• Food, Wine, & Coffee
  • Fancourt, the jewel of the Garden Route & a perfect staycation destination

    Henry Fancourt White was an enterprising fellow. A Yorkshire man, one time parliamentarian and highly regarded member of the George community, he was the first owner of Fancourt, a home that he built in 1859, inspired by the architecture of the Cotswolds in his native England.   Today that same property is known as The Manor […]

  • Interviews with Amazing People
  • Gregor Jenkin, turning the tables on contemporary design

    This article first appeared in The Times South Africa on Thursday 9 November 2017 Gregor Jenkin likes oros. Which is not surprising considering his affinity with the things of yesteryear. Whether it’s the Cape Colonial aesthetic, Shaker minimalism or the metallurgy of Parisian Jean Prouvé, historical furniture has long piqued his interest and his pieces that touch on heritage […]

  • International
  • Etat Libre d’Orange…my tour down the rabbit hole of fragrant frivolity…

    “Stay alive, through creation.” Meet Etienne de Swardt, the scent saboteur and genius steering Etat Libre d’Orange, an evocative perfume brand situated at 69 Rue des Archives, a calculated corner address in the heart of Le Marais, Paris. The afternoon I spent with Monsieur de Swardt in the third arrondissement was a revelation in what […]