Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 12, 2016| By: admin

The Turbine Art Fair is returning and we couldn’t be more excited. It’s the fourth year in a row, and if you haven’t been before, this is one art fair not to be missed. It’s on from the 14th to the 17th July at Turbine Hall in Newtown, a huge exhibition space, with beautiful and…
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The Market Theatre

The Market Theatre

Posted on: April 20, 2016| By: admin

The Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg, is one of our oldest and most charming theatres. It is a lot more than just a theatre though – it ’s a cultural complex for stage productions, music, dance and art – and has a really interesting background. Founded in 1976 by Mannie Manim and Barney Simon, the…
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7am on 7th

7am on 7th

Posted on: April 14, 2016| By: admin

Morning Mammie. Morning Madam. Good morning Gogo. Hey, G’morning, I say, to each person who wanders by me. It’s early on a Sunday. There are few people on the streets. It’s chilly but the sun is shining, the magnolias are in bloom and the air smells like lavender. I turn the corner and walk past…
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The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

Posted on: April 4, 2016| By: admin

Yesterday we walked the Braamfontein Spruit. We smothered ourselves in Vichy sunblock 100, put on good walking shoes, filled bottles of water, grabbed our hats and off we went. We set off from the Delta Park environmental centre (tons of parking), and then followed the part of the trail that leads from the Delta, through the…
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Walking in Johannesburg

Walking in Johannesburg

Posted on: March 24, 2016| By: admin

So you’re going to be in Johannesburg over Easter? Well, we think you’re lucky. No traffic, no crowds, no huge expense. And, provided the sun is shining, here are a couple of nature reserves that are close to Jozi and rather beautiful. Klipriviersberg Nature Reserve This is the largest proclaimed nature reserve in the bigger…
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MOTMOT

MOTMOT

Posted on: March 22, 2016| By: admin

If you are a visitor to Johannesburg and looking for gifts to take home with you, or even just something special to spoil yourself with, go to MOTMOT. It is the most divine specialist shop in Parkhurst and I am a little bit in love with it. The owner, George Nowosenetz, is always in the…
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Schoolboy Rugby

Schoolboy Rugby

Posted on: March 8, 2016| By: admin

Schoolboy Rugby in South Africa is huge. It’s incredibly competitive, the standard of rugby is excellent and huge amounts of time, effort and commitment go into the sport, from the players to the coaches to the parents. Excitement is mounting for the upcoming Schoolboy Easter Rugby Festival, co-hosted by St Stithians, KES and St. Johns….
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The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

Posted on: February 29, 2016| By: admin

  I’m trying not to get crumbs on my keyboard as I type but it’s impossible. I’m eating Faith Rubin’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies and somebody please send help because I can’t stop! Faith is a bit of a Jozi institution. She’s a well known baker, ice-cream maker, amazing cook, funky dresser, entrepreneur, feminist, ardent…
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Introducing our new three Johannesburg Guesthouses

Introducing our new three Johannesburg Guesthouses

Posted on: February 25, 2016| By: admin

We’re proud to welcome our three new Johannesburg Guesthouses and we’re also smiling because each one is not only gorgeous and cozy, but each one has the most lovely owner! Fifteen on Orange Guest Lodge is in Orchards. I was lucky to have tea with Beverly, who has spent the last year and a half renovating…
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Valentine’s Day – Jewels

Valentine’s Day – Jewels

Posted on: February 12, 2016| By: admin

It’s Valentine’s Day and we think by this time you know where to buy flowers, chocolates, stuffed animals and all that kinda romantic stuff. But do you know where to buy beautiful jewels? And do you know that if you buy beautiful jewels for your partner you will feel forever madly deeply truly loved? We…
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