Author Archives: Candice May

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The new darling of design: Gen Z yellow

June 7, 2019, Author: Candice May

It’s time to bid a fond farewell to the subdued tones of millennial pink and celebrate the latest shade beloved by the trendy tribe. Bold, exciting, surprisingly versatile and – dare we say – cooler than its predecessor, Gen Z yellow is easy to incorporate […]

Entertainment

‘No, I’m from Cape Town’ – 15 ways to spot a Capetonian in Joburg

June 6, 2019, Author: Candice May

Cape Town and Johannesburg – the cultural epicentres of South Africa’s opposing ends – are nothing alike. In Cape Town, residents deal with short-distance road rage, but Joburg natives face long-distance traffic. Cape Town inhabitants live amongst international model execs, while Joburgers share space with vermin of mixed species. And Cape Town’s daily […]

People of Joburg

The rise of super-vlogger Mihlali N: first stop YouTube, now the world!

June 6, 2019, Author: Candice May

Influencers have totally shaken up the social media landscape in recent years, but Mihlali Ndamase was dominating YouTube, Instagram and Twitter before glitter-flecked skin and smoky peach eyes were even a thing. The beauty and fashion social media star is an Instagram OG who’s made the impressive leap from bedroom beauty tutorials to a self-made millionaire at […]

Dining Out

Social Parkwood: good fun … yet slightly disreputable

June 5, 2019, Author: Candice May

Spain’s tradition of kicking back with a glass of wine and small plates of tapas has become a welcome culinary fixture here in Joburg thanks to the city’s bustling, hurried lifestyle. Social Parkwood, the new spot on Park Corner, dishes out rustic morsels like braai […]

Dining Out, People of Joburg

Chef of the Month: Beatrix Thornhill

June 4, 2019, Author: Candice May

Tapas: small in size, but – when done well – enormous on flavour. And Joburg’s hooked on the stuff – just ask chef Beatrix Thornhill. Spanish-style eating has never been more popular in the City of Gold, with sharing plates of kataifi-wrapped halloumi, herbed tempura artichoke hearts […]

Dining Out

Channel Parisian flair at Melville’s new maison

June 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

Many assume that the best fine dining restaurants in Joburg are of the stuffy French sort – that can’t be further from the truth. While there are plenty of Gallic classics, there are also down-to-earth high-class spots to celebrate a special occasion or for a […]

Drinks

An unusual Viognier food and wine pairing for winter

June 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

You’re probably wondering why on earth we’d recommend a classically flowery white wine in winter. READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. While Fairview Viognier (pronounced ‘vee-own-yay’) is known for its honey and stone fruit flavours and typical spring blossom floral aromas, it’s also surprisingly versatile. And, let’s be honest: by […]

Beauty

Our top 5 skincare products for winter’s deep-freeze days

May 28, 2019, Author: Candice May

It’s official, Hello Joburgers! Jack Frost has arrived in much of Jozi and he’s brought with him the type of cold that saps moisture from otherwise well-tended skin. This year we’re taking a stand against the cold weather and laughing in the face of the wind and […]

Beauty

Good tan, good mood, good day at Glow Couture Fourways

May 24, 2019, Author: Candice May

Whether it’s the dead of winter (eek!) or I’m avoiding UV rays in December, I prefer to avoid sunbeds and use fake tan to look like a bronze beauty any time of year. I’ve tried just about every product on the market that promises to […]