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It is with a heavy heart that I write this post after the very sad passing of art and antiques connoisseur, Stephan Welz. Jurgen and I had the wonderful privilege of spending time with him during the last three months of 2015, not knowing that we would in fact be…

We sat clown at the beautiful Winston Hotel in Johannesburg to chat to Claire Robertson about her new book, The Magistrate of Gower. Claire’s publishers describe her as the author of The Spiral House, winner of the 2014 Sunday Times Fiction Prize and a South African Literary Award, and short-listed…

Gert-Johan Coetzee’s rise to fame is the stuff that fairy-tales are made of. Growing up in one of the most conservative farming communities in the North West province of South Africa could not have been easy for someone who was probably not born with one rural bone in his body.…

Walking into Mandy Coppes-Martin’s studio in Newtown, Johannesburg was… strange; like walking into an apothecary’s back room in mid-century Europe. Life-size rats made of the finest Madagascan silk and antique lace imported from China by Mandy’s grandmother, seemed to be lounging comfortably on tables and chairs. The pungent smell of…

At 6h00 on one of the coldest days of the year, we met Bevan Cullinan on set to watch him direct his latest commercial for McDonald’s – Karou don’t cry. He is a self-proclaimed perfectionist, who plans every possible detail of the shoot, leaving nothing to chance, seemingly counter-intuitive for…

The film industry is not for sissies. You work really long hours, you usually end up all sweaty and dusty (which is never a pleasant combination) and you lug a ton of stuff around from place to place the whole day. You also very rarely get to see the picture…

Just over a year ago, my husband Jurgen and I decided to start this blog. Our original aim was to create a space where creative people from could come together, find out about each other and hopefully eventually create collaborations between the various artforms. We recently made it through our…

We spent time with the award winning, internationally recognised author, Henrietta Rose-Innes before the launch of her latest novel Green Lion at our beloved Love Books in Joburg. Constantine is a suave, handsome, yet socially stunted protagonist living in Henrietta’s imagined Cape Town, where a fence separates the city from the mountain.…

Colder days have reached our hemisphere again and snuggling up in the winter afternoon sun will be calling for far off lands, love stories and some action and adventure thrown in there just for good measure. I thought I would share some of the titles that have crossed my bedside…