Zak & Tonic Roof Garden pop-up Cafe

Only just found out about this super cool pop-up roof garden market happening from Monday 4th until Thursday 7th August next week at 77 Monty Naicker Street opposite the ICC.

Planned to coincide with the UIA conference happening in Durban which sees a host of cool events happening around the city, Zak & Tonic will be cooking up a storm each day – serving breakfast and lunch, sweets and snacks – and showcasing our amazing Durban flavours.
There will be daily soup and salad specials made from ingredients grown on the roof itself and there are vegetarian options available too.

Some background on the roof garden from the Zak & Tonic blog:
“eThekwini Municipality in partnership with Drake and Skull Facilities Management established what was known as the Facilities Management Priority Zone – an urban renewal/regeneration initiative which saw the creation of pocket parks , safe zones and the introduction of this Roof Garden. This partnership has since ‘expired’ and the Roof Garden is now known as the Urban Management Zone Roof Garden.”

For more info on the Urban Management Zone Roof Garden click here


#forgotyourlunch – Vida now does food!




vida e caffe has a whole lot of new food items in store so you are sorted if you #forgotyourlunch!
I had already tried the butternut & carrot soup prior to this nifty delivery the other day and it was delicious, so when a very cute delivery guy arrived at my office on Monday with a brown bag full of awesome I was bowled over!
Thanks for the treats vida!

The tomato and basil soup was yummy, but the chicken & red pepper pesto salad was insanely good!
vida are still doing their four cheese quattro muffins and the sinful custard tarts – the iconic pasteis de nata, but these new healthier soup and salad menu additions will keep the carb-concious, health nuts happy!

Look out to for the new ‘Booster Bites’ – they’re a whole lot of hand-made goodness rolled into a ball to give an instant boost of energy using sunflower seeds, linseeds, sesame seeds, dates and peanuts – totally guilt-free as they are contain no flour, dairy, processed sugar, gluten, preservatives artificial flavour enhancers or artificial sweeteners! yeeha, Tim will enjoy these ;)

Try the new foods out for yourself and let me know what you think!
Thanks again to the vida team for this awesome delivery:

20140730-082024-30024939.jpgThe speckled eggs were demolished in about 5 seconds… ;)

Bumper Market Weekend in Durban


You’re spoiled for choice this weekend in Durban, with markets on both Saturday & Sunday for everything from crafts and clothing, to food, music and drinks!

On Saturday 2nd August check out the monthly I Heart Market on the Imbizo Lawns at Moses Mabhida Stadium between 9am and 2pm for food, crafts, clothing, craft beers and a morning catching up with friends under the trees.
For more details check out their blog here.

Then on Sunday it’s the first Morning Trade Market in Durban’s newest hot spot – Rivertown - cannot wait for this!
It’s open between 8am and 2pm and is an artisan produce market located at 8 Morrison Street – for more details check out their facebook page here.

Yay Durban! Finally spoiled for choice!!!

So you’ve heard of Rivertown, now what?

With all the hype and talk about Rivertown, you might still be wondering what the fuss is all actually about and what’s going on there…
Here’s a handy guide to what’s happening over the launch period and what’ll be happening in the future:

Rivertown officially opens this Sunday 3rd August at 8 Morrison Street.
There will be a Durbanism art exhibition, The Morning Trade artisan produce market and a Rivertown sundown event.

For the rest of next week, the Durbanism art exhibition will be open between 4pm & 9pm – it showcases a collection of work created by local artists, designers and thinkers. The Rivertown sundown events will take place every evening until 9th August between 3pm & 9pm. The sundown events include a pop-up restaurant by Renegade Kitchen, craft beers from Standeaven Brewery & live music provided by The Chairman.

Beyond the launch dates you can look forward witnessing the beginning of Durban’s first inner city, urban regeneration strategy, as our city embraces change, culture and community ;)
Follow the Rivertown facebook page for all the details.

Mercury Wine Week

The annual Mercury Wine Week takes place from 27 – 29 August this year at Suncoast and once again offers the opportunity to discover and explore hundreds of wines.

This year also sees the introduction of a Wine Theatre with 3 dedicated tastings each evening, hosted by various estates offering an opportunity for visitors to have 20 dedicated minutes where they can taste and learn about the particular wines being shown. It’s a great forum to ask questions and find new favourites. There is no extra charge to attend the dedicated tastings, but seats are limited, so be seated at least 10 minutes before presentations start.

Standard ticket (available at Computicket and the Door) : R100
2 night pass R160 valid for Wednesday AND Thursday nights
Bulk booking : 20% off 10 or more tickets
No persons under 18 allowed.

For more information and updates visits the website

Umhlanga Food & Music Festival

Head to the Umhlanga Food and Music Festival, this Saturday 2nd August at Chris Saunders Park from 12pm – 8pm for a day of awesome live music, good food, craft beers, wines and more!
Tickets are available through Computicket for R100 in advance or at the gate for R120.
These artists are playing live:
Matthew Mole
The Kickstands

For more info check out the Facebook page