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AFRICAN FOOD ADVENTURES – WHERE TO EAT IN MALAWI – 21 GRILL ON HANNOVER, BLANTYRE

Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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  For me, business dinners are a fine balance between formalities and relaxation. The best bet for entertaining business partners is usually a formal restaurant with great food and a great wine list. 21 Grill on Hannover ticks all the boxes with an option of a private room for more private and intimate business dinners.  I have been to the restaurant four times before and I am back a fifth…

Favourite Breakfast Place in Johannesburg: Nice on 4th Avenue Parkhurst

Food & Drink

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There is a certain joy in spending time with girlfriends over brunch. Nice on 4th, Parkhurst, Johannesburg is a great sidewalk cafe with great service. It also indulges my penchant for people watching. Our table had a jug of cold water with lemon and mint. The service was superb. The attention to detail left us feeling super spoilt! We ordered the half & half comprising a half portion salmon basket (soft scrambled…

QUICK WEEK DAY MEAL: CHICKEN PENNE PASTA BY SIBA MTONGANA

Food & Drink, What are we reading?

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I was one of the people calling up Woolworths when Siba's cook book, Welcome to my table, was published. I was drawn to the promise of easy simple meals that I could whip up with effortless ease after a long day at the office. The book also contains QR codes so you can watch Siba making the meals. Siba's book has many amazing recipes divided into: Breakfast and Brunch and…

DINNER AT DEHOEK COUNTRY HOTEL CONSERVATORY RESTAURANT

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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http://dehoek.com/ My only regret is that I did not come to DeHoek Country Hotel during the day in order to take in all its beauty. A real country hotel with overstuffed chairs, stone floors, fresh delicate flower arrangements, wooden beams, imposing fireplaces and all-around coziness. The threshold to the Conservatory was a precarious bridge, which added to the drama of arriving at this prestigious award winning country hotel and Conservatory Restaurant.…

TABLE FOR ONE PLEASE – SOLO DINING PLEASURES

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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I travel on my own quite a lot both for work and for pleasure. In the beginning I must admit it was daunting and it was easy to order room service so I would not have to venture out on my own and to avoid the inevitable "Table for one, why? ... Oh sorry." My first real brave attempt was after a friend dared me to YOLO! I was in…

AFRICAN PRIDE MOUNT GRACE COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA, MAGALIESBURG: COUNTRY GETAWAY

Lifestyle, Travel

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The drive into the countryside was very relaxing and the cold crisp fresh air was just what I needed. I almost missed the sharp turn into the narrow road that leads into African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa. From the moment the first person greeted me at the gate, to the person at the parking, to the people in reception right up to Lawrence taking me up to…

A NIGHT IN PASSAU – ROSES CAFE & BISTRO AND INTERESTING DOORS IN THE CITY

Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Travel

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 Passau is a quaint German border city where the rivers Danube, Inn and  and Ilz meet. I can't help but feel calm and relaxed in this beautiful city - it fits squarely into my obsession with quaint and colorful towns. Tonight my stomach and I followed the cobble stone streets to a corner French cafe, Roses Cafe & Bistro. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Roses Cafe & Bistro[/caption] The inside is…

[REPOST] TAKING BACK OUR SACRED SUNDAYS AND FAMILY TIME

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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Arriving in a strange city on a Sunday allowed me the pleasure of observing its people and how they honour their Sundays. All the shops were closed except for a few cafes along the promenade. Couples were walking hand in hand stopping ocassionally to gaze at the view and into each other's eyes. Families with strollers and dogs were also in tow laughing heartily. The cafes hosted families, eating, drinking,…

THE TERRACE RESTAURANT FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL – ELEGANT AND RELAXED DINING

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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  http://fairlawns.co.za/ Sanctuary is the best way to describe the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa in Sandton, Johannesburg. The entrance to the hotel is grand, the hotel grounds are immaculate. My friend and I were warmly welcomed both at the gate and at the beautiful French inspired entrance with a book wall. The warm welcome extended into the newly renovated restaurant as we walked along the passage with mirrored walls and…

BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT AT HOME: THE GREAT HOST’S GUIDE

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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It is great to entertain in restaurants but entertaining at home can be a great source of bonding and can make rule for unforgettable business memories. For effortless entertaining here are a few ideas: Plan in advance and keep it simple Great foresight in planning the meals will go a long way. Plan the meals that you will serve way in advance and try to make at least two out…