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5 Wines for Spring

After a very long, unprecedented year with long dry spells courtesy of alcohol bans during this pandemic, Spring has sprung, with a plethora of top tier wines ready for your eager gullet. We asked the ladies at Wine-Ish – the multifaceted wine business – for their top recommendations for this season. Graham Beck Brut NV…

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Haunt | Morning Glory

A new coffee shop has sprung up in Parkwood, Johannesburg. Morning Glory is a cozy nook on the vibrant, robust Park Corner at Bolton and Jan Smuts in Parkwood, next door to Saigon Suzy. The coffee is great and refreshingly affordable – with a Cappuccino going for less than R30. Hardly heard of within that…

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noted.man Lockdown Vol. 9

Our latest selector in the noted.man lockdown playlist series (Vol. 9) is actor, comedian and music fiend, Mr Ntosh Madlingozi . His palette ranges from jazz to hi-hop, the latter his chosen genre for this offering of mid to uptempo beats to get you into the Spring of things. He said: “I am obsessed with…

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A series of firsts at Tambo Lives!

Imbawula: Tambo Lives! was awash with firsts, as four storytellers – picked for their proximity to the late struggle stalwart Mr Oliver Reginald Tambo, or for work that mirrors his values – delved into anecdotes, lessons and reflections about life, the Tambo way. Hosted at The Market Theatre’s intimate Mannie Manim stage, this was the…

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Tambo Lives! Stories to illuminate icon’s legacy

Imbawula, the storytelling platform is back next month with an exciting new show dedicated to the freedom fighter, intellectual and inspirational leader of the struggle against Apartheid, Mr Oliver Tambo.  The spirit of Oliver Tambo will come alive through stories in October, the month in which the late freedom fighter and leader of the African…

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Imbawula: The Money Series comes to Sandton

The next show in Imbawula’s The Money Series has been announced and sees a new lineup and the entry of a new venue into the narrative of the storytelling platform. Imbawula is the storytelling movement founded in 2014 at the old Bean Republic in Illovo, Johannebsurg. The shows were founded on the premise that our…

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NOTED.MAN X BISQUIT: Sanlam HmC

In late 2018, noted.man and Bisquit collaborated on an activation and discussion at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. In association with Ms. Taryn Gill of The Perfect Hair and Mr Anikesh Ramani of the Mid Century Modern furniture store MODERNIST, we spoke about the ‘Meaning of Making’ on opening night, and for the rest of…

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Abantu Book Festival: we have a lineup

Abantu Book Festival – Mr Thando Mgqolozana’s defiant middle finger to the literary establishment, and love letter to black authors and readers – will in early December celebrate three years in existence with an ever-glittering and expanding list of festival speakers. The festival for black writers and readers is a hive of vigorous intellectual exchange, laughter…

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Beard nourishment on tap

We love a good beard oil and the South African made and natural The Perfect Beard Oil ticks all the boxes. With the naturally nourishing and softening properties of grapeseed, avocado, jojoba and abyssinica oils, combined with the masculine scent of cedarwood, bergamot and lime essential oils, The Perfect Beard Oil comes highly recommended.  As a…

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A celebration of making

The past weekend saw a first of its kind collaboration between noted.man, Bisquit Cognac, The Perfect Hair Company and MØDERNIST at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair at Hyde Park Corner, Johannesburg. Housed inside Maison Bisquit Cocktail Bar, we set up a lounge section courtesy of MØDERNIST, with an adjacent grooming station operated by The Perfect Hair…

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