Hidden Treasure

I have a love for fashion probably like every girl does and I take shopping VERY seriously. I shop in various different places from down town R1 stores to commercial shops in big fancy malls. There are a lot of quotes out there who say style comes from the ability of being able to mix expensive and reasonable clothing but still looking like a million dollars.

I stumbled upon a corridor of fashion and clothes that cater for everyone and doesn’t break the bank. Often my friends and family would tell me about Small Street in in Johannesburg CBD as the best place to shop in town. Despite the high crime and the high probability of losing my phone or being mugged I took a trip to Small street with a couple of my friends and found the best gems ever. As a student this place was like heaven to me because on my student budget I could still afford to look amazing and with not much effort at all.

Small Street is a street full of clothing stores which spans across approximately 6 blocks in the Joburg CBD and with over a 100 stores. It is always full of people walking up and down and then loud music bursts from the stores with shop assistants who try persuade you If ever you are around town and feel like a shopping spree go to Small street but make sure to be accompanied by someone who is familiar with the place.

Out of the gems i found during my shopping spree in town this army green jacket with leather sleeves which I purchased at Mr Ty and my best buy at only…..R120 🙂

Army green jacket with leather sleeves
Army green jacket with leather sleeves

Yummy in my tummy

I am a girl who loves my food and especially soul food which will leave me begging for more and this is the exact experience I had at the Pata Pata restaurant in Maboneng. I have been to Maboneng several times but I had never been to any of the restaurants around there and I had always heard people rave about Pata Pata and I had also seen Instagram pictures so I took a drive to the inner city with my sister for lunch.

Pata Pata is a restaurant which is named after the late Mama Miriam Makeba’s hit song and it has a nice African theme decked out with vintage furniture which makes you feel like you are in a Jazz club from the 50’s. African and house beats serenade you while you enjoy a warm meal from their menu which offers everything for everyone.

I had their stuffed chicken breasts which melted in my mouth and made my tummy happy so if you don’t mind taking a drive into the City definitely try out Pata Pata restaurant in the Maboneng Precinct and you won’t be dissapointed.


20140726_151516Stuffed Chicken Breast