Entertainment events at Fairlawns this November and December includes live performances by the eclectic Jazz trio – Bisoux. Not that they need an introduction, but this stellar jazz ensemble features Roland Moses on keys; Amaeshi Ikhechi on bass; with lead vocals and Latin percussion by the stunning Wendy Allen Twyford.
Indulge in a delectable à la carte Sunday lunch on the sunny terrace, overlooking the beautiful manicured gardens every Sunday from 12:00 with relaxing jazz to enjoy in the background. This is the perfect way to end a week with family and friends.
Alternatively, you can enjoy an evening with father and daughter duo – Adrian and Emma-Jean Galliard – who are undoubtedly born entertainers. With over 11 000 YouTube subscribers, their star is on the rise. Experience them live at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel on Friday 20 November 2020 while enjoying a sumptuous picnic-style dinner served on the lawns.
The Lazy Days & Lawn Blankets picnics are the best way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Hosted every last Sunday of the month in collaboration with Inverroche, this fantastic picnic experience includes live entertainment and a delicious picnic menu served on the lawns. For a superb outdoor experience, watch the Fairlawns social media pages and visit their website for more information as each picnic date is revealed.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel offers a delicate blend of luxury and convenience with their professionally serviced events facilities. Fairlawns is perfectly suited for year-end functions, intimate weddings and special events, with two event rooms and various special occasion spaces of every nature.
A visit to Spa at Fairlawns is an absolute treat, but don’t just take our word for it, let the awards speak for themselves. The Spa at Fairlawns was awarded with Best Luxury Hotel Spa: Africa at the World Luxury Spa Awards. There’s simply no better way to unwind from Johannesburg’s hustle and hustle than the beautiful setting of our Spa, with its relaxing outdoor facilities.
Please note: Social distancing and strict hygiene standards will be in place. Groups of no more than 10 permitted, and every event limited to 50 people. There is limited availability so we recommend an early booking to avoid disappointment. Terms & Conditions apply.
For more information about Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa, visit fairlawns.co.za.
You can also contact them on 011 808 7300 or [email protected].
Monday, 16 December 2019, the Day of Reconciliation, is a public holiday all about unity and togetherness. Also known as the 'biggest day in retail', this national holiday offers the chance to catch up on all you have been missing while managing the year-end rush. Take advantage of this long weekend to get out and about in the city. Whether it's family fun you are after, a couple of drinks or a little sophistication at the theatre, there is a ton happening over this long weekend.
Joburg Zoo have partnered with the Joburg Theatre to bring you a merry Christmas light festival. Come and see all your favourite animals lit up in brilliant colours. There will also be classical live entertainment, food and craft stalls. This is perfect for the whole family!
The Festival of Lights will run over the long weekend, between 07:00 - 22:00 daily.
The Fourways Farmers Market is one of the most popular foodie markets in the city. Their final series of markets for the year takes place over the Reconciliation Day weekend, bringing you awesome food, live music and Christmas festivities for all ages. This will be the final Fourways Farmers Market held at their current location, as they will be moving to a bigger premises in March 2020. Don't miss out!
Visit the FFM Christmas edition on Friday, 13 December 2019, Saturday, 14 December 2019 or Sunday, 15 December 2019.
Silly season is officially open! Come through to the 1 Fox Precinct for the epic 12 Pubs of Xmas event. This is Joburg's most outrageous drinking event of the year, so you don't want to miss out on the fun. There are a number of group activities which you must complete, including drinking while standing on one foot, crawling your way to the pub and wearing your shoe as a glove!
The 12 Pubs of Xmas event will take place on Saturday, 14 December 2019.
Celebrate your pride at the inaugural Maboneng Pride Art Festival. Bringing together queer-indentifying artists, tattooists, fashionistas, sculptors and gamers, this event aims to encourage queer visibility in the arts. There will be a number of participating venues around the Maboneng Precinct, where you can mingle, dance and express your authentic self. It's the perfect way to kick off the long weekend, so don't miss it.
The Maboneng Pride Art Festival will take place on Saturday, 14 December 2019.
The Charles Dickens classic Christmas tale returns to the Pieter Toerien Theatre at Montecasino this December. With the refrain of Bah, Humbug! from Jason Ralph as Ebenezer Scrooge, you will be transported to a world of Christmas past, present and future. Bring older kids to see this heart-warming story of redemption.
Friday, 13 December 2019 at 19:30.
Saturday, 14 December 2019 at 16:00 and 19:30.
Sunday, 15 December 2019 at 15:00 and 18:00.
Monday, 16 December 2019 at 15:00.
Soweto Theatre is the place to be this long weekend. Hosting the I Love Soweto Festival, they bring you a feast of live music, food, entertainment and much more, kicking things off with an outdoor movie screening for the kids and cheese and wine for the older folk. The following evening sees the I Love Soweto Night Market set up their stalls, offering you handcrafted goods and a magical performance by the Soweto String Quartet. To wrap things up, the Seven Colours Sunday food market will fill your belly with delicious South African treats.
This event is not to be missed, so get your tickets as soon as possible.
The Crafters Fair is an East Rand must-visit. Taking place alongside the Emperors Palace Garden of Lights, this Christmas market is the ideal place to pick up handmade gifts and stocking fillers. Bring the little ones to visit Santa's Village and see the merry elves in action. Afterwards, you can take them on a thrilling carnival ride or for some delicious ice cream melts. All in all, it's a family fun affair, so make sure to head on over this long weekend.
The Crafters Fair takes place from 09:00 - 21:00 daily.
Finally, we have the Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets event at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. For a relaxed Sunday afternoon in the summer sun, free welcome drinks, gourmet finger snacks and live entertainment, get your tickets to the final Lazy Days event of the year. Dress up in your best Christmas attire to stand a chance to win a prize for best dressed! Kiddies are welcome too, so bring the whole family along.
The Lazy Days and Lawn Blankets event takes place on Sunday, 15 December 2019.
Sometimes all you need over a long weekend is a little rest and relaxation in the comfort of your own home. It's also a perfect excuse to host a family braai. Check out our Braai Essentials Guide for tips and tricks on perfecting your braai skills. Or, bond with the kids by getting into the spirit of Christmas baking.
Whatever you choose to get up to over this weekend, we hope it's fun, refreshing and all that you need to get through the final stretch of 2019. Happy holidays!
Because life is just too short to stay indoors, join Fairlawns Boutique Hotel in celebration of the festive season at the Lazy Days & Lawn Blankets picnic experience.Your Lazy Days & Lawn Blankets ticket includes a welcome drink, all food and entertainment. So, join Fairlawns as they celebrate the end of the year in style. Embrace the season by dressing to impress in your finest Christmas hats and elf ears.
Sunday, 15 December 2019, from 12:30-16:30.
Fairlawns Boutique Hotel, Alma Rd, Off Bowling Ave, Sandton, Johannesburg.
Tickets cost R695 per adult and R350 for children under 12. Book yours by emailing [email protected]
Details: 011 804 2540
What Is It?
Joburg Ballet and Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa have something special in store for ballet lovers. This August, Ballet Botanica is coming to Fairlawns for a two day dance extravaganza. The first day of shows will see dancers perform under the moonlight, as guests sit beneath a magical Bedouin tent. Then, on the following day, guests will be treated to an afternoon picnic high tea event. Tuck into some delectable treats as the dancers entertain you with their skill, grace and poise. Featured dance pieces include the Pas de Deux from Sleeping Beauty and new choreographed neo-classical pieces from the likes of Kitty Phetla.
This event is in collaboration with Friends of the Ballet, a fund-raising initiative aimed at keeping the Joburg Ballet afloat. This year's fundraising event at Fairlawns Boutique Hotel & Spa goes towards funding new studio mats for the two Joburg Ballet rehearsal studios. So, support this good cause and get your tickets to Ballet Botanica.
When Is It?
Saturday, 24 August and Sunday, 25 August 2019.
Saturday at 17:00.
Sunday at 12:30.
Where Is It?
Tickets cost R800 per person, which includes an arrival drink, one meal and exquisite performances by the Joburg Ballet Company.
Book your tickets by emailing [email protected]
For more information
For more information, visit the Friends of the Ballet website, or follow Joburg Ballet on social media:
Facebook - facebook.com/JoburgBalletCompany
Twitter - twitter.com/JoburgBallet
Instagram - instagram.com/joburgballet
Contact them on +27(0)11 877 6898 or via email at [email protected]
Not only is Level Four in Rosebank an upmarket and snazzy restaurant to visit if you're looking to impress, but it also offers a delectable Afternoon Tea served daily from 14:30 - 17:00. This lovely little 'time-out' offers you a choice of English tea sandwiches, freshly baked scones, moreish pastries and premium tea leaves. Take your pick from the Traditional Afternoon Tea - R290* per person, the Royal Afternoon Tea - R360* per person or Cocktail Afternoon Tea (includes an alcoholic cocktail infused with tea) - R395 per person, complete with a glass of Champagne Afternoon Tea - (includes a glass of Perriet Jouet Champagne) - R420 per person.
If you happen to be in the area, make sure you make a stop at La Vie & Rose for a spot of tea and some delicious food. Choose between sitting indoors or outside in the lovely garden. And if it's a little chilly, not a problem, they provide warm and toasty blankets for the tables. As for high tea, there are two set menus to choose from. There are far too many delicious goodies to mention here, so click here if you want to suss it out for yourself. But the general details are as follows: cost for either menu is R260* per person; it's all buffet style; each person indulges in 11 pieces each (four sweet & seven savoury OR six sweet and five savoury depending on which menu you selected).
For an afternoon of sophistication and delicious delicacies, book a lovely morning tea (Monday to Saturday 09:30 to 11:30) or afternoon tea (Monday to Sunday 14:00 to 16:00) for yourself and/or your friends at the Piano Lounge at the Saxon. Treat yourself to sweet and savoury handcrafted delights from light and fluffy scones to an assortment of pastries and cakes, and learn what the true meaning of what high tea is. This is the perfect way to enjoy a well-deserved break or to hang out with the girls. The cost is as follows: Sunday to Friday - R465* per person; Saturday morning - R465* per person; Saturday afternoon - R520* per person; all complete with the accompaniment of their live pianist. Click here for more information.
Pretty in pink and white stripes, quaint and cosy, The Patisseriein Illovo is the perfect place for a decadent high tea with your girlfriends. They have a wide variety of sweet and savoury snack options, as well as various hot drinks, juices and teas. An absolute MUST while you're there are their macaroons and red velvet cupcakes, they're to die for, we kid you not! This is the best spot to be if you're looking to spoil yourself with indulgent cakes, iced treats, cupcakes and the deliciously light Mille Feuille. Yum!
This one is a given! Whether you're looking to set up your own high tea at home for your loved ones or want to indulge in all things sweet and savoury in store, Belle's Patisserie has everything you need. Their high tea menu options are completely customisable, offering everything from decadent pastries and savoury treats to dainty finger sandwiches and, of course, their freshly baked scones served with clotted cream. We absolutely adore their cupcakes, especially the red velvet ones! If this sounds like your cup of tea, contact them to find out more.
Details: Click here | [email protected] | Blubird: 063 685 0896 OR Sandton: 082 968 5389 | Blubird: Blubird Shopping Centre, Corner Athol Oaklands Road and Fort Street, Birnam, Johannesburg| On-The-Go Sandton City: Outside Edgars on the lower level, Sandton City, Johannesburg.
We love the sound of this classic high tea at the Manor House Bistro at the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. Not only do you get to enjoy a lovely classic high tea and savour ribbon sandwiches, traditional scones with Devonshire clotted cream and strawberry jam, and an assortment of pastries served with your choice of tea or coffee, but you can also indulge in champagne or sparkling wine served by the glass. It makes us feel so classy! And best of all, you can pick either the morning or the afternoon tea depending on your busy schedule. They know how to make a girl feel special, so be sure to join in for a Women's Day High Tea in collaboration with L'Oréal, from 12:00 -17:00. At only R495* per person, this includes your welcome drink, all food and entertainment. Booking is essential.
When we say Montecasino, what comes to mind? Bird Gardens? The Piazza? The casino? All the food and exciting shows? Yes, Montecasino has everything you could ever possibly need to stay entertained, including a decadent high tea at the Palazzo Hotel! There's nothing more delightful than relaxing a little and enjoying a selection of your favourite delectable sweet and savoury treats. The chef’s delicious daily bakes includes a variety of cakes, assorted sandwiches, quiches and scones, all accompanied by freshly infused teas. The Palazzo's high tea is served from 14:00 to 17:00, any day of the week, at R285* per person. No need for a special occasion to indulge in a little afternoon tea delight. Booking and pre-payment is essential.
Details: Click here | 011 510 3000 | Montecasino Boulevard, Fourways, Johannesburg.
Many special occasions call for a special high tea - baby showers, kitchen teas, birthdays, even just for lunch - and if you're looking for a unique place to celebrate, then you need to check out the Silver Teaspoon in Northcliff. This country-style garden venue will take you back in time to the Victorian era with all its antiques, crockery and decor. You can enjoy a spot of tea in the garden in the sun or you can take a seat in the tea room. They have a lovely collection of sweet and savoury treats (think pancakes, tarts, quiche, meringue pie and cheesecake, just to name a few). Make sure you call and book in advance in case there is an event already arranged.
Plan an indulgent afternoon out with the girls at Contessa in Rivonia. Here, you and your ladies will get to enjoy a pot of exotic tea accompanied with a glorious selection of sweet and savoury goodies from their high tea menu. Who wouldn't love to spend the afternoon sipping on tea and tucking into mini quiches, sandwiches and red velvet cupcakes? We know we would! This high tea costs R169 per person and includes an individual pot of exotic tea (two cups) or a specialty coffee if you prefer. Please note that three days notice is required and a R80 deposit per person is requested to secure your booking.
Whether you want a traditional afternoon tea or are planning something to mark some of life’s greatest moments (think stork parties and kitchen teas to birthday and kids' parties), the Tea Room offers you a delightful venue for just these occasions. Spoil yourself with delectable cupcakes, decadent cakes and sweet or savoury tartlets along with a relaxing cup of tea. And, if you just want to kick back, relax and delight your taste buds with a selection of confectionery and finger snacks, they serve their traditional English high tea too. Booking is essential.
For a classic high tea filled with indulgence, elegance and sophistication, Am.Biance at Marion on Nicol has it all. Delight your palate with divine sweet and savoury delights such as smoked salmon sandwiches, strawberries and cream, and the ever-indulgent chocolate truffles that'll leave you feeling satisfied. The high tea is available on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays out on their stunning terrace. Booking is essential.
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