June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Bubble Tea Shop Online is poppin’

Bubble Tea Shop Online is poppin’

Bubble Tea Shop Online (BTSO) sent me a couple of their products to try out, and man, this company is a cocktail game changer! What is bubble tea? OK, so first things first. Bubble tea is traditionally a tea-based drink that originated in Taiwan in the 80s. The thing...

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My big green drink with NutriBullet

My big green drink with NutriBullet

NutriBullet sent me a 600 series MagicBullet a few months ago. I am loving it, and expect it will get a lot more use once the weather warms up again Does size matter? Yes. Well, when you are making a smoothie for one, then yes, definitely. I didn’t know what to expect...

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Get a Taste of the Wild at moyo Melrose Arch

Get a Taste of the Wild at moyo Melrose Arch

moyo Melrose Arch recently launched its signature winter menu, aptly called 'Taste of the Wild'. The menu has a true taste of Africa, with exotic game meat prepared in unique and delicious ways. In Swahili, moyo means "heart" - describing the love and time is put into...

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Taking control of my life: NutriBullet

Taking control of my life: NutriBullet

NutriBullet sent me the 600 series MagicBullet to try out. I’m thrilled because it should help me get closer to my goal weight. View this post on Instagram Everyone at the office is so jealous! This weekend I start playing with my food, thanks to @nutribullet_sa...

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Toast the last days of summer with Black Rose Gin

Toast the last days of summer with Black Rose Gin

I fell in love with Black Rose Gin last year - not only is it delicious, but it has a beautiful label. I don't usually bother with press releases. However, when I received a couple of Black Rose Gin recipes in my inbox, it was too good not to share. Black Rose Gin was...

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Lazy lunch at La Boqueria

Lazy lunch at La Boqueria

La Boqueria is a trendy spot where street food sits down at the table with friends for a stylish catch-up. A birthday feast Well, sort of. La Boqueria is slightly out of my price range, but it's not every day that one celebrates a birthday. I decided to go all out and...

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It’s lekker at La Rosa

It’s lekker at La Rosa

I've been eyeing out La Rosa Mexican Grille and Tequileria for a while. After all, it's difficult to ignore a hot pink sugar skull. So when Grant asked if I wanted to join him and the Friday cycle club for Taco T-Monday the day before my birthday, I was so there. Taco...

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Fourteen on Chartwell scores five stars

Fourteen on Chartwell scores five stars

I was invited to lunch at Fourteen on Chartwell when I recently visited Durban. It turns out Chartwell is a foodies's paradise - with fine and casual dining establishments standing shoulder-to-shoulder across the road from popular takeaway spots. First impressions...

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