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Alan Committie chats Comics' Choice Awards

We get the inside scoop from comedian and Comics' Choice Awards director, Alan Committie, about the upcoming awards.

By Ruth Cooper 20 May 2015 13:41

Natural beauty at GojiSpa

It can be somewhat of a daunting experience getting your hair done at a new place from a new person who might not be attuned to your particular hair quirks.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2015 11:28

Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré

Volaré means 'to fly or soar' in Italian and I suppose that is exactly what Chef Brad Ball's aim was when he came on board to revamp the previous, somewhat dingy, restaurant at the recently rebranded Peddlars & Co.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2015 13:38

Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi

Nestled in-between Kloof Street's bustling trendy pubs and restaurants, one finds a refreshing Asian oasis in the form of the 2014 Eat Out Award-winning Kyoto Garden Sushi...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2015 10:14

Lights, camera, fashion!

The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and conference is back after a successful debut last year...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2015 09:27

Lovely living at Laborie

Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20

'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern

Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015 12:06

Five things about 'Youthless'

Today marks the pre-order release of Shortstraw's brand new album, 'Youthless', on iTunes. I emailed this quirky-kins band a few questions about their third full-length album, which is set for official release on 5 January, 2015.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Dec 2014 11:53

Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the room

The jury may still be out on the long-term health benefits of the Banting diet, but what isn't up for debate is the destructive repercussions of the mass consumption of meat, fish and dairy on the environment...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2014 10:22

Whimsical White Room is a winner

Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2014 11:46

Honouring Heritage Heroes at Nederburg

Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35

Directing In Defense of My Art

Tumi, featuring Reason and Ziyon, recently released their music video for In Defense of My Art. With a provocatively strong African aesthetic the video has already received a fair amount of feedback. We chatted to award-winning director Kyle Lewis from Arcade Content to find out more...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Nov 2014 10:00

Abigail Donnelly chats Eat Out Awards

With the 2014 Eat Out Awards just around the corner we got in touch with Eat Out editor and judge, Abigail Donnelly to get the delicious scoop on what attendees can expect at the biggest award event yet.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2014 09:30

Nevis for The Masses

On Monday, 3 November, 'The Masses', sophomore album by home-grown pop prince Jimmy Nevis was released. We caught up with him in cyberspace to get the scoop on the new album, growing up and Gatsbys.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Nov 2014 11:41

Sanctuary for your soul

Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014 13:00

Shimmy into summer

Shimmy Beach Club is welcoming in the summer season in style, with restaurant and club upgrades, a host of exciting forthcoming events and a new summer menu; Shimmy is putting its name down as one of the top party hangouts to be seen at this summer.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Oct 2014 10:53

Breeding conscious consumers at the Spier Secret Festival Conference

It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Oct 2014 13:04

Director addresses Dookoom video backlash

Since its release, Dookoom's music video for Larney Jou Poes has sparked all sorts of controversy. Afriforum has gone as far as laying a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission citing both song and video as hate speech inciting violence.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2014 11:47

Dead Letter Circus return

Due to popular demand, after their successful debut SA tour in 2013, alternative Aussie rock band Dead Letter Circus are returning for a second running, performing at popular hangouts in Pretoria, Joburg and Cape Town. We emailed vocalist and lyricist Kim Benzie a few questions to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Oct 2014 11:07

Q&A with Bombay Bicycle Club

With the recent announcement of British indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club to headline Synergy Live and Sounds Wild in SA next month, I squealed excitedly (internally) when offered the opportunity to telephonically interview BBC bassist Ed Nash.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Oct 2014 11:29

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