It's feeling a bit miserable in Jozi, grey and a little chilly, but we've got deals and sales galore to brighten your weekend. You'll find Lunar's huge summer sale with up to 50% off on some items, Vendange are given you 20% off all baskets, Polish Nail Spa has their Budget Beater manicure special and Mungo have extended their factory sale to Johannesburg so you'll get up to 30% off on items.
Valentine's Day may be one of the few days that you get to go out and dress up or just another evening in your busy social life, but either way you want to be looking fine. Remember that we have a huge selection of fashion and accessories available to shop at #44 Stanley
We haven't forgotten the men. Dressing up is made easy with suiting and great clothes from Odrin. We don't know if your Valentine's evening will be smart enough to justify wearing a tux, but if it is, we say "Go for it!".
A piece of statement Pichulik jewellery will finish off any outfit and make you feel like the beautiful, powerful woman you are.
Do you want to wear classic evening dress? You'll be able to find something simple, elegant and just what you're looking for at Lunar
We all enjoy the attention from a lover or secret admirer but let's not forget that we should give ourselves a little love too. But how you ask? We've got some ideas.
A long bath is always a treat (aren't we lucky we're in Johannesburg) and even better with one of Bed Bath Body's foam baths.
A little pampering goes a long way - book your appointment at Polish Nail Spa to make you feel all groomed and sparkly.
Soft natural linen against your skin is the ultimate luxury, create your own haven at home with bed linen from Mungo Design.
Want to do something together but not necessarily the normal Valentine's thing? We've got some ideas..
Have brunch together (during the week) at Salvation Cafe. We think having breakfast together is always romantic so why not take time out during the week to do it together. Try one of the benedicts, or the breakfast burrito. You can thank us later..
Spend a morning learning together at one of Bean There Coffee's cupping mornings. You will learn about the process of coffee from crop to cup and get to taste some delicious coffee. The next one takes place this Saturday, the 10th February and they are limited places. Be sure to book your spot soon.
Have a picnic at one of Joburg's beautiful green spaces, our new favourite is the Wilds which is experiencing an amazing revival largely due to the amazing efforts of artist, James Delaney. Not sure what to eat? Impress your partner with something completely delicious from The Leopard. They can also help you with food to enjoy at home - who needs a fancy restaurant anyway?
We're shaking things up a little and suggesting some things for Valentines Day that are a little different.
Here are some ideas for those of you that want to make a BIG GESTURE for either the person you've been with for years or someone you've got your eye on..
So bling is always big - but if you're going to really spoil the person in your life, choose something extra special like a custom designed piece by Sirkel Jewellery. The design and workmanship is just exceptional.
So who can forget this scene from 'Say Anything'? (If you're too young - it was an 80's classic rom-com). No big money, but there was no denying his intentions. Choose some great music - play him or her a song and of course, it's always more romantic on vinyl. Mr Vinyl has a huge selection of music from classic jazz to the latest releases.
A custom shirt from five8ths is just that - made for only one lucky person. Perfect for any man or woman who appreciates quality and attention to detail.
We're changing things this year - First Fridays won't take place every month but instead we will be hosting four late night shopping Friday evenings on 2 March, 8 June, 7 September and 2 November - be sure to SAVE THOSE DATES!
We've survived January! Well almost.. and the last weekend of this month is always a lovely one. So let's see what's happening this weekend?
On Friday, Salvation Cafe are resuming their Friday night evenings again. Pop in for drinks after work or for a family friendly early supper. Charles Leonard will be playing a vinyl tribute to Hugh Masekela at the Stanley Beer Yard. Starting at 7pm.
On Sunday, Beukes and Co will be playing at Il Giardino on Sunday from 12.30
And.. don't forget it's a great weekend for shopping with lots of sales on. Vendange have their relocation sale, and if you're looking for fashion - Hse of Bespoke, Guillotine, Lunar and Dr Pachanga all have great discounts.
Last minute - but so lovely. We've picked some great items for kids available at #44Stanley
The Clumsy Monster a playbook by UK indie publisher Owl & Dog. Available at Brunch.
Staying in Jozi and not sure what's staying open? Check out our detailed guide to manage your shopping and (most importantly) you're leisure time this December. Remember unlike previous years we're staying open until just before Christmas with a couple of restaurants and shops remaining open between Christmas & New Year.