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The ultimate family getaway to the Seychelles

During the recent school holidays, our family embarked on an enchanting visit to the Seychelles. We were so excited to discover that the Club Med resort there had recently been revamped. Our decision to make Seychelles our family-friendly holiday haven was driven, in part, by its proximity. With three little adventurers in tow, we were …

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A journey, and an invitation, into a world of refined entrepreneurship

Anyone who has had the joy of visiting Stellenbosch could attest to the gentle magic of its ancient oaks and historic buildings. Many dreams have been born here. For me, that dream was to curate a space that embodied elegance, luxury, and timeless beauty. Through The Stellenbosch Mom platform, this vision turned into a reality.  …

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A Tribute To Stellenbosch

Since the moment I moved to Stellenbosch 7 years ago I’ve had an incredible fascination with this town. I never thought I would have the opportunity to live in such a beautiful place, nor have the opportunity to raise my children here. As we embark on a new journey I wanted to pay a tribute …

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Secret Cape Town Guide: A Luxury Travel Guide

Planning a visit to South Africa’ s most cosmopolitan city? Then you are in for a treat. With wineries, restaurants, amazing landscapes, shopping hot spots and more, Cape Town and its surrounds have something to offer for every kind of traveller.

 Outside And In Winter 2023 | Off to a Flying Art!

Soar into the weekend with Outside & In Winter 2023 In the pursuit of atmospheric style, sometimes it’s the small stuff that can make all the difference. Inspired by the fervour of design à la française, The Stellenbosch Mom unpacks the subtleties of curating ambience in your home space with just a few unique items. …

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Quiet Luxury

Harper’s Bazaar defines quiet luxury as “timeless, minimalistic design that remains consistent throughout the decades.”  Think understated handbags, simple silhouettes, craftsmanship, quality, and elegance. These ageless pieces often come with a hefty price tag, but local image consultant Donna Kennedy-Meyer can help source items that look almost identical to the real thing.  Recently, quiet luxury has become …

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Potato salad

from Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen, published in Taste I can’t wait to share this extraordinary treat with you: an exquisite potato salad recipe from none other than the esteemed local chef, Jan Hendrik van der Westhuizen. What I love most about this recipe is its remarkable ability to celebrate the unique and unexpected flavours …

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Hearty beef lasagne dish

Hearty Beef Lasagne

from Donna Hay I love being able to nourish my loved ones with delicious and wholesome meals. In the colder months, especially, there’s nothing quite like indulging in the comforting embrace of a classic Italian favourite. This mouth-watering lasagne recipe, inspired by one from Donna Hay, has been my trusty go-to for years. Think layers …

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Wine, Wellness and Art at the Leeu Collection

With our wedding anniversary coming up, I wanted to share one of my ultimate Cape Winelands experiences with you (purely fuelled by the sentimental value it has for us as a couple).  We got married at Leeu Estate in Franschhoek* and, ever since that special day, it has been one of our most special places …

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Longevity and sustainability in your wardrobe

My go-to brand for a classic and stylish look The minute you feel the luxuriously light and beautiful fabric of a Hannah Lavery pieces on your skin, I can guarantee you that you’ll fall in love with this proudly South African brand. I was introduced to Hannah Lavery a year ago by my dear friend …

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