Do Bigger Things – Joburg’s Turkish Delight

Do Bigger Things – Joburg’s Turkish Delight

The other day, we drove past the beautiful Turkish Mosque in Midrand and it looked so pretty on the outside, we decided to take a chance and see if could go inside. What we discovered was even more magnificent than we could have ever imagined! It was like we had stepped into a whole new world!

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Mustangs & Milkshakes

Mustangs & Milkshakes

When was the last time you jumped in your car and drove? No plans, no map and no idea where you’re headed? Those “let’s see where the open road takes us” opportunities are rare, but when they happen, that’s when you find the best best kept secrets! I spent last week, just like that. Driving around in the new Ford Mustang, with no set plan and just seeing where the road leads. One of those roads (and there were many), led me to the coolest retro styled Roadhouse, where I found the best milkshakes in Jozi.

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A Little French Flair at PAUL

A Little French Flair at PAUL

If you yearn for a little French flair; the taste of perfectly crisp croissants, marvellous macaroons or mouth watering eclairs, you’ll be happy to know that a trip to France is not the only way to get your fix! 

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Jacarandas in Cullinan

Jacarandas in Cullinan

Going to see the Jacarandas in full bloom in Cullinan has been something I’ve wanted to do for ages. Last year, we attempted to go and see them, but I think we might have been a bit too late as they had already finished blooming in November. This year though, I wasn’t about to let them get away from me.

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3 Burger Joints to Try This Weekend

3 Burger Joints to Try This Weekend

If you don’t have anything planned this weekend, then check out my three favourite burger joints to give you something yummy and fun to do….  Rocomammas – Rivonia Go there for hip vibes, craft beer and a “not so normal burger” Rocomamas have the BEST BURGERS in town! Even more than that, the option to customise your burger (exactly how you want it), and the hip and vibey staff make this a great place to hang while you fill up on good food. The menu concept is pretty cool! You get a form with a whole bunch of options on it, and you basically check the box to customise your creation to your heart’s content! So let’s say you start with a 150g Smashed Beef Burger, then you want to add Blue Cheese Dressing, Pickles, Caramalized Red Onions and lets say Bacon, just check all the options, choose whether you want fries or not and then give it to your waiter. This customization allows you to go a little crazy (if you’re into that), but they also have the option to choose their standard burgers like the Classic Cheese, Old Skool, Bacon Cheese & Guac or the Rock Star. I thought I was…

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To Do This Weekend… Mexican Food

To Do This Weekend… Mexican Food

On the weekend, the hubs and I headed out to explore Jozi, and more specifically, Jozi’s hottest Mexican restaurant, Perron. Based in Illovo, this Mexican gem is a hot spot for fabulous food and a must visit if you’re in the area. Bright and colourful, it’s feisty and funky and once you’ve experienced their Churros (aka Mexican doughnuts) you’ll save the location to your Waze account, and keep going back for more. The style of dining at Perron is just up my alley. You can either order a “meal” or snack on a bunch of tasty (not-so) little tappas (alone or with your entourage). So if you’re unsure about what to order, these offer a great way for you to get the whole Mexican experience in bite sized options. Their cocktail menu is also pretty interesting, with a different offering to the traditional fun drinks. Border Crossing, Chico, Negroni, Lime Mojito and Smoked Mexican Old Fashioned are some of the choices, but I went for the Delicias de Fruta. A raspberry vodka cocktail with orange liqueur, melon liqueur, pineapple juice and cranberry juice. It was perfect for a hot summer’s day in the city! For our meals, hubby went for a “real meal” – Sizzling Steak which…

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A Day at the BMW Polo & My Outfit

A Day at the BMW Polo & My Outfit

Hello everyone! I hope you all had a good weekend? I spent my Sunday in style, at the BMW Polo at the Waterfall Estate in Jozi. It was such a perfect day to be outdoors. Summer is definitely here! I didn’t realize how exciting a Polo match could be. We were treated to great game of magnificent Polo where SA beat USA in a really exciting match that had everyone (myself included) screaming and cheering on the sidelines. Since it was a BMW event, I thought I’d dress the part with a blue and white dress! Thankfully Accessorize helped me “accessorize my look” with a gorgeous, much needed wide brim hat and a totes cute sailor style bag. I snapped some outfit pics and a couple of action shots from yesterday’s fun. Hope you enjoy…  

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Park Acoustics with GAP

Park Acoustics with GAP

The thing I love about Jozi, is there’s always something to do! About two weeks ago, the hubz and I headed to Park Acoustics courtesy of GAP. It’s such a fun vibey event, and definitely a fabulous way to spend your Sunday! Park Acoustics happens every last Sunday of every month at the Voortrekker Monument in Pretoria. August’s event took place inside the Fort, and it was a really great way to watch some cool local acts including; Boo!, New Academics, Momentss & Manny Walters and Pretoria locals George Town. It was great fun, but we were kinda silly and didn’t come prepared for the sun, so sadly didn’t get to see all the bands. But seriously, 27 degrees in Jozi in September! I didn’t expect that! I packed my trusty “on-the-go” picnic basket (Salticrax, Smoked Oysters and Tabasco Sauce) and we watched the show from what seemed to be the “kings seats”, on the edge of the fort walls, looking down at the acts 🙂 Next month it’s going to be even better, and I will at least take sunscreen and a hat! I can’t wait for the 28th! I’ve added the flyer to the end of the post, but stick around because I’ll be hosting a…

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Exploring Downtown Jozi – The Neighbourgoods Market + Outfit Post

Exploring Downtown Jozi – The Neighbourgoods Market + Outfit Post

I’ve really missed Jozi! I forgot how much culture and vibe this beautiful city has. I guess it takes moving to another city for ten years to realise what you really have “back home”! A little while ago, we visited the Neighbourgoods Market in downtown Johanneburg. If you haven’t been or heard of it before, it’s a saturday-only market in the heart of Braamfontein. The vibe there is really cool, a little hipster and a really great place to hang out, have a drink or feed yer’ face with delicious treats. You absolutely HAVE to try the Paella. It’s beyond anything you’ve ever tasted – and you can witness the whole cooking process in giant (and I mean giant, look how small the people look in comparison) paella pans. You might want to grab a quick treat like maybe a Miya’s Sushi Cupcake beforehand, as the Paella que is seriously long. The longer you wait, the hungrier you get! The lower level is where you “pick” your food. Upstairs, on the rooftop, there is an open air spaced area for you to munch it down, or have a drink in the bar. The drinks selection is quite interesting, whether you feel like a Melon Mojito served in Consol jars or, warm red wine…

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