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Are we dining out less frequently?

Can we still afford to eat out?

South African dining out is certainly much more affordable than the average restaurant in the UK or Europe. Whilst the queues at fast-food outlets are noticeably long, several smaller and lesser known restaurants in shopping malls and neighbourhoods are closing their doors. Quality chefs are visibly ‘cooking up a storm’ at food markets and in food trucks – where the monthly fixed expenses are certainly less that at restaurant premises.

Yet gourmet restaurants are opening despite the looming recession.

Marble, Luke Dale-Roberts at The Saxon and Tre Café del Sol in Johannesburg; Mulberry & Prince, Osteria Tarantino, Mink & Trout, The Stack etc opened this year. Foodie Instagram photos are soaring in popularity and social media platforms are flooded with pictures of coffee roasteries, craft beer, artisanal gin, breads and gourmet dishes.

We personally have certainly cut down on our treats and eats and we are definitely dining out less frequently. I wonder how our fellow South Africans are affected in respect to dining out.

Are you eating out less frequently?

French toast at Salt, Waterkloof
French toast at Salt, Waterkloof

Does speaking some Turkish improves one’s Experience on Turkish Airlines?

Flying abroad is usually a huge expense and one of the airlines offering an excellent experience at an economic price, is Turkish Airlines.

On board Turkish Airlines

This airline has won the best economic class catering award on many occasions. However, one’s experience with the airhosts and hostesses is significantly improved by a bit of local lingo.

Does speaking Turkish helps?


Top six Turkish Phrases

Here are the top six phrases that will rapidly aid in your in-air service:

English Phrases

Turkish Phrases


Hallo Merhaba!    Merhabaa
How are you? Nasılsın?    Nasieliesinn
Thank you Teşekkür ederim! Teshekoer Edderim
Beautiful/ Very good Çok güzel Shok jizel
Good bye! Hoşça kal Hoshkashel
Yes/ No evet/ hayır Evet/ Hahier


Enjoy the smiles your phrases will generate.

Bon Voyage!

Twice as nice at the Turbine Art Fair in 2017

Turbine Hall Art Fair


If you have missed the Turbine Art Fair (TAF) at the Turbine Hall in 2016, all the more the reason to make sure you visit in 2017. Besides the magnificent art, there are two reasons to visit the next event:

1.    The Turbine Hall

The Turbine Hall is the perfect venue to host this plethora of interesting and inspiring art – both by new and established artists. It is fascinating to wander in this concrete shell and to view the original structure and fittings. All lovers of form and design will revel in walking the metal bridges and cement ramps.

2.    Delicious Food & Drink

Urban menus rule with dishes like trendy eclairs, pork burgers, vegetable curries and gourmet soups. Expect an abundance of bubbly, beer, coffee and all things nice.

Eats at the Turbine Art Fair

And another thing or two:

The art ranges from contemporary to classical, including sculpture, print, photography and various other mediums. It opens one’s eyes for unusual and fascinating expressions of art.

Safe parking, a children’s drawing area and art talks are also part of the TAF’s building blocks.

This is truly an inner-city event that transports one to any world city. And it is right here in Johannesburg, South Africa!

The Turbine Art Fair

Five Reasons to make Dermaceutic your Darling

New Product Launch

Dermaceutics is launching their flagship product, Tri Vita C30 in September 2016. This vitamin C enriched serum should become your darling for six reasons:

  1. It is French! And who doesn’t love the country of wine, baquettes and love?
  2. The silky serum has a heavenly aroma, reminiscent of herbs and nature
  3. A mere pearl sized drop is required to cover one’s face and decolletage
  4. The 30% vitamin C component is at its peak and works day and night
  5. Within  a mere two days results are visible, leaving one’s face softer and nourished.
Five Reasons to make Dermaceutic your Darling
Dermaceutic Products

Launch Date

It will become your next new French friend! Available from reputable skin aesthetic centres from September 2016.

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