Janice Honeyman’s Aladdin Pantomime showing at Joburg Theatre a treat for the young at heart. We were lucky enough to attend Aladdin Pantomime and watch as favourite celebrities took to the stage to showcase the tale of Aladdin with a twist.
Now, the last panto I went to was in Wales and was fantastic, full of laughter and enjoyment. Then I got the invite to attend Aladdin and the memories of the last one flooded back and how much fun it was, Invitation accepted.
Experimental Brewers commissioned Valley Brewery to craft for them a unique Indian Pale Ale consisting of 5 malts, 5 hops and English Ale Yeast. The end result is a 7.5%, 75 IBU brew. IBU? International Bitterness Units, and to put it in context a Castle Larger is around 18 IBU’s, so this beer really packs a punch.
Beauty and Wellness expo is currently taking place at Gallagher estate and we got invited to wonder around, and meet new fabulous people and interact with some stall holders that we would never have known about.
I’ve said this before im not a proper girl, I want to have my nails done, my hair sculpted and my make up flawless, but alas, the nails fall off, the hair gets messy (burnt ears and all), make up well finding the right foundation getting colours to match and complementing eyes well it’s a skill.
Now its no secret we dislike pink and ironically some of our favourite brands are pink based. But for this cause (close to our heart) we decided to post the below which was sent to us and encourage you to get checked and to take care of yourselves. Its not something to be taken lightly, its not pretty but there are organisations that can help you and are out there to support but they need your help your donation matters.
We got a wonderful invite to attend opening night of Boys in The Band the SA tour, and what a night. Our humble table of 2 grew to a chattering table of 11 filled with "handles" where its not rude to be on your phone, drinks were had as well as a great deal of laughter. A merry way to start the evening for what promised to be a toe tapping event.
One of our favourite events happened this past month, the one where we wonder off to Monte Casino to buy our crowns so that we can taste snip bits of superb cooking found in top restaurants all while enjoying a refreshing cocktail.
Taste of Joburg 2013 did not disappoint if only the weather didn't decide to par cook us but that could not hamper the wonderful tastes and sights.
Burlesque the art of tease and seduction without the smut. We love burlesque and one day we'll do classes on it to sharpen our skills but until then we will be satisfied watching. Big Top Burlesque is a new show opening soon at Blue Feather in Midrand, well actually, a tent.
The cold winter weekends of July are set to be heated up with the Big Top Burlesque show, held at the Blue Feather Bistro in Midrand. Mr and Mrs weasel were luck enough to have a sneak preview of the dinner and show.
To be fair, we need to split up the review into the two key areas, namely the show and the food on offer.
Unlike other burlesque shows attended recently, this one has a live band and live singing. For those looking for a completely traditional burlesque show, you will be disappointed, instead you are offered a more modern review on a classic art form. Gone are the days of large, beautiful, voluptuous women and in are the more modern concepts of beauty, namely the young skinny girls in corsets. Typically, you would not find men partaking in burlesque shows, however for the women you have some eye candy of topless men strutting their stuff on stage.
The vocal talent is strong in the performance, normally you get what can be best called a gBood karaoke performance, in this case the audience is not let down and backed by a professional 4 piece band.
Deviating from a true burlesque show, it would be better to call Big Top Burlesque a variety show consisting of scantily clad girls on stage dancing to a variety in styles of music and live vocals. Although disappointed that I still have not found my true burlesque performance, I was not disappointed by the show overall. There is a good variety in the performances, and for a evening out, it was good entertainment and recommended for a adults night out.
Included in the price of a ticket (ranging between R460 and R480 per person) is a three course meal consisting of Starters, Mains and Dessert. For mains, you have a simple choice of Chicken Breast or Lamb, a vegetarian pasta option is also available.
Starters were extremely disappointing, a finger food platter per table which I am sure was store bought savoury items simply warmed up, not something you expect from a fine dinning establishment.
This is also when you noted a break down, it felt like there was not enough service staff on duty and one waitress would be serving over 40 people at a time, a drinks order would take a long time to arrive, starters were delivered extremely slowly to all the tables.
A positive is that mains arrived warm. Overall, it was ok, reminded me of the type of food you would get at a dinner work function.
Dessert, oh boy, an hour after the show is finished and we still did not get our desserts. When we queried this, we were told that the kitchen had run out. To the credit of the Blue Feather Bistro, they organised us some cake as a replacement.
Drinks are not included in the price, and they are not cheap R24 for a single 500ml bottle of water. No wine selection, you basically get what ever is available by the glass.
In all honesty, its difficult to justify the price of the ticket, purely due to the apparent break down in the service. The show was great, well worth it, the dinning experience disappointing.
We watched as the Guinness World Record got broken with Ariel and Procter and Gamble. Hundreds of people signed up to be apart of the attempt to hand wash the most items of clothing in 5 minutes.
The technology that the New Ariel washing powder encases will be a first on the market a 3 tiered approach in a capsule form.
With the passion and dedication felt from the speakers it made the day fresh and fun.
We love different places and going to venues we haven't been to before. Dear @beefcakes_jhb popped into my time line and we needed to go like right then and at that very moment, alas due to previous plans we had to postpone. Finally we made it and loved it even after a few minor hic cups but they were handled with great finesse and we were well impressed.
Travelling is always full of anticipation this was me a few months ago when we were planing our Europe adventure. First stop Germany and oh what a brilliant start it was. Leaving SA via OR Tambo International Airport was fine got felt up by an enthusiastic security guard but hey I wasn't alone in that. Waiting in duty free, walking around (They need more bars in Duty free or places to eat) it was time for the adventure to begin, its the first time both of us have travelled together out of the country so this is all new...
Having recently had a opportunity to watch Red Dawn, the remake of the Original 1984 movie, I can honestly and emphatically state that I wish I had those 114 minutes of my life back so I could do something more worthwhile with my time. Watching Paint Dry would have been a better use of my time.
We were recently invited to Thaba Ya Batswana which is a little bit of peace in the outdoors without the commute out of town. Situated in Klipriversberg Nature Reserve in Johannesburg, this is ideal for a day out for some lunch or why not a pic nic which tastes amazing and the setting could not be better, its calming and relaxing scenery is ideal for the modern couple who need to unwind after a stressful day.
We love to try new things, and when we found @FoxyBox_SA floating around in our timeline we got intrigued. Its a novel idea and one that should spice up the bedroom life and introduce you to new and fun ways to play.
Each month there is a different theme and you can pick and choose between two categories (Price wise), you also do not have to commit to a lengthy subscription period and can simply do month by month (if your not sure you'll like the box and just want to see this is ideal).
The wine is a perfectly golden straw color with no signs of bubbles or any imperfections.
Initially the scent of asparagus can be detected, however is quickly replaced with what can best be described is a citrus fruit basket
Firstly, the wine is easy drinking, it goes down without that burn that can sometimes be to overpowering. The flavor is uniquely distinct, with some mild fruity flavors of pear and pineapple. The wine makes a nice transition to those who are not looking for a sweet wine, but also dont want a really dry white. A good every day drinking wine.
7 Springs is a fairly new entry into the market, situated between the towns of Caledon and and Hermanus in the Western Cape, South Africa.
Around R125 per bottle.
For the price, you do kind of expecting a bit more from the wine. It was good, but R125 good, I dont think so.