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Monday, March 27, 2017

#GROOMING: Experience Widow Maker Grooming Bar on Long Street in Cape Town




Nestled on the edge of Cape Town’s famous, Long Street, Widow Maker Saloon and Barber offers the modern alternative man’s solutions to old-age tradition of male grooming. Enclosed in a space that offers both modern aesthetics and vintage elements, the saloon offers a variety of hair treatment menu items and skincare options. A small team of hairstylists means a more personalised experience. From a wholehearted welcome as you enter from up the stairs, to your name and last treatment experience being remembered and noted as if it were a nostalgic moment.










Some of the treatment options on the Widow Maker’s menu include: Menstruating – which is a hair straightening treatment; Dermabrating – a treatment to assist with hair loss, and a Vibrating Label.m Peppermint Treatment which focuses on scalp and hair. Widow Maker has been around for a strong year and a half, with all hair stylists receiving professional training in hairstyling and colouring, razor fades and facial spa treatments, currently driven by Red Dane Men’s Skincare Products. With a selection of over 14 in-house brands to work with, clients are taken through a consultation process that leads to active solutions being found for both hair treatment, maintenance and  styling, including a solid recommendation on which brands and products to use for which hair type and care requirements.

An added lifestyle experience when you’re at Widow Maker having your treatment is the opportunity to experience the taste of Scotland’s whisky, Black Bottle. Black Bottle was established in 1879 by the Graham Brothers in Aberdeen, Scotland, the whisky authentically bold, layered and complex.  Whether you prefer yours dashed with ginger ale or simply poured on the rocks, you’re bound to note its floral and fresh nose whiffing of new-sawn oak and hints of smoke. It’s definitely worth a try, and from personal experience, I can confidently say you won’t regret it.








To experience Widow Maker and perhaps a little bit of Black Bottle, contact Widow Maker – 021 422 1209, alternatively you can email widow@widowmaker.co.za. Widow Maker is also available on Facebook.

Images captured by Larry English.


#grooming #skincare #taste #widowmaker #blackbottle #advertorial

Friday, March 10, 2017

#FASHION: Dr. Martens Introduces A New Icon – DMs Lite


The iconic brand, Dr. Martens, introduces its most evolutionary concept since the 1960s, when the original ‘Airwair with Bouncing Soles’ technology was engineered as a performance shoe for the working man: DMs Lite. DMs Lite takes all of the iconic DNA and associated comfort and durability that the brand is famous for, but on a new ultra-lightweight Phylon midsole, to offer styles that transcend from workwear to fashion and take classic shoe making skills into street lifestyle products.





As you can see for yourself, the DMs Lite come designed to look like the classic favourites, including the mark of history: a yellow welted stitch, heel loop, and grooved soles. The shoes still use premium leather: broken-in Carpathian or Temperley leathers, making for a soft and smooth yet durale fit. And each pair of DMs Lite come with a SoftWair memory foam insole with moisture-wicking technology for ultimate all-day comfort.

Be sure to stay in the game with a pair of Dr. Martens Dms Lites.

#footwear #DrMartens #DMsLITE


Wednesday, March 8, 2017

#LOOK_BOOK: African Eyes Cruise 2016/2017


African Eyes is a young local accessories brand based in Woodstock, Cape Town. Their aesthetic is an incorporation of playful, African with a dose of modernity. The brand constantly embeds plenty of colour and vibrancy into their designs, while ensuring a healthy number of more neutral pieces for wearers who prefer to make a quiet statement. Accessories from African Eyes range from neckpieces to bracelets and the sizes and lengths vary to suit the desires of the buyer.






Look Book Credits: Photographer – Sarah Keogh / Stylist – Monde Mtsi / Models – Mzuxolile and Oliver.

Whether you’re an introvert or outgoing, there is a piece just for you. The beauty of the designs is that they can be worn on a day-to-day basis and some pieces can be showcased during a special evening or BIG gala event. In the end, what matters is your confidence and style and which African Eyes Resort piece best expresses your taste in fashion.

To get your hands on one or five African Eyes pieces, contact the team via their Facebook page or Instagram.


#fashion #accessories #africaneyesresort