Category: Design & Culture

Salon58: Conscious

When asked how consumers can start to make a difference themselves amid such a culture of consumption, H&M design alumni McCartney has publicly said the key lies in being more mindful. “We’ve forgotten we make the choices. When you’re consuming, ask questions… With fashion, look at the product and its price point. Look at its environment too – see if there are 700 others … Read More Salon58: Conscious

The farmer’s daughter, the future of retail

There can be no better pastime than a leisurely afternoon walk down the oak-lined streets of Stellenbosch after a scrumptious brunch or lunch with friends. Perhaps one of my favourite pastimes, as you are well aware, is to frequent any of the many chic restaurants or bistros which knit together to form this vibrant foodie community over the weekend. However recently I have also … Read More The farmer’s daughter, the future of retail

Askies Tannie maar ek dink jy’s wonderlik, Mevrou & Co

I like to celebrate the success of friends particularly when they are nice people to boot. So, I wanted to let you into the ‘secret’world of one of the most creative clothing brands I’ve come across since moving to Cape Town. MEVROU & CO. was created by an eclectic, yet like-minded, group of friends who like to eat, drink, talk nonsense and eventually come … Read More Askies Tannie maar ek dink jy’s wonderlik, Mevrou & Co

Salon58: Stardust

SOn a sweltering hot day in Stellenbosch this past weekend, a constellation of guests gathered for the final Salon 58 soirée for 2016. Entitled Stardust, Jackie Burger, true to form, presented a playful celebration of fashion, food and all things beautiful that stretched well into the night. Apt perhaps given the theme for the day’s festivities. “One of most exciting movements in fashion is … Read More Salon58: Stardust

None has ever become poor from caring, The 10th Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

Five outstanding South Africans, working in fields as diverse as education and surfing, were last Thursday honoured for their contributions to sustainable social change at the tenth annual philanthropy awards of Inyathelo, The South African Institute for Advancement, in Cape Town. Nominations came from peers, members of the communities in which the philanthropists work, and the non-profit organisations (NPOs) that they support. The awardees are … Read More None has ever become poor from caring, The 10th Inyathelo Philanthropy Awards

No apparent sense of irony, Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct

In the past, just the name Abercrombie & Fitch would send the girls and gays into cold sweats with recollections of buff bodies, scantily clothed models somewhere preppy’ishly chic with a hint of provocative and alluring. It was certainly the hottest brand of clothing as I came of age helped along with Bruce Weber campaigns which speak to a certain aesthetic. And wish fulfilment. … Read More No apparent sense of irony, Abercrombie & Fitch First Instinct

Salon58: Awaken Grace

Once again the crème le crème of Cape Town society gathered at Jackie Burger’s Salon 58 housed in the PJ Olivier Art Centre to celebrate the power of living in the now. Typically, the absolutely gorgeous weather of Stellenbosch matched both the mood and energy that surrounded the initiates of Salon 58 as they gathered in the quaint courtyard sipping on Graham Beck Brut Rosé … Read More Salon58: Awaken Grace