Franschhoek Bastille Festival
by Editor on 12 June 2018
Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14 and 15 July. A social calendar highlight, the weekend long event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The captivating village is a hive of activities, dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white for the weekend, embracing its Fre...
Falke South Africa expands its global footprint
by Editor on 06 June 2018
Legwear specialists FALKE South Africa will this month be expanding its global footprint, when they establish a retail presence in Australia. According to Group Marketing Executive Keaton Quarmby, they have just returned from an extremely successful visit to Australia. “There are definitively great similarities between the target markets here in South Africa and in Australia. Our audiences share comparable lif...
Best Braai tips from Fire & Feast Meat Festival experts
by Editor on 06 June 2018
To give you a taster of what to expect from this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, we’ve chatted to some of the experts featuring at the meaty exhibition. Here are the top 10 braai tips from the masters of meat, braai, sauce and spice. 1. Crown National A leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces and condiments, Crown National – the ev...
“Perfecto” pairing of two Italian classics at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 01 June 2018
The Italians call it “la dolce vita” - the sweet life. More than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle which revolves around good food, good wine and great company. Speaking of savouring the sweet life, few things are more Italian than Sangiovese and lasagne. With this in mind, the culinary team at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar - situated at Anthonij Rupert Wyne near Franschhoek - have decided to pair these two...
Decorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
by Editor on 18 May 2018
Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking fo...
Smoking hot features line-up at this year's Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 18 May 2018
SMOKING HOT FEATURES LINE-UP AT THIS YEAR'S FIRE & FEAST MEAT FESTIVAL The hottest meat-lover’s gettogether, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, has a mouth-watering line-up of new features that will be showcasing at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. A proudly South African affair, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival is a celebration of all things fired, grilled and braai’d with...
Port-style wine is food’s best friend
by Editor on 10 May 2018
With the first Portuguese grapes planted in the 70’s in Calitzdorp, De Krans organically gravitated towards producing exceptional quality port-style wines. Backed up by several top awards for these wines, De Krans has managed to carve a name for itself through the years as being one of the leading port-style wine producers in the country. Their flagship, the Cape Vintage Reserve boasts eleven vintages, being awarde...
Franschhoek Winter Wines
by Editor on 26 April 2018
Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the cold weather and head to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate for an old favourite, Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the colder weather this winter warmer festival will take place on Saturday, 16 June (11am to 4pm). The intimate setting of the museum is the ideal location to mingle with the Franschhoek Vignerons wh...
Van Loveren joins fight against poaching with its Rhino Run wines
by Editor on 25 April 2018
Van Loveren Family Vineyards has continued its contribution to nature conservation in South Africa with the release of the latest vintage Rhino Run wines. The range of superb quality wines celebrates this magnificent animal of the African plains and the efforts being made to save it. “The plight of the rhino has been well-publicised and continues to grow direr every passing day,” says Van Loveren Wines CEO Ph...
Reawaken your senses with GlenWood’s Fine Wine and Food Experience
by Editor on 11 April 2018
Tucked away in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley with the majestic mountains as their backdrop is where you’ll find GlenWood. Home to a range of superb award-winning wines, visitors will now have the opportunity to samples these in a unique Fine Wine and Food Experience. Presented in the comfort of the estate’s Tasting Room, guests are served with what can best be described as a Tasting Palette of dele...
Fabulous feature line-up for Decorex Cape Town 2018
by Editor on 11 April 2018
The highly-anticipated Decorex Cape Town – sponsored by Plascon - taking place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 27 April to 1 May, includes a noteworthy décor and design line-up brimming with a number of new #rhythmoflife features. Colourful curations Winners of the Best Overall Stand at this year’s Decorex Durban, Plascon has truly positioned itself as the colour expert with this be...
Launch of South African ‘hubsites’ provides one-stop information spot for all things local
by Editor on 28 March 2018
I created On South Africa to empower, uplift and support South African businesses and charities, and to allow people the opportunity to follow their dreams. On South Africa is one simple, easy-to-use platform where businesses of all sizes are given equal opportunity to thrive,” said Sarah Whitaker, founder of the revolutionary new site, On South Africa (OnSA). Prompted by the desire to see more companies given ...
De Krans Bistro and Deli picks up another award
by Editor on 22 March 2018
The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to r...
@home Trend Home presented by Decorex set to be a showstopper
by Editor on 15 March 2018
Choice pieces of designer furniture from @home homeware store and @homelivingspace will be carefully positioned in the beautifully curated @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. This stunning home space installation forms part of a full feature programme at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, taking place from 21 to 25 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre. “There is such a rich selection of @home furniture...
Decorex Durban reveals fresh features for 2018 show
by Editor on 06 March 2018
While international trends and styles filter throughout the décor, design and lifestyle industries, it’s always interesting to witness how these global preferences are interpreted at a local level. Decorex Durban – sponsored by Plascon – promises a strong design-focused exhibition for 2018 with 15 leading designers collaborating with industry experts to curate on-trend spaces that encapsulate the #rhythmoflife...
Financial boost from SAB Foundation puts Subz Pants and Pads on the fast track
by Editor on 05 February 2018
Subz Pants and Pads, the KwaZulu-Natal-based organisation which sells patented reusable sanitary pads, was accepted into the SAB Foundation’s Social Innovation Fund and Accelerator programme aimed at fast-tracking social purpose businesses. Sue Barnes, founder of Subz Pants and Pads and its non-profit extension, Project Dignity, said she was honoured to have been accepted into the SABF Social Innovation Acceler...
Three De Krans Ports in Top Wine SA Classification
by Editor on 31 January 2018
De Krans is no stranger to winning big with their ports (thanks to the Douro-like terroir and climate). With the annual release of the Top Wine SA Classification, no less than three of De Krans' award winning Cape ports were placed in this year's Top 10 Cape Ports list. In essence, the 2018 Top Wine SA Classification is a compilation of all wine and fortified style wines that have achieved very good or excellent scor...
Chefs celebrates summer with brand new items on the menu
by Editor on 22 January 2018
Summer 2017/2018: It’s been over a year since Chefs opened in October 2016 and to celebrate the eatery is launching new items on the menu for summer. Although the daily options have changed, the same novel formula applies: no waiters, no menus - just great food! Head Chef Jenny Ward has catapulted Cape Town’s restaurant experience into another orbit. As the many positive reviews attest, Chefs is a place where gr...
Find your #rhythmoflife at Decorex 2018
by Editor on 15 December 2017
Now in its 25th year, Decorex SA - South Africa’s premier décor, design and lifestyle exhibition – is bringing together all the right colours, designs, fabrics and inspiration to open up a path of harmonious creativity suited to each individual’s rhythm. By channelling the demands of everyday life into a productive, embracing space, visitors will get the chance to discover their own unique style, their #rhythm...
‘BANKEX’ brings fintech opportunities to South Africa
by Editor on 14 December 2017
Business leaders and financial institutions were invited to the South African launch of ‘BANKEX’, a decentralised Bank-as-a-Service model of enterprise (BaaS) which has garnered significant attention from private and institutional investors globally. This BANKEX model is held by BKX company. The introduction of this cryptocurrency was hosted by the BANKEX international team members at various venues across the c...