I first encountered The Body Shop back in 1995 when I traveled overseas for the first time. I visited my aunt in Hamburg, Germany and there was a huge Body Shop in the train station. It was like being a kid in a candy shop, having heard about all the products, but not having access to any of it, now I finally could savour the delicious selections of body and beauty products. But for the past few years, South Africans have had access to the wonderful ranges that the Body Shop has to offer.
If you are like me, and you don’t have plans to leave Johannesburg or South Africa for the festive season, then best you check out what you can do in Jozi while everyone else is soaking up the sun on some island somewhere.
If you’re stuck here, then you may as well enjoy it – less traffic, more parking spots and better service at restaurants, not to mention all the festive fun that Sandton City is offering.
I was one of a select few media, who was invited to a preview of Comedian Robby Collins‘ one man show called “Son of Carol” a few days ago. In case you didn’t know, the Goliath and Goliath Comedy Club now also has an additional venue in Braamfontein, in Johannesburg, downstairs at the Bannister Hotel, and this was the venue for the showcase.
I saw the movie version of Rock of Ages back in 2012. It starred Tom Cruise at Stacee Jaxx, Julianne Hough as Sherrie Christian and Alec Baldwin as Dennis Dupree.
Now, the theatre production of Rock of Ages is currently on at the Lyric Theatre at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg, and I attended the media preview last week.
I’ve always loved a good make-over show, so I was delighted to hear that E! Entertainment’s local version of “How Do I Look?” will be starting this week on DSTV channel 124.
I attended the launch event last week at the Diamond Walk in Sandton City. The trend these days, it seems, it so have launches along side expensive boutiques in the walkway of malls, with the chairs and screens erected, plus a lounge vibe created with luxurious couches and bubbly.
I recently attended the launch of Luxwide Travel Rewards, at the chic Munro Hotel in Houghton, Johannesburg. It was a hot summer’s morning and the drinks on arrival were a welcome relief from the heat.
The views of Johannesburg from the patio at the Munro Boutique Hotel are spectacular, with Jacaranda trees as far as the eye can see. From this vantage point, one can see why Johannesburg is known as one of the world’s largest urban forests.
My first experience of the Sun City resort was back in 1989. I was 15 years old, it was the first time I had ever gone anywhere on holiday and it my first time on a plane. I had the opportunity to see the resort many times since then, but I’ve never stayed at The Palace of the Lost City (the most expensive hotel within the Sun City Resort) until last month, when I was invited to enjoy #ANightAtThePalace.
Back when I lived in Cape Town and worked as a Production Manager on international commercials, I often went to view hotels, so that I could see where our overseas clients would be staying. I was reminded of this time in my career, when I was invited (together with a group of other influencers, bloggers and media) to experience what the Radisson Hotels in Johannesburg have to offer clients. Enter #BluJoburg.
In medieval times, a jester was employed by a nobleman or monarch to entertain him and his guests. The heavyweights of South African comedy are by no means jesters, but they certainly do entertain… Catch the Kings & Queens of Comedy at the Sandton Convention Centre on Friday, 21 July for a show of hysterical proportions.
Shining their comical armour and sharpening their witty swords for the night, the stellar line-up of comedy giants includes Joey Rasdien (MC), Khanyisa Bunu, Krijay Govender, Mark Banks, Mpho Popps, Muthu Murugan, Ndumiso Lindi, Rob van Vuuren, Tracey-Lee Oliver, Trevor Gumbi and Tumi Morake.
I grew up with “hand me downs” and wearing some of my mother’s and grandmother’s clothing, bringing an authentic realness to the term “vintage”.
In fact, I still wear one or two items of clothing that belonged to my late mother, and to me, it is still stylish to this day. I’ve also swapped clothing with friends, and find nothing wrong with wearing “previously owned” clothing, as long as it is in good shape.
Enter the Skip Fashion Exchange, which takes swapping clothing to a new level. I attended the launch the other evening, at Sandton City Mall, in Johannesburg, and was eager to see what I could swap for my Mango pleated colourful skirt. (Pity that I forgot to take a photo of this skirt before I handed it in).