From spending the day out with mom to show your appreciation with some quality time together to finding the perfect gift to show her just how much you adore her, there's no better place to do so than at Hyde Park Corner.
Still looking for the perfect gift for mom? A few gifting options at Hyde Park Corner range from pamper spoils at Deluxe Laser Spa, Sorbet or SCIN Laser & Cosmetic Institute; beautiful flowers from Botanicus; gorgeous shoes from Socrati; designer fashion and homewares from Apsley House; something extraordinary from Always Welcome, a lovely selection of Le Creuset gift ideas; natural beauty products and organic cosmetics from L'Occitane… you'll be spoilt for choice!
Why not celebrate with an indulgent High Tea at Just Teddy, where you can enjoy patisserie excellence? Tasha’s Le Parc’s menu inspired by Paris is a delightful option, too. Or savour lunch at Olives & Plates complete with stunning views over Hyde Park!
Need a few ideas for gifts? Here's Hyde Park top picks from a few of their resident brands.
From L'Occitane: a Commitment Pouch! These one-of-a-kind pouches are handmade by a woman-owned local producer in Graaff-Reinet. Each pouch is made from recycled plastic bags and hemp materials, each filled with a range of L'Occitane products. Proceeds from these pouches go towards L'Occitane’s School Greening Programme with Food & Trees for Africa. This year, the goal is to plant over 900 Moringa trees in schools and communities in and around Mpumalanga. The pouches are still available to purchase online an in store.
From Le Creuset: A striking new addition to their range, a London Afrique 350ml Stoneware Mug features a bold and vibrant decal. The 'Afrique' pattern celebrates Africa’s rich tradition in design and handmade craft and is inspired by African hand-painted patterns and textiles, beadwork, and wax fabrics.
From Deluxe Laser Spa: The Pamper package is a two-and-a-half-hour treatment with the emphasis on treat! The package includes a hot stone massage, a hydrating facial, and an express mani or pedi plus use of the pool.
Tel: 011 325 4340
Email: [email protected]
Address: Corner Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
Fashion-forward and contemporary or classic and timeless, Bella Luna Watch & Jewellery Boutique caters for everyone's style and pocket. With six stores nationwide and a secure online shopping platform, shopping for beautiful accessories and timepieces has never been easier!
Bella Luna Watch & Jewellery Boutique stocks the widest variety of international watch and jewellery brands – from Guess, Nomination and Thomas Sabo to Tissot, Seiko, Citizen, Ice and many more! All brands are supplied by the official South African distributor and are backed by full guarantees for your peace of mind.
Visit Bella Luna Watch & Jewellery Boutique at Sandton City, Fourways Mall, Hyde Park Corner, Woodlands Boulevard, Gateway Theatre of Shopping and La Lucia Mall to view their beautiful brands in person. Their knowledgeable staff are on hand to assist with your purchasing decision.
The online store, www.bellaluna.co.za, offers a secure and easy shopping experience from the convenience of your home or office, with a variety of payment and delivery options. There's also free gift wrapping with hand-written cards, free click & collect on all orders, and a 7-day return or exchange policy in-store and online.
They have kicked off their Black Friday festivities with unbeatable discounts for all tastes and pockets! Enjoy up to 50% OFF EVERYTHING storewide and sitewide! Click here to view their Black Friday deals.
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For one of the most delicious and theatrical sushi experiences you'll find in the city, head to the FireRoom Sushi & Grill at Montecasino. It's a must for your foodie bucket list. As for meetings and date nights, hell yeah, it's a must-do for sure. They prepare and serve sushi like you’ve never seen it before – ON FIRE! Literally. But if you're not too keen on the flaming Fire Roll or Sushi Braai, they have a selection of traditional options and of course, their signature dishes. The African Platter is scrumptious and offers a little bit of everything in 18 pieces — Springbok Roses, Fire Rolls, Sweet Tiger Rolls and Dragon Rolls.
Special Alert: From Tuesday to Thursday during lunchtime all traditional sushi is HALF-PRICE.
Details: FireRoom | 011 465 0587 | [email protected] | Shop no. 64, Montecasino, Montecasino Boulevard, corner William Nicol and Witkoppen, Fourways, Johannesburg.
You CANNOT go wrong with sushi from John Dory's. Not only do they offer a wide variety of sushi but they also have plenty of other delicious goodness on the menu for those who don't appreciate good sushi. Sorry, we're a little biased. But back to the sushi! A few of our favourites we recommend are the Prawn Avalanche — a California roll with prawn filling, topped with half a tempura-rolled prawn and spicy mayo sauce; the Snow Crab Rolls — crab tempura rolls with mayo and sweet chilli topped with avo, Sriracha mayo and caviar and last but certainly not least, the C & C Bombs — crab and cream cheese bombs crumbed, deep-fried and topped with smoked mayo and caviar. Yum!
Special alert: It's HALF-PRICE sushi on Wednesdays! This offer is only available for eat-in. Terms and conditions apply. OR on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:00 to 16:00, choose any three green plates from the sushi belt for R99.
Details: John Dory's | Branches nationwide | Joburg office: 011 287 5300
It's all about the sushi at The Big Mouth Sushi & Grill at Nelson Mandela Square in Sandton. It's slightly more expensive here, but believe us, it's SO worth it! You can expect to tuck into a wonderful selection of world-class sushi, no matter which kind you prefer. Take your pick from moreish poké bowls, new-style sashimi, a few traditional classics and plenty of interesting signature choices. One of the signature sushi options that really caught our attention was the Chicago Roll — Panko rock shrimp, cream cheese, tobiko, teriyaki, sweet chilli jam, tempura chilli, kewpie mayo, garlic flakes and spring onion. Sounds quite different, right?
Details: The Big Mouth | 011 783 4097 | [email protected] | Nelson Mandela Square, 5th Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.
If you happen to be in the inner city when your sushi craving hits, then make your way to The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar in the hip and happening Maboneng Precinct. This place fuses African flavour with Japanese cuisine and creates mouthwatering dishes that'll keep you coming back for more. Sushi is on the menu throughout the week and on the weekends, guests can enjoy a delicious prawn braai. And if you're REALLY into sushi, you can take a sushi-making master class with their very own Vusi Kunene and The Blackanese chefs.
Special alert: 50% Tuesday Sushi Special where selected sushi is available at HALF-PRICE.
Details: The Blackanese Sushi & Wine Bar | 072 729 6456 | [email protected] | 299 Fox Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg CBD.
If you're looking for sushi that will not bust your budget, then make sure you check out Yamada. They've got a conveyor belt so, if you don’t feel like ordering from a waiter, you can just pull up a bar chair and help yourself to the variety that's spinning around and around! Once you're done, they stack up your plates and tally up the cost. Easy! We love their lunchbox, which comes with 15 pieces of mixed sushi but change it to salmon only. Trust us, it’s a feast!
Special alert: All-you-can-eat sushi buffet, every day, all day, from R175 per person*!
Details: Yamada | Rivonia: 011 039 8188 or 011 047 8668; BluBird Shopping Centre: 011 039 6777 or 11 068 8888; Waterfall Corner: 011 075 7777 or 011 047 8668 | [email protected] | Click here for addresses.
Hashi is a fab spot to head for fusion sushi with a twist. They’ve got all sorts of interesting creations that you need to try out like the Taku, which is tofu tempura, cream cheese, avo, spring onion with mango/strawberry/kiwi and wakame, on a bed of spicy sauce and Hashi’s secret sauce. Another delicious option is the Udon Japanese Noodles (if you’re not a sushi purist, that is), stir-fried with chicken, prawns or veggies. And a for dessert, make sure you try the chocolate spring rolls!
Special alert: On Wednesdays, it's half-price sushi! Valid on sushi only and selected items. Also, check out their lunch daily specials.
Details: Hashi | 011 888 0330 | [email protected] | 32 7th Street, corner 4th Avenue, Linden, Johannesburg.
After all the retail therapy in Hyde Park, surely you need to grab a bite to eat to replenish your energy levels? And we know just the place. So Yum has lots of dim sum on the menu — we like the pork and mushroom filled parcels. But that's not all! Their sushi is great, especially when eaten with a side of edamame beans. How about some tuna roses and a rainbow roll or two? The latter comes with crab, avo, salmon, tuna, caviar and mayo – basically, it’s the works.
While JB’s is not a sushi restaurant per se, they do have a menu dedicated entirely to the delicacy. What’s really great about it is that you can swap the stock-standard white rice for healthier brown rice – health freaks, rejoice! Their fashion sandwiches are to-die-for. Another interesting option we found on the menu of the Melrose Arch branch was the Chirashi. It's a cake of sushi rice (looks like a rice cake almost) that has spicy salmon, avo, cucumber, caviar and sesame seeds stacked on top.
Bedfordview’s Yamitsuki has a conveyor belt, so you can choose whichever dishes catch your eye if you're too hungry to wait to be served (fair enough). The quality is great and their salmon and cream cheese fashion sandwiches are sublime. Another must-have is the Salmon, Strawberry & Cream Cheese Rainbow Philadelphia Roll... once you try it, you'll be hooked. And for dessert — dessert sushi! It's a crêpe sushi roll with fresh strawberries, Nutella, cookies, honey and your fortune!
Special alert: They offer quite a few specials during the week:
Johannesburg is jam-packed with cinemas! The only thing you need to do is find your nearest one, grab your family and friends, buy a few snacks, and pick which movie you're in the mood to watch. From action-packed films and family-friendly animations to hilarious rom-coms and hair-raising horrors, you'll definitely find a flick on circuit at one of these movie cinemas in the city.
With cinemas scattered all over the city, Ster-Kinekor is sure to a movie for all ages, every mood and every occasion. To see what movies are currently showing or to find a Ster-Kinekor cinema near you, visit their website. A few locations where you can find a Ster-Kinekor includes Cresta Shopping Centre, Sandton Shopping Centre, Bedford Square, Cradlestone Mall, Cedar Square, Carnival City and Mall of Africa, just to name a few.
Bringing cutting-edge cinema experiences such as 4DX, Xtreme and VIP at select cineplexes nationwide, Nu Metro brings you the latest blockbusters across a variety of genres. From exciting animations that'll delight families and audiences of all ages and moving dramas that'll have you reaching for a tissue to adrenaline packed action and hair raising horrors, there's sure to be something showing on the big screen. You can even make your movie viewing experience even more lifelike. Click here to find your nearest Nu Metro cinema and see what's currently on circuit.
Who doesn't know the ever-popular Bioscope Independent Cinema? This unique cinema has brought visitors only the best in local and international film features to Joburg movie lovers for a full decade. This June, in celebration of their 10th anniversary, The Bioscope Independent Cinema said goodbye to its home in Maboneng, and made its way to its brand-new location at 44 Stanley in Milpark. Be sure to visit their website to see what shows and screenings are coming up or currently showing.
In the mood for a movie but don’t want to visit one of the usual cinemas in the city? Then why not enjoy a unique movie viewing experience at the brand-new Egrek Cinema? Located on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst, Egrek Cinema is an independent 30-seat cinema offering an intimate and exclusive viewing experience, perfect for screening the latest movies. Visit Egrek Cinema’s website to see what’s currently showing on their big screen.
Wondering what's currently on circuit at the city's most popular cinemas? Click here to see what releases you can expect throughout the month. Be sure to visit Ster-Kinekor and Nu Metro, find your nearest cineplex and book your seats now. Also, be sure to keep in mind that cinemas are now practicing social distancing and strict safety regulations, rules and protocols. Visit their websites to find out more.
tashas is well-known for their lovely breakfasts and generous menu.
Their menu has a wide variety of traditional favourites and inspiring new dishes.
Every tashas has its own inspiration and unique touches. tashas Hyde Park is inspired by Paris, so you can expect amazing flavours and unexpected combinations with a Parisian flair.
JB Rivers is the best of both worlds, with an intimate indoor setting as well as the bustling outdoor ambience.
The restaurant offers meals that will have you licking the plate. JB Rivers is inspired by Cajun and Mexican cuisines, offering a range of healthier options, wholesome meals and light meals.
Olives & Plates is now available at Hyde Park Corner. The restaurant is situated inside Exclusive Books.
Olives & Plates brings something different, fresh and exciting. Their menu offers flavourful meals paired with an unforgettable dining experience.
This is definitely a great spot to visit.
Paul's Homemade Ice Cream is one of the most popula and ice cream brands in the country. Paul's offers unique and unexpected flavours, such as Roasted Banana, Birthday Cake, Butterscotch and Brownie, Apple Pie and many more.
This is one of the best spots for an ice-cold treat.
What are your favourite breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert spots at Hyde Park Corner? Let us know in the comments section below!
Burberry, by Thomas Burberry, is one of the most recognised fashion brands in the world. The brand is known for their signature colours; beige, red, black and white.
They design gorgeous fashion items for men, women and children. Burberry also offers exquisite bags. They have a wide variety of bags, ranging from signature bags, women's bags and men's bags.
Burberry is also known for their fabulous trench coats. From the fabric to the pattern and design, these coats are a must-have!
2A creates garments with impeccable detail and personality.
They have clothing for men and women, as well as accessories, luggage and bags. All the apparel at 2A are made from high quality materials, ensuring a long-lasting product.
2A has a wide offering, from fashionable casual to red carpet garments.
Emporio Armani comes from Milan, one of the most influential fashion countries in the world, known for high fashion and haute couture.
Better known as Armani, this brand has made casual clothing fashionable.
Versace is famous for its ability to stand out, with timeless classics as well as current trends.
The brand offers a wide range for men, women, kids and an exclusive jean couture range, all with its own couture signature touch.
Are there any high fashion spots at Hyde Park Corner that we missed? Let us know about it in the comments section below!
Hyde Park Corner is going big in style with Black Friday savings on 29 November 2019 – with shops, salons, and services – joining in the excitement of the day with specials to suit everyone.
The centre is celebrating five decades with massive discounts on iconic brands, its own special stylish ambience, free parking and shopping from 09:00 to 18:00 to give customers the chance to take advantage of the day’s great offers.
While saving on your Black Friday deals, there’s also the final chance for one lucky shopper to win a R50 000 Hyde Park Corner gift voucher. The competition has been running throughout November with weekly winners – and the final draw is set to take place on Monday, 02 December 2019. All it takes is to spend a minimum of R500 at any Hyde Park Corner store during the week before the draw for a chance to win the fifth and final R50 000.
The fantastic specials and discounts at Hyde Park Corner include:
For more information about Hyde Park Corner, visit www.hydeparkcorner.co.za or contact them on 011 325 4340.
Just Teddy is a restaurant, eatery, bakery and patisserie that recently opened shop at Hyde Park Corner in Sandton. Offering a selection of exquisite confectionery and luxurious meals, this eatery serves decadence on a plate. Inspired by Parisian techniques and Middle Eastern flavours, the food at this establishment will delight any palate. Their focus is on attention to detail, a philosophy often lost in modern times. The dishes on offer pay tribute to Teddy's cultural heritage, as highlighted in the sublime flavours of the lavish delicacies on offer.
Just Teddy's menu offers a fine selection of sumptuous meals. Ranging from baked pastries to indulgent lunches, there is something to satisfy any craving. The options are scattered with French nuances and Lebanese flavours. Perhaps the most popular pick, the Hamburger Sûpreme is reminiscent of the Just Teddy ethos. 100% grass fed beef, mature cheddar, butter lettuce, pickles, heirloom tomato, wholegrain mustard mayonnaise and ketchup are all layered onto a 24k gold-plated black brioche bun. Burgers don't get much more opulent than this. This burger speaks volumes of the care, attention to detail and quality that goes into every item prepared at this eatery.
The Hamburger Sûpreme is just the tip of the grandiose iceberg. Other worthy menu items include the Plateau À Fromage, Fillet on Ciabatta, Fatoosh Salad and the various viennoiserie confections, freshly prepared daily. Tea lovers will weep at the dedicated tea menu, with more than 17 leaves on offer. Other drinks available include fine coffees, delicate wines and champagnes, gin and a great selection of gourmet milkshakes.
Popularised during the 1700s, High Tea has become a favoured trend in recent years. With the delicate selection of sweet and savoury delights, we can see why. Just Teddy serves up their own version of this classic treat, which comes in three tiers. The top tier offers a selection of scones, rich chantilly cream and sweet jam. The middle tier pays homage to Teddy's Middle Eastern roots, with Labanese spinach pies, grilled halloumi, hummus, baba ganoush, falafel, tabbouleh and man'oushe bread with za'atar herbs. The bottom tier holds a selection of the tarts, cheesecakes, éclairs, cake, macarons, petit fours and cupcakes of the day.
At its core, Just Teddy is a fine boulangerie and pâtisserie. To clarify, a boulangerie is a French bakery that specialises in bread, whereas a pâtisserie specialises in French pastries. This is an important distinction, as most bakeries in the city do not cater to both bread and pastry cravings. The fact that Teddy does supply both accentuates the baking talent that can be found at this eatery. Baked delights include the Berry Charlotte, Strawberry Swirl, Namoura, Madeleines, Frangipanis, Cheesecake, Mille Feuille, Gateaux and Isphan, to name a few. With all the decadence on offer, this is definitely not the place to be when you're watching your calorie intake!
Just Teddy is open daily from 7:00 to 19:00.
Address: Shop LM4, Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Corner William Nicole Drive and Jan Smuts Avenue, Hyde Park, Sandton.
Contact them on 010 203 9038 or via email at [email protected].
*Images sourced from Just Teddy's Facebook page.
Have you been to Just Teddy? Let us know about it in the comments section below!
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:
Every Wednesday from Wednesday, 06 November 2019 to Wednesday, 11 December 2019 until 20:00.
Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
Entry is FREE, just take cash for parking and shopping.
You can also contact them on 011 325 4340.
There’s plenty of reason for cheer as Hyde Park Corner this holiday season! The centre is getting its festive season programme underway with its time-honoured tradition of a tree-lighting ceremony – which promises to be even more fabulous this year. Coinciding with the celebration of Hyde Park Corner’s ‘Fifty & Fabulous’ birthday, the Love the Lights spectacle will take place on Wednesday, 06 November 2019 and will be its most memorable yet.
The family-friendly event will feature something for all ages. The lineup includes kids entertainment, the show-stopping lighting of the tree, and headliners Timothy Moloi and Adam Howard’s Joburg Big Band will be performing all your favourite festive hits.
Festivities in the Centre Court kick off at 17:30 on Wednesday 06 November 2019, with the live performance starting at 18:00. There’s plenty to keep the kids entertained, with sing-alongs, dance routines, craft activities, and more. Early Christmas shopping is a must, with stores trading until 20:00 on the evening.
In the spirit of the season, visitors are invited to participate in Hyde Park Corner’s Love the Sounds initiative, by bringing their pre-loved musical instruments to be donated to the Music Enlightenment Project, a community-based NPO situated in Braamfontein.
The initiative was founded in 2009 with the aim of creating a world where the lives of children and communities are enriched and transformed through the experience, practice and performance of music. Their holistic approach involves creating successful futures for children by developing not only their skills as musicians but also their life skills through music education.
Donations of musical instruments can be made at designated areas in Hyde Park Corner throughout November and December.
You can also contact them on 011 325 4340.
For The Bohemian
The Maboneng Precinct
Most people go to The Maboneng Precinct on Sundays because of Arts On Main. However, this precinct is perfect for any and every free-spirit in Joburg on any day of the week. Quirky food places, coffee shops, art galleries and fashion boutiques - it's a bohemian's dream. It's real downtown Jozi, so go experience it for yourself.
Popularly know for the Market Shed and The Good Luck Bar, 1Fox Precinct is another bohemian favourite. Nestled in Ferreirasdorp, everyone (boho or not) must visit it at least once. The precinct is also home to the rad Fox Junction event venue - so don't just throw any silly ol' event, throw a real unconventional and unforgettable shindig here.
For The Hipster
All hipsters love Braam so if haven't been to Braam yet, you're losing your touch honey. Get with the program! From alternative fashion to trendy clothing stores, it's one of the top non-mainstream fashion hubs in the city. Don't even get us started on the quirky coffee shops and rad restaurants ...
Park Corner is the new kid on the block when it comes to trendy spots. Remember when the coolest thing about Rosebank was the Goodman Gallery and Circa Gallery? Well now, you can take your hipster yourself out at Bolton Road Collection, among other rad restaurants Then be off to your art exploration. This corner is definitely one of our favourite additions to the city!
For The Fashionista
We know Joburgers don't play about their fashion. At the Arch, you're on it with the fashion shows, the clothing brand launches, fashion photoshoots and so on. If you are one that loves to look good, but if it's not quality then you don't want it, take a drive to Melrose Arch. Go on, get your wardrobe kitted out with the hottest fashion trends on the runway.
Hyde Park Corner
Want your haute couture right here and right now without the admin of ordering online and waiting 5 to 7 working days to get it? Then Hyde Park Corner is the place to go. So whether it's Valentino, Dior, Yves Saint Laurent or Versace - there's a store with just the thing you need. After all that shopping on your favourite fashion spoils, refuel at one of their fine restaurants.
For The Party Animal
Kong Club Rosebank
If you're a party animal, love music and you don't mind breaking it down with some local and international celebs then Kong is the place for you. This nightclub is best known for playing the latest hip-hop and house music - perfect for those looking to let loose on the dance floor. But it's not just about the partying, you have to look the part too at this club - dress up.
7th Avenue Melville
Feeling nostalgic over your varsity years when club hopping was a must and you had it all on one street? Then, get out of the house and join the other party animals on 7th Avenue is Melville. This road is lined with a diverse range of clubs and restaurants. If you don't want to dress up, it's super chilled.
For The Lunching Lady & Gent
4th Avenue, Parkhurst
For the ladies and gents that love to lunch and indulge in some window shopping , 4th Avenue, Parkhurst is definitely the place to go. With a range of independant restaurants, it's one of those "let's spend the whole afternoon here" type of locations. Perfect for breakfast, lunch and dinner - one could totally live there.
Another great spot is 44 Stanley. Home to a collection of specialty stores from antiques to fashion, you can grab a delicious lunch at one of their restaurants then do some shopping or browsing. Spend either some well-deserved 'me-time' or much-needed bonding with your friends.
Know other trendy spots in Joburg not mentioned? Let us know below!
Remember that our “Top Picks” are not paid for and are compiled at the discretion of the journalist. We only write about what we love.
Fan of Afrikaans literature? Then don't miss the launch of Voorspraak, written by Hendrik J. Botha. This first section of poems as a unifying element covers man's fundamental loneliness throughout his life journey.
After finishing Grade 12 at a boarding school in the Free State, Treasure Mohapi moved back home in Westonaria, a town in the west of the Gauteng province. Home, however, wasn't where she wanted to be. Get your copy and get it signed by the author, Jackie Phamotse.
Looking for a book that has a little bit of everything? Leaving Word is a literary mystery; a story of homicide; a comic and probing look at our need for stories; a satire about fame, fortune, art and books; a love story and one woman's quest to find meaning in a chaotic world.
For something inspirational, pick up your copy of Betting on a Darkie written by Mteto Nyati. Mteto Nyati knew years ago in Mthatha, working at his mother's trading store, that he wanted to fix and build things. Today, he is one of South Africa's top CEOs.
Let your little ones enjoy the creative and imaginary world reading offers at this children's party at Exclusive Books. Take your kids to Exclusive Books Rosebank Mall for their Roald Dahl party jam-packed with fun activities and reading to entertain the kids.
Just as South Africans were starting to come to grips with the shocking cost of state capture, the Bosasa bombshell hit. This corruption scandal cost South Africa billions, while the politicians involved were bought for as little as braai packs and booze.
Are you a little bit of a foodie and enjoy stories and inspiration from well-known chefs? Then don't miss the launch of Chef Nti's My Modern African Kitchen. Drawing inspiration from many different sources, including Soweto, Mama D and her gran's culinary skills, Chef Nti realised that in order to reach the new generation of foodies, she needed to reinvent flavours in a fresh and creative way.
With handy tips on how to achieve the white right standard of beauty, how to catch yourself a white guy, the best suburbs to live in and how to host the perfect Caucasian shindig, Kelz offers a complete guide for full Caucasian conversion. This is meant to be read with a little bit of lightheartedness.
Join Exclusive Books Rosebank Mall for a book club evening, which will feature up-and-coming cooking titles as well as industry guests.
Exclusive Books Sandton City will be hosting an Andy Griffiths Tour for the little ones. Take your kids to this children's party for a morning of fun activities and readings from Griffiths' stories. Also, they can meet the author and get their books signed.
For more information about Exclusive Books, their latest releases and their EB Fanatics Club, visit www.exclusivebooks.co.za.
Or you can contact them on their customer care contacts:
This boulangerie and patisserie was originally at 1 Fox, but has recently opened up shop at the elite Hyde Park Corner. For those who are rusty in French, a boulangerie specialises in bread while a patisserie offers up delectable pastries. At Just Teddy, you can expect the most divine tarts, cakes and high teas - available in a meat or vegetarian option. They also have an a la carte menu, if you want to fill up before dessert.
Croydon Bakery, tucked away in Kempton Park, bakes the best pies in Joburg. Patrons flock from all over Joburg just for a taste of these flaky morsels, from steak and sausage rolls to feta cheese and Cornish pasties. Other offerings at this bakery include pizza, bread and bread rolls, cakes and slices, tarts, platters, pastries, croissants and tartlets. Patrons are also welcome to stay a while and sip on a cup of coffee.
Based in Sandton, The Bread Basket has sit-down, bakery and platter menus. They bake indulgent cakes, adorable cake pops, yummy tarts, soft muffins, flaky croissants and delightful macaroons. As the name suggests, they have an array of breads including white, brown, French, gluten-free, health seed, rye and ciabatta. They also have a wide range of pastries that are worth a try, we recommend the Gourmet Éclair or a tasty Apple Slice.
Known for the best croissants in Linden, The Argentinean is definitely worth checking out. This bakery and cafe serves delicious meals and freshly baked goods including Portuguese, health, rye, ciabatta, gluten-free and French bread; plain, Bar-One chocolate, cheese and almond croissants and peppermint, caramel, lemon, hazelnut and pear tarts. They also have an array of cookies and breakfast pastries.
Contact details: The Argentinean | 011 888 9759 | Cnr 4th Avenue and 7th Street, Linden | [email protected] | https://www.facebook.com/TheArgentineanBakeryCafe/
Home to the perfect chocolate chip cookie, cream cheese frosting and cheesecake, George's is a hidden bakery gem in the east. Their offerings also include yummy rosemary grissini, tantalising cupcakes and tarts and crusty bread for any occasion. Their pies and pastries are some of the best the city has to offer and the service is impeccable. We have yet to taste anything at this bakery that isn't perfect in consistency and taste.
Based in Braamfontein, Black Forest Bakery serves specialty German cakes, cookies and breads. All of their products are made using traditional methods. Bread, laugengebäck, cakes, tarts, bread rolls, breakfast pastries, biscuits and savouries are some of the products you'll find at this bakery. Their stollen, brezeln and Black Forest Rye are the best in town.
To find more places that serve up delicious and decadent treats, check out these patisseries in the city.
This eatery, located inside the Exclusive Books of Hyde Park Corner, offers exquisite meals with a slight Mediterranean twist. Their menu offers tantalising meze, deconstructed souvlaki and exceptional pasta dishes. Stop by to browse the wide selection of books, while feasting on a delectable meal.
This Chinese restaurant serves up a South African take of the Chinese yum cha meal with their dim sum. Traditionally served with tea during the day, this meal is about bringing people together to experience different tastes and textures. Choices include steamed buns, gau, gyoza and money bags.
For flavourful Cajun and Mexican style cuisine, head to J.B. Rivers. Menu items range from banting breakfasts and baked confectionery to chicken or fillet enchiladas and spicy fajitas. A unique item here is the Build Your Brekkie, giving customers the option to personalise their meal.
This boulangerie and patisserie recently opened up shop at Hyde Park Corner after much success at 1 Fox. They offer the most delightful pastries, macaroons, croissants, mille feuille, scones, cakes and eclairs. You can taste all of this and a mouthwatering savoury platter at the high tea, complete with a golden teapot.
One of our favourite ice cream stores is Paul's Homemade Ice Cream. Here, ice cream is made with fresh milk, full cream, eggs and sugar, with no additives or chemicals. Flavours are diverse from the standard Milk Chocolate and Madagascan Vanilla to the extraordinary S'mores and Red Velvet.
We are all familiar with this ice cream brand that creates luxurious ice cream in decadent flavours. This creamery also offers a range of ice cream based desserts. Some of our favourites are the banana splits, waffles, floats, affogato, crepes, brownies, semi-freddo and the fondue.
Shopping is a dream at Hyde Park Corner. The multitudes of designer labels makes finding your perfect outfit a pleasure. Find the likes of 2A, Alchemy, Wolford, Paul Smith, Nicci, Geri, Bon Ami, Denham, Bianco, Emporio Armani, Luisa Spagnoli and Taibo Bacar, to name a few.
For that Top Billing style of opulence and grandeur, visit this shopping mall. With stores like Apsley House, Carrol Boyes, Generation, Here & Elsewhere, Le Creuset, The Home Shop, The Wish Collection, Vencasa, Vendange and Victorian Bathrooms, you'll soon be living in splendor.
After a day of indulging and splurging, it's only fitting that you get a pampering too. Hyde Park Corner has everything you need for some spoiling. The experts at Sorbet or Franco International can pamper you pretty. Then stop at Cosmetics Gallery, Jo Malone or L'OCCITANE for some take home beauty products.
What Is It?
The highly anticipated Kaya FM Wine & Malt Whisky Affair is back with a bang at the sophisticated Hyde Park Corner, you can already expect nothing but stellar wine and whisky.
Some of the best wines and whisky will be served for you to tickle your taste buds and explore. This is certainly an experience you do not want to miss.
A super cherry on top is that they have once teamed up with Good Fellas (we all know things can get a bit tipsy). Good Fellas will make sure that you get home safely.
When Is It?
Thursday - Friday, 30 May 2019 - 31 May 2019 at 18:00
Where Is It?
Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Avenue & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg, Gauteng.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R190 - R290 per person, get your tickets here.
For More Information.
The rumours are true. The Sorbet Group announces a new truth in skin; its first-to-market, the cosmetically advanced brand, Sorbet SK-N! This is an all new, future-forward space for treating and pampering your skin. It focuses on nothing BUT skin. It's an elegant, exclusive store offering premium skin treatments for tired, ageing or damaged skin and specialises in advanced cosmetic treatments for dermatological concerns.
Sorbet SK-N uses trusted formulas and technologies from globally recognised brands including Exuviance, Visia, and Dr. Schrammek. There's a broad variety of treatments to choose from - peels, botox and laser hair removal treatments are on the Sorbet SK-N menu. And let's not forget the inclusion of Dermapen applications and laser technology.
Other than professional consultations and a series of treatments, Sorbet SK-N adds a superior product line to its shelves that assist in supporting the regenerative process.
Want to see what's on the menu? Click here to take a look.
“Sorbet SK-N provides a personalised, truthful and elegant space for renewable skin, which serves as a refreshing change and a confidence boost for maturing skin. Achieving hydration, clarity and radiance with advanced technologies are our objectives in this space,” says Sorbet Group Marketing Manager Sapna Naran.
As a treat, for the first month of Sorbet SK-N being open, they’ll be offering 25% off all treatments in store (excluding medical treatments such as botox, fillers & facial threads). Check out the Ts & Cs below.
Terms & Conditions
With a successful 15 year growth curve, the Sorbet Group has shown remarkable innovation with its brother and sister brands like Sorbet Man, Sorbet Drybar and Candi & Co, and, is today still dubbed as one of South Africa’s best loved brands for positive grooming journeys. They wish to continue that Sorbet feeling at Sorbet SK-N, reaching out to more discerning guests that demand more from their skin.
The good news is that this brand-new concept store is officially open! It opened it's doors on the first weekend of May 2019.
Sorbet SK-N opened its doors at Hyde Park Corner Shopping Centre, Shop UM 70 C, Jan Smuts Avenue and William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg.
Bookings for skin consults and treatments are now open. To make a booking, contact them on 010 880 5444 or [email protected].
For more information on the the Sorbet SK-N concept store, visit www.sorbet.co.za.
You can also contact them on 010 880 5444 or [email protected] for more information and bookings.
This one is a given! Sandton City Shopping Centre is the place to be if you're looking for a world-class shopping experience like no other. There's something for everyone, from international and exclusive brands on the Diamond Walk for the fashionista and delights for the little ones at Hamley's (sliding into the store is only the beginning!), to some of the best coffee, sweet treats and food in the city (think Krispy Kreme, Starbuck, Belle's Patisserie, JB's Corner, Walnut Grove, the list goes on and on). And best of all, they host fun and exciting activations throughout the mall on a regular basis, perfect for the whole family.
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The Italian Retrospective highlights 14 designers and their mastery in Italian design across the ages, who have not only made their mark in Italy but have had a global following. These include: Roberto Capucci, Ken Scott, Renato Balestra, Curiel, Roberta di Camerino, Franco Moschino, Irene Galitzine, Sorelle Fontana Alta Moda s.r.l, Gianni Versace, Valentino, Gianfranco Ferré, Emilio Pucci, Giorgio Armani, and Ferragamo.⠀ ⠀ The Italian Retrospective Exhibition will be on display until 7 April 2019 in the Sandton City Diamond Walk.⠀ #IconicSandton #52iconicweeks #italianfashionretrospectiveinthecity
Rosebank is another hip and happening node in the city, and if you're in the mood to indulge in a little retail therapy, enjoy a slow lunch, treat the kids to a lovely day out or simply people watch, The Zone @ Rosebank is the place to be and be seen. This location is dynamic, trendy and distinctive. Got everything from a variety of restaurants offering whatever you're in the mood for to The Fun Company, movies and bowling to keep the little ones entertained, as well as boasting some top-notch fashion boutiques.
Eastgate Shopping Centre is all about the four Fs - fashion, food, family and fun! This mall has undergone a little bit of a makeover and it's bigger and better than ever before. Since Eastgate focusses on a great day out ideal for the whole family, they have plenty in store, no pun intended! There's a wide array of shops for you to wonder and enjoy, loads of restaurants offering delicious food to keep you energised for your shopping spree, and if you need to rest and put your feet up for a little bit, the amazing IMAX Theatre is a great place to relax while catching one of the latest blockbusters.
If you happen to be in Randburg and would like to enjoy an all-rounded shopping experience complete with great entertainment, good food, all the latest trends and gadgets under one roof, as well as family-friendly fun, then make sure you stop by Cresta Shopping Centre. The centre has recently undergone an epic revamp to create a three-level food and entertainment court which is jam-packed with a selection of local and international restaurants as well as great fun for everyone, including a game arcade, a Ster-Kinekor Cinema Prestige and Gold Rush Bingo. Keep an eye on their Facebook page to stay up to date with the latest events and activations.
This ever-popular and well-known spot in the middle of Birnam is known for being the best Joburg has to offer. Melrose Arch is a residential, retail, entertainment and leisure hot spot that attracts not only international guests, but also the locals who are seeking the ultimate upmarket experience. This precinct feels like a little city all on its own with it's unique café culture, beautiful boutiques, high street fashion and people-friendly meeting places. Don't forget to take a moment to admire the exquisite buildings and vibrant atmosphere. Also keep an eye on their social media pages as there's always something exciting happening within the precinct.
Details: melrosearch.co.za | 011 684 0000 | Melrose Boulevard, Birnam, Johannesburg
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Just because it's Monday it doesn't mean that the precinct slows down. Swing by, have dinner, grab a drink and round off your evening with some cake. There is something for everyone at Melrose Arch when the sun goes down. . #MelroseArch #Live #Work #Play #Nightlife #WhatsForDinner #Dinner
Shop in luxury at the stylish, sophisticated and always trendy Hyde Park Corner! With over 500 of the world's leading international brands as well as 130 iconic speciality stores, no wonder it has been dubbed as Africa's centre of luxury. And as for cuisine, they boast 12 lovely restaurants that offers visitors a diversity of tastes ideal for any occasion, whether you're in search of the perfect place for a spot of fine dining or need to get your hands on something delicious on-the-go. Hyde Park Corner also hosts exciting events, including The Wedding Expo coming up from 30 – 31 March 2019.
This destination has fast become a favourite for those with a passion for fashion, families they'd love to treat with a fun day out, or those who are looking to meet up with a few friends for a cup of coffee. Clearwater Mall is the whole package – world-class shopping, exciting entertainment, good food and of course, loads of parking! A few highlights of this entertainment hub includes their full Nu Metro cinema complex with 3D technology, the indoor go-karting race track in the basement, the fun school holiday activities for the kids and the two big jungle gyms for small kids to play on. Talk about family-friendly!
This mall hasn't been around for as long as the others (opening in 2016), but it has become one of the top shopping destination in the city. Mall of Africa is the country's largest shopping mall ever built in a single phase – over 130 000m2 of retail space housing over 300 shops, many being flagship stores. One of the features that stands out when visiting this retail hub is how easy it is to navigate through the centre with its uniquely identified court areas – Food Court, Town Square, Woolworths Court, Crystal Court and Edgars Court. As for stores, you can expect everything from Forever 21, Versace and Starbucks to Bobbi Brown, Carrol Boyes and Cipria.
And last, but certainly not least, we have Cradlestone Mall, located in the heart of Mogale City in the West Rand. From the stunning architecture and it's ideal location to the interesting mix 160 quality shops, restaurants and services and loads of FREE parking, Cradlestone Mall offers their guests the perfect opportunity to discover a new shopping experience. Don't forget to keep an eye out for their latest offers and promotions, events, news and movies. They also currently have a school holiday programme that's 'out of this world'.
What Is It?
The Antique Fair Hyde Park Corner is a recurring event that takes place on the last Sunday of every month. This fair features a select group of traders with a fine variety of antiques and collectables and caters to collectors as well as those who have an interest in antiques.
When Is It?
Sunday, 27 January 2019 from 10:00
Where Is It?
Hyde Park Corner, Jan Smuts Ave & William Nicol Drive, Hyde Park, Johannesburg
How Much Is it?
Entrance is free
For More Information?
What Is It?
If you're looking for something to do for date night or you have a keen interest in wine, look no further - the Sommeliers Selection 2019 is the event for you. Western Cape based Sommeliers Selection are bringing their wine tasting festival to Johannesburg. This is the wine tasting festival where you can go and taste award-winning wines selected by some of South Africa's top sommeliers. You can sample over 400 wines from farms around South Africa.
To see a full list of wines on offer, you can go to Sommeliers Selection website.
When Is It?
Wednesday, 16 October 2019 from 18:00-21:00.
Where Is It?
Tsogo Sun - Hyde Park, Hyde Park Corner, Sandton, Johannesburg.
How Much Is It?
Tickets cost R100 - R175 per person. Get your tickets here.
For More Information?
For more information,follow them on Facebook.
Contact them on +27 84 207 3820 or via email at [email protected]
They call it the university of the future. Suits & Sneakers is a networking, mentoring and workshop type of event, which is laid-back yet serious at the same time – hence the name, Suits & Sneakers. It's all about human development hosted by guest speakers who have worn out more than their fair share of sneakers climbing the corporate ladder.
Suits & Sneakers also runs Impello, a collaborative work space with a core focus that extends beyond the desk. The idea behind Impello is to foster the entrepreneur of tomorrow, today. To do so they have launched a series of seminars called Ignite. Small businesses are the lifeblood of the South African economy yet many can't get off the ground because they lack the skills and resources to get going, especially in this tough economic climate. With this in mind, Impello wants to foster entrepreneurship and incubation in a tangible way by creating a small business university and co-working space. They believe it's no longer good enough to just teach people how to fish; Impello wants to go one step further and give people the fishing rod. They have one guest speaker per event, sharing thought leadership around their selected topics.
The brand-new monthly learning event also aims to raise funds for small businesses in South Africa. Every ticket sold to an Ignite event not only grants access to a wealth of knowledge, but also funds their incubation hub where small business owners can go to learn and operate from. All elements of these events are sponsored, which means all proceeds of each event goes toward funding incubation. The Ignite events are brought to you by Suits & Sneakers and the Impello co-working space.
At the time of writing, 450 out of 550 tickets have been sold for the upcoming November 2017 Suits & Sneakers event. Here are the details.
When is it?
Thursday, 16 November 2017, 18h00 for 18h30.
Where is it?
The Park – House of Events on 7 in Hyde Park Corner.
Stafford Masie (ex CEO of Google SA), John Vlismas (SA Comedian) and Mark Sham (founder of Suits & Sneakers).
Here's a look at the previous Suits & Sneakers event, which took place in May 2017: