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  • Propertydecor, trends, luxury, design & real estate

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    SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2011

    Le DomaineA FRENCH SUCCESS STORY

    Special Focus

    SEYCHELLES &

    INTERNATIONAL

    AL FRESCO ENTERTAINMENT

    TRENDS

    Frank Berkeley, Managing Executive, Nedbank Corporate Property Finance, on why commercial property is holding up well

    NEW DINING TREATS

    BENGUELAS COVETABLE COVE

    THE FIFTH ELEMENT

    OUTDOOR LIVING

    INSPIRED BY WATER,

    EARTH, AIR, FIRE

    AND MAN

    ARCHITECTURE, NATURALLYDESIGN MARVELS THAT MELT INTO THE LANDSCAPE

  • September/October 2011 | 1

    ON THE COVERLe Domaine lifestyle village

    for the active over-50s. See

    page 28 for details.

    16

    ContentsDECOR

    10 HOT DECOR & DESIGNLandscaper Clinton

    Potgieter, an eco-friendly

    fabric range and a trove of

    design treasures.

    22 IN YOUR ELEMENT The latest in modern

    outdoor furniture inspired

    by the ve elements wind,

    earth, air, re and Man.

    TRENDS

    7 A TRUSTED SIGNATUREExecutive Chef Roberto

    De Carvalhos homely

    Mediterranean-inspired

    restaurant opens its doors

    amid the hustle and bustle of

    Long Street.

    8 HOT PLATECeleb chef Reuben Riffel,

    a health-focused caf,

    a designer noodle bar,

    and a new restaurant by

    Penny Hatting.

    14 WHATS ONThis months hot events.

    40 A SLICE ABOVEWhy golf estate living

    is becoming par for the

    course, and six of the best

    developments around SA.

    56 TREND WATCHOur favourite home

    accessories that can be

    used indoors and outdoors

    with equal air.

    LUXURY

    12 HOT INDULGENCEOur hot new section looks

    at grooming for gentlemen,

    genuine celeb fashion for the

    taking, sea bling, and Pieter

    Scholtzs new book.

    36 WIN!A luxury breakaway worth

    over R28 000!.

    48 SOCIETYOut and about with

    KZNs A-listers.

    DESIGN

    16 A COVETABLE COVEA masterpiece of

    contemporary architecture

    that blends in perfectly with

    the landscape at Benguela

    Cove Lagoon Wine Estate.

    32 ARCHITECTURE, NATURALLY Discover architectural

    rm VDMMA and four of

    their distinctive homes

    inspired by nature.

    REAL ESTATE

    28 LE DOMAINE A FRENCH SUCCESS STORYView the lifestyle estates

    crowning achievement.

    43 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY HOLDING UP WELLNedbanks Frank Berkeley

    shares his insight.

    44 RESIDENTIALThe relaunch of Far

    Horizons, and a new,

    exclusive residential

    estate on La Lucia Ridge.

    45 COMMERCIALA new shopping mall for

    Harding, and a long-overdue

    upgrade for Overport City.

    50 INTERNATIONALVietnams four-star resort,

    and help with investing

    Down Under.

    52 SEYCHELLESCreole elegance at Four

    Seasons Seychelles, and

    Phase 1 of Eden Island

    nears completion.

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  • 2 | September/October 2011

    EDS LETTER

    is month you really must

    Entertaining outdoors is a luxury not many countries can boast about, but South Africas climate makes al fresco dining simply a must. This month The Property Magazine delves into outdoor living and entertainment by inviting Mother Natures four elements, Water, Earth, Air and Fire, with a helping hand from Man, to reveal their hot products and trends for the warmer months.

    Even if you dont have an outside living area, you can still join in the fun. I love entertaining, but Im constrained by apartment living. Instead, my family and I opt for days in the park. We hold birthday parties, brunches and other get-togethers against a lush landscape of trees, owerbeds and the occasional duck.

    There is something quite delicious about long, lavish Sunday picnics, basking in the sun with good food, good wine and good company; in fact my favourite kind of day. The type where the kids play on the grass and laugh under the sprinklers; ants unobtrusively invade the picnic blanket;

    and we grown-ups (and I use that term loosely) while away the daylight hours lazily catching up.

    Even as the hour passes and the shadows tentatively appear, one can still nd that last ray of sunlight to sit under and enjoy its lingering touch on the cheek.

    And once the Sun has stretched its arms to full length in a sleepy yawn and nally gone to bed and the Sky has thrown on its indigo dusk coat, you linger longer because the air is still warm and the gentle breeze is laced with the faint scent of honeysuckle and jasmine. Simply perfect simply spring.

    Continue supporting the Boks. And what better way

    to enjoy them in action at the World Cup than with a

    glass of fellow sportsman Ernie Elss specially released

    SA Rugby wines. Available from major retailers, there

    is an SA Rugby White (Sauvignon Blanc) and an SA

    Rugby Red (Shiraz/Cabernet Sauvignon blend).

    Get to a park! And lap up natures bounty and plenty

    of sunshine. Spread out a picnic blanket at Walter

    Sisulu or Kirstenbosch national botanical gardens. Plus,

    gear up for Kirstenboschs and Emmarentia Dams Old

    Mutual Encounters Summer Concerts coming soon.

    And on 18 September, Old Mutuals Spring Spectacular

    Concert will be on at the Durban Botanic Gardens.

    oldmutual.co.za; sanbi.org

    Fly Forest canopy tours are the perfect way to

    spend a spring day. Glide over the treetops and get a

    birds-eye view of nature at Karkloof, the Drakensberg,

    Magaliesberg or Tsitsikamma. canopytour.co.za

    THE PROPERTY MAGAZINE

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    Nicky Manson, Editor

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    Be like the fl ower turn your face to the sun. Kahlil Gibran

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    Its the smartest move you can make.

  • SAPOA Property Journalism Awards 2011: Winner Best Property Publication Nedbank Property Association Awards 2010: Winner Mover & Shaker Award (Tony Vaughan) PICA Awards 2009: Winner Special Award, Overall Publishing Excellence PICA Awards 2008: Winner Consumer Magazines, Largely Free Distribution, and Highly Commended: Editorial Excellence, Public Interest Writer of the Year (Ed Suter) 20th SAB Environmentalist of the Year & Environmental Journalists of the Year Awards 2008: Winner Merit Award, Print & Internet SAPOA Property Journalism Awards 2008: Winner Best Property Publication, and Special Mention Property Feature Journalist (Ed Suter) PICA Awards 2007:B2B Publishing Excellence, Leisure Mondi Magazine Awards 2005: Winner Foresight SAPPI PICA Awards 2005: Winner Philip Tyler Trophy for Innovation in Magazine Publishing Brandhouse Media Owners Challenge Awards 2005:Winner Innovation in Publishing SAPPI PICA Awards 2005: B2B Highly Commended Mondi Magazine Awards 2004: Industry Finalist

    Launch Edition: April 2004

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    Published monthly in three regional issues: Western Cape, Gauteng and KwaZulu-NatalCurrent ABC Audited Circulation (Q2 2011, AprilJune):

    Western Cape 25 507, Gauteng 24 830, KwaZulu-Natal 16 923, Total Nationally 67 260Web Stats: over half a million hits (548 668); Property Club Members 24 884

    AMPS Audited National Readership (2011A): 287 815

    P. LE GRANGE & SEUNS/SONS

    Disclaimer The publisher and editor of this magazine give no warranties, guarantees or assurances and make no representations regarding any

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