Author Archives: Carly Ritz

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. […]

Entertainment

Dinner table topics to keep things heated this winter

Jul 15, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Winter is a great time to prioritise eating together as a family if everyone’s been on their own mission for the first half of the year. It’s time for soups, stews and all the good things! But if you haven’t sat down as a gang together in a […]

Arts and Culture, Featured

Who staged it better? When film and theatre don’t always translate

Jun 24, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Rami Malek’s performance as Freddie Mercury in the 2018 biographical flick left die-hard Queen fans in tears and awakened a new love for the rock singer’s music amongst generations born long after The Live Aid concert of 1985. Now, the Bohemian Rhapsody sing-along experience is […]

Arts and Culture

Busting ballet myths one plié at a time

May 10, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Born out of the Italian Renaissance somewhere in the 15th century, ballet is a highly technical form of dance that most people associate with boring classical music and tutus. But it’s way more. Snow White – The Ballet returns to Montecasino this month and here’s […]

Drinks

Our favourite rosé wine to drink with comfort food

May 8, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Does Graça Casa De Ouro Rosé look and sound familiar? Of course it does. It’s the wine your folks drank at Ocean Basket or Parea when they dined out during the week and only let you have one fizzy drink while they klapped the bottle. […]

Dining Out, Entertainment

Don’t forget mom-in-law this Mother’s Day!

May 7, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

We thank our own moms all the time for everything they do for us, so we felt it fitting to salute the mom-in-laws (MILs) as well this month. Think how hard they’ve worked (mostly) to get your other half to the respectable and marriageable state in which you found them. So, here’s how to make your MIL your number-one fan this Mother’s Day.  […]

People of Joburg

The reality show you should be watching

May 6, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

Maybe if local politics had more of a reality TV spin, viewership would be slightly higher. Unlucky for the likes of President Cyril Ramaphosa though, he isn’t choosing a wife and winning over local audiences like Lee Thompson in the first-ever South African version of The Bachelor. But is there a chance he’s going to […]

Shopping

Bargains, buys and all things spice at the Oriental Plaza

Apr 23, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

The Oriental Plaza or the Plaza as it has been dubbed over the years is synonymous with value bargain buys, a seamless mix of Eastern and Western culture and arguably some of the country’s most sought-after samoosas. The Oriental Plaza which was built in 1974 […]