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Friday, 31 August 2012

Luxe Property - Durban

City Mansions · Umhlanga · Durban

  • 10 Bedrooms
  • 10 Ensuite Bathrooms
  • 2 Living Areas
  • Guest Bathroom
  • Patio
  • Braai Pool
  • Parking: 12 Cars


Property Description

This contemporary guest house offers all the comforts and warmth of a lavish country home. Situated in the heart of Durban North, close to all amenities, shopping centres, various restaurants and health spas. Boasts 10 meticulously maintained luxury en-suite rooms, 5 of which overlook the inviting Indian Ocean and sparkling swimming pool. Relax on the balcony and take pleasure in a magnificent African sunset. A luxurious 20 seater executive boardroom is discreetly tucked away below the pool terrace area to provide optimal privacy and tranquility. Enjoy absolute luxurious living from this immaculate residence.

Web ID: ENV54920

Purchase Price: ZAR 10,9 million

Stand Size: Approx 1694 m²

House Size: Approx 1000 m²

Contact Details

Abigail Edwards

Mobile: 0820730140

Tel: +27 31 561 4353


Thursday, 30 August 2012

Enmasse - Opulent Occidental Massage

A massage experience at the hands of the gods

- enmasse delivers a fully-clothed, oil free deluxe massage experience

In the spirit of all things luxury, ENMASSE invites you to become part of a truly unique de-stressing experience. Enmasse has elevated the massage culture of the East by designing a contemporary western space that immediately soothes your senses and prepares you for an experience like no other. Indeed this seems the case as enmasse has been listed in the “Top 20 Reasons to be in South Africa” by leading British magazine, Wallpaper – an impressive feat for a massage business.

First off the owner, Murray von Hirschberg, explains, “A massage should fit around your day as opposed to fitting your day around a massage.” In that vein the majority of enmasse bookings are made on the day – even catering for walk-in customers. Adding to the convenience ENMASSE only offers dry clothed massages – a choice between Thai, Shiatsu, reflexology and pregnancy.

No oils are used which means a massage between meetings or before dinner is a reality. By eliminating oil you also eliminate the need for nudity: all enmasse massages take place in loose fitting cotton clothing provided by enmasse. von Hirschberg adds, “Don’t think of an oil-style massage without oil: think acupressure - pressure points, palming and stretching in a routine that can be likened to a lazy dance with a muscle whisperer.”

Every aspect of the concept appears to transform what the world has come to expect from a massage experience. Forget the sounds of ‘Pan Pipes Unplugged’ and ‘The Call of the South Right Whale Vol 3’, enmasse has a play list that spans across 10 decades from which it has curated a playlist that redefines what should be heard during a massage. In its quest to make a massage as accessible as possible enmasse offers very lucrative and flexible membership options.

Member massages, like its gift vouchers, are fully transferable, redeemable in Cape Town or Johannesburg and never expire. “After a massage, customers are encouraged to doze off in their massage space for as long as possible. If by then you are not yet ready to face the demands of the outside world you are invited to lie back in the tea lounge and sample one of our 40 exotic tea blends,” concludes von Hirschberg.


For more information about a massage experience that will forever change your expectations see or call 011 880 3020 or 021 461 5650


Address: Johannesburg

Unit 14, Illovo Junction

1 Corlett Drive (corner Oxford)



Tel: 011 880 3020

Address: Cape Town

Entrance & Private parking via Gate 2 Schoonder Street

123 Hope Street



Tel: 021 461 5650

Private parking for ENMASSE customers behind the building (entrance next to building off Corlett Drive)

Opening special for airline customers: R335 (quote: enmasse loves you)


Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Grande Roche - Paarl

Nestled at the foot of the magnificent Paarl Rock is a small, luxury hotel like no other. It is a place where history interacts with modern comforts...where the atmosphere of a bygone era brings a sense of gracious, unhurried living.

The only South African member of the Small Luxury Hotels of the World, it is a place where history intersects with a funky modernity. It is a place where the gentle rhythms of a working fruit and wine farm are a short walk away from a bustling country town.

Experience the privacy and tranquillity of comfortable and stylish suites nestled among the vineyards of a working fruit farm. Feel a sense of belonging as you explore centuries-old buildings and the rich biodiversity of the Paarl nature reserve. Take your taste buds on a journey of culinary delight in the award-winning restaurants. Be inspired by the unique mix of heritage, innovation and elegance.

Culinary Innovations

Woman’s Month inspires Culinary Innovations at the Grande Roche Hotel Woman’s month brings with it a host of activities and inspired by this the focus for the next Culinary Innovations evening on Friday 31 August at the historic Grande Roche Hotel in Paarl is on inspiring women. A voyage of discovery and powerful words.

Romantic getaways

From perfect proposals to dream honeymoons and the most cherished anniversary, let us help weave the magic and enchantment that will last a lifetime. Create everlasting memories at this magnificent, romantic location in the heart of the Cape Winelands.

 Functions & Events

The Vineyard Venue with an open-air amphitheatre sits on the upper slopes of the estates, in the midst of vineyards and plum orchards, with a backdrop of Paarl Rock. Whether it's an international conference, a board meeting, cutting-edge product launch or high-profile company summit, Grande Roche will take care of your needs... we know it is the little details that matter.

Wine and Food Lovers Getaways

The Cape Winelands have been described as the most beautiful in the world. Here, fertile valleys protected by ancient mountains provide the diversity of soil and climate that give the Cape wines their unique Character. This tailor-made package gives you the chance to get behind the scenes of award-winning wine estates.

Golfing Getaways

The Western Cape is one of the world’s most spectacular and diverse golfing destinations. Our lush and beautifully maintained Golf Estates have captivated the global golfing community and boast both local and international awards for exceeding high standards, quality, design and professionalism.


Celebrate your special occasion at the Grande Roche Hotel with elegance and style. From perfect proposals and dream weddings to the most cherished anniversary, let us help weave the magic and enchantment that will last a lifetime... be it an intimate, romantic affair or a lavish celebration.
Write your own history at this magnificent location with a Grande Roche Wedding Experience, starting with the couple's names engraved on a brass plaque on our chapel door. We will ensure that your special day goes smoothly as planned.

The perfect setting...

Intimate ceremonies in the unique setting of our carefully restored chapel. Bosman's Lawn, alongside the Manor House, with views of the Drakenstein Mountains and the backdrop of Paarl Rock.There is a choice of venues for your reception, from the charming intimacy of our Private Dining Room, the elegant Bosman's restaurant and the romantic setting of Bosman's Lawn for a garden reception to the Vineyard Venue for larger numbers.

Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Lala Linen

Our 100% pure Egyptian cotton bed linen and bath towels are all imported directly from Egypt, where they are made by the suppliers of the world’s finest Egyptian cotton linens. 


 Lala Linen is the only certified carrier of the Egyptian Cotton logo in Southern Africa, which testifies that all products are exclusively made of 100% pure Egyptian cotton.

The heart of our collection is the most exquisite 100% Egyptian linens for bedrooms. Like all our products, they do not contain any cotton blends or synthetic fibres and are created out of nothing but the finest material. EGYPTIAN COTTONTM. With a reputation of being the best cotton in the world, its softness, strength and superior characteristics are what sets Egyptian cotton apart from other natural fabrics.


The length of the fibre makes it possible to make the finest of yarns without sacrificing strength. Long fibres also produce less lint and therefore will not pill after repeated washing.


The strength of the fibre makes the fabric more solid and more resistant to stress and will not lose its shape easily.


Egyptian cotton’s ability to absorb liquids makes it a wonderful fabric for dying. The colours are deeper, brighter and more resistent.


Egyptian cotton is handpicked, guaranteeing the highest level of purity. Hand picking puts no stress on the fibres and they remain straight and intact to create one of the softest, finest and longest lasting fabrics in the world. The Egyptian Cotton logo is the Egyptian government’s seal of authenticity and will always appear on Lala Linen products. EGYPTIAN COTTONTM

There is no turning back once you have slept in sheets made of Egyptian cotton, or dried off after a long hot winter bath with our Egyptian cotton bath towels.
Lala Linen’s Egyptian cotton is soft, long lasting, cool in summer and cosy in winter. And, like all other high-quality items, the joy of Egyptian cotton is that it only gets better with age, lasting up to one and a half times longer than any other cotton.


27 (0)83 290 6795

27 (0)21 422 4865

87 Kloof Street, Gardens, Cape Town

Monday, 27 August 2012

Bow Boutique - Ghana

Bow Boutique's entry into Ghana a major gateway to the Africa market, is strategically positioned to offer the most discerning fashion minds, a one-stop shopping experience. 

A leader in the sale of carefully selected fashion forward apparel and impressive shoe selection sourced from some of the major brands in London, New York and Paris.

“The buying team at Bow Boutique in Accra has tapped into the shift in taste of contemporary shoppers and developed a fresh, new forum where this segment of the industry can develop and flourish,” the company has said. Apart from bringing a world-class boutique to Accra, Bow is also bringing the very famous Sika brand which is known all over the world for its trendiness and avant-garde statements, to Accra.

Bow Boutique is the exclusive stockiest of Sika designs in Africa. Sika's collections are currently stocked in fashion forward boutiques such as New York, Australia, London and Tokyo, and have also been featured in several international publications including the Vogue, Grazia and Marie Claire magazines as well as The London Evening Standard, New York Metro, Washington Post among several others.

“Bow is the sister company to Sika, offering customers a unique opportunity to purchase exclusive Sika garments as well as handpicked pieces from across the globe. Bow is a beautiful store with an amazing concept, which we hope to replicate across Africa. Ghana's economic growth has been outstanding over the past ten years and we are proud to be part of that growth”.

Phyllis Taylor of Sika Designs says: “It is an integral part of Sika's mission to give back to the Ghanaian community by using skilled tailors and seamstresses to encourage other international brands to produce in Ghana, in turn, raising the standard of the textile and garment industry in Africa.

About Bow Boutique

'Variety' is the fundamental focus of Bow Boutiques ethos. We strive to bring you carefully selected fashion forward apparel, coupled with a high-end trend lead shoe selection and hand made accessories from brands sourced in London, New York and Paris. For the first time in West Africa, Bow Boutique Accra aims to offer even the most discerning fashion shopper everything one could ask for under one roof! The buying team at Bow Boutique Accra have tapped into the shift in taste of contemporary shoppers and have developed fresh new a forum where this segment of the industry can develop and flourish.

For more information please contact: +233 570179677 or email
Bow Boutique is situated in the Movenpick Ambassador Hotel Accra, Ghana.

View a video of the opening
Via Modern Ghana

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Cape Town’s First Restaurant Week with DiningCity SA

Cape Town’s first Restaurant Week, which will run from 22 to 29 September, was launched with a bang at the Mount Nelson Hotel last Thursday. 

Restaurateurs, celebrity chefs, food bloggers and the media shared Pongracz, oysters and macaroons, whilst listening to an opening address by Mariette du Toit-Helmbold, CEO of Cape Town Tourism. “We are the culinary mecca of Africa,” said Mariette, “and we support projects such as this, which help us compete with some of the world’s best culinary destinations.”

As DiningCity SA, the main sponsor behind the event, also launched its on-line, real time restaurant review and reservation service, Mariette emphasized how important it was to be digitally connected. ”Armed with Smart Phones and iPads, today’s travelers are ‘Digital Nomads’”, exploring a hyper-connected world where, “if we do not get on board, we run the risk of becoming irrelevant and obsolete.”

Restaurant Week, an event which has previously only happened in Europe and Asia, will give diners a chance to enjoy specially created menus at the top restaurants, for a fixed price that is much lower than the normal price. The concept is simple: guests can enjoy a three course lunch or dinner at the top restaurants for R125 or R200, respectively. Restaurants enjoying a DiningCity star will cost an extra R50.

Guests at the launch also saw a demonstration of how easy it is to book online for restaurant week with DiningCity’s website Bookings are real-time and all last minute spots will be in a news feed on the site and at

“In other locations, such as Amsterdam and Singapore, restaurants have been booked out within the first week that the reservation site was open,” said Tertius van Oosthuyzen, CEO of DiningCity SA. Participating restaurants include the Planet Restaurant at the Mount Nelson, The Round House Restaurant, Pigalle, The Duchess of Wisbeach, Roca Restaurant at Dieu Donne Estate and Haute Cabrière, in Franschhoek. A complete list of participating restaurants in the greater Cape Town area can be viewed at

DiningCity Restaurant Week, Cape Town is the brainchild of ​​the world’s leading online restaurant guide The company was founded in 1998 in Amsterdam, the Netherlands and is currently active in Belgium, Austria, Hungary, Italy and Spain and outside Europe in cities like New York, Singapore, Dubai and Shanghai and Beijing. On the South African website,, visitors can select restaurants on price, cuisine, location and atmosphere. Information about the restaurants will be presented by means of photos, menus and videos. Online real-time reservation is possible and the combination of interactive features and fun activities in restaurants, makes the site a distinctive restaurant area. For additional information see:


Cape Town Tourism, Diners Club, Pongracz, San Pellegrino and Oyster King

Friday, 24 August 2012

Luxe Property - Upper Constantia

City Mansions · Upper Constantia · Cape Town

  • Bedrooms 6
  • Bathrooms 6
  • Living Rooms 3
  • Garage 3

Property Description 

This exceptionally well finished home offers astounding features and abundant spaces is situated in a quiet oak-lined avenue. Double volume reception rooms with feature fireplace enhance the sense of space. Spacious luxury master suite, with en suite bathroom and dressing room and 3 additional en suite bedrooms with dressing rooms accommodate the family. A library/study and designer kitchen are all finished in Canadian maple, Rosewood and granite.

A separate 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom flat with attached garage offers additional opportunities from "work from home" to "bed & Breakfast" income or lavish guest accommodation. Elegant electronic entrance gates, fully walled and electrified and a double garage with direct access to kitchen offer the family excellent security and peace of mind. Beautiful landscaped garden with numerous water features, borehole and irrigation system all compliment this amazing offering. Unique copper-domed Pantheon designed pool house with elegant black pool typifies the exceptional attention to detail.


  • Garden Flat
  • En-suite Bathroom
  • Jacuzzi
  • Electric Fence
  • Armed Response
  • Patio
  • Study
  • Guest toilet
  • Satellite Dish
  • Swimming pool
  • Barbeque
  • Security Gate
  • Garden

Web ID: ENV2094

Purchase Price: ZAR 16,5 million

Stand Size: Approx 4622 m²

House Size: Approx 1100 m²

The oldest wine-growing area in Southern Africa the name Constantia Valley in the broader sense, being the Valley stretching from the Wynberg hill in the north to the Silvermine mountains of the Tokai area in the south. The Table Mountain National Park borders the Valley to the west.



Craig Mc Intyre
Mobile: 0836020833

Thursday, 23 August 2012

Bentley Continental GT V8



South Africans can now sit back in cushioned cobra-style seats, push the start button and hear the intense roar of the engine as they are transported to a world of luxury with the new and contemporary Bentley Continental GT V8. Displaying state of the art craftsmanship, iconic design and absolute luxury, Bentley has astounded the world once again with their ability to produce extraordinary examples of engineering encased in a stunning frame.

This recent creation by Bentley Motors, the latest in the generation of Continentals, provides all that you would expect from the iconic brand; from exhilarating power to an effortless driving experience. Although the car provides the status and extraordinary lifestyle due to any Bentley owner, it’s not like the typical Bentley vehicle. Boasting a more youthful, contemporary and fashionable style, the Continental GT V8 is exciting and adventurous encouraging its driver to explore its extensive range of astounding features and enjoy the experience of driving, whenever and wherever the destination.

The new 4.0 litre, twin turbocharged V8 Continental GT coupé achieves exceptional standards in the high luxury sports car sector allowing the driver to experience maximum power and provide an exhilarating performance up to a top speed of 303km/h. The South African market is yet to experience a car of this caliber that can provide the lifestyle where in the moments of driving an individual can be transported to a world of 5 star luxury and ultimate comfort.

The Continental GT V8 commands respect from the instantly recognisable roar of its engine to the distinguishable black gloss matrix grille with chrome frame and centre bar displaying a red enamel Bentley ‘B’ badge. The sporty and contemporary attitude of this car can be seen inside and out from the unique chromed ‘figure eight’ exhaust tailpipes in the rear to the modern Dark Fiddleback Eucalyptus veneers.

The model also commits to the increasingly important issue of the environment delivering a 40 per cent improvement in fuel efficiency and CO2 emissions. The Continental GT V8 achieves some of the most outstanding levels of fuel efficiency in the luxury performance sector exhibiting the ability to travel over 800km on a single tank of fuel.

Combining state of the art features and muscular character with Bentley’s iconic image and incorporating a wealth of knowledge since the original GT launch in 2003, the Continental GT V8 is top of its game. The W-12 Continental range boasts over 50,000 sales worldwide, making Bentley’s factory in Crewe, England, the largest producer of 12 cylinder engines in the world.

Bentley’s undeniable engineering strength and innovative approach towards the industry have cumulated to provide the exquisite Continental GT V8. It is unquestionably a car that can provide unlimited access to the world of luxury lifestyle, superior technology and exhilarating experiences beyond that that can be found anywhere else. For more information on Bentley, visit

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

MorroccanOil - Moisture Repair Shampoo & Conditioner



Argan oil harvested from the nut and fruit of the argan tree growing in only one region on the entire planet –  the desert-like area of southwestern Morocco. Berber women have used the argan tree for centuries as a supplement to their own beauty and vitality, using both the nuts and fruit for their hair, skin and nails.

Moroccanoil®, the pioneer and originator of luxury argan-oil infused products, introduces yet another hair care revolution: argan oil-infused Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo and Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner. Perfect for all hair types, Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo gently cleanses the scalp, while Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner smoothes and reconstructs hair - both providing the added moisture and hydration needed to repair damaged strands and promote healthy, beautiful hair.


This exceptionally rich formula gently cleanses, protects and improves hair’s condition, and also helps repair color-treated, highlighted or damaged hair, leaving it soft, smooth, shiny and full of body. Highly concentrated, it contains 30% active ingredients compared to the industry standard of 10%. The formula infuses hair with Moroccanoil’s original, proprietary argan oil-infused blend and also includes Avocado Oil and antioxidant plant extracts, including Rosemary, Lavender, Chamomile and Jojoba, as well as Silk amino acids, keratin, proteins and other nutrients. Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Shampoo is free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens, and can be used as often as desired. (MSRP: R 210 / 8.5 fl. oz.)


Potent, luxurious Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner gently detangles, reconstructs and strengthens weak, damaged, color-treated and highlighted hair. Highly concentrated, it contains 30% active ingredients compared to the industry standard of 10%. Infusing hair with Moroccanoil’s original, proprietary argan oil-infused blend, the advanced formula works on two molecular levels to penetrate moisture to the cortex and cuticle of the hair shaft. Rich in vitamin E, essential fatty acids, vegetable protein, and antioxidant plant extracts, including Rosemary, Lavender, Chamomile, and Jojoba, Moroccanoil® Moisture Repair Conditioner is free of sulfates, phosphates and parabens. (MSRP: R 220 / 8.5 fl. oz.)


Moroccanoil® offers innovative, easy-to-use, performance-driven formulas that dramatically transform all hair types resulting in beautiful, healthy, natural-looking hair. As the originator and pioneer of oil-infused hair products, Moroccanoil® has quickly become a runaway hit among fashion and beauty insiders and has generated a cult following among top stylists and their A-list celebrity clients. Famed for their weightless, residue-free quality, Moroccanoil’s extensive line of luxury hair care products addresses the needs of all hair types and features a proprietary advanced blend of the finest ingredients to deliver optimal performance and dramatic results.

Moroccanoil® products are available exclusively at fine salons. For more information, please visit 

Have a peek a their facebook page.


Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Luxe Interiors - Casarredo

Feel at home as you step into Casarredo Collezione’s contemporary showroom where you will experience the sense of luxury inherent in international furniture design.As stockists of several high-end Italian brands Casarredo offers infinite possibilities to personalise your interior space. 


Our beautiful displays accentuate masterfully designed silhouettes of Italian furniture, renowned for their focus on quality and artisanship, utilising fabrics or leather created from the finest materials, meticulously applied and reflecting premium finishes.

View the shape of things to come in the realm of interior décor and design at Casarredo. Our growing collection changes continuously, offering clients the latest home trends, whether you wish to redesign an entire space, or seek a timeless feature piece. With our exclusive range of furniture, lighting and accessories, Casarredo’s collection encompasses contemporary elegance amidst minimalist glamour. It is here that clients can create warm, luxurious and stylish interior spaces they will enjoy, share and savour.

A high end luxury home décor brand.  Their showroom is based in Melrose and they offer a wide range of furniture, accessories and interior design options - brands include the likes of Gamma International, Futura, Fontana Arte and much more - exclusive to Casarredo. Have a peek at their Facebook page Casarredo Home Decor