FiftyTwo: Weekly things to do & see in Joburg

Open fireplaces  as  always thanks to
Genre: Winter warmers 
What: Hot chocolate, heated blankets, ugg boots, hot tubs and blazing fires are all we need this winter – Joburg is properly cold. To get through the winter blues, out the house and all ‘fired-up’ we’re directing you toward the warmer nooks of the city. Whether you’re dining or drinking always request to be seated as close to the blaze as possible.
FiftyTwo review: Our seven warmest establishments are listed below with reference to the type of evening you could plan for:
Wombles – boma styled outdoor fire – colonial feel. A celebratory spoil
La Campagnola – lounge bar – intimate atmosphere. First date
Casalinga – roaring fires throughout the restaurant. A romantic evening
The Glass Cage – arty venue with a central fireplace. A night out with friends
The Polo Bar – chic lounge – room with a view. Bring along the out-of-towners
Southern Sun Hyde Park – stylishly intimidating – hot. A Friday night rendezvous
The Library Melrose Arch – classic and refined. A whiskey drinking, cigar smoking occasion
Tip: Follow the 7-day weather forecast here to book your winter warmer – chilly nights are about, just look for the coldest of them all. 
Interesting fact: Putting a marshmallow into leaping flames will usually set it on fire. Holding it over low coals will caramelise it to a nice golden brown. Yum.
Where: Please see below
Book: Wombles – 17 3rd Avenue, Parktown North – 011 880 2473
La Campagnola – Corner Hobart and Grosvenor Roads, Bryanston – 011 463 4199
Casalinga – Plot 328 Rocky Ridge Road, Muldersdrift – 087 941 1223
The Glass Cage – 1 Beverley Road, Auckland Park – 082 774 4902
The Polo Bar – The Westcliff, 67 Jan Smuts Avenue – 011 481 6000
Southern Sun Hyde Park – 1st Road, Hyde Park – 011 341 8080
Melrose Arch Hotel – 1 Melrose Square, Melrose Arch

Note from Liz: Or you can come to Liz at Lancaster for breakfast

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  1. Donna Montgomery Harkin
    Posted November 4, 2010 at 1:42 pm | Permalink

    Hi there we are designing a fireplace for our sitting room and love this fire place and was wondering have you any more photos of the full view we would appreciate your help thanks Don

  2. Posted November 4, 2010 at 3:47 pm | Permalink

    Hey Donna,
    Have uploaded another pic of the fireplace on my blog for you. I have the wood below the fire because the fire doubles up as a braai but could also have the wood vertically in a niche or alcove next the fireplace and chimney.

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