Featured Blog Posts – April 2013 Archive (44)

Winter is Coming

In the Game of Thrones sense of the phrase; winter is coming.

Ok, not quite – it’s Africa. Even in mid-July there’s a distinct possibility that at some stage of the afternoon you’ll be in nothing but a T-shirt drinking a beer in the sunshine. As a result, we as Africans live in complete denial of winter as a concept. Houses, restaurants, everything is designed to bask.

Then the icy winds start.

And we scatter. Screaming. Like the season is a Godzilla-like anomaly…


Added by Isaac Kosmides on April 30, 2013 at 8:55 — No Comments

Talented Greek Performers Live at Emperors Palace

Africa Pacific Promotions is proud to present our biggest Greek Show yet!!!!!!

Antonis Remos, Stelios Rokkos and Eleni Foureira live in concert - Saturday 18 May.

The full production from Athinon Arena in Greece comes to Emperors Palace!…


Added by alexandra avgitidis on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Bespoke Footwear with a Heart

Isma Meer and Shaamila Cassim are raising money to start a SOUP KITCHEN in Soweto. All you need to do is come to buy as many shoes as you like at R500 a pair, and ALL proceeds will be used to start this charitable project.

The shoes are designed by London Based designer Isma Meer

who has…


Added by alexandra avgitidis on April 30, 2013 at 6:00 — 2 Comments

Namibia Desert Safari – andBeyond Sossusvlei

Our sense of adventure and love of the bush and animals, together with our policy of exploring one country in Africa per year, led us to a novel concept: Desert Safari

We decided on the andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in the Namib Desert in Namibia. A few reasons: it looked great; no malaria in the area and relatively easy to get…


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on April 29, 2013 at 21:33 — No Comments

David Llewelyn and His Signature Pieces

David Llewelyn is known for his hand crafted, signature collections as no two pieces he creates are alike in style and customization, making him enormously unique as an interior designer.  His new Autumn/Winter collection was launched in Hyde Park last week and illustrates a variety of highly specialised finishing techniques that are new and fresh in the South…


Added by Elesha Stewart on April 29, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

Coffee Art

by Karen Eland


Coffee art is created with 100% coffee instead of ink.  It’s a really fun take on art and whilst it’s made with one of our favourite indulgences, we too can appreciate looking at it just as much as we enjoying sipping it.


Here are a few extraordinary creations from two talented artists.…


Added by illy on April 29, 2013 at 5:30 — No Comments

Preview - Winter Must-Haves

Thomas Carlyle, a humorous writer and philosopher once said “a man cannot make a pair of shoes rightly, unless he does it in a devout manner” and we could not agree more.  The shoes brand Magrit, is committed to producing beautiful and superb quality shoes, just as we here at Preview Shoes are committed to bringing you only the best in designer shoe brands.




Added by Preview on April 28, 2013 at 11:15 — No Comments

Food for Thought

Malaysian Artist, Hong Yi, truly takes playing with her food to the next level. Malaysian artist, Hong Yi, otherwise known as “Red”, is recognized for her large-scale thought-provoking installations with her most recent project being a thirty-one day challenge to create works of art with everyday food’s. The results of this challenge are brilliant…


Added by Taryn Jones on April 25, 2013 at 10:30 — 1 Comment

Preview - Classic with a Twist

The Preview Collection presents Classic with a Chic twist… These Patent Pumps are a tribute to the traditional Pump but updated with a Chunky Heel and Platform. The Fabulous Factor is that the Chunky Heel is not only Fashionable, but Comfortable too – you won’t want to take these Pumps off! Whether you are dressing it up or down, or after a Look for Day or Night, you can mix it…


Added by Preview on April 24, 2013 at 19:30 — No Comments

Paige Jeans

Founded by a former fit model for 7 For All Mankind® and Citizens of Humanity, Paige began with a specific vision: high-quality, perfect-fitting jeans for everyone. The Los Angeles-based fashion house remains committed to that original goal, offering women's, men's and petite lines.

Stylish, great fit and comfortable, Paige jeans are a must have for any…


Added by alexandra avgitidis on April 24, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

David Gillson -The Fringe Hair Trend

The long 60's fringe is full, sexy and not a schoolgirl look anymore. It's lash skimming and is full of texture. 

For the really brave, add a super short fringe and add another hot trend-the bright copper for a real wow factor gracing…


Added by David Gillson on April 23, 2013 at 10:30 — No Comments

Luminance Pop-Up

Khanyi Dhlomo launched her new retail venture, Luminance in Hyde Park last week. Luminance is an accessible luxury and contemporary fashion and lifestyle retail concept store for consumers who covet world-class quality and beauty. We spent a glamorous evening shopping and mingling with top business personalities and celebrities. tashas…


Added by alexandra avgitidis on April 23, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

“Made to Order”

For a leading luxury men’s and women’s brand such as Tiger of Sweden which is sold and marketed in 18 countries this next bit of information comes with much anticipation.  Tiger of Sweden has just launched their “Made to Order” service in South Africa which introduces: “Designed in Sweden. Woven in Italy” in conjunction with premium Italian weaver…


Added by Elesha Stewart on April 23, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

A is for Attack

“A is for Attack”, these were the proud words used by Martin Zimmerman, the CEO of Mercedes-Benz South Africa. Together with his team, who were all like proud parents as they unveiled the very different 3rd generation A-Class, at the local launch in Cape Town last week.

The morning after, what was an entertaining prelaunch dinner with singing sensation Toya Delazy and the…


Added by Daniel Calbacho on April 22, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

Top Designers at Cape Town Decorex 2013

Top Cape Town based interior designers, Stephen Lasker of Edge Interiors, Tracy Lee Lynch whom won last year’s “Interior Designer of the Year” award, Debbie Hall from the Hall Collection and Adriaan Lochner, winner of last year’s “Best Small Stand” award will all be participating in this years Decorex Cape Town show which kicks off on Thursday the 25th of…


Added by Elesha Stewart on April 22, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Core Force

Some people just have it. They have the ability to tackle every task with such passion and meticulousness it makes the rest of us look like half-baked half-wits with no conviction.

Sharon Core’s remarkable array of finely-tuned skills, including gardening, baking and treasure-hunting, has landed her in the spotlight on the international contemporary fine art photography scene.…


Added by Megan Amy Kidd on April 19, 2013 at 18:30 — No Comments

Feeling Blue

I have fallen head over heels for top to toe denim and think this look is perfect for winter. It is comfy and trendy and suits girls and guys, men and women, fab or not - And that's enough reasons for me.


Just ONE thing to keep in mind when rocking denim on denim: I am not a huge fan of the same shades of blue throughout an entire outfit (Unless you are rocking Winters ultimate…


Added by Taryn Jones on April 18, 2013 at 17:00 — No Comments

Art for all

Out In June


Added by Mia@Dossier on April 17, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Totes amazing

Oh one needs this, not want, NEED! Italian brand, now available in SA. Gianni Chiarini.

Beautiful meets practical. LOVE




Added by Mia@Dossier on April 17, 2013 at 10:00 — 1 Comment

A Stylish Celebration: Clico Boutique Hotel

I've always loved Rosebank and its surrounds and with the excellent choice of restaurants in the area it's never crossed my mind to experience hotel dining. But with a wedding anniversary to celebrate, I thought that a romantic dinner for two in a gorgeous boutique hotel like Clico's would be quite sexy.Mmmmm, it was.

The name "Clico" was inspired by a favourite…


Added by paola chellew on April 17, 2013 at 9:30 — No Comments

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