Decorex Joburg 2018

Decorex Joburg 2018

Posted on: August 2, 2018| By: admin

One of our favorite shows is opening in a few days time, and we’re struggling to contain our excitement. Decorex SA is an annual Johannesburg décor and lifestyle expo, and is the biggest event for trend and cozy living.  The theme this year is ‘Rhythm of Life’ and it is a must visit if you’re…
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Maboneng – right up there with the best in the world

Maboneng – right up there with the best in the world

Posted on: July 17, 2018| By: admin

It’s official. US business magazine, Forbes, has named Kalk Bay in Cape Town and Maboneng in Johannesburg as two of the “coolest neighbourhoods in the world”. We even outdid New York’s Manhattan and London’s Soho districts. The good news is that Maboneng is at our doorstep. Within 30 minutes from any of our guesthouses, our…
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Stop and smell the coffee

Stop and smell the coffee

Posted on: June 22, 2018| By: admin

There is no other author who has expressed the wonder of coffee so effortlessly than Terry Pratchett in his book Thud! – “Coffee is a way of stealing time that should by rights belong to your older self.”  We certainly know how to steal time with the delightful choice of coffee shops in Johannesburg. Here…
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Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Father’s Day – whatever you do, do it together

Posted on: June 11, 2018| By: admin

We gave you a ton of suggestions for Mother’s Day, so it’s only fair that we tell you what you can do on Father’s Day. Mark your calendar for this Sunday, 17 June. How about a drive out in the winter sun to Maropeng in the Cradle of Humankind? The Tumulus Restaurant, situated on the third…
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Conferences and events – make the most of it

Conferences and events – make the most of it

Posted on: May 24, 2018| By: admin

Arranging a conference can be stressful.  The work that goes into finding the right venue, sourcing the equipment, figuring out the seating and having a plentiful supply of sandwiches, scones and coffee is huge.  And that is not the half of it, as any conference organiser will tell you.  It’s important to have a room…
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Spoil your Mom – have a magnificent day

Spoil your Mom – have a magnificent day

Posted on: May 3, 2018| By: admin

May is the month for mothers.  Those wonderful women who pack lunch-boxes, nurse scratched knees, lie awake at night waiting for their teens to come home, lovingly feed and walk the dogs, schlep the kids to soccer and ballet, and of course, love and look after the fathers too! Sunday, 13 May is Mother’s Day.  It’s…
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So many books, so little time

So many books, so little time

Posted on: April 19, 2018| By: admin

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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African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

African Artefacts and Crafts – where to find these treasures

Posted on: March 23, 2018| By: admin

It is actually harder to find authentic African artefacts and crafts than one thinks. Yes, we do have many roadside African craft markets, but where to go for upmarket traditional or contemporary African crafts and artefacts? We did some hunting and came up with a short list of five businesses – each with its own,…
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Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Jozi’s markets never cease to inspire

Posted on: March 4, 2018| By: admin

Probably one of the most inspiring things about Johannesburg is its colourful markets. Not only are the crowds frequenting these events interesting and diverse, but the stuff you can eat and buy are top-notch and eclectic. Lazing under olive trees, while drinking champagne and eating oysters, buying bunches of fresh flowers, warm just-out-the oven home-baked…
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World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

World-class medical facilities – right on our doorstep

Posted on: February 19, 2018| By: admin

Visitors to Johannesburg looking for a place to stay will either go the large hotel route, or the personal guesthouse route.  If you are reading this, chances are you’re already thinking about guesthouses in Johannesburg. Position is often the most important thing.  If you are on business, you want to be close to your place of…
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