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Sarah Laurence
1. The perfect, easy and budget-friendly hostess gift. 2. Always ten minutes late? You’re not a bad person. 3. The go-to phone apps used by photographer and blogger Margaret Zhang. 4. History in colour. 5. The difference between no one and almost no one is amazingly heartening. 6. Five surprising ways to make your home more...
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My husband named this recipe – but the only thing magic about it is that you’ll have finished making it in about five minutes, and will wow your guests when you bring it out. The pictures don’t do it justice – hidden inside the gooey centre is chocolate covered popcorn, crushed brandy snaps, frozen berries...
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The gate to Tintswalo Atlantic (the group also owns three other lodges) opens off Chapman’s Peak Drive. Once the security guard opens it and instructs you on where to park, you are fetched in a vehicle by a staff member, driven down a steep, uneven pathway and given a gin cocktail as you reach the...
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1. Neighbourgoods Set in a reclaimed biscuit mill, Cape Town’s most stylish market (and one of the oldest weekend markets of the fency type – it was cool before markets were cool) offers a smorgasbord for all the senses. Beautiful foreign wraiths wear clothes you never thought would be in, paired with hats and bare...
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Craig and I tend to have these every morning – albeit not always in these dishes! One of us will stand at the stove, making the basic recipe as the sun slants into the kitchen and Khaya chases doves outside. We’ll always chuck whatever fresh fruit we have into the mix, and often serve it...
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Dress: Poetry | Earrings: Lipsy | Bag: Jimmy Choo for H&M Isn’t it amazing how summer has suddenly arrived in Cape Town? That said, the evenings can still be pretty chilly. With the holidays drawing to a close for most people, we are seizing this time to spend with friends and family (and trying to...
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I seem to be making it a habit to visit very nice hotels for very nice high teas. Not one I’m upset about, actually, but one that cannot be done too often as high teas are notoriously bad for the hips. (If anyone knows how those colonialists manage to keep off the weight despite indulging...
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This post is in no way sponsored or paid for. All opinions are my own.  I love my new, gold Supergas, which have already taken on the slightly worn, lived in edge that the Italian tennis shoe brand is known for. After three pairs of Converse, I’d sadly come to the conclusion that I’m not a...
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Guacamole’s star ingredient is no secret, so if it boasts four you know it’s going to be good. I prefer the dark brown, small avocados with the harder skins. Even though they too have the tendency to all ripen in exactly the same five minutes as their friends in the packet, I think they last...
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