What Is It?

Women's Day is all about you ladies. Take the day to celebrate yourself at a Women's Day Ladies Brunch in Houghton. Bring your friends along and enjoy a delectable mid-morning feast. There will also be motivational talks, fun entertainment, photo booths, drinks and a raffle to be won. All you have to do is wear your most elegant hat! Limited space is available, so don't wait to book your tickets.

When Is It?

Friday, 09 August 2019 at 12:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

3 15th Avenue, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R450 per person. Reserve your spot by sending a Whatsapp message to 082 070 0519.

For more information

Visit the organisers website for more. Or, check out their Facebook events page.

Contact them via email at [email protected]

What Is It?

Rising musical theatre star Sima Mashazi stars as the legendary Miriam Makeba in the award-winning My Miriam Makeba StoryThe play showcases Makeba's most famous songs, including hits like Phatha Phatha. Through song, Mashazi finds themes in Makeba's songs which resonate with her own life. She also performs her own music to tell the story of Makeba's life and career.

“It has been an amazing experience portraying her and I have learned so much about her that I didn’t know,” Mashazi says. “I love how she used her voice to speak the truth of her reality and instigate change”.

Mashazi is joined on stage by Cape Jazz pianist and composer (also musical director of the show) – Ramon Alexander. She has played Mama Makeba in a number of theatre productions, including the first musical about the queen of South African jazz. My Miriam Makeba Story has won numerous awards, including the Kanna Award for Best Music Production at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival. Be sure not to miss it, as it will feature at the Foxwood Theatre for one night only!

When Is It?

Sunday, 14 July 2019 at 15:00 - 17:00.

Where Is It?

Foxwood House, 13 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R150 per person. To book yours, call 082 712 5680 or email [email protected] 

For more information

For more information, visit their website or Facebook events page.

What Is It?

The Johannian Club is located on the St Johns College property. The club is the official meeting place for the greater St Johns community, and is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

The Johannian Club invite you to their Winter Market this June. Not only will there be delicious food on offer, but Jan Lategan will perform to delight market goers braving the winter cold. Enjoy a heart and belly warming glass of gluhwien and a meal while you stroll through the market.

When Is It?

Saturday, 22 June 2019 at 11:00 - 16:00.

Where Is It?

The Johannian Club, St Johns College, St David Road, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Entrance is free.

For more information

For more information, visit their Facebook page.

Contact them on 010 492 0088 or via email at [email protected]

Three Perfect-Score South African Wines Go Under The Hammer

Strauss & Co’s Inaugural Fine Wine Auction, in partnership with online fine wine merchant, Wine Cellar, and leading sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, will be taking place early this June, offering a selection of the finest South African wines on auction. This forms part of a week of art and wine, and follows after Strauss & Co’s first Saturday Live art auction which takes place in the morning.

What To Expect

Recent vintages have delivered a new level of quality, as international commentators agree that South Africa is undergoing a fine wine renaissance. World wine authority, Neal Martin, believes no other country is as ‘dynamic, progressive and exciting’. Expert sommelier, Higgo Jacobs, has carefully curated 180 lots, for what is arguably one of South Africa’s most exciting wine auction offerings to date.

The catalogue can be viewed on straussart.co.za and Winecellar.co.za from Friday, 17 May 2019.

The auction hosts a line-up of great modern wines along with historic wines that energised the new generation of producers, and includes South Africa’s three perfect-score wines.

Among the most impressive wine lots on offer, are four lots with six bottles of Kanonkop Paul Sauer 2015. South Africa’s own ‘first growth’ produced a 100-point wine in 2015 according to Master of Wine, Tim Atkin.

Two other South African wines have received perfect scores from international critics and are also on offer. The GS 1966 Cabernet is shrouded in mystery and is arguably South Africa’s rarest wine. Produced as an experiment by George Spies, it was reportedly very tannic in its youth, so it was never commercially released. As the wine matured, rare bottles became recognised by wine royalty, Jancis Robinson, who awarded it the perfect 20 points. More recently, the Chateau Libertas 1957 from the Winshaw cellar was awarded 100/100 from Master of Wine, Greg Sherwood. Both vintage gems herald from arguably the best cellars and the 1957 was recorked by Amorim Cork, securing quality and further long life.

Susie Goodman at Strauss & Co auction

Susie Goodman at Strauss & Co auction

This auction spans three centuries from South Africa’s oldest living wine, Joubert Muscat d’Alexandrie 1800, to the latest 2018 vintage. Seven generations of the Joubert family have cared for the 100 litre barrel of Muscat, which is topped up each year. The solera-style, richly-sweet wine was born in 1800 and was rated 99 points by Neal Martin.

Other legendary wines include a Magnum of KWV 1948 vintage port, as well as the unreleased first vintage of Klein Constantia Vin de Constance, 1986. Two extremely rare wines from the 1990s are also on offer - 1 x 3 bottles of Cordoba Crescendo 1998 and 1 x 6 bottles of the Penfolds-beating Stellenzicht Syrah 1994.

Perhaps the rarest wine in the modern era which will be featured in the auction is a 1 x 6-bottle lot of the unreleased Alheit Family Radio Lazerus 2018. Only 76 bottles were produced from this dying old-vine Stellenbosch Chenin Blanc vineyard.

Other notable lots to go under the hammer include the first vintage of Boekenhoutskloof, the Journeyman and Porseleinberg, as well as the Niepoort & Sadie Partnership, Cape Charme. 2 x 6-bottle lots of possibly South Africa’s finest red wine, Eben Sadie’s Columella, is available from 2012, along with a vertical case spanning 2001-2012. Some new stars include the Mullineux Family, Richard Kershaw and Crystallum.

Other leading modern producers to go under the hammer include multiple lots of both Vilafonte Series C and M, Chris Keet’s First Verse and Glenelly Lady May. More classic producers will also feature with mature vintages of flagship reds from Vergelegen, Warwick, Waterford, Meerlust and Rustenberg. Great vintages of mature whites from Ken Forrester and Paul Cluver join double Magnums of De Toren Fusion V and a 5-litre Paul Sauer 1987 in a ground-breaking and comprehensive South African Fine wine auction.

Absentee Bids and Telephone Bids

If you'd like to partake in the auction but cannot attend, you can submit absentee bids or request a telephone bid. Email the completed bid form to [email protected] or call 011 728 8246.

Fine Wine Educational Workshops Available Before the Auction

If you would like to brush up on your fine wine knowledge, there will be two Fine Wine Workshops held on 05 and 06 June 2019 at Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton.

When Is It?

The auction will commence promptly at 15:00 on Saturday, 08 June 2019.

Where Is It?

Strauss & Co, 89 Central Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg.

For More Information

For more information about Strauss & Co, visit www.straussart.co.za.

For more information about Wine Cellar, visit www.winecellar.co.za.

What Is It?

The SAADA Antiques, Art and Design Fair is a yearly boutique-style exhibition where local and international exhibitors will be showcasing their finest collections. All original items on display (some available for the first time publicly) will be available for sale to serious collectors and to the public. So, if you're an antique afficionado or just looking for unique pieces, you do not want to miss this.

When Is It?

Thursday, 11 October 2018 (opening at 18:00) - Sunday, 14 October 2018 (from 10:oo daily over the weekend)

Where Is It?

Crystal Room at Killarney Country Club, 60 5th Street, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

How Much Is It?

For More Information?

For more information, visit Quicket here.

What Is It?

KAMERS/Makers’ 2019 events were nothing short of amazing, with thousands of handpicked, handmade South African products being showcased at their shows throughout the country.

These shows launched over 70 brand-new Makers - many of whom reported record sales thanks to the SA public, who continue to boost the artisan SME economy.

This April, KAMERS/Makers is returning to St David's Marist Inanda for a much-requested third Joburg show! They are looking to pack at least 180 Makers into the venue, which is one of their most popular Joburg locations. Look out for all the familiar faces, as well as scores of new traders ready to offer you the coolest artisan products you've ever seen!

KAMERS/Makers

Partnering To Increase Sustainability

The KAMERS/Makers partnership with Consol Glass is proving to be a perfect match. To date, they have taken a staggering 100 000 plastic bottles out of circulation through the hugely popular curvy glass bottle giveaways.

Together, they're removing the need for single-use plastic bottles at all of their shows. Consol Glass will also be returning with their pop-up shop at the KAMERS/Makers Autumn showcase event, which has become an ongoing feature at all shows.

As always, expect a proudly South African celebration of artisan craft, design, decor, fashion, food and so much more. This is a truly inspiring experience.

KAMERS/Makers

KAMERS/Makers 2019 Collection

Can't wait for the Autumn showcase to get your hands on some crafty goodies and exquisite design pieces? Check out the 2019 collection available through the market's online store. You will find only the best and most in-demand pieces here. The 2019 collection features rare jewellery sets, hand-embroidered tea clothes, stylish kimonos and wool-filled winter jackets, perfect for the upcoming chilly season. These products are sure to sell out fast in the run up to the April showcase. So, get clicking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

When Is It?

Thursday, 23 April 2020 - Monday, 27 April 2020 from 09:00 - 17:00 daily.

Where Is It?

St David's Marist Inanda, 36 Rivonia Rd, Inanda, Sandton, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost between R70 and R210 and can be bought at Plankton.Mobi.

KAMERS/Makers

For More Information

For more information about KAMERS/Makers Joburg and the latest updates, visit kamersvol.com.

Also, check them out on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram (@kamersvol).

Frank Bespoke

Master tailor Grant is so fancy that Oude Meester brandy did a campaign with him. He's dressed celebrities, hot-shot lawyers and average okes alike. And you know a tailor is legit when he dresses the entire Springbok rugby team. Check Frank Bespoke out — they've got branches in Parkhurst and Bryanston.

Find more information here.

Raphaël M

From the Democratic Republic of Congo with love. Raphaël Mukendi's father was a master tailor who taught him the tricks of the trade, and as South Africa is regarded as the fashion hub on the continent, Raphaël moved here to launch his own label. He has since dressed many celebrities so why not you?

Find more information here.

Berkshire & Black

Have you ever watched that TV show Better Call Saul? Every time we think of the big law firm lawyer Howard Hamlin we think of Berkshire & Black. If you want to look just as stylish, then these guys are for you with their world-class bespoke attire.

Find more information here.

Tailor Me

A bespoke suit and shirt tailoring business, servicing Johannesburg and surrounding areas, Tailor Me specialises in garments for professionals, socialites, wedding parties, events and corporates, among others. They advocate expressing your individuality and unique style and enjoy being creative with men's fashion.

Find more information here.
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