Chic Jozi is a savvy style companion guide to Jo’burg.
Where do you go for cut-price designer labels, that must-have little black dress, or a
unique ensemble for an exclusive evening out? Where can you take your children so
they’ll be entertained and safe while you relax? And what actually are 44 Stanley, Arts
on Main, and Gramadoelas?
How do you fool your mother-in-law with a delicious homemade
(read: catered) lasagne served in the dish she gave you (because what working girl
has time to cook a gourmet meal during the week)? Who can you trust for that fantastic
facial or perfect pedi? Are you looking for somewhere to sip exotic sundowners while the sun sets on the Jozi skyline, a hip place to perch for delicious cocktails, or the trendiest hangouts for a Saturday night on the town?
How about where to find the juiciest cut of steak or the freshest fish in this landlocked
city, organic veggies, freshly ground coffee beans, and still-warm, flour-dusted ciabatta?
Which galleries are showcasing the hottest South African artists and the craftiest
creations? Which museums are worth a visit? Where can you go to chill out and take
time out of the rat race or get a magical massage to ease the tension? And if it’s the most
decadent Belgian chocolate cake that you’re after or a melt-in-the-mouth cheesecake.
You’ll find all this and much, much more in Chic Jozi: The Savvy Style Companion.
From restaurants, bargain-hunting, landscape gardening and urban chilling, to clubhopping,
museums, markets and vintage stores; from spas, bars, the best boutiques, and
local designers, to going green with organic products, décor stores, secondhand
bookshops, kids’ courses, yoga and meditation: this is your one stop, utterly essential
guide on how to have a good time in Jo’burg.
Nikki Temkin is a Jo’burg native with enormous experience and
lots of street cred in the magazine and fashion industries. She has
worked as a copywriter, editor, TV producer and critic and
scriptwriter and has written prolifically for publications which
include Cosmopolitan, Femina, Elle, Mail and Guardian and The
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Entries close on Friday, 27th November 2009.