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10 quirky TV series facts to up your cred as the series master

  Many of us spend more time in front of the television than we’d like to admit, but that doesn’t stop us from binge watching series after series in the comfort of our own homes.  “Television series are becoming increasingly popular, especially as we find ourselves unable to leave the house and socialise. This, coupled with the colder weather, makes staying at home and binge watching something to look forward to,” says Jaco Joubert, SKYWORTH brand manager. However, even with this increase i …



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An interview with Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof 

  The new LV Volt jewellery collection by Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof, puts the spotlight on the capital L and V letters. These iconic initials are a metaphor for movement, an allegory for momentum, an apologia for the essential and a symbol of speed. Together they form an architectural design whose main lines become a unit of measurement in a universal language, whose powerful graphic nature transcends borders and genders. In the first …



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AXOR – A LEGACY 27 years of inspiration

For AXOR, luxury is the creation of experience out of form and function, something that appeals to the senses and touches people. It is the creation of something which conveys the aspiration for perfection in every step of the manufacturing and every contour of the design. It is the individuality of every AXOR mixer, shower and accessory; a uniqueness that speaks volumes. Design by Partnership AXOR’s history actually begins almost two decades before its launch, in 1974. Klaus Grohe worked with H …



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Boity toasts with Moët & Chandon to celebrate 4 million followers milestone

  Today, SA’s favourite TV personality, actress and rapper Boitumelo Thulo (AKA Boity) is truly owning her throne and celebrating a momentous Moët milestone as she became one of South Africa’s first celebrities to reach four million Instagram followers. Boity, who just celebrated her 30th birthday, took to Instagram to announce the news and express her heartfelt gratitude with a powerful symbolic visual of her glamorously poised upon a Moët & Chandon plinth holding a glass of Moët & …



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Bringing brilliance into the bathroom and kitchen

AXOR has long been passionate about working with designers to produce works of exceptional quality, with roots stretching as far back as the seventies when Klaus Grohe worked with Hartmut Esslinger, Georg Spreng, and Andreas Haugand raked in Hansgrohe’s first design award in 1974. The birth of AXOR Some 19 years later, in 1993, AXOR was launched, a platform for brilliant designers to meet innovative decision-makers. The AXOR Starck was the first collection to blow up, as Phillipe Starck’s “Salon …



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COVID 19 GLOBAL LOCKDOWN – WHAT SOME LUXURY BRANDS AND PHILANTHROPISTS ARE DOING

On March 11th 2020, World Health Organisation declared COVID-19 a global pandemic. The virus still continues to wreak havoc globally however, there has been overwhelming unity to fight this war against humanity. With many international airports and most cities deserted, normal life is has been disrupted.  The common goal right now and the only business is COVID-19 and how to help flatten the curve. This is what some brands in the luxury industry and some philanthropists are doing to help fight C …



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ENGINEERING A PATH TO SUCCESS

Biodx’s Process Engineer talks the science of her dream job and contributing to combating COVID-19 At 26-years-old, process engineer, Phola Kula has made a habit of overachieving in life. After successfully completing her chemical engineering degree at the University of Johannesburg – one of the toughest degrees around – Phola found the perfect match at just 22 when she applied for a job at Biodx. Four years later, as Biodx’s Process Engineer, she’s an essential part of the company’s business an …



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ICONIC AWARDS 2020: Innovative Interior for hansgroheRainfinity

hansgroheRainfinity Win “Best of Best” Highest award for hansgrohe: On 12 January 2020 at the international furniture fair, imm cologne, the premium brand of the Hansgrohe Group was honored with the Best of Best distinction in the 2020 ICONIC AWARDS: Innovative Interior competition. The new Rainfinity family of showers came out as a winner in the “Bath and Wellness” category. Olivier Sogno, Vice President Global Marketing accepted the coveted award celebrating the world’s best interior design. “ …



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Ladies of the Grape Cultivate the Rise of SA Pinot Noir

A fine wine merchant celebrates women winemakers on International Pinot Noir Day 18 August The last decade has seen a considerable shift in the planting and production of Pinot Noir in South Africa and international wine critics are taking note, heralding SA Pinot Noir as some of the finest and most evocative in the world. South Africa has much to celebrate on International Pinot Noir Day on 18 August. According to British Master of Wine Tim Atkin, “the high quality of the best Cape Pinots is th …



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Life After COVID 19 – A holiday with Club Med

  Life as we know it has completely changed and the world at large has had to adjust to a ‘new normal’. We are living in unprecedented times with the world under attack from the global pandemic that is the Corona Virus and many people are living in a state of fear, with their mindsets and priorities largely changed. Be that as it may, life will go on and eventually the world will open its borders. After weeks of being stuck in the house, anyone would jump at the opportunity to get away. Tha …



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Louis Vuitton LV Volt

  L for Legend, V for Vibration. L for Light, V for Vision. L for Louis, V for Vuitton. The new LV Volt jewellery collection by Artistic Director, Watches and Jewellery for Louis Vuitton, Francesca Amfitheatrof, puts the spotlight on the capital L and V letters. These iconic initials are a metaphor for movement, an allegory for momentum, an apologia for the essential and a symbol of speed. Together they form an architectural design whose main lines become a unit of measurement in a universa …



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Louis Vuitton New Leather Line LV Pont 9

The LV Pont 9 shoulder bag is Louis Vuitton’s latest embodiment of effortless Parisian chic and a symbol of its ongoing commitment to exquisite craftsmanship. Perfect for both everyday and special occasions, this new design takes its name from Paris’ Pont Neuf, the oldest and most celebrated bridge that sits opposite Louis Vuitton’s headquarters in Paris.  It also marks the first release of the House’s new LV Pont 9 leather line. The bag’s refined, rounded design is brought to life in smooth, li …



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Louis Vuitton re-purposes its French workshops to make non-surgical face masks.

  Louis Vuitton has launched the production of hundreds of thousands of non-surgical protective masks, re-purposing its French workshops in Marsaz and Saint-Donat (Drôme), Saint-Pourçain (Allier), Ducey (Manche) and Sainte-Florence (Vendée), where three hundred artisans are mobilised in response to the French government’s plea for the increased production of alternative non-surgical masks to aid in the battle against Covid-19. Michael Burke, Louis Vuitton Chairman and CEO, formalised the st …



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New hygiene demands shine spotlight on bathroom and kitchen innovations

By Werner Beukes, Chief Marketing and Sales Officer at LIXIL Africa In virtually no time at all, public perception on hygiene has changed around the world. Now more than ever before, consumers are aware of the surfaces they touch and whether these surfaces are putting their health at risk. This is particularly the case in high-contact areas such as bathrooms and kitchens, both in public spaces like offices, restaurants and transport hubs, and in private homes. We are living in a hygiene-first wo …



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Phenomenal Trailblazer Helen Viljoen in the Business of Luxury Jewellery

We need more female entrepreneurs – go for it, babe!  It starts with self-belief and guts. According to Sarah Blakely, self-made dollar billionaire and founder of Spanx, “Everyone has had a million dollar idea, you just have to start!” Helen Viljoen shares her inspirational story of her business journey her challenges and lessons we can draw learning from.  Driving a successful business in luxury, she is a force to reckon. Her brand Nebü is not only making waves locally but creating attractions …



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Surface Safety

   Burt Rodrigues CEO of Biodx gives insight into the surface safety   “Last week Education MEC for the Eastern Cape, Fundile Gade ordered legal action against a company that supplied sanitisers to Makaula Senior Secondary School where 204 pupils and staff tested positive for Covid-19. They also supplied nine other schools in the district with a product that was found to be sub-standard, containing very low volumes of alcohol. The question is how many other products are out there similar to …



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The 7132 : hotel excellence is hidden in the Swiss mountains…

Escape the routine, just for one moment, for a highly hedonistic and quiet stay… Here lies the whole concept of the 7132 hotel : a true heavyweight in the Swiss top-of-the-range hotel business competition. Hidden in the Grisons, close to the village of Vals, this institute draws strength from the singularity of its environment. Because, it’s by blending into the Swiss mountains that the 7132 delivers to its guests an out-of-time interlude, far from the upsetting uproars of the city. More than a …



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The African Hotelier Who Pledged a Luxury Property in Fight Against Corona Virus in Ghana

After supporting poor communities with food and supplies before a 14-day lockdown in Accra, the capital city of Ghana over the past weekend, real estate developer, industrialist and hospitality giant, Nana Kwame Bediako also known as “Freedom Jacob Caesar”, pledged one of his premier properties, Number 1 Oxford Street, a 5 star luxury serviced apartment, as a quarantine location, isolation center, temporary hospital or safe place for nurses, doctors and other medical personnel should the need ar …



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The Steyn City Foundation continues to feed Diepsloot

  Johannesburg, Friday 24 April 2020: The Steyn City Foundation is making its third delivery of foodstuffs and other essentials to Diepsloot on Friday 24 April, with the involvement of Gift of Givers making it possible to amplify the impact of this worthy initiative. The Steyn City Foundation started making deliveries of fresh produce to Diepsloot, the location which borders Steyn City, shortly ahead of the Easter weekend. Following the first warmly welcomed drop-off of 3 000 food packages, …



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Top South African women to judge the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE

Santam, FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE Magazines have partnered up in the search to find the best female entrepreneurs in the country: three amazing women who are creating opportunities for others and boosting South Africa`s economy by setting up their own businesses. The panel of respected judges presiding over the awards are:  Professor Thuli Madonsela Chair of Social Justice at Stellenbosch University & Founder of Social Justice M-Plan and the Thuma Foundation, Professor Madonsela has been part of …



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