What Is It?

All the gin lovers out there, the time has come, to indulge again in the best spirit around at the Mirari Gin Connoisseur Tasting Experience & Distillery Tour

Come and enjoy craft and artisan at it's best at the infamous Time Anchor Distillery. You don't want to miss out on this. A good G&T to hug your tummy with warmth.

Their play with the palate is also great, with specific garnishes to compliment your drink like a marvel.

Get your tickets now!

Where Is It?

Time Anchor Distillery, 7 Sivewright Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 May 2020 at 13:00.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R200 per person, get your tickets Here.

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

All the gin lovers out there, this one is for you. Master the art of gin just as you take a Gin Masterclass Tour by Time Anchor Distillery. You don't want to miss out on this. Learn the art of pairs, spirits and good gin tasting. As you sip on Gin their distiller and founder, Shanna-Rae, will take you through the process of making a batch of Gins, explaining what makes a gin a gin, what exactly a London Dry and Navy strength Gin are and give you a wealth of Gin history. All in their working distillery, where you will meet their magnificent copper still, Emmeline and her little sister Molly.

Where Is It?

Time Anchor Distillery, 7 Sivewright Avenue, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

When Is It?

Saturday, 04 April 2020 at 12:00 - 18:00.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R275 per person, get your tickets here!

For More Information

Visit this Facebook page or this website for more information on this event.

Hyde Park Corner Welcomes Artisanal Collaboration With 44 Stanley & Victoria Yards

Perfectly timed to bring a a wide selection of artisanal Christmas gifting ideas, Hyde Park Corner welcomes VYx44, a collaborative store bringing the artisans, makers and designers from artsy 44 Stanley and Victoria Yards to the north.

44 Stanley, and more recently Victoria Yards, have re-invented urban spaces in Joburg and brought local makers and artisans together. Although distinctly different, both properties focus on sustainable practices and a return to artisanal craft and making with an increased emphasis on social development. This November, Hyde Park Corner brings these artisans, makers and designers to you.

Opening on Friday 01 November 2019 in the month of Hyde Park Corner’s 50th birthday celebrations, VYx44 will be a place to discover fashion and accessories, furniture and décor, craft and design and coffee from Africa’s first Certified Fairtrade, organic coffee roaster.

Housed in a trendy warehouse-like space at Hyde Park Corner, VYx44 is a perfect addition to the Hyde Park Corner’s mix of elegant and upmarket stores, restaurants, medical practitioners, aesthetics, movies and experiences. The participants in VYx44 are:

From 44 Stanley:

VYx44

From Victoria Yards:

When Is It?

Every Wednesday from Wednesday, 06 November 2019 to Wednesday, 11 December 2019 until 20:00.

Where Is It?

Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It? 

Entry is FREE, just take cash for parking and shopping.

For More Information

For more information on what’s happening at Hyde Park Corner, visit www.hydeparkcorner.co.za or on Facebook @HydeParkC or Twitter @HPCHydePark.

You can also contact them on 011 325 4340.

Joburg is growing a huge gin culture and is truly becoming connoisseurs who have formed very high standards when it comes to gin, so we had to introduce Time Anchor Distillery.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

Why We Like To Talk Time Anchor?

Time Anchor is Joburg's very first craft distillery, situated in the very artistic and vibrant surrounding of the Maboneng Precinct.

They have managed to create something wonderful in Joburg, bringing people from everywhere in the city to come and enjoy an amazing gin experience. They pride themselves on the deep roots of making and perfecting a quality spirit. Who doesn't love having a good spirit?

Time Anchor is all about craft distill, and their creative essence shines through in absolutely everything that they do from their decor, style of mixology, pairings and presentation. They live on artisan, not only just that but they treat their gin as a form or art and expression.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

What A Gin Place Looks Like?

One thing about this amazing distillery is that they live and breath craft, and they have made sure to include that in their look and feel.

From the moment you step into their creative building, the architecture alone draws you in and gives you that feeling of good vibes. As soon as you enter the distillery, what will grab your attention without fail is their floor.

They have used South African coins to make flooring that is Instagram worthy, and may I add that they placed each and every single coin by hand. This is proof of their love for what they do.

The usage of colour coordination and textures really bring the place together to fit their craft look.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

What Do Their Drinks Look & Taste Like?

Time Anchor Distillery makes the best quality gin around, and is home of the Mirari Gin brand. They have the most unique gins you will probably ever see, including the most wanted exclusive Mirari Pink Damask Gin.

Their mixology and presentation skills are exceptional, especially if the plan is to explore their gin experience journey. They host amazing tastings and bespoke events, where you can even book a group gin tasting experience. May I add, that they love the traditional G&T, so all you who love to tickle their palate - here's something to look forward to.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

How this works you may ask? Well! They welcome you, tell you more about who they are, what they do, show you their select spirits and how it's made, introduce you to their craft ingredients and garnishes which you get to smell and feel and then...they share their good spirits. These served with tonic and garnishes, and to top it all off, they finish it off with an amazing cocktail made to perfection.

For More Information

Tel Number: 072 495 1983

Email: Click Here

Website: Time Anchor

Visit Their: Facebook

Cheers To The Gin!

Joburg is growing a huge gin culture and is truly becoming connoisseurs who have grown very high standards when it comes to gin so we had to introduce you Time Anchor Distillery.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

Why We Like To Talk Time Anchor?

Time Anchor is Joburg's very first craft distillery, situated in the very artistic  and vibrant surrounding of the Maboneng Precinct.

They have managed to create something wonderful in Joburg, bringing people from everywhere in the city to come and enjoy an amazing gin experience. They pride themselves in the deep roots of making and perfecting a quality spirit. Who doesn't love having a good spirit? Great spirited people are great to hang out with.

Time Anchor is all about craft distill, and their creative essence shines through in absolutely everything that they do from their decor, style of mixology, pairings and presentation. They live on artisan, not only just that but they treat their gin as a form or art and expression.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

What A Gin Place Looks Like?

One thing about this amazing distillery is that they live and breath craft, and they have made sure to include that in their look & feel.

From the moment you step into their creative building, the architecture alone; draws you in and gives you that feel good vibes. As soon as you enter the distillery, what will grab your attention without fail; is their floor.

They have used South African coins to make flooring that is Instagram worthy, and may I add that they put each and every single coin by hand. This is proof of their love for what they do.

The usage of colour coordination and textures really the place together so well, to fit their craft look.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

What Do Their Drinks Look & Taste Like?

Time Anchor Distillery makes the best quality gin around, and is home of the Mirari Gin brand.They have the most unique gins you will probably ever see, including the most wanted exclusive Mirari Pink Damask Gin.

Their mixology and presentation skills are exceptional, especially if the plan is to explore and really travel their gin experience journey. They host amazing tastings and bespoke events where you can even book a group gin tasting experience. May I add, that they love the traditional G&T so all you who love to tickle their palate - here's something to look forward to.

Time Anchor Distillery Johannesburg

How this works you may ask? Well! They welcome you, tell you more about who they are, what they do, show you their select spirits and how it's made, introduce you to their craft ingredients and garnishes which you get to smell and feel and then...they share thy good spirits. These served with tonic and garnishes, and to top it all off, they finish it off with an amazing cocktail made to perfection.

For More Information

Tel Number: 072 495 1983

Email: Click Here

Website: Time Anchor

Visit Their: Facebook 

What Is It?

If you really love to eat or to bake, this is where you want to be. Walala Wasala is bringing their first Makers and Bakers Day at the 27 Boxes in Melville.

Come and enjoy some of the best artisanal bakery goods and yummy nibbles, there will be tons of amazing bakers ready to serve something good for you to buy.

27 Boxes is the perfect place for a day out so you don't want to miss it.

Don't miss out on this!

Where Is It?

27 Boxes, 75 4th Avenue, Melville, Johannesburg, Gauteng

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 at 10:00 - 15:00.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is Free.

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

Join Casalinga to raise a glass or two at the much loved Groves & Vineyards! Plus, there will be quite a few special surprises in store. This festival has hit the perfect formula - great food, amazing wine, top local musical talent and a relaxed vibe. Which all adds up to an unmissable celebration of flavour and rhythm.

Tickets – including exclusive VIP packages, with extra sparkle provided by our friends from Hendricks Gin – are on sale now. Best get yours now, they're selling fast. And if you’re a Groves & Vineyards regular, you know what to expect: the very best of everything that can be made from grapes and olives, artisanal food stalls, blue skies, brilliant company and SA’s best live acts.

Groves & Vineyards Festival

May in Gauteng just wouldn’t be the same without the annual institution that is the Groves & Vineyards Festival. Whether you’re a foodie, a wine lover or a muso – or all three – you’ll find plenty to delight as you stroll among the pop-up boutiques, craft gin bars and beautiful forest of Casalinga.

With each new festival, the list of food and wine producers who attend gets longer and more delicious. So, stir yourself, buy a ticket and add yourself to the mix for the 11th edition of Groves & Vineyards!

Groves & Vineyards Festival

When Is It?

Saturday, 25 May 2019 – Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 09:00 – 17:30.

Where Is It?

Casalinga Ristorante, Plot 328 Rocky Ridge Road, Off Beyers Naude Drive, Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.

Groves & Vineyards Festival

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R120 - R1 000 per person.

Tickets prices are:

Click here to book your tickets.

Groves & Vineyards Festival

For More Information

For more information go to their Facebook page

Contact them on  011 957 2612 / 3311 or via email at [email protected].

Don't forget to give Casalinga Ristorante a like on Facebook.

WIN!

WIN Tickets To The Groves & Vineyards Festival

What Is It?

What are you getting up to this Sunday? Nothing? Well then, why don't you head to Nelson Mandela Square and enjoy a day out exploring their Sunday Market on the Square? They have put their own twist on the traditional Italian market, bringing shoppers and Sunday strollers a lovely little village market in the heart of Sandton. You can expect awesome entertainment and an array of handcrafted delicacies that'll delight all your senses. Think live music, hand-picked stalls trading in artisanal products, gourmet street food, craft beverages and lovely sunshine. Sounds like a lovely day out!

When Is It?

Sunday, 03 June 2018 at 09:00 - 15:00. This market takes place every Sunday.

Where Is It?

Market On The Square, corner  Maude and 5th Street, Sandown, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance is FREE.

For More Information.

For more information, visit Market on the Square on Facebook or their website, call 074 343 0003 or email [email protected].

In another life, I would be very thin. The problem is that my job involves scoping out amazing new places on your behalf – many of which involve food. And really, it wouldn’t be PROFESSIONAL if I didn’t taste some of it? Right? (Why are you laughing? Stop that immediately!)

Anyway, when news arrived on my desk that a French Deli & Salon de Thé had opened in River Club, I knew I had to visit. Some of my favourite memories of my time in France involved pastries (and the Eiffel Tower, of course, but mostly the pastries). I was quite excited at the thought of enjoying some authentic French “viennoiseries” right on my doorstep!

In brief, St Tropez looks like very little from the outside – I actually thought I had arrived at the wrong place! It is located in a tiny strip mall, for want of a better word, in the heart of River Club and didn’t seem to be attracting many customers.

St Tropez

However, the empty shelves soon made me realise that VERY many feet had already been through their doors that morning. In fact, I was lucky to get the last two chocolate croissants!

To be fair, I would say this is more of a French Deli than Salon de Thé – it’s not a spot that I would arrange to meet a friend for tea. That being said, it has THE most spectacular artisanal French pastries, freshly baked bread, cold meats and cheeses, as well as a freezer filled with duck, rabbit and Toulouse sausages!

In the interests of research (and having done a thorough audit of every single piece of food they had available for sale), I bought an "opera" - thin layers of almond cake soaked in a coffee syrup, a layer of espresso-flavoured buttercream, a layer of bittersweet chocolate ganache, a topping of chocolate glaze and a dusting of shimmering gold leaf. Oh my goodness, I could actually hear the angels singing in my ears with every mouthful I took. In fact, the angels’ voices were so loud that they successfully drowned out the sound of my children begging me for a bite.

I also bought two loaves of French Bread (heaven with butter and strawberry jam), some Toulouse sausages (we made a cassoulet that night that took us right back to our time in France), and some Raclette cheese (for that fondue I keep meaning to have but can never quite make happen). Each and every item was absolutely superb and speaks volumes about the authenticity of this unique shop.

St Tropez

I was also quite surprised to hear that St Tropez also offers BREAKFAST and LUNCH. Although their menu is quite limited, as is their seating, I have to admit that I’m dying to give one of their meals a try!

At the time of writing, their menu included:

BREAKFAST

LUNCH

The bottom line is that I highly recommend popping in when you are next in the area, or when you need something absolutely decadent for your next dinner party, event or Book Club evening. (Or, you know, when you just feel like a delicious pastry and superb cup of coffee. Like I sometimes do. You never know, I might bump into you!)

For More Information

Address: River Club Shopping Centre, 17 Poplar Avenue, River Club, Bryanston.

Tel: 011 027 8669

Hours: 08:30 – 17:30 (Tuesday – Friday), 09:00– 14:00 (Saturday)

Email: [email protected]

What Is It?

Hop in and join The Stables Village Market for their ‘eggciting’ Easter Sunday Celebration. Kids will a special visit from the famous Easter Bunny and a variety of kiddies’ entertainment, while the grownups can explore artisanal Easter treats, live music, ice-cold craft beer, and delicious cocktails. The Village Centre will also be open until 17:00 for some late afternoon shopping. Even your four-legged furbabies can join in on the celebrations (however, they must be on a leash as there are chickens, cats and rabbits on the property).

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 April 2018 from 09:00 - 15:00.

Where Is It?

The Stables Village Centre, 212 3rd Street, off Cedar Road, Chartwell, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entry is R10 per adult and children under 12 get in free.

For More Information

For more information about this event, visit their Facebook event.

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