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Marc's Blog-The Oyster Box

Traveling in the Southern Hemisphere in winter leaves very little promise of swimmingly good weather; however Umhlanga during July was beautiful with highs reaching 27 degrees Celsius. Perfectly paired to this impeccable weather is an equally impressive hotel - The Oyster Box.

Our flight arrived and we were warmly greeted by a chauffeur,…


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on August 12, 2013 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

Stella e Luna

From the creators of Cornutti, there is a great new eatery on 4th in Parkhurst, Stella e Luna! It is the new baby from Jacquie and Piero Carrara – seasoned restaurateurs with exceptional foodie pedigree (named after their middle names from their two daughters) This is my new favourite place for pizza. And a perfect pizza it is. …


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on July 9, 2013 at 6:00 — No Comments

The Dining Room at the Pop Up Union Bar

Arriving at The Union is great: greeted by friendly and professional hostess armed with iPad. 

The union is an awesome concept: a pop up bar in Melrose arch until 13 July 2013 at the top of the escalators near the Apple store.

Innovative drinks, great vibe and an uber trendy crowd carpet the place from wall to wall.

On arrival, we were presented…


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on June 3, 2013 at 10:00 — No Comments

Namibia Desert Safari – andBeyond Sossusvlei

Our sense of adventure and love of the bush and animals, together with our policy of exploring one country in Africa per year, led us to a novel concept: Desert Safari

We decided on the andBeyond Sossusvlei Desert Lodge in the Namib Desert in Namibia. A few reasons: it looked great; no malaria in the area and relatively easy to get…


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on April 29, 2013 at 21:33 — No Comments

Food and Travel are Two of My Passions

Arriving back in Johannesburg after a great holiday in Cape Town(which was memorable and fantastic), the Brunette(my lovely wife) and I start panicking about where in the world we can go for the year ahead. Out comes the calendar, and we mark off all potential long weekends, where thankfully in South Africa, we are blessed with many of them. Next we check family…


Added by Marc Hirschowitz on March 4, 2013 at 6:00 — 1 Comment

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