FNB Jhb Art Fair 2017 had everything for everyone

  Performance art, new and established artists, endless walkabouts in the immense space of the Sandton Convention Centre, interspersed with visits to the food and bar sections. Not a bad way to spend one’s Saturday afternoon. It was my very first and I thoroughly enjoyed it. It did not quite have the same intimacy of…

Books: The Lover by Marguerite Duras

Title: The Lover Author: Marguerite Duras Genre: Memoir Published: First published in 1986 I am reading Modern Classics this month. As if my reading ambitions were already not lofty enough, along with #reading SA, #reading Africa, now there is this goal. This was more of an assigned reading on a writing class I am taking.…

Bolton Road Collection @ Park Corner, Rosebank

Food discoveries that end well warm my heart. After last week’s adventure to this part of town and its burgeoning eateries, we tried Bolton Road Collection. We went without reservations, and just managed to get seating at the bar tables overlooking Bolton Road, which actually ended up being the perfect place to have a late…

First Thursdays & Pizza night @ The Coalition, Rosebank

Last Thursday night started off what is definitely going to be a regular attendance for me: Joburg’s First Thursdays. Loved the atmosphere around Keyes Art Mile, where police had cordoned off the road and it had been turned into a pedestrian-cum-foodstall-cum-bar area. There were food trucks and a bar serving up drinks to the artsy…

Circa Art Gallery, Rosebank

It was my very first time at the Circa Gallery, even though I have walked past it on numerous occasions on my way to where the food is . It’s a an unexpectedly beautiful building with curved walls which lead to the galleries and the lounge area on the top floor. From the top it has amazing…

The Cosmopolitan Bar, Maboneng

The Cube Tasting Kitchen has a new home in Maboneng, at the Cosmopolitan Building. But even more interesting is The Cosmopolitan Bar by The Cube. Housed in a heritage building that dates back to the 1800s, The Cosmopolitan Bar is a more casual version of The Cube. The food is still sublime, but instead of The…

Brunch at Toro Toro, Dubai

Friday brunch, as we learnt,  is as sacred as Sunday lunch in Christian countries. So much that  restaurant websites stipulate that bookings are mandatory for Friday brunch. I suppose you could always wing it, at your own peril though. We went with playing it safe and made reservations. Toro Toro is a Latin-American restaurant that…