Category Lifestyle

PAY DAY PLAY: Colin’s January Edition

Meet Colin, he’s a Creative Director and co-founder of the recently formed Wondermerk Studios in addition to being a co-founder at the award winning Gaschette Magazine. Colin also directs adverts. He’s kind of a big deal. His office doesn’t smell like mahogany, but he really is a big deal. Colin does pretty mind blowing motion... Continue reading


Fashion people like to read. This may surprise if you've never really got to know people in the fashion industry well, but a lot of it's members are well read, curious and intelligent. I know, I know, it's a 'frivolous' industry but to survive in it you need to know not just your own stuff,... Continue reading

Cape Town Travels

It’s the last day on my holiday and I’m looking back on my incredible trip to Cape Town last December. My brother got married in a beautiful ceremony at Kirstenbosch Gardens Manor House, more on that in a future post, but it was a great excuse for a family getaway! Here are some of my highlights… Continue reading


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