I am a 26-year-old unmarried female with two degrees and two tattoos. I’m in my third job and eighth position, if you don’t count student work and freelancing. I’m also an atheist and proud of it. Apparently, all this makes me pretty normal. According to research, “Millennials” – we, the children of Generation Y – are the least religious, least married, best educated, most tattooed generation in history.
Where It’s At is the first ‘LTD Edition’ publication to follow on from Design Indaba magazine, which I recently copy edited over one sleepless weekend. Curated by Richard Hart - Durban designer, artist and co-founder of Disturbance design studio - and commissioned by Design Indaba, it is a snapshot of contemporary South African design, and how it plays out in a global context.
For the Amarula Retro & Renew Cocktail Challenge, Amarula challenged bloggers to come up with original cocktail recipes, adding a contemporary twist to existing classic cocktails by including Amarula. After more bending of rubber arms than you would believe, I decided to come to the party.
For a relaxing getaway, a business trip or a dirty weekend away in Cape Town, Spicy Villa Guest House comes highly recommended. Think chic Afro/Mediterranean-inspired décor, a crystal clear pool set among palms, cycads and leafy trees, pristine over-sized bathrooms, and comfortably luxurious bedrooms and open-plan living space.
Syd Kitchen died three weeks ago. One of South Africa’s great musicians, Syd was a folk artist whose musical history is inextricably embedded in that of our country. At Splashy Fen, South Africa’s longest running music festival, he was the one artist who had played every single year since the beginning. 1990 to 2010. Sadly, he’ll be missing 2011’s festival, happening later this month over the Easter weekend. He will undoubtedly be missed.
one small seed made it to RAMFest 2011 in Cape Town, but barely made it out alive! Check out the footage to see what went down at South Africa’s only REAL Alternative Music festival.
RAMfest - The Cape’s Ultimate Rock Festival - spanned 3 venues this year for the first time, bringing Real Alternative Music (spells RAM, get it?) to South Africa’s metropoles. The main 3-day fest was held once again in the Cape, at the idyllic Nekkies Resort in Worcester, also home to hippie-fests like Earth Dance. Following that, two more day-long festivals were held at the Wavehouse in Umhlanga in KZN and at Riversands Farm in Fourways in Jozi (who knew there were farms in Johannesburg!).