HOT AND HAPPENING

OK, so I’ve been wrong. Mea culpa.  Whenever I heard the word ‘buffet’ I envisioned animals at feeding troughs, grey food, jostling queues, plates piled high, and plenty of waste. Ivan Govender, general manager of Spiceburg in Greenside as well as Namak in Craighall Park, Jo’burg has changed my mind…

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The game of winning awards

Ever notice how people never say, “It’s only a game” when they’re winning? The psychology of entering competitions and winning awards is an interesting one. We do so for affirmation that we’re the best at what we’re doing. And that’s just fine. Of course Tant Sannie’s egg-in-the-spoon race isn’t really…

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THREE NIGHTS IN BANGKOK

It’s one of my prized possessions. It’s a plain black designer sleep suit, roomy, light and natural-feeling. And free. I was on an ‘educational’ (Business Class freebie) to Bangkok. I had packed assuming I’d be given a sleep suit for the night once on board. When it didn’t materialize, I…

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Monterosso

If you are the enemy of life and love, avoid Monterosso. Lorenzo is the owner of Cantina du Sciacchetra and sells wine and related products of the region. He’s handsome, tanned with a big chest, open linen shirt that shows a gold chain. White teeth that match the white ponytail…

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