The single object you would never part with? When I was a teenager I went to Italy by myself. The mother of one of the friends I visited was horrified that I was alone, so she gave me a talisman to protect me on my travels. I always carry it with me.
Your favourite drink? Mariage Frères white needle jasmine tea.
The restaurant you frequent most often? My father and I love going to Northern Foods in China Town together.
Your personal style signifier? MAC’s Lady Danger lipstick.
The last thing you bought and loved? That would be a tie between the last two paintings I bought: one by Marlene Steyn and the other by American artist Max Maslansky.
Your favourite timepiece and why? My mother recently gave me a Jaeger Lecoultre watch that my father gave her when my sister was born. I love the timeless elegance of it.
An unforgettable place you’ve travelled to in the past year? The Meiringspoort Pass.
The book on your bedside table? Fanny Hill, Memoirs of a Woman of Pleasure on my Kindle; Survival of the Prettiest: The Science of Beauty by Nancy Etcoff in hard copy.
The last meal that impressed you? I’m a very fussy eater, so swanky food is usually lost on me. I had my birthday lunch at the Troyeville Hotel and absolutely loved it.
The last music you downloaded? Probably Justin Bieber — my seven-year-old niece is a big fan of his; we listen to it a lot.
The thing you are eyeing next? A pair of Miu Miu cat boots.
The one thing you will always find in your fridge? A jar of Nonna Grazia’s Chilli.
The best gift you’ve given recently? I gave my boyfriend and family members Uniqlo down jackets and, considering how often I see them wearing them, they must be the best gift I’ve ever given.
And the best one you’ve received? Wow, that one’s almost impossible to answer — I’ve been given so many generous and considerate presents. I was given a hammock for my birthday; I’m sure I’m going to spend a lot of time reading my book in it this summer.
The place that inspires you and why? I wouldn’t say there is a specific place. I get most of my inspiration from watching people and feeling anonymous in a crowd, so I love going to a new city and walking around for hours trying to get a sense of the people.
A recent special find? The Prawn Linguine at Il Leone Mastrantonio in Cape
The last item you added to your wardrobe? A pair of deep red & Other Stories boots.
Favourite city and why? I love New York. I’ve spent a lot of time
there, and it’s a city that continues to surprise and excite me. I feel like I’m only peeling away the outer layers now — I can’t wait to see what I discover next.