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House and Leisure April/May 2020

House and Leisure is a quarterly 240-page journal-style decor and design magazine. The inspirational content focuses on decor, design, interiors, architecture, trends, food and wine, books, art, tech, travel and more. Beautiful lengthy stories, photographed by some of the best in the industry, showcase stylish homes and exclusive properties from around the continent.

South Africa
Look Book Pty Ltd
R 130
R 520
4 Issues

in this issue

2 min
now let’s eat...

I guess that I’ll start this issue off with a confession of sorts: I’ve never been much of a foodie… (Say what?! The shock, horror, of outing myself in the Ed’s note of a food issue.) For those of you who know me, this won’t come as much of a surprise. Cue empty (neat) fridge, Woolies ready-made meals, routine eating, late-night Nesquik drinks, cereal for dinner and the occasional KFC guilty pleasure… You get the idea. Thank goodness for a team of die-hard foodies here at HL to balance out the mix. I’ve always been far more fazed by the plate that food is served on, and on which table that plate is placed, than the actual meal itself. When I walk into a café, restaurant or friend’s home, I’m drawn to the…

1 min
picnic time

Cirqula three-piece bowl set in Blue by Mepal R549, Superbalist Stanley Classic vacuum flask in Green R999 (1.9L), Cape Union Mart Vrou-Vrou cotton throw in Tamarind from R3 315 (double size), Mungo Reusable ceramic travel mug in Blue R260 (320ml), Shop Zero Wooden Mani Checkers set by Country Road R799, Woolworths Amber water glasses in Brown by Excellent Housewares R299 (set of six), Superbalist Check cotton napkin R199 (pack of two), Zara Home No 6 stainless-steel knife with folding blade by Opinel R190, Just Like Papa Polka picnic basket for four R1 489, Yuppiechef.com HOW TO SHOP PRODUCTS IN THIS ISSUE Wherever you see a QR code on a page, you can scan the code to shop items featured there directly from the related online store. Find the QR code scanner in your Facebook app by typing ‘QR code’…

1 min

SOMETHING TO BARK ABOUT Superwoof, a dog hotel in Woodstock, Cape Town, combines pop art with a superhero aesthetic to give the city’s dogs a bright and beautiful home from home. There’s even an open-sky deck where dogs can relax at the pool. Read more about how your pup can lap up the luxury by scanning the QR code above. INSTAGRAM SPOTLIGHT Scan to read more about modern mum Angie Batis Durrant,x @miss_luckypony – you’ll love her offbeat style and colourful home-baked goodies. SUBSCRIBE AND SAVE Subscribe to House and Leisure in print and get 35% off – or get a digital subscription for just R152 for six issues! OUR FAVOURITE PICNIC SPOTS Scan the QR code to see our pick of picnic spots around the country. Celebrate the autumn harvest by packing a basket and heading…

1 min
on show

1. BOFRED Muscat and Durban’s finest craft traditions have been reimagined in the new Bask collection from Bofred. The range celebrates the multicultural notion of home – as they explain: ‘For Bofred, home is an eclectic mix of Durban, South Africa and Muscat in Oman – its grainy deserts, soft oceans, foamy waves, wind-licked beaches and lime-washed buildings. Home is where our memories live and breathe.’ For more, visit bofred.co.za or bofredcpt 2. COAST AND COUNTRY It’s like stepping into the home of your most stylish friend – this effortlessly cool curated space in Bree Street, Cape Town, is right up there with the City Bowl’s most chic creative offerings. coastandcountry.co coastandcountryct 3. STIL DESIGN GALLERY The finest in local design descends on the Cape Winelands at Stil Design Gallery in Franschhoek, where pieces by…

1 min
on the menu

LIKE Playing with your food never looked as good as the carb-crazy ‘bread art’ trend taking over bakeries and kitchens around the world. We particularly love this focaccia named ‘Vincent van Dough’ by Instagrammer vineyardbaker SHARE The hilarious catchphrase #followmeformorerecipes dishes up comically simple food prep ‘before and after’ parody pics. Meme fiends will thank us. TRY Red dulse, a newly popular type of Asian ocean seaweed that tastes remarkably like bacon (and contains twice the nutrients of kale) is being hailed as the next superfood. Bacon of the sea, anyone? MEET Our section openers for this issue have been created by our new favourite maker Marolize Southwood. Her day job takes her to Hannerie Visser’s Studio H, keeps her doing flowers for Lush and sees her painting wonderfully romantic foodscapes that she shares readily on the…

3 min
food & family

TAYLA FOONG I’m the marketing and social media manager for Dokter and Misses, and co-founder of No Rules Cafeteria. I love hosting events and experiences, and bringing strangers together. My family are in the food business. My parents have an Asian food truck in Port Elizabeth called Foong’s (something of an institution). I met the gang individually and linked us all together. I met Khanya in 2017 in PE when her mom, who works at Wilderness Foundation for Chefs, introduced us. We linked up later that year and did our first pop-up restaurant together called Spicy Botanical Litness. I moved to Joburg in 2018, and Khanya and I vouched to do a pop-up together if we were ever in the same city again. No Rules is exactly that. ‘No Rules on…