Parkview Literary Festival

Parkview Literary Festival

Posted on: September 17, 2015| By: admin

Last year the Parkview Literary Festival was fabulous and it’s happening all over again in ten days time. Parkwords takes place on Heritage Day, the 24th September, in Parkview Johannesburg, right in the heart of all our Johannesburg Guesthouses.  The first speakers are on at 9.30 am and continue right through into the evening. The…
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Carol Lee Fine Art

Carol Lee Fine Art

Posted on: September 10, 2015| By: admin

If you’re looking to discover South African art and artists, then you should get to know Carol Lee. Carol is somewhat of an art guru who lives in Parkview, close to all our Johannesburg Guesthouses, and hosts regular exhibitions nearby. Carol has curated exhibitions of contemporary South African for the last fifteen years, focusing mostly…
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Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Vintage Clothing in Jozi

Posted on: September 4, 2015| By: admin

Vintage clothing is all the rage. And that does not mean second hand junk clothing, it means good designer clothing, lovingly worn and beautifully looked after by somebody else. We have a few shops, all near our Johannesburg Guesthouses, that are divine. You can spend hours finding bargains, looking for the perfect label, a little…
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Johannesburg Guesthouse Gardens

Johannesburg Guesthouse Gardens

Posted on: August 28, 2015| By: admin

Spring is in the air. The jasmine smells divine, there are sprigs of mint in the garden and lemons are already dropping off trees. Our Johannesburg Guesthouse gardens are looking so pretty with the new blossoms and guests are loving spending weekends outside under the trees. A lot of work goes into a Guesthouse garden. It’s…
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Johannesburg Ecomobility

Johannesburg Ecomobility

Posted on: July 31, 2015| By: admin

Last Sunday a few Johannesburg Guesthouse owners and I did the Radio 702 Walk the Talk. Apart from the walk being fabulous as always, we were struck by the amount of people wearing t-shirts that said ‘Be an Ecomobility Champion’. I’ve heard the word Ecomobility being thrown around but I’ve never been quite sure what…
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Turbine Art Fair

Turbine Art Fair

Posted on: July 23, 2015| By: admin

I left the the Turbine Art Fair in Johannesburg knowing one thing. That I absolutely have to, one day, own a Robert Hodgins. I’ve been in love with this artist for years and years and truly regret not buying one of his pantings when they were still vaguely affordable. The great thing about the Turbine…
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A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

A perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day!

Posted on: July 17, 2015| By: admin

I thought it would be a nice idea to write about what we think is a perfectly indulgent Johannesburg day. Try this for a birthday or special celebration. Wake up, stretch, and have someone bring you coffee in bed. Preferably your Johannesburg Guesthouse staff, but your partner would also be okay! Sip, roll over, sleep…
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Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July

Nelson Mandela Day – 18 July

Posted on: July 14, 2015| By: admin

Nelson Mandela Day is observed worldwide on the 18th July – that’s this coming Saturday. This is the day when the Nelson Mandela Foundation, together with the United Nations, asks people around the world to devote 67 minutes (Nelson Mandela spent 67 years devoted to the struggle) of their time to community service. The 18th…
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Jozi Outdoor Gyms

Jozi Outdoor Gyms

Posted on: July 2, 2015| By: admin

  We’re a bunch of snobs in Jozi. We love having personal trainers come to our homes, we join trendy upmarket yoga classes that we never go to more than once and we spend small fortunes at the gym. But there’s an option and it is an amazing one. Outdoor gyms! They’re springing up all…
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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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