Chilling on the Veranda with a Panda.
Veranda Panda is an electro duo that has been shaking up Durban for the last few years with their offbeat style and filthy jams. GWAB proudly presents Jane on the violin and Liam on the rest of the musical shiz, talking candidly about music,the 031 and Keeping Up With The Kardashians. What exactly is this “Veranda Panda” you speak of? L: We make electronic music! From Hip Hop to...
Nick's Surprise Birthday Trip To Tala Game Reserve
I pretty much knew that Nick loved game reserves before I knew his name. It was one of those things he seemed to reiterate over time and so what more of a perfect birthday gift than to pack up and head to Tala in Camperdown. I told him to pack everything from running shoes to baggies so that he would have no idea where we were missioning to. I loaded him in the car and I drove us up...
Naughty Nineties Antiques on Churchill Street in Windermere,but be the quaintest and quirkiest gosh-darn place this side of Durban. When I informed my friends that I would be working in Churchill, each one of them got more excited that I could practically eat here everyday, than the fact that I had finally gotten a job. And after investigating- I understood why! Tucked away in a...
My beautiful cousin Rochelle and her wonderful husband Richard, both have blogs that I feel the whole wide world should know about. Both Durban born,this amazing couple got married on a cold day under rows of trees at the Botanical Gardens and left for a life in Hong Kong. I can only aspire to the talent they both have for photography and proudly show off my wrist tattoo...
Lambley is my new Love.
Fashion kids have you SEEN this online thrift shop? I know where my next paycheck is going. Seriously, you need to check out Lambley if you want to spruce up your wardrobe,cost effectively and retro-fabulously. All images courtesy of the Lambley Facebook Page.
Girl's day out to Makaranga Gardens
I organized a little get together for my friends, so that they would finally have to make the trek up to my side of the world. Makaranga Lodge seemed like the perfect place as central Durbanites appear to be blissfully unawares about this magical location. Makaranga has a guest lodge, pool spot ,deli, and restaurant. What more could you want or need?Makaranga has a distinctly quaint...
Retro, Let's Go! Durban's vintage festival
This past Saturday was Durban’s very own and very first,vintage festival. Micaela De Freitas was the brainchild behind this operation and I watched her meticulously plan and prep for this event, through all her social media updates.By the time we actually met at the market,I felt like we were old friends. Her attention to detail to make this a completely unique event, was...
The Factory Cafe
The good people from Durban’s trendiest spot- The Factory Cafe approached me to take over their famous Instagram account for a while.So, naturally, I have to begin my reign with a Girl With A Bum account of the cafe and why we can’t get enough of it. The Factory Cafe is situated it an unassuming part of city centre, adding to it’s allure and originality. It was a big...
A Good Exchange
“Swapping is the new shopping” I was extremely intrigued the moment I heard about the Live Trade going on at the Upstairs, last Thursday evening. Funny story is that autocorrect made me invite a new friend to a “love trade”. There was at least a full hour before I realized and an hour of someone thinking I was a swinger! What the event really was, was an expose’...
One of my favorite spots because I don’t have to scan the menu for the odd vegetarian option. The V’s actually stand for vegan meals and I love that this is a totally meat free restaurant. The atmosphere is quite magical. It’s almost uncanny how the sun seems to sneak perfectly between the foliage and how there is always,ALWAYS, a breeze. It’s a great place to sit...
The Soul Sanctuary - Mind,Body and Soul Fair
Just what my busy mind needs.Some esoteric release. If you’re into such things then you want to be heading down to The Soul Sanctuary on Florida Road at the end of this month. Mind, Body, Soul Fair Celebrate what’s right in my life 12.30pm : Talks-“Connecting with one’s true self-“ 1.15pm : “Releasing of cellular memory that does not serve you” 2pm: Anxiety/Depression by a...
Tokyo-Go-Go : The Graphical Genius that is Greg...
I was lucky enough to get the man behind Tokyo-Go-Go to answer a few questions,in between his busy schedule.To put it simply,this guy is talented beyond words. Well,my words anyway, so here’s what Greg Darroll had to say about his works of art. Hello Greg! Tell us a bit about yourself! G: I’m a 25 year old designer and illustrator based in the great city of Durban. I’m a bit...
Good Bye Sweet One
A fellow SA blogger. Who had no idea how talented he was. May you rest in peace and meet your mom and sister at the pearly gates. Adventurer,skater, crazy guy. I’ll keep the prayer flags above my bed and keep traveling around with my copy of “Oh,the places you will go!” . To the moon and back Matthew. tryingtogetcaughtintherye.tumblr.com
The Glenwood Bakery.
I never believed it when I watched documentaries about people who fall in love with inanimate objects. Until it happened to me. The moment I walked into this little unassuming cafe, I fell in love.Not just with the entity of the bakery, but with the decor, the furniture and the tiled walls. l I’m pretty sure that it would be a very realistic observation if I told you that it smelt...
Markets of Warwick Tour
If anyone had ever told me that one day I’d be prancing around the depths of Warwick Junction, brazenly flashing my beloved Canon SLR, I would have asked you what you were smoking. I recently began working for the Legal Resources Centre and one of our assigned cases revolves around informal traders. As a result we were taken on a guided tour of the Warwick markets and I left with...
I’ve started a new blog.Its basically a visual journal of images that manage to evoke some sort of emotion from me. jennasjimi.tumblr.com Go play.
Gig guides for two local talents . Psyched!
Cooking things up with the Fry's Guy
Being a vegetarian I decided to call on a friend who supports this cause that is close to my heart. Brett Thompson is The Fry’s Guy and we chatted to him about meat free living and the cons of hasthtags. Hello! Tell us a few random facts about the Fry’s Guy B: I have no idea what I am doing at Fry’s most of the time. I really just try to get people to put veggie burgers in their mouths....
Colour Festival: The Good,The Bad and The...
I’m going to shock you all here and say that I was actually rather disappointed with this event that I had been so very excited for. I don’t mean to sound like an absolute spoil sport and I realize that I am speaking on behalf of a minority here ,but I have to voice my honest opinions none the less. These are merely my considerations from an organisational point of view and nothing...
specialkidz asked: yoh me, i tell you i hate poetry hey but that little piece right there, it speaks volumes! I LOVE YOUR POEM FOR CAPE TOWN!
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A Poem for Cape Town
Let me run my fingertips along every wall Let me wrap my arms around every pillar Let me run up and hug That legend Ms.Zille Let me freeze in the ocean Let night crawl into the day Let me run around drunk Some where in Camps Bay Let me daydream on twisty drives Let me wear no shoes on my feet Let me buy something illegal Along Long Street Let me smile at Table Mountain Let me kiss...
URGENT HELP NEEDED AT THE KLOOF AND HIGHWAY SPCA
Last night a store room was set alight at the Kloof SPCA.The section that burnt down housed all the donated food and hay and everything was destroyed.Fortunately no animals were harmed,but the SPCA is in desperate need of food donations. If everyone who cared simply dropped off a tin of food or 10 bucks, we could make a huge difference in this crisis situation! Address: VILLAGE ROAD P.O.Box 87...