Fairlady September - October 2021

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

Country:
South Africa
Language:
English
Publisher:
Media 24 Ltd
Frequency:
Monthly
R 68
R 357
6 Issues

in this issue

2 min
editor’s letter

I have a Shine Shine blanket I love with the words, ‘A true gentleman always takes a morning walk.’ And, every morning, gentleman or not, I do. I don’t know whether working from home has made me appreciate my morning walk more than ever, but I find it quite moving (in all senses of the word) to start the day with other people who are also starting theirs, even if we rarely exchange more than, ‘Hello.’ It’s not all pretty, that walk, but it is human. And it fills me with a comforting sense that we’re all in this together, for better or for worse. Lemon the boxer and I set out for the park just before the sun comes up. The homeless people along the way are getting up too, folding…

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1 min
what i’m loving

NOVA Choc-Oh-Late Salted Caramel Cashew & Chilli This is really delicious, but the chilli is emphatically not an after-thought, so be warned. I love it! Spicy, chocolaty, and it has no added sugar so it’s not too sweet. Plus, it’s locally made and a percentage of each purchase supports malaria elimination programmes in Southern Africa. Top-notch packaging too. Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler + Elasticity Age Spot Correcting Hand Cream This has been a winter lifesaver for my dry hands. It absorbs super-fast, so I can carry on typing – and it contains Thiamidol, which is excellent for sun damage and age spots. It’s fab. Piper Heidsieck Cinema Edition Champagne How do I love it? Let me count the ways: Marie Antoinette’s favourite tipple, this was also the first Champagne ever to appear on screen. It was beloved…

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1 min
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7 min
letters

WINNING LETTER SO GROUNDED! I live in a singlestorey townhouse with a small, enclosed garden. Whenever I get home from shopping or socialising, the first thing I do when I get out of my car in my garage is take off my shoes – and they only go back on my feet when I go out again. I do get worried looks from my neighbours, who see me collect my dustbin in front of my garage without wearing shoes. I walk along the short garden area outside my boundary wall barefoot, pulling out weeds. I garden barefoot. I love the feel of the soil; I just have some paper towel ready at the door and wipe off excess soil, if any, then spray my feet clean. As a teenager living in England, I used…

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4 min
what we’re loving right now!

Escape to Wonderland At Le Grand Jardin in Devon Valley, Stellenbosch – this month’s magical fashion shoot location – there’s a Victorian glasshouse and a carousel that make you feel like you’ve followed Alice into Wonderland. Book for a minimum of three nights’ exclusive use and they will include a ‘make your own pizza’ evening and end the day with a movie under the stars (food and beverages included for up to 15 guests) – as long as it’s not during peak season. Contact L’lynea on enquiries@wonderlandescapes.com to book. lejardin.co.za – Annelee What a Mare! I’m now on my second viewing, and I can’t stop talking about Mare of Easttown (on Showmax). Kate Winslet, you’ve won my heart! The series follows no-fuss small-town detective Mare Sheehan as she investigates the murder of a…

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1 min
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