Author Archives: Carly Ritz

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 […]


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 […]

Night life

Octsober soiree … sober has never been so much fun!

Oct 10, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Joburg is packed with places for great drinks and a happening night-time vibe no doubt, but there are also some cool spots that will appeal to those friends who want to join in on the fun but might be having a sober October – or as some call it, a “Octsober”. This […]

Dining Out, Entertainment

Get to know Bryanston … where we think everyone should know their neighbours

Oct 9, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

What was once a whole lot of over-sized plots with big homes and rolling lawns, the suburb of Bryanston today sports sectional title properties making life a whole lot more affordable for first-time buyers and those looking for more of a lock-up & go structure.  Now the stage for various […]

Dining Out, People of Joburg

Chef of the month: Grant van der Riet

Oct 5, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

If Chef Grant van der Riet could cook for anyone (those who have passed through the pearly gates or those still very much earthbound), it would be Jim Carrey, Jack Nicholson and Freddie Mercury. His guilty pleasures include rock and metal music, spaghetti and craft beer and he’s […]

Arts and Culture

Matilda the Musical … a whole lot of magic and mayhem

Oct 2, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

For those of us raised on author Roald Dahl’s wild world of wonder and possibility, the multi-award-winning musical comes as a real treat this October to the Teatro stage at Montecasino. We’re not sure about you guys, but we really can’t wait!   READ MORE ON ARTS AND CULTURE HERE. Quiet and quirky […]

People of Joburg

Heard on the streets of Jozi: Jozi-isms – we love our local language!

Sep 26, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

South Africans have a language of their own. We converse about robots and okes and the kasi. So, because its heritage month and we’re all about braai’s and boerewors, HJ hooked up with some of our readers for an update on all the unique things that we South Africans say and what it all means. Some we’ve […]

Night life

Ready, steady, party … or not?

Sep 14, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

At university we called it the pre-game. Now that we’re grownups with jobs we refer to it as the quick after work drink (which is never really one drink right?). Whatever you prefer, it’s essentially the warm-up, the drink or drinks before a night out on the town that determines the tone of […]

Dining Out

Get to know … Sandton CBD AKA The Golden Mile

Sep 7, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Considered the wealthiest square mile on the continent, Sandton’s Central Business District is home to some of the country’s biggest corporate players. And the battle for the tallest, widest and shiniest office park is well underway. We just can’t help wonder who puts their hands up to wash all those windows. If you haven’t taken […]

Arts and Culture

Catching silky feels with Billie Zangewa

Sep 3, 2018, Author: Carly Ritz

Malawian born artist, Billie Zangewa’s love affair with art started with a coloured pencil drawing of Princess Diana. And just like the people’s princess, Zangewa too is on a journey to make people feel through her work.  “I want people to feel happy when they see my work. Just to make someone feel is […]