Guests who stayed recently at Liz at Lancaster went off to Katzys in Rosebank for live music and had a great evening. Situated in the Firs , a mall in nearby Rosebank, right next to the well-renowned Grillhouse –this is the place to be seen. Resident bands perform 5 times a week , and patrons can order off the Grillhouse food menu [...]
Which comes first – the chicken or the egg? In the case of the built environment it is surely the buildings which must precede the functional possibilities they offer. So as the supply of high rise inner city developments has increased, so the demand for a venue with a view has grown. And there is [...]
The Johannesburg Heritage Foundation runs weekly tours usually on Saturday afternoons. What makes them special is that they explore interesting parts of Johannesburg, often include unusual places and spaces that are off-the-tourist-route, and they are often walking tours. They also sometimes do bus tours (like the Parktown Garden Tour on Sun 17th Feb and the [...]
We had guests who stayed last here last week who had dinner at one of the Parks new drinking-eateries – the Griffin in Illovo Junction, about 4 km from Liz at Lancaster at the top of Corlett Drive. They said it was really fun – lots of young people, with a great vibe and atmosphere. [...]
The new Parkhurst Square has opened. Designed by Sheldon Bakos of Integrale Architects, it is set to revitalize the northern end of 4th Ave. Although it is a three storey building which is a little out of keeping with the single storey converted houses along the rest of the street, the building is aesthetically pleasing [...]
I find Joburgers amazing – somehow they have an invisible communication system when it comes to trendy new places to meet and mingle. There are some restaurants which are packed from day one – no gradual building up of business and growing through word of mouth. No, … these restaurants open their doors and ‘wham’ [...]
Safarinow asked me to write a review of Craighall Park and have just submitted one. I got a a reply saying: ‘We’ll respond to any issues needing attention’ so maybe it will be changed and edited. However here’s the unedited copy:
Craighall Park, an amazingly central suburb in the huge sprawling city of Joburg, is [...]
Looking forward to this exhibition of Gunther Herbst’s work at Arts on Paper, 44 Stanley Ave.
Opening on 11th August at 2 pm ‘The Man who Wasn’t There’ runs until 1st September and will show a range of Herbst latest work where Bauhaus meets de Stijl meets Pop Art. Herbst is represented in most major South [...]
Warm and Glad has opened around the corner from Liz at Lancaster Guest house. As its name suggests, its a welcoming coffee shop with interesting pics on the walls, nice reading material and good coffee. At Alban’s Square, 357 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park
If you’re going to Neighbourhoods Market in Braamfontien pop in to Post for a bite to eat bit.