Hands on Retreat, Craighall

Hands on Retreat, Craighall

Posted on: May 14, 2017| By: admin

  Discovering ‘Hands on Retreat’ in Craighall, Johannesburg, is like discovering an oasis in the desert. It is in fact an oasis, but one in the heart of an urban jungle. This gorgeous four-star guesthouse is just a few blocks away from busy Jan Smuts Avenue, close to the hustle and bustle of Hyde Park…
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Yda Walt

Yda Walt

Posted on: May 8, 2017| By: admin

Who is Yda Walt? If you’re looking for the perfect gift for friends, with a fabulous South African and ‘arty’ flavour, then Yda Walt is the person to get hold of. Yda, who is based in Johannesburg, is one of our most creative and talented contemporary artists. She has a range of hand made goods…
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Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Priscilla Queen of the Desert

Posted on: May 2, 2017| By: admin

I saw Priscilla Queen of the Desert last night and am still laughing. I’m also picking up bits of feather off the floor, trying to get the glitter off my cheeks and singing Abba songs, but hey, this is all good. It is the most fabulous fun show, possibly that I have EVER seen, over the…
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Roving Bantu Kitchen and Tours

Roving Bantu Kitchen and Tours

Posted on: April 24, 2017| By: admin

Sifiso Ntuli and Ashley Heron are partners, not just in love but in food, music and culture. They own the Roving Bantu Kitchen in Brixton, serving up the most fabulous Afro soul food, as well as offering monthly walking tours through the area. The restaurant is the meeting point for the walks. On entering I…
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The Play That Goes Wrong

The Play That Goes Wrong

Posted on: April 18, 2017| By: admin

If you want to laugh, that kind of side-splitting, belly-aching you just cannot laugh anymore kind of laughing, go to the theatre and see ‘The Play That Goes Wrong.’ It is an extraordinary play and I can almost guarantee that it will walk away with all the South African theatre awards for 2017. It has…
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Parktown Girls Pop Up Shop

Parktown Girls Pop Up Shop

Posted on: March 27, 2017| By: admin

Parktown High School for Girls have become well known for their brilliant Art Pop Up Shops which take place once or twice a year. Their first event in 2017 is happening on Sunday 02 April and you do not want to miss it. It is a really good opportunity to buy an amazing piece of South African…
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A few good things

A few good things

Posted on: March 15, 2017| By: admin

Sometimes you have a weekend in Jozi that is so good, so good, that you think why would anyone choose to live anywhere else. Here are a few of my Jozi highlights:- The Baker Brothers, Melville These guys are at 27 Boxes and there is literally no reason to buy bread from a supermarket ever…
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Ever thought of owning a guest house?

Ever thought of owning a guest house?

Posted on: February 28, 2017| By: admin

One of the questions that visitors to Cotswold Gardens often ask Janine is ‘How did you get into this business?’ Janine loves giving the answer. Because Cotswold Gardens is her baby, one that was born out of love and one that led her to a whole new life. Cotswold Gardens is in a magnificent leafy…
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Community

Community

Posted on: February 15, 2017| By: admin

The definition of community:- A group of people living in the same place or having a particular characteristic in common. A feeling of fellowship with others, as a result of sharing common attitudes, interests and goals. Our Johannesburg Guesthouses are a community. We are all in the Rosebank Region, are in close proximity to one another…
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The Blue Man Group

The Blue Man Group

Posted on: February 9, 2017| By: admin

I’m trying very hard to contain my excitement because I’ve just booked tickets for The Blue Man Group and I cannot wait.   I first saw them in 1992, in New York, and honestly, I still talk about this astonishing show. The Blue Man Group are unbelievable. They’re a combination of performance art, theatrical theatre, drama,…
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