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...
Cocktail 101 – getting prepped

Cocktail 101 – getting prepped

The morning after the night before may or may not be the best time to get the basics down. Ensure you wow friends and family with your cocktail know-how by learning how to master various elements. Let's start. Storage Storing your spirits (the alcoholic kind) in a...

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Countdown to 2018: Summer Breeze

Countdown to 2018: Summer Breeze

This Summer Breeze cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Just a splash of sweetness to end the year on a high note. Ingredients 1/3 cup pineapple juice ¼ cup pink grapefruit juice ¼ up gin Fresh mint leaves Soda water In a large glass, combine pineapple and...

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Countdown to 2018: Gin Dandy

Countdown to 2018: Gin Dandy

This Gin Dandy cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. Tip: When serving cocktails over ice, use larger ice cubes – they melt more slowly, preventing over-dilution of your drink. A small amount of melted ice could contribute to the overall flavour of your drink,...

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Countdown to 2018: Elderflower Sour

Countdown to 2018: Elderflower Sour

This Elderflower Sour cocktail recipe comes from Martha Stewart. What better way to celebrate the new year, than by starting early and with a gin cocktail? Ingredients ¼ cup gin ¼ cup elderflower liqueur (or cordial, if you prefer) ¼ cup lemon-mint simple syrup* Soda...

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Now you can Tanqueray tonight, or any night!

Now you can Tanqueray tonight, or any night!

I've uploaded a few Tanqueray gin cocktail recipes which you can download and/or print for your friends' delight. Thanks to Carmen for the cool design 🙂 And don't forget to enter the competitions! The Reunion Facebook competition closes tomorrow, and the Tanqueray...

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Toast your friends with Tanqueray

Toast your friends with Tanqueray

Tanqueray is the perfect way to begin a magical night with friends. That is why they are giving you the chance to bring your favourite person from anywhere in the world to South Africa for an unforgettable reunion. To stand a chance to win this amazing prize, simply...

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