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Women's Lifestyle

Fairlady April 2020

FAIRLADY is a modern, glossy grown-up magazine that offers great stories and inspired solutions to the busy South African woman.

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South Africa
Media 24 Ltd
R 253
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min.
ed’s letter

in a world where people are increasingly cautious about speaking their minds, it’s a relief to talk to people who just call it as they see it. This issue is packed with women who do just that, from Charlize Theron, who has always played the Hollywood game better than anyone else – and always according to her own rules – to Prue Leith, who’s lived a life entirely on her own terms, to Kathy Lee, who gave up her career as a high-powered lawyer to become a pole dancing instructor – because that’s what she wanted to do. On page 40, one woman tells a heartbreaking story, and cautionary tale, about her own infidelity and what she’s learning as she works her way through the fallout. Being honest – with herself and…

2 min.
what i’m loving

Vegan feast at Deer Park Café I’m not vegan, but I know people who are. And they recommended that we eat at the Deer Park Café in Cape Town anytime, really, because the food is fantastic as well as being 100% ethically researched and sourced. But for vegans, the first Tuesday of every month at the eatery is etched in stone, because that’s when DPC hosts their famous vegan buffet. The food is absolutely delicious and inspiring. Although vegan dishes are always on the menu, the non-vegan fare is just as good. Extremely well priced, too. Highly recommended! Joseph Shabalala Ladysmith Black Mambazo were part of the soundtrack of our youth, and they made us feel proud of South Africa in the eyes of the rest of the world at a time when…

2 min.

WINNING LETTER TRUE LOVE Thank you so much, Suzy, for reminding us that, ‘If you want endless repetition, see a lot of different people. If you want infinite variety, stay with one.’ I have been with the same incredible man for seven years. Friends often tried to intervene: ‘Don’t you get bored?’ ‘He hasn’t proposed... does he truly love you?’ As the clock was about to strike midnight on 1 January 2020, I told him, ‘I’m starting this year off single, or engaged.’ Drastic – but I let all those voices finally convince me I was wrong about us. Utter dread spread across his face... ‘Vanessa, I just need help. Help in choosing what’s right for you. You’re quite picky... I was scared to disappoint you.’ My heart crashed. I had been prepared to leave my best friend,…

1 min.
this month’s fabulous prize

An Elizabeth Arden hamper worth R3 224! Elizabeth Arden’s fundamental belief was that beauty should not be a veneer of makeup, but an intelligent cooperation between science and nature to develop a woman’s finest natural assets. Their Ceramide Capsule hamper includes everything you need to stop the clock. The serums in the capsules have anti-ageing properties that will diminish lines and wrinkles, brighten skin, and improve skin texture and tone. Find at Edgars stores and online at edgars.co.za HAMPER INCLUDES: • Elizabeth Arden Vitamin C Ceramide Capsules Radiance Renewal Serum (60pc) • Retinol Ceramide Line Erasing Night Serum (30pc) • Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Serum (60pc) • Advanced Ceramide Capsules Daily Youth Restoring Eye Serum (60pc). INSTAGRAM: @elizabetharden / FACEBOOK: Elizabeth Arden / WEBSITE: elizabetharden.co.za PHOTOGRAPHS: LIZA VAN DEVENTER, LEIGH PAGE, GALLO IMAGES/GETTY IMAGES. HAIR &…

4 min.
what we love this month

KILLER DOC Yes, it’s another Ted Bundy documentary, but not really. I probably know more about Ted Bundy’s life than my husband’s, what with all the podcasts and biopics that came out last year on the serial killer. But Amazon Prime’s Ted Bundy: Falling for a Killer promised to be something different, and it is. That’s because it’s not about him. It’s about his long-time girlfriend and her daughter: the women who loved a man who confessed to murdering 30 women (only 20 were identified) in the ’70s. The docu-series by filmmaker Trish Wood makes it clear that the misogyny of the time is the reason Bundy got away with it. Women were taught to defer to men: if you are attacked, don’t fight back; and the police probably won’t believe you…

1 min.
listen up!

When I haven’t been glued to financial drama series Billions (which you should give a whirl if only for Damian Lewis and Paul Giamatti’s tightly scripted and brilliantly delivered scenes together), I’ve been loving the local music scene. You’d be forgiven for being unaware of the number of gifted SA musos because: a) There’s a dearth of advertising platforms for gigs and; b) The live music scene, in the Western Cape at least, is seemingly limited to the KKNK arts fest and the usual suspects at Kirstenbosch Sunset Concerts. ‘Seemingly’ is the operative word because there is an abundance of home-grown virtuosos. And you’re likely to find them at Rootspring, a shut-up-and-listen live music venue in Muizenberg where your full focus is on the musicians (rather than on your cheese platter…