#alienadventures: nirvana for chilli lovers. Perfect for cold weather.

If you love chilli, you’ll LOVE Chong Qing chicken – a Chinese dish from the Sichuan region, known for its spicy food. I first came across Chong Qing Chicken in Singapore. I had just flown in and it was my birthday, so I wanted to celebrate with a special meal. I honed in on the … Continue reading

#alien adventures: the world is ending. Hideous royal hat sells for ¬£81 000!

So we might all be laughing at the¬†Harold Camping cult who’s prediction that the world would end on the 21st May did not materialise, but I beg to differ. I think we have all been transported to a parallel universe without realising it. Everything looks the same, but clearly things are not. If look hard … Continue reading

#alien adventures: superella’s super space

The Bamboo Centre in Melville is one of Jozi’s creative hot spots that carries an unassuming air of dignified calm. It houses, amongst others, the ever popular, Service Station (who’s harvest table is always delicious), a retail anchor for Black Coffee, the brilliant design house Entrophy and off-beat jewellery curator, Tinsel. But the centre alone … Continue reading

#alien adventures: bad shoes! go stand in the corner…

A girl’s gotta do what a girl’s gotta do, but sometimes you just need to make the pain go away. *spotted in the foyer of Randlords, at the tail end of an event* Punishing shoes

# (eco) alien adventure: post recession ziplock bag

USE A BOTTLE TOP TO SEAL A BAG….. Zip-top bags are great, but sometimes you buy something in bulk and you’re stuck with an unsealable bag. Home-centric blog Re-Nest shows us an easy way to give plastic bags an airtight seal with an old water bottle. All you need to do is cut off the … Continue reading

#alien adventures: Hungry? Try Skate Wings – looks alien, but it’s delicious

So during the extended Easter break I (re)discovered my inner Juliet Childs. For some inexplicable reason, I had an overwhelming urge to cook skate wings. I was first introduced to this delicious fish whilst waiting tables at a swish restaurant in London (never underestimate the life lessons you learn from waiting tables). If you’ve never … Continue reading