What Is It?

There's nothing like a Leap Year party! Join Chicago's Piano Bar in Randpark for an epic Leap Year event on 29 February 2020. This kind of fun only comes around every four years, so be sure not to miss out! This is what will be on offer at the Leap Year Party 2020:

See you there.

When Is It?

Saturday, 29 February 2020 from 19:00 - 02:00.

Where Is It?

Chicago's Piano Bar, Honeycrest Centre, Cnr Beyers Naude & Duiker Street, Randpark Ridge, Randburg, Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Book your table at [email protected]

For More Information

For more information, follow Chicago's Piano Bar on Facebook.

What Is It?

Dìa de Muertos is a day of celebration in Mexican culture. The Day of the Dead is not about mourning what we have lost, but rather gathering to walk among our dearly departed! So, come down to the super snazzy Chicago's Piano Bar in Randpark Ridge for a Day of the Dead tequila party. It's going to be an epic fiesta, with DJs, live bands and a dress up competition. There will also be face painting available, so no need to worry about not fitting in with the walking dead.

Chicago's has planned an awesome menu for the day, too:

Corpse Bride Mains
Rump steak, topped with monster mushrooms and garlic sauce, served with finger chips and fang- tastic pumpkin
OR Tender Chicken Schnitzel topped with cobwebs of cheddar cheese, served with finger chips and fang- tastic pumpkin.

Dead Man's Dessert
Hauntingly delicious brownies topped with ice cream ghosts. It's death by chocolate!

Be sure to book your tickets as soon as possible! The dead won't wait.

When Is It?

Saturday, 02 November 2019 at 18:00 - 02:00.

Where Is It?

Chicago's Piano Bar, Cnr Beyers Naude, Duiker street, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg. 

How Much Is It?

Tickets cost R160 per person. Book yours by calling 078 139 0064 or emailing [email protected]

For more information

Visit their website for further details, or follow them on social media:

Facebook - facebook.com/Chicagos.Piano.Bar

Instagram - instagram.com/chicagospianobar

There's A Few Foodie Delights

Whether you're looking for a lovely spot to enjoy some afternoon tea or looking to start off your day with a hearty breakfast, Lifestyle Garden Centre has a few spot to choose from. In the mood for some Moroccan, then be sure to stop by the Moroccan Lifestyle Cafe (the quiches are wonderful, as well as the Lemon Meringue). Want to enjoy the greenery and sunshine? Head to the Silver Birch Restaurant, the perfect spot for breakfast and afternoon tea.


There's Something For The Kids

This is a great spot to hang out with the family. Not only will you and the kids enjoy a taking a stroll through the Lifestyle Garden Centre admiring the flowers and exploring, but there's also a kiddies play area for the little ones to enjoy. There's fun rides from hopping aboard a little train to rotating swings. And best of all, the play area is closed to the Silver Birch Restaurant, so you can keep an eye on the kids while they blow off some steam. There's also a Reader's Warehouse jam-packed with books for the kids to check out and page through.


Obviously, Plants for Africa!

Lifestyle Garden Centre offers absolutely everything you need to turn your garden into a blossoming haven! There are plants, absolutely everywhere, from trees and flowers to garden decor, accessories and tools. And if you head into the DIY section indoors, you can get your hands on hardware gadgets from Mica, garden furniture, fertilizer and bone meal, plant pots, pet goodies and much more. It's also a great spot to get some inspiration if you're thinking or redoing your garden.


Stunning Garden Shows For Inspiration

Speaking of garden inspiration, Lifestyle Garden Centre hosts a number of garden shows for your viewing pleasure throughout the year. At the moment, they have their 2019 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, which is a celebration of French garden influences and French spaces. Be transports to beautiful France while strolling through the various designs that includes 1400's Renaissance styles, modern expression, classical French formal vista, and rooftop apartment chic. This show is on from 16 February - 31 May 2019 and entry is FREE. Click here to find out more about this show.


Gardening Specials!

During the 2019 Lifestyle Garden Design Show, Lifestyle will also be offering some amazing gardening deals to get your garden spruced up without busting your budget. Take your pick from their Buy 3 Pay 2 items, add some Autumn Colour to your garden, stock up on a few edibles such as herb and vegetable plants, decorate your home with a some house plants or bring your grass back to life with bundles of landscape grasses. These specials are available until 07 May 2019 while stocks last, so hurry!

There's a Gourmet Market

Have a love for all things deli? Then make sure you pop in at the Gourmet Market to pick up a few delights to take home with you. This is a one-stop gourmet  spot that offers visitors and foodies only the best in locally-produced items, such as oils and vinegar, breads, cheese, pestos, organic veggies, free-range eggs, olives, nuts, reductions, the works! There's also a few treats to nibble on along the way.


Two Words... West Pack!

On the other side of the indoor gardening and hardware tools and accessories is West Pack Lifestyle! This is the place to be if you are looking to stock up on tupperware, storage containers, lunch boxes, recycle bins and refuse bags, pet cushions and transporters, glassware, kids toys - the list goes on and on. Basically, you can get everything storage and plastic wise (reusable, of course) here, all under one roof. But a fair warning, you'll spend most of your afternoon strolling down the aisles, there's just so much to see!

There's An Art Gallery Too

After sorting out all your garden needs and enjoying an afternoon tea at the Silver Birch Restaurant, why not take a stroll through the Lifestyle Art Gallery and suss out some stunning pieces of art created by talented local artists? It's the perfect spot if you're looking to find that unique piece to bring life to your home or simply for a little creative inspiration. There's everything from landscapes and florals to portraits, abstract and still life artworks.


For More Information

For more information about Lifestyle Garden Centre, visit their website at lifestyle.co.za.

You can also contact them on [email protected] or 011 792 5616.

Don't forget to give them a follow on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with the latest news, specials and events.

Freshouse Market

This fresh foods market provides crisp produce, fine cuts of meat and stunning flowers. They make an effort to stock fruit and vegetables that are a little more unusual so there is always a great variety. Their produce is well priced and they are also very active on their Facebook page for any queries, compliments or feedback. Open between 08:00 and 19:00, which is ideal if you need to squeeze in a little shopping after work.

Find more information here.

The Green Grocery

This is an online grocer offering not only convenience but delivery too. Their fresh, organic produce is sourced from local farmers, who use no synthetic fertilisers or pesticides. Over and about fresh fruit and veg, you can also find herbs and spices, gluten-free and artisan health bread, dairy, dried fruit, nuts and seeds on their site. They deliver on Thursdays and Fridays but check their website to see when they do your area.

Find more information here.

Impala Fruit & Flowers

Found at Lifestyle Crossing in Little Falls, this is one of the largest stores in the franchise. Opened in 2009, they offer fresh produce, choice-cut flowers, as well as nuts, jams and yoghurts. Their flower selection is impressive, particularly in the dry seasons. Apart from their fantastic quality produce, they also have daily specials:

Other Impala stores are in Northcliff and Craighall Park.

Find more information here


Mary’s Country Fruit and Veg

Based in the Cresta area, this little store is always a treat to visit. The staff are friendly and prices on fresh produce are unbeatable. The best part is they often have specials where you can buy in bulk and save. They are a family-owned store and aim to have mostly organic produce but also supply freshly baked cakes and confectionery, created by local moms and bakers in the area — worth trying if you have a sweet tooth.

Find more information here.

Freshly Grown

This is another online fresh produce store specialising in organic and whole foods. In addition to fresh produce, dairy, eggs, meat and drinks, they make up boxes for you comprising various veggies for either two or four people. You can also choose salad or meat boxes, perfect for families. Everything is well priced and this solution is ideal if you don’t have time to sift through the site. They also have a bakery section which stocks unusual flours and baking aids, harm-free household products and their own hand and body range. Freshly Grown delivers different orders on different days.

Find more information here. 


Farm Fresh Online

This is the last online produce store on our list. They offer 100% South African-grown produce and there's no cold chain; the produce comes directly from the farm to your kitchen. Farm Fresh Online also offers farmers boxes of different sizes which include fruit or seasonal vegetables. It's quicker to simply choose a box but if you wish to add any extras, you can select items like honey, free-range eggs, milk and pantry fillers. Check out their site for delivery schedules.

Find more information here.

Bryanston Organic and Natural Market

This market is an institution and was Joburg's first organic market. It has a variety of other stalls with jewellery, clothing and bric-a-brac and is open Thursday to Saturday, 09:00 – 15:00. There are two organic fruit and veg stalls inside, the first being Christa’s Corner. Her farm is out past Lanseria, so the market is the best place to get her fresh produce. She also offers micro-greens, sprouts and wheatgrass and is involved in every aspect of the farming process.

The second stall in the market is Wensleydale Farm with their certified organic fruit and vegetables. Established in 1989, they supply many of the large supermarkets. The stall at the market offers a selection of their organic produce but you can also order boxes directly from their website and have them delivered to your house.

Find more information here.

Maledi Fresh

Maledi Fresh is a wholly black-owned family business that supplies fresh food products to restaurants, schools, as well as to the public. They are stationed at the Lifestyle Home Garden centre and their products are replenished daily, so you are always sure to get the freshest produce no matter what day of the week you visit. They offer organic and non-organic fruit and vegetables, dairy products and also dry goods.

Find more information here.

The Angela Day Kitchen has some fantastic events lined up for August! For only R220 per person, you can attend one of their fantastic hands-on classes that are held at various times at the Lifestyle Garden Centre in Randpark Ridge. Choose from classes such as New Italian, Starters and Desserts, Thai, Indian, 30 Minute Gourmet and Bill’s Food, as well as various demonstrations on offer. Very affordable and highly recommended!