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....
A bumper edition of book reviews
It's been a while since our last round of book reviews. And as always, these titles were sent to me by the wonderful people over at Penguin Random House. Image by storyset on Freepik James Patterson & Brian Sitts: THE PERFECT ASSASSIN Prof. Savage is forced into a...
It’s Slipper Day time again
On 5 May this year, Reach for a Dream celebrates 35 years of manifesting hope through their annual Slipper Day initiative. During the official launch day, Reach for a Dream CEO Julia Sotirianakos mentioned the organisation realises about six dreams per day. Through...
Paint & Power – a collection of AI-assisted artworks
AI (artificial intelligence) is having a moment. From art to coding and content, the robots are making their mark. SentiMETAL (a Cars.co.za sub-brand aimed at motoring enthusiasts) vividly showcases the power of combining new technologies with a human touch with its...
The Capital Menlyn on Maine for the best night’s sleep

The Capital Menlyn on Maine for the best night’s sleep

The Capital’s team invited us for a night’s stay at their Menlyn on Maine hotel and early in May, we took them up on the offer. Traffic from Jo’burg was a nightmare. There was something wrong on the N1 so Waze took us on a very scenic route through suburbs with some...

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Work or play, stay at 20 on West

Work or play, stay at 20 on West

20 on West is part of The Capital Hotels and Apartments. Grant and I were invited to stay over – dinner, bed and breakfast included. About The Capital The Capital claims to be “just like home, but better” and after our night at 20 on West I can totally see it as a...

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Syllable on the Garden Route again: Ikigai

Syllable on the Garden Route again: Ikigai

As I write this, I'm sitting in Ikigai Artisan Coffee Bar and Deli, on the N2 towards Cape Town, just outside Riversdale. I don't think I've ever written a post about a place while actually sitting in the place, but I'm on holiday with nothing rushing me, and they...

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Syllable on the Garden Route: Inverroche Gin

Syllable on the Garden Route: Inverroche Gin

*Disclaimer: I didn’t explore the entire Garden Route; in fact, I barely scratched the surface, but I want to share my experiences so that every time I read this I remember one of the most restful holidays I’ve ever had.* Stilbaai. A small coastal town just off the N2...

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Syllable on the Garden Route: Old Jail

Syllable on the Garden Route: Old Jail

*Disclaimer: I didn’t explore the entire Garden Route; in fact, I barely scratched the surface, but I want to share my experiences so that every time I read this I remember one of the most restful holidays I’ve ever had.* In September 2016 I spent a week in...

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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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