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Like a breath of fresh air

Recently, we had the opportunity to take the Mercedes-Benz E300 Cabriolet on a day out, cruising the less travelled roads between Pretoria and Johannesburg. Bright sunshine made it possible to get the most out of the purpose the vehicle is built for: taking the top down. The Cabriolet is the fifth and youngest member of

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The King of all that sparkles

NOVEMBER 2015 – With his singular passion for gemstones and a unique genius for business, Laurence Graff has journeyed from London’s East End to a place on the world’s stage alongside kings, presidents and cultural icons. I believe you get a second chance, that things come around again,” says Laurence Graff, as he shows me Francis

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Castings of character

NOVEMBER 2015 – Influenced by the Renaissance painters Botticelli, Rubens and Titian, sculptor Jean Doyle’s figures are substantial and bold, their ample bodies adorned with the trappings of their culture. A big black Great Dane greets you at the gate of sculptor Jean Doyle’s period home in Wynberg, which doubles up as a studio and hosts

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Destination

Clifftop inspiration

NOVEMBER 2015 – Whale-watching, log fires and cosy cocooning in winter, languid summer days beside the infinity pool soaking up stunning views over the Indian Ocean or pottering among the rock pools on the pristine coastline: whatever the season, Plettenberg Park is all about escape and tranquil country house living. The soundtrack of waves crashing on

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Diamond in the rough

NOVEMBER 2015 – When you get behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz G-Class, it’s soon clear why it’s become such an off-road legend. Revolutionary, ground-breaking: the car is without doubt one of the most significant icons of the modern world. On one hand, a purely mechanical device that heeds the call for travel and exploration; on

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Destination

The magic of a classic expedition

MAY 2015 – Offering an intimate adventure across one of Africa’s last great corners of untouched wilderness, the secluded canvas escape at Selinda Explorers Camp is a vintage echo of the golden age of exploration… It is, quite simply, one of Africa’s most spectacular corners. Hidden away in northern Botswana alongside the famous Okavango Delta, the

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Destination

Paradise beyond compare

MAY 2015 – Five-star resort properties are plentiful in Mauritius but few have the luxe appeal of One&Only Le Saint Géran, which nestles on the silver sands of its own private peninsula to offer an exclusive hideaway for both couples and families looking for incomparable hospitality, world-class facilities and exceptional cuisine. There’s no denying the appeal

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