Category Lifestyle


Last week businesses closed up, pay checks and December bonuses went out and holidays started up around South Africa. For the last month of 2015 -and the last Pay Day Play too- I decided to do a round up of my favourite songs from the year instead of the usual guest playlist. These are tracks… Continue reading

ace + pearl

    With face brick walls stacked with wine bottles and minimalist interior details, fine wine bar ace + pearl is welcoming and a much needed hotspot in Johannesburg. Since it’s opening earlier this year, ace + pearl has been bringing in small batch, high quality South African wines and other artisinal tipples that aren’t… Continue reading

Sanlam Hand Made Contemporary Fair

Last night I popped off to the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair, an exhibit of locally crafted food, wine (with other artisinal tipples too) and design. The fair is set up in the style of a market and the brands taking part in the platform have set up some beautiful exhibits, it’s a great way to… Continue reading

Meet Hope on Hopkins Distillery

Just a disclaimer- ‘normal’ gin has been ruined for me since I tasted Hope on Hopkin’s blend. I first encountered Hope on Hopkins earlier this year at Joburg’s inaugural Street Food Festival and where I had a simple Tom Collins, probably the best cocktail I have ever tasted. I chatted to distillery owners Lucy Beard… Continue reading


  I recently went to free food, a café with a simple philosophy; feed all and harm none. All food served or available in the deli selection, is gluten and wheat free, dairy, sugar and preservative free, and ‘animal’ free- or vegan. One thing it isn’t, is fun free. Located just off of Corlett Drive, the… Continue reading

PAY DAY PLAY- MARIA’s July Edition

  This month’s Pay Day Play is courtesy of publicist and African inspired accessory designer Maria McCloy. And it’s a brilliant curation of music if I do say so myself. Maria says the playlist is made of songs she’s currently loves or has always loved, she also named the playlist Love and Lust, Friendzones and Fly… Continue reading


This last weekend my friend Schalk and I threw a birthday party in the style of Studio 54. If I’m completely honest, Schalk took care of everything and I just helped him put up some decor and then got dressed up. Which makes for a great hostessing trick I’ve discovered. A huge thank you to… Continue reading