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New ways with Murano glass

New ways with Murano glass

There was a time when Murano glass was synonymous with Europe’s most sumptuous palaces. Can a new generation of glassmakers reclaim its reputation for technical and creative innovation? Lucia van der Post reports

Johannesburg

Johannesburg

South Africa’s biggest metropolis is finally putting a truly metropolitan face forward – with cutting-edge art spaces, directional cuisine and a crop of diverse, world-class hotels, says Lucia van der Post

Bespoke handbags

Bespoke handbags

For a unique handcrafted handbag that will outfox even the cognoscenti, look no further than these niche designer-makers, says Lucia van der Post

Brilliant ways to uncover your family history

Brilliant ways to uncover your family history

A fascination with family history is seeing the rise of genealogy companies that not only delve back across the centuries but arrange journeys retracing the steps of ancestors, says Lucia van der Post. Illustration by Chris Burke

New ways to buy perfume

New ways to buy perfume

Niche perfumers are finding new ways of engaging scent lovers, drawing them into the creative process or pairing the perfume to the personality. Lucia van der Post reports