Monthly Archives: August 2012

Another award for Liz at Lancaster Guesthouse

Liz at Lancaster won another award last night when the 2012 AA Quality Assured Accommodation Awards were announced. Although we didn’t win in our category Guesthouse with Breakfast, (congratulations to Cycad Guesthouse in Polokwane), we won a special award:  Travellers Value Award for “Top-end Executive and/or Leisure Travellers City. Vanessa Weltmann explained the process behind [...]

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Beautiful Things from Africa here at togu’na

Far from being  just another curio outlet, togu’na shop offers a collection of traditional and contemporary pieces that are tailored to suit the specific needs of every customer.  The owner and director Lara Tatley has sourced an exquisite collection of pieces from all over Africa and runs the showroom in Parktown North with her husband [...]

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Will the new development in Newtown help to revitalize the area?

  In 2011 the old potato sheds behind the Market Theatre in Newtown, Johannesburg were demolished to make way for the first major retail and leisure investment in the city for a while.  Planned as a mixed-use node it is being developed by  Atterbury Property,  facilitated by the Johannesburg Property Company and the Johannesburg Development [...]

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Du Toit’s ‘A Slice in Time’ at Nirox, Arts on Main

I was excited when I got notification of this exhibition as it says ‘opening at Nirox Sculpture Park’.  Because Nirox in the Cradle of Humankind  only opens to the public when there is an exhibition on, I was already packing my camp chair and picnic basket.  Any opportunity I can get to make my way [...]

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International exposure for Jozi’s Neighbourgoods Market

          Urban Joburg responds to Monocle Magazine’s binary view of Joburg.  Love their description of what Jozi inner city has to offer:  ‘We’re a city where one can drink a strong espresso in ‘Little Addis’ before heading off to Fordsburg for a vegetarian biryani AND making a stop at Neighbourgoods for [...]

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