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My Return To Tau to see the Big Five at the Five-Star Tau Game Lodge #TravelJoziStyle #TauGameLodge

A Rare Sighting of the Big Five at the Five-Star Tau Game Lodge When it comes to making it to the top of my bucket list of the animals that I would most like to see in the wild, it would have to be the Big Five: lions, leopards, elephants, rhinos, and Cape Buffaloes. Ironically, […]

Refined dining at Athol Place exceeds expectations #DineJoziStyle

Hotel restaurants face the dining paradox of guests wanting to eat with the locals, and locals thinking that only hotel guests can can dine in their restaurant. Ironically, most hotels would welcome outside guests to enjoy their cuisine. Athol Place is a five-star boutique hotel in Sandton whose restaurant deserves to be on your ‘to […]

Melville’s Lucky Bean restaurant avoids culinary trends to create signature dishes that are uniquely their own. #DineJoziStyle @amaluckybean

Melville’s Lucky Bean restaurant avoids culinary trends to create signature dishes that are uniquely their own. I never thought I’d say this, but I liked this. I never thought I’d say that either! Introducing the Wasabi Wazou. A quirky cocktail that sounds like a frat boy shooter but makes for a sophisticated thirst quencher by […]

Express luxury at Faircity Falstaff #TravelJoziStyle #Day5 @faircityhotels

If you’re looking for a boutique hotel that affords you effortless mobility without scrimping on luxury, then consider the Falstaff hotel – which is also part of the Faircity Hotel group. Our check-in was effortless and welcoming. I was especially impressed when the FOH Manager knew my name before I even introduced myself. He said […]

Expect unexpected luxury when traveling and dining at Brahman Hills #TravelJoziStyle

I was pleasantly surprised to be invited to Brahman Hills. I was less pleasantly surprised when I discovered it was self-catering. I’m not about driving 500kms somewhere to make my own bed, let alone to clean up after somebody else, but I had already accepted the invitation and it was too late to cancel. Self-catering […]

Nouvelle cuisine gets a contemporary twist in Sandton at Maximillien Restaurant #DineJoziStyle

Nouvelle cuisine gets a contemporary twist under the masterful hands of the Maximillien Restaurant’s Executive Chef, Sylvester Nair, who remains respectful to classic French cuisine without losing his personal vision. Chef Sylvester possesses a wealth of knowledge of different cuisines that he expresses with confidence and flair, but his signture is as distinct as it […]

My Top 10 Products from #QMSMEDICOSMETICS @futurethis_SA

To say that I am obsessed with QMS Medicosmetics would be an understatement. I am obsessed, and I’ll tell you why. When I first started producing and presenting my radio show, I was approached by their PR to see if I would like to experience an educational facial at their head office. It was quite […]

Chef Marnus Scholly cooks proudly South African food @Clico_Hotel #DineJoziStyle #ChefOfTheDay

Name: Chef Marnus Scholly Establishment: Clico Boutique Hotel Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: Classic, proudly South African food. Q: Describe a typical day in your restaurant? A: Restaurant: we are striving for a relaxed atmosphere, where one can enjoy your company. Have a good glass of wine, […]

Chef Chantel Dartnall believes you are only as good as the last plate you send out of the kitchen #ChefOfTheDay #DineJoziStyle @MosaicatOrient

Name: Chef Chantel Dartnall Establishment: Restaurant Mosaic @ the Orient Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: My style of food is passionate, feminine and botanical. I have always been inspired by the father of botanical cooking Michel Bras. His restaurant is on the top of the Aubrac plateau […]

48 Hours in Sun City’s Soho @SunCityResortSA #NewSunCity #TravelJoziStyle

48 Hours in Sun City’s Soho Joburg-based Edward Chamberlain-Bell, aka @JoziStyle, enjoys a dazzling weekend of fabulous fun and entertainment at Sun City’s new Soho Hotel. Be inspired to plan your own itinerary. As a food and travel blogger I get invited to review some enviable destinations, but nothing could have prepared me for Sun […]

A spa indulgence at Valley Lodge & Spa with Elemis #SpaJoziStyle

I once joked that I am not getting out of bed for less than R10,000 after a skincare company presented me with a hamper of their products worth R10,000. It was a throwaway reference to Linda Evangelista’s witticism about supermodels not getting out of bed for less. I never thought more of it until I […]

Chef Kalpesh Hansjee cooks @SlowFoodJoburg #SerengetiEatIn #ChefOfTheDay #DineJoziStyle

Name: Kalpesh Hansjee Establishment: Michelangelo Hotel Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: Simple, sensationally flavorful with interesting textures and colors, food that is delicious on the tongue and that eats elegantly, with a cosmopolitan influence. What inspires me is art, people and beautiful ingredients to work with and […]

Interview: Chef Michel Morand shares classic French bistro food with flair @BistroMichelZA #ChefOfTheDay

Name: Chef Michel Morand Establishment: Bistro Michel #DineJoziStyleBistroMichel @BistroMichelZA! A post shared by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jun 10, 2016 at 2:54pm PDT The simplicity of a crisp at Bistro Michel becomes an expression of creativity #DineJoziStyleBistroMichel A post shared by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jun 8, 2016 at 9:44am PDT Q. How would you describe your […]

A country escape at Faircity Roodevallei #TravelJoziStyle #Day4 @faircityhotels

If you’re looking for a country getaway, without having to drive half way across the country, Faircity Roodevallei is literally forty minutes outside of Johannesburg. Faircity Roodevallei is a lush, panoramic oasis of green where you can detach from the city. It was only while I was enjoying a glass of wine along the banks […]

It’s time to dine in the city at The Marshall #DineJoziStyle

The Marshall in Faircity’s Mapungubwe Hotel combines retro, cosmopolitan glamour with the funkiness of a downtown gastropub. It’s very chic and funky, like a diner with a few luxurious finishes. We couldn’t decide between starters, and I really wanted to take as many pictures as possible, so I had Tempura Prawns with a Miso Mayonnaise, […]

Mixing business & pleasure at Faircity Quatermain #TravelJoziStyle #Day2 @faircityhotels

If you’re looking for a luxurious getaway in Johannesburg, Faircity Quatermain exudes an old English charm behind its high walls and lush, green, sprawling lawns. From the minute you check-in, Faircity Quatermain welcomes you to rest your travel-weary legs in one of their lounges, library, and even a conservatory, where you can enjoy a polite […]

Urban chic at Faircity Hotel Mapungubwe #TravelJoziStyle #Day1 @faircityhotels

I love to travel, but I am also a firm believer that as South Africans we should support South African tourism; and, that people living in Johannesburg, Gauteng, should support local tourism in our city and province. I love the idea of being a tourist in my own city as I explore the cultural diversity […]

Chef James Diack on trends & challenges restaurants facing in 2017 #ChefOfTheDay #JoziChefs #DineJoziStyle

Name: Chef James Diack Establishment: Coobs, The National & The Federal Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I gain my food inspiration from the seasonal ingredients supplied to the restaurants by my family’s farm, Brightside in Magaliesburg. I remember growing up on the farm and getting excited when […]

Chef Coovashan (Coo) Pillay shares a day in his kitchen #ChefOftheDay #JoziChefs #DineJoziStyle @ProteaHotels @Marriott

Name: Chef Coovashan (Coo) Pillay Establishment: Protea Hotel by Marriott ® OR Tambo Airport Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? A: I would probably have to say home style with a chef’s touch. I enjoy rustic style of cooking and bringing in the formal elements of plating and garnishing. […]

Interview: Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys Slippery Spoon Kitchen #ChefOftheDay #CapeTownChefs #DineJoziStyle

Name: Johnny Hamman and Marius Uys Establishment: Slippery Spoon Kitchen – Creative Food for Creative Events. Q. How would you describe your style of cooking? What inspires you? We most certainly take a more creative approach to food. But we have to be very adaptable when it comes to the style of our food as […]

Everything you need to know about Dermapen at Skin Renewal #SkinRenewalJoziStyle @SkinBodyRenewal

  My decision to have a series of Dermapen Skin Needling and Transdermal Mesotherapy treatments at Skin Renewal has attracted some criticism, skepticism, and even some ‘envyism’, but one positive aspect that emerged during my journey is the awareness it has raised for people who suffer from debilitating skin conditions that can be treated with […]

Interview: Chef Sylvester Nair’s proudest moments as a chef! #ChefOfTheDay #JoziChefs #TopChefs

Name: Executive Chef Sylvester Nair Establishment: Maximillien Restaurant DAVINCI Hotel and Suites Sandton Come #DineJoziStyle with us at Maximillien Restaurant at Davinci Hotel. www.jozistyle.joburg/dinejozistyle-maximillien A photo posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Nov 18, 2016 at 8:43am PST Caprese Salad by Chef Sylvester Nair. #InteractiveMasterclass A photo posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Jan 21, 2017 at […]

Seriously good food in Johannesburg’s CBD at The Marshall @FaircityHotels #DineJoziStyle

Seriously good food in Johannesburg’s CBD at The Marshall @FaircityHotels #DineJoziStyle The Marshall, situated in the Faircity Mapungubwe Hotel combines retro, cosmopolitan glamour with the funkiness of a downtown gastropub. It’s chic and funky diner-style restaurant with a few luxurious finishes. I think is worth a trip just to enjoy some seriously good food in […]

Food is chic, classy, contemporary, at Metro restaurant #DineJoziStyle by @moiradeswardt @MetroBryanston

Food is chic, classy, contemporary, at Metro restaurant By Moira de Swardt A few months ago I was invited to experience the food at Metro Lounge and Restaurant launch.  This is an established restaurant in Sandton which relocated to Grosvenor Crossing in Bryanston.  I had a good time at the launch Metro Lounge and Restaurant […]

The Saxon’s Afternoon Tea would make Marie Antoinette green with envy! #DineJoziStyle @thesaxonhotel

The Saxon’s Afternoon Tea would make Marie Antoinette green with envy! While almost every coffee shop offers you a quick pedestrian adrenaline fix, Saxon Boutique Hotel offers you a luxurious alternative that includes a leisurely afternoon tea served with bespoke savoury and sweet canapes that will remind of you a world when timeless elegance was […]

Sun City revamps for a #NewSunCity @SunCityResortSA @MillionThrills #TravelJoziStyle

Sun City is southern Africa’s most luxurious and best-known resort; indeed its very name has become synonymous with good living, excitement and fine entertainment. Situated some 187 kilometres west of Johannesburg, Sun City has four fine hotels, a Vacation Club and a wide variety of sport, recreation, live entertainment and gaming. It is one of […]

Chef Wayne Walkinshaw presents plated perfection at Valley Lodge & Spa #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle

Chef Wayne Walkinshaw presents plated perfection at Valley Lodge & Spa. Valley Lodge & Spa is a jewel in the Magaliesburg that is a deserving travel destination for any discerning traveler. Unfortunately, I found their dining options unambitious. The food has always been good, but for Valley Lodge & Spa to become a foodie destination […]

Random Harvest enchants a travel-weary foodie #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle @Randomharvest2

What is not to love about a day in the country, or overnight, at Random Harvest Guest House? #DineJoziStyle #TravelJoziStyle A video posted by JoziStyle (@jozistyle) on Nov 13, 2016 at 9:48am PST Random Harvest is a nursery, bed & breakfast, and a conference centre in Muldersdrift, but it is so much more. It’s a […]

Chef James Diack has mastered the art of fine dining with an organic conscience at Coobs by Edward Chamberlain-Bell #DineJoziStyleCoobs @CoobsParkhurst

Chef James Diack has mastered the art of fine dining with an organic conscience at Coobs. Rest assured that if an ingredient listed on the menu is not available, then it is either not in season nor is it fit to be served at Coobs. James boasts a broad smile as he says that he […]

Interview with James Khoza @SandtonEvents #DineJoziStyle @Radio2Day

Executive chef of Sandton Convention Centre James Khoza’s exhilarating journey with food started almost 20 years ago. His steadfast commitment to improving the quality, variety, research and presentation of food has seen his passion develop within this realm and provide a platform from which he explores the characteristics of ingredients through experience, experimentation and recipes. […]

#DineJoziStyle reviews The Green Garden Cafe

If you’re looking for a wholesome alternative to drive-throughs, malls and  restaurant chains, we’ve discovered a tranquil getaway that is perfect for a spot of garden shopping, al fresco lunches- and is also child friendly. The Green Garden Café is less than ten minutes from Fourways, tucked in The Purple Tulip Nursery on the corner of […]

Holi Cow! Yudhika Sujanani is Jozi’s Queen of Spice and all things nice! @YudhikaSujanani

Holi Cow! Yudhika Sujanani is Jozi’s Queen of Spice and all things nice! By Kate Goetz Where did your interest in cooking begin? As a child growing up in Natal (learning at the hands of passionate cooking role models, (eg Mom, Gran, family friends)? Do you have any formal chef training?; I did have the […]

Digital Nomads: The evolution of mankind continues through the digital age!

Mankind has gone full circle from a nomadic existence to a digital experience. Nothing defines our existence better than our activity on social media platforms, where we share everything from the mundane to the sublime with family, friends, fans, followers and cyberstalkers. We know who had burnt toast for breakfast in Peru, and we also […]

The Road To Tau Game Lodge, Madikwe, South Africa is filled with wild surprises, luxurious adventure and even wilder animals #TravelJoziStyle

South Africans seem to have a peculiar indifference to safaris because whenever they travel it seems that they simply exchange one city for another and call it a holiday. If a change is really as good as a holiday then a city swap is perfectly fine, but the untouched beauty of the wild can hold […]

Clico Boutique Hotel Celebrates Five Star, Fine Dining With Champagne!

I find it impossible to recommend any dish at Clico Boutique Hotel… because they change menus every single day! If you have heard of women who never wear the same outfit twice, well, Clico doesn’t serve the same dish twice. Clico isn’t just about fine dining but haute cuisine. While most restaurants rely upon their […]

Postscript to the Atkins Revolution

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell According to proponents of a high protein diet we would all be doing ourselves, and humanity, a great favour if we shunned carbohydrates altogether. Apparently, all carbohydrates, especially white bread, rice, potatoes and sugar are the nutritional equivalent of a sexually transmitted disease- and it probably goes without saying that it is […]

Website design is a whole new language involving HTML, CSS, HTTP, RSS and SEO.

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell The first step for any company would be to create a website so that your customers can find you online. It’s a natural progression in your marketing strategy that sounds fun until you discover that it’s not the exciting creative process that you envisioned but a technical development that you don’t understand. […]

A boy can get confused between all the cleansing, toning, moisturising!

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell A boy can get confused between all the cleansing, toning, moisturising he has to get through before finding time to exfoliate, shave and hydrate. If you have the time to get into a professional salon that’s great; if not, that’s still no excuse to make the most of your self. Here’s how […]

Using only song names from ONE ARTIST, cleverly answer these questions.

Answer these questions using only song names from ONE ARTIST. Pass it on to 12 people you like and include me. Try not to repeat a song title. It’s a lot harder than you think! Repost as “My Life According to (BAND NAME)” Pick Your Artist: Madonna Are you a male or female? Candy Perfume Boy Describe […]

Your day begins with a close shave but afterwards it looks like you’ve shaved an inch off your life.

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell A boy can get confused between all the cleansing, toning, moisturising he has to get through before finding time to exfoliate, shave and hydrate. If you have the time to get into a professional salon that’s great; if not, that’s still no excuse to make the most of your self. Here’s how […]

How To Cheat The Seasons

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell Somewhere between the seasons everyone’s skin enjoys a moments respite, one is almost tempted to believe this is the result of one’s good genes rather than the direct application of a good product, but unfortunately, this assumption would be wrong.True, without the humidity of summer your skin is less prone to oiliness […]

Eat Yourself Handsome

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell Amazingly, people can invest more time choosing their skin care products before considering what they eat despite the fact that better results can be achieved through eating a healthy diet before expecting miracles from a jar containing ingredients one wouldn’t dare to eat. And yet, consider how many companies urge you to […]

Social media is the most cost-efficient way of marketing your business.

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell It’s the ideal platform for small businesses but even multinational corporations are reducing their marketing budgets because social media marketing can yield better results at a fraction of the price. Obviously, companies are investing more time and money into their social media campaigns to increase their market share. It’s not rocket science […]

Tripping The Light Fantastic With Dermawand!

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell I’m extremely skeptical of infomercials that promote products with more hyperbole than cold scientific fact. That was until I purchased the Derma Wand. Skin professionals use a variety of electrical appliances during a facial to maximise product absorption, stimulate circulation and increase oxygenation. The results are skin that looks refreshed, toned and […]

These Are a Few of My favourite Things

By Edward Chamberlain-Bell The appearance and condition of your skin can change on a daily basis according to the weather, your lifestyle and even your frame of mind. Think of what your skin looks like after a relaxing week:end, late night or three hours in bumper to bumper traffic: what looked good in the morning […]

Marc Lottering’s beloved Aunty Merle Abrahams sashays on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre #MerleInJozi @marclottering @Joburgtheatre #FrontRowWithJoziStyle

Popular comedian, Marc Lottering’s most beloved alter ego, Aunty Merle Abrahams sashays onto the stage for the first time in Johannesburg with Aunty Merle, The Musical from 1 February until 3 March 2019 on The Mandela Stage at Joburg Theatre. Written by comedian, Marc Lottering and directed by Lara Foot, the show has received four […]

Joburg Tourism supports #AfroPunk2018 to round off the festive season and ring in new year

With the curtain coming down on another busy year in Joburg, the globally renowned AfroPunk Festival is due to wrap up the festive season as the city’s preeminent festive event for 2018. The festival is an exuberant, creative and diverse outpouring of live music, film, fashion, art and craft and a variety of food stalls […]

Cassia – Serving Fabulous Food in a Stunning Setting Meet Warren Swaffield who is combining classical dishes with a modern twist #DineJoziStyle

Cassia Restaurant is sitting pretty – literally. The acclaimed restaurant, headed up by the genial Warren Swaffield, with Chef Barend Gouws in the kitchen, is regarded as one of the culinary gems of the Durbanville Wine Valley and is situated on the picturesque Nitida Wine Estate which boasts numerous award-winning wines. Located at the edge […]

Win double tickets to Comedy and Turn-Up 22 December 2018

The event is a Comedy and Turn-up at Monkey Blues, Rivonia. Comedy hour 19:30 to 21:00 followed by the Turn Up being a disco party featuring Monkey Bluz DJ’s and three of our artists, Yashil Lala, Iman Holmes and Teddy Cooper. Hashtags: #bra4mybra #comedyandturnup #imanholmes Win 1 of 5 #SpaJoziStyle experiences with #DYME #dymebeautyapp #dymebeautybar […]

Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green runner-up at the Miss Universe Pageant  

Miss South Africa Tamaryn Green made the Top 3 at the Miss Universe pageant in Bangkok, Thailand, this morning. Tamaryn was crowned runner up as Miss Philippines took the crown. Twenty-four-year-old Green, from Paarl in the Western Cape, represented South Africa against contestants from 93 other countries in the competition which was won by Miss […]

Win a spa experience with JoziStyle & DYME at Urban Bliss Spa worth R2,500 #SpaJoziStyle #DYME #dymebeautyapp #dymebeautybar

Busy lifestyles aren’t always conducive to essential salon treatments but if you can’t find the time get DYME, the new personal stylist app that makes time for you. That’s the beauty of DYME- their stylin’ stylists comes to you – anytime, any place, anywhere. It’s like having a squad of stylists on speed dial. You […]

Win 1 of 10 double tickets to the opening night of #QueenIAKMShow #FrontRowWithJoziStyle @EmperorsPalace

Back by popular demand! Johannesburg audiences are in for a musical treat when Emperors Palace hosts the world’s premier Freddie Mercury and Queen tribute show, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, for a four-week run over the Christmas period. Win 1 of 10 double tickets to see #QueenIKAMShow #FrontRowWithJoziStyle worth R500! Simply share this post onto […]

The ABBA Show returns to Johannesburg in early 2019

Mamma Mia, here we go again! The world`s premier live ABBA tribute show is set to return to mesmerize Johannesburg audiences in January and February 2019 – two years after a virtual sell-out performance run at Emperors Palace. Nostalgic memories of the 70’s and 80’s, platforms and leotards as well as your favourite ABBA hits […]

KARMA Releases new track titled ‘IMAGE’ (Marc Ronin x JungleGum Remix)

If there is one thing that drives emerging electro-pop songstress, Karma, it`s the need to continue to strive for perfection. Despite having written new tracks over the past few months, several of which have been earmarked as singles, she has chosen instead to revisit her debut single “Image”. Working with Cape Town based duo Marc Ronin […]

Interview with Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd about what inspires her at Dolci Café

Dolci Café – one of Johannesburg’s destination restaurants when it comes to authentic Italian cuisine – has an impressive pedigree. It’s owned and run by Chef Jackie Righi-Boyd and her husband, actor Clayton Boyd (Generations: The Legacy is just one of his impressive list of credits) as well as their partner Zoran Mijailovic. Righi-Boyd comes from a dynasty […]

Interview with SA Born Carolyn Robb: Chef to the Royals soon to be seen in TV Choice series

Carolyn Robb, born and raised in South Africa, began to cook as soon as she could firmly grip a wooden spoon in her tiny hand and was able to read enough words to decipher a recipe. Inspired by her mother, a wonderful cook, she had her sights set on cooking for the Queen one day. […]

Iain Banner appointed to Cape Wine Auction Trust Board @CapeWineAuction

Iain Banner has been appointed to the board of the Cape Wine Auction Trust and joins the trust’s five other members – Wendy Appelbaum, Paul Cluver, Ken Kinsey-Quick, Raymond Ndlovu and Mike Ratcliffe. Banner is the co-founder of a number of successful companies, events and charities, including Sports International, the Gary Player Design Company, the […]

Q&A with Vilafonte’s Mike Ratcliffe on the release of the limited Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum priced at R12 000 a bottle

Following the launch of the limited edition – and highly prized – Vilafonté 2011 Series C Magnum recently, Vilafonté co-founder and managing partner Mike Ratcliffe answered a few questions about this very special wine, wine investment and the wine industry in South Africa. When Vilafonté was launched into the market as a luxury brand it […]

Joburg can’t get enough of Tina – Simply The Best! #tinaturnerstb

Joburg can’t get enough of Tina – Simply The Best! This sensational show, highlighting the unforgettable hits from the legend herself, Tina Turner, now travels to the Roodepoort Theatre on the West Rand, providing ideal family entertainment for the Festive Season. Tina – Simply the Best will be on stage for a limited season at […]

Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic @ Emperors Palace in November and December 2018 Presented by Showtime Australia

Back by popular demand! Johannesburg audiences are in for a musical treat when Emperors Palace hosts the world’s premier Freddie Mercury and Queen tribute show, Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, for a four-week run over the Christmas period. Performing in the Theatre of Marcellus from Friday 30 November until Monday 31 December 2018, including a […]

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