After living in a small town for 5 years, I thought I would have to come back to Joburg and conform to the club scene or preferably stay at home. Going to clubs brings tears to my eyes: the only pair of heels I have hurts. I can't jerk, dougie or pop and lock. I certainly don't have R60 to pay for a drink and the attitude of club- goers stinks! Guys will push in front of you and girls will stare you down for chipped nail polish (-it was just that one time).
So my friend Steph and I went on a little search for something more hippie- chic and less 6- inch heels.
We paid a visit to the much talked about NeighbourGoods Market on Juta Street. There were cakes that looked like edible ornaments, sweet and savoury crepes, Spanish paella, homemade lemonade, flavoured brews, organic vegetables, fresh flowers, vintage clothing and I had a refreshing pineapple mojito that tickled my taste buds.
|Rochelle's edible ornaments|
|Assortment of fresh vegetables|
|Goat cheese samples and we are all about sampling!|
|70 Juta Street. Photograph from property24.com|
|Available at Xarra Books @Constitution Hill|
|Music duo at the book launch|
|Steph and sculpture outside the Market Theatre|
To round off the day, we went to our usual chill spot on 4th Avenue Parkhurst. It often feels like I'm in happyville when I go there. People walking their dogs, young couples showing off their first kid and old couples rekindling their love. A few weeks ago we went to a restaurant in the area that doesn't take cards. We were short of R20 and the manager allowed us to settle the bill the next day- no fuss! I love this city :)
|4th Avenue Parkhurst|