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House and Leisure January 2019

House and Leisure – For those who want to celebrate all aspects of contemporary, stylish living in South Africa. House and Leisure is more than just a décor magazine. It’s the local premium brand with authority on Stylish SA at Home and Play. A source of warmth and pride, loved for celebrating the positives of life in South Africa, it’s the only decor home magazine that also offers strong leisure and lifestyle editorial content. Please note: this digital version of the magazine does not include the covermount items you would find on printed newsstand copies.

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in this issue

3 min.
editor’s letter

As I type this, Joburg is prepping for a week of serious heat – and when I say serious, I mean it’s set to be so extreme that everyone is talking about it. A total aisle shutdown almost occurred while I was in a supermarket yesterday, when two women in front of me decided that the dire situation with the air con was simply not good enough, and demanded immediate action from the manager before they could continue shopping. I even caught myself frantically discussing ‘The Heat’ with our office barista this morning while waiting for my steaming coffee – ridiculous! In part, for me, it’s trying to cope with what is ahead – not just this terribly hot week to come, but because for the first time in a very…

1 min.

1 AN UNLIKELY HOMESTEAD Take our video tour of an evocative stone farmhouse near Colesberg in the majestic, arid Great Karoo. 2 HEAD SPACE Milliner Crystal Birch shares insight into how her brilliantly original headgear – which is making waves on the local fashion scene – is born. 3 SUMMER DAZEI PLAY THEI CONSUMMATE HOST BY UPDATING YOUR SPACES WITH OUR SELECTION OF ELEGANT DECOR EXTRAS. 4 #GOODNEWS No more typing in long usernames – simply scan our Nametag to follow us on Instagram right now. 5 DESERT DREAMING Explore our guide to Prince Albert (page 90), then be inspired by our new Pinterest board dedicated to desert hues. houseleisureSA House And Leisure houseandleisure houseandleisure TO VIEW THIS CONTENT SCAN THE QR CODES…

2 min.
heart of glass

TRUE BLUE Malawi seagrass round place mat R200 (set of four), MRP Home; Wonky glass bottles R229 (medium) and R399 (tall), both Coricraft; red-wine glass in Blue (R69; 380ml), @home; glass vase R129, H&M; Lid Tube Top glass cup by Tom Dixon R1 353 (part of larger set), Créma; Vienna stemless Champagne flutes R299 (set of four) by Country Road, Woolworths; Fine Lines pinch bowl in Blue R25, @home; Lid Scallop Top glass container by Tom Dixon R1 041 (part of larger set), Créma; blue vase R129, H&M. YELLOW FEVER Fringe raffia place mat in Natural R395 and Aryballos vase in Cognac R395, both Weylandts; black and white tiles R50 each (available while stocks last), Moroccan Warehouse; Roemer crystal Fotex wine glass in Amber R1 480, Spilhaus; Tiki Mai Tai glass in Amber…

3 min.
finding your bliss

For someone who spent their entire school career as a boarder, thoughts of going home at the end of each term quickly became like dreams of a utopia. After lights out, I would lie in my dormitory bed plotting the order of events that would unfold upon arrival at home. First, hide the TV remote from my older brother; second, bake a batch of (the most delicious) biscuits; and lastly, take a long, lavender-scented bath. But before journeying to the wonderland called home, my family would often take a quick trip to Durban from Mooi River, where I spent my primary-school years. I remember Andrea Bocelli’s voice lulling me to sleep as we meandered through the mountains. Once in Durban, our days would be packed with activities, from theme-park rides to…

1 min.
bliss out beautifully

TRY SOME TM The Houghton-based TM centre is one of the few in South Africa that teach the correct technique for practising transcendental meditation. transcendental-meditation.co.za STAY CURIOUS Centrally located in Durban, the Curiocity hostel group has added some glamour to backpacking and created a space for intrepid travellers, both local and international. curiocity.africa/dbn TAKE IT EASY Experience the essence of slow luxury at the Majlis resort, set on Manda Island in the Lamu archipelago, off Kenya’s Northern coast. themajlisresorts.com…

2 min.
tough love

When it comes to new vehicles geared towards those who have a genuine spirit of adventure, small and affordable options can be especially fun – and the new Suzuki Jimny is just that. The Jimny’s reveal at the South African Festival of Motoring in August (along with a competitive pricing announcement!) has had many South African motorists looking forward to its official launch this summer. This is the first all-new Suzuki Jimny 4×4 to be released in two decades, and it has the big shoes of its predecessors to fill. It turns out to have been worth the wait: as well as affordability, this is a vehicle that offers compact capability and, even more importantly, fun off-roading dynamics to go with its good looks. Its striking personality and cheeky on-and off-road appearance…