CATEGORIES

WRITING WHAT SHE LIKES

South African author Karen Jennings’ novel An Island has been long-listed for the 2021 Booker Prize. Currently living in São Paulo with her Brazilian husband, she tells us about her book and how many naps it takes to conceive a plot.

5 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

WRITING TRUTH POWER

We pay tribute to eight of the many women journalists out there right now putting themselves on the line for all of us.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

THE SEARCH FOR THE FOUNTAIN of YOUTH

Human growth hormone (HGH) is being hailed in some quarters as a weight-loss and youth elixir. But is it? And should you try it?

6 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

THE SHINING MOUNTAIN

Summiting Kilimanjaro will change your life in strange ways. It’s not about how high you can climb; it’s more about how deep you can reach inside yourself.

8 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

❛I was part of the KwaSizabantu cult❜

As a child and adolescent at KwaSizabantu Mission, Erika Bornman witnessed the brainwashing and public beatings of young children. She herself was molested by her counsellor and branded a ‘slut’ when she tried to stop him. Erika has spent decades trying to get people to pay attention to what went on at the ‘mission’. It seems people are finally listening.

4 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

On the bright SIDE

WE’RE HEADING INTO SUNNY DAYS ARMED WITH AN ARSENAL OF SUMMERY STAPLES: THINK CUTE COZZIES, BREEZY COVER-UPS, OVERSIZED SHIRTS, ALL-WHITE ENSEMBLES AND JUST A LITTLE BIT OF DRAMA, LIKE A PAIR OF GLITTERY EARRINGS.

2 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

HOW TO MAKE AMENDS

IT’S NOT EASY TO BE THE ONE TO EXTEND THE OLIVE BRANCH AFTER A FALLOUT, BUT LET IT BE THE GIFT YOU GIVE YOURSELF – AND ANY RELATIONSHIPS YOU WANT TO SALVAGE – THIS HOLIDAY.

6 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

BE A ❛SMALL GOD❜

It’s a truism that helping other people makes you feel good too, but figuring out how to apply your talents isn’t always easy.

7 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

AFLOAT in France

BOATING ON THE INLAND WATERWAYS OF FRANCE ALLOWS YOU TO ENJOY THE SCENERY AND THE SIGHTS OF THE COUNTRYSIDE WHILE AVOIDING THE MORE STRESSFUL SIDE OF TRAVEL. A CRUISE BY CANAL BOAT ON THE CHARENTE RIVER IS A GORGEOUS, RELAXING CHOICE.

6 mins read
Fairlady
November/December 2021

Bounce Back Mountain

How a retreat in beautiful surroundings can provide new perspectives on wellness, wine and hunger.

5 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

They Don't Make Them Like Sharon Stone Any More

She grabbed the world’s attention by crossing her legs in Basic Instinct. At the age of 63, the Hollywood sex symbol has written a frank memoir – and she’s still making jaws drop.

10+ mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

When Is His Business Your Business?

Well over 50% of couples report that money causes tension in their relationship – and it is a far stronger predictor of divorce than any other issue within a marriage.

6 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

From Cancer To Cold Water

Diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer, Diane Murray found healing, solace, friendship and resilience in the icy waters off the Cape coast.

7 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

Lessons From My Garden

The 17th of October is Garden Day SA. To mark the occasion, reader regine le roux shares what she learnt from taming a neglected part of her garden.

5 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

The Early Days Of Grief A Survival Manual

Grief is one of those things – like parenting – that you only really understand once you’ve lived through it.

6 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

Spiritual Therapy A New Direction For Psychology?

Forget the talking cure… Psychologists are increasingly embracing the spiritual cure. The expanding field of transpersonal psychology suggests it may be the missing piece of the mental health puzzle.

10 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

Get Ready For The Four-Day Working Week!

Gone are the days when we lived to work. Companies are now putting employees first and reaping the benefits. Remote working and flexihours are practically a given, but there are moves to go even further.

9 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

❛My significant other other❜

We all have that person in our lives, where the connection just feels so real and right. We may not see or speak to them every day, but the powerful bond we have never fades. Five women share their stories about their go-to somebody.

8 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

AFRICAN at heart

Two local fashion and accessory brands have found inspiration in the place we call home – they’re all about Africa.

7 mins read
Fairlady
September/October 2021

Health Benefits Of Going Barefoot

The simple act of going barefoot is being hailed for health benefits such as improved digestion, immunity and sleep; and relief from anxiety, depression, inflammation and pain. Should you kick off your shoes?

8 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

My Life In Recipes

In her latest offering, Fatima Sydow Cooks, the celebrated Cape Malay cook takes us on a flavour-filled journey with authentic, wholesome recipes. She's poured her heart and soul into every page – the result will give you the warm fuzzies.

3 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

The Why, The Which & The Wardrobe

Thanks to these three women, we now know where to shop for squat proof leggings and winter coats, and how to style up a statement neckpiece.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Doctor On Call (literally)

Dr Erin Jones spotted a critical gap in South Africa’s healthcare system early on in the pandemic. So she set about filling it and, in the process, shifted the possibilities for medical care in this country.

8 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Burnout Is On The Rise How Do We Deal With It?

Chronic stress is linked to leading causes of death, including heart disease and suicide, and cases of burnout are rising with frightening speed. It’s time to unpack this misunderstood, stigmatised and life-threatening mental-health pandemic.

9 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Bored & Tired? How To Reboot Your Relationship Post-Lockdown

A year stuck on the sofa together has caused irritations to fester and sex lives to suffer. Psycho­ therapist jean­claude chalmet gives expert advice for (fed­up) couples.

8 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

10 Money Lessons Covid-19 Taught Me

When you’re locked up, locked in and locked down, you make some important discoveries about what you need to change – and why.

5 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

How To Eat To Lose Weight: The 9 Rules

These are the proven methods for shedding the kilos healthily.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

THE JUDE OBSCURE

What happens when you don a wig to circumnavigate the world on a Honda VFR750? You can’t stop moving. Meet the artist who became addicted to leaving places.

6 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

PLAN A

It wouldn’t be right to call Cuban actress Ana de Armas arising star. She is very much a star already –and we bet she hasn’t peaked yet.

7 mins read
Fairlady
July/August 2021

Claire Foy Is Incredibly Funny, Unexpectedly Honest And Utterly Charming

Away from all the pomp and circumstance, Claire Foy is incredibly funny, unexpectedly honest and utterly charming. What can we say – she’s a queen!

8 mins read
Fairlady
May/June 2021

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