Nikki Swing and Janine Bloomberg | Derek Geddes with Laureen Rossouw

Last night we hosted an exclusive Editor’s Event at the Spier Secret Courtyard. Of the readers who entered to win tickets, we selected 20, who were then all invited to attend an evening of good food and wine, an opportunity to meet editor Laureen Rossouw and to network with people in the industry. Laureen also presented her Milan Furniture Fair Report Back, as well as chatted to us about the science of Magazine Covers, which were both fascinating and inspiring.

Erin Braithwaite and Nicky Fenton

The topics of conversation ranged from design to plastic surgery, the media industry, wine, animals and then back again to decor and design. By the end of the evening we had even conceptualised an Elle Decoration Spring Design Fair.

Bottom right: DECO Marketing Manager Jacelize Du Preez

Hannerie Visser and her team spoilt us rotten; the food and fine Spier wine just kept on flowing out of the kitchen.

Top Left: DECO Designer Ilana Swanepoel and Gareth Wouters
Rebecca Cronje and Lucy Kenny | Isabel Pinto and Sabine Thomas |Adele Bezuidenhout (Wonder Woman CPT) and Deidre Luzmore (
Ra-eesa Davids and Fadl Salie | Megan Leonard and Rayner Wagner | Rina Du Toit

The next Editor’s Event will be held in Brooklyn Mall, Pretoria on the 10th May.

Meet editor Laureen Rossouw, enjoy canapés and beverages followed by an inspiring presentation by top South African interior designer John Jacob and, finally, an engaging demonstration by the team from Otto De Jager. 

To book email or call 011 784 8112. Tickets cost R150 

See more details here