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What is the right tile for your bathroom?

A question on tile buyers mind is often – Which tile finish is better for my bathroom? Should I go for Polished or Matte tiles? How should I choose the right flooring? Often the choice between matte and polished tiles is simply a matter of personal taste. But with all projects involving floor tiles, you need to make an informed decision. WOMAG is the premier supplier of tiles in South Africa and they gave us some insider tips that may help you make your decision. Matte tiles Matte tiles are tiles without shine. They can be made from any...

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Lady Bonin’s Tea | A touch of magic

Tea and a caravan. Sure, the connection is a little cryptic – but, rewind six years, and this is the origin of Lady Bonin’s newly-opened tea parlour. ‘I was working in the film industry [at the time] and wanted a change,’ she says, ‘so I bought a caravan and started selling tea at various markets.’ Her nomad life morphed into retail and wholesale (and a shop in Woodstock), before moving into her space on 213 Long Street, towards the top of Cape Town’s CBD, at the beginning of May – making her tea room the only one like it in the country. Opening the door reveals...

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King of the hill

Poised on a pristine security estate between Lion’s Head and the Atlantic Ocean in Cape Town, Bantry Hills is the ultimate expression of taste, leisure and inimitability. With its hectare of verdant gardens, three breathtaking villas, luxurious penthouse and spread of amenities, Bantry Hills redefines luxury estate living. There’s a 20m indoor pool, an outdoor pool, a health club/gym, a double-volume glass lobby/lounge and a business centre, where a concierge is on hand to assist residents. Penthouse One The crown jewel of Bantry Hills, Penthouse One offers sweeping 360-degree views of the Atlantic Seaboard. This expansive three-bedroom unit in the...

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This is your Mauritius

Famed for its cobalt-blue sea and luxury beach resorts, Mauritius conjures up images of tropical luxury. Situated in the Indian Ocean, approximately 2 400km off the southeast coast of Africa, the island is loaded with historic sites, cultural diversity and an abundance of land- and water-based activities. With one of the most flourishing African economies, Mauritius is not only seen as a tourism hot spot but also a destination for foreign investors. In light of this, two of the island’s top developers, Red4 and ENL Property, have teamed up to introduce St Antoine Private Residence, a Mauritian development ideally suited to the South African market’s demand...

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On the horizon

When you think of The Eden, Horizon Capital’s new residential development, perhaps its convenient location comes to mind: being in Observatory, Cape Town (on the corner of Trill Road and Eden Road, to be exact), the CBD, V&A Waterfront, Southern Suburbs, airport and UCT are all easily accessible. Then there’s its use of considered material, energy efficient features and communal leisure spaces that allow it to be sustainable and community-minded. ‘The Eden was meticulously designed to draw in the light – the natural light taking full advantage of its north and northeast orientation as well as the vibrant nightlife of the local neighbourhood,’ explains John Witter,...

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