Starbucks to open in Sandton City

Can you believe that Starbucks launched in South Africa almost 2 years to the day, with their first branch in Rosebank – in case you missed it, read that article here.

Now, after months of planning, Starbucks together with Taste Holdings, will open the doors to their newest store in Sandton City on 26 April 2018.

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Incredible India at Mall of Africa

Back by popular demand, and celebrating its 2nd year at Mall of Africa, ‘Incredible India’ returns to Johannesburg from April 27 to May 7, 2018.  The event promises to be an extravaganza of authentic Indian lifestyle, fashion, culture and cuisine as local and international exhibitors display their wares and delight your senses.

Incredible India has become an annual event that South African and African Indian communities have come to look forward to at Mall of Africa. It is a lifestyle, food and cultural experience with exhibitors boasting the very best in international Indian clothing, cosmetic jewellery, silk carpets, homeware and more.

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Pandora’s New Shine Range

We all need a bit of sparkle in our lives, and I got to experience a bit of bling at the launch of Pandora’s new Shine range. In my opinion, Pandora is somewhere in the middle range – it is much more expensive than fashion jewellery stores like Lovisa and Collette Hayman, but way less than stores like Sterns and American Swiss, so it fills a niche market.

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Bride & Co with EuroSuit – New 2018 Collection

Bride & Co along with Eurosuit recently launched their 2018 Collection, at the hip Mesh Club in Rosebank, Johannesburg. It’s not everyday that one gets to see exquisite wedding dresses up close and personal, so it was a rare opportunity to touch and feel the gowns.

It was a good idea to have @Tali_Babes (the character from Showmax’s “Tali’s Wedding Diary”) as the “virtual host” to introduce the evening. I say virtual because Tali was on a video recording, who welcomed guests before the welcome drinks.

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Magical Moments With The Illusionists

After record breaking runs in New York, London and Asia, The Illusionists Direct from Broadway will be in South Africa for the first time ever, opening at GrandWest on Wednesday, 07 February 2018 for a limited season ending on Sunday, 11 February 2018. The show then moves to Montecasino’s Teatro from Valentine’s Day, Wednesday, 14 February to Sunday, 11 March 2018.

“The Illusionists” has shattered box office records across the globe and continues to dazzle audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage.  The show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions. Witness stunning acts of grand illusion, levitation, mindreading, and disappearance in this mind-blowing spectacular that showcases the jaw dropping talents of eight of the most incredible Illusionists, including award winning New York comedian, Harrison Greenbaum, The Trickster who co-hosted and performed at the official Times Square New Year’s Eve World Wide Webcast in 2010 and 2011 live broadcast to over 250 million viewers around the globe. Continue reading

Christmas at Sandton City

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.

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Rock of Ages at the Lyric Theatre #RocktheCity

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.

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How Do I Look? South Africa on E! Entertainment Television

Hosts of How Do I Look? SA – Kat Sinivasan and Roxy Burger

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.

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Launch of Luxwide Travel Rewards

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.

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Painting Joburg Blu (Radisson Blu)

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.

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