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editor's note Here we are again filled with the most incredible people bursting with a passion for what they do. Living their dreams and bringing to us the most magical of products. For all of you who have a latent shoe fetish this issue will confirm that shoes are your life. Thank you Caryn for not only sharing your awesome passion with our readers but for our chats as well. This month we have you covered across the country with accommodation at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse in KZN with try at home recipes from Richard and their family wine Thorne & Daughters in the Western Cape. Staying in the Western Cape we bring you South African born couture designer, Jacques LaGrange not only making waves locally but Internationally as well. We have not forgotten our male readers, we introduce Mo, the creator behind Emzo Bespoke personal tailoring and styling.

Cover Photo Credits: Photographer - Ingrid Alice Stylist - Karin Orzol

Our Gin of the month is also in the Western Cape, Monks Gin, thank you Di for sharing your excitement behind your latest Mary Jane, South Africa’s first ever hemp-infused gin. Monks Gin recipes to get you set up for the weekend and well into summer even for those watching the carbs a little help from Monks Gin. Just in case you are not sure of what to mix your gin with, Fitch & Leedes is at hand to make sure you are in good taste. Along with taking care of you from top to toe. We feature two new yet to be launched products. The first from Moroccanoil and a special brand new range to cater to the man in your life MVRCK, hair, skin and for those with beards, products for you that will take growing that beard to new levels of enjoyment. I hope you will enjoy your journey through our magazine, we enjoyed all the interaction with each contributor making me proud to say that the creativity and talent that we have in South Africa can compete with anyone on any level.

Garry


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Handmade Designer Shoes Our trademarks are inspired feminine designer shoes that combine bold colours with a holistic approach to shoe making. Each pair of shoes is a bespoke custom design and by definition is one of a kind.

Made in Cape Town Furthermore, we fuse together the functionality of a comfortable shoe with stylish and original design, by utilizing high quality fabrics and design led production. Our vision of the African renaissance is an essential component of who we are.

Lifestyle Inspiration The women who choose Coast & Koi are distinctively unique, independent and free thinking. When you embrace Coast & Koi, you embrace so much more than just shoes, you resonate a certain lifestyle

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Photo Credit: Zayd Samaai Model: Shamyra Moodley Styling: Shamyra Moodley Location: Zollanvari Rugs


Photo Credit & Styling: Shamyra Moodley


Photo Credit:Thirashan Moodley Styling: Shamyra Moodley Model: Shamyra Moodley



Photographer - Ingrid Alice Stylist - Karin Orzol





Model:Shamyra Moodley


Photo - Ingrid Alic

Stylist - Karin Orzol











South African born couture designer, Jacques LaGrange, studied fashion at The Academy of Clothing Technology, followed by working as a personal assistant to renowned couturier Errol Arendz, for six and a half years. Jacques became a finalist in the Young Designer of the Year awards in 1999 and went on to win the Most Elegant Couple competition at The J&B Met of that year, as well as winning the same award once again two years later in 2001. Jacques moved to Paris (France) to settle, but shortly thereafter returned to Cape Town when asked to help launch French design house, Lancel, in South Africa. He then decided to launch his own couture label locally and never looked back. 17 years after starting his own label, Jacques continues to have his fair share of local and international exposure, with television appearances on programmes such as Top Billing, Pasella, Expresso, Bravo and Fashion One to name but a few. Jacques has also been featured regularly in all major publications, including several cover exposures, with the likes of Glamour, ELLE, Cosmopolitan, My Wedding Day, Rooi Rose, LeKap, Independent News Papers, Sunday Times and The New Age Newspaper among the list. Ad campaigns he has been involved in include well-known brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Coty, Revlon and Dark & Lovely. Jacques was also requested to dress models in his couture creations for the only Cartier boutique in South Africa, Terry Pheto (lead actress in an Oscar winning feature film) for The Search: E Host South Africa and Zuri Hall (Emmy Winning TV Personality) for The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo. Local and international celebrities, Miss Universe, Miss World and A-list clients have worn his creations from Royal Ascot in the United Kingdom to The Cannes Film Festival in the South of France.


Preferring to showcase his creations to a private client-base from all around the world, Jacques has previously also shown at Cape Town Fashion Week, South Africa Fashion Week and in 2012 was invited to showcase at Mozambique Fashion Week, as part of the Pan-African Designers, to a resounding success. Following this he was invited to showcase at CPM (Collection Premier Moscow) in 2015. Jacques’ contribution to the development of the South African Fashion Industry can be seen first-hand with his recent Mercedes-Benz South Africa Fashion Film collaboration. His couture label is associated with international luxury brands like Dom Perignon, Lamborghini and Cartier. Charity is also close to Jacques’ heart with Reach for Recovery (support group for people with breast cancer in rural areas), the Go Red Heart Foundation, Red Cross disaster relief, DWDE (workshop for disabled people) and Imibala (Sponsor a Child) a few of the charities that enjoy his support. It has been reported that Jacques has been able to accomplish more in a relatively short period than most designers do in a lifetime. He has even been named South Africa’s ‘King of Couture’, a title not to be taken lightly which most designers can only ever dream of. Influential media stated that Jacques LaGrange Couture is the only South African-based design house that really matters, with the attention to detail, impeccable style and quality of the workmanship. It is no surprise then that he only dresses a select few A-list clients from all around the world, from Dubai to Switzerland, Paris to Australia, London to America, all in a day’s work. From a 16-year old school kid interviewed on the magazine program Tekkies to the ‘King of Couture’, Jacques LaGrange has come a long way, but has only scratched the surface of what can still be expected from this talented one-of-akind couturier.















+27 82 268 1102



Welcome to Emzo BESPOKE We offer traditional craftsmanship and outstanding  workmanship for men and women, tailored to perfection. We only use the best fabrics in the world.






Our team is a recognized and respected authority in the noble art of bespoke tailoring. With a distinctive style,

our creations combine the best of Savile Row heritage with the excellence of Italian craftsmanship. Traditional, yet innovative and timeless.


We believe in giving our customers the utmost care all the way down to the smallest details.

Extending our knowledge and expertise we offer alteration services, repairs, measuring and more, ensuring the perfect fit for your attire.


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A customized experience, tailored to perfection with personal attention.


Our Made to Measure Specialist is a recognised and respected authority in the noble art of bespoke tailoring.

With a distinctive style, his creations combine the best of Savile Row heritage with the excellence of Italian craftsmanship.


He provides a highly personalised service to fulfill the needs of sophisticated and discerning clients worldwide. Each client experiences the joy of an authentic, hand-crafted and truly bespoke masterpiece.

EMZO Bespoke Johannesburg South Africa

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By Arrangement Special occasion dinners for 2-4 people, that perfect place to get engaged. Wine tasting of Thorne&Daughters Wine.


Richard & Mouse Poynton We would like to welcome you to Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse

Having been one of the originators of the Country House movement in the 1980’s, we travelled overseas after our Granny Mouse’s Country House days, working and absorbing the international “foodie” world. We came back enthused and decided to use the family farm to start what we think of as our dream hotel – an intimate gourmet getaway. Our family has been coming up to the farm since the 1940’s and we’ve always known this was something special with its breath-taking mountain views, crystal clear streams and ultimate peaceful solitude of the KwaZulu-Natal, Drakensberg mountains. We believe it is ideal for its intended purpose as a restful refuge and along with our professional yet understated service we hope this is most of all a gourmet experience to remember. 033 267 7243 071 687 7266


Nestled in the heart of the KwaZulu-Natal Drakensberg, we are a luxury, gourmet lodge dedicated to sumptuous food and rustic luxury

What You Can Expect from Our Gourmet Meals Dinner is a sumptuous 7 course affair with no effort or expense spared to give our guests a memorable dining experience. Richard talks you through every mouthful from pan to plate before you sit down to enjoy his creations, and he doesn’t mind telling you that Cleopatra’s food is all about the tastes, fun and passion that go into good country cooking! Don’t forget to stay for breakfast, though. The unusual and exciting 3 courses are the icing on the cake of your flavourful time with us. We so look forward to your stay with us at Cleopatra Mountain Farmhouse. Fresh ingredients are essential, and being able to pick from the gardens minutes before serving is a real pleasure. For the most exotic tastes, Richard spends hours hunting down local and imported ingredients of the highest quality – flying in fresh salmon from Norway and procuring genuine Parma hams and cheeses from Italy.

Here are some of Richards Recipes for you to try at home


FILLET, AUBERGINE AND ARTICHOKE TOWER (MAIN) Serves 6 Fillet 2 medium beef fillets – we only use the shaft and not the Chateau Briand end of the fillet This can be marinated depending on your taste. • Griddle in a griddle pan over a high heat turning frequently until caramelised all round • Leave to rest for approximately 1 hour • Place on an oiled baking tin • Roast at 200˚C for 10-12mins in the middle of the oven • Leave to rest for approximately 1 hour • To serve - place back in the oven for 3-4 mins to warm through • Slice and serve Sweet Potatoes • Slice the sweet potatoes and lay them on a baking sheet • Drizzle with a mixture of melted butter and honey • Roast them in the oven at 180C for approx 30-40 mins or until lightly browned and soft Aubergines 1-2 aubergines • Peel using a potato peeler and slice thickly • Brush with a little olive oil • Bake at 180˚C for approximately 20 mins


Artichokes If fresh artichokes are not available use tinned ones. Trim and steam.

Yorkshire pudding Makes 12 130g flour salt 2 eggs 150 ml cold milk 150 ml cold water 50 ml dripping or oil • Brush the muffin tins with dripping and put on the top shelf of the 210˚C oven till the fat is smoking hot • Sift the flour and salt into a bowl • Beat the eggs and add the milk and water • Add the egg and milk mix to the flour and stir well • Pour into a jug • Refrigerate if not using immediately • Fill the tins to 2/3 full • Place on the top shelf of the oven • Bake at 210˚C for 15-20mins • Do not open the oven door before the end of cooking time!


CLEOPATRA HADDOCK BAKE (BREAKFAST) Serves 6 400g haddock enough milk to cover the fish breadcrumbs black pepper fennel - chopped 350 ml cream Poach the haddock in the milk until tender Debone and flake the fish Place in individual ovenproof dishes Top with fresh breadcrumbs, black pepper and chopped fennel Pour over the cream Bake at 190ËšC for 20 mins until brown and bubbling


CLEOPATRA SABAYON (DESSERT) Serves 6 6 egg yolks 90g caster sugar 150ml Jerepigo or any sweet dessert wine 1 tsp Marsala or sherry 2 tins mixed berries such as raspberries, gooseberries, blackberries, blue berries, mulberries and strawberries • Whisk the yolks and sugar in a heatproof bowl until foamy and pale • Set the bowl over a pan of simmering water • Whisk constantly, adding the Jerepigo a little at a time, until the mixture begins to thicken • Continue whisking until the mixture is thick enough to leave a ribbon trail • Finally, add the Marsala or sherry • Do not overheat the mixture or it will separate • Arrange the fruit on a plate, pour the sabayon over the top allowing a few of the berries to show through the sauce • Grill until caramelised


Executive Cottages Swedish Naturalist Room #10 Collecting bits of nature in soft blue and red This cottage is away from the other rooms ensuring a quiet, private time. It has beautiful views over the wetlands looking onto the mountain and the river in the distance – perfect for bird watching and relaxing in peace. It has a lounge, change area and cosy fireplace.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Executive Cottages The Cowboy Room #11 The Wild West at its Best This cottage is away from the other rooms ensuring a quiet, private time. It has beautiful views over the wetlands looking onto the mountain and the river in the distance – perfect for bird watching and relaxing in peace. It has a lounge, change area and cosy fireplace.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Executive Suites Classical Room #7 Statues from Ancient Rome Originally our lounge, dining room and kitchen this large spacious room has one of the best views of the garden and the mountain. It has a private lounge, and separate veranda – both with cosy fireplaces.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Executive Suites Blue & White Plate Room #9 A little bit of Porcelain History The original homestead’s main bedroom, this beautiful blue room has a his and hers bathroom, a change room and a spacious lounge with private sit out area looking over the Moonlight garden and up onto the face of the mountain.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Luxury Suites The Italian Room #1 Surrounded by Leonardo da Vinci prints Set in the original section of the hotel this spacious room with its soft lace elements has an extra lounge and change area. It is close to the main hotel buildings and looks out onto the trout filled dam and tree lined garden.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Luxury Suites The Postcard room #8 Notes from travels abroad Set in the original homestead but having a private entrance this room looks onto the beautiful Linden tree with the view of the mountain in the background. It has it’s own verandah and fireplace which is perfect for afternoon reading and relaxing.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


Luxury Suites The Herb Garden Room #12 Surrounded by Fresh Garden Herbs

This room was our kitchen in the main homestead. It is now a large, very private room with lounge area and additional seating with views over the herb garden. It is set slightly away from the other rooms and has it’s own fireplace with a glass of welcome sherry.

DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


The Scandinavian Room #2

Standard Rooms Set in the original section of the hotel, our standard rooms are cosily set up with their own fireplaces and views across the water. They are conveniently close to the main hotel buildings and each one is laid out with its own unique décor. The Scandinavian Room #2 Red and green – the Colours of Denmark The Naturalist Room #3 All things taken from nature The Darjeeling Room #4 Gold and White tea cups with a hint of navy The Garden Room #5 A Gardener’s delight The Colonial Natal Room #6 Reminders of a Bygone era DSTV- Electric blankets-Cotton sheets and towels-Fragrant toiletries- Coffee, tea and biscuits-Fridge with fresh milk and drinks-Cosy fireplace-Outside sun lounger


The Naturalist Room #3

The Darjeeling Room #4


The Garden Room #5

The Colonial Natal Room #6






Thorne and Daughters Wines was started in 2012 by John and Tasha Seccombe to produce authentic wines in the beautiful Western Cape where we have made our home. It has been a long journey that has taken us around the world and brought us back here to where we first met. We are in love with the Cape, and we want to taste this air and this sunshine in our wines.

To produce our wines we’ve drawn on the great history of wine growing here in the Cape, putting together old vineyard parcels with new grape varieties, and making wines with old school simplicity and a modern ‘edge’. Our approach to wine making is simple, honest and gentle, and we are looking to make wines that tell a story, not wines that shout and bang a drum.


We spend a lot of time cooking and talking about wine, food, photography, building, and gardening. Our home and family are so important to us and they are constant sources of energy and inspiration that we take into the world. We are ridiculously passionate about what we do, and are so grateful to be able to make these wines and share our ideas.

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Behold MONKS gins, shrouded in secrecy, enrobed in the ethereal and infused with elixirs of blueberries, a flourish of fynbos and the natural miracles of sceletium and hemp. This intriguing selection of ingredients says a lot about the characters behind MONKS and their dedication to distilling a taste of the divine. Throw in a hybrid artisanal still named ‘Jennifer’ and the stage is set for a truly unorthodox family of gins. For over a decade, serial entrepreneurs and self-confessed adventurers Nic and Di Davis have shared a farm with fifth-generation Breede Valley wine farmers Coenie and Edelgard Lategan. Last year the friends turned their attention to the business of gin, and they haven’t looked back. Mary Jane, the latest in the line of MONKS gins and the first ever hemp-infused gin in South Africa, launches hot on the heels of Mysterium, the firstborn, and Medella, the middle child.


Getting into the details, MONKS is a dry gin, handcrafted and double-distilled in small batches using a hybrid artisanal still called ‘Jennifer’, named after Nic’s mother and of Nic’s own design. Expect intensely flavour-forward botanicals, nine of them hand-picked and many endemic to the area. Combine with crystal-clear mountain waters and the result is a rewarding one, featuring ripples of citrus, berries and Cape Buchu. While MONKS makes no claims whatsoever as to the health benefits of their gins, the key ingredients in each make for interesting reading. Mysterium is infused with, among other things, the herb Sceletium, a natural mood enhancer sometimes referred to as the ‘pathway to the gods’. Medella features blueberries, farmed by the Lategans and well known as a vitamin-rich superfood high in antioxidants; while Mary Jane is endowed with hemp, widely accepted as a miracle plant.







THE GREEN MONK

To a shaker add : Double shot of the MONKS Mary Jane or Mysterium (50ml) 1 tsp of brown sugar Juice of half a lemon A handful of basil leaves (torn into pieces) Top shaker up with ice and shake for roughly 10 to 15 seconds

Pour mixture into a tumbler. Fill glass with ice and top up with Barker & Quin Indian Tonic Water. To garnish, slice of lemon and a sprig of basil


Recipes The Mary Jane perfect pour Double tot of MONKS Mary Jane (50ml) Fill glass with ice Top up with Fitch & Leeds Pink Tonic Garnish with a slice of fresh or dehydrated grapefruit and a full star of anise. PALEO MONK MONKS Mysterium is the perfect sipping gin. For the no carb version, drink it neat on the rocks with a hint of garnish – any citrus peel is a perfect pairing. Alternatively a sprig of fresh rosemary

Nic: +27 82 455 9812 Di: +27 82 5637244




When it comes to tonics, fine gins deserve nothing but the best. Fitch & Leedes, the superb range of authentic mixers, is made with quadruple filtered water for ultimate purity to meet the highest standards in terms of quality and taste. Delicately carbonated, superbly balanced and infused with the world’s finest flavours, Fitch & Leedes takes you back to an era when things were still made with the utmost care and craftsmanship. Inspired by the intrepid gentlemen merchantmen of London, Ralph Fitch and William Leedes, who set sail on De Tyger in 1583 in search of new, exotic tastes in India and the East, Fitch & Leedes speaks of the romance and integrity of bygone age. Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic The delicate combination of bitter and sweet, derived from the essence of the ‘Cinchona’ tree in Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic is just what your finest gin needs for a truly satisfying G&T moment. Fitch & Leedes prides itself as the understudy to greatness, accentuating the botanical characters and subtle notes in hand crafted gins to ensure a true representation of what was intended by the master distiller. The Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic is also available in a sugar free alternative. Fitch & Leedes PinkTonic Pretty in pink with whiffs of rose petals and fresh cucumber, Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic is poised to be the perfect accompaniment to fine gins and adds a delightful twist to your classic G&T. Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic is also available in a sugar free alternative.



PIENAAR & SON From the Earth 50ml gin fresh beetroot Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Wash and peel beetroot. Using your peeler, peel shavings of beetroot into a jug. Top with some gin and allow to infuse for a few hours. Fill glass with ice. Pour in beetroot gin and top with Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic.



HOPE ON HOPKINS

Sage Sipping 50ml gin 2 sage leaves juniper berries zest of a lemon Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic Add ice to glass. Scatter in juniper berries, sage leaves and a twist of lemon zest. Top with gin and Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic.



HENDRICKS Pink G&T 50ml gin fresh pomegranate rubies fresh rosemary Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic Place a spoonful of pomegranate rubies in the bottom of your glass. Fill with ice. Top with gin, Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic and garnish with rosemary.



TRIPLE 3 THREE

Guava G & Pink T 50ml gin pink tonic & pomegranate ice cubes fresh guava Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic Fill an ice tray with Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic and pomegranate rubies. Freeze. Fill a glass with the tonic cubes and freshly sliced guava. Top with gin and Fitch & Leedes Indian Tonic.







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