Corner Cafe, Durban

Looking for a place that offers good service, scrumptious food and a friendly local...then pop into Corner Cafe in Glenwood, Durban.  
After a hasty 'Help! Looking for fun places to visit in Durban' message on Twitter, the lovely Nadia from CupCakeCourture suggested I head to Corner Cafe for a fill up. She had also suggested Mooi & Wakaberry  which have since been plugged into 'Favourites' on my GPS! 

After a quick caffeine fix, I was bouncing off the walls while being given a delightful breakdown of other cool spots to check out in Durban by Corner Cafe's owner, Judd.  

Thanks for all the helpful info Judd, We will be back!


CornerCafe also boasts its own vintage store full to the brim with treasures that are "Resurrected and Recycled". 

Address
Corner of  Cromwell and Brand Roads
 Glenwood 
Durban

Phone 032 201 0219

Opening Hours
Monday - Saturday 07h00 - 17h00

Click here to visit Judd's blog, and click here for Corner Cafe's Facebook Group.


Market Buys...

A recent trip to the loveliness that is the I Heart Market  at the Moses Madiba Stadium in Durban left my purse a little lighter, but my smile tthhhhiiissssss much bigger...


My purchases:

I just <3 these gorgeous ceramic magnets made by the lovely Natasha of Love Inspired. Natasha hand makes gifts and other things of prettyness for weddings, special events and decor. Make sure to check out her site to stay up to date on new stock!




How adorable are these hairclips from Nadia at CupCakeCourture?? So lovely I just HAD to get two, these are the perfect stocking fillers for someone special. If you like what you see, get in touch with Nadia (click here) and you can place an order directly through her.




And these lovelies are just for me...Jen from Jen-Jen Designs dabbles in freelance art, design and photography and I am just so in <3 with my new pictures!






It's the last market for the year happening this Saturday...Get your bums down there for some last minute Christmas Shopping!


NCF Church and the 1920's...

If you stay in Pietermaritzburg or are passing through and happen to be here on a Sunday, why not stop by for a warm welcome at NCF Church. Here are some pic's from our end of year function, going back in time to the roaring twenties...















Hook...Line...and...Sinker!


This CityGirl has been taking her farm life responsibilities very seriously, and one of the most important ones...fishing! Can you believe I caught a huge 2 1/2kg bass on my second cast?! And then another 3 after that...thing I might have found my new calling :) After very carefully removing the hooks from the fishies we said goodbye and placed them all back in the dam...responsible fishing is the only way to go (and well, to be honest, having to remove the hook myself was enough cruelty for me, eating the poor things would have just been too much!)

And the best fishing partner ever...Scooter the Jack Russell! Closely followed by my very handsome Farmboy :)


Nonna...Parkhurst

This lovely little gift and decor shop is situated in the very trendy area of Parkhurts, with coffee shops and antique stores on every corner. You'll find everything from jewellery to furniture, clothing to collectibles...I could have spent all afternoon browsing :) 

Click here to find out more of what's in store!


011 447 8297
Shop 9, The Cobble Centre
4th Avenue (Corner 12th Avenue)
Parkhurst
Johannesburg

Click here for their facebook page


Jhb: Photo & Film Expo...



Tomorrow and sunday are the last 2 days of the Photo & Film Expo at The Dome,  Northgate. 

"THE PHOTO & FILM EXPO in association with PiX Magazine is the largest PHOTOGRAPHIC EXPO on the continent, nowhere in Africa can you see all your favourite photographic brands under one roof..."

I was there today and picked up this little goodie:
So get your bum down there if you enjoy cool gadgets and are looking for tips and workshops on anything and everything photo-related... 



Tickets are R80 at the door. 
Time: 09:00 - 17:00
For more info, click here for the official website



Shopping for glass...

Being Glass Week, I thought it high time I paid a visit to Consols very own shop here in Joburg. Filled to the brim with glass jars and bottles of all shapes and sizes, it's the perfect place to find just the right makeup brush holder/cookie jar/letter in a bottle thingy/anything your mind could possibly think of to do with glass :)

I grabbed my wonderful friend and fellow blogger Raf, and armed with a camera, went to take on the shimmering confines of an untamed room of glass. Here is what awaited us....















Shop opening times:
                                Monday to Friday from 9am – 4pm
  Saturdays from 9am – 1pm
     +27 (0) 11 603 2080

Spring into a Night Market!

Come celebrate the first day of Spring at Jozi's very own Market on Main, Night Market! 
clothes...shoes...art...food...food...and more food...what's not to like?




Thrift/Antique Store wanderings...


If you're on the lookout for something, dare I say it, *vintage*...head out to Queen Street in Kensington for some bargaining and treasure hunting. I am on the hunt for a working type writer...I don't suppose any of you know where I can pick one up for a reasonable price??


Ye Olde Collector 
Furniture - Art - Collectibles
154 Queen Street, Kensington
011 615 4987


Ye Olde Collector (yes, the same name as above!)
Collectibles - Porcelain - Jewelry - Art
156 Queen Street, Kensington
011 616 3578


**Decorex** JHB


Guess who won double tickets to Decorex Jhb??? Little ol' me :) Thanks so much to LuckyPony (and of course Decorex for the win!)

The convention is happening from the 5th (today) to the 9th August at Gallagher Convention Centre. Tickets cost R70 and can be purchased at the door. Hope to see u there!
Source: LuckyPony



Market on Main...Jo'burg

Market On Main is the market for Johannesburg, made by Johannesburg. Open every Sunday at Arts on Main from 10am - 3pm. What a great place to meet new & interesting people, while stuffing your face with loads of yummy treats.



Directions:

Next door to The Bioscope at 286 Fox Street, Johannessburg 2094

click here for GoogleMaps
For more information, click here for their website.
More grown up than the I Heart Market in Durban, Market On Main has a slightly more modern, city-slicker atmosphere...and so it should being a Market by Joburg for Joburg. Definitely worth a visit (*just make sure to go hungry!).

Neighbour Goods Market, Cape Town





Cape Town’s original gourmet market, featuring over 100 specialty traders, fine-food purveyors, organic merchants, artisan goods, gourmet products, local farmers, seasonal items, plants & herbs, fresh produce, boutique wine estates, micro-breweries, and more!

Every Saturday from 9am to 2 pm at The Old Biscuit Mill:
373 - 375 Albert Road
Woodstock, Cape Town

For more information click here to visit their website! And the best news:

A new kind of yogi...

It's day 2 and I'm rather chuffed with myself at having gone to Bikram Yoga 2 days in a row *apart from the fact that I needed a 5 hour rest when I got home at 7 am this morning to recover* life sure is easy when you don't have much else to do :)

I am starting to accept the fact that i have only been home for 6 days and therefore do need to take some time to really focus on what I really want to do and where I want to go in life. Which means bumming off my parents for a little while longer, nothing wrong with that hey!


So...while the search for "meaning" (what does that even mean?!) continues, I leave you with some of the world's cutest yogi's. Dan Borris pairs 2 rather unlikely elements to create something adorable...




and


click here to buy your very own Yoga Dogs/Cats 2011 Calendar :)

**the dogs & cats aren’t actually forced into these obscure and awkward positions.  As explained in an article on Express.co.uk, Borris works with his wife Alejandra and uses computer editing to make the poses look authentic**






And in places like the US, Taiwan and Japan, the above pictures may just become more than a picture in a calendar:

"The idea of canine yoga – or doga – classes was dreamt up by American-based yoga instructor Suzi Teitelman. She discovered that her dog, a spaniel, liked to join in with her yoga exercise routine at home in America.
Classes of doga are increasing in number and popularity in the US. Doga is the latest American import to have taken off in UK, Japan and Taiwan, and may eventually be exported to the rest of the world".
Lifeisreallybeautiful.com

umm...I'm not so sure:


Bikram Smikram!

I have been home here in Jo'burg for a total of 4 days and already I'm starting to get itchy feet. So, to cure my itch I've decided to start Bikram Yoga (*again). Again, because I started it about 5 years ago, and well, it was a bit intense and so I kinda stopped...lazy me! But now I will attempt it for a second time...let's hope this time is different :)

For those of you a little unsure of what exactly Bikram Yoga is, here's a little summary:

One of the most well-known kinds of yoga is Bikram. If you’ve heard of people practicing yoga in a room that is heated to over 40 degrees celcius, this is the type of yoga they were sweating through. Bikram yoga is also referred to as “Hot Yoga.”
Benefits
The intention behind having the room heated so high is to ensure the student will sweat profusely, thereby ridding the body of toxins. The intense heat also makes the muscles very supple and warm which enhances flexibility. The sequence of postures is also designed to relieve stress, reduce tension and prevent injury.
What is a Bikram yoga class like?
Bikram yoga involves doing a set sequence of 26 postures, or asanas, and two breathing exercises in a class that is heated to 105 degrees Fahrenheit. Students are guided along the class by Bikram-certified teachers who instruct using a specific dialogue. Each class lasts approximately 90 minutes.

The authentic Bikram method recommends that you practice it every day.
Given the high heat and the length of time that each posture is held, Bikram yoga is very strenuous. Even though beginners are encouraged to sample a class, if you have a strong aversion to the heat or get faint quickly, you might want to think about first trying out another kind of yoga class that heats the room, but not as high as in a Bikram class.
Thanks DietinReview
Well I did say I wanted to get rid of that itch, I'll be doing that in my first class at 05:30 tomorrow morning...*gulp* so that hopefully in a few weeks/months/years/lifetimes this will be me:

For those of you in the Johannesburg Sandton/Fourways area, there is a fantastic studio at the Design Quarter on the corner of  Leslie Avenue & William Nicol Drive *click here* for their website*