Autumn air

The last of the warming summer sun is about to say goodbye, and chilly autumn days are soon to take its place. The in-between seasons are always a struggle to get right in the wardrobe department, often we still have nice warm weather for weeks after summer, and then the sudden chill hits, catching bare […]

Go for gingham

Ever-popular gingham isn’t actually a print; it refers to the lightweight material, hence its popularity in spring and summer. Originally the fabric was covered with stripes, but it has since evolved into the playful checkered pattern we know and love today. Appearing in pop culture after Dorothy from The Wizard of Oz donned her famous […]

Bringing the outside in

A more natural look has become increasingly popular in interior design and doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon. Rattan and bamboo furniture, stone and timber surfaces and accents, and materials sourced from nature are available across the range of high end and more affordable interior design stores. To introduce more natural materials into […]

Visions of the real

Local artist Kees Bruin has seen great success throughout his career, with a multitude of awards, and his work now represented in collections around the world. Metropol catches up with him following his most recent endeavour. Like many artists, Bruin discovered his gift at an early age, winning an art class contest at the age […]

Wardrobe refresh

Step into the new year fresh with a fun selection of wardrobe pieces, that make outfitting a breeze. Perfect for if you are heading back to the office or lapping up the last of your holidays in the sun, opt for styles that are versatile and can be worn in multiple ways. Beautiful prints inspired […]

Love is in the air

Not everyone chooses to celebrate Valentine’s Day, but if you do, we have some loved up style inspiration for you. Whether you are celebrating with partners of friends, a day dedicated to showing some love and affection calls for the perfect outfit. We have drawn inspiration from the traditional colours of love, reds and pinks […]

Summer short loving

The summer sun is (hopefully) here for the next few months, so wardrobes must be ready for warm days with clothes that keep us cool. Shorts come in all shapes, lengths, and fits, and there is something for everyone’s different preferences. Denim shorts are a classic staple and can range from distressed denim to high-waisted […]

Colour me bright and beautiful

Colour is back and better than ever. Runways around the world are celebrating the beautiful bright hues of the colour wheel, in expressions of fun and creativity. Colour blocking is all about taking different colours and pairing them together to make interesting and complementary combinations that create bold and beautiful impact. Blue and orange, and […]

Sunny days, balmy nights

Incoming dreamy summer weekends, consisting of lounging in the sun, soaking up rays and maybe taking a dip, then easing into a night of socialising outside with friends, be it in the backyard around a barbecue or heading out to sip on cooling cocktails as the sun sets. In the warm weather, fashion has a […]

White chocolate and cherry cheesecake: Keepers

Ingredients Cheesecake 400g vanilla wine biscuits 200g butter, melted 500g cream cheese 1 cup caster sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste 3 eggs 1 Tbsp cornflour 250g sour cream 200g white chocolate, melted Cherry compote 500g frozen pitted cherries ½ cup sugar 1 Tbsp Bakers Blend, OR 1/2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp sugar, 1/2 tsp […]