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CEL­E­BRATE THE SUM­MER SEA­SON THROUGH THE ART OF LIV­ING

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Cel­e­brate the sum­mer sea­son through the art of liv­ing

1. DREAM ES­CAPE

An ex­pe­ri­ence like no other, Anan­tara Med­jumbe Is­land’s Star Bed Ex­pe­ri­ence is a ro­man­tic sleep out un­der the skies on a pri­vate is­land in the Quir­im­bas Ar­chi­pel­ago off the north­ern coast of Mozam­bique.

You and your part­ner will be taken on a tra­di­tional dhow boat, ar­riv­ing at Quis­sanga Is­land in time to en­joy sun­down­ers. Af­ter din­ner, you’ll re­tire to a four-poster bed and sleep al fresco, while the waves lap against the shores (no sleep app re­quired!). The dhow will ar­rive at a pre-ar­ranged time to bring you back to Anan­tara Med­jumbe for a break­fast buf­fet.

In­dulge in the sig­na­ture Star Bed Ex­pe­ri­ence as part of the all-in­clu­sive Dis­cov­ery Ex­pe­ri­ence pack­age (start­ing at

R10 844 per room per night), which in­cludes ac­com­mo­da­tion, daily break­fast, lunch and din­ner for two for ev­ery night stayed, bev­er­ages (a se­lect range of non-al­co­holic drinks, house wines, lo­cal beers and house spir­its), a host of non-mo­torised wa­ter­sport ac­tiv­i­ties and an in-room mini-bar.

Email: reser­va­tions.africa@mi­norho­tels.com or tel: 010 003 8979.

2. WHIM­SI­CAL DE­SIGN

Dutch fur­ni­ture brand Moooi is a cu­ri­ous blend of in­no­va­tion and play­ful­ness. The com­pany works with de­sign­ers to pro­duce iconic, un­for­get­table prod­ucts, from light­ing to fur­ni­ture and ac­ces­sories. “We don’t tell de­sign­ers what to do – we lis­ten to what de­sign­ers want to make and try to re­alise their dreams,” says Mar­cel Wan­ders, Moooi’s co-founder, Art Di­rec­tor and De­signer. A se­lec­tion of Moooi prod­ucts is now avail­able in SA at the fol­low­ing Wey­landts stores: Green Point in Cape Town, Four­ways, Kramerville and Sand­ton City in Jo­han­nes­burg and Umh­langa in Kwazulu-na­tal. Pic­tured be­low from the col­lec­tion are the Eden Queen Round Car­pet by Mar­cel Wan­ders (R46 250) and the Rab­bit Lamp by Front (R8 450). To view the col­lec­tion, visit: www.wey­landts.co.za/ de­signer-col­lec­tions/moooi or see the full range at: www.moooi.com

3. LIT­ER­ARY LEGACY

Since 1992, Mont­blanc’s an­nual Writ­ers Edi­tion has been hon­our­ing the lit­er­ary icons of yes­ter­year. This year sees the re­lease of Mont­blanc Writ­ers Edi­tion, Homage to Homer Lim­ited Edi­tion 1581 (R1 500), a cel­e­bra­tion of an­cient Greek poet Homer. This trib­ute to Homer’s epic poem about the Tro­jan War, The Iliad, ref­er­ences the first English edi­tion with a lim­i­ta­tion num­ber. “The gold-coated in­lay on the cap is in­spired by the ar­mour of the leg­endary war­rior Achilles, the cen­tral fig­ure of The Iliad,” ac­cord­ing to Mont­blanc. The Cham­pagne-tone gold is en­graved with a pat­tern rep­re­sent­ing the dactylic hex­am­e­ter, the me­tre tra­di­tion­ally as­so­ci­ated with an­cient Greek epic po­etry. Visit: www.mont­blanc.com

4. PEN­CIL IT IN

The lat­est ad­di­tion to Veuve Clic­quot’s iconic sun­burst-yel­low, lim­ited-edi­tion ac­ces­sories is the Veuve Clic­quot Mag­netic Pen­cil from the Colorama Col­lec­tion.

As the story goes, Veuve Clic­quot wine­mak­ers would use pen­cils to make notes about each wine be­fore they be­gan blend­ing. The mag­netic pen­cil in each box is a nod to this tra­di­tion and makes a chic fridge ac­ces­sory. Jot down notes while your Cham­pagne chills. Veuve Clic­quot Mag­netic Pen­cil holds a bot­tle of Yel­low La­bel Brut Cham­pagne (R549). Avail­able from lead­ing liquor mer­chants na­tion­wide while stocks last.

5. MODER­NITY AND STYLE

Pre­ci­sion and artistry are the qual­i­ties that epit­o­mise Ray­mond Weil time­pieces and the Cal­i­bre RW1212 Skele­ton

(R38 000). Pic­tured here, the full black Pvd-plated ver­sion with rose gold in­dexes and hands is a prime ex­am­ple of these. Fea­tur­ing an open-work dial which ex­poses the ex­quis­ite crafts­man­ship, the me­chan­i­cal, self-wind­ing Cal­i­bre RW1212 beats at a fre­quency of 28 800 vi­bra­tions per hour and has a 38-hour power re­serve. Avail­able at Pi­cot & Moss. Visit: www. pi­cotand­moss.co.za

6. STUN­NING EL­E­GANCE

The Nel­son Man­dela Plat­inum Suite at the Saxon Ho­tel has re­cently been re­fur­bished. The time­less de­sign of the suite was in­spired by Man­dela’s Xhosa her­itage. Jo­han­nes­burg artist Dean Si­mon, whose works adorn the walls of the ho­tel, was called in for the re­fresh. The fea­tures of this stately suite in­clude a guest suite, a walk-in shower and steam room, a fully equipped but­ler’s kitchen and 24-hour but­ler ser­vice. The Saxon op­er­ates ac­cord­ing to the Best Avail­able Rate sys­tem, so tar­iffs fluc­tu­ate ac­cord­ing to avail­abil­ity. The Plat­inum Suite starts at R34 000 per night.

Visit: www.saxon.co.za

7. MUST-SEE: WIM BOTHA EX­HI­BI­TION

The Nor­val Foun­da­tion presents Works by Leg­endary South African Artist Wim Botha, which pulls to­gether key works in Botha’s ca­reer, in­clud­ing com­mune: sus­pen­sion of dis­be­lief (2001) and Prism 13: Dead Pi­età 2015 (pic­tured left), along­side a new and im­mer­sive in­stal­la­tion.

“My works are a process of dis­til­la­tions,” ex­plains the artist. “They at­tempt to re­duce al­len­com­pass­ing ideas and uni­ver­sal fac­tors down to their core idea.”

The ex­hi­bi­tion runs from 29 Septem­ber 2018-28 Jan­uary

2019. Tel: 087 654 5900 or visit: www.nor­val­foun­da­tionorg

8. BRIGHT AND BREEZY

Add con­tem­po­rary flair to your look with the Jekyll & Hide spring/sum­mer range. The Caribbean purse (R1 199) is an un­ex­pected combo of im­mac­u­late crafts­man­ship and vi­brant colour. It’s got plenty of com­part­ments for coins and notes, plus 12 slots for your cards. Visit: www.jekyl­land­hide.co.za

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