I got a special French manicure, with stone grey as a base and electric (day glo?) orange for the tip. My manicurist is back from her 6 week (!!!!) vacation during which time my sorry self didn’t have my nails done once because she is the best and I don’t have to explain what I want. Plus when she paints my nails they last for almost two weeks and it’s not even gel polish. A regular Christmas miracle at any time of the year. Which reminds me, one of my colleagues who lives in Pretoria asked me for a good spot to get her nails did in Jozi and I realized everyone should know- Shereen at Studio 9 (011-684-1002) at Melrose Arch is a miracle worker.