House and Leisure Art Issue Launch

On 19 March the House and Leisure team celebrated the launch of our annual Art issue at the Goodman Gallery in Joburg. More than simply showcasing impressive local art, the 2013 April issue - on sale now - takes readers inside the lives and homes of remarkable local artists and collectors, sharing their work, living spaces and private art collections.

With the Goodman Gallery as the perfect backdrop for the event, the team celebrated with both art personalities featured in the magazine as well as a group of select media. The simple yet elegant black and white dress code was also reflected in the decor which included black and white origami pieces from Simple Intrigue, combined with other stylish touches. As usual the menu didn't disappoint either. Guest enjoyed delicious canapés prepared by Lara Meter of Food Goddess which were taken from recipes in the HL Food issue, together with wines from our April Winery of the Month, Glen Carlou. Others sipped on limited edition Hennessy V.S.O.P Kyrios, refreshing Bos ice tea and special edition Diane von Furstenburg Evian Water. Thirst Bar Serviceswere at hand to top up guests' beverages for the evening. On the entertainment line-up were the sultry sounds of vocalist Ziza Mhlongo, who set the mood for the event. To top it all off guests were each treated to a lovely goodie bag packed to the brim with Sagaform Mugs, Bensimon Bags and other gifts as a reminder of this special issue. If you love local art as much as we do, be sure to get your copy of the April Art issue, on shelf now... You can also share your thoughts about this issue with us on our Facebook page or tweet @houseleisureSA.
Images: Andrew Levy & Thapelo Motsumi