Find a comfy spot, kick your feet up, and escape!

In every issue we bring you the best reads and podcasts that have topped our list. It’s the perfect way to stay informed, get inspired or escape for some downtime. Here are some that have us hooked, and of course, they involve food and decor.

Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are. – Mason Cooley

The Story of a House: Fables and Feasts from La Creuzette 

By Louis Jansen van Vuuren and Hardy Olivier
Take a trip to the French countryside, to the impressive Château de la Creuzette. This is where you can escape with stories and feasts. The history of this manor house and its kitchen are transcribed into two beautifully adorned cookbooks.  One with every cheat sheet imaginable, and the other divided into bright and abstract seasonal favourites.

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The Kinfolk Home 

By Nathan Williams
For those searching for a simpler life, create fulfilment through design aesthetics. Transporting readers into 35 homes around the world, from Japan to Scandanavia, you will learn from the homeowners the art of mindfulness and simplicity when it comes to constructing your intimate spaces.

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ELLE DECO SA

Simply Delicious 

By Zola Nene
Meet local, bubbly, chef Zola Nene through her favourite recipes. They are bold and fun, just like her and will have you whipping up a spread in no time. It chronicles her personal food journey and how she has transformed traditional recipes into masterpieces. Every South African home needs this book if they want to stand out in the kitchen.
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ELLE DECO SA
Cabbage Curry by Zola Nene’s Simply Delicious

HAVE YOUR SAY

We want to hear from you and find out what your all-time favourite read or podcast is. Tweet us @Elle_Deco or comment below. If you want to know what we are reading, turn to page 141 for our reviews in the new #IdeasIssue on shelf now. You can also get the list of our ALL TIME FAVOURITE READS here.


Screen Shot 2016-03-04 at 4.09.45 PMOur Ideas Issue is on shelf now and packed with achievable ideas and solutions for updating your home, it’s a keeper! We give you the freshest advice and inspiration for updating your kitchen, making breakfast for champions, and round up the sexiest fabrics for 2016. Pick up your copy today and tell us what you think on Twitter @Elle_Deco, sharing your #IdeasIssue #DecoSelfie