Friday French High Tea
I love a good high tea, and when I saw Liberté's Instagram post about their French High Tea every Friday, I had to look into it. The first thing I did was send the post to Nafisa, who took these incredible pics and my usual partner in crime when it comes to exploring...
How to renew your South African driver’s licence at Waterfall RTMC
This article first appeared on Recharged. Anyone who’s dealt with any government agency breaks out in cold sweats at the thought of doing anything relating to official documents. From changing your surname on your ID to applying for a new passport, we often spend...
2023 Goodreads review
Image by starline on Freepik My Goodreads goal for this year was to read 150 books, very achievable thanks to audiobooks, which allow me to knit or do chores while reading. And don't come at me with "that's cheating". You read with your mind, not eyes or ears, which...
Fall in love with NakedCherry Waxing in Craighall
Queen Bee Karen has come a long way from opening her first NakedCherry Waxing Smooth Operation in 2012.She invited me to the recently relocated Parktown North branch to peaceful Craighall, with plenty of safe, shaded parking.But we're not here to talk about the trees....
New Year’s Eve Punch

New Year’s Eve Punch

New Year's Eve Punch is exactly what you need to make the chaos that is 2020 feel like a fuzzy bad dream and hopes for 2021 soar. Before I share the recipe from those wonderful people over at Delish where you can find a treasure trove of wonderful food and drinks...

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Woodford Reserve Bourbon-tasting Friendmas

Woodford Reserve Bourbon-tasting Friendmas

Bourbon is enjoying an upswing in the premium spirits market - the mellow allure of America's craft liquid is seeing a growing number of South Africans becoming increasingly more appreciative of authentic American whiskey. I'm not much of a bourbon drinker, but...

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Have a happy Hendrick’s holiday

Have a happy Hendrick’s holiday

Many businesses are closing over the holiday period, and to celebrate the break you can't do much better than Hendrick's Gin - my all-time favourite gin. You can find loads more recipes like these on their website. Cucumber lemonade 1 parts Hendrick's Gin1 parts lemon...

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Magical mimosas

Magical mimosas

Mimosas seem to be the only acceptable brunch tipple that's not considered hair of the dog as far as I know. They're way too classy and so versatile! I've rounded up ten mimosas that I think would be just wonderful to celebrate the season with. Curated recipes and...

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A cocktail shrub is not what you think

A cocktail shrub is not what you think

A shrub, in cocktail terms, is a non-alcoholic drinking vinegar. That sounds really terrible, but if you get the balance right it adds a wonderful depth and complexity to your cocktail. When mixing your drink - for all the budding mixologists out there creating their...

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Cream-based cocktails – dessert in a glass

Cream-based cocktails – dessert in a glass

I'm sure the thought of cream and spirits mixing brings a curdling to mind to many. But done right, it is delicious. And I can't think of a better way to enjoy a light dessert (if there's no chocolate mousse or banofi pie in the fridge, anyway). Not my recipes or...

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Cherry gimlet – a firm favourite

Cherry gimlet – a firm favourite

The cherry gimlet is without a doubt my favourite sweet cocktail. I've come to realise that I have a favourite savoury (dry gin martini with three olives) sour (classic margarita) and sweet cocktail (see above). News Cafe used to make them, but I've never found them...

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Syrup to sweeten your cocktails

Syrup to sweeten your cocktails

Syrup - simple or flavoured - has long been used to sweeten cocktails. In a liquid form, it's much easier to add sugar to your drink as it is already dissolved and you can easily adjust how much you use to get the perfect balance for you. I've rounded up some cocktail...

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Marvellous mocktails you can spice up

Marvellous mocktails you can spice up

Mocktails are wonderfully refreshing drinks with all the mixology hallmarks of cocktails without the alcohol. They are a great way to socialise if you're avoiding alcohol for whatever reason. The Rhodes Quality team sent me some mocktail recipes that can easily be...

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2021 Reading Challenge

2021 Reading Challenge
Martha has completed her goal of reading 120 books in 2021!
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