Author Archives: Candice May

Beauty, Featured, People of Joburg

Quarantine beauty 101: Expert tips for at-home self-care with Tori from Kiss, Blush & Tell

May 4, 2020, Author: Candice May

While skincare and makeup blogs launch all the time, we continue to go back to Kiss, Blush & Tell over and over again. Joburg-based qualified esthetician Victoria Duckitt – better known as Tori by her incredibly loyal readers and followers – has been a pillar […]

Dining Out

A champagne brunch experience fit for royalty at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff

Apr 29, 2020, Author: Candice May

The City of Gold’s not short of hotel buffets that rely heavily on same–old standards and throwback dessert-trolley staples, but Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff’s Champagne Brunch offering – which happens every Saturday between 13h00 and 15h00 – happily sidesteps the clichés in favour of a high-class free-flow brunch […]


Mark your milestone – make sure this one is the most memorable yet

Apr 29, 2020, Author: Candice May

The struggle to figure out what to do for one’s birthday is enough to send even the savviest of Joburgers into an existential tailspin. It’s your birthday and you can cry if you want to, but we’d recommend organising a stellar celebration instead! Don’t settle for a quiet dinner with friends […]


Goldcoast Tan – the Rolls Royce in luxury spray tanning

Apr 28, 2020, Author: Candice May

If your complexion veers closer to ‘silver minnow’ than ‘golden halo’ and you wish to sport a tanned look, the tanning connoisseurs at Goldcoast Tan have just the glam-filled thing you need! Owner Victoria De Lima has an obsessive appetite for delivering a strategically applied spray tan that gives the skin a subtle coat of colour and, […]

Dining Out, Featured

Jintara Restaurant: Full steam ahead!

Apr 27, 2020, Author: Candice May

Joburg’s Thai restaurant scene is phenomenally underrated. Jintara Restaurant, previously known as Erawan in Riverside Shopping Centre, will keep you coming back for more self-inflicted pain. It may not be scientifically proven, but spicy food is addictive – especially here. From pad Thai to die for to […]

Entertainment, Featured

Experience the best of the City of Gold without leaving home

Apr 27, 2020, Author: Candice May

The government has made it clear that restaurants, bars, cafés and all the rest are very much off limits for the moment. But just because you’re spending time indoors doesn’t mean you can’t immerse yourself in the best food, drink and culture that Joburg has to offer. […]

Beauty, Featured

Blush Hair Bar: From bold bouffants to sleek ‘dos

Apr 22, 2020, Author: Candice May

There’s no shortage of blow-dry bars in the City of Gold, but that doesn’t mean you should entrust your mane to the first stylist with a spare chair. We’re big fans of this style-only spot in the NHC Healthcare Centre in Bryanston, where fabulous co-owner Marcia […]


Easy steps for at-home gel polish removal, damage-free!

Apr 20, 2020, Author: Candice May

With self-isolation in full effect, the urge to pick, rip or bite off your gel polish is strong – and weirdly satisfying. But we beg you to resist it, because doing this can also take off layers of your nail bed with it, which leaves your nails susceptible […]


Celebrity hairstylist David Gillson’s tips for upping your hair care routine in self-isolation

Apr 15, 2020, Author: Candice May

Your manicure has practically picked itself off. Your skin is crying out for its monthly facial. And as for your roots? Well, let’s just saying they’re growing faster than your indoor plants. Welcome to self-isolation, baby! While you’re practising self-isolation, especially from your hairstylist, it also […]

Featured, Food, Shopping

12 places to shop for groceries while supporting local in Joburg

Apr 9, 2020, Author: Candice May

There’s a reason Joburgers just go out to dinner instead of hitting up a grocery store. Us city slickers don’t have the time to deal with crowded supermarkets and long lines – or to weigh up five different kinds of hummus before inevitably choosing the […]