Big City Life: Champaign inspired black and gold decor at Greenside's new venue
Newly launched Joburg Champagne and MCC bar, POP, bedazzles both the eyes and the tongue. We take a look at their décor style and taste their liquid currency.
Anyone who loves gold as much as I do (more is always better), is guaranteed to make this bountiful little spot on Joburg’s Greenside strip a regular hangout. If you have any doubts as to where POP’s décor and colour inspiration comes from, they’re sure to fizzle out once you get your first glass of this bar’s speciality – Champagne and MCC.
Foodie or Faddy? Taste Testing Online Food Markets
We have entered an era of conscious food consumption where those who can afford to be picky are steering away from food that’s pumped up on hormones, battery bred and preserved for months.
The people (read upper middle class and hipsters) spoke and they wanted REAL FOOD. One or two little food markets emerged in amongst the trees where the truly health conscious walked amongst the fairies and got seasonal fruit and vegetables on Sundays. Hipsters got wind of it and suddenly these markets were springing up on rooftops, in nurseries and in commune backyards, selling an array of homemade products. Then the upper middle class and Noaks-followers heard about it from their hipster friends, pulled in with their SUVs and brought the dogs and kids along for the ride.
Naturally, it was time to evolve again.
Dublin Meat Company: Buying Beef doesn't have to be a Guilty Pleasure
It is unfortunate that good old beef meat has over the years developed a bad name in health circles. Although it is true that beef can be a fatty meat, not to mention a supposed threat to the ozone layer, much of fat which has deterred people from buying beef can be eliminated during the preparation process – starting at the farm.
Dublin Meat Company: Discover Your Heritage. Buy Lamb
Unfortunately, lamb these days has become somewhat of a delicacy, when compared to the days when our forefathers lived off the land and lamb was eaten at least once a week. With its high fat content and even higher price, deterring middle-class families from buying lamb, the great and unique taste of lamb, which adds a flavour to a dish no piece of beef would be able to, has gotten lost.
Dublin Meat Company: Slowly Does It. Even Online.
The movement away from mass produced and bulk-bought consumer goods is trending both in Ireland and globally and it is not without good reason. Consumers are realising that convenience cannot make up for quality, which usually takes a bit more time – and so slow living is born.