Friday, 28 April 2017 18:50

'Supremely usable, yet outrageously fast'

If you are a sports car fanatic and fantasise about car chases in spy-type movies, driving like the wind without fear, then the ballistic new Lotus Exige Cup 380 coupe is for you!  
Tuesday, 07 March 2017 13:10

Discreet luxury teamed with formidable power

Scandi-style has always appealed to me, with its pared down, understated aesthetic and after one week of driving the Volvo V40 hatchback (launched in South Africa last year) I was kind of hooked on this Swedish luxury vehicle brand. I simply did not want to stop driving it, whether it was in town doing errands or out on the open road.…
Tuesday, 07 February 2017 15:16

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 Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, with routes and modules designed to test…
Friday, 27 January 2017 16:24

The all new Honda Civic: an odyssey

What better place to test drive the new athletic, low-slung 10th generation Honda Civic than in the place where all human life began, the Cradle of Mankind? 
Thursday, 24 November 2016 12:33

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 like The Italian Job and A Shot in the Dark. Even Mary Quant paid homage to her favourite car, the Mini, naming her iconic skirt after it.
Wednesday, 19 October 2016 13:51

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 for the handbrake and a boot that opens remotely. Don't you just love pressing the remote and the boot lifts up slowly…
Friday, 02 September 2016 19:19

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 National Geographic remains one of the most arresting images of the 20th century.
Monday, 11 July 2016 15:18

A luxury oasis in Hyde Park

An  unassuming facade off a busy road hides one of Hyde Park's hidden boutique gems - 33 Melville Street. Originally a private home it is now a beautifully appointed boutique hotel/home from home which attracts regular guests who need a charming oasis deep in the busy metropolis of Johannesburg.
Friday, 10 June 2016 12:26

Joseph's Technicolour Dreamcoat revisited

The story of Joseph's Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat originated in Genesis but it took over 2000 years before it was popularised by the Webber-Rice 70s musical, produced in the West End in 1973, recorded in 1974 and opened on Broadway in 1982. Who knew the Bible could be such fun?
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 13:37

The keys to the city

A top notch concierge in Paris is generally regarded as "the guy who has the keys to the city" - and in just about any other major city, for that matter. If you are on a first-name basis with the concierge, your path in life is as smooth as silk ...
Wednesday, 13 April 2016 13:13

Meet The Kooples

Over the past ten years South Africa as an emerging market has seen a significant influx of international fashion brands, the latest of which is cool French brand The Kooples. The launch was held at the flagship store in The Mall of Africa this week and attracted the fashion forward and curious.
Monday, 04 April 2016 13:47

Panerai opens Sandton City boutique

Officine Panerai is opening its first mono-brand boutique in South Africa in Johannesburg, entrusting the design of the store to the designer-architect Patricia Urquiola.
Monday, 07 December 2015 19:42

SA designs wow at Miami Design

South African design has been wowing design aficionados at art fairs around the world for several years. The spotlight was firmly on designers from Southern Guild like Porky Hefer, Dokter and Misses and Justine Mahoney, among others, at this year's Design Miami, inviting comment from The New York Times and other publications venerated by the art world.
Tuesday, 24 November 2015 15:21

In Toto gallery

In Toto Gallery, in Johannesburg's Birdhaven, is one of the city's little art gems, hosting artists with worldwide gravitas. The gallery features local and international, historical and contemporary works of art and its directors Jessica Slack, Jacques Michau and curator Megan Kidd stand by the work they represent, with a thorough knowledge of both the established and developing art markets.…
Thursday, 15 October 2015 13:23

Hallo gorgeous kitty

Smooth and stately has always been my experience of Jaguar - as a passenger. It is a dignified car fit for royalty and I was taken to meet the young princes at the 2010 World Cup in a buttery Jaguar which purred its way through Hyde Park to the British High Commissioner’s residence.
Wednesday, 02 September 2015 15:04

Welcome to "Stuff We Love"

With the rise of retro fashion pre-loved treasures are becoming very covetable on any stylish person's list, from fashion to furniture to vintage cars.
Tuesday, 03 February 2015 09:57

Welcome to the Four Seasons

The Four Seasons Hotels, Inc. is a Canadian international luxury, five-star hotel management company with 98 properties, which have been ranked among the top luxury hotels worldwide. The properties are a series of franchises, the latest of which has been granted to South Africa in the form of the Westcliff Four Seasons Johannesburg.
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