Cheek2Chic had the great pleasure of test driving several of the cars which made the Wesbank Car of the Year finalist list, the name of the winning car to be released to the public in early March, so don't forget to read about the Renault Kadjar and the Honda Civic on these pages.  Also catch up on, which will be getting a wonderful makeover this year!

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Raise a glass to Brandy Alexander Day
January 31 was officially Brandy Alexander Day, the only cocktail to have a day officially named in its honour. Those with a bibulous bend raised their Brandy Alexanders in a toast and fortunately South Africa had some superb brandies to celebrate with. ...
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Renault's new turbo-powered crossover goes to Sun City
It's that time of the year again, when the 2017 WesBank South African Car of the Year Finalists are put through their paces for the 2017 WesBank South African Car of the Year (COTY). A COTY Jury assesses the finalists independently over two days of stringent evaluations at the Kya...
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Mark Gold's new watch changes the game
Q&A with top South African jeweller Mark Gold, who has brought out his new watch model, the Gam...
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The all new Honda Civic: an odyssey
What better place to test drive the new athletic, low-slung 10th generation Honda Civic than in ...
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Cape Town studio co-designs superyacht
The 90m ICE-Class Explorer Yacht TABOO is the newest in a series of groundbreaking designs by N...
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Celebrating premium champagnes
The names trip lovingly off the tongue like effervescent bubbles ... Drappier, Besserat, Armand de Br...
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Mark Gold's new watch changes the game
Q&A with top South African jeweller Mark Gold, who has brought out his new watch model, the Gamechanger Q: Tell us about yourself? “Just a regular guy, I suppose, with a passion for design and an...
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Men in tights meet babes in pantos
The history of the panto goes back to the Middle Ages, building on Roman theatre and the traditions of Italy's "Commedia dell' Arte", and combining it with European stage traditions as well as Mummers Plays and ...
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Spring Motoring Festival Part 2: The Mini Clubman
The Austin Mini Cooper has come a long way since it was the quintessentially British ride of the 1960s, becoming the Beatles' mode of transport on their Magical Mystery Tour and featuring in movies lik...
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The smell of inspiration
Atelier Cologne is the first maison de parfum which creates pure perfumes that are inspired by Eau de Cologne itself. Founders Sylvie Ganter and Christophe Cervasel gave birth to this new olfactive family in 200...
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Celebrating premium champagnes
The names trip lovingly off the tongue like effervescent bubbles ... Drappier, Besserat, Armand de Brignac, Nicolas Feuillatte, Larmandier Bernier ... only some of the 25 premium champagne houses presented at th...
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New skin with Nu Skin
The search for the philosopher's stone, the legendary alchemical substance that turns base objects into gold, has prevailed through human history and never has that been more prevalent than in the 21st century. ...
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Pure gin-ius
A neutral, flavourless spirit, gin was traditionally infused with juniper berries, which were added by the Dutch in the 17th century to make it more palatable (hence "Dutch courage"), as well as other botan...
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Spring Motoring Special Part1: the Audi A4
This year's new Audi A4 offering, which has the option of sedan or sport, was launched in South Africa in February 2016. The car reflects the new trend for "keyless go", with a stop/start function, a push button...
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Keeping time with Wayde van Niekerk
Olympic gold medallist Wayde van Niekerk, who smashed a 17 year old record set by Michael Jordan, at this year's Olympics in Rio was named luxury watch brand Richard Mille's new athlete partner soon afterwards.&...
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Marble comes to life
It’s been worth the wait and finally Johannesburg's first live fire restaurant is open ... on the opening night in the new Rosebank Art Mile (Roam) on the corner of Jellicoe and Keyes Avenue Marble was pu...
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Prada presents its AW 2016 art collaboration
Prada has collaborated with Christophe Chemin who drew the prints for both the women's and men's Autumn/Winter 2016 collection. The Prada store in Sandton City launched the new collections  recent...
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Foodie 'quake shook Jozi
Last month Johannesburg was the epicentre of a culinary earthquake as the Chefs Who Share event moved to the City of Gold for an entire week. ...
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Jaeger-LeCoultre: Ryk Neethling Friend of the Brand
Fabulous French luxury watch brand Jaeger-LeCoultre is proud to announce Ryk Neethling, South African Olympic gold medallist and shareholder of Val de Vie, home of South Africa’s top polo estate, as its new ...
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South African ingredients make the Ark of Taste
Carlo Petrini, the founder and guiding light of the global Slow Food Movement who protested against the first McDonald's in Italy, was hosted by the Slow Food Johannesburg and Cape Town Convivia in August 2016.&...
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Steve McCurry illustrates Vacheron Constantin collection
Vacheron Constantin, the world's oldest and most expensive watch manufacturer, has announced an artistic collaboration with Steve McCurry, the legendary photographer whose "Afghan Girl" on the cover of Nationa...
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