BRING THE DRAMA Floaty white dresses are a summer go-to. Add a sun hat and sandals for a beachy look, or oversized earrings and diamanté sandals to dress it up even more.
Mesh dress with sleeve detail (R28000) Sadie Bosworth Atelier. Gold-plated earrings (R650) Yellow by Jeslea. Chunky chain and shell bracelet (R199) Poetry.
ON THE ROCKS Shopping for swimwear is not for the faint of heart, so choose a cozzie that fits well and has some beautiful design elements. A high waist elongates your legs and the ruffle detail adds some flair to a simple set.
Ruffle bikini top (R1140) and high-waisted bikini bottoms (R690) BeachCult, The Ultimate Summer Pop Up. Gold-plated earrings (R1650) Sadie Bosworth Atelier.
COOL CUSTOMER Nothing says summer like a dreamy pastel shade. We love the effortless silhouette of this ruffle-sleeve dress.
Gathered dress with frill sleeves (R799) H&M. Gold-plated earrings with shells (R1850) Sadie Bosworth Atelier.
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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.
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.
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?
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.
❛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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Bounce Back Mountain
How a retreat in beautiful surroundings can provide new perspectives on wellness, wine and hunger.
Kyra Belán is an award-winning artist, activist, and academic.
Woolworths - How David Became A Goliath
The white, bold W on a black background, one of South Africas best-known logos, is gaining traction elsewhere on the continent. To think it started with a small hotel-based shop 84 years ago.
In the dock
Samuel Adewunmi plays a man on trial for murder who must convince a jury he’s innocent...
A NEW KIND OF MAGIC
Break a few rules this Christmas, ('cos it's been that kinda year) and make new traditions with Abigail Donnelly’s inspired modern menu
THANKS FOR sharing
Best way to do Christmas on a budget? Pot luck, you guys! Make some menu “suggestions”, says Khanya Mzongwana, set up a buffet table and ask everyone to bring a shareable dish that costs less than R50 per person. Think of it as food-nerd secret Santa
Freddie: My ‘Robin Hood' past at Woolies!
FREDDIE Flintoff has confessed to a ‘Robin Hood’ past when he worked at Woolworths as a lad – stealing expensive goods for his pals.
Would you love your orchids to flower repeatedly? Read on to find out how to achieve this.
LISTED GROCERY RETAILERS PICK UP THE PIECES – AND MAYBE MORE MARKET SHARE
finweek analyses the outlook for South Africa’s Big Five grocery retailers in the aftermath of July’s riots and looting.
The Taste Case
Want to expand your cellar this season? Or make some daring pairings? We asked Woolies’ experts Rebecca Constable and Rob Gower to use their insider knowledge and recommend some winter gems
Mogau Seshoene associates winter with her grandmother’s bean curry and the stories that she loved as a child, which is how her summer bean salad became a cold-weather curry