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May 9, 2018 | Design and Decor, Luxury Trends

A roundup of the latest launches, venues and ventures


The fourth venue by acclaimed chef Liam Tomlin, Chefs Warehouse at Maison, which replaces The Kitchen, continues his exploration of exciting and unexpected fl avour combinations and tapas-style dining. Chef David Schneider heads up the team in the kitchen, where the menu has been crafted to showcase globally inspired yet simple dishes, such as ceviche with curry fl avours, and vibrant green spinach risotto. With the team also running the estate deli, homeware store and tasting room, you can expect the full Tomlin treatment in a supremely idyllic and bucolic setting.


For the month of May, Four Seasons TheWestcliff will host therapists from the Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay to offer specialised Indonesian treatments at the spa. Through ancient rituals and a holistic approach that integrates the physical and spiritual, the treatments offer an all-encompassing view of wellness that heals and harmonises. Four treatments will be on offer, including restorative massages and a hydrating floral bath. Bookthrough the spa.


The Botanical Bar in Cape Town, the latest venture by the specialist venue starters behind The Gin Bar and Marrow Broth Bar, serves up drinks made with local craft spirits and house-made infusions of indigenous botanical ingredients at 160 Longmarket Street in the CBD.


Biodynamic and organic farming principles have informed the restaurant FABER at Avondale Wine Estate since it was founded by chef Eric Bulpitt two years ago. Now moving on to a new venture, he’s handing the reins to Dale Stevens. Confident he will bring his natural intuitive cooking style and leadership to the kitchen, owner Jonathan Grieve is looking forward to the evolution of the restaurant with Dale at the helm.


One of the lifestyle attractions at the luxe new Artem Centre (previously Adelphi Centre) in Sea Point is Coco Safar’s newest coffee emporium and café. The luxurious 500m2 space houses a café, shop and roastery under one roof, plus a chocolate lab and patisserie, and serves specialised rooibos beverages made in the on-site microbrewery for those visitors not devoted to caffeine. You can buy compostable capsules, named after iconic cities, in-store.


Located in Fresnaye on the Atlantic Seaboard, Berman Brothers’ new private-use multilevel villa development was designed by renowned architect Stefan Antoni. With ultramodern lines, exquisite landscaping – think 60-year-old olive trees, koi ponds and panoramic views – and every convenience and luxury you can think of (including a cinema room, rim-flow pool and the largest private gym in the area), Moondance sleeps eight. This oasis in the city is available for functions and intimate weddings, inclusive of a butler service, full breakfast and stocked bars.


The latest offering from high-end outdoor brand Indigenus is the result of a collaboration with two local designers. Laurie Wiid van Heerden, who has worked with Indigenus before, has produced a new range, Terra, inspired by mid- century modern planters on stands. Bhaca, the first Indigenus collection by celebrated ceramicist Andile Dyalvane, explores the traditional Xhosa custom of scarification through the medium of clay in striking large monochrome planters.


The best way to add understated interest to a wall is with texture. Thibaut’s new Surface Resource collection is a range of luxurious wall coverings that offer dimension and refinement through subtlety. The Artessa weave is the epitome of timeless elegance and earthiness. Available at St Leger & Viney.


Adam Court’s latest design for OKHA Design & Interiors, the Bijou table, is a covetable object reminiscent of a piece of jewellery with a precious stone set in gold. Playing with texture and reflection, he crafted it out of brass, both polished and brushed, and tinted glass.


With a focus on provenance, authenticity and beauty, The Storer is new breed of homeware boutique. Its products are sourced from around the word, chosen for their high craft quotient and cultural value, and commitment to sustainability. The collective has just opened a second showroom in the charming 44 Stanley Centre in Joburg’s arty suburb of Melville.

TEXT Julia Freemantle PHOTOGRAPHS Claire Gunn, Mark Williams, Hamish Niven, supplie

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