Maboneng day of leisure

I spent a leisurely day perusing the bustling streets of Maboneng, celebrating a friend’s birthday (and day off work, as should be the case on all birthdays).  I visited Stitch and Steel (some great high-waisted wide-legged trousers in delightful prints), Loincloth & Ashes and Morphe (long time favourites of mine), a store selling cool Joburg inspired paraphernalia (corner of Fox and Kruger Streets), and had a great vegan burger at Eat Your Heart Out, which is next door to the delicious Little Addis.

A Thursday well spent!


Stitch & Steel skirt Stitch & Steel

Loincloth & Ashes

Loincloth & Ashes

The Joburg store The Joburg store The Joburg store

Eat Your Heart Out Eat Your Heart Out


What do you call a vegan restaurant?

A florist.

I persuaded my father, and some other confirmed meat eaters, to venture into uncharted territory over the weekend.  Leafy Greens is an amazing vegan (and mostly raw) restaurant in Muldersdrift (next door to the meaty Casalinga), and there were happily many sighs of delight all through lunch.

The vegetable garden is also a thing of wonder and a good place to stroll around after two helpings of banana crème pie.


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The Cradle

So close to home and yet so rarely visited.

I went to a wedding in The Cradle of Humankind a few weekends ago (at The Cradle Restaurant and Game Reserve).  So lovely! It’s beautiful out there, and (if you avoid the disaster that is Fourways) an easy 40 minute drive from Sandton.




I’m also in love with the Nirox Sculpture Park.  I’d like a little house on one of the patches of lawn there.  The pictures below were taken at the Jazz in the Cradle event last year – a lovely day.





In the same area, there’s Happy Horse Farm (I mean really, who wouldn’t want to visit happy horses?).  That’ll be my next spot to visit in the coming weeks.