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Luxury Issue Launch

Yesterday evening House and Leisure hosted the launch of the August 2013 Luxury issue at exclusive guest house and function venue Le Châtelat Residence in Johannesburg. To celebrate the issue, the HL team and a select group of media and celebrities attended the intimate soiree, donning their most glamorous outfits. Le Châtelat, which is also featured in this month’s issue as our Amazing Space, is as grand as they come – an elegant French-inspired residence in the heart of Sandton with rooms full of antiques, sumptuous decor and lavish detailing – and the party matched up in every way. Kicking off with a selection of canapés and a few glasses of Moët & Chandon, the stylish guests were seated in the conservatory for an intimate dinner inspired by HL Food 2013’s luxury recipes, all cooked by talented caterer and chef Vicky Crease. To complement the meal, guests were served wines by our Winery of the Month, Anthonij Rupert, and were served limited-edition glass bottles of Valpré Spring Water. The table was a talking point, decorated by A Vintage Affair in a dramatic palette of black and white with plenty of plum coloured blooms from Gloss Concepts lined up in the centre. Rounding the night off, a decadent dessert was enjoyed at the fireplace along with a glass of Hennessy XO Cognac. After a night of pure indulgence, guests left the party with a goodie bag containing a generous gift from the new Polo Homeware range and copies of the all-important August Luxury and 2013 Food issues. Make sure you get a copy of the August 2013 Luxury issue, packed full of the people and places that sum up the good life, on shelves now. To view more photos from last night, browse through our Facebook album. Photographs Hanro Havenga