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23 Sep

5 People You See At Gym

I walk into the bright synthetically lit room, rave electro and dance-pop blare from the speakers. I lope hunched over like Quasimodo, trying to go unnoticed as I dash to a treadmill at the back of the room. All the whiles I think in panic, never make eye contact.   Gyms are a necessary evil in the country I reside in, however I feel they are the uncomfortable and archaic rash of our generation. Worse than selfies are gym selfies. self-love and taking care of oneself is important, this I understand. Nevertheless, if I have to see another mouth breather take a picture of his sweaty abs, whilst shouting yaaasssss bru, I will hurl myself through the glass window. In my trauma...
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13 Sep

Merging Art & Food

NCW  - Opening soon     We recently got a peek at what promises to be one of Joburg’s more inspired venues. Opening later this year the NCW venue and restaurant marries art and food in a home on the outskirts of Melville which used to house a book publisher. Complete with pressed ceilings and wide corridors, the owner and trained chef ‘Ence Willemse’ gutted this old girl to restore her to her former glory. It was a yearlong project to peel back the layers. The renovation is striking and effective whilst still being wonderfully sympathetic to her charms. Ence has earned his foodie stripes with placements at Overture, Jardine & local darling Roots at the Forum Homini. One gets the sense that...
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7 Sep

Bao Everyday!

When our photographer suggested ‘Momo’ for lunch recently, I was more than a little sceptical. I love my city, she is a humble beauty, with tree-lined streets, an undeniable buzz and the nicest people. A few of our city’s weaknesses are clawing our way back from years of governmental corruption & neglectful councils and quite frankly our Asian food scene. When I think of Asian food, I think of towers of steaming baskets containing soft pillowy buns, deep broth's, umami flavours and smoky sweet Korean barbeque. Bright greens, deep red birds eye chillis, perfectly balanced kimchi and the joy of soba noodles. As a continent Asia offers a diversity of cuisine like no other and yet somehow Jozi (Cape Town...
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1 Sep

White Shirt & Jeans Update

When you speak to fashion girls about classic pieces and wardrobe staples, it's like talking to a vegetarian about how a cow becomes your burger.     You picture in horror the word Basic slapping you in the face like a slice of bologna. However, when I hear the words classics and staples I think challenge accepted.     I'm not going to pretend to know everything there is to know about fashion and style, I just like to experiment . I don't want to preach to people about what to wear. Fashion is something I grew to love because it is so subjective and open to interpretation. All I can say is, that I love simple and I love classic, it's just a matter of reworking...
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