Events, Features, Home / 08.11.2018

Roald Dahl's classic hit the stage last month at the Teatro theatre, Montecasino and we had the pleasure of experiencing the magic first hand and dining at one of Monte's fabulous restaurants, Lima Tapas Bar. Our evening got off to a good start at Lima Tapas Bar. Lima is like no other restaurant in Joburg. Focusing their attention on Latin, American cuisine, their dishes are inspired by food served during the great Andean civilisations of South America. At Lima you can choose between a variety of different tapas and still...

Features, Home, Travel / 01.06.2018

While we’re lucky enough to still have sunny and moderately warm days throughout winter in Joburg, it does mean that we miss out on that winter wonderland. And while snowfall is certainly no guarantee, we do actually get a fair amount of it around the country, and these spots are your best bet for the chance to build a snowman… Drakensburg, KZN With their high peaks and mountain weather, the Drakensburg Mountain Range is a pretty good bet for seeing snow in winter. Cathedral Peak Hotel is a great place...

Events, Features, Home / 16.05.2018

The Bubbly Festival – Joburg’s celebration of South Africa’s finest Cap Classiques – pops up in Hyde Park for three days this weekend and looks set to wow Gauteng bubbly lovers. With over 26 MCC estates showcasing their best, the festival will host a number of champagne and prosecco houses, Toast on Tap - which will be serving a couple of beer offerings, The Duchess - a non-alcoholic gin & tonic, and even a Cointreau stand. The organisers have lined up some impressive estates including Graham Beck, who will showcase their...

Events, Features, Home / 07.05.2018

The Chardonnay & Pinot Noir Festival is taking place on Thursday 10th May will feature more than 70 premium noble varieties in a not-to-be-missed show.  The event held at the Killarney Country Club's Crystal Room from 18h00 onwards will include an impressive line-up of many high-end, award-winning Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs that are not shown at other festivals because they are often too expensive and with too small a production. Just announced as showcasing his wine is Hannes Storm, former winemaker at Hamilton Russell, who started making his own super...

Features, Food & Drink, Home / 26.04.2018

Planning to entertain or host a few guests over a dinner soon? Try win them over with this delicious cocktail made from Don Papa Rum. Thanks to Cape Town based premium spirits company Truman & Orange, we can all indulge in a rum-based cocktail with their Don Papa Rum.  How To Make A Don Papa Rum Maskarra Cocktail: Ingredients: 45ml Don Papa Rum 4 Fresh blackberries 15ml lemon juice 15ml Elderflower Cordial 1 egg white 3 dashes Grapefruit Bitters Edible flowers Method: Put all ingredients in a cocktail shaker with ice. Shake, strain and pour into a martini glass. Garnish with...

Features, Home, Lifestyle / 28.03.2018

It's almost the Easter weekend and while most people plan a weekend getaway over this period, there is still plenty to do in Joburg this weekend to keep you entertained. Chances are, even if you’ve been living in Johannesburg your whole life, some of these are still on your ‘To-Do’ list, so read on and get planning… Hop-on hop-of bus https://www.citysightseeing.co.za/johannesburg/products/johannesburg-open-top-bus-tours This is the easiest and most convenient way to see the sites of the city. From the Apartheid Museum and Constitutional Hill to Gold Reef City and the Origins Centre...

Features, Home, Lifestyle / 26.03.2018

You've set a date for your wedding and now you’ve got to make one of the most important decisions you’ll encounter surrounding the big day: the venue. Selecting the right venue is the most crucial part of your entire wedding. We list a few tips to help you with your decision making: Set your budget This needs to be clear from the outset: how much will you be spending on your big day? Break this number down into categories and set aside an amount for your venue. This should include...

Events, Features, Home / 20.03.2018

The glorious Easter weekend is around the corner and what better way to celebrate Easter with your family and friends than by visiting Montecasino.  Montecasino has opened the floodgates to extreme family fun from 30 March to 2 April – with something for everyone. Test your fitness levels in Montecasino’s Giant Inflatable Park on the Piazza, tap into your wild side and try the Bungee Experience, taste delicious food from roaming vendors and shake hands with the Jelly Tots Man or let the kids take part in some action packed fun in the Nerf Gun War Zone....

Features, Food & Drink, Home / 20.03.2018

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff has launched a new pop-up restaurant this March with Michelin Star chef, Vincent Lucas. Vincent Lucas is Chef and Owner at Etincelles (“sparks”) in Sainte-Sabine-Born, France and promises to create an intimate pop-up culinary experience, in true French cuisine style. His quaint, village restaurant is the second one of his culinary ventures to be awarded the coveted Michelin star recognition by the illustrious global dining guide.  At Etincelles guests enjoy a spontaneous, experimental menu changing daily. [caption id="attachment_2221" align="aligncenter" width="605"] Vincent Lucas[/caption] Joburg’s most knowledgable diners will...

Fashion, Features, Home / 07.03.2018

While we're all about fashion trends for the season, we can't deny turning to a few closet staples every now and then. We’ve narrowed the list down to seven fashion essentials every woman's closet should have: Tailored blazer This is a must-have as it flatters every body shape and goes with just about anything… You can pair it with trousers or a skirt for a smart, corporate look, dress up jeans with heels and your blazer, or even pair it with jeans and sneakers for a casual-chic look. Be sure...