Lifestyle Trends 2018

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Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype
Littlegig 2018 delivers on the hype

Respect and a thousand thank you's to every single soul involved in Littlegig 2018 festival. Apart from the online hype, I had no real expectations, which is always the best way to have them surpassed and Littlegig does...

By Terry Levin 2 days ago

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#GreenMondaySA: Chakalaka

While you can buy this proudly South African relish in a can, it's always best when homemade and fresh. Here's a chakalaka recipe to help you keep it green and spice up your bread, pap, stews and curries.

2 days ago

Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea
Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea

With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, it's no surprise that many restaurants and hotels are giving focus to more plant based options on their menus...

By Ruth Cooper 15 Feb 2018

Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise
Xperiencemakers designs first outlet of Charles Back's new deli-cum-restaurant franchise

Architecture and design firm Xperiencemakers is the team behind Charles Back's first outlet of his planned organic deli-cum-restaurant franchise - The Butcher, The Baker, Cheese and Winemaker...

12 Feb 2018

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#GreenMondaySA: Black bean burritos

Burritos are incredibly versatile and can be stuffed to anyone's tastes. While meat forms part of the traditional burrito filling, it's Green Monday, so kick the beef and keep the beans in this quick and easy burrito recipe...

12 Feb 2018

Five things to do at Robertson's Hands-on Harvest Fest
Five things to do at Robertson's Hands-on Harvest Fest

The Robertson Wine Valley will host the 10th annual Hands-On Harvest Festival from 23-25 February 2018. Visitors will be able to indulge in local wines and country cuisine, experience country hospitality, and explore the towns of Ashton, Bonnievale, McGregor, and Robertson.

12 Feb 2018

Celebrate Wine.Art.Food at Freedom Park
Celebrate Wine.Art.Food at Freedom Park

The 2018 Wine.Art.Food Festival will be held at Freedom Park in Pretoria on 5 May 2018. The annual festival aims to fuse SA's best wine, arts, and cuisine for one day.

12 Feb 2018

Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange
Celebrate this Valentine's with an indulgent menu from 15 On Orange

The much dreaded or celebrated V-Day is just around the corner and depending on your situation or sensibility, you might either want to hide under a rock or get your lovely-dovey feels on...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Feb 2018

Six food trends taking centre stage in 2018
Six food trends taking centre stage in 2018

Here are some of the taste and concept trends set to take centre stage this year, many of which have been seen bubbling up in 2017, and this year, are poised to make their entrance into the mainstream.

By Chef Junelle Germishuizen 7 Feb 2018

A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia
A multi-sensory feast at Muizenberg's Cucina Labia

It's easy to be charmed by the Cape Town suburb of Muizenberg. There's the seaside dotted with colourful beach huts and teeming with ardent surfers, the quaint coffee shops, and a casual coastal flair that suburbs along the Atlantic Seaboard stand little chance of replicating.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 7 Feb 2018

#GreenMondaySA: African peanut and spinach stew
#GreenMondaySA: African peanut and spinach stew

To help you eat green in 2018, we'll be sharing recipes courtesy of Humane Society International/Africa every week. First to tickle your tastebuds is a delicious African peanut and spinach stew. Enjoy!

5 Feb 2018

FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show returns to Emnotweni
FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show returns to Emnotweni

The ninth FNB Mpumalanga Wine Show returns to Emnotweni on 8-9 March 2018.

2 Feb 2018

#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies
#BizTrends2018: Healthy, rainbow food is 2018 trend for SA foodies

Uber Eats has unveiled the most popular 2018 food trends in South Africa. Uber Eats looked at the most popular ingredients and dishes searched for by South Africans over the last six months to draw its conclusion.

26 Jan 2018

Bonang Matheba to host fifth Grand White Dinner
Bonang Matheba to host fifth Grand White Dinner

Celebrating its fifth anniversary this year, The Grand White Dinner, created by the Global Holi One Color Festival, will be hosted by Bonang Matheba across major cities in South Africa - with each location only to be revealed the morning of the event.

26 Jan 2018

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Five holiday experiences to own in 2018

The world has shrunk. What hasn't shrunk, is our hunger to experience unusual, exotic, exciting places, and that's what's overwhelmingly taking over travel for 2018...

By Avukile Mabombo 24 Jan 2018

Four Coursemen to kick off 2018 at Janse & Co.
Four Coursemen to kick off 2018 at Janse & Co.

Chef Arno Janse van Rensburg's newly unveiled Janse & Co. eatery in Kloof Street in Cape Town will host the fourth instalment of the Four Coursemen Collaboration series on 28 January 2018.

19 Jan 2018

Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day
Eat green 2018: Sustainable consumption, plant-based foods the order of the day

In South Africa, we raise more than one billion farm animals for food every year. Now is the time to join the green revolution, with sustainable food consumption on the rise and plant-based protein predicted to be one of the biggest food trends in 2018...

19 Jan 2018

Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge
Villa 47 opens new fusion cocktail lounge

There is no denying that fancy cocktail and gin bars with intriguing infused concoctions on the menu are trending all over the world.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Jan 2018

Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg
Plan B Dessertery opens in Joburg

Plan B Dessertery, a KwaZulu-Natal brand introduced by the founders of Wakaberry, has opened its doors in The Zone @ Rosebank in Johannesburg...

15 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018
#BizTrends2018: Six food trends for 2018

The trend is still leaning to eating light and healthily, diners want to know the source of their food (farm to table is still very popular) and they are also considering eat-in options where they enjoy the best of both worlds by ordering their favourite dishes from their preferred restaurants.

By Janine Fourie 11 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience
#BizTrends2018: Creating value remains key in the premium spirits brand experience

In challenging economic times, consumers either choose less expensive brands that allow them to buy more, or opt to buy less and trade up to indulge their tastes for aspirational brands...

By Elizabeth Lee Ming 10 Jan 2018

Drostdy Street to host the 2018 Stellenbosch Street Soirees
Drostdy Street to host the 2018 Stellenbosch Street Soirees

Stellenbosch Wine Routes will be presenting several Street Soirees in Drostdy Street in Stellenbosch on 24 January 2018, 7 and 21 February 2018, as well as on 7 and 21 March 2018.

10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: How migrant cooking has revolutionised westernised food
#BizTrends2018: How migrant cooking has revolutionised westernised food

What is the new definition of westernised food in a world as ethnically interwoven as ours?

By Georgia East 10 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption
#BizTrends2018: Conscious consumption

I'm not that big on food trends, to be honest. I find gimmicks and 'flavour of the month' offerings a very slippery slope. That said, I do think established chefs, producers and industry thought-leaders who have the ability to change with the times are critical for the industry.

By Andy Fenner 9 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world
#BizTrends2018: Coffee will continue to influence the world

Coffee helps millions of people worldwide to get out of bed in the morning. It's one of the world's most popular beverages, and one that has shaped society and industry...

By Jonathan Robinson 8 Jan 2018

#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum
#BizTrends2018: 'Free from' eating movement gains momentum

Food trends in general will always cross the spectrum. There will be those that lean towards health, as this is a global mega trend that is not going away...

By Sam Linsell 8 Jan 2018

Littlegig to bring 24 hours of creativity to Stellenbosch
Littlegig to bring 24 hours of creativity to Stellenbosch

The Littlegig 24H Festival is set to take place 17-18 February at the Wiesenhof Farm in Stellenbosch.

5 Jan 2018

Keeping the romance alive with a Date Night at Vista Marina
Keeping the romance alive with a Date Night at Vista Marina

Our most recent couples evening out took place at Vista Marina, a chic little Mediterranean restaurant on the water's edge in a quieter corner of the V&A Waterfront...

By Cari Coetzee 4 Jan 2018

Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy
Keeping it in the family: Alfred Cointreau on preserving brand legacy

As one of the oldest orange-flavoured liqueurs in the world, the Cointreau brand has a lot of history behind it...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 2 Jan 2018

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