With the lockdown slowly easing its restrictions, let’s raise a glass to the decisiveness of our President and all South Africans for answering the call and staying home. We've all helped to #FlattenTheCurve.
During this time of social distancing, we've all found new ways to connect with our friends and family. Now, you can get your favourite Inverroche Gins delivered right to your door using one of their trusted drinks delivery partners. It’s time to toast to our resilience during this challenging time and celebrate with our number ones.
Infused with fynbos from the coastal region and dunes of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Amber is a rich and aromatic, amber coloured gin with fresh citrus, slight juniper, sweet toffee apples and delicate floral notes which intertwine to deliver a dry, woody finish.
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Infused with fynbos from the limestone-rich soils of the low lands of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Classic is crispy and dry with upfront green, grassy juniper notes which blend seamlessly with a bouquet of soft flowers on the nose. Redolent of summer citrus, rose petals and assertive florals, delivering a clean, dry and spicy finish.
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Infused with fynbos from the mountainous terrain of the Cape Floral Kingdom, Inverroche Gin Verdant is floral and soft with a translucent golden-green hue. Delicate aromas reminiscent of elderflower and chamomile, lead to summer blooms, a touch of spice, subtle juniper, waxy lemon rind and alluring liquorice on the palate.
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2020 has been one challenging and unpredictable year! We can only hope 2021 will be better. And to dance and dine our way into a more positive, prosperous and exciting year filled with plenty of adventures, successes and happiness, we have come up with a cheerful New Year's Eve guide. Although celebrating might be a little different this year, there's still some entertainment and parties taking place throughout the city. Here's to 2021!
Dress up to the nines, reminisce about the last 12 months and dine on exquisite cuisine at one of these New Year's Eve dinners across the city. This is just the thing if you're looking to enjoy a meal before you head out to an epic party to ring in the New Year, or if you're simply just looking for a relaxed and delicious way to welcome a brand-new year filled with new possibilities, challenges and adventures. Be sure to book well in advance as, due to health and safety protocols and regulations, there'll be limited space and seating.
Explore New Year's Eve Dinners In Joburg.
How about dancing your way into 2021? Just imagine great music, bubbles, and a lively and celebratory atmosphere, all setting the scene for the countdown to midnight. Sounds good? Then be sure to take a look at these parties that'll ring you into the New Year. Keep an eye on this list as we will be adding more and more celebration as we find them. Tickets and bookings will be limited due to health and safety regulations and protocols so be sure to book your spot early.
Explore New Year's Eve Parties.
What Is It?
Fashioned along the lines of the world's biggest New Year's parties, Time Square’s bash will be an audio-visual spectacular of epic proportions. Don't miss this amazing New Year's Eve party.
When Is It?
Tuesday, 31 December 2019 at 18:00.
Where Is It?
Sun Arena at Time Square, Pretoria, Gauteng.
How Much Is It?
Tickets are R225 - R2 500 per person, get your tickets here.
For More Information
For more information, click here.
We all know the greatest way to bond with loved ones here in Mzansi is through a meal or two. So, we have an idea, why don't you join in on celebrating Mother's Day with a spectacular carvery lunch served in the main ballroom? Speaking guest - Marnus Greyling will be playing amazing tunes on the piano. To make sure you do not miss book with [email protected]. For more information on this event visit this Facebook page.
They say brunch is breakfast without an alarm. Mother's Day Brunch has been revamped with a Boo Chic Brunch this year. They are super excited to announce that those joining will be entertained by Nadya Mycroft, who will be performing throughout the event. We already know that mom will love this chilled setting and you sure will too. See you there! For more information please visit this Facebook page.
GLAMOUR in proud partnership with Mall of Africa and Revlon South Africa are presenting a heart-warming opportunity to celebrate the precious bond between you and your mom this Mother’s Day. Sounds like something you would like to bring your mom to? I may bring mine too. This is an opportunity for mom to spend the afternoon being serenaded with music that will take her down memory lane, enjoying a continental luncheon and treats whilst sipping on an assortment of teas from the tea station. Mom will also have the chance to mingle with Asanda Sizani - who is GLAMOUR's editor-in-chief. She will be joined by her special guest speakers, celebrity moms and their daughters who will be delivering insightful, meaningful commentary on their experiences. Come and enjoy a blissful moment filled with love. Make sure you don't miss out, grab your ticket for just R200 - R360 per person online or simply visit this Facebook page for more information.
Date: Saturday, 11 May 2019 at 14:00 - 16:30.
How about we do things a little differently this year? We're thinking more on the artistic side of things. Say, painting? Sounds like a great idea, right? We think so too. You and mom can join in on this Mother's Day Paint Event for a special time to spoil mom. Together you will get the chance to create one painting consisting of different canvasses. Don't worry, no painting experience is needed. Tickets are R900 - R1 950, and you can get yours here!
This is going to be an amazing event for the whole family, especially for mom! Expect a day filled with amazing live music by our very own local talent, scrumptious food, a fully stocked bar, jumping castles, face painters, giant puppets, zoo entrance and animal demonstrations, a Manhattan Sweets activation and much more. Don't forget to pack a picnic basket to take along with you. Tickets cost R120 per adult, R70 per pensioner/child under 12, and kids aged 3 and under get in FREE. Get your tickets here.
Bring mom to the ballet, she'll love it - we promise! This is your chance to show mom how she means to you by treating her to a day out at Melrose Arch, enjoy a music and dance performance, in aid of charity, and a delicious lunch on High Street or the Square. Performers from the National School of the Arts will perform a variety of pieces, including excerpts from favourite ballets, contemporary dance and instrumental music at The Venue on High Street at Melrose Arch. Tickets cost R50 per adult; children under 12, free. All proceeds will be donated to the Smile Foundation, which puts the smiles back on children’s faces with corrective facial reconstructive surgery and treatments. To book, visit www.smilefoundationsa.org. Tickets will also be on sale at the door on Mother’s Day, subject to availability.
Show mom that she means the world to you by treating her to a stay out at Melrose Arch, where you will be enjoying music and dance performances, in aid of charity, and a delicious lunch on High Street on The Square. You have an array of endless options to choose from and you can order lunch from one of the participating restaurants; Paul, Ono Poké Eatery, Jamie’s Italian, Kauai, Moyo, Ocean Basket, Ghazal and the African Pride Melrose Arch and Autograph Collection hotel’s March Restaurant. Booking through your restaurant of choice is advisable. Sit back and enjoy an idyllic autumn afternoon with your loved ones, while relaxing to the soothing sounds of Classic 1027's string quarter in the background.
If you aren't looking for something fancy and instead want something more personal to give mom on this special day, we think she will truly appreciate a gift or two. Things that she can hold onto and cherish. Don't you worry we have all the perfect personalised gifts you can give to mom. We have compiled a list of what to get, how to DIY them and where to get them. Sounds more like your style? Then check this out!
Floral prints are always in season no matter the reason. And we think it's fitting for mommy dearest to get a gift she'll love to wear on relaxing weekend mornings before she taps into mommy-mode. She'll be comfortable while looking nice on those long and luxurious afternoons this Mother's Day with Bras N Things' new range of sleepwear. Too gorgeous to wear just for bed, if you ask me.
The Bras N Things sleepwear collection features soft satin, fabulous floral prints, snug fleece and fun prints. Who else would do a better job at modelling these amazing pieces than momma bear Michelle Alan? We thought so too. They are giving you satin long PJs in prints to suit every mood.
By Lelethu Baba
What Is It?
Don't waste another moment trying to decide what to do on New Year's Eve because Montecasino has you covered. Join them for a magical New Year’s Eve on the Piazza and welcome 2019 in style. A selection of restaurants will be going all-out on the night, with an exclusive multi-course menu. Also, don't miss out on the live music on the Piazza and an in-house DJ.
So how do you get your tickets? Make a direct booking with one of the restaurants listed below. Then, visit the restaurant prior to 31 December 2018 to collect your armband with your proof of booking. Only guests with armbands will be permitted to enter the Piazza via the La Toscana entrance from 18h00 onwards
The menu price includes the following:
So make Montecasino your place to be this New Year's Eve.
When Is It?
Monday, 31 December 2018 from 18:00
Where Is It?
Montecasino, Montecasino Blvd, Fourways, Johannesburg
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R750 per person and includes everything mentioned above.
Tickets can be booked by calling the numbers listed above.
For More Information?
For more information, visit the Montecasino website here.
What Is It?
St Patrick’s Day at Molly Malones is an annual event that has built a devoted following from around the city. Featuring good ol' Irish songs, singalongs, photo booths, Irish dancing, bagpipes and more, we think this is a fun and memorable way to celebrate St Paddy's Day!
Join in on the revelry as this year's event promises to be bigger, better and even more magical. You can expect Irish dancers, magicians, free face painters, a photo booth, bagpipers and load of competitions and prizes. There will also be live performances from the likes of:
So, come along all you leprechauns, because it's time to celebrate the luck of the Irish!
When Is It?
Saturday, 14 March 2020 at 12:00.
Where Is It?
Molly Malones, corner Forest Road and Sunset Boulevard, Pineslopes, Fourways, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Entrance costs R100 per person at the door, or you can pre-purchase early bird tickets at Molly Malone’s for R80 per person.
For More Information
For more information, click here.
With American Whiskeys, get in on the hottest new global spirits trend and infuse your braai, enjoy a home whiskey tasting or get the festive season rolling with a cocktail party. It's easy to be a spectacular host this holiday season with these deliciously spicy cocktails or summer coolers. You can get your authentic American Whiskeys, such as Bourbon, Tennessee Whiskey, Rye Whiskey, and other US distilled spirits at all good liquor stores.
Try this garden fresh low-cal Mint Julep...
In a glass, muddle the mint and sugar well, bruising the mint leaves, to dissolve the sugar and release the flavour of the mint. Add the Bourbon. Fill the glass with crushed ice and stir well. Garnish with a mint sprig. For extra freshness, add a twist of lemon rind.
When it’s hot, hot, hot, go for a Tennessee Cooler...
Serve over ice and garnish with a lemon wedge. And... voilà!
Give some American flair to festive entertaining with an Apple Cider Bourbon cocktail...
Combine chilled cider, lemon juice and Bourbon over ice and garnish with a cinnamon stick.
On chilly nights around the braai, heat the apple cider with a slice of fresh ginger root, and blend with the Bourbon for a spicy, warming drink garnished with a cinnamon stick. Ring in the changes with a dash of maple syrup for extra sweetness and festive flavour.
For More Information
To find out more about American Whiskeys, discover the history of American distilling or to get more great recipes to try out, visit www.distilledspiritsusa.co.za. Discover the American Whiskey trail here.
Drink your whiskey responsibly. For more information: www.drinkinmoderation.org.
What Is It?
The Peech Boutique Hotel will be hosting a Spring Wine Festival to celebrate the change of season. You will get to enjoy an afternoon filled with fine wine and delicious gourmet cuisine. You can expect a collection of wine estates including AA Badenhorst Wines, Andy Mitchell Wines, Anura Vineyards, Ataraxia Wines, Avondale Wine, Beaumont Wines, Bottega Family Wine, Bouchard Finlayson Winery, Constantia Glen, Constantia Uitsig Wine Estate, Fram Wines, Gabrielskloof Wine Estate, Groot Constantia Wines, Idiom Wines, Joostenberg, Le Riche Wines, Morgenster Wine and Olive Estate, Oneiric, Rietvallei Wine Estate, Tierhoek, Vergelegen Estate, Vondeling Wines, Zevenwacht Wine Estate.
When Is It?
Saturday, 23 September 2017 from 12:00 to 17:00.
Where Is It?
The Peech Boutique Hotel, 61 North Street, Melrose, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R295 per person (includes wine tasting and R125 in food vouchers). To book, email [email protected]. Entry requires prepayment.
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Not only will Melrose Arch become a festive wonderland with their annual and much-anticipated Destination Christmas, but they'll also be hosting a stunning Christmas market perfect for some early-bird gift shopping. Here, you'll find the perfect gift while indulging in delicious holiday food all in one place. And if you’re pressed for time, head to the gift-wrapping kiosk right next to the Concierge Desk in the lower-level Galleria where you can get your gifts beautifully wrapped for a small donation to the Smile Foundation.
Christmas is around the corner which means we need to get cracking on the planning, shopping, wrapping and festive cheer! What better way to do that than by heading to the Lindenpark Xmas Night Market? Round up your loved ones and join the fun while getting started on some early Christmas shopping. Tuck into delicious food and enjoy the live music. You'll also get the opportunity to give to the less fortunate — take some toiletries and/or non-perishable foods with you to put under the Christmas tree to support one of Lindenpark's outreach projects.
It's time to get into the festive spirit! And to kick off the celebrations, St David's will be hosting its sixth annual Christmas Market early this November. Enjoy a day of Christmas cheer and shopping, scrumptious food, refreshing drinks and festive entertainment that'll delight the whole family. Browse through more than 100 craft stalls, giving you many gift ideas for the special people in your life.
For the last TWO Field Markets of 2018, the Christmas editions are here to bring you plenty of festive joy. Take a stroll underneath the trees to browse through curated stalls featuring quality, locally handcrafted items and deli products. And to delight your taste buds, enjoy a wide variety of gourmet food and craft drinks, plus there will be live music. The kids can run wild at the large free play area. Your four-legged companions are more than welcome to join in as long as they're on a leash. Entry is FREE and parking is R10 per car. All the parking proceeds will be donated to Friends of the Field & Study for the upkeep and improvement of the park.
Just in time for the festive season, Bryanston Organic & Natural Market will be hosting their stunning Moonlight Markets once again. And this year, they will be focused on children and their Christmas experience. Plenty of entertainment is planned to get them into the festive spirit, including magicians, jugglers, buskers, a Christmas-themed puppet show and Christmas carols. Because Christmas isn't Christmas without carols! Plus, more than 120 carefully selected vendors will be showcasing beautiful, original gift ideas, wholesome food and authentic crafts. It's a magical night under the stars. R20 gets the adults in and children under the age of 12 get in FREE. Parking is always in demand, so rather take an Uber if you can.
The Joburg Vintage and Artisanal Market puts a twist on the concept of a market. In this fast-food, fast-fashion and fast-paced world, we want more time to appreciate the old, the vintage, the slower side of life, and support the creative crafters who also enjoy taking their time to create their items. This silly season, why not join them for their Christmas Market in Saxonwold? Meander through the gardens to get an idea of what the old-school traders have to offer from artisanal products to jewellery, children's clothing, knitwear, antiques, collectables and ceramics. There will also be kiddies activities, delicious treats and much more. Entry is R10 per person.
Head to Dainfern College for their annual Christmas Carols and Christmas Market. The Multipurpose Hall will be hosting the Carols Service starting at 18:00, followed by the Christmas Market in the JP Block. Take along a picnic basket filled with holiday treats and enjoy an evening focused on quality family time.
The Parkview Christmas Market brings you a Christmas-themed event perfect for all ages with all the bells and whistles. There will be around 90 stalls jam-packed with Christmas stocking fillers, jewellery, leather goods, wooden crafts, paintings and pottery. Foodie delights include a bubbly and oyster bar and a trendy gin bar, and there will also be supervised kiddies entertainment, as well as live music. The market will be contributing to a worthy cause — 20% of everything you spend goes to their list of charities. There will be an entry fee and a pensioners' rate. Children under the age of 12 FREE. (Fees TBC).
If you're heading to Emperors Palace this December, make sure you don't miss this year's edition of the Garden of Lights. It's an epic celebration of all things Christmas — a winter wonderland, light extravaganza and festive adventure all rolled into one exciting outing. Packed with fun activities for the whole family, everyone will be spellbound and inspired to mingle and jingle in the picturesque gardens of the D’oreale Grande Hotel, Emperors Palace. The gardens will be open daily from 19:00 to 22:00 depending on the weather and the entrance fee is R25 per person. Or you can get your hands on the Festive Family Package at R100 for a family of five. All proceeds go charity.
It’s time to go outside and enjoy the holiday season with your loved ones at the Christmas Fairytale Festival, hosted by the In The Forest Venue. This market will be bringing a little magic and lot of joy to the city this December. Tip-toe through the magical Faerie Trail adorned with twinkling Christmas lights. Princesses, fairies, pixies and elves will be there to join the celebrations, as well as Tinkerbell and Peter Pan. For the boys, there will be an opportunity to shoot an arrow or two with Robin Hood. And that's not all, jolly old Father Christmas will also be paying a visit! As for Mom and Dad, you can shop at a small selection of carefully selected, beautifully handcrafted gift stalls under the trees. Artisan food trucks will serve something delicious for everyone. Get your tickets to this holiday spectacular at Nutickets.
Before the Christmas frenzy begins, visit The Linden Market's Christmas Edition to get started on your shopping. And for the first time in the market’s history, this festive must will span over TWO DAYS in the heart of Emmarentia Botanical Gardens. Expect everything from Yoga in the Park and 160 stunning market stalls to Santa in the Garden, sweet pooches and live music entertainment and much more. It's an absolute must visit for the whole family, including your four-legged companions. Other than all the exciting festivities, you definitely shop up a storm here as you'll find plenty of treasures such as vintage designer clothing, antiques, jewellery and accessories, as well as fresh flowers and organic skincare products. And on the culinary side, there will be lots of gourmet food, craft beer, bubbly and wine. Gates open at 09:00. Entrance is R20 per person.
The Walter Sisulu National Botanical Garden will be hosting their Christmas Carols & Market to kick off December. Expect a variety of arts, crafts, food and unique gifts for all the special people in your life. Sing along to favourite carols such as Silent Night, Jingle Bells, and much more. This year, they've invited The Welsh Male Voice Choir of SA to return, as well as various artists who will perform from around 16:00. Normal entrance fees apply on both days until 14:00, thereafter the entrance fee will switch over to the concert fees.
The highly anticipated, annual Christmas Market at the Country Pub in Kyalami is back with yet another jolly edition. Enjoy a lovely day out and about in the countryside admiring the Christmas gifts and themed stalls, plus there's a feel-good factor because you'll be supporting local vendors, artisans and crafters. A kiddie play area will keep the little ones occupied and dogs on leash are welcome. Entrance is free and there's free parking.
Support local small businesses by doing your Christmas shopping conveniently at the Wanderers Christmas Market. Running for eight days, free parking will be available and for the little ones, a playroom will keep them entertained while you shop. Stay a while and enjoy breakfast, lunch, dinner, a cup of coffee or a beer at the Wanderers Club restaurant.
The most wonderful time of the year is ALMOST upon us and once again, The Fourways Farmers Market is bringing their traditional and oh-so-jolly Christmas Night Markets! These lovely markets showcases authentic Christmas gifts, plenty of crafts and cuisine from some of Joburg’s finest creators. This is also the perfect opportunity to fill your Santa sacks with last minute gifts and treats! And for your entertainment, there'll be live musicians singing festive carols and lots of scrumptious gourmet street food. Santa has also promised to make a guest appearance. Entrance is R30 per person, kids and pensioners entry is free and pets are welcome as long as they're on a leash.
The Stables Village Market is making the most of the holiday season by bringing you their Vintage Christmas Marketedition. With over 90 stalls, this market is a must-visit for all your pre-Christmas shopping! Expect everything from Persian carpets, designer clothing, leather bags, art, toys, antiques, collectables, vintage clothing and bespoke jewellery to porcelain, silver, furniture, books, quality crafts, beautiful decor items, homemade jams and fudges, bakes and cakes. Foodies will be spoilt for choice with a wide variety of cuisine including Mexican, Portuguese, Thai, Italian, bubbly and oysters, fish and chips, craft ice cream and waffles, Austrian treats and more. Even the fur babies can join the fun as long as they're on a leash. Entry is R20 per person which includes safe on-site parking, live music and a couple of awesome cars on display.
Once again, Montecasino's Piazza will be transformed into a magical European-style Christmas market offering everything festive, merry, jolly and tasty! Come to their Christmas Village where 60 exhibitors will be selling a range of goodies from festive decor like fairy lights to Christmas treats like cakes, hot, roasted nuts and decorated biscuits. There will be plenty of gift ideas to inspire you. Family-friendly outdoor movies will be screened on the Piazza's big screen, and adults can take a break from retail therapy at the gin bar. This is the perfect opportunity to get caught up in the festive fun.
Get your last-minute gifts and stocking fillers done and dusted at the Christmas Market Under The Stars, brought to you by Sylvia's Market. Here, you can enjoy a merry setting with great food, wonderful crafts and lots of entertainment for both young and old. Follow them on Facebook to keep up to date with the lineup of entertainers they have planned, as well as more info. There's a R10 entrance fee.