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Disney makes its first visit to SA to promote ‘Descendants 2’

It was a night of fanfare and Disney magic as hundreds of exuberant children and their parents filled Montecasino’s Il Grande Cinema earlier this week for the première of the Disney original movie Descendants 2, earlier this week. The scene was set as any glamorous movie premier would have it – with a red carpet, flashing… Continue reading Disney makes its first visit to SA to promote ‘Descendants 2’

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Comfort Food · Restaurant cuisine · Wine & Dine

It’s a Foodie’s World: My night in secret Napoli

There’s a restaurateur about the city who calls himself The Secret Jozi Chef, and after spending a delightful evening with him and 19 other guests, I believe he should be a secret no more. Paul Maciel recently opened The Cookery beneath his Italian restaurant Pronto, which is located at The Colony on Jan Smuts Avenue.… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: My night in secret Napoli

Restaurant cuisine · Wine & Dine

It’s a Foodie’s World: Kitchen Party

Young professionals generally don’t start their careers high up on the corporate ladder. During a recent conversation with an intern friend of mine, I realised that an entry-level salary can really constrain one’s eating habits, but it can also force the true foodie to save for those winning dinners. I recently came across a food… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Kitchen Party

Comfort Food · Wine & Dine

It’s a Foodie’s World: Winter winners

“Winter is coming”, is probably one of the most famous Game of Thrones phrases, which any fan would pick up in an instant. The eagerly awaited HBO series has returned to SA screens and, with it, winter has arrived. Many of my friends who are considered “young professionals”, are trading their afternoon running shoes to… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Winter winners

Restaurant cuisine · Wine & Dine

It’s a Foodie’s World: Stop and smell the bouquet

People who know me well, will be aware of that alcohol is never my beverage of choice, with the exception of a celebratory glass of champagne — that never quite gets finished. I have, however, always had a fascination with wine. Over my many “wine conversations” with friends, I have realised three things: I have… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Stop and smell the bouquet

Restaurant cuisine · Wine & Dine

It’s a Foodie’s World: Tea and tiny cakes at the Crystal Court

It’s unlike any high tea you’ll ever have. It’s in a palace, where there’s a grand staircase, a grand piano and African grandeur at its best. The Palace of the Lost City, strategically nestled deep in the Sun City resort, maintains a high level of exclusivity for its hotel guests, which day visitors can get… Continue reading It’s a Foodie’s World: Tea and tiny cakes at the Crystal Court

Comfort Food · Wine & Dine

It’s a foodie’s world: Gourmet garden

I’m a zealous food lover, and I only recently realised how drastically the concept of a farmers’ market has changed. My FOMO on this Jo’burg weekend craze got the better of me and off I went to the two-year-old Fourways Farmers Market. It’s not a collection of dusty old Isuzu vans with live chickens or… Continue reading It’s a foodie’s world: Gourmet garden