Last Day of Rome

Jonathan Bain recounts his recent trip to the Eternal City in Rome, where he discovered that the ‘second-tier’ attractions are actually first prize.

Where bigger is bigger

Jonathan Bain walks Washington DC's famous Mall and takes a snapshot of its vast lawns, monuments and memorials.

Pride under lockdown

Sascha Polkey journeys beyond the rainbow flag and back to South Africa’s first Pride march. On October 13, South Africa marked 31 years since the first Pride

The designer prime minister

There has been an election in Canada, notes Jonathan Bain, and a social media influencer has been re-elected for a third term: welcome back Justin Trudeau.

Dear Stella

Dear Stella

I am not new to hosting dinner parties at home, but was hoping you could assist with some fresh insights in general and on table settings, specifically.

Nthabi Taukobong, Safer by the Sea

Safer by the sea

South African interior designer Nthabi Taukobong shares her experience of lockdown in a landlocked city.

Squashed! The aesthetics of sport

Once again, squash will not be included in the line-up at this year’s Olympic Games. As Jonathan Bain writes, that’s because it just doesn’t look good on