• Pasta from Cremalat

    This Is the East: Cremalat

    Third in an occasional blog series called This Is the East, featuring hidden spots on Johannesburg’s East Rand. Cremalat, like many great food places in the East Rand (a.k.a Ekurhuleni), is hidden behind the…

  • Madiba statue at Long March to Freedom in Maropeng

    Join the Long March to Freedom Art Walk

    UPDATE: The Long March to Freedom Art Walk is fully booked. Hopefully we can organize another one soon. Last January I visited the Long March to Freedom National Heritage Monument in Fountains…

  • Meruschka at the Oriental Plaza

    For Meruschka (a.k.a. MzansiGirl)

    Dear Meruschka, Soon after I heard the news last night, I started making a list of all the adventures we’ve had over the years. The list was longer than I realized. I…

  • Cathedral of Christ the King

    5 Beautiful, Secret Places in Downtown Joburg

    I was on a walking tour today, talking to someone about Joburg. It suddenly occurred to me there are so many insanely beautiful places in downtown Joburg that Joburgers either: a) don’t…

  • Thomas and Guy at Wits after their wedding

    A December Wedding in Joburg

    Wedding photography triggers my imposter syndrome. I’ve been asked once or twice to shoot weddings, and each time an evil little voice inside my head whispers, “Only real photographers do weddings. Don’t…

  • Inside the Buddhist Centre in Fietas

    Meditating at the Buddhist Centre in Fietas

    I’ve been in the U.S. for the past three weeks dealing with very frustrating South African visa problems. I’ve been ridiculously stressed. Then yesterday, in the middle of my most recent meltdown,…

  • Fish from Kafe Noir

    November Restaurant of the Month: Kafe Noir

    In the very heart of downtown Joburg, on a block no one would expect, is a magical corner of African style. Papy Nakuw, acclaimed Congolose-South-African founder of Urban Zulu, has his fashion…