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What to do if you're in Jozi - Check out Open Air Cinema

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If you're free this phuza Thursday, or work in the Braamfontein area, check out Open Air Cinema hosted by The Bioscope Independent cinema Johannesburg.  Here's what you need to know:  Film: FUTURE SOUND OF MZANSI Venue: BULLION Address: 11th floor, Liberty Building, 17 Wolmarans Street, Braamfontein.  Tickets: R110 (includes a Jamesons welcome drink, and free popcorn all night) Time: Doors open 6:30pm, film screens 8pm. PARKING: Secure parking will be available on the night. This will be an extra R20 that will be paid directly to the parking garage. The films will be screened at various rooftops and spaces across Johannesburg. This is the third screening in the series, and the film is titled “Future Sound of Mzansi”. Some of the “cast” and crew will also be there in action. Look out as other screenings are scheduled to take place in Durban and Cape Town later this year.
“Future Sound of Mzansi” is a local documentary film by ‘SA’s music futurist’ Spoek Mathambo and award winn…

Fashion Friday Must Have!

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Fashion, Food and Shopping. . . Does it get any better than this? Designer label Chanel combined 3 of a ladies most favorite things in their Fall 2014/2015 collection at Paris Fashion Week earlier this year. I cannot believe it took me this long to lay my eyes on their beautiful collection.

The run way became the supermarket as models strutted down the ramp with shopping baskets.



Some of my favorites from the collection include the Milk carton bag (I MUST have this)





Grocery accessories

Chanel Candy Clutch Bag




Keen to know your thought on this ?

Have a fabulous weekend pretties!

xx

Beefcakes Boet!

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Before reading this please note that the content of this post is rated R18 and is not suitable for younger readers (No lol, not really, just kidding.. well kinda).

"Best buns in town and the Burgers aren't bad either". It took me just over a year to psych myself up and finally visit Beefcakes in Illovo.. and Boy oh Boy was it worth it!!

I went with a friend of mine, who is super fun and was also keen on visiting. We definitely had a great evening. Truth be told, even up until we got there, I had no idea what to expect... slightly nervous, a bit excited and part anxious.




So here's the deal and this is what you need to know.

What is Beefckes? Well, Beefcakes is a Burger and milkshakes restaurant, coupled with an amazing bar and drink as well as host to comedy and drag shows. (Now you can see why I had to psych myself up to go). Anyway, I think the words I'm looking for is basically like a Hooters, but for ladies and gay dudes. Gentlemen... DO NOT BE DETERRED TO GO TO B…

The Pudding Shop

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Nestled away on 7th avenue in Parktown North / Parkhurst is The Pudding Shop. But don't be fooled by the name, as it is NOT a dessert / patisserie store.



The Pudding Shop is on the same property as the La Cucina Di Ciro restaurant. The vibe at the Pudding Shop is very oriental to say the least. It's quite a hippie zen like joint. Picture tranquil / indian music playing in the background with "please switch your phone to silent" signs in the restaurant. It's also very eco-friendly with natural lighting and lots of plants and green creepers on the walls.



The ambiance is perfect for a chilled Sunday afternoon brunch/lunch. The menu is also quite small with mostly vegan/vegetarian dishes and 2-3 dessert items.


















I opted for the Indian tasting plate which consisted of samoosas served with a sweet ans sour coconut and chili sauce, chili bites served with a lime, coriander and red onion compote and bhaji squares od cous cous, sweetcorn, spinach and chili. The avo and re…

The Tea Merchant launches in Melrose arch

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Sugar and spice and all things nice! The launch of The Tea Merchant in Melrose arch and it's official opening took place on the 5th December. 

Being a tea lover, I absolutely had to make a visit there. I have never really been a coffee person but I think growing up in an Indian household, tea was always on the menu for breakfast and after supper so I grew up having masala tea (chai tea) and we later switched to Rooibos. 

The moment we entered The Tea merchant, our noses were greeted by a variety of pleasant aromatic scents. I automatically felt relaxed and calm as I took my first sip of one of the many tea's on sample. There are a variety of fruitty, black, rooibos and green tea's available. Each with it's very own unique flavour, scent and taste. 

The shop is cute, invitingly warm and cosy and the owners are suuper friendly and helpful. You can purchase the various tea's in the form of tea cones, loose tea (by weight) or in tins or tea bags. There are also various li…

Master Chef Disaster

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To be totally honest I have never watched SA Master Chef or ever really been a fan or taken a liking to the show. But I do absolutely LOVE Indian cuisine so when I was at Monte Casino passing by Aarya - Master chef SA Deena's restaurant I thought I would pop by and try it out. I remember a while back when he won Master chef all the hype about it and now that there has been another Master chef SA I found it quite fitting to be at the restaurant after all the hype and media around it had died down. 



It's quite a small little restaurant situated in the piazza section of Monte so we had to wait a little while before being seated as it was full. We browsed through the rather teeny tiny menu which I was quite surprised (It was literally an A4 sized menu). Despite the range of choice being small from the menu we decided to still try a few dishes off the menu. (Being vegetarian limited the already small menu for me to select form).

In any case, we opted for the paneer which was rather d…

You, Me Sushi :)

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I have never been a fan of Sushi.. Maybe it's because I'm vegetarian, although I have given it a bash a few times.. All sadly disappointing my taste buds. However, the same day we ventured to Bubble Tea, we also had home-made sushi :) .. and boy oh boy was it YUM-O!!!




I think the thing is that veg sushi always put me off because of the sea weed paper. After my very talented brother, sister in-law and sister crafted some nifty California rolls and Spinach and cream cheese Dim Sum, I grew rather fond of Sushi.

My sister has been ranting and raving about the sushi at YuMe in Parkhurst, so I visited YuMe to see what all the fuss was about. I must admit, for me, who never really took a liking to sushi, YuMe did well. The California rolls were delish! And the spinach dumplings were great (a bit on the chewy side but still divine).


The plates moving along the sushi-go round (sushi conveyor belt) are colour coded according to price and up on the wall so you know how much each plate costs…