Hanlie Allan, a UCT Michaelis School of Fine Art graphic design graduate, succumbed to the lure of the countryside, moved to Stanford in 1999 and now resides in Hermanus.
She established her reputation in graphic design in the corporate world and ran her design studio in Cape Town for 22 years. She also lectured in History of Graphic Design and Typography.
A fine graphic designer, Hanlie now uses her profession to express her love of the country lifestyle – good food, excellent wine and genuine rural hospitality. She studies French and Interior Design and will soon be a French swallow as she follows her passion for French men and French wine.