Although far from a dab hand in the kitchen myself, I’m always arrested by the amazing colours and styling of the ELLE DECORATION food pages. Just looking at these spring-themed pages in the latest issue, styled by Manna Epicure makes even me want to cook!

It makes perfect sense that anyone able to style food like this would have a beautiful home too. And of course that’s just the case with Maranda Engelbrecht of Manna Epicure. We’ve got some extra pics of her place, which is featured on pages 66 – 73 of the magazine.

Maranda’s tiny, yet spacious Cape Town home is an essay of white on white, with crisp fabrics brilliantly shadowed and highlighted by natural textures, delicate detail and luscious colour, all elegantly placed with a confidence of an artist.

Like the food pages? Like the house? Then you’ve got to visit Manna Epicure on Kloof Street, Cape Town to savour more of Maranda’s flair – this time with your tastebuds.

Production: Maranda Engelbrecht and Karen Roos
Photographs: Micky Hoyle