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...
Fierce fashion to get you in a festive mood

Fierce fashion to get you in a festive mood

My mom started a fashion tradition where she'd buy me a new dress for Christmas every year. When I got older I bought myself a new dress for my birthday AND Christmas; sure it was only two weeks apart, but any fashionista will tell you that even if you're okay with...

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Winner announcement and welcome to the new site!

Winner announcement and welcome to the new site!

Welcome to the much-improved Syllable in the City page. I hope you like it as much as I do - feel free to leave your thoughts and feedback in a comment below 🙂 And without further ado, I'm happy to announce Lauren Prior as the winner of the birthday hamper....

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Birthday tea at Jam and Daisies

Birthday tea at Jam and Daisies

Yesterday morning I hosted a few friends for tea at Jam and Daisies in Brooklyn, Pretoria. I love this place - the menu is original, the service is good, the décor out of a magazine! In addition to the snacks and tea/coffee, I ordered a couple of bottles of J.C. le...

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