Valentines Inspiration: La Vie En Magenta, The Pantone Colour of 2023

Luxe Things to Buy, See and Sample for a Magenta-Tinted 2023

 

Recently announced by the Pantone Colour Institute, PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta is the Colour of the Year 2023. Deliciously deep and audacious, culminating in a crimson to carmine tone, Viva Magenta conveys energy, depth and strength. It’s a shade that empowers and highlights our change in perspective from recent trying years. In honour of the colour and its characteristics, we’ve gathered a list of desirable items and experiences for fans of the finer things in life this Valentines.

MOËT & CHANDON ROSÉ IMPÉRIAL AND NECTAR IMPÉRIAL ROSÉ

With its unequivocal association to celebration, a bottle of Moët & Chandon will turn any moment into an occasion. From the nearly 280-year-old Grande Maison that brought champagne to the world, the subtly pink-hued Rosé Impérial or Nectar Impérial Rosé with its coral colour and rose gold reflections are right on trend.

LOUIS VUITTON CAPUCINES MINI IN SCARLET

In this showstopping shade of scarlet, the new Capucines handbag by Louis Vuitton echoes the very spirit of Pantone’s Colour of the Year. This new petite iteration of the Maison’s timeless design (released in 2013 and coveted year after year), is sure to up the wardrobe stakes.

FYN SASHIMI PLATE

If their elevated fusion of Japanese techniques and South African ingredients wasn’t enough to pique your interest, then FYN’s recent ranking at 37 in The World’s 50 Best Restaurants (yes, the world) ought to have done it. Try the kaiseki-style Sashimi Plates, Chokka with Truffle and Ink Mayonnaise or Outeniqua Springbok with Kabocha Squash. Book to avoid disappointment.

DYLAN LEWIS SCULPTURE GARDEN

Rooted in the Jungian concept of ‘the wilderness within,’ Dylan Lewis’ sculpture garden is a must-see and will have you pondering the meaning of life while you explore the 60+ sculptures (some of them at gargantuan scale) strewn over 7 hectares of indigenous landscaping. During your stroll, you could be rewarded with a sighting of the garden’s rare magenta Ericas. Viewing is by appointment only.

KANONKOP BLACK LABEL PINOTAGE 2019

Likened to an “iron fist in a velvet glove” (as was Pantone’s Viva Magenta), Kanonkop’s Black Label Pinotage 2019 channels a masterful balance of elegance and boldness. Small batch harvested from a 68-year-old Pinotage block, this wine features a deep purple hue and a medium-bodied palate of blueberry and blood orange fruit. As a limited-edition release, you’d be well advised to secure yours through Wine Cellar fine wine merchants.

FAAIZA OMAR FINE JEWELLERY

As a self-confessed “purveyor of the finer things in life,” everything that Faaiza Omar touches seems to turn to gold. Having ventured from confectionery into jewellery, her collections are both classic and elegant. Parting with expectation, her recent creation, a collection of 18 karat rose gold and pink sapphire designs oozes femininity and glamour. Find her on Instagram.

PARFUMS LOUIS VUITTON, SPELL ON YOU

From its delicate hue, described as “a simultaneously innocent and provocative pink,” to its iris-based aroma, the new women’s fragrance by Parfums Louis Vuitton is a journey devoted to emotion.  Capturing the excitement of lovers’ games, Spell on You is a classic redefined and a floral scent with character.

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