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...

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...

Food & Drink / 08.02.2019

The super popular Van der Linde Restaurant - which is fast becoming one of Jozi's favourite eateries - will be celebrating Valentine’s Day in style on 14th February, this year. The eatery which is named after Johannes Van Der Linde who founded the area of Linden, which at the time was well known for its rich soil which allowed for beautiful fruit orchards, some of which still exist today. The restaurant is made up of several components - the Bakery & Deli, the Gin & Juice Bar, the Restaurant and...

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 / 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...

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...

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...

Food & Drink / 09.01.2019

New Fitch & Leedes Spicy Ginger Beer, the intrepid mixer with a sense of adventure, is taking the enjoyment of fine spirits to the next level. The first South African ginger beer made specifically as a mixer, Fitch & Leedes Spicy Ginger Beer is a perfect fit for fine rum and whisky. This premium ginger beer brings out the sweet undertones in the spirit while allowing the pleasant spiciness of the ginger beer to shine through. Priding itself as the understudy to greatness, Fitch & Leedes understands the time and...