There seems to be loads of new places popping up all over the place in Joburg these days and people are really making an effort to make them unique and different which is really cool! A few days ago I posted about the amazing little gin bar in Linden called Tonic and today I’m going to tell you about Jan Smuts newest addition, Saigon Suzy.
I love gin and tonic. I do. It’s one of the most refreshing drinks around and I’ve missed them haha. Not that I’m a huge drinker, at all, but every now and then it’s so nice to just sit back and enjoy an ice cold G’nT and I know there has to be a few of you reading this and nodding in agreement.
Now I’m not the most adventurous when it comes to making gin and tonics, I mean they are usually just made up of exactly that with lots of lemon, but since visiting Tonic in Linden I’ve realised that I have been missing out on the most amazing combinations! This tiny bar which is decked out in the freshest, coolest way won me over from the second I stepped in. I’m such a sucker for interior detail and I love it when I can see that an effort has been made in every aspect and when the food/drink offering matches the decor then the place instantly becomes a favourite!
Hey guys, I’m really excited to start this new series on my blog in conjunction with Peaceful Sleep. My Durrant crew and I are going to be exploring a couple of different places and activities in and around Joburg this Summer and then showing you what we get up to! Finding kid-friendly places and things to do is not always the easiest so I’m really hoping to be able to recommend some awesome spots and hopefully give you some ideas for things to do during the next few months.
We all know that Summertime means mozzie time, so when I was approached by Peaceful Sleep to do a bit of exploring under their protective force field created by their extensive Family Care Range I was all in. The honest truth is I never knew Peaceful Sleep had a Family range which consists of room sprays, plug-ins, roll-ons and more (you can check the whole lot out on their brand new site) and that their products can be used every day on kids older than 6 months, which is amazing because in my house my kids are the ones that land up with the most bites!
Heeeeellllooooo Homemade Bounty Bars. Who agrees with me that Bounty Bars are one of the most underrated chocolates out there? They’re rich and coconutty and beyond delicious and one of my all-time favourite chocolates.
Since Nicole and I successfully made our own Snickers Bars and Double Chocolate Bon Bons we were both like let’s make our own Bounty Bars from scratch! I mean why not, how hard can it be right? Well the truth is they aren’t very hard at all to make and they taste really good too, they’re different to the original obviously, not as sweet, but still really nice and the best part is you don’t need that many ingredients to whip them up and everything that goes into them is dairy free, gluten free, refined sugar free.
So if you have some desiccated coconut, coconut milk, maple syrup and 70% dark chocolate in your cupboard you are good to go!
Just over 9 weeks ago I started a fitness journey with Futurelife that involved me training and getting ready to run the Old Mutual Soweto 10k Marathon, which was something I didn’t picture myself ever doing. Running definitely has not formed part of my life for years and years but I had been looking for a challenge to jumpstart my non-existent exercise routine since having Rex and when the opportunity came along to work with Futurelife to get me 10km ready I excitedly and nervously jumped on board.
Like everything that you start from scratch the beginning is always the hardest part! In my case, my body was as confused as my mind as to why I was outside going round and round a field for 50 minutes every second day. I think it had gotten used to the idea of me not exercising anymore seeing as the last time I did any form of it was over a year ago!
A couple of months ago Churche (Adi and I) shot a Summer campaign for a local kiddies clothing label called Koco Bino. This little boutique makes the sweetest outfits for kids and babies and has everything from casual to christening wear as well as baby accessories.
We wanted to create a series that was playful and colourful, but still sophisticated just like the brand and I really like how these photos came out! On the day we did have to listen to ‘Let It Go’ quite a few times to get some of these tykes to perform, but it was totally worth it.
Have a look at let us know what you think and if anyone is looking to meet up with Adi and I to chat about a job, just drop me a mail and we’ll come with doughnuts in hand!