Urban Grind Roasters, Parkhurst

When I received vouchers in my Online Tuesday Jozi Launch goodie bag from Urban Grind Roasters for a “Coffee Appreciation Course”, I was not expecting much. I thought that we would just have a cup of coffee and a short talk and tasting – well, I was pleasantly surprised! We walked into Urban Grind on…

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Review: Churchills, Melrose Arch

If you’re looking for a classy venue for your next event or evening out with friends – Churchills is the answer! (I’m considering having my upcoming 30th birthday celebrations here…). Situated in the super-trendy Melrose Arch, this bar and lounge is fashioned on an upmarket British bar. It features a cigar lounge and they have an…

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Restaurant Review: The Clay Oven, Jukskei Park

An authentic “Portugreek” restaurant that serves the most flavourful and fresh Portuguese and Greek fusion food resides in Jukskei Park, Johannesburg. The owners, Joe and Koulla, are the most welcoming hosts and both are incredibly passionate about the food they serve! It’s a cozy restaurant in a quiet shopping centre – as it was a…

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Restaurant Review: Kream, Brooklyn Pretoria

Hubster recently turned 30 – so to celebrate (beside buying him a ridiculously fancy watch and taking him on a weekend away to a game lodge in Limpopo!) I treated him to lunch at Kream in Pretoria. I had heard great things about this place and as we were passing Pretoria on our way to…

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#ThePinkTableProject Launch

It’s World Cancer Day on the 4th February 2016 – a day to reflect on how cancer affects our lives, the lives of our loved ones and society as a whole. It is a day to raise awareness of the disease, encourage regular screening, early diagnosis, healthy eating and lifestyle choices and how to receive…

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Restaurant Review: Society, Fourways

Society may be situated in an unassuming little corner of Fourways but once you enter you will find a trendy gastropub eatery and bar.  They have a wide selection of craft beers, cocktails and drinks – you MUST have the Society G&T – Bombay Sapphire Gin, Tonic water and a dash of elderflower with some…

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Restaurant Review: Great Eastern Food Bar, Melville

This has got to be one of the best restaurants in Johannesburg serving fusion asian cuisine! This small and intimate restaurant is located at the Bamboo centre in Melville and has the added bonus of dedicated parking. I loved the minimalist decor and the casual feel of this eatery, it has a small outside area…

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Wine Wednesday: Creative Block 2012, Spier

We opened up a bottle of this gorgeous Creative Block 5 2012 from Spier this past week. It has won many awards including Silver Veritas Wine Awards 2014; Bronze International Wine Challenge 2014, Bronze Decanter World Wine Awards 2014. It is a well balanced red blend which has a rich palette of berries and dark chocolate…

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Whisky Wednesday – WhiskyLive 2015, Joburg

I have never been a connoisseur of whisky (I have had it with coke or in a dom pedro, that’s about it!), so I was very eager to try whisky tasting courtesy of Valpre at the recent Whisky Live festival held at Sandton Convention Centre. A sommelier took us through a tasting of three different whiskies and…

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