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Music at 44 Stanley on a Friday Evening

  44 Stanley is a collection of speciality stores and restaurants, not far from our Johannesburg Guesthouses, in Milpark. The stores are built around several courtyards, spaced beautifully around and under the olive trees. You will find art, antiques, boutiques, books, high fashion, decor, furniture, collectables and restaurants. Friday evenings at 44 Stanley are divine….
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7am on 7th

Morning Mammie. Morning Madam. Good morning Gogo. Hey, G’morning, I say, to each person who wanders by me. It’s early on a Sunday. There are few people on the streets. It’s chilly but the sun is shining, the magnolias are in bloom and the air smells like lavender. I turn the corner and walk past…
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The Braamfontein Spruit, Jozi

Yesterday we walked the Braamfontein Spruit. We smothered ourselves in Vichy sunblock 100, put on good walking shoes, filled bottles of water, grabbed our hats and off we went. We set off from the Delta Park environmental centre (tons of parking), and then followed the part of the trail that leads from the Delta, through the…
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MOTMOT

If you are a visitor to Johannesburg and looking for gifts to take home with you, or even just something special to spoil yourself with, go to MOTMOT. It is the most divine specialist shop in Parkhurst and I am a little bit in love with it. The owner, George Nowosenetz, is always in the…
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The Kitchen on the 4th Floor

  I’m trying not to get crumbs on my keyboard as I type but it’s impossible. I’m eating Faith Rubin’s fantastic chocolate chip cookies and somebody please send help because I can’t stop! Faith is a bit of a Jozi institution. She’s a well known baker, ice-cream maker, amazing cook, funky dresser, entrepreneur, feminist, ardent…
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Katy’s Palace and Amatuli Artefacts

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

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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The Social Kitchen and Bar, Exclusive Books

  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

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

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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