Destiny Jewellery

This advent calendar will most definitely put a sparkle in your (or that special someone's) eye! Available at Takealot.com for R1 800 (on special at the time of writing this) and Zando, the Destiny Jewellery Advent Calendar with Crystals from Swarovski, will delight with this dainty box containing a variety of sparkling jewellery pieces. The box contains four pairs of earrings and four pendants with crystals and pearls from Swarovski; and 13 charms (some with crystals from Swarovski). There are also two necklaces and a bracelet for your charms. And to ensure that you are buying authentic crystals from Swarovski, the Swarovski seal comprises the latest security features. To establish the authenticity of the Swarovski seal tag or sticker, you can verify the tracking number on the Swarovski website. How fabulous!

swarovski advent calendar

M.A.C. Cosmetics

Another one for the makeup lovers! If you're a big fan on M.A.C.Cosmetics, then be sure not to miss out on the opportunity of purchasing the limited-edition Boom Boom Wow Mini Advent Calendar. Filled with 12 M.A.C. Cosmetics makeup surprises, this is a fun and exciting way to add to your makeup collection and count the days until Christmas! This is another advent calendar that sells out fast, so be sure to visit M.A.C. Cosmetics online store and get yours now!

MAC Cosmetics Advent Calendar

The Body Shop

We all know and love The Body Shop! And this year, they're making Christmas extra merry with some cool advent calendars, jam-packed with your favourite Body Shop goodies. There are three options for you to choose from depending on your festive budget. First up, there's the Make It Real Together Ultimate Advent (from R2 750*). If you're not keen on spending that much, there's the Make It Real Together Big Advent Calendar (from R1 800) or the Make It Real Together Advent Calendar (from R1 200). A few goodies include the Mango Hand Cream (30ml); Moringa Fragranced Bath Bubble (28g); Coconut Exfoliating Cream Body Scrub (50ml); Coconut Lip Butter (10ml); Almond Milk & Honey Soothing & Restoring Body Butter (50ml); and much more.

The Body Shop Advent Calendars 2020

Clarins

Do you love Clarins beauty and skincare products? If yes, then you're definitely going to love this! Available online at Clarins.co.za ONLY, you can get your hands on their 24 Days of Beauty Advent Calendar from R1 985! Enjoy 24 make-up and skincare surprises that will give you a gorgeous glow during the festive season! They also have a 12 Days of Beauty & Wellbeing Advent Calendar for R1 050 with 12 Clarins best sellers if you're looking for a smaller option. Please note, these sell out FAST! So, order yours online before it's too late!

Clarins 12 Day Advent Calendar

Yuppiechef

Count your way down to Christmas with the festive Mood 12 Mini Gins Collection Box from Yuppiechef! This is a deliciously refreshing rollercoaster of flavour, featuring 12 fun-sized 40ml bottles of gin from a variety of local distillers. It's the perfect opportunity for you to savour and explore the South African craft gin scene. It's also a great gift for a loved one who enjoys a good G&T. A few gins you can expect in this advent calendar includes 48 Gin Pink Gin, Cape Town Gin Rooibos Red Gin, Monks Mary Jane Gin and Indlovu Original Gin, just to name a few. Be sure to order this beauty before stock runs out!

Mood Gin Advent Calendar

Essence Cosmetics

This one is for the makeup lovers! If you have a fondness for essence cosmetics, then be sure to pick up their 2020 essence Ho Ho Home for X-Mas Advent Calendar (R499* exclusively from Takealot.com). Each day until Christmas Eve is a surprise with this stunning calendar, gifting you with 24 carefully selected and lovingly arranged Christmas-themed presents from Essence. Jam-packed with beauty favourites from the standard range in original size and limited products in a Christmas design, it is THE must-have for the festive season.

essence

Lindt

Christmas is not Christmas without chocolate! And Lindt has the perfect advent calendar for all you chocoholics. Take your pick from the LINDOR Advent Calendar (158g) filled with milk, dark and white chocolates with a smooth melting filling OR the LINDT TEDDY Advent Calendar filled with even more sweet thrills. As for prices, you'd have to visit a Lindt store near you. You can also find these at select Clicks and Woolies stores, or order them online!

LEGO®

Why not gift your little ones with the joy of LEGO®? They have a variety of LEGO® advent calendars that are sure to delight this Christmas. This is certainly a fun way to get into the festive spirit, with 24 different buildable presents, one for each day of the season. There's the LEGO® Friends Advent Calendar (R349.99), the LEGO® Star Wars™ Advent Calendar (R549.99), and the LEGO® Harry Potter™ Advent Calendar (R449.99). Take your pick and have a blast building a mini LEGO® world! Do keep in mind that these sell fast, so be sure to get your hands on them ASAP! If they are out of stock, simply just provide your details on the desired advent calendar page and they'll notify you when they receive more.

LEGO Advent Calendar

Funko Pocket Pop!

How about something different this year? We're absolutely loving the Funko Pocket Pop! advent calendars this year! Head to Takealot.com and add the Funko Pocket Pop!: Harry Potter Advent Calendar (R1 249) to your cart! Each calendar has miniature figurines of your favourite Harry Potter characters, making it the perfect addition to any Funko Pocket Pop! collector.

harry potter funko pop

NetFlorist

Another great treat before Christmas is NetFlorist's 12 Days Of Christmas Gourmet Advent Calendar. A unique touch for this calendar is the fact that you can personalise it with your name or the name of the person you're gifting it to, along with a festive message for the holiday season. Now onto what's important - what's inside! Each day brings an envelope filled with candy and treats. The envelopes contain Kit Kats, Skittles, M&Ms (peanut and chocolate), Haribo Happy Cola sweets, Oreos (original and golden), Jelly Teddies, Cadbury Nutties, Cadbury Astros, Liquorice Allsorts and creamy vanilla pieces. This advent calendar costs R499.95 and can be ordered online at NetFlorist.

advent claendar

Or Simply Make Your Own!

Not keen on any of these? Not to worry, there's always the option to create your own for your family and friends, and have them do the same for you! All you need to do is by a ready-made advent calendar box – Takealot.com has one, the Christmas Toyshop Advent Calendar! It's a great option for the kids, but you can use it for anything and anyone. It's R595 per box* but the best part is you can reuse it every year. Or why not get your hands on the Christmas Tree Advent Calendar for R1 095? Now for the fun part – buy 24 bits and bobs that you know your kids/partner/recipient will enjoy. This definitely adds a lovely personalised touch to the advent calendar.

Make your own advent calendar

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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.

Inverroche Gin range with a floral background

Image by Inverroche Gin

Which One Is Your Favourite?

Inverroche Gin Amber

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.

Click here to see their signature serve Amber G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Amber

Image by Inverroche Gin

Inverroche Gin Classic

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.

Click here to see their signature serve Classic G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Classic

Image by Inverroche Gin

Inverroche Gin Verdant

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.

Click here to see their signature serve Verdant G&T recipe.

Inverroche Gin Verdant

Image by Inverroche Gin

Place Your Order Online Now

Decided on which gin you'd like to have delivered to your door? Now, all you have to do is order it online and await its arrival. You can get yours delivered by one of their trusted drinks delivery partners:

For More Information

For more information, visit their website at www.inverroche.com.

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Disclaimer: Please shop, drink and enjoy responsibly. Refer to lockdown regulations regarding the sale of alcohol during level 3. 

Southside Cocktail

Are you a fan of mojitos as well as gin? Then you'll definitely love this Southside Cocktail recipe. This cocktail is also known as a gin-style mojito. Also known as a mojito, gin-style. Not only is it super refreshing and delicious, but it's quite easy to make! Here's a Southside Cocktail recipe by Geoffrey Zakarian via Food Network:

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Combine the gin, lime juice, sugar syrup and mint sprig in a shaker.
  2. Add some ice cubes and shake vigorously.
  3. Strain into a chilled martini glass.
  4. Garnish with one mint leaf, smacked to release the oils, floating on top of the cocktail.

Quick sugar syrup recipe by BBC Good Food:

Source: www.foodnetwork.com

southside cocktail

Southside Cocktail from The Food Network by Geoffrey Zakarian.

French 75 Cocktail

Ever thought of mixing gin with champagne? You can combine these two favourites into one glass and sip away on a French 75 cocktail. It's just like a mimosa, but lighter. This is usually an absolute hit at most social gatherings, but since we're all in lockdown, there's nothing wrong with making a jug all for yourself! Take a look at this easy recipe by Amanda Formaro on Amanda's Cookin':

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Using a paring knife or a zester, slice peel from lemon, going all the way around to create a long spiral.
  2. Fill a cocktail shaker with ice. Add gin, lemon juice and simple syrup. Shake vigorously for 20 seconds.
  3. Strain into a chilled champagne flute and top with Brut.
  4. Curl lemon peel around a wooden spoon or your finger to create a long twist.
  5. Garnish drink with twist and serve immediately.

Source: amandascookin.com

French 75 Cocktail bu Amanda's Cookin'

French 75 Cocktail by Amanda's Cookin'. Image by Amanda's Cookin'.

Pink Lady Cocktail

How about a pink cocktail to lift your spirits? Try this Pink Lady Gin cocktail recipe from BBC Good Food. It's perfect if you're planning a Zoom hangout with your girlfriends or simply just want to enjoy something on the sweet side.

Ingredients:

Method:

  1. Put two cocktail glasses in the fridge to chill. Pour the gin and grenadine into a cocktail shaker, then fill with ice. Shake until the outside of the shaker feels ice-cold. Strain the mixture into a jug, discarding the ice.
  2. Tip the egg white into the shaker and pour in the gin mixture. Shake well until the egg white is frothy – you can also do this in a food processor or using a hand blender, if you like.
  3. Pour the cocktail into the prepared glasses.
  4. Skewer the cherries onto cocktail sticks, if using, then use to garnish the glasses along with the lemon zest, if you like.

Tip: Homemade Grenadine

Source: www.bbcgoodfood.com

Pink Lady Cocktail

Pink Lady Cocktail recipe by Miriam Nice via BBC Good Food. Image by BBC Good Food.

Spiced G&T

Not looking for a pretty cocktail? If you enjoy drinking your G&T as is with a few flavoured elements, then try this Spiced G&T from BBC Good Food. This twist on a G&T is perfect to enjoy before or after a hearty winter warmer meal and looks absolutely fabulous and refreshing.

Ingredients:

To garnish:

Method:

  1. Put a large handful of ice in a big glass, then pour over 50ml cardamom-spiced gin.
  2. Crush 2-3 whole cardamom pods so they just split open and drop those in too.
  3. Pour over 100ml classic tonic water, then garnish with fresh or dried rose petals.

Source: www.bbcgoodfood.com

Spiced G&T

Spiced G&T recipe by Miriam Nice via BBC Good Food. Image by BBC Good Food.

Who Are They?

Using only fresh ingredients, Smiths Gin ZA craft gins are produced and distributed from Johannesburg, South Africa. Each variant is specifically created for the different gin types found in a gin-tonic pairing wheel.

What Do They Offer?

Gin.

Where Are They Located?

21 Sunset Avenue, Pineslopes, Fourways, Johannesburg.

Safety Precautions In Place

Place most stock at Takealot for online order and delivery.

Do They Deliver?

Yes.

For More Information

For more information about Smiths Gin ZA, visit their website.

Details: 082 746 3481 | [email protected]

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What Is It?

La Boqueria invites you to this Gin & Jazz Lunch out in Parktown North. Bring your friends and family along to enjoy some of the best gins around, a delicious Hispanic lunch and laid-back jazz in the early spring breezes. Make sure to book your table as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

When Is It?

Saturday, 28 March at 12:00 - 17:00. 

Where Is It?

La Boqueria, 17 3rd Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Call 011 325 0011 or email [email protected] to make bookings.

For More Information

Click here for more information on this event.

Before Summer Ends...

The city's sun-baked afternoons are starting to cool down. Autumn is certainly fast approaching. And to make the most of the last days of summer while watching our beloved Joburg shift from hues of purple and green to a regal gold and auburn, why not visit Flames Restaurant at The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff and delight your taste buds with their refreshing limited 4 All Seasons: Summer Edition Gin?

Distilled and bottled solely for Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff by Ol’ Jimmy’s Microbrewery and Nano-distillery, this unique gin delight is an infusion of juniper, coriander, angelica, lemon, orris and pomegranate. And for the perfect pairing, serve and enjoy with Fitch & Leedes Pink Tonic and pomegranate. The gin's alcohol content is 43%.

There's no better way to say goodbye to summer and hello to autumn than with some of the best views in the city, while sipping on a 4 All Seasons: Summer Edition G&T at The Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff.

For More Information

For more information about the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, visit www.fourseasons.com.

You can contact them on 011 481 6000 or [email protected].

Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news, events, offers and more.

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?

The Green. LIVE & The Green Craft Bar are bringing back the Benoni Beer & Gin Festival! This fest has become a hit in the East, where everyone flocks to enjoy good beverages and delicious food. The cherry on top; the line-up features headliners - Desmond and the Tutus, Rubber Duc & Shortstraw!

Also expect 12 local craft breweries, 8 gin distilleries and exquisite food.

Enjoy craft beers and ample gin!

When Is It?

Saturday, 06 June 2020 at 10:00

Where Is It?

Benoni Northerns Sports Club, 1 Brodigan Ave, Benoni, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R100 - R125 per person. Get yours here.

For More Information

Check out their Facebook page here.

What Is It?

Gin Africa presents the Gin and Jazz Picnic - an outdoor picnic and music experience like no other, featuring the country's most celebrated jazz musicians and most loved gin brands. This year, the Gin and Jazz Picnic features all-time favourite song-bird Zamajobe, soulful Melo B Jones, with DJs JustThemba, WenaWedwa, YourUncleGarry, Maria McCloy and SlyPod to keep you grooving.

For a full picnic experience, scrumptious food and drinks, join Gin Africa at the Observatory Sports Club with your picnic blankets and chairs. It's sure to be an unforgettable experience, so don't miss out!

When Is It?

Sunday, 26 April 2020 at 10:00.

Where Is It?

Observatory Sports Club, 59 Frederick Street, Observatory, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R350 - R1350 per person. Get yours online via Webtickets.

*All tickets come with a complimentary drink of your choice and access to the GinJoyPhotoBooth to capture the memories with friends and family.

For More Information

Follow Gin Africa on Facebook for more information.

What Is It?

Join in on the ultimate gin & tonic tasting experience on the rolling lawns of Casalinga Restaurant this March. Expect nothing but the tastiest G&T, fresh garnishes and bursts of flavour to tantalise those taste buds! Sit back and relax with a G&T in hand and the sounds of top local acoustic artists to serenade you through the afternoon.

Tickets include entry into the event as well as a complimentary gin glass and FREE gin & tonic taster. Space is very limited, so get yours early to avoid disappointment!

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 March 2020 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Casalinga Restaurant, Plot 328, Rocky Ridge Rd, Muldersdrift, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R160 - R200 per person. Get yours here!

For More Information

Click here for more information.

Details: 011 957-2612/3311 | [email protected]

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.

What Is It?

The Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel presents the Original Kleinkaap GinFest 2020.

The day will be filled with delicious street food, good vibes and a great time. There will be 20 craft gin stall and 5 craft food stalls.

You will receive a complimentary glass and two tasting tokens with your ticket to pair with the amazing live music on the lawns.

Don't forget to bring your chairs and picnic blankets.

Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 29 February 2020 at 12:00.

Where Is It?

Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel, 87 Jim van der Merwe Road, Clubview, Centurion, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R120 per person, get your ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information, click Here.

What Is It?

Summer is here and the city is ready to have fun. You are invited to an unforgettable experience - the Gin & Jazz Summersets.

The day will be filled with good music and carefully selected gins from around the continent for you to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to find your ultimate gin.

Get your tickets now!

When Is It?

Saturday, 07 December 2019 at 10:00.

Where Is It?

Gender Links Cottages, 30 Gill Street Observatory, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R350 - R 1 350 per person, get you ticket Here.

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

Enjoy a decadent evening with a Gin and Chocolate Pairing! Presented by Inverroche Distillery, Jack Rabbit Chocolate Studio, Café del Sol South Africa & The Landmark Cocktail Bar.

Sip on your GnT on arrival with pizza canapés to fire up your taste buds! Then head on in for a tasting of Gin and Chocolate that will leave your palate desperate for more!

When Is It?

Wednesday, 04 December 2019 at 18:30.

Where Is It?

The Landmark Cocktail Bar, Bryanston Shopping Centre, William Nicol Drive, Bryanston, Johannesburg, Gauteng.

How Much Is It?

Tickets are R350 per person. Book your tickets via email at [email protected]

For More Information

For more information, visit Here.

What Is It?

The Gin Foraging Festival is back at Melrose Arch and is set to be an exciting Sunday afternoon spent exploring wonderful and exciting flavours. Guests will experience some of the country’s most exciting gin brands, both local and international, all available for tasting in this upmarket, elegant British-style bar.

Delicious brands of Bombay Sapphire, Ginifer, Westcliff, Whitley Neil, Cruxland and Ginologist bringing good tunes. Plus plenty of perfect gin serves, delicious food and chilled South African lounge vibes. Upon arrival, each guest will get promotional vouchers and a branded Gin Festival glass to take home.

Churchills

When Is It?

Sunday, 01 December 2019 at 13:00 - 19:00.

Where Is It?

Churchill's Bar, Melrose Arch, Shop 52HL, Melrose Arch Boulevard, Melrose, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R200 per person, and you can buy yours here!

 

What Is It?

Did you enjoy the East Rand Gin Festival hosted earlier this year? Then check this out - a two-day celebration of all things gin, craft rum, vodka, moonshine and more! The East Rand Craft Liquor Festival is all about celebrating the best in craft beverages our country has to offer, proudly brought to you by Gin Passport SA.

There will also be excellent live entertainment, fantastic food and a great vibe to ensure you have a wonderful weekend. Headliners, WonderBoom and Arno Carstens will be backed by the likes of Black Cat Bones, Strait-Jackal, Miss Heidi and the Bar Room Bandits, Danny Muso, Jacques Mouton, Bianca Blanc & Band, Zebra, Lindo M, Shotgun Tori, Club of Suns and Ashton Wheeler. Kerry-Anne Allerston will be the MC for Saturday, keeping the vibe going strong.

So, grab your gin passports and head out to the East Rand Craft Liquor Festival. The first 1000 adult tickets sold each day will receive FREE festival glasses. Book yours as soon as possible!

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 - Sunday, 03 November 2019.

**Gates open at 10:00 on both days, but will close as soon as the headline acts start - that is 18:00 on Saturday and 16:00 on Sunday.

Where Is It?

Birchwood Hotel and OR Tambo Conference Centre, 14 View Point Road, Boksburg, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost:

R180 per adult for a single day pass.

R300 per adult for a weekend pass.

R100 per child (must be accompanied by an adult - no underage drinking will be permitted.)

R4000 per adult for a VIP ticket.

Visit Quicket to purchase your tickets before they sell out!

For More Information

Click here for more information.

Details: Facebook | Twitter | Tel: 072 891 3531

The Best Place To Be This Summer

Make the most of the city's sun-baked afternoons by cooling off with the refreshingly new limited 4 All Seasons: Spring Edition Gin, at Flames Restaurant.

Distilled and bottled solely for Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff by Ol’ Jimmy’s Microbrewery and Nano-distillery, this unique gin delight is an infusion of butterfly blue pea flower, lime blossom and jasmine. As tonic is added, the vivid blue spirit melts into violet – the perfect celebration of the purple blaze that transforms the city as Jacaranda trees burst into bloom.

As the best view of the city is undeniably at the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, the hotel has launched two inspired offerings, exclusive to Flames Restaurant, in spirit of Jacaranda season.

Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoons

From R275 per person, Flames invites you to sample the signature G&T or one of the four bespoke cocktails crafted by local mixologists – Molecular Bars. Heighten this experience with a choice of two canapés or sharing plates. Indulge in the divine menu by Chef Keith Frisley, which includes baked purple figs with brie and hazel nuts; and salmon tataki, avocado and coriander pesto served with crudité. The Jacaranda Aperitivo Afternoon will run from Friday, 04 October 2019 until Sunday, 08 December 2019 between 15:00 and 18:00 at Flames Restaurant.

Westcliff Jacaranda

Friday Jacaranda Lunch

For a gastronomical experience like no other, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff welcomes guests to the Friday Jacaranda Lunch, which will be served between 11:00 and 15:00. At R595 per person, Flames Restaurant offers a buffet of seasonal cold appetizers followed by an a-la-carte main course and a selection of desserts from their master pastry chefs. With drinks packages offered to large groups, the Friday Jacaranda Lunch is the ideal choice for a memorable end-of-the-year celebration. The Jacaranda Lunch will run every Friday until 06 December 2019.

For those not wanting to take part in the two Jacaranda specials, Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff encourages guests to visit Pre-View bar or Après Spa, where Chef Daniel Payne has specially prepared a tempting array of dishes and cocktails to complement the season.

Celebrate the change of season at Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff. Indulge in a Jacaranda Gin cocktail overlooking the purple canopy of the city and start the slow unwind to the festive season, in style.

Westcliff Jacaranda

Book Now

Reservations for both Jacaranda Specials are highly recommended. Make bookings through  www.flamesrestaurant.co.za or by calling 011 481 6000.

#FSJohannesburg #fsjoburgjacaranda #allaboutyou

For More Information

For more information about the Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, visit www.fourseasons.com.

You can contact them on 011 481 6000 or [email protected].

Don't forget to like and follow them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to stay up to date with the latest news, events, offers and more.

What Is It?

Grape & Lime Fest, in collaboration with the Moors Castle in Muldersdrift, bring you their first ever gin and wine festival this November. Come and sample some of the best gin and wines from both local and international brands. Enjoy an array of food and craft stalls, while being entertained with live music throughout the day. It's the perfect way to kick off summer!

Make sure to get there early, because the first 500 arrivals will receive a free tasting glass. We'll see you there.

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 from 10:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

The Moors Castle, 638 Larsens Road, Muldersdrift, Gauteng. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost:

Early bird (limited) - R80 per person

General Tickets - R90 per person

**These tickets include a welcome information pack and coupon for 10 tastings.

V.I.P. Tickets - R400 per person (only 24 available)

**These tickets include access to V.I.P. area and a goodie bag.

Kids between 12-17 - R30

Kids between 0-11 - FREE

Get your tickets online via Quicket.

For More Information

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Details: 076 433 5369 | [email protected]

The Art Farm - A Sense of History

The Art Farm is precisely what its name implies - a dedicated art venue out in peaceful Alewynspoort. Established in 2014 by Eugene and Ilse Becker, The Art Farm is built on farmland which dates back to the early development period of Johannesburg after the South African War (1899 - 1902). With this sense of history in mind, you should definitely pay this unique art centre a visit.

Art Farm

Food, Wine & Fine Art

The Art Farm is all about art - every kind, from culinary art, to wine making, music and visual art. This is where the written word is celebrated and children's laughter is cherished. Nature welcomes you here too, providing the perfect relaxing environment just a short drive from the city. With an on-site restaurant and bakery, kiddies play area, bar and events venue, The Art Farm is the ideal family-friendly space to enjoy a little fresh air, some great tasting food and, of course, all kinds of art. The farm also boasts 27 art stalls - converted stables which each hold a new delight for visitors. You can stroll through the stables to pick up a selection of original pottery items, vintage furniture, paintings and winery.

Art Farm

Book lovers, there is something special here for you too. A loft bookshop with over 7000 books! Come out on a weekend to enjoy an entire day of gossipy biographies, adventure tales, stories of love and astounding facts about the natural world. Young readers are also welcome to get lost in a world of fairy tales, trolls, heroes and valiants. Afterwards, you can visit The Art Farm's famous pig, Spekkie. The kids will certainly be delighted by her antics as she frolics in the mud pool. The resident farm horse, SM-arty offers rides to the kids, too. You and the kids may also take some time to plant a few seeds in the veggie garden. If you return a few weeks later there is sure to be a fresh bounty to harvest. Either way, this is tranquility at its very best.

The Art Farm Night Market 

The Art Farm Craft Yard hosts monthly night markets. Featuring live music, art displays, foodie delights and a great atmosphere, the night market is a must-visit. There are only three more night market events taking place this year, so don't miss out on all the fun! However, if night markets aren't your thing, pop by for the weekend market. A celebration of authentic art, hand-made crafts, real farm fresh produce and eco-friendly materials. These markets take place every Saturday and Sunday from 09:00 - 15:00.

On Saturday, 05 October 2019 the Art Farm Craft Yard invite you to enjoy a craft whiskey, gin and beer bash! Of course, you can also indulge in the usual weekend market fare, which includes craft stalls selling beaded jewellery, wooden toys and trinkets, soaps and quirky home decor items. The Art Farm deli will also be there, offering you an array of deli meats, cheeses, breads and home-style baked biscuits. So, bring the whole family along for a fun day out at the vintage-inspired Craft Yard.

For more information

Visit their website for more information - the-artfarm.co.za.

Or, follow them on Facebook to stay up to date with the latest events, workshops and exhibitions.

Details: Plot 56, Klipriver Road, R550, Alewynspoort, Eikenhof, Gauteng | [email protected]

Bedford Steakhouse est. 1972

Before it was known as Bennigan's restaurant, this family-friendly steakhouse was called Bedford Steakhouse. Established in 1972 by Costa Paizes, Bedford Steakhouse was well known for its great steaks and American-style dining experience. Housed at Bedford Centre, the steakhouse was a firm family favourite for many years.

Bennigan's

But, as all things must, Bedford Steakhouse underwent a change. Becoming Bennigan's Restaurant, this eatery upped the stakes by offering a greater wine selection, top quality meats and in-house desserts on their menu. In 2016, Bennigan's also made a move from Bedfordview to the suburb of Kensington. However, their food ethos has stayed true to the original Bedford Steakhouse. With the same emphasis on sourcing the best ingredients and produce directly from the farmers themselves, Bennigan's brings perfect products straight to the table for the customer to enjoy.

The restaurant is still going strong 47 years later. In a world of takeout chains, fast food and shopping mall dining culture, Bennigan's stands out among the rest.

Bennigans

Fancy Fusion

You can't miss Bennigan's Restaurant. Situated on Langermann Drive, the steakhouse welcomes you from all directions. The sprawling outdoor deck adorned with fairy lights and greenery catches your attention, as it suggests an air of modern fine dining. Upon entry you will find an eclectic mix of American ranch style, Italian chic and South African influences in the decor. The furniture and lighting are sophisticated without being intimidating. There is, of course, a family-friendly element too, so the kids will feel right at home. While the restaurant does overlook the bustling street below, it is removed from the chaos. The vibe is relaxed and welcoming. This is the perfect place for a special family dinner or date night.

Bennigan's also has a dedicated kids play area to keep the 'Bennikids' entertained. With slides, play mats and a colouring station, this is a little one's dream. The restaurant is also working on a special children's menu to fill hungry bellies with the best they have to offer. So, next time the family beg to go out for dinner, don't head for the nearest fast food franchise or run-of-the-mill steakhouse, because Bennigan's awaits.

Fine Wine, Prime Cuts and Mississippi Mud Pie 

Bennigan's menu combines the essence of American steakhouse cuisine with modern South African touches. For starters, we recommend the spicy buffalo wings. Always a crowd pleaser, the chicken wings are basted in Benningan's secret spicy sauce, covered in sesame seeds and chili mayo. However, if you want something a little more indulgent, try out their salmon tartare, beef carpaccio or snails paree. Paired with one of the restaurant's fine wines, these European classics go down a treat.

Onto the mains. Benningan's is known for its premium A-grade beef, so it would be a shame not to sample a fillet, rump or sirloin steak. From a 200g fillet to a 600g T-bone, Bennigan's has a steak to suit any appetite. Order yours plain, basted or pepper crusted with a side of mashed or baked potato, onion straws, fries or seasonal veg. Lastly, add a sauce to bring all the flavours together. Your options - monkey gland, Bearnaise, creamy peppercorn, mushroom, garlic or cheese.

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If you aren't a steak fanatic, fear not. Bennigan's has a variety of other delectable mains to choose from. Think lamb shank, oxtail stew, slow-roasted pork belly, baby back ribs and seared salmon. Vegetarian options are slim on this menu. However, veggie lovers should delight over the Butternut Pansotti - fresh parcels of pasta filled with butternut and cheese, topped with traditional napolitana sauce. Or, you can tuck into a platter of halloumi, fried mushrooms, creamed spinach and grilled tomato.

Finally, dessert. Bennigan's in-house made American diner inspired puds are all out indulgent. Their house specialty salted caramel brownie is to die for, but it's their Mississippi Mud Pie which has earned them veritable fame. Liqueur infused chocolate ice cream cake, with a biscuit base, served with chocolate fudge sauce and fresh cream. Goodbye diet, here we come!

Craft Bar 

Bennigan's doesn't only cater to the wine drinkers. They also have a great selection of craft gin, beer and cocktails at their bar. We like the sound of a cranberry and thyme craft gin - saffron infused gin, with cranberry syrup, thyme and Fever Tree tonic. Had a little too much to drink? Bennigan's Blood Mary is the best you will ever have. Made with a secret blend of spices, this little cocktail is a must-try.

For more information

Visit their website for more information, or give them a follow on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/bennigansrestaurant

Contact them on 011 615 1658 or via email at [email protected]

Details: 81 Langermann Drive, Kensington, Johannesburg.

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