POETRY HOMEWARE/ACCESSORIES SUMMER COLLECTION Poetry has launched gorgeous new collections of homeware and accessories. The colour palette features beautiful shades of emerald, yellow and coral.
SOIL CALENDAR SOiL Organic Aromatherapy has launched an organic advent calendar to count down the days to Christmas. It’s packed with a handpicked selection of essential, carrier and blended aromatherapy oils. R299.99
BANG & OLUFSEN BEOPLAY HXHEADPHONES The perfect gift for any music lover, the Beoplay HX offers a powerful listening experience and features two custom-designed 40mm speaker drivers. Battery optimisation ensures up to 35 hours of playtime. R9 999
GLASSHOUSE CANDLES Encapsulating the magic of Christmas, this candle from Glasshouse features top notes of blackcurrant and redcurrant, middle notes of plum, lemon, lavender and rose, and a base of musk, oakmoss and spice. The range is extensive, and all their scents are absolute must-haves for any luxe lifestyle. R1 999
THE OSTENTATIOUS OYSTER The Ostentatious Oyster boasts a gorgeous range of Christmas decorations and décor items. Each item is crafted from discarded shells from sustainably farmed Knysna Oysters and decoupaged following the organic shape of the shell.
LE CREUSET DESTINATION MUGS The new destination mugs from Le Creuset feature iconic symbols from across the country and a beautiful glazed interior. The collection includes mugs named for South Africa, Joburg, Durban and Cape Town. R379 each
CHARLOTTE RHYS CHRISTMAS CRACKER SET These limited-edition cracker sets include body lotion and an exquisite Oud fragrance. They’re the perfect addition to a dinner party or as a stocking filler. R138
SALLY WILLIAMS LIQUORICE NOUGAT This new liquorice-flavoured nougat from Sally Williams is handcrafted in South Africa with a combination of local and imported ingredients. Perfect for the sweet tooth on your gift list, this limited-edition treat is sure to please. 150g | R89.99
KIER CACTUS LEATHER TOTES As part of their Pro Planet Collection, Fossil has recently released a range of totes made from vegan cactus leather. The gorgeous totes are available in four colours — moss, wine, black and brown. R5 999 each
BABYLONSTOREN PANETTONE PARTY PACK This party pack includes a selection of goodies that have been curated to create a Christmas table centrepiece. It includes handcrafted chocolate, farm-grown nuts and gooseberry preserve, as well as a farm-inspired tea towel and other treats. R950
There’s something for everyone in this selection of new fine fragrances.
This new scent from Burberry embraces a masculine spirit. Fresh, luminous and bold, the scent is brightened with sparkling bergamot and invigorated with juniper and black pepper. 150ml EDT | R2 235
BVLGARI MAN TERRAE ESSENCE
Inspired by the fertile Tuscan soil and its iconic richness, this scent takes on a woody fragrance reminiscent of cultivated land. Top notes: sun-kissed citrus. 100ml EDP | R1 995
ACQUA DI PARMA ADVENT CALENDAR
Inspired by the iconic Acqua di Parma hatboxes and decorated throughout with a dynamic Emilio Pucci print, the Advent Calendar from the new Holiday Season collection boasts an exceptional design. Each of the 25 windows will reveal unisex fragrances, creams, a hair mist and candles. R7 999
JIMMY CHOO URBAN HERO GOLD EDITION
Housed in a flask-shaped bottle whose look and graffiti logo nod to the vibrant paints used by street artists, this Eau de parfum opens with notes of pineapple and blood orange, with middle notes of lavender and tonka bean. 100ml EDP | R1 399
MONTBLANC EXPLORER ULTRA BLUE
Montblanc’s irrepressible spirit of adventure and exploration is expressed in a new fragrance inspired by the blue of nature. This fragrance combines citrus, woody and marine notes. Expect scents of Italian bergamot, citrus, and pink peppercorn. 100ml EDP | R1 499
MUGLER ALIEN GODDESS
This new floral and woody fragrance is a promise of femininity and hope. Expect a combination of aquatic, green and fruity notes. A fragrance to be worn by a woman out of this world enveloped in a luminous and warm radiance of well-being wherever she goes. 90ml EDP | R2 390
TWILLY D’HERMES EAU GINGER
This newly launched fragrance brings three key materials together: vibrant peony, vivid candied ginger and a supple, lively cedar. The blend exudes sunshine and joyful energy. 85ml EDP | R2 500
COACH DREAMS SUNSET
Inspired by free-spirited adventures and golden hours, this new scent is floral and oriental. Expect fruity notes of pear and bergamot and a heart of jasmine flowers. Coach Dreams Sunset evokes the warmth of memories in the making and the magic of possibilities on the horizon. 90ml EDP | R1 620
ELIE SAAB LE PARFUM LUMIèRE
This luxurious new fragrance captures the sensual sparkle of light and the fresh scents of dawn. It features notes of flowers and fruits — the sparkling scent of mandarins and orange blossoms, along with the heady floral aura of jasmine and yellow ylang-ylang. 90ml EDP | R2 325
DOLCE & GABBANA THE ONE GOLD
The fruity new fragrance from Dolce & Gabbana opens with sparkling Italian mandarin, juicy plum and spicy pink pepper. The perfume has a floral heart where rose combines with sensual jasmine. 75ml EDP | R2 385
We’re in love with these skincare treats.
ENVIRON VITA-PEPTIDE LUXURY SKINCARE SET
This set contains all the tried and tested must-haves you will need for youthful, radiant, smooth and healthy-looking skin. Receive a Body Essentia Body Oil, Avance Moisturiser and a Limited Edition cosmetic bag with the purchase of Ionzyme C-Quence Serum and Crème. Valued at R1 020
Jamie Cleaver recently launched a new skincare range, Blür Beauty. The range includes face and body products made from recycled coffee grinds from lauded Truth Coffee. The coffee grinds, packed with natural antioxidants, are blended with high-quality essential oils to make exceptional products that see lasting results.
These gorgeous crackers are part decoration, part festive gift. Inside the beautifully wrapped crackers, you’ll find options of the Afari priming cleanser, day cream, overnight regenerating cream and brightening elixir. Available from R195
NUXE HUILE PRODIGIEUSE® FLORALE
This multi-purpose dry oil has proven its ability to repair, nourish and beautify the face, body and hair. It features a brand-new fragrance with fresh, floral notes. 100ml | R545
ESSE LIMITED EDITION FESTIVE PACK
This compact festive pack features five products from the Esse Sensitive range and is designed to last an entire month. The products are ultra-gentle and designed to support a healthy skin microbiome. Available from R930
WOOLWORTHS MASK GIFT SET
A trio of mini face masks, a perfect stocking filler gift. It includes a Watermelon Overnight Mask, a White Clay Mattifying Mask and an Anti-Aging Berry Mask. All luxurious to the touch and face-feel and enriched with luxurious oils and vitamins. R349
A TOUCH OF ELEGANCE
The Cotton Company crafts each piece with love. And this season sees the welcome of their luxurious robes and new editions to their towel collections.
With an understanding and appreciation for traditional artisan Hamman towels, The Cotton Company creates beautiful and versatile products that add a little something special to everyday living. They have recently released some brand-new products, and each is as lovely as the next.
Forming part of the new collection, the Halva handwoven robe is hand-loomed from a cotton and linen blend. Luxurious and soft, the robe has wide kimono-style sleeves, deep pockets and a long belt. It’s the ideal piece for summer and can be worn as a lightweight cover-up at home or the beach. The Ash towel adds a little luxury to every day. It’s predominantly linen-coloured, with ash-coloured stripes. The towel is generously sized so that it can double as a cover-up at the pool or beach. Like all the Cotton Company products, it’s ethically made from natural fibres. The brand-new Dimanta Turkish towel in Lemon boasts a thicker, soft weave, along with the durability of Turkish cotton. A practical and stylish piece, it can be used as a towel, baby’s blanket or throw on a bed or couch.
Indulge in something pretty this festive season.
Black Betty has released some beautiful new pieces this season.
The dancing onyx opal earrings, R1 850
Skinny twirled paperclip necklace, R1 500
Pandora has launched some lovely new pieces just in time for the holiday season.
The sparkling heart tennis bracelet is ideal for those who love classic styles, R1 599
The three-stone vintage ring is all about vintage glamour, R2 399
The composable bracelets by Nomination make a stunning statement. The stainless-steel bracelet base can be personalised with links for every occasion. Links available from R599
The Thomas Sabo colourful hummingbird pendant features a gorgeous selection of stones in dazzling shades. The piece is finished by hand, down to the very last detail, R11 225
We just love the Alpha earrings from Pitchulik — they feature the brand’s signature rope, along with glass and gold-plated beads, R550
The Plenty Dynamic bracelet is also a lovely summer piece and is embellished in radiant colours, R450
CHRISTMAS WITH WOOLIES
Festive feels are here with Woolworths’ exceptional Christmas offerings. From Homeware to Beauty, Fashion to Baby, they have a myriad of items that have made it to our must-have wish list this year.
Woolworths is well known for their superior quality products, and this year sees them introducing a load of premium décor additions fit to zhoosh up any interior. Homeware has specifically captured our attention with beautiful scatter cushions, and glassware and crockery fit for any celebration and would make for a pretty table setting or gift. They have also included standout characters and wording in LED lights to really set the mood.
This round-up of watches will have you adding to your wish list.
FREDERIQUE CONSTANT HIGHLIFE LADIES SPARKLING
With a navy-blue dial and sparkling decoration, this limited-edition timepiece is effortlessly chic. The bezel features 60 diamonds, while the three-part case has a front convex in sapphire crystal and a see-through case back. R64 995
LONGINES MASTER COLLECTION
This collection from Longines is an expression of the brand’s long-standing ethos. Each piece is fitted with self-winding movements, while the aesthetic is classic and elegant. The collection includes six variations, each with slightly different features. R43 600
RADO TRUE GARDENS OF THE WORLD
This unique piece from Rado boasts a black high-tech ceramic case, matching mother-of-pearl dial with bright jasmine flowers, rose-gold-coloured hands, and a Top Wesselton diamond at each index. The underside features a PVD-coated titanium back with a smoked sapphire crystal. R42 900
TAG HEUER AQUARACER PROFESSIONAL 300
A deep-sea diving companion, this timepiece is engineered for performance. The vibrant blue sunray dial perfectly matches the blue rubber strap, while the fine adjustment offers extreme comfort. R60 000
HAMILTON KHAKI AVIATION PILOT PIONEER BRONZ
Inspired by the Model 23, a pocket watch used by the American soldiers during WWII, this piece is a tribute to Hamilton’s aviation and military heritage. The design is sporty yet refined with a distinctly technical feel. R16 200
A beautiful blend of elegance and function, the Maverick watch makes a reliable daily companion. A stainless-steel case and triple-coated anti-reflective sapphire crystal make it extremely tough. R8 995
WATCHES: ON THE GO
These high-tech fitness watches are ideal for those on the go.
This stylish smartwatch blends a classic aesthetic with modern functionality. The patterned lens doubles as a touchscreen display, which is revealed with a flick of the wrist. Available from R4 049
GARMIN VÍVOMOVE LUXE
This fitness watch features a silver stainless steel case with a silver Milanese band. It’s ideal for those who like the traditional look of an analogue watch but need smart features to keep up with a busy lifestyle. Available from R9 199
GARMIN VENU 2S
This smaller-sized GPS smartwatch boasts advanced health monitoring and fitness features. It has a slate stainless-steel bezel with a graphite case and silicone band. Available from R7 899
FITBIT CHARGE 5
This advanced fitness and health tracker includes tools like an on-wrist ECG app for heart health, as well as an EDA scan app for stress management. It also comes with a vibrant display and 20 different exercise modes. Available from R3 999
SUUNTO 9 PEAK
Designed for adventure, this ultra-thin GPS watch comes with a wrist heart rate and barometer, as well as over 80 sport modes. It’s also water-resistant up to 100 metres. Available from R9 499
APPLE WATCH SERIES 7
The Apple Watch Series 7 is the most durable design from the brand so far. It features a crack-resistant front crystal and advanced features to measure your blood oxygen level, get heart health notifications, and access mindfulness apps. Available from R14 699
Spoil someone you love with the best in bubbles.
GRAHAM BECK CUVEE CLIVE 2017
This beauty from Graham Beck is a blend of Chardonnay and Pinot Noir. It’s produced only in exceptional vintages and is available in extremely limited quantities. Available from R780
STEENBERG SPARKLING SAUVIGNON BLANC
Perfect for the summer, this bubbly from Steenberg is fun, fruity and fresh. Expect granadilla, summer melons and a hint of lime on the nose, with pineapple, pear and guava on the palate. Available from R145
KRONE NIGHT NECTAR DEMI-SEC ROSE 2019
Wild and lively, this bubbly brings together the intensity of red fruit and the nostalgia of toffee apples on the palate. It boasts a bright acidity with just a touch of roasted almonds. Available from R172
BLACK ELEPHANT CAP CLASSIQUE 2013 – BLANC DE BLANC LIMITED EDITION
This limited-edition offering from Black Elephant Vintners & Co took six years in the making. The result is a bubbly that’s dry without being aggressive – an attempt at true perfection. Available from R985
SILVERTHORN JEWEL BOX 2017
Inspired by an ethos of Afropean synergy, this offering combines old-world European heritage with contemporary African culture and environment. The aim of Jewel Box was to create a wine that was rich, opulent and complex. Mission accomplished. Available from R350
JOIN THE CLUB
Klein River Cheese in Stanford has launched a Cheese of the Month Club – and it’s one you’re going to want to join… or gift to someone special.
– Klein River Cheese Farmstead is located in beautiful Stanford. The space is all about celebrating cheese and finding joy in the simple pleasure of family and picnics. They hand-craft a range of artisan cheeses — from washed curd cheese to aromatic hard cheeses, their flavours are unique and divine.
The Cheese of the Month Club hamper is packed with the very best from Klein River, as well as some other locally-produced goodies. The selection of artisan cheese is hand-crafted and pairs beautifully with the carefully curated products you’ll find packed in your hamper — think preserves, charcuterie, jams, chillies and tapenades. The cheeses themselves will include a range of ages and types totalling between one and two kilograms, and you’ll also receive a useful and interesting piece of cheese-related equipment, as well as specialised tasting notes and recipes.
To sign up for the Klein River Cheese of the Month Club or to find out more about the subscription options, visit www.kleinrivercheese.co.za
MOËT & CHANDON IMPÉRIAL NECTAR
A delicious expression of the Moët & Chandon style, the Impérial Nectar is distinguished by its bright fruitiness, seductive palate and elegant maturity. Available from R749
VEUVE CLICQUOT BRUT YELLOW LABEL
Yellow Label is the signature of Veuve Clicquot’s quality and style, recreated every year. The brilliant yellow label reflects the champagne’s bright personality and impeccable winemaking credentials. Subtle notes of white peach, anise, biscuit and kumquat. Available from R699
RUINART BLANC DE BLANC
Made from 100% Chardonnay grapes. The wine has ripe citrus fruits and a floral nose. The second skin case reflects a commitment to sustainability — it’s made of eco-designed packaging that comprises 99% paper and a recyclable case. Available from R1 099
NICOLAS FEUILLATTE RESERVE EXCLUSIVE BRUT ROSÉ
The famous cherry blossoms of Japan inspire this lovely brut. Bursting with red summer fruits, this Rosé has redcurrant, raspberry and strawberries on the nose. The bottle is adorned with delicate pink petals and would make a gorgeous gift. Available from R860
BOLLINGER SPECIAL CUVÉE 007 LIMITED EDITION
In celebration of over 40 years of partnership as the official champagne of 007 and Bond’s latest film, No Time to Die, Champagne Bollinger has launched an exclusive limited edition. The limited-edition gift box features the silhouette of James Bond alongside his Aston Martin DB5. Available from R1 100
New from Sugarbird is a four-year-old, Jamaican-style rum. Distilled using blackstrap molasses and infused with protea nectar, this craft rum mixes well with ginger ale or with fresh lime juice and ginger beer. R349.95 per bottle
MONKEY SHOULDER WHISKY
The Monkey Shoulder festive season gift tin has had a make-over and is now shinier and packed with useful cocktail making tips. Monkey Shoulder is a bold and versatile blended 100% Malt whisky made for sipping neat or mixing. R399 per bottle
TULLAMORE D.E.W. XO CARIBBEAN RUM CASK FINISH
This Caribbean-style whisky carries notes of vanilla and oak overlaid with citrus, ripe bananas and delicate spice. The mouthfeel is smooth, rich and creamy with deep caramel notes. R379.95 per bottle
HENDRICK’S LUNAR GIN
A small-batch, limited-release gin perfect for sundowners and night-sipping. It’s a smooth gin with night-blooming floral essence that offers a balance of warm baked spices with a crisp burst of citrus. R499.95 per bottle
GUARDIAN AFRICAN GIN
From the Lowveld area, close to the Kruger National Park, Guardian African Gin is crafted using African juniper, orange and lemon zest, baobab and spekboom, to create a flavourful London Dry-style gin. R450 per bottle
Roku Gin is a Japanese craft gin created using six different botanicals native to Japan and its four seasons. Cherry blossoms, cherry leaves, sencha, gyokuro, Japanese pepper and yuzu all lend their flavours to create a smooth mouthfeel and elegant taste. R299 per bottle
Musgrave, well known for their gin and brandy, have recently launched their first alcohol-free gin infusion. Made using 12 rare botanicals inspired by the ancient spice route of Africa, this non-alc spirit is aromatic, distinct in flavour and pink in colour. R249 per bottle
HOPE RHUM AGRICOLE
Hope Distillery’s latest creation is their take on rum. Unlike classic rums distilled with molasses, a Rhum Agricole is distilled using fresh-pressed sugar cane stalks. Flavour profiles are grassy and earthy yet fragrant and floral. R325 per bottle
LAPHROAIG SELECT WHISKY
This single malt Scottish whisky is a firm favourite amongst whisky lovers and would make for a welcomed gift. Laphroaig is rich and powerful in flavour, with hints of peat smoke and oak on the nose with a sweet finish. R699 per bottle
Treat the bookworm in your life with one of these top reads.
WISH YOU WERE HERE Written by bestselling author Jodi Picoult, this novel tells the story of Diana O’Toole, a woman whose life feels on track — she is up for a promotion at her job in New York, and she is convinced that her boyfriend is going to propose on their upcoming getaway to the Galápagos Islands. But then a virus appears in the city, and things fall apart when Diana is forced to travel alone. There, she becomes stranded under quarantine as the world’s borders close and, out of her comfort zone, she must examine her relationships, choices, and herself. Cover price: R330 | Published by: Hodder & Stoughton
TRIFLERS NEED NOT APPLY
This is an original and chilling reimagining of the life of Belle Gunness, the original black widow. Starting with her long suffering husband, Bella embarks on a killing spree, the like of which has never been seen before or since. And through it all, her kind older sister Nellie watches in horror as Bella’s schemes to enrich herself and cut down the male population come to fruition. Written by Camilla Bruce, the story gives some insight into the mind of a female serial killer. Cover price: R285 | Published by: Penguin Random House
GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE
Author of the bestselling Outlander series Diana Gabaldon has returned with the newest novel in the epic tale. Follow the story of beloved characters Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall in this next instalment as they are reunited in 1779 during the American Revolution. Together with their daughter Brianna, the couple lives in Fraser’s Ridge, where the effects of the war are being felt, and the family must decide what to do. Cover price: R355 | Published by: Penguin Random House
HARRY POTTER, A MAGICAL YEAR
This magical book takes readers on a journey through the seasons at Hogwarts. A collaboration between J.K. Rowling and illustrator Jim Kay, the book is packed with much loved quotes from the Harry Potter novels. Each day features a favourite anniversary or meaningful memory from the Harry Potter novels and combined with Kay’s scenic artwork and decorative painter’s marks, the moments are brought to life in breathtaking detail. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who has fallen in love with the novels and wishes to explore the world of Harry Potter even further. Cover price: R590 | Published by: Bloomsbury
THE BOOK OF MAGIC
This is the conclusion to the much-loved Practical Magic series by Alice Hoffman. It tells the story of the Owens family, who has been cursed in matters of love for hundreds of years. Spanning three generations, the Owens women attempt to save a young man’s life using their unusual gifts. The story explores the human magic of family and love and celebrates mothers and daughters, sisters and brothers, and anyone who has ever been in love. Cover price: R330 | Published by: Simon & Schuster
CALL US WHAT WE CARRY
This is a breakout poetry collection by Sunday Times bestselling author and presidential inaugural poet Amanda Gorman. The pieces explore themes of identity, grief and memory and capture a shipwrecked moment in time to create a lyric of hope and healing. The poems work together to harness the collective grief of a global pandemic and shine a light on a time of reckoning. Cover price: R330 | Published by: Penguin Random House
FOR THE FOODIES
LOVE TO COOK
Mary Berry’s latest collection includes over 120 no-fuss recipes intended to bring happiness into the kitchen. Berry has been concocting recipes and writing bestselling cookbooks for over six decades, and each of these new recipes is infused with fresh ingredients to feed the body and mind. Mary says, “Over the past year, many have had unexpected time on their hands at home and have found a love of cooking to be comforting and healing in very difficult times.” Cover price: R620 | Published by: Penguin Random House
THE ULTIMATE SALAD BOOK
Created by Chantal Lascaris, this collection of recipes places salad at centre stage and is packed with simple, nourishing and delicious ideas. While salads have traditionally been viewed as side dishes, this book moves them boldly into the realm of main dishes. Expect a range of ingredients, including leafy greens, whole grains, seafood, poultry, beans, nuts and fruit. The best part? These salads can be enjoyed for breakfast, lunch, dinner and even dessert. Cover price: R400 | Published by: Penguin Random House