December 9, 2013
We chatted to one of the coolest bloggers in town – Emma of Emma Jane Nation to find out her favourite spots in Jozi. Here is what she had to say.
THE BEST POOL TO HANG OUT AT:
The pool at the Southern Sun Hyde Park hotel, or the Zoo Lake swimming pool for a more chilled vibe.
Zoo Lake Swimming Pool (image)
THE BEST PLACE TO HIT FOR COCKTAILS:
The Office in Greenside. Half price cocktails until 7pm.
THE BEST MARKET TO VISIT:
Kamers Vol Geskenke in Irene, on until Sunday.
YOUR FAVOURITE ART GALLERY:
I really love the Nirox Sculpture Park. You have to make an appointment, but it’s a lovely morning/afternoon out in a natural space with sculptures all over the place.
THE PLACE THAT SERVES THE BEST BREAKFAST:
Nice in Parkhurst. You can’t go wrong with a half and half. (Just order it. Trust me.)
IF YOU EAT OUT ONCE THIS HOLIDAY, YOU HAVE TO MAKE A BOOKING AT:
DW Eleven-13. It’s a bit of splurge, but it’s fine dining at its best.
A DESTINATION WORTH DRIVING TO:
Tribeca Standard at Lynnwood Bridge in Pretoria for a trendy New York style drinking and dining experience.
IF YOU’RE SEARCHING FOR WI-FI, YOU HAVE TO HIT:
Croft & Co in Parkview. It’s a nice quiet spot to work or check your email over a glass of (really) good wine.
KEEN TO GET OUT INTO NATURE? THEN YOU HAVE TO:
Go mountain bike riding at Rosemary Hill in Pretoria or at The Cradle Of Humankind.
IF YOU ARE IN NEED OF LAST-MINUTE GIFTS, YOU HAVE TO HEAD TO:
The internet! Online shopping is here, guys. Try In Good Company, Hello Pretty/Man, Zana and Swagger Products for some nice stocking fillers and home accessories.