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A chocolate Experience

18-08-2015

The best way to enjoy handmade Belgian chocolates is by feeling the rush of handpicking each and every chocolate from a long and wide variety of chocolates. Ranging from dark chocolate champagne to hazelnuts praline seashells, Geldhof Chocolatier will test your decisiveness to the extreme. A tip: pick the chocolates in two/ three of a kind- depending on the amount of people you are planning on enjoying it with. This is the part that makes it an experience; when tasting the same flavour at the same time, babbling about your favourite one, and changing your mind as you continue. If your willpower is admittedly as limited as mine, the nearby Mugg and Bean’s coffee will complement Geldhof’s chocolates marvellously. This is a must stop when visiting Sandton City.

Address: Sandton City (Shop BC13)

Contact: 011 784 5403

Website: http://www.geldhofchocolates.co.za/

 

 

Decorex 2015 outing

09-08-2015

The Expo featured three main categories; home décor (paint, bedrooms and bathrooms, tiles, lighting, designs), kitchen equipment and art. The layout of this event was planned and arranged in a way that felt spacious, unlike most expos of its sort. Here are a few personal highlights:

StuArt

I was about to turn around and depart from the Art area when I saw Stuart’s photography, which stopped me in my tracks. He captures fauna and flora in a way that does it justice. He exhibited a flower themed collection where our national flower wore the crown. The best part for me was that he knew every flower’s name, like a father knows his children. His love for nature is evident in his work and dialogue. I am looking forward to hanging my canvasses, thank you so much Stuart, I will enjoy them every day. Have a look at his website.

Website: http://www.stuartphoto.co.za/

 

Mike Made This (MMT)

This man’s business has grown and I believe the best is yet to come… Office furniture, bespoke projects, home furniture, fixtures and fittings, mike makes them all.Website: http://mikemadethis.co.za/

 Plascon colour forecast

 Moxi-Wall

Paint this over almost over any surface and the transparent layer turns it into a whiteboard. Use it for children rooms, creative working spaces or just a convenient to do list on the fridge.

Website: http://www.moxiwall.co.za/

 ‘As pretty as a picture’ bedrooms

"If you think it’s expensive to hire a professional (interior designer) to do the job, wait until you hire an amateur”

 And more…

 

 

 

The Best Creme Brule

09-08-2015

I do not feel the need to say anything more than, perfection! This is hands down the best one I have ever eaten. Just to clarify, this is a desert spoon next to the Crème Brule, not a teaspoon. While you are there, you might as well try their steak. However, if you can only choose one, it will only be logical to rather have the desert. Note: the Butcher shop and Grill is an upmarket steakhouse, in other words dress for the occasion, leave the children at home, bring a thick wallet and do not under any circumstances ask the chefs for a well-done steak. When it comes to fine dining and a brilliant steak, you can’t do better than this.

 

Address: Sandton City (Shop 30), Nelson Mandela Square

Contact: 011 784 8676

Website: http://www.thebutchershop.co.za/

Hoi Polloi

08-08-2015

Yes! The décor was quirky and classy and the service friendly-ish but these factors took a backseat against the food. Everything we ate was beautifully presented, full of flavour and unique. Another deciding factor was the outside area; it’s so relaxing to sit outside and observe all the tourists and people from a fair distance and height. Be sure to mind your step up and down the very steep entrance staircase and it will be advantageous to make a booking before you pitch, to secure a table. Although some people feel that the standard is not always met, I have had an amazing experience every time. Give yourself the opportunity to decide for yourself.

 

Address: 73 Bree Street, Parys (Free State)

Contact: 056 811 3333

Hours:

Breakfast: Wednesday- Friday- 10:00-11:30/ Saturday and Sunday: 09:00-11:30

Lunch: Wednesday- Sunday: 12:00-16:00

Dinner: Friday and Saturday 16:00-21:00

Die Pienk Huis

07-08-2015

I imagine myself owning a coffee shop just like this one, more or less. The building was first a house and guests can easily enjoy a quiet and private lunch in a different ‘room’. There are tables in the garden and interesting furniture, both contributing to the character and atmosphere of the coffee shop and most importantly- the cakes are on display, as it should be. The menu is compact, which allows the chefs to focus on creating a small selection of quality meals rather than a distracted variety. Have a look at their Facebook page for more current information on trading hours. This one is a real treat for a high tea or for the biggest and best slice of cake in town.

Address: 87 James Moroka, Potchefstroom

Contact: 076 692 7411

Hours: Monday (Not always) - 09:00-17:00

Tuesday- Friday- 09:00-17:00

Saturday: - 09:00-17:00

Sunday: - 09:00-17:00

 

 

The Life Market outing

03-08-2015

It was relaxing as always. A few products that stood out; Valhalla tees, Jeanie se Winkel head bands, Food studio's food, Demilko's coffee and Queen Bee Honey products. Until next time (5 Sept 2015).

 

 

 

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