Tagged : Parkhurst
FRIDAY 11 JANUARY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
If you're seeking out a really good steak i'd definitely recommend a visit to The Squires Loft. We went there on Tuesday for our anniversary dinner and were both really impressed. The wine, the food and the service were all excellent.
(It was also a nice evening to walk down to 4th avenue and take some pictures in the street apparently - don't know why I look so proud of my pasty legs)
Moving on. We had the Haloumi and Watermelon starter which was delicious and generous, definitely big enough to share. For mains I had The Supreme which was the most delicious fillet stuffed with mushrooms. Dylan had one of their signature steaks - The Biltong and Avo which was also really good (like a really nice South African surprise in your mouth).
We somehow made room desert and tried their cheesecake, which was one of the most delicious cheesecakes i've ever eaten at a restaurant.
All in all a good experience.
It's in the new (clock tower?) centre on 4th Avenue in Parkhurst.
MONDAY 5 NOVEMBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
We found this beautiful drinks trolley in a dusty auction house a few months ago. I'd been looking for one for a while and this one was really special. I fell for the details, and the cute wheels.
However, it was very rusty and squeaky in places. To get rid of the rust we used good old Handy Andy and a scourer. To get rid of the extremely squeaky wheels we used Q20.
Now it's fancy and shiny and fully stocked! (Here is a very cute article on how to stock your bar cart.)
I'm planning to do a series of some of my favourite summer drinks, all inspired by the drinks trolley.
Any requests? : )
WEDNESDAY 17 OCTOBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Since moving to Parkhurst i've been really keen to explore a bit more, and try every place in the neighborhood. We go to Vovo telo A LOT, for client meetings and when in need of a good cappuccino and take away "krwah - sah" (croissant). Besides the old favorites there are always a lot of new places popping up, so last week during lunch I went to visit two lovely gift slash interior stores.
MONDAY 13 AUGUST, 2012 / COMMENTS 
1. Women's day chocolates from work.
2. Signs of Topshop appearing. Toooo sweet.
3. A special delivery to my sister & brother in law - the brand new parents.
4. Vovo telo sandwiches & cold cokes while working on our house.
5. Blue skies through the beams of our home.
6 - 10. Supper at brand new sushi, dim sum & noodle bar in Parkhurst called YuMe.
11. Yesterday we went to Decorex, and there was a stall by RNA (magazine distributers) and they were selling stacks of new (July 2012) international magazines for R10 each - we got over excited and a bought a whole bunch not realizing the commitment they would be on our shoulders for the rest of the day. (Totally worth it though!)
12. Lastly - sky planters! My favourite purchase from Decorex by far. We bought two for our bedroom and kitchen but I think I could've bought the whole shop. They are such beautiful things and add such life to a room.
The Sky Planter is available from Emile-et-Son in Parkhurst, Johannesburg, l-emile-et-son.com, 083-308-7188
How beautiful are they?
What did you guys get up to this weekend? Anybody hit decorex?
WEDNESDAY 13 APRIL, 2011 / COMMENTS 
Mememe & TWO have just opened up their doors in Parkhurst and I went past yesterday for a look see. It's such a pretty and interesting shop. The clothes were gorgeous and I just loved all the glass bottles and bell jars. A feature is definitely TWO's wall of printer's trays full of amazing little vintage brooches and other nice things.
FRIDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Lovely Melissa's has finally graced Joburg with her presence and delicious products. I can't imagine a better place than Parkhurst for the first JHB store - it's like a mini Cape Townian suburb.
Pop in for the freshest bread, roses, coffee, cake, salad and anything else you can think of. It's in the newly built centre in 4th avenue (right at the end).
FRIDAY 19 OCTOBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Possums is a sweet little bistro in Parkhurst. A great place to sit outside on warm summer evenings with a bottle of wine, and one of their delicious platters.
Keep an eye out for their art exhibitions, jazz evenings and vintage days.
FRIDAY 5 OCTOBER, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Things are finally starting to take shape at home. Here are some before and "in progress" pictures of our lounge. It's been fun watching this old beauty get a new life. Paint is an amazing thing. We still have a few other rooms to do and are going to wait to re-do our kitchen but it's nice to feel like we're getting somewhere.
What do you think?
Things are blooming all around - our sky succulent in the kitchen is growing like a monster - gravity is definitely on it's side.
Even the street we live on is feeling very flush and shady, and Jacaranda season is just around the corner.
MONDAY 6 AUGUST, 2012 / COMMENTS 
Have you ever heard of the method of putting butter on the paws when moving cats from house to house? That's what everyone told us to do to help our cats with the move to help them forget their old home. I thought it was a little cruel and also didn't want greasy paw prints everywhere so have just opted to keep them locked indoors for about two weeks. They're adjusting well though and we're adjusting too. I love our new neighborhood.
I can't wait to go for runs and walk down to the shops on the weekend. On Sunday morning we woke up and decided to take a little walk down to 4th Avenue for a cappuccino and a pastry. It was so nice strolling down the little streets and then walking back with warm coffee's and a bag full of croissants. I'm so so happy here!
I still love Craighall Park. It was the perfect first place for us. We had such a nice town house, within walking distance of a grocery shop, a fruit and flower shop, a bottle store, a chemist, a garage, a lovely restaurant/champagne bar and a pizza place. It was pretty awesome, but being in the hub of Parkhurst has other perks too : ) Here are a few pictures I took in the last days at 52 Castellana.
Anyone else going through a big move/change?
THURSDAY 24 MARCH, 2011 / COMMENTS 
The super, is a 'super' market in Parkhurst on Saturdays 9 - 2, it's been closed for a while but it's re-opening this Saturday on 4th avenue! : ) it's just down the road from me, so i'll definitely be popping down there to pick up some breakies or lunch.
sounds nice eh? : )