Tag Archives: Melville

So many books, so little time

Frank Zappa said: “So many books, so little time”. A house is not a home without at least one bookcase full of books. And, a trip abroad is not a trip without at least one book being bought. Here in Jozi, we have enough diverse bookstores to keep locals and visiting foreigners happy until the end of…
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What to do in Jozi this festive season

The silly season is upon us. This year, I decided to stay in Johannesburg for the holidays. Having scrutinised my available budget, I came to the sad conclusion that margaritas on a sunset beach is not on my 2017 to-have list. With this realisation, I did the first thing I always do in times of…
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It’s hip to feel cool at 1 Fox Precinct

I have heard before of the fashionable restaurants, brewery and food market that nestle together at 1 Fox Precinct , but did not realise that this is such a seriously up-and-coming cool cultural space in Jozi central, until I recently graced the place with my presence. On entering the area, one sees the Urbanologi restaurant…
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Black and White Street Photography Group Exhibition

Street photography in Melville Over the last few weeks the streets of Melville have been abuzz with photographers. Forty two photographers in total! They’re all part of the Alternative Print Workshop community and this month their directive was Melville. ‘Take pics in Melville, black and white only, of anything you want on the Melville streets,…
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Jusman

Every morning I walk through my neighbourhood to pick up a cup of coffee. On the way I say good morning to the broom-sellers, wave at the ladies selling baskets and say hi to the car-guards. Everyone always say hello back! It’s a South African thing. No matter how hard the work is that people…
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Yda Walt

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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A few good things

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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Hotel Hope

    Imagine a housekeeper at one of our Johannesburg Guesthouses. She’s wearing a starched uniform, she’s in a stylish guest room, smoothing down the sheets and shaking out the duvet cover. Her job is to make the room perfect. Now imagine a similar scenario. A housekeeper of a different sorts. Also in uniform, also…
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The coffee scene in Johannesburg

The coffee scene in Jozi changes fairly often and we know how important it is to keep up with good coffee. As a visitor to our city, one of the nicest things is finding a coffee shop that you love and keep going back to. So, here is a list of our favourites, where we…
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Orange Babies

  Orange Babies is an NGO foundation that was established to help pregnant women, their babies and children, all affected by HIV. Orange Babies offers information programs and medical care, and builds orphanages, maternity clinics and shelters for these women and children. Fundraising is a huge part of Orange Babies and one of the ways they fundraise…
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