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Like a breath of fresh air

Recently, we had the opportunity to take the Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet on a day out, cruising the less travelled roads between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Bright sunshine made it possible to get the most out of the purpose the vehicle is built for: taking the top down. The Cabriolet is the fifth and youngest member of

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Cars

Ultimate luxury goes off road

The unthinkable has happened, Rolls-Royce has officially revealed its first SUV and we’ve already had a good crawl over it. Called the Cullinan after the biggest diamond ever discovered, it is destined to be the most controversial Rolls-Royce in the company’s 114-year history. Several weeks prior to the covers coming off in London, we were

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Personality

Bound by the family name

APRIL 2018 – Born in 1950 in Neuilly, a leafy Parisian suburb, Maurice Hennessy spent all his youth in Cognac. He then read agriculture at university in Paris before spending a number of years in West Africa. In 1975, he returned home to Cognac and the family firm. We recently asked him our famous 13 Opulent

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Events

A celebration of sweet sophistication

APRIL 2018 – When one of South Africa’s pre-eminent fashion designers collaborates with one of its most iconic wine brands, you know magic is going to happen. And magic happened in Franschhoek, over a weekend-long event – held in association with Courvoisier  – to celebrate the launch of Boschendal’s new Demi Sec Méthode Cap Classique (MCC)

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Cars

Fascinating power wrapped in Italian beauty

APRIL 2018 – Opulent Living had recently the opportunity to test the Maserati Levante SQ4 on a leisurely drive through the Western Cape. The short version: a truly enjoyable vehicle that we would love to have the key for on a permanent base. The Maserati of SUVs is instantly recognisable from a distance, thanks to its

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News

A new jewel in the art world

MARCH 2018 – The long-anticipated opening of the Norval Foundation in Steenberg, Cape Town, is set for 28 April 2018. The new centre for art will be a research and exhibition space for 20th and 21st-century artworks, as well as a platform for music and cultural expression. Adjacent to Table Mountain National Park, the Norval Foundation

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Blog

Where art meets a crowd and a cause

MARCH 2018 – A new local artists’ initiative, The Travelling Art Gallery, is planning to showcase contemporary South African art at hip pop-up exhibitions in three major German cities in June/July 2018. And the passion project is looking for your support on the global crowdfunding platform Kickstarter. “Our aim is to take South African art to

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