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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Amanda Palmer

Amanda Palmer

Posted on: February 6, 2015| By: admin

I wasn’t sure how many South Africans had heard of Amanda Palmer, but I’ve been following her career for the last fifteen years. She started off in London as a street performer, went on to become the lead singer for The Dresden Dolls, and today is a solo performer, a true artiste, a powerful singer,…
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Valentines Day, 14 Feb 2015

Valentines Day, 14 Feb 2015

Posted on: January 29, 2015| By: admin

  The shops are filled with chocolates and teddy bears, there are hearts aplenty, and the day that we love, or hate, is fast approaching. Valentine’s Day. If your relationship is important to you, take my (love) advise and make plans!. Book for one (or more) of the below:- The Love Concert – James Ingram…
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Amanzi Guest House

Amanzi Guest House

Posted on: January 20, 2015| By: admin

The first thing that struck me as I drove down the driveway of Amanzi Guest House in Craighall Park were the trees. So it was no wonder when Pam, the owner, told me she had initially bought the property because of the trees. Amanzi is like a secret forest retreat in the suburbs, a beautiful…
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How to choose a Guesthouse

How to choose a Guesthouse

Posted on: January 14, 2015| By: admin

It’s 2015 and a lot of you already have your annual travel planners out. Flights are being booked and you’re busy with the hotel and car hire bookings. But wait! Stop! Think! It may be time for a change. Very often people book hotels without thinking. They book the branded hotel name because it’s easy…
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There have been people. Everywhere!

There have been people. Everywhere!

Posted on: January 4, 2015| By: admin

  Vida e Caffe – whichever Vida you go to – Greenside, Parktown North or Sandton – the cyclists are hanging out outside, the hipsters are inside and the writers are huddled over their laptops on the barstools. Vida are selling tons of coffee and doing a really good holiday trade. There are the most…
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Stay cool in Jozi, over December

Stay cool in Jozi, over December

Posted on: December 17, 2014| By: admin

Johannesburg can be sweltering over December. If you’re not one of those lucky people heading off to the coast for the holidays, here are a few fun and inexpensive ways to stay cool in the city. Hang out at the Zoo Lake Swimming Pool. The entrance fee is minimal, the grassy area is well kept…
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