As we approach the final month of the year, people all over the country are gearing up to entertain family and friends. It’s a festive time of year, one for celebrating 2017’s achievements, as well as the promise of a fresh new year. Our December issue is all about the art of the entertaining and the excitement it brings. Whether you’re a natural, Nigella-esque host who seems to throw together a three course meal without blinking an eye, or the kind who breaks into hives at the thought of having people over, we have you covered. Also included is a veritable feast of local art and culture, as well as design inspiration from homes in Plett, Palma and Goa.
It’s that time of year, the time when you need to start thinking of that special something for that special someone. We’ve curated a stylish guide of gift ideas, for everyone personality in your life – from the athleisure aesthete, to the jet setter, to the bon viveur.
We also recap the inaugural Africa Architecture Awards, which took place at Zeitz MOCAA. The awards honour design projects that capture the history and culture of Africa, while inspiring the future of African architecture.
Mastering The Art of Entertainment
The pièce de résistance of our issue truly is our ‘toolbox’ shoot with expert tips to becoming the host with the most. Housed in an ethereal greenhouse in Stellenbosch, we show you the latest trends in flowers, homeware, textures and colours. The true art of entertaining is about being able to set a beautiful scene and then let the good times roll, and we show you just how to do that.
One of the homes we feature this month is that of Yvonne O’Brien, who has put together a coastal-inspired dream. We just want to flop down on this couch, with a gin in hand and take in the endless views of Plettenberg.