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House and Leisure November 2018

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

The other night, while randomly flicking through channels trying to calm myself down after a torturous two hours of getting our three-year-old into his own bed, I stumbled on Sofia Coppola’s cooler-than-cool 2006 movie, Marie Antoinette. It’s not a recent release, of course – I have noticed a pattern in which I tend to re-view older favourites on repeat. (And that’s in addition to endlessly watching The Voice and America’s Got Talent reruns on YouTube, because who wouldn’t want to hear a subversive moody cover of Kylie Minogue’s ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’?) Anyway, I digress: back to the teen queen. As I watched, I started to take in all the little details that I had missed during previous viewings. The thin grosgrain ribbon that’s used as a frill…

1 min.
houseandleisure .co.za

1 DRIVE BY We show you how to take in the Cape’s breathtaking scenery from a classic Cobra – a new way to explore the breezy coastline or sunsplashed Winelands. DISCOVER YOUR CITY: LOVED FOR ITS HISTORICAL ELEGANCE,THE ANTI-TRADITIONAL ART DECO MOVEMENT RESULTED IN SOME OF SOUTH AFRICA’S MOST BEAUTIFUL BUILDINGS. JOIN US AS WE TAKE A LOOK THROUGH THEIR BYGONE SOPHISTICATION. 3 HIDDEN STORIES Enjoy an excerpt from noteworthy collector’s tome, Hidden Johannesburg, in which – alongside superb photography from Alain Proust – well-known author Paul Duncan offers a snapshot of 28 of Joburg’s architecturally and culturally significant buildings. 4 #HLMY LUXURY Along with five leading South African creatives, the House and Leisure team share their biggest luxuries – and it’s more abstract than you might think. 5 SUBSCRIBE NOW Never miss a video: subscribe to HL’s YouTube…

4 min.
modern mix

4 min.
it’s in the details

One of my favourite luxury brands is Cape Town-based Missibaba, which makes a beautiful range of leather bags. I own one and, as I’ve never been a delicate type, I’ve treated it horribly over the years as my daily bag – yet it’s still in great shape. Some years ago, we were at Missibaba’s Bree Street branch and a friend of a friend went into the shop to take a look. When he came out, he questioned their prices, asking why he would bother buying one of their bags if he could get a Gucci for the same price. We were amazed by his lack of consideration for the product, for the craftsmanship, the creativity, and the time spent on making it. It wasn’t because he’d seen a superior Gucci bag;…

1 min.
winelands deluxe

BABYLONSTOREN This farm’s wondrous garden deserves an entire column on its own. If you’re not able to stay overnight, make sure to visit for the day at least. babylonstoren.com SPIER HOTEL You may be familiar with Spier wines and perhaps even the estate’s picnics, but have you stayed at the farm hotel? It’s a sublime experience. spier.co.za ANGALA HOTEL Five minutes before you drive into Franschhoek is Angala Hotel, a boutique space that offers all the trimmings along with incredible views of the surrounding mountains. angala.co.za…

3 min.
the story of bvlgari

Nicola Bulgari, vice chairman of luxury goods brand Bvlgari has an estimated net worth of $1.9 billion in 2018, thanks to the company founded by his grandfather Sotirio Voulgaris (Italianised to Bulgari) in 1884. Sotirio, who descended from an ancient family of Greek silversmiths, emigrated to Italy in 1879. Reaching Rome with just 18 cents in his pocket, he started out by displaying his silver ornaments in the corner of a merchant’s shop in Rome. Take a rapid fast-forward to the present, and the brand now incorporates jewellery, watches, fragrances, accessories and a collection of extravagant hotels as far afield as Bali and Beijing. Two of Sotirio Bulgari’s sons, Giorgio and Costantino, became involved from a young age and both had a passionate interest in precious stones and jewels. Following his…