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12 reasons to buy our December issue


In the December 2016 issue of House and Leisure, we chase the sun, with coastal inspiration from South Africa's hottest homes. Centered around the theme - 'Summer at Last' - the magazine reveals a world of design brought to life by the delights of the festive season. From sun-kissed balconies to recipes that combine summer holiday flavours in new and modern ways, this issue has it all. On shelves now.

a nature-inspired gifting guide

Celebrating the myriad textures and materials that Mother Nature has to offer, our December gift guide is dedicated to all things organic and natural. We feature gifts in wood, metal, grass, stone and glass. Turn to page 26.

a lisbon guide to pattern

We follow Skinny laMinx founder, Heather Moore as she goes in search of pattern inspiration in the city of Lisbon. From tiled floors to gates and grilles, she takes us on a visual tour of this design destination.

the range rover evoque convertible

The Range Rover Evoque Convertible is an invitation to feel the wind in your hair in true luxury. We feature this compact SUV and tell you more about why we think it's a world-class ride.

in celebration of women

From tapestries to knitted installations, a compelling new exhibition pieces together art the challenges the idea of 'women's work.' We chat to curator Ernestine White about this thought-provoking ensemble.

lagoon living

The understated elegance of the lagoon holiday house we feature in this issue, makes for a glorious getaway. Get inside a Langebaan home that's designed to be a great escape. Go to page 54.

the home of a culinary genuis

If you're a fan of Neil Roake's cookbooks or have frequented his restaurants, stayed in his hotel or visited The Space stores, you may have some sense of his style: quirky with a clear sense of humour that makes it as fun as it is fashionable. We look inside his home in Glenashley, Durban.

cooking with fire

A newcomer to Joburg's culinary scene, Marble is a story of collaboration and unapologetic allegiance to SA's design and dining culture. Find our feature on this exceptional culinary hotspot.

maputo revealed

We explore Mozambique's Maputo, revealing a vibrant architectural and design aesthetic. From what to eat and drink to where to shop, we take you on a tour of this interesting place.

life outdoors

Get a taste of summer style with HL's edit of the latest products for your outdoor space. We share our best buys from patio furniture to outdoor surfaces and lighting. On page 112.

siki msuseni

In our Style Profile section, we interview student, designer and entrepreneur, Siki Msuseni about what she's wearing, where she's going and what makes her smile.

the flavour of flowers

Kobus van der Merwe is making waves with vermouth flavoured by the region's top botanicals. Vermouth is enjoying a renaissance, with various 'artisanal' producers emerging around the country. See page 102.

marc stanes

The Cape Town-based cofounder of EBONY/CURATED encourages collectors of both art and design to buy for live. We interview Stanes about his favourite art.

The HL December 2016 issue is on shelves from 14 November 2016.

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