Katy’s Palace and Amatuli Artefacts

Katy’s Palace and Amatuli Artefacts

Posted on: January 27, 2016| By: admin

Katy’s Palace is the most fabulous surprise. It’s a seriously unique venue, set on a rooftop in Kramerville with exquisite views of Sandton, and it really is a palace! The space is magical with furnishings that are eclectic to say the least. Gorgeous sink in couches, Moroccan lights, a magnificent bar, old time charm, a…
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Jozi on a Saturday

Jozi on a Saturday

Posted on: January 21, 2016| By: admin

Does your heart start beating fast when you think of how expensive Johannesburg can be? Mine does, but this weekend I worked out how to ‘do Jozi cheaply.’ Here is my Saturday diary. I started at the Wits Art Museum – entry is free, the museum is seriously magnificent, they have an astonishing collection of…
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Add South Africa to your bucket list

Add South Africa to your bucket list

Posted on: January 11, 2016| By: admin

South Africa has been voted in as one of the most beautiful countries in the world. And we think you need to add it to your 2016 bucket list. Here are some of the must visit places:- Cape Town – it’s seriously one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Mountains, beach, ocean, penguins,…
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The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

Posted on: December 29, 2015| By: admin

  I’ve been raving about the new Exclusive Books in Hyde Park for a while now, but only yesterday did I eat in their new restaurant, The Social Kitchen and Bar. I was put off initially. The queue was long and we were told there would be a wait of 45 minutes. We decided to…
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2015 Johannesburg Highlights

2015 Johannesburg Highlights

Posted on: December 18, 2015| By: admin

It’s nearly the end of the year, can you believe it, and so it’s time for us to reflect on the Jozi highlights of 2015. Difficult, as there have been so many, but here goes. Feel free to add to the list under ‘Comments’. First Thursdays – We love this event, when galleries in Braamfontein…
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Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Science, Cocktails and Jazz

Posted on: November 29, 2015| By: admin

Last Tuesday night was a first for me. I sat in on a physics lecture given by Andrew Forbes, an applied laser physicist and scientist at Wits University. It wasn’t just an ordinary lecture. If it was, I would never have been there! This was at The Orbit Jazz Club in Braamfontein, part of their monthly series…
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Sunday in Maboneng

Sunday in Maboneng

Posted on: November 8, 2015| By: admin

  It’s been a while since I’ve just hung out in Maboneng on a Sunday. Sure, I’ve done walking tours, wandered around the market and been to theatre, but I haven’t just sat at a table on the sidewalk and people watched. Maboneng is seriously buzzing, especially on the weekends. It reminds me so much…
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Tuk Tuks in Jozi

Tuk Tuks in Jozi

Posted on: October 27, 2015| By: admin

I climbed in with a little trepidation. I’ve taken tuk tuks in India, but never in South Africa, and although I’ve often seen them around I had somehow just never plucked up the courage to call one. Silly. Because these little three wheeled vehicles are amazing. They’re bright and colourful, the drivers are charming, and…
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Rugby World Cup, Semi-Finals

Rugby World Cup, Semi-Finals

Posted on: October 22, 2015| By: admin

The Springboks have made it to the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi-final. This Saturday we play New Zealand, our biggest rivals, and it is unlikely there will be a single South African who isn’t watching the game. We’ve rounded up some of the best places where you can watch in a communal atmosphere and that…
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Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Glenshiel Christmas Fair

Posted on: October 15, 2015| By: admin

I must say when I received an email with the header ‘Christmas’ I did a double take.   It feels far too early to be thinking about Christmas already, but actually the year is speeding by and it is after all, October. And if it’s October it means that it’s nearly time for the Glenshiel Christmas…
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