Author Archives: Candice May

Dining Out

The Giglio Boutique Hotel – a haute cuisine institution

Feb 17, 2020, Author: Candice May

Oh mon dieu! This French restaurant by chef Robert Baxa at the brand-new Giglio (pronounced ‘jee-leo’) Boutique Hotel in Bedfordview will make you go ‘ooh la la’. The Giglio dining experience begins before you reach the restaurant as you drive down an avenue of giant pin oak trees and the rush of the […]

Home and Decor

Keep your kitchen sparkling with Earthsap’s eco-friendly cleaning essentials

Feb 14, 2020, Author: Candice May

We’re becoming more and more environmentally conscious (rightly so), so it seems appropriate that we start thinking of ways to bring natural, organic cleaning into our favourite place in the home: The kitchen. We tried and tested some of Earthsap’s eco-friendly cleaning essentials made with naturally derived, safe, nontoxic […]

Dining Out

Top splurge-worthy seafood at Pigalle Bedfordview

Feb 14, 2020, Author: Candice May

Out-of-this-world seafood is hard to come by in Joburg, but when it’s done well, it’s probably the most delicious thing you can put in your mouth. We spread the net wide and ate absolutely everything in the City of Gold so we could find the […]

Home and Decor

Our top 5 buys to fragrance every room in the house

Feb 12, 2020, Author: Candice May

The best home scents don’t only add some warmth and heavenly aromas to your home, but also make a real difference to your mood – and even help complete the interior of a room. We’ve gathered gorgeous fragrances from candles to diffusers that add plenty of ‘oomph’ to […]

Dining Out, Featured

Qunu – For the perfect rendezvous

Feb 11, 2020, Author: Candice May

If every day is Valentine’s Day, we’re guessing you need some inspiration for your next date night. Planning to book a table for two for a hot date in the City of Gold? Qunu at The Saxon Hotel, Villas & Spa is the master of […]

Conferencing, Featured

Get a room! Private dining rooms for a get-together to remember

Feb 10, 2020, Author: Candice May

Planning a group dinner or special occasion? Then a restaurant with a private room is a necessity. Fortunately, Joburg’s restaurants with private rooms are nearly as varied as Joburg itself. With our handy roundup of the best private dining spaces, you should be able to find […]

Beauty, Featured

Wake up and make-up at Metropolitain Cosmetics

Feb 6, 2020, Author: Candice May

If you’re anything like us, you like long, romantic walks down the make-up aisle. And in that case, you’ll instantly fall in love with Metropolitain Cosmetics, where you’ll find a super-impressive range of imported make-up, skincare and fragrances. With stores in Sandton City, Hyde Park Corner […]

Dining Out, Featured

Tapas you could carry on eating forever at B Side by EEA

Feb 5, 2020, Author: Candice May

It may look unremarkable from the street, but this completely unpretentious and absolutely authentic tapas restaurant and bar from Est Est Alea – located next door to the fine dining restaurant – is one of the best in the city. They say that life without tapas is like a heart […]

Beauty

Aura Skincare & Nail Bar: Glowing skin is always in

Feb 3, 2020, Author: Candice May

If you’re looking to solve all your skin issues in one hour of skin-saving bliss, we’ve found just the place! Aura Skincare & Nail Bar, hidden away on 6th Street in Parkhurst, isn’t new – the salon has been around for six years – but its […]

Featured, People of Joburg

Lights. Camera. Action! A one-on-one with Kat Sinivasan

Feb 3, 2020, Author: Candice May

Suffice it to say that television host, actor and musician, Katleho ‘Kat’ Sinivasan who was born and raised in Soweto knows a thing or two about building a successful career. After all, he’s spent three years as the first African presenter for E!, making him one of the most recognisable personalities in TV […]