Olwethu Leshabane.
Olwethu Leshabane.
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Essential beauty lotions and potions? I’m a sucker for a good serum, so definitely the Optiphi Ageless Active Gel and Classic Hydra-Derm HA Masque, Laneige Water Bank Hydro Essence, and Uso 04 Active Anti-Ageing Serum.

Listening to? I could easily listen to Snoh Aalegra but then bust out the latest vibey pop jam... but I think Elaine has my ear at the moment.

Favourite place to eat out? My husband and I love Kream for date nights — we don’t eat out often and the management there really makes an effort to make the experience feel like home. On the occasional weekend, we’ll take a drive to Casalinga out in Muldersdrift for some air. It feels like you are escaping the hustle and bustle of the city.

What item in your wardrobe best signifies your sense of style? My white dress from Maze. Because I feel so amazing in it, I wear it so often, styled differently. I love easy clothing, pieces that bring me peace and make me feel put together.

Something you recently picked up at the shops that you love? My Karl Lagerfeld K/Klassik Pins shoulder bag — I bought it on the spot!

K/Klassik Pins shoulder bag.
K/Klassik Pins shoulder bag.
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Currently reading? A lot of Harper’s Bazaar, Talk Like Ted by Carmine Gallo, and I’m about to be a certified doula so I’m reading Spiritual Midwifery and The Mama Bamba Way. I love buying books, but mostly I end up reading for research, reading a book by someone I’m going to be interviewing on my podcast (The Sit Down with Olwethu Leshabane), or a book to research a topic for my blog or podcast.

What is the first thing you add to your grocery cart and the one thing that’s always in your fridge? Fruit. My children love it.

A place that captured your heart? Definitely Warsaw, Poland. The culture, the people, the heritage — I love it. We arrived to a city that sort of resembled a paradox. Old buildings built next to new buildings. It was strange. After the second world war, most of Warsaw lay in ruins so a lot of it had to be rebuilt.

Warsaw, Poland.
Warsaw, Poland.
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A place that revives your soul? Anywhere with an ocean. I have a love affair with the sounds and smells of the sea — perhaps because I’m a water sign, and was born on the coast.

An indulgence you would never forgo? Definitely a manicure and pedicure from Miss Salon London. When my nails are in tip-top shape, I feel somewhat put together, as though I have life figured out.

 From the May edition of Wanted, 2020.

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