#alienadventures: David Tlale’s downtown drama

To say that David Tlale likes a bit of drama, is like saying Jen Su might be persuaded to wear a hat. From live orchestras at midnight to “that” show on Mandela Bridge, David likes to push boundaries, and along with them, a lot of his critics buttons. In most cases, David’s love of drama … Continue reading

#alienadventures: Hungry? Try the Leopard – Andrea Burgener’s new eatery in Jozi

Andrea Burgener and food go together like hot toffee pudding and ice cream – her food is familiar, comforting, unpretentious,  deceptively simple but always with a deliciously decadent (or quirky) twist. For those who have never had the pleasure, Andrea was the founder of the very popular Deluxe restaurant, first in Richmond and then later … 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

#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

#alien adventures: Are you a dreamer? Prove it, this saturday.

Be a  part of a global, public art project and join the final leg in Jo’burg this Saturday. Dreamers from cities around the world have participated and they want Jo’burg to be the biggest – let’s show the world how big we dream.

#alien adventures: not to be missed – Deborah Bell at Circa and Everard Read

If you haven’t yet had the pleasure of acquainting yourself with the work of Deborah bell, then do yourself a favour and head to (both) the Everard Read and Circa galleries in Jozi. Bell has been a long time collaborator with William Kentridge and the late great, Robert Hodgins. Her previous work has moved from … Continue reading

Waiting for David Tlale…

So the big Jozi fashion moment has come and gone – David Tlale’s closing show for Joburg Fashion Week, held on the iconic Nelson Mandela bridge. In PR terms it was a coup. In fashion terms it was a missed opportunity, and in terms of event management, it was a comedy of errors (except it … Continue reading