2018 was not just the end of another year for me – it was also the end of me sharing my house and my daily life with my son, Anton. And we were together for a long time. So long that even the builder next door said to me, ‘Let’s be honest now, Terena, it’s high time that your son moved out’. But high time or not, an empty nest is an unpleasant thing. (And 28 is not that old!) Because I’m not keen on uncomfortable voids in my heart or my house, I quickly decided to find something to fill them. Such as immediately starting to put together inspiration boards for the makeover and beautifying of his new home. And for his empty…

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STRIPPED, BUT NOT OF TALENT When we first came across Liesl and Lische Cronje from Kuils River, the initial impression was how lovely they are and the second was how well they had coped when they became one of the very many families who have had the work mat pulled out from under their feet. Stripped of the luxuries to which they were accustomed, this mother and daughter found a way to enjoy their creativity together. Liesl writes short reflections on life and Lische illustrates them. They collaborate under the name LiLiBeth. Their first contribution to Ideas is on page 120. Liesl is a life and business coach and freelance brand architect. Lische is a third-year student in hotel and business management. The Li’s from Liesl and Lische combine as LiLi,…

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things to do January 1 January: New Year’s Day 9 January: School term starts WESTERN CAPE Until 27 January Don’t miss Solly Smook’s art exhibition, titled Sanctus, in McGregor. For more information, go to Until 30 January The Festival of Light Art takes place at Spier. Enjoy the multisensory artworks of light and sound across the farm. Entry is free. For more information, go to 2 January At the Cape Town Minstrel Carnival you can celebrate the new year with musicians, singers and dancers in colourful costumes. The parade starts in District 6 and makes its way to the city centre 2-8 January The Zip Zap Circus School will be performing in the Silo District at the Waterfront between 5pm and 6pm, featuring jugglers, trapeze artists and more. The events are free. Go to 6 and 30 January Stellenbosch Street Soirées feature wine…

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books to read in january/february Fiction A Keeper by Graham Norton (Coronet, R301) Elizabeth Keane returns to Ireland after her mother’s death, intent only on wrapping up that dismal part of her life. There is nothing here for her; she wonders if there ever was. The house of her childhood is stuffed full of useless things, her mother’s presence already fading. And perhaps, had she not found the small stash of letters, the truth would never have come to light. Forty years earlier, a young woman stumbles from a remote stone house, the night quiet but for the tireless wind that circles her as she hurries into the darkness. She has no sense of where she is going, only that she must keep on. This compelling novel confirms Graham Norton’s status as a fresh, contemporary literary voice. The…

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gorgeous on instagram

@SRTALYLO Barcelona, Spain Graphic designer Loly Ghirardi’s photos are a treat for the eyes. Her page is a showcase for her love of 3D embroidery and for her travels to all the corners of the world. @_MBARTMANN Johannesburg, Gauteng Take a look at the behind-the-scenes photos on stylist and set designer Maritsa Bartmann’s page. Her creative, beautiful world will inspire you. @HOUSELARSBUILT Provo, Utah, US Artist Brittany Jepsen from The House that Lars Built uses her Instagram feed to illustrate her love for craft and paper art, and there’s definitely no shortage of ideas here.…

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what’s new

❁ NEW SHOPS, DÉCOR AND CRAFT ❁ FOOD AND RESTAURANTS Summer dining SALT restaurant in the Elgin Valley has undergone a major revamp. Situated on the beautiful Paul Cluver wine estate, the new-look restaurant is contemporary with a touch of tradition. Visitors can now enjoy a long leisurely lunch outside on the shaded patio area, which overlooks the garden and pond. Enjoy great food and superb wines in a relaxed atmosphere. Open Tuesday to Sunday for breakfast and lunch. Call 021 844 0012 or email to book. BY THE NUMBERS If the formulas on the packaging of the new Optiphi Delta skincare range look like complicated science to you, don’t let that put you off. Your dermatologist, surgeon or aesthetic practitioner will know what they mean. These personalised treatments for your skin…