4 Reasons to Love Joburg City Festival

Shucks but Jozi is getting cooler by the day. The Joburg City Festival is proof of our ‘coolness’. From 25-31 August (yes, that’s next week) the Joburg inner city is going to be a flurry of festival vibes and excitement. For the week there are going to be a series of events happening all over…

Enjoy the Classics with Air Cinema Club

Watching a good movie is more than just the movie itself. It’s the whole experience of the movie. It’s the anticipation before the movie, the moments during the movie, the post movie conversations and it’s the memories you create around that particular story. It’s about reliving the experience, sharing your favourite lines, debating the meaning…

Little Asia in Joburg

Asian persuasion seems to be taking over Joburg, actually the whole of South Africa. Every little shopping centre or sidewalk shopping strip has a Chinese clothing shop in it. There are more China Towns spread across Joburg than I can count, with new ones seeming to pop up almost monthly. We love them, they are…

Jeremy Loops in Jozi

Today I would like to share my favourite South African musician with you guys. His name is Jeremy Loops (his website is under construction, but hopefully ups soon) and he is so incredibly awesome. I first encountered Jeremy Loops at Sowing the Seeds festival last year February and fell in love. His songs, ‘New Shoes‘ and ‘Mission…

Discovering Troyeville

A few months ago a put up a blog post with a series of photographs from Troyeville. It has taken me a while but here is finally the blog post explaining a bit more about Troyeville. Troyeville is one of Johannesburg’s historically rich suburbs that has a sense of grandeur as well as despair about…

The wire ornament – tourist attraction

While travelling around Jozi (or anywhere in South Africa in fact) you are likely to come across the most beautifully made wire ornaments. From long stemmed rose’s to Christmas tree’s to elephant keyrings – these guys can make it all. Us locals often glance past what these artists (I’m going to call them this as…

The life and times of a hipster in Jozi

Hipster: Hipsters are a subculture of men and women typically in their 20’s and 30’s that value independent thinking, counter-culture, progressive politics, an appreciation of art and indie-rock, creativity, intelligence, and witty banter (Urban dictionary). Joburg has seen a new sub-culture emerge in the last few years.  Hipsters are taking over the streets – the inner…

Fordsburg – the spice route

Fordsburg is a suburb in Johannesburg, mostly comprised of the Indian community. This past weekend I joined in on a walk through Fordsburg to learn more about what goes on there. What I learnt is that if you are looking for any kind of spice – Fordsburg is the place to go. You will also…

Fête De La Musique

This past Saturday (29 June) the residents association of Melville hosted Fête De La Musique on 7th Avenue in Melville. This was a festival inspired by the French and was said to celebrate French culture and music. However….we did not notice too much Frenchness going on. The vibe was amazing, true Joburg style of people…