• people walking in 27 Boxes park

    10 Places to Visit in Melville’s 27 Boxes

    27 Boxes is a retail center made out of shipping containers on 4th Avenue in Melville. The beautiful new children’s play area outside 27 Boxes. I recently wrote a story about 27 Boxes…

  • Marie-Lais and Lucky cycling through Diepsloot

    Cycling Tour Through Diepsloot

    Diepsloot is one of those places, like a lot of other Joburg places, where people are afraid to go. A Diepsloot street. Diepsloot, which means “deep ditch” in Afrikaans, is a huge…

  • Bagels at Bagel Zone

    April Restaurant of the Month: The Bagel Zone

    A few months ago I blogged about Feigel’s Kosher Delicatessen in Glenhazel. I was excited to find Feigel’s because they sell authentic boiled bagels, which are hard to find in Johannesburg. Through…

  • Argentinean restaurant in Linden

    Things I Like in Linden

    Last week I was invited to try out a co-working space called Basecamp, which is in Linden. Basecamp’s pleasant interior. A co-working space is basically an office for people like me —…

  • Heather in a dress from Dr. Pachanga

    Fashion Makeover with Dr. Pachanga

    As I’ve said before, I consider myself to be an unfashionable person. But the longer I live in South Africa, the more fashionable I feel. I find the fashion in South Africa…

  • Cappuccino from Flynn Coffee

    My Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops: Flynn Coffee

    In the third installment of an occasional series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Flynn Coffee in Kramerville. A Flynn cappuccino. Kramerville, as I’ve explained before, is a quasi-industrial area…

  • Bonolo in her Melville garden

    Bonolo’s Beautiful Melville Garden

    Almost two months ago, I took photos of a beautiful Melville garden. The garden is only about thee blocks from my house and in plain sight along the verge (that thin strip…

  • Coffee machine at third space

    My Favorite Jozi Coffeeshops: Thirdspace

    In a continuation of an occasional series on my favorite new Jozi coffeeshops, I bring you Thirdspace in Fourways. Yes, Thirdspace is in Fourways, which means yes, it’s in a strip mall and…

  • Skateboarding tour in front go graffiti

    Skateboarding Across Jozi

    I consider myself a connoisseur of Joburg walking tours. When I found out there is a skateboarding tour of Joburg, I obviously had to try it. From left to right: Ayanda, Tiffanie,…