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A luxurious boutique hotel that ticks all the boxes

CAPE TOWN – With one foot in the past and one firmly in the future, the understatedly glamorous hotel LABOTESSA makes a strong case for personal luxury experiences. The new hotel, which opened in Cape Town mid of August 2019, harmoniously blends history and forward-thinking modern hotel trends to create a hospitality brand that combines …

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Getting your hands on fine and rare wines – UPDATED

Global and local wine commentators are unanimous in their enthusiasm for the high quality of wines South African winemakers have achieved in the past few years. Nowhere was this unstinting fervour more adequately captured than this weekend’s Cape Fine & Rare Wine Auction, formerly known as the Nederburg Auction. At the end of play on …

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A design icon celebrates its birthday

Iconic industrial designers Charles and Ray Eames left an astonishing legacy behind. Aside from their stylishly functional furniture, their mid-century modernist home – at once residence and studio – comes under the spotlight this year as it celebrates its 70th anniversary. It was in this house that some of the designers’ best-loved furniture was created, …

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A culinary journey around the wolrd

Dazzling food design personifies Gåte’s mouth-watering gastronomy, and this is perfectly illustrated in the restaurant’s recently launched Daytime Experience – a six course set menu dubbed A Journey Around the World, which craftily underpins the delights of global cuisine. Quoin Rock’s intercontinental flair has been fashioned by the Ukrainian Gaiduk family, who purchased the estate …

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A harmonious blend of timeless heritage with modern luxury

Located in Singapore’s downtown Civic and Cultural District is the architectural gem, once discretely known as Capitol Building and Stamford House, about which many locals fondly reminisce. Opened only a year ago, after years of meticulous restoration by acclaimed architects and updated with refreshing modern touches by famed interior designers, its glories will be revived …

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South Africa’s number one golf estate turns 25

The luxury golf and leisure estate Fancourt (www.fancourt.co.za) in the heart of South Africa’s legendary Garden Route celebrates its 25th birthday this year. Having hosted the likes of Tiger Woods and Ernie Els in the past, the internationally esteemed estate is honoring this milestone with a series of refurbishments, a bucket list golf offer and …

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