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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Street Art in Johannesburg

Street Art in Johannesburg

Posted on: March 17, 2015| By: admin

In Johannesburg it is not unusual to see street artists, particularly wire artists, selling their work from the side of the roads. The Zimbabweans on the corner of Bompas and Jan Smuts in Rosebank are legendary, with their brightly coloured zebras, beaded chickens, beautiful protea flowers and hilarious wired woolly sheep. Now, a new artist…
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Hodges

Hodges

Posted on: March 6, 2015| By: admin

Any restaurant that offers breakfast 24/7 has my vote. So when I opened the Hodge’s menu and saw ‘Breakfast – Served all Day’ I smiled, ordered eggs benedict and opened my computer. Donald, one of the owners, came to join me. Donald, his mom Alison and sister Tamsin, opened Hodges in October 2000. It is…
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de Pinna’s Guest House

de Pinna’s Guest House

Posted on: February 24, 2015| By: admin

Michael De Pinna is a very familiar face. He may have cut off his pony tail and be wearing white jeans instead of leopard-skin underwear, but he’s still the face of Vodacom’s ‘Yebo Gogo‘ campaign. And if you can believe it, that was a campaign that started twenty years ago, 1994, the same year that…
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