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Five of the best: Cape Winelands hotels

As we head into South Africa’s most sun-soaked of seasons, we drink in our favourite stays in the country’s wine-making, food-loving heartland In this impressive corner of South Africa, mountains run high and pockets run deep. There’s world-class food and wine, of course, plated up around Franschhoek and Stellenbosch, but it’s …

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Unique Insurance for High-Net-Worth South Africans

According to the latest AfrAsia Bank South Africa Wealth Report, South Africa has the highest levels of total wealth and is home to 43 600 high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) – individuals who hold net assets of at least US$1 million. With a significant annual increase of 8%, these HNWI currently hold …

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Why the fashion industry in Lesotho must be nurtured by Mahadi Granier

“Compared to the global fashion industry, Lesotho’s fashion industry remains relatively at infancy”, Mahadi Granier, Founder and CEO of Lesotho Fashion Industry. “Despite the rise of talent within the fashion domain, the lack of a formalized showcasing infrastructure that aims to bring to the forefront, the country’s artistic brilliance to …

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The world’s most luxurious villas

Luxury villas with all the trimmings… Amp up family holidays and friendly get-together’s with butlers, helipads and the utmost privacy. There are luxury villas, and then there are ‘villas’ that crank cosseting up to the max. They have all the extras – especially those you don’t need – up-to-the-minute tech, …

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Gucci tops the 15 hottest luxury brands online in 2018

Luxury is in the midst of a deep digital transformation that goes beyond the shift in luxury retail. High-end brands now have access to innovative new means to reach and engage their affluent audience. New opportunities arise as luxury brands speak directly to their customers and position their offering in …

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5 sports luxury watches that deliver on both fronts

Sports luxury is one of those ephemeral sub genres in watchland that hides a multitude of sins. It’s easy for a watch maker to label any oversized solid-gold diver as sports luxe, but the reality is that most of these watches will never see any actual sports time. Frankly, that’s …

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A new collection from SMITH Jewellery Spring Summer 2018

Shoreline, the latest collection from SMITH Jewellery, has been in the making for over four years. Anna Raimondo, Founder and Creative Director of the Cape Town-based design studio, has dreamt of her ode to the oceans in silver and gold for a while. It all started on honeymoon, hers in …

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This Senturion diamond studded car key sells for $270,000

The Senturion S177 is a unique luxury car key wristlet designed with a carbon composite core and titanium for unlocking your supercar in ostentatious style Along 9 Berkeley Street, just off the main London thoroughfare of Piccadilly, sits Senturion, makers of the first and only luxury wrist-wear of its kind – the key …

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Bang & Olufsen : High-tech & Luxury

Few hi-fi companies can claim a heritage that goes all the way back to 1925. Bang & Olufsen was founded in Struer, Denmark, in 1925 by Peter Bang and Svend Olufsen, two innovative, young engineers devoted to high quality audio reproduction. Since then, the brand has become an icon of performance and …

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