Author Archives: Candice May

Drinks

Ring in the new year with these perfect wines

Jan 6, 2020, Author: Candice May

Whatever your preferred outdoor activity this January, a great bottle of wine can brighten any occasion. So, to celebrate the possibilities of 2020, we’ve rounded up our best buys for barbecues, picnics and long, lazy lunches. Cheers!  READ MORE ON DRINKS HERE. A sumptuous sip of […]

Beauty

Editor’s pick: I got hair extensions – here’s what I learned

Dec 11, 2019, Author: Candice May

Up until a year ago, I didn’t consider my hair all that much. If you’d pressed me to describe it, I would’ve probably said that it’s normal; kind of on the dry and thin side from getting my blonde touched up every six weeks, but […]

Dining Out, Featured

Basalt: Bring a hot date to the hottest new restaurant in town

Dec 11, 2019, Author: Candice May

Brassy, energetic and classily cosmopolitan, the new addition to The Peech Hotel mixes Gallic joie de vivre with snappy Jozi-style customer service in a glammed-up setting. Melrose meets Montmartre on a dinner menu that’s just the ticket for that special date – the red wine poached figs are guaranteed […]

Shopping

Colour yourself fabulous at Colourbox!

Dec 10, 2019, Author: Candice May

If local sun, sea and sand – or even your next tropical vacation – can’t get your mind off swimsuits, then get acquainted with the new Colourbox fashion and lifestyle boutique in Morningside Shopping Centre. From figure-flaunting bikinis and one-piece swimsuits to flowy kimonos, they’ve got […]

Dining Out, Featured

Aurum Restaurant – a gold standard for luxurious dining

Dec 10, 2019, Author: Candice May

The room is among the city’s most grand, chef Darren O’Donovan mans the kitchen and the service is famously mannered. But esteemed chef and culinary consultant Paulo Santo’s heady, epic ‘Light’ and ‘Dark’ menus are the true heart of Aurum Restaurant, the newest addition to Joburg’s dining scene set […]

Travel

Why you need to book a weekend away at Thanda Safari

Dec 9, 2019, Author: Candice May

Romance abounds at Thanda Safari, a secluded game reserve in KwaZulu-Natal with luxury hideaway tented camps. Encircled by luscious wilderness, the exquisitely scenic reserve blurs the lines between a fantasy getaway and an African adventure. Whether it’s your first or fifth safari, this destination needs to be next on […]

Beauty, Featured

Editor’s pick: The best skin and hair care products of 2019

Dec 3, 2019, Author: Candice May

Have you ever wondered what a year in beauty looks like here at Hello Joburg HQ? From pioneering new skincare to industry-shaking hair innovations, our in-tray has been overflowing with exciting new launches in 2019. Of the many beauty launches this year, these are the […]

Featured, Leisure Activities

Revel in the magic – see the city at its most sparkly

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Around November, the City of Gold transforms into a magical wonderland with all the Christmas lights. Joburg displays range from over-the-top à la inflatable Santas and reindeer to simpler (but just as festive) versions. Get ready to ‘ooh’ and ‘ahh’ at these landmarks that create the most picturesque holiday light […]

Beauty

Be Bright collagen powder: For a Botox-free boost

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

Worried about ageing? Enter collagen, the mortar that holds together skin cells. I’ve long been curious about the hydrolysed form of this supplement that, when taken orally, your body can easily and rapidly absorb. Thanks to the hydrolysing process, the amino acid chains that make up collagen are broken […]

Drinks, Our Top 5

Our top 5 wines to try this festive season

Dec 2, 2019, Author: Candice May

We don’t know your story, but one of the things we lust after during the festive season is the wine. There’s always a myriad of delightful choices to sip with your magical family – these are our top 5 selected for their unique story, amazing taste, […]