As a child and then a young man, world-renowned explorer, environmentalist and sailor Mike Horn honed his survival skills on everything from the Jukskei River to the Angolan border. Debbie Hathway talks to the exMatie about his exploits.
Published in Stellenbosch Visio
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New World Wealth reports that 40% of SA’s wealthiest citizens are buying property in luxury gated developments. HomeFront reveals how top-notch estates continually evolve to ensure they stay ahead of their game.
WORDS: Debbie Hathway PHOTOS: Supplied
Published in Business Day HomeFront 24 January 2020
Read More “What makes a winning residential estate?”
There’s something about working out in the elements that changes the experience entirely. Whether the occasion is road running, trailing, mountain biking, hiking or yoga, there’s little that can keep a dedicated fitness fanatic away from an event in nature. And when it’s on an island, well…
By Debbie Hathway
Published in Sail + Leisure Issue 9
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Spring is the season of new beginnings.
“There is a way that nature speaks, that land speaks. Most of the time we are simply not patient enough, quiet enough, to pay attention to the story,” writes award-winning author Linda Hogan.
By Debbie Hathway
Published in Sawubona October 2019
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Time is luxury. Make the most of every second.
By Debbie Hathway
Published in Sawubona September 2019
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Debbie Hathway discovers that the ingredients of a true spa experience lie as much in the intuition of the therapist as they do in the connection to place a retreat offers.
It feels like déjà vu – that sense of connection to a place and its people that draws you in and makes it impossible to leave. I’ve experienced it at the palace hotel Le Bristol Paris, where I hovered so long in the foyer after checkout that the manager came out to enquire what was wrong. Quite the contrary. It was about what was right.
Published in Issue 5 of Sail + Leisure
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After several uncertain years, the outlook for growth in the luxury market is promising. Debbie Hathway looks at eight new watches that were recently shown at a prestigious fair.
Published in Financial Mail – January 31
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Debbie Hathway reflects on an indelible experience near Athens to celebrate a literary icon and launch some special new writing instruments.
Published online – 21 December 2018 in Private Edition
Read More “Tracing tales”
When the Blancpain XFathoms launched in 2013, Hodinkee described it as ‘the most bad-ass, completely insane mechanical tool watch on earth’.
Published online – 5 December 2018 in Private Edition
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When I was just a little girl, my mother gave me my first watch for my birthday. I was perhaps 10 years old. My mother was not in the habit of making quick decisions, particularly when it came to investing in something to mark a special occasion. It was a classic design – round 20mm dial in a gold case, clear lettering perhaps larger than the norm for that size dial, on a black leather strap. My name was engraved on the case back. Beyond the early training that formed the basis for my dance passion and eventual part-time career, I believe the evening ritual of winding this manual beauty was the first habit I chose to learn. And I still have the watch.
Read More “Constant fascination”