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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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Calamari Potatoes in a blanket of peas

It started with a belated appreciation post for a good-looking dish posted on instagram by Mr Dini Nondumo – the senior executive in the insurance sector and former actor and producer. The Calamari potatoes with a blanket of peas was a huge hit and when I reposted it a few days later, I was overrun…

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Remembering and creating fatherly love

In this submission for the ‘Love in the time of social distancing’ series carried by Imbawula, the storytelling organisation, the Filmmaker Mr Lebogang Rasethaba writes about rituals, fatherhood and memory. When we don’t have the banalities of everyday out of home existence as a buffer for our emotions, the default factory settings for relationships, Monday…

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Safety razors, back to basics

Safety razors (or double-edged razors) have made a big comeback in recent years, as many of us drop out of the multiple razor cartridge Olympics, with good cause, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. If you have course, curly or coily hair, this option is for you. Unlike the 3 – 7 razor cartridge options – that…

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Jojoba Oil: versatile and vital nourishment

It is an oil that many would have read on the ingredients list on many a product, but perhaps not know just how useful it is. Our Grooming Editor Ms Mathahle Stofile tells us it is one of the best things you can do for your skin.  Jojoba (Spanish word pronounced “ho-ho-ba”) is a plant…

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Get your skin Spring ready

Any change of season has the potential to disturb your skin’s usual flow. Winter skin doesn’t hold moisture very well, everything evaporates much quicker and dehydrated skin becomes a common complaint. Warmer weather is so much kinder to the skin, however, but you still need to prepare for it, writes Ms. Mathahle Stofile.  One of…

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Pronto | A local Deli favourite

Pronto Italian Deli has a big, primarily Italian menu, with  generous portions and sensational flavours, writes Mr Siphiwe Mpye. They serve a breakfast, lunch and dinner, so the menu is appropriately large. Italian staples include a gnocchi starter (served with a cheesy sauce and sprinkled with pieces of crispy panchetta), assorted pizzas and lasagne. Read…

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Grooming Q&A | Combination Skin

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Our long lost Grooming Editor Ms. Mathahle Stofile has noticed how many skin questions she gets from men, on her women’s beauty platform The Matte Project, and decided to help the rest of us by answering them here. First, the a to z on combination skin. Q: How do you choose a range of products for…

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Haunt | Douglas + Hale

Our Founder and Editor Mr Siphiwe Mpye moonlights as a food critic for EatOut, only the most respected and trusted platform for all things gastronomic. Here is a review he did recently, after visiting Douglas + Hale. Douglas + Hale sits on a stretch of 4th Avenue in Parktown North where chef James Diack thrives.…

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