Author Archives: Carly Ritz

Conferencing

Shotgun (not) planning the Year-end Function – Tips and tricks for a job nobody really wants

Nov 18, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

The truth is, it is a lot of pressure being the person who has been tasked with planning and budgeting for the annual company year-end or festive season function. There can be high hopes and expectations. People work hard all year and feel like they deserve to be treated and spoiled just ahead […]

Featured, Leisure Activities

Let’s paint Jozi rainbow colours – a snapshot of this month’s must-do activities

Oct 9, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Living and expressing our gender, sexuality and identity is something to celebrate every day. But with October being Pride Month, now is a great time to revel in the freedom to be whoever we want to be … together!  READ MORE ON ENTERTAINMENT HERE. Pride of Africa Lifestyle Conference  The Pride of Africa Lifestyle […]

Arts and Culture, Featured

Lights, camera … gender? Who cares! A standing ovation for character fluidity in the arts

Oct 4, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

The performing  arts has been challenging gender boundaries for decades.  From men playing women in ancient Greece to Nancy Cartwright playing the voice of Bart Simpson, the changeability of gender roles in the arts is something to be celebrated. These are some of our favourite performances.   READ […]

Arts and Culture, Featured

Meet Nigerian artist Ayobola Kekere-Ekun

Sep 10, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Ayobola Kekere-Ekun was one of few artists at this year’s RMB Turbine Art Fair whose work made us hungry for more – and that’s not because doughnuts and ice creams were the focal point of her series of work that was on display.  READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE. Amid a sea of […]

Drinks, Food & Drink

Extra special ‘lady’ friends to drink with

Aug 20, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

We drink wine all year round. But given that we’re celebrating women this month, we selected three extra special “lady” friends to drink with… READ MORE ON FOOD & DRINK HERE.   First, a drink with Sophie   The lady you can count on   Ah, the Iona Sophie te’Blanche Sauvignon Blanc […]

Home and Decor

Our guide to moving in together – almost seamlessly

Aug 16, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

You like your gun metal couch with the pop of colour from your grandmother’s green scatter pillows. You admit that you’re emotionally attached to the framed photographs of every dog you’ve ever owned that line the passage of the wall. But now that your other half is […]

Entertainment

Unladylike and loving it: all the things we do that drive him mad

Aug 15, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Most of us like to be liked. It’s totally human. If you’re winning at the like/share/comment game, then keep going! But it’s also exhausting having to dot the i’s and cross the t’s all time to keep your dude happy. This month, we’re owning some of our […]

Arts and Culture

Amy Jephta – telling untold women’s stories

Aug 15, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Historically underrepresented in the arts, women bring a nuance and sensitivity to the stage and screen that’s able to regale audiences in ways that men simply cannot. We caught up with award-winning South African playwright Amy Jephta, as she prepares for the Royal Court Theatre commission for the Edinburgh International Festival later this month.  READ MORE ON ENTERTAINMENT HERE. Just […]

Arts and Culture

Top 3 theatre shows: Stomping magical things on stage this month

Aug 12, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

STOMP at The Teatro  International Smash Hit STOMP comes back to make some noise for South African audiences this month. And this one is bound to warm you up. A unique combination of percussion, dance and physical comedy, seen by over 12 million people worldwide, STOMP ignites a warmth smack […]

Home and Decor

Wrecking ball renovations

Jul 17, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Add another bathroom they said. It will increase the value of your property they said. A change is as good as a holiday blah-blah-blah, but what they don’t tell you is to vet the builders, never the full amount upfront and meticulously check the workmanship. […]