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23 Nov

Annual Plettenberg Roast

Every year the migrating herds of the inner South African continent make their way to the coast. Stuffing their Fortuna's up to the sunroof (a monthly extra) with beach towels and lilos. Ready to lounge the holiday away.     Now don't get me wrong I am all for the typical Saffas December chill time. However as a pale, easily sunburned member of our population, with a deep fear of the ocean, I prefer the sun hat & shade with a good book version of these holidays. My idea of a nightmare is a day spent with sand in my brooks and salt in my mouth. Begging the guy selling ice creams to come back because I just dropped mine. However, for those brown...
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16 Jul

Where The Grapes Are Grown

Wherever wine grapes are grown, it is beautiful - Margrit Mondavi   The Cape is a place of beguiling loveliness, where impassioned vintners harvest, crush, press, ferment and clarify their souls into each bottle, where it lies and over time becomes one of the world's most gracious liquids. Bottles are sold for thousands the world around, it is something that men have given their last penny for and women have gained the whole universe over. Idiom wine is the kind which causes you to loose your head, each cultivar is carefully matched to the optimum site and cultivated into a smooth velvet that keeps you coming back for more. Being absolute red wine nuts at They’re Wonted, we decided to visit Dry Dock...
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7 May

Malfy Gin

Gin the stupefying invention of Monks from the Salerno Coast. Botanicals and juniper berries were added to the alcohol making a fragrant liquid, which to this day we pair with, tonic laced with lemons cucumber, blood orange or pomegranate seeds.     .This aromatic sauce was sipped by some of the finest lips in history from Her Majesty the Queen to Scott Fitzgerald and has slowly started to form its own name on the alcohol scene. Step back craft beer, for you are no match for artisanal Gin. Made up of small distilleries paired with equally exotic tonic, bringing to life the romance of the Gatsby era. Full of rich golden hued parties, packed to the rafters with the finest minds in history....
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9 Apr

My Burberry Black

The 160-year-old story of Burberry has culminated in this one beautiful moment. A company built on innovation and creating a world of possibility, the My Burberry series of perfumes are their brand's essence, classical and steadfast and yet so new and rich. A scent that speaks of the people who might wear it.         It hits your nose for the first time and transports you to places you can only dream of being. A jasmine filled secret garden, drenched in sun, making the smell burst forth as you run your hand along the petals. Clouds cover the sky and the air is filled with the scent of a preemptive storm, as it transports you to a tunnel filled with roses, the largest...
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14 Feb

The Creative Struggle

David Rose in Schitt’s Creek clutching onto his sweater whilst snapping at Stevie that “Funky is a neon t-shirt that you buy at an airport gift shop next to a bejewelled iPhone case this is luxury”, perfectly sums up most of my life. I stare disparagingly at floral-clad hipsters as they mockingly ask me if I know what colour is, yes I know what colour is and I choose most gleefully to not wear any. If I wanted to look like a pile of reindeer poop I’d shimmy into a Doré or a Queenspark and call myself Marge. Popular culture has in a small way destroyed the credibility of creative people the world round. We are seen as frivolous and ridiculous. As...
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9 Jan

The New Kid On The Block

It is officially 2017 and we're kicking off the year with a makeup review. This makeup brand hit the country with a bang and people were losing their most sensible minds over it.     However, I am as I have come to discover not like most people, I avoid big crowds like the plague and much prefer my Woolies Latte to all this newfangled caramel macchiato nonsense that is Starbucks. I avoided Zara and H&M when they first hit our shores (who would queue for that), and slip into Sandton after dark to avoid the crowds. One of the items listed on my upcoming Euro trip is a guillotine museum in Paris and tucked away behind pens, papers and books are where I find...
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21 Nov

Seoul South Korea

Being a 90s baby in SA we were not exactly on the map. Unknown to those around us (I'm mostly speaking to you America) we heard big and fancy words like Paris, Milan, New York and London and were awestruck by them, you thought if I could just get there my life would be made. Alas, my giant foes of glamour, "the times they are a changing", (thank you, Dylan). With the explosion of the internet, YouTubers, bloggers and buzzwords the world has seen somewhat of a levelling out. Little guys are getting their time to shine and the more obscure capital cities are making their individual marks on the fashion landscape. Seoul South Korea is one of those examples, this Fashion obsessed capital...
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17 Nov

Pimp My Street Kitchen

Africa is a continent full of strong and resilient women. Women who choose to fight every day despite their circumstances, they get up and they find a way to work in order to put food on the table, for not only their children but their grandchildren as well. Three of these women Ali, Busi and Johanna are street vendors who formed businesses out of unemployment and a need for income. Their stories inspired the creative collective Being Frank started by Jo Theron, Shannon Davis and Kirsten Townsend, to start Pimp My Street Kitchen, this project is aimed at helping these ladies grow their businesses. This Project is broken into two parts: Part one is to supply them with newly rebranded health and safety compliant, trailers through crowdfunding. Part two...
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8 Nov

Collaboration Editorial

Creativity thrives on collaboration, and that is how this month's They're Wonted Editorial came to life.                             When we first met Debby Van Der Veer from Blandat earlier this year, we were instantly drawn to her intense energy and tenacity towards her creations. Debby's fabrics erupt in an amalgamation of colours, patterns and techniques, all of which thrive in every environment in which they come to live. Debby's main focus is on creating the textiles themselves, what you choose to create from them is up to your own imagination. I have seen these works of art, as chairs and wallpaper, as cushions and kimonos, as shoes and even bags, there truly are no limitations. To see more of Blandat's work visit her Website and...
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30 Oct

Lumin

Roald Dahl's beloved fictional character Willy Wonka said: “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” Spending time with James and Amy I know this to be true, they are creative and strong, steadfast in the vision for their future. Lumin is a coalescence of two very different personalities, backgrounds and cultures, that somehow come together in a chaotic unity. It is altogether magnificent and well-considered design, I would wear every piece. If you could both have dinner with any fashion designer dead or alive who would it be? Not necessarily a designer - but a fashion influencer and icon, we'd love to have dinner with Iris Apfel. She's the complete opposite of what LUMIN is about, but her...
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