One of the downsides of living in South Africa (as apposed to Europe) is that we can’t jump in our Fiat 500 or take short plane ride to have breakfast in Italy.
But, we can still get a taste of the Italiano FelicitÃ and Mama Mia of authentic Italian style dining right here in South Africa.
Of course I’m talking aboutÂ Old Town Italy. With branches at Menlyn Maine and Umhlanga, this my friends is as close to Italy as we can get without leaving South African soil – and if you haven’t been, you’re missing out!View Post
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 theirÂ ChurrosÂ (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 theÂ Delicias de Fruta.Â A raspberry vodka cocktail with orange liqueur, melonÂ 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” -Â Sizzling SteakÂ which…View Post
I’m not a huge Pizza fan, but this weekend I was converted when the hubz and I headed out to Braamfontien (again – man I love that place) and discovered the best pizza in town! 86 Public is a seriously cool pizza joint in the heart of Jozi! With a pizza selection and cocktails worthy of praise, it’s the perfect place to enjoy a Saturday in the city! And, they even have a live DJ adding to their cool and hip vibe. With such striking surroundings, and a happy belly, who could resist doing a little OOTD… I picked up this cute graphic tee at Edgars the other day, and I had to have it! I mean, who doesn’t believe in the Selfie? And since we were planning on walking the streets of Jozi, I thought I’d break out my new panama hat. If you ever find yourself in Jozi, make sure you stop past 86 Public for a pizza and cocktails! I highly recommend the Bacon, Fig, Leek and Feta Pizza (doesn’t that sound amazing?) and their Chocolate, Marscapone, Pineapple, Pear, Banana and Strawberry Pizza, was deee-lish! Pizza and Chocolate – who would have thought?! Oh, and their Gin…View Post
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.Â August’s event took place inside theÂ 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 weÂ 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” picnicÂ basket (Salticrax, Smoked Oysters and Tabasco Sauce) and we watched the show fromÂ 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, andÂ I will at least take sunscreen and a hat! I can’t waitÂ for the 28th! I’ve added the flyer to the end of the post, but stick around becauseÂ I’ll be hosting a…View Post