27 Boxes

27 Boxes

Posted on: June 29, 2015| By: admin

I’ve been keeping an eye on the development of 27 Boxes for about a year now– seeing the shipping containers being moved into the old derelict Faan Smit Park, watching the construction and the containers coming together and turning into stores, and now – it’s done! And it is absolutely amazing. 27 Boxes is in…
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Linden

Linden

Posted on: June 16, 2015| By: admin

I always get excited when I stumble across a new area with fantastic shops and restaurants, and right now, Linden has my attention. I spent Saturday morning walking along 7th Street, with its wonderful vintage shops, antique and decor stores and small market, then branching off the side roads, finding amazing coffee, cheese, salads, tapas…
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Johannesburg Museums

Johannesburg Museums

Posted on: June 10, 2015| By: admin

I was asked recently to recommend a museum in Johannesburg for visitors to spend an afternoon at. It wasn’t an easy decision, as we have some brilliant museums in the city. And how do you choose just one, when we have so many diverse ones? We have museums devoted to Apartheid, Democracy, the Struggle, Art,…
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Jozi Car Guards

Jozi Car Guards

Posted on: May 27, 2015| By: admin

A hot topic of conversation, in South Africa and amongst South Africans, is our car guards. We suburban mothers sit in our local cafes, sipping our coffees, both raging and laughing because we’ve just given R 5 to a man to guard our car even though we know it doesn’t really need guarding. It’s a…
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Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, 2015

Nirox Winter Sculpture Fair, 2015

Posted on: May 12, 2015| By: admin

This weekend saw the Nirox Sculpture Park transformed into a contemporary winter wonderland, with a new outdoor exhibit of extraordinary and enormous outdoor art combined with some of the best food and wine from Franschhoek. Nirox is in the Cradle of Humankind, just forty minutes out of Johannesburg. The park is only open for special…
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Mother’s Day

Mother’s Day

Posted on: May 8, 2015| By: admin

Mother’s Day is this Sunday 11 May, and if you’re anything like I am, you haven’t yet decided what to do or even bought a present. The present part is easy – get thee to a store now and buy a beautiful book, chocolates or flowers – The Rosebank Mall has an amazing selection of…
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The Wits Choir

The Wits Choir

Posted on: May 7, 2015| By: admin

I was lucky enough to go and listen to The Wits Choir the other night at The Wits Theatre. What an extraordinary, inspiring and mind-blowing experience. It was at the end of the day after a huge march through Johannesburg against xenophobia, and a thought provoking way to end an emotional day. The Wits Choir…
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Parkview

Parkview

Posted on: April 26, 2015| By: admin

Parkview has to be one of our favourite areas in Johannesburg’s “the Parks” suburbs. The people who live here are proud of their suburb and have the most extraordinary sense of community. It is the one suburb where everyone really does know their neighbour’s names, where you can see dog walkers, joggers and cyclists, day…
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The new Rosebank Mall

The new Rosebank Mall

Posted on: April 12, 2015| By: admin

It’s a magnificent day and I’m almost embarrassed to say that I’m in The Rosebank Mall.  Instead of lazing in the sun and enjoying a picnic I’m in the queue at the Woolworths Cafe and the wait is not going to be short! But – and I never thought I would say this – it’s…
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Walking in the Parks

Walking in the Parks

Posted on: March 31, 2015| By: admin

Johannesburg weather is perfect right now. We’re at the beginning of autumn, there’s a light breeze and the air smells like lemons. It’s the best time to get off the couch and head out for a walk. Here are some ideas to help get you going:- Head off to Delta Park where you can while…
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