Category Archives: Food & Wine

Pick of the Week: Moonlit Night Market at Maboneng Friday 22nd

What marvels, miracles and wizardy I had the pleasure of experiencing yesterday – I went with a friend and her grandchildren to Stuart Lightbody’s matinee magic show Devilish at POPart (a small independent theatre venue in the 12 Decades Hotel in Maboneng ) …. And what magic it was.  Apart from tea appearing out of […]

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Have a bird’s eye view of the russet autumn canopy

Guests here at Liz at Lancaster recently treated themselves to a drink at the Four Seasons Westcliff.  They went to Flames restaurant, sat outside on the deck and enjoyed a cocktail and a glass of chilled wine while taking in one of the most spectacular views in Joburg – over the treed gardens of the Parks […]

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Escape to the country – only 5 blocks from Liz at Lancaster

Autumn is a poignant time for some with the falling leaves, russet colours and crisp morning air signaling somehow the start of the bleaker winter months to come and the passing of yet another summer which, like all summers, never seemed quite long enough.  But the lushness after the much-needed late rains and the sparkling […]

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Abandon mindless nightly repeats of DSTV Jeremy Clarkson re-runs: hit the footlights instead

‘Us South Africans’ don’t know how lucky we are with the quality of theatre and the comparative low cost of tickets for what are often world class productions.  And Joburg is particularly spoilt for choice, with a range of completely different genres. There is too much dark comedy and way too many farcical theatrics in […]

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Liz’s Pick of the Week: 14th February

It’s hard to believe that the Market Theatre celebrates its 40th birthday this year, opening mid 1976 just 5 days after that most significant of dates – 16th June.  While its history as the ‘theatre of the struggle’, as a site of anti-apartheid resistance pre the mid 1990s, is well known,  it felt as though, post […]

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