Features, Home, People of Joburg / 15.03.2019

Candice smiles from her soul – shyly, but from her soul, and this passionate, yet soft spoken chef is the brains and drive behind the highly successful Grei Restaurant – located at the prestigious Saxon Hotel in Sandhurst. Keeping in mind that the likes of Oprah Winfrey, and other such Hollywood A-Listers spend their time in our beautiful city here, you should know that everything is nothing short of show stopping, of course. From the moment you step out of the lift (beautifully scented with lemongrass to begin your herbal...

Travel / 26.02.2019

Travel bug aside - we continue to be amazed at the incredible beauty and luxury that exists around our African continent and continuing to explore it will certainly be on our travel list for the next few years. We recently visited the picturesque Sarova Whitesands in Kenya, which is located just North of Mombasa, and Sarova Hotels continue to astound us with their luxury and fine attention to detail that every hotel and resort is well known for. The Sarova Stanley hotel is one of the few five star rated...

Food & Drink / 07.02.2019

The name Forti’s is synonymous with great food, amazing wines and a general ambience that makes any visit here, be it lunch or dinner, one to remember. Surrounded by beautiful artworks and décor, on occasion well known opera singers (or even Forti himself) will burst in to song, and this out of the ordinary experience makes the occasion even more memorable. A passionate chef indeed, we caught up with Forti Mazzone to find out more… Where did you grow up, and how did you wind up in the restaurant industry? I...

Travel / 05.02.2019

Jambo! – the welcoming cry of Hello is one of the first words that you will learn upon arrival in Kenya, and you may surprise yourself by how quickly you pick up Swahili during your stay – the words Asante, Pole Pole and Sana will also be rolling off your tongue in no time. The land of many attractions is certainly an applicable phrase, from the beautiful beaches seen on Instagram, to the wildlife migrations in the Masai Mara to Big 5 Safari’s and beautiful scenery set to take...

Travel / 29.01.2019

Can you believe that the first month of the year is almost over, and Valentines is about 2 weeks away - we think 2019 is going to start flying way too soon! If you are looking for a great spoil special for that loved one during February - then you will want to check out this awesome special and start planning your romantic getaway in the magnificent Midlands of KwaZulu-Natal at Brahman Hills. Brahman Hills is a destination of choice for weddings, conferences and idyllic country escapes and offers visitors...

Events / 28.01.2019

Looking for something cool to do with the other half for Valentines Day? Then look no further, we have you sorted. #PiP (Picnics in The Park) the cool team behind several of Joburg's most fun events - included The Haunted Forest, have announced the date for their fourth annual Valentines Movies in The Park on Saturday 16th February, at Riversands Farm Village. The #PiP Series is a compilation of themed picnics, held annually, aimed at communities and families, and the team aim to deliver an experience that you won't...

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...

Travel / 15.01.2019

Johannesburg truly has exquisite hotels and beautiful places to stay, and as you know we love exploring in and around our city, and The Peech Boutique Hotel is certainly a gem that we are glad that we discovered. Located in the prestigious suburb of Melrose and close by to Sandton and Rosebank, it is ideally positioned in a suburb with boutiques, cafés and an adjacent park as well as a shopping centre easily and safely accessible. The Peech originally used to be a private family home which was built in...

People of Joburg / 10.01.2019

In the bustling heart of Sandton, lies the hidden gem that is the Maximillien restaurant. Conveniently located in the da Vinci Hotel, this hot spot is well known by locals and internationals alike for not only its creative and inspired menu, but also for its beautiful, old school New York inspired décor and views out over the hustle and bustle of the Sandton streets below. The man behind the culinary creativity and menu revolution at The Maximillien is none other than Durban born chef, Sylvester Nair – who has...