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The Capital Gin – Made in Pretoria with love

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Gin made in the shade of the famous Pretoria jacaranda trees, at the foothills of the Magalies mountains, next to the Apies River.  It is true!  I was fortunate to go and investigate a small gin distillery a few weeks ago and interview Kelly Duncan, the head and heart behind this interesting start up.  Kelly is a successful business consultant who’s curiosity lead her to gin distilling.  The question of how gin is made, prompted her to do a distilling course and then the gin bug bit. 

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The Only Whisky Show – WIN Tickets!

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Whisky shows are great.  They offer a great opportunity to try a new whisky before buying a bottle.  You can explore whiskies from various regions and countries and discover new favourites.  During November, Johannesburg hosts one of the biggest whisky shows in Africa. More than 10 000 people decent on the Sandton Convention centre for the annual Whisky Life Festival. 

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Father’s Day. How will you spoil your special man?

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A short couple of weeks ago, it was Mother’s Day.  I wipe my eyes and suddenly it is nearly Father’s Day.  I was spoilt on Mother’s Day with breakfast in bed and a few special gifts.  It was a wonderful day that I could spend with my family.  Now it is my turn to celebrate the amazing father that John is.  I looked around for special items that will make him realize how special he is to us.  Items that convey how much we appreciated him.  One of my favorite places to look for personalized gifts is Netflorist.

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Baby it’s cold outside: Top 5 Winter whiskies

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Baby, it’s cold outside!  It is winter in the Southern Hemisphere.  Short days, cold nights and frost on the ground.  Some parts have snow, rain or slush, depending on where you live.  Here in Johannesburg, the mornings start out really cold, then it warms up a bit, just to cool down as the sun sets and it gets really cold at night.  It is time for warm chunky jerseys, hearty vegetable soups and hot chocolate with marshmallows.  It is time for lighting the fireplace and sitting back with a book under a blanket.  For me, winter is a time for introspection and being at home. 

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Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2

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Following from yesterday’s Mother’s Day Part 1 Gift series, here is the Netflorist Mother’s Day Part 2.  There were just so many beautiful gifts, I could not choose which I wanted of Mother’s Day.  Part 2 has a combination of alcoholic options, gifts and naturally flowers.  What I love about Netflorist is their personalizing options.   You can not only personalize gifts, but also whisky, wine and champagne.  

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