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House and Leisure November 2017

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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6 Issues

In this issue

2 min.
editor’s letter

What is luxury in 2018? As I write this, I’ve just returned from a long weekend away with my family in a remote part of the Wild Coast – and it was the perfect break, featuring late brunches, reading time with my son, gazing out over the pristine beach, lazy afternoon naps, family card games and days ending with casual braais. There was no cellphone reception, no checking social media and no answering of emails. It felt like one definition of what ‘luxury’ means now. Then, on my return to Joburg, I couldn’t catch up on my Instagram feed quickly enough: Milan Fashion Week had just ended, and Donatella Versace closed her spring/summer 2018 show with a troop of the original supermodels draped in gold chain mail as a tribute to…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

GET 50% OFF! Subscribe to House and Leisure and get 50% off the cover price*. It’s easy – simply download the SnapScan app and scan this code using the app. You’ll pay just R265 for a 12-month subscription (only R22 per issue) for all the decor, design and lifestyle inspiration you need. *Applies to print subscriptions only. NEW HORIZONS In our luxury travel bucket list, we explore five of the most extravagant destinations around the world that are also delightfully off the beaten track. Want a CURATED dose of HOUSE AND LEISURE ONLINE? Sign up at houseandleisure.co.za to get our WEEKLY newsletter STRAIGHT TO YOUR INBOX. DREAM BIG WE SHOW YOU HOW TO GIVE YOUR BEDROOM AN OPULENT MAKEOVER WITH SPLURGE BUYS THAT ARE WELL WORTH THE PRICE TAG. INTO THE TROPICS From plant-filled interiors to lush destinations, this…

2 min.

ELSA YOUNG Photographer Elsa Young is one of our regular contributors and has had an interest in photography ‘for as long as I can remember,’ she says. ‘I used to make my sister and friends perform for my shoots as I tried out various effects and angles. Light changes everything.’ For this issue, Elsa shot a remarkable home in Eldoraigne, Pretoria (page 82). Who is your favourite South African architect or designer? I can’t pick just one! South African designers and architects are of a very high standard, and it is a privilege to meet and work with such incredible minds and see their work published globally. What does luxury mean to you? Being surrounded by untouched land. The fewer humans the better. Can you recommend three top Instagram accounts? @abandon, which…

2 min.
queen's plate

3 min.
gilty pleasures

NALEDI MABUSE Head of marketing and PR at luxury African lifestyle brand Halsted Design, Naledi Mabuse’s treasures reflect a love of striking patterns, sophisticated scents and natural materials. halsteddesign.com LIAM MOONEY Respected Cape Town designer and interiors expert Liam Mooney’s lustrous selection includes a must-have chair, chic eye frames, a quirky art piece and a celebratory cocktail. liammooney.co.za DONALD NXUMALO Among owner of DNX Interior Design Donald Nxumalo’s desirables are cherished hats, bold blooms, an exotic fragrance and engaging African art and design. Donald Nxumalo. Interior Designer OLGA VICTORIA GOLBERT Creative director at fashion and styling website The Super Human Experience, Olga Victoria Golbert’s top treats cover classic watches, pink Champagne, time-honoured seating and stylish tomes. thesuperhumanexperience.com AIWEKHOE IYAHEN From organic shawls to homegrown tea and functional recyclable art, editor-in-chief and founder of Luxe Noir magazine Aiwekhoe Iyahen’s luxe wish…

4 min.
relatively speaking

In 2015, London’s Victoria and Albert Museum held an exhibition titled What is Luxury? in which the institution of decorative arts and design interrogated ideas about luxury, its production and future. The exhibition included objects that showed ‘huge investment in time and skill by their creators, as well as projects that investigated social, material and economic networks challenging thinking about the future of luxury’ – their words, not mine. Although many may have expected to see expensive cars and pieces of jewellery on display, instead viewers were faced with objects such as a mechanical watch and fine lace embroidery. These weren’t altogether surprising in terms of their link to luxury, but it was their juxtaposition that challenged the meaning of the word. A gallery curator explained one such example, where a jellyfish…