Features, Food & Drink / 12.02.2019

The perfectly refreshing drink for summer - and with it's pink tinge - also perfect for Valentine's Day beverages, has to be without a doubt Malfy Gin Rosa. As the name hints, this gin is a delightful pink colour and comes in a beautifully frosted bottle decorated with traditional Italian glass painting techniques, with the liquid within bearing testament to the centuries of experience and heritage behind the Vergnano family and the traditional pot stills used to produce it. Malfy Gin Rosa expertly combines classic Southern Italian citrus, pink grapefruit...

Features, Food & Drink / 25.01.2019

Although Dolci Café have been open for a number of years they are one of our favourite light meal and brunch spots in Joburg, and even better news, they have just launched a high tea menu – just in time for the festive season. This Italian owned and run Trattoria and Pastry shop is all about authentic foods, great quality products and artisan cakes, cupcakes and Italian Pastries. Run by husband and wife team, Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and hubby actor Clayton Boyd, as well as their partner Zoran Mijailovic, Dolci...

Features, People of Joburg / 24.01.2019

Helen Desbois is an all-round performer with more than 20 years spent in the entertainment industry as an actress, singer, dancer, voice artist, recording artist and radio presenter too. Helen is a SAMA nominee too which she received for her smash hit single ‘Anything’ back in 2002, which also landed at the number one spot on radio stations nationwide, really putting her on the map. She has released 5 singles to date including her latest single ‘WindUp Girl’ which is currently playing on airwaves across SA and Helen is also...

Features, Lifestyle, Trends / 23.01.2019

Hermès have just released their new Cape Cod time piece, and although this particular style has been around for a number of years, with some additions and adaptions over time, the new look tosses its own aesthetic codes overboard by reinterpreting the anchor-chain link. The new Cape Cod is a strong new link harbouring a daring style and taking femininity on board in a subtly mischievous manner. On this large steel model, the “anchor chain” motif imagined by Robert Dumas in 1938 diverts watchmaking traditions by charting a course...

Features, Food & Drink / 21.01.2019

One of the best kept secrets in Joburg’s whisky bar category, but we don’t mind letting the secret out, it’s only fair - has to be The Maxim Lounge (affectionately known as Maxim by the locals). Maxim is all about leather, cigars, whisky and polished surfaces and serves as the perfect spot for a pre-dinner drink, or a post evening night cap, in a luxurious surrounding. Located next door to the incredibly popular Maximillien restaurant at The Da Vinci Hotel and Suites in Legacy Corner Mall, Sandton, Maxim Lounge is...

Features, Lifestyle / 18.01.2019

The official launch of the first South African O Bag store caused quite the stir this past November, as these much-coveted designer handbags are being sported by international (and a few local) celebs and are the customisable handbag that every woman should have at least one of, in her collection. O Bag is an Italian handbag and shoulder bag collection that allows its owners to ‘create their own bag’ if you will. The bags are simple, yet beautiful and stylish, as well as being practical. Select your bag shape, your...

Features, Food & Drink / 04.01.2019

We love discovering new spots and J. Rabbit’s has just opened its doors where the old Griffin used to be located. In case you were wondering it is named after that famed cartoon character, Jessica Rabbit and the vibe and décor lend itself perfectly to that notion, too. Following the speakeasies of yesteryear, access to the bar is through the laundromat in the front of the building before arriving in the plush Mexican styled bar at the back. Offering one of the biggest selections of tequila we have ever seen,...

Features, People of Joburg / 03.01.2019

We caught up with Vanes-Mari du Toit, South African pro netball player who currently plays in the positions of Goal Keeper and Goal attack on our national squad - and she is taaaalll! Vanes-Mari recently competed on Dancing with The Stars SA, and along with her pro dance partner Johannes Radebe made it to the semi-finals. Considering that Vanes-Mari is more comfortable in tekkies - she pulled out all the stops to get so far in the competition, and of course we had to find out more. She also...