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Style Icons
‘I know style is meant to look effortless – but what most people don’t realise is how much effort you need to put into pulling off that look. My style is minimal with a bold effect.’ ‘My hats are non-binary and they don’t have an age limit. I don’t
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The Victorian era
Flowers have been used for centuries to relay messages of love, loss, birth, death, forgiveness, friendship... the list goes on. In the Victorian era, a posy of flowers would have been made up very carefully to convey a young man’s feelings for a swe
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Heartbreaks & misadventures
Among other things, your book is a culinary adventure. Why is food such a central theme? You can’t write a book about Italians without food playing a major role. It is such a fundamental part of the Italian culture. Italians bond over eating – it’s
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Books
One critic described The Lightness as the love child of Donna Tartt and Tana French, and that’s a pretty good description. Sixteen-year-old Olivia has run away to The Levitation Center, a remote retreat and the last place her father had been to befo
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Ask The Experts
You make garments that people wear for big, important life moments. Can you describe the feeling of finding the right dress? You look in the mirror and it feels great. My customers just love wearing my clothes because they feel good. They love the n
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Some Of Caryn’s Favourite Flowers, And Their Meanings
PEONIES bashfulness and compassion FREESIA sweetness, innocence and thoughtfulness DELPHINIUMS lightheartedness (from the Greek word for dolphin – how apt is that?) GARDENIAS purity LISIANTHUS gratitude, charm and an everlasting bond SNAPDRAGONS
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Meet the FINALISTS!
To be eligible, you need to be 30 years of age or older and your business should have been open for at least 1000 days. These women have all made their mark in the health and wellness world with solutions to local challenges. WHO: Luella Naidoo COM
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Fyi
Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip is a stylish, foldable phone that fits easily into your pocket or bag. When closed, it’s a compact, palm-sized device; when open, it has a 17cm display. Plus you can snap hand-free selfies – the phone stands on its own and can
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Living La Vida Local
STARTUP COSTS: ‘We each put in R10 000 of our own savings and also took out a R40 000 loan for our rental deposit. In total, it was around R60 000. We did everything ourselves so it was, and still is, a DIY shop!’ TURNOVER: ‘We are now able to suppo
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The Queen OF Change
On any given day, someone somewhere is most likely leading an Artist’s Way group, gamely knocking back the exercises in The Artist’s Way book, the quasi-spiritual manual for ‘creative recovery’, as its author Julia Cameron puts it, that has been a lo
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Join Us
Join us for the 2020 Santam Women of the Future Awards in association with FAIRLADY and TRUELOVE! This year we’re inviting everyone to join us our of entrepreneurship – you can watch the awards via livestream! Meet our inspirational Women of the Fut
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Kitchen Tips
The ideal temperature to store milk is about 2˚C to 3˚C. The longer it is exposed to warm air, the quicker it will start growing harmful bacteria. Milk should be kept in the coldest part of the fridge – at the very back on the lowest shelf. The worst
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Expert Advice
If you fail to plan, you plan to fail. It’s an age-old adage that rings true for all aspects of life. During this time of business unusual, it’s more important than ever to spend time developing a solid game plan. Now’s the opportunity to consider th
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10 MINUTES with Julia
You’ve said that Mark, your second husband, got you to turn The Artist’s Way into a book. But we also read somewhere that The Artist’s Way happened because Jon Voight didn’t return your phone call. Is that true? JC: Both things are true. I began w
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always open: THE BANK OF MOM AND DAD
When I first met Thandi a few years ago I was bowled over by her outlook on life. A widow, she had singlehandedly raised her only son, Loyiso. He had recently completed his university degree and was building a successful career in Gauteng. ‘Now it’s
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testhouse WE TEST PRINTERS
With more of us working from home these days, a reliable printer is a must-have for your personal office space. We evaluated print, picture and scan quality, as well as speed, ease of use, paper loading, connectivity, installation and ink refills. Al
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Stop, IN THE NAME OF love!
BY now most of us know that the heartfelt email from that poor desperate Nigerian prince pleading for a small favour is a scam. (Yes, Gran, I know he seems like a nice young man.) But people still fall for it: Popular Science reports that, in 2018, t
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Tried & Tested
Writing doesn’t come easily to me. I used to envy colleagues who could sit down at their computer, open a blank page on Word, start tapping away and then hand in a completed article later that same day. No mess, no fuss. I’ve since realised that thos
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Wellbeing
When you re dehydrated, it can be difficult for organs like the liver, which uses water, to break down glycogen (stored glucose) and other components of your energy stores, says Dr John Higgins, a professor of medicine at the University of Texas at A
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We Also Tested . . .
This printer’s most distinct function is automatic duplex printing. Print speeds are fast (19ppm for black and white; 13ppm for colour) and print quality is outstanding. Connectivity includes a USB 2.0 cable, USB flash memory port and Wi-Fi Direct. A
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Nadya’s Red F Lags
• Someone who asks for money ‘Rule number one for online dating is to never send money to someone you’ve never met,’ Nadya says. Assume that everyone you meet online is not entirely who they say they are. Be awake to the range of possibilities, from
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‘Why Did She SEND THOSE PHOTOS?
When I was 25, I swapped nudes with my partner on a pretty regular basis. It felt safe. I trusted him. It was fun, flirty and exhilarating. Fast-forward a few months and our relationship had run its course. But it didn’t end there. A friend of his wa
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Sun’s Out! And So Are The Mozzies…
If you don’t get bitten, your blood could contain chemicals that naturally repel mosquitoes. One in 20 people have these chemicals, says Professor James Logan, a senior lecturer in medical entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicin
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Stockists
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The Age Of MARGOT
AT just 30 years old, Margot Robbie is building quite an empire. The Australian-born actress has starred opposite countless Hollywood heavyweights, caught the attention of big names like Martin Scorsese and Quentin Tarantino and started a production
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Testing The Waters
I feel a longing that hurts as I scroll through the pictures on the Roxy Davis Foundation’s Instagram page. A child with Down’s syndrome is riding a wave, her joyous smile radiating back at me. I pause when I come to a group picture of the adaptive s
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Fresh Start
‘Florals for spring… groundbreaking,’ quipped Runway editor Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada. You can roll your eyes, but honestly, if it ain’t broke don’t fix it! Lush florals and clean, fresh scents are synonymous with springtime. Fall in
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Fairlady Editorial Team
EDITOR Suzy Brokensha Deputy Editor: Creative Caryn McArthy; art1@fairlady.com Managing Editor Crystal Matthews; business@fairlady.com Features Editor Liesl Robertson; fashion@fairlady.com Chief Subeditor Sameena Amien Features Writer Charis Torrance
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Pain KILLERS
When saleswoman and single mom Anne D found herself checking into Joburg’s Houghton House outpatient clinic at age 48 for an addiction problem, she couldn’t quite believe it. ‘It wasn’t like I was using cocaine, heroin, or even abusing alcohol,’ she
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GOOD VIBRATIONS Yin YANG
Who wouldn’t want to have a home that breeds creativity, love, good health, luck – and even wealth? It’s said that by using the elements of feng shui, you can invite all these things into your living space. Maybe you don’t buy into all of that, but e
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