The festive season is here! Well, sort of – we’re kicking things off early, with the Nov/Dec festive issue of FAIRLADY, out now!
Flat out of ideas for gifts? We’re here to help, with 6 pages of gifting inspo, covering everything from stocking fillers to serious spoils. Page to our Test House section to see where to buy the best Christmas gammons, chocs, puds, treats and bubblies this year, and we’ve also got you sorted for sides and sweets, with potatoes done four ways, salads with a twist and decadent desserts.
Beyond all the festive planning, we also did some soul-searching and exploring. Annelee Joubert helps us adopt fashion’s feelgood strategy with some dopamine dressing eye candy, Stefania Johnson takes us on a trip to the Land of Fire and Ice to see the Northern Lights, we learn about the many benefits of wild swimming and the ins and outs of flipping properties, and Rafaela Joffe Peerutin tells us what it’s really like to be an end-of-life companion and death doula.
Would you be able to work with or alongside your partner? Charis Torrance met up with four creative couples whose romantic and creative lives intersect, to chat about chemistry, taking the non-traditional route and finding balance.
If you’ve been on social media recently, you may already be familiar with the phrase ‘main character energy’, a trend that essentially casts you in the starring role in your life. And though some will write it off as just being self-centred, there’s something to be said for living your life as though you are at the centre of it! Find out more in our piece on this life-affirming trend.
Did you know that your cells biologically age faster if you are lonely? It’s time to stop putting off brunch with the girls – it’s been scientifically proven that friendships are just as important to your health as diet and exercise! And if you’re struggling to make friends as an adult, we have some tips.
Really just looking for a break? We get it; it’s been a long year. Enter our competitions to win a bush break or a seaside getaway in the Eastern Cape. How fab does that sound?
Happy festive season!