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GO­ING UP

Street food is a re­ally big trend, and we have not seen the best of it yet in South Africa.

Food cin­ema ex­pe­ri­ences Have you tried Nu Metro’s Scene yet? It has its own lounge and bar, plus they’ll deliver your or­der to your seat from an exclusive menu of fin­ger or fork meals. Farm-to-ta­ble and nose-to-tail eat­ing.

In­no­va­tive wine prod­ucts, like The Cream­ery’s 21 Gables Chenin Blanc ice cream they made for Spier. Gift cards you can use any­where In­stead of be­ing limited to a spe­cific store, the new GiftBucks bank card al­lows you to gift any­one with a fully-func­tion­ing debit card loaded with money that they can spend any­where. There are no costs in­volved, you don’t have to fill in any forms or ac­counts to open, no credit checks are done. Thegift­card.co.za

Ho­tels for bees In­te­rior de­signer Eti­enne Hanekom re­cently de­signed a Bee Ho­tel for Babylonstoren in the Cape Winelands. In­spired by the gable of a for­mer 19th-century grain store on the farm, the space is de­signed for soli­tary bees to make in­di­vid­ual nest cells for their lar­vae.The ho­tel has lots of tun­nels and holes, and is made of nat­u­ral ma­te­ri­als and non-toxic seal­ers and ren­ders. Eti­en­nehanekom.com

Shaz­a­m­ing fash­ion The next time you see some­one wear­ing the per­fect boots you’ve been search­ing for, or a jacket that would make your life com­plete, sim­ply snap a pic­ture and upload it to the app ASAP54. It will then be com­pared with thou­sands of sim­i­lar pieces on its data­base that will let you know where to find your item – or a close sec­ond that looks just like it. If the tech­nol­ogy can’t help, you can ask one of ASAP54’s real-life per­sonal stylists to hunt it down for you. Down­load it for free on iOS.

Fash­ion films are fast be­com­ing a pop­u­lar way for brands like Chanel, Prada and Givenchy to in­tro­duce their col­lec­tions to a wait­ing world.This year, South Africa gets its first fash­ion film fes­ti­val, which will also show­case a se­lec­tion of de­sign­ers’ real-life col­lec­tions cre­ated from the films screened, tak­ing place in Cape Town from 5 to 7 June. For more in­for­ma­tion, visit Boke­hfes­ti­val.co.za

GO­ING DOWN

Any­thing that starts with ‘gourmet’… evokes fine din­ing and fancy food drenched with bal­samic dress­ing.

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