12 Oct 2016 I Believe I Can Fly

I Believe I Can Fly

“…If I can see it, then I can do it/ If I just believe it, there’s nothing to it…” The words of R. Kelly’s beautiful hit song, I Believe I Can Fly, make me reflect on the meaning and transformation Alfred Hinkel and John Linden have brought to so many young dancers’ lives over the years. Read More “I Believe I Can Fly” »

10 Oct 2016 Experience the charm of Oldenburg Vineyards

Experience the charm of Oldenburg Vineyards

Sometimes I try to remember LBW. That’s Life Before Wine. Not Leg Before Wicket. I only really developed an appreciation for it when I moved to the Cape in the winter of 2006. The temperatures were the kind of freezing I hadn’t experienced living in subtropical of Durban, where I’d spent 20 years of my life – and people seemed well-focused on saving their energy for drinking red wine in front of roaring fires. Read More “Experience the charm of Oldenburg Vineyards” »

14 Sep 2016 KHOSA FAN TUTTE

KHOSA FAN TUTTE

Published in PRIVATE TIME 2016

Every second year, Rolex sponsors a Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative across the fields of dance, architecture, film, theatre, visual arts, literature and music. South African Londiwe Khoza has been named the protégée in dance for 2016-2017.
Words DEBBIE HATHWAY

FOLLOWING A RIGOROUS GLOBAL SEARCH, Cape Academy of Performing Arts (CAPA) graduate Londiwe Khoza has been hand-picked to participate as dance protégée in the 2016-2017 Rolex Mentor and Protégé Arts Initiative. Read More “KHOSA FAN TUTTE” »

14 Sep 2016 FACETS OF A WOMAN

FACETS OF A WOMAN

The new creations in the Roger Dubuis Velvet Collection are rare artistic masterpieces that just happen to tell time.
Words DEBBIE HATHWAY

Published in PRIVATE TIME 2016

IT SOUNDED LIKE A WRY CONFESSION when the Roger Dubuis presenter acknowledged minimal fanfare around the Maison’s Velvet Collection when it came to market in 2011. I remember it well, however, particularly the fashion strap with the fishnet-stocking overlay that appealed to my theatrical sensibilities.
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14 Sep 2016 Plotting the Course

Plotting the Course

Published in Private Edition 33

As a student, Walter Volpers could only dream about owning a luxury watch. Now he oversees their production.
Words DEBBIE HATHWAY

WALTER VOLPERS FELL IN LOVE with haute horlogerie while studying industrial engineering in Basel. The subject of his affection was a watch he spotted in a Swiss jewellery boutique – an IWC Schaffhausen Mark XII, which he swore to own one day.
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14 Sep 2016 LEGACY

LEGACY

Published in Private Edition 33

SOUTHWEST OF FRANCE, between Paris and Bordeaux, is Cognac country. The region known as La Charente takes its name from the river that runs through it, a waterway some say was dubbed ‘the river of patience’ by 18th-century spirit traders. Patience is a quality referenced regularly here, whether you’re discussing the history of the region or the lengthier distillation process at the award-winning House of Bisquit, which sets it apart from other Cognac producers.
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