Winter is here alright – you can feel it early in the morning and after the sun sets. That’s no reason to hibernate, because Hello Joburg has found fantastic things to do on a winter’s day!
The 411 on #coffeeinacone
Can’t make the expo? Just get a coffee in a cone – aka the most instagrammable coffee around! You can have a Cappuccino or an Espresso in a chocolate coated ice-cream cone. The cone is coated in a special chocolate compound made from various types of cacao, to make it leak-proof. You have around ten minutes to chug it before all the chocolate melts. Challenge accepted!
Linger a little longer…
WHAT: In the mood for good wine, delicious food, a perfect setting and a blazing fire? This is definitely a winter romance recipe.
WHERE: Look no further than lunch or dinner at Casalinga Ristorante Italiano. It’s a little drive, just past the Cradle and Lanseria, but well worth it. The menu changes to suit the season, but every dish is made with fresh ingredients from the garden, and has a classic Italian twist.
HERE’S THE DISH: Casalinga is owned and run by Jenny and Peter De Luca, whose blood, sweat and tears went into creating this rustic little piece of heaven. Just off Beyers Naudé Drive in Muldersdrift, the venue is ideal for romantic dinners and even larger celebrations like weddings – it’s got an on-site chapel!
Walk the Talk
WHAT: There’s nothing like exercise for the whole family to keep spirits high. Grab the kids, the pups, friends and neighbours and participate in the annual Walk the Talk on 23 July.
WHERE: Starting at Marks Park Sports Club, the routes vary depending on the distance. Here’s alekker opportunity to be a tourist in your own city, with thousands of other people. Landmarks on the 15km include the Nelson Mandela Bridge and Constitution Hill.
Avoid the traffic – Park and Ride to the Walk the Talk!
The cost of the bus ride is R95 per person – return. University of Johannesburg ticket is R75 per person – return.
There are eight Park and Ride zones: Sandton, Heathway Centre in Blackheath, Melrose Arch, Nasrec, Eastgate Shopping Centre, Montecasino and Clearwater Shopping Centre.
Carly has a decade of wild, weird and wonderful experience in the media industry. After graduating from Rhodes University with an honours degree in journalism and politics, she tried to change the world as a journalist. She helped launch the country’s first integrated newsroom at Times Media (then called Avusa). After getting bored of politics and news, she joined forces with a brand activations and event company before joining a global PR agency – WE Worldwide as a Senior Account manager. This is her dream job but she still loves to be fancy with words and interview cool people so she writes for Hello Joburg.