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Some of our favourite finds for the month of July!

Blushing pink tonic 

Pretty in pink with whiffs of rose petals and fresh cucumber, Fitch & Leedes’ delightful Pink Tonic, is poised to be the perfect accompaniment to fine gins. Delicately carbonated and finely balanced, it will add a unique twist to your classic G&T.  You’ll find it at leading outlets for around R40 for a 6-pack of 200ml cans or R36 per 4-pack of 200ml glass bottles.

Mysterious and unpredictable

Inspired by the Nuit Blanche annual arts festival in Paris, and the night life of a city that never sleeps, Black Opium Nuit Blanche Eau de Parfum by Yves Saint Laurent promises the mysterious and unpredictable experience of an electric night in which everything is possible. If you love the energy of coffee and the sensuality of orange blossom and white musk, this one’s for you. From R905 at Edgars or Red Square.

A neat classic

Wrist watch lovers, you are in for a treat as the latest addition to Daniel Wellington’s Classic Petite collection, the new 32mm watch, offers a minimalist, contemporary look and sophisticated design, imbued with attitude. Made from stainless steel and available in rose gold and silver with a black or white dial, this undeniably elegant and beautifully crafted accessory is a must-have staple for every modern icon. Priced from R3299 to R3499 from

Lace-up loafers

For a loafer with a little bit of glam, you don’t get much better than these fabulous Rubi Baily Oxford Lace-Ups that fall under the new Travel Range from Rubi Shoes. Proving that brogues are definitely back and taking on a whole new look and feel, you can choose from a wide range of colours and finishes including sparkly glitter, dirty pink and our personal favourites, these metallic silver gems that will no doubt bring a feminine, yet cool touch to your wardrobe. Priced at R599, keep an eye out for these and other Rubi shoes at selected Cotton On stores.

Luxury for your lips

Now here’s something special for lippie lovers. Housed in a beautiful purple and golden packaging that sizzles with style and practically exudes ‘cool,’ this Rainforest of the Sea Drench Lip Splash Lipstick from Tarte blends the best in pigmented performance and lip-loving ingredients for a smooth, vibrant pout. Promising to protect your lips with full coverage, while delivering intense hues from nude to neon pink and blackened purples, these lippies feel just as smooth as suede when applied. We just know you’ll love them in spite of the price.  R1320 from Merkado.

Cushion comforts

Scatter cushions are our quickest, easiest and most favourite way to renew a living space or add a different vibe to a dull room. House of Sofia ( has a large collection of scatter cushion designs in all textures and colours. For R399 a scatter, you can breathe life into to your lounge, brighten up a boring couch and add comfort and colour to your favourite place to relax.

Stylish shades

Face the oncoming traffic with style by owning a pair of these fabulous and fun full-metal round double bridge Ray-Bans that reinvent authentic DNA design to create a revolutionary statement of must-have style. Featuring minimalistic volumes in easy to wear tones of gold or black and flat flash gradient lenses, this slick style offers contemporary individuals a passe-partout look with irresistible contemporary appeal – dress it up, or dress it down, a true icon knows no limits! R2390 from Sunglass Hut.


Modern American glamour

Bring modern American glamour into to your home with this stunning Rider and Goldfinger collection of contemporary furniture by Jonathan Adler, one of America’s top designers known for his impeccable craftsmanship. The collection comprises lounge chairs, chaises and sectional sofas. Priced Prices vary from R17265 to R19112 for the Rider Chair and R16005 for the Goldfinger Dining Chair this collection is available in South Africa from or call 021 713 0082.



Brush it, blend it, and never streak it

If it’s time to trade in your old make up brushes, then you need to get your hands on this set of Specifics Premium Synthetic Fibre Brushes. The range meets all make-up needs from foundation, to concealer, eyeliner, contour, BB cream and lip brushes. With tiny compacted hairs, these brushes can spread make-up evenly without leaving any streaks behind which is exactly what we want! Priced from R199 for this seven-piece set from


Statement centrepieces

If you love entertaining then you know that nothing beats a design innovation you can display and use as a focal point around your home, which is why we love Carol Boyes. Thanks to her creativity, you can make the entrance to your home more inviting with an arrangement of beautiful flowers housed in this Quicksilver Vase complete with glass insert, that forms a sophisticated display of bronze (R2995 or serve any selection of creative snacks in these two perfect stand-alone pieces with this Centre Piece on a Cloud – a whimsical full bodied sculptural character that supports a cloud in the shape of a versatile platter (R4295). Available at a Carol Boyes store near you.




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