We hope you enjoy reading it as much as we loved putting it together. We’re proud to say, our Summer Issue No. 87 is ready to hit the street. Look out for it at a magazine stand near you, later this week. (On the cover: our Ed’s holiday house in St. James, Cape Town. How dreamy is this room?)

We look at the Pop-Up trend. Who’s doing the hottest stuff on four wheels, and how they roll. Find out about the top of the Pop-Ups in your area.

Our beautiful homes section shows you how to reinvent summer style: we bring you 5 of the most beautiful beach houses in the world – from Brazil and Morocco, to France, Greece and KZN.

We’ve also snuck in a look at the most stylish (but dead simple) banda in Uganda – to inspire you to go exploring in Africa.

Inject holiday spirit into your home. Ideas that are easy to do, inexpensive, and right on trend. Make festive decor with 1950’s style baubles and beads, rummage flea markets to find salvageable materials, and learn a few new tricks to make something stunning out of (virtually) nothing.

Our Focus section looks at living outdoors. How to truly live the look you love. What kind of style rocks your canoe? Dock House, Forest, Lagoon, Lake or Tropical? We show you how to put it together in a way that is so absolutely doable, easy and above all, fun.

Plus, dear reader…you can win stuff for your place. What do you want more than anything in the world this season? We guessed it. This great prize is from Ora: The Outdoor Boutique. Outdoor furniture to the value of R40 000. Go to page 113 and you’ll see.

Elle √†¬†Table is a special supplement that shows you how to feast in style. These pages are heaving with ideas for table settings, menus and celebration table design inspiration. As part of this wonderful new addition to Elle Deco, we’re also giving you a taster of some recipes from Babel, the cookbook by Maranda Engelbrecht and the now exceedingly famous restaurant at Babylonstoren. We’ve heard that tables at Babel are like hen’s teeth, so until you get that reservation, get a copy of Issue 87 and do a little Babel in your own kitchen.

Bon appetit! Enjoy! Geniet!