Curated: The HL Team’s Picks for The Month of Love

Curated | House and Leisure


“I recently popped into the Famke store in Buitenkant Street and found a beautiful bust made entirely out of soft-pink candle wax. It is a playful interpretation of a very classic form. They also have horses and…” – Storm, Style Editor

“I am attracted to textured fabrics and lately I have been carrying this H&M Canvas Laundry Bag with me everywhere I go. And yes, it is technically a laundry bag, but I find it’s perfect for carrying around copies of our magazine and other essentials when I am out and about. I highly recommend getting one, they currently have them in stock at the Waterfront store.” - Charl, Editor

“I am crazy about Ardmore’s new Sabie fabric collection, which is inspired by the Mpumalanga bush. I especially like the bush babies that are part of the Camp Critters print. I have a friend who wrote an entire dissertation about bush babies and the print reminds me of all her stories about their naughty nature.” - Gemma, Art Director

“In celebration of Valentine’s Day, I have been enjoying listening to old episodes of the Modern Love podcast by the New York Times. Hearing about the multitude of ways in which we love and lose today can be hopeful and heart-breaking, and always a reminder that the pursuit of love is so intertwined with our humanity.” – Yolande, Digital Editor

“If you are looking for a fresh and fun fragrance, head over to shop Apartment’s range of unisex eau de parfum fragrances. As an added extra, you’ll enjoy answering ‘Forgetting Sandra’s Emails’ when people ask you what fragrance you are wearing.” – Garreth, Senior Story Editor

“I am looking forward to eating at Bamboo Plant Power that recently opened in Loop Street, Cape Town. As a vegetarian, I am really excited to see that more plant-based eateries are popping up across the city. And of course, when I go I will be wearing freshwater pearl earrings from Coast.” – Ishani, Story Editor