August 2015: 21 stories in 16 publications

To celebrate 250 years of Hennessy, join the global exhibition that pays tribute to the classic cognac or learn the lowdown on Upland a bit closer to home. You can also get cab sav(vy) with Kleine Zalze and get clued up about three French terms all bubbly drinkers should know.

Staying in the world of food and drinks, Siba Mtongana talks about her journey to becoming a celebrity chef while EightyAte serves up something new at Cape Town Hollow Boutique Hotel. Melanie Burke also reflects on the tenth anniversary of StreetSmart SA while the annual Centrum Guardians initiative continues to honour the brave men and women who save our lives every day.

In entertainment news, actress and singer Lynelle Kenned speaks about her role in West Side Story while Madame Zingara creator Richard Griffin shares details of the cirque’s latest show. Mark Fleishman also speaks about Cape Town Opera’s Heart of Redness while Neo Muyanga explains the process of composing the music for this adaptation of the novel by Zakes Mda.

In business news, you can speak up with The Voice Clinic or shut up after reading Quiet by Susan Cain. You can also take inspiration from four entrepreneurs promoting rural innovation in South Africa or be a cut above the rest after a visit to Yogi’s Barbershop. (“Thank you for one of the most captivating articles I’ve ever read out of all the other articles of Yogi’s Barbershop,” the owner said. “You’ve nailed it… Thank you, thank you, thank you.”)

Finally, in travel news, Alan Leibman talks about his plan for expanding One&Only properties around the world. In the meantime, other luxury travel options include having a holiday at sea or taking time out at the Oldenburg Vineyards Homestead. In the words of Maya Angelou:

“Each person deserves a day away in which no problems are confronted, no solutions searched for. Each of us needs to withdraw from the cares which will not withdraw from us.”

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Kleine Zalze wine (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)
Kleine Zalze wine (Copyright: Eugene Yiga)