Suit yourself this summer with menswear from Queenspark

When it comes to menswear, it’s all about keeping your cool, especially as we brace ourselves for warmer weather. Summer 2015 is all about the linen suit, with cool blue and bold red detailing – and wearing it well is much easier than you think.

Whilst a lot of women think dressing well is much easier for guys, it’s not always the case. With so many cuts, colours and trends on offer, it’s hard to navigate your way to a simple men’s wardrobe that works as hard as you do.

Summer 2015 seems to have simplified this task by focusing on one […]

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Taste the best marinated rib-eye steak

A succulent meaty-feast.

Recipe from: Bibbyskitchen@36 – 16 October 2015
Preparation time: 15 min + Standing time
Cooking time: 10 min


You will need:

olive oil, for frying (if you’re not doing the steaks on the braai/barbecue)
2 rib-eye steaks
2 Tbs olive oil
2 Tbs lemon juice
2 Tbs soy sauce (reduced salt)
2 Tbs Worcestershire sauce
2 stems rosemary, de-stalked
1 clove garlic, bruised
generous pinch dried red chilli flakes
freshly ground black pepper


Place all the marinade ingredients in a non-metallic dish and mix to combine. Lay the meat in the marinade, coat on one side and turn over. Wrap with cling film and chill overnight or at least 8 hours. I usually turn the […]

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Book Review – Dark Continent, My Black Arse

Sihle Khumalo is my new hero. This man went from Cape to Cairo by public transport  only. Look I’m going to sound mean but Africa isn’t known for its excellent public transport so I say kudos or give that man a bells for actually leaving a young child and his wife behind to follow his dream.

A must read for fans of Paul Theroux, Mr. Khumalo’s writing voice is honest and easily readable; its almost (as a colleague of mine puts it) like talking to a friend. When I say honest he really is: eg. a story of a public sex stunt […]

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“The Place where the sun rises”

Mpumalanga is perhaps best known for 3 things – The Kruger Park, The Blyde River Canyon and of course, God’s Window. Awe-inspiringly picturesque with just a hint of the extraordinary, these majestic destinations warrant quite the influx of international tourists as well as local “staycationers” on a “sho’t left.

The Kruger National Park

Kruger National Park is South Africa’s most exciting African Safari destination. Steeped in legend and history, the iconic Kruger National Park in South Africa is waiting for you to explore its vast landscapes and spectacular African wildlife

Gods Window

A natural wonder on the route from cascading waterfalls to Majestic Mountain […]

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Spring trends to watch out for

Spring has finally arrived and we can’t wait to put away all the winter layers.  This season it’s all about going back – Vintage style! Look out for some off the hottest spring trends that will see you through the winter. From bohemian to hippie, there are so many ways to make this trend work for you.
The bohemian look – think maxi dress with stunning prints. It’s all about being comfortable! This look features flowy tops to colourful layers to chunky jewellery. Fabrics are usually soft cottons, linen, demin, lace, velvet and so much more…
The hippie look – one of […]

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The Rainbow Cuisine

South Africa Is a place full of culture and diversity and that is why we love our country. One of the things we pride ourselves on is our food. For many of our locals meat is a favourite! The influence is reflected for our love for what would be referred to as a barbecue in other countries. We love a good braai, we even have a day dedicated to it!

South Africa has a significant culture of dining out. While some restaurants cater for traditional African dishes you also find modern interpretation of these dishes.  You may also find other cuisines […]

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