We've gone travelling in our August 2016 issue. From design and architectural highlights in Rio de Janeiro, host of the 2016 Olympic Games, and a tour of Rome's trendy Monti neighbourhood to destination homes around the globe and a competition that will see one lucky winner and their partner heading to France, the magazine is filled with inspiration to explore our world.
Here are six highlights you can look forward to finding between the covers of our August #HLDestination issue.
design-filled olympic city
In the great build-up to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, HL takes a look at some of the most exciting designs – planned and completed – in Rio de Janeiro. From museums paying homage to the city to beautiful design hotels, this overview explores the architectural and design highlights of this seaside city (page 41 to 46).
We explore an off-the-grid holiday home in Plettenberg Bay, where pure-white, minimalist interiors give the space a monastic feel; the north London home of a South African-born creative that's filled with collections and carefully curated spaces; and an airy, seaside retreat in St Barts, where a couple goes to relax, unwind and unplug (page 70 to 93).
trendy hot spot
The opening of The Shortmarket Club, the new Cape Town restaurant from Luke Dale-Roberts and Wesley Randles, has definitely caught our attention. We give our readers a full introduction to the space, including a sneak peek into what their menu has to offer (page 97 to 100).
On pages 112 to 116, we look at Rome's hip neighbourhood of Monti that, while close to all of the city's important sites, is off the beaten tourist track. With a list of must-see shops and restaurants around the area, we'll have you booking a trip to Monti in no time.
Our solutions pages take a look at the renovation of Nick and Nicola Argyros' home in Johannesburg (page 123 to 136). Filled with ideas, tips and inspiration, this feature is the perfect launching pad for our Readers' RenoInnovation competition. We would love to see your recent renovations, whether it's a particular room or your whole house. Send us your before and after photographs and you could win some big prizes.
an amazing win worth R60 000
One lucky reader stands the chance to win a foodie escape for two to France. The prize includes a four-night stay in Nice, as well as dinner at Jan – Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen's Michelin-starred restaurant – and a tour around the Nice market. For further details, see page 118.
The HL August 2016 issue is on shelves from 18 July.Subscribe to receive your issue of House and Leisure every month at mysubs.co.za.
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