Spread the Aura … Lancome Idôle Aura is for strong women who share the light of success with others. Women who stand tall, stand together and are ready to conquer the world. So the absolute perfect fragrance for May (yes, mums – career and stay-at-home – we’re talking to you). The scent is all rose, salted vanilla, and jasmine; the slender bottle has, at its centre, a luminous golden pink halo which reveals a warm metallic heart. R1660 from Woolworths.
Prettiest doesn’t mean wishy-washy. These bold shades for nails and lips are what we’re wearing this month. Revlon’s Super Lustrous Nail Enamel (R125.95) in Cherries in the Snow, Vivacious and Sheer Pink, with Colorstay Satin Ink (R179.95) in Seal the Deal and Partner In Crime. Gorgeous colours … and names that make us smile. At your favourite Revlon stockist, and at Dis-Chem.
Sparkle your way through May with these eye-catching gold and multi-stone jewelled earrings. R250 from elizabethsummer.com
GET YOUR BOHO ON
There is no occasion where you can’t shine – hell, dazzle – in a Tammy Walker Dollhouse piece. Kaftans and kimonos and frocks in a kaleidoscope of exotic colours and sensual fabrics. They’re all bold and boho and vagabond gypsy. Dress up for a glam night out, down for an (elegant) night in. No two are identical, one size fits all, and Tammy will courier countrywide. This Baroque Party version (R1350) is high up on our wish list Details: dollhousebytamrynwalker.com or dollhouse_by_tamrynwalker on Instagram.
Rare, limited and exceptional
What Port is to Portugal, Cava to Spain, and Champagne to France, so now too is Grappa to Italy. This is thanks to a relatively recent change in terminology. If it’s made elsewhere in the world, then the spirit which is distilled from grape skins that have been removed during the wine-making process, is referred to as Husk Spirit. The ‘husks’ or skins find new life in a clear, refined spirit that is anchored in wine production but takes flight in delicious new directions. Because De Toren Private Cellar is already a master of finely crafted wines, and because the estate holds sustainability and organic production values at its heart, it became natural for the winemaking team to think about reconceptualising a careful selection of grape husks. And the estate is celebrating the virgin release of the ultra-premium De Toren Fusion V Premium Husk Spirit.
This rare and limited edition is an ideal digestif, meal accompaniment, or enjoy it the traditional Italian way as a Caffè corretto, which is an espresso shot ‘corrected’ with a small amount of grappa. Be sure to drink at the correct temperature – 14 ºC to 16ºC – and in the optimal grappa stemware – a tulip-shaped or cognac glass. You should also let it breathe for 10 to 15 minutes. Only 529 bottles exist, each one individually numbered and carefully packaged by hand in its special edition wooden case, making it a true collector’s item. R1259. Reserve your bottle at de-toren.com
Compiled by: Kym Argo