Sunday, February 20, 2011

Man About Town

Busy busy busy...

Started the day with a tour hosted by the ArcSoc and learnt a lot about one of the oldest parts of Jozi. It was awesome, we found a cool shop that sells Shweshwe material... but one of the main reasons that this shop in particular is so awesome is because they owners and staff are the coolest people... offering the entire tour party, of 40 + people, free food and drinks... now one must note that this was not an arranged visit to the shop and the owners and staff were not expecting us to arrive... but with the influx of clearly out of place people, they sprang into action and acquired some of the best pastry snacks and samoosa's I have ever had... a bit ashamed to say that I did not hesitate to go back for more...

Please, if anyone is in the area, they should pay these guys a visit and support a small local company!! (Located at 253 Market Str)

After this tour, we rushed off down to Arts on Main and Main Street Life. The reason for this is that the Weekend Culture Club, lead by Mark Straw, are running a cool initiative...

Inspired by the 12 Decades Hotel located at Main Street Life, a few photog's have banded together to interpret the city according to the 12 decades it has been in existence, the end of which these photographs will be exhibited at the hotel itself.

This hotel itself is a living and breathing piece of art. A boutique hotel, it has rooms specifically dedicated to specific decades. These have been interpreted by leading local and international artists where they were given carte blanche to do with the rooms as they pleased, and lets just say that these are some of the coolest hotel rooms I have ever seen. Long gone are the days of generic, dull and uninspired rooms when one travels... well at least here.


Not one for the 'oasis in they city' vibe, I can honestly say that the guys down there have done something special. It is a must see and the manager is an awesome guide happy to showcase his awesome establishment.

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