Quick quick luxuries
We love shopping … stopping to spray tester perfumes and try out the lippies. But sometimes we need our luxuries quick-quick, and by that we mean effortlessly delivered to our door. Which is why we’re so excited about the fact that French skincare and make-up house Clarins has introduced online shopping. Yip. You can order your favourite Clarins highlighter, cleanser, blush and eye palette, and everything else you need, online, and they’ll be delivered to your office or home. The site is prettily packed with loads of added benefits. Think free trial sizes, free delivery on orders over R750, redeemable loyalty points PLUS loads of special offers and gift promotions. Visit www.clarins.co.za and have some (beautiful) shopping fun.
Wine made with a mantra in mind
‘Focus on one thing and do it to the best of your ability’. This has always been Etienne Le Riche’s winemaking mantra. He’s made Cabernet Sauvignon his life’s work and his signature Stellenbosch Cabernet developed a deserved and enviable cult following. This month we’re raving about their incredible flagship Le Riche Cabernet Reserve 2014. It’s 100 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, and is the result of scrupulous vineyard selection, hand sorting, extended maceration and high-quality French oak. It’s a wine where Le Riche spares no effort or cost to ensure quality and consistency, and it is made to age. A true investment. It’s classic Cabernet style – rich and elegant, and will benefit from at least eight to 10 years maturation. You’ll find it at specialist wine stores for between R500 and R580. The backbone of the range is the Le Riche Cabernet Sauvignon 2014 – supple, elegant and rich, with layers of fruit, this wine spent 20 months in French oak barrels. Mature it for four to eight years, and then enjoy it with dishes like pepper-crusted tuna, lamb shank or boeuf bourguignon. You’ll find it for between R210 and R250 at your local bottle store.
Hues of coloured cotton
Couch cover, table cloth, throw, shawl, beach wrap, towel (obviously) – now that’s what we call a towel with endless options! Bright and beautiful in hues of pinks and reds, these iconic Turkish Towels from The Cotton Company are the perfect accessories for your home, your body, your travels, or of course a great idea for a unique gift for someone special. Made from natural Aegean cotton and finished with hand knotted tassel fringes, they are light and dry superfast, making them practical and stylish to use as a swimming towel or ideal for adding a touch of luxury to your home if you prefer to go that route. To add a cherry on top, they are fluff-free and eco-friendly. Priced from R365 to R390 from www.thecottoncompany.co.za
Good looking mirrors
We love the larger-than-life mirrored wall art from OKHA Design and Interiors, because they certainly do make a statement. Within the range are pieces that are reminiscent of ripples on water, torrents of rain fall and geometric planes, machine like masterpieces, and others that take inspiration from African motifs, Japanese Zen Gardens, solar and lunar eclipse, all with one thing in common… artistic expression. Rest assured the price tag on a piece like this is hefty, but a worthy investment to say the least. To view the full range visit www.okha.com. Orders can be made on e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 461 7233.
During a recent excursion, we caught a whiff of a fragrance so deliciously bold and alluring, that we couldn’t help but ask the wearer what it was. Something completely unexpected, it turned out to be Old Khaki’s Unrestricted Woman Fragrance. Captivating… if we’re being honest. With earthy, woody notes of patchouli and vetiver, irresistibly sweet and sensual florals of spring jasmine and rose, and just a hint of bergamot and mint, it’s a rich uninhibited, unpretentious and hearty allure that will definitely leave a lasting linger if it’s suited to you. We just love it as well as its price tag of R499 for 100ml. Available from an Old Khaki shop near you or online at www.oldkhaki.co.za
If you’re a little lackadaisical on the clock, then Folli Follie’s new design of wrist-watches will give you every elegant reason to be on time. Made with ceramics, Saffiono leather and accents of silver and rose gold, these are the kinds of feminine pieces that blend dignified design and beauty to create timeless accessories with a contemporary twist. Prices vary. To view the full range visit www.follifolliesa.co.za
Let’s face it, we all love a snazzy pair of shades, and these sunnies handcrafted out of cement are no different. Designed by award-winning South African architect Handre de la Rey, these were the first concrete-based sunglasses in the world made available to the consumer market. Dubbed the CS Project, this invention that took five years to perfect won Handre the PPC Imaginarium Design award for innovative and creative applications of concrete as a design material. All the finer details aside, there’s a heck of a lot that goes into making a pair of this wearable art that is surprisingly lightweight and functional. Only 1000 pieces of the current sunglasses design will be made, with each pair being individually numbered and meticulously crafted from cement, stainless steel and 3D printed metal. Available in stone grey and black, you can get yourself a pair on the 20 EIGHT website www.20eight.co.za for R7150.
Durban Get It Magazine April 2018Caroline Beary’s Ink Passion