Author Archives: Carly Ritz

Dining Out

V-day taboo topics to keep you in the clear

Feb 14, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

We’re pretty sure you’ve been told at some stage in your life to avoid topics like politics, sex and religion when it comes to the family dinner table. Generally, pretty good advice to heed. But are you prepared for your first Valentine’s Day dinner with […]

Night life

How to slay your night, nerd!

Jan 17, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

After the festive season, some people like to tone down their nightlife for something a little tamer and more economical. Think Netflix and chill! Others, like some of our HJ readers, are planning to spice things up by venturing further than their local pub or drinking something other than […]

Lifestyle

How not to kick 2019 off on the wrong foot

Jan 9, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

We see it and hear it year after year. New Year, new me blah blah. It’s a lovely sentiment, and for those who get it right, well done! But why set yourself up to fail so early in the year? Here are some resolutions that […]

Arts and Culture

Start the new year with creative flair!

Jan 8, 2019, Author: Carly Ritz

This is not a new year’s resolution by any means. Hell No! If you want to know what we think about those turn to page 10. Rather this is an appeal to start 2019 with some creative flair, a dash of inspiration and some fun. […]

Night life

Thou shalt not order … top three deadly bar sins  

Dec 10, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

We go out and drink a lot in order to write articles on what you should order when you go out. And for that, you’re welcome! But this month we have the inside scoop from the other side of the bar counter. A recent chit-chat to some of our local bar friends shed […]

Night life

The snacks lineth the tummy

Nov 14, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

We like a good party as much as anyone. But we like waking up the next day feeling semi-fresh too. They say prevention is better than cure! There are many ways to avoid that all fall down scenario, one being to line the tummy with food which slows down the absorption of alcohol […]

Dining Out, Entertainment, Markets

Get to know … flourishing Fourways

Nov 8, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Fourways is the fastest growing residential and business hub in Northern Johannesburg. It received its name from the four-way stop where William Nicol Drive and Witkoppen Road meet – still one of the busiest intersections in the suburb – and set to become busier as Fourways continues to […]

Arts and Culture

The world of digital art … meet Luca Boni

Nov 6, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

There’s an authenticity in the work of an artist who is as eccentric as their creations. Luca Boni is one such artist.  The artist once told his parents he wanted to be a vet or would happily drive a yellow taxi. But it seemed that the […]

Celebrations, Entertainment

‘Tis the season to socialise and save (or at least try) 

Oct 29, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Two things matter over the holiday period no matter your religious or secular inclination; socialising. And this can potentially become a very expensive exercise. So, here’s some ideas on how to navigate those social nuances over the festive season without kicking off the New Year in debt counselling.   SPREAD THE LOVE  A real festive champion spreads out the […]

Entertainment

Say goodbye to those awkward office end-of-year parties!

Oct 16, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Yes, there is usually free food and booze (except for the penny-pinching companies where there isn’t) but seeing as though you work with the same group of people day in and day out, do you really want to have massages together or spend the day bonding […]