Mama Mexicana

My first experience with Mexican food was when my lovely friend Fran from Texas in the US held a Mexican themed party, so it’s safe to say the bar for Mexican food was set extremely high and Mama Mexicana is well above it. Their food is so good in fact that I’ve been there twice since visiting it for the first time.

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Mama Mexicana has been around for about a year now and much like an old wine it’s getting better with age. In-between stuffing my face with chilli poppers (which are delicious by the way) I managed to talk to Kevin, one of the owners of the restaurant. Born in Taiwan Kevin worked in a Mexican restaurant with an American couple who taught him everything he knows, if I could find that couple I would hug them…hard!

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We really had no idea what to order so we decided to order one of everything including: breakfast burritos, chilli poppers, corn bread, bacon nachos and chicken quesadillas. Everything was delicious but by far my favourite snack was the warm corn bread with sour cream.

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You can find Mama Mexicana at 264 Fox Street just behind the Arts on Main complex. They are open from Tuesday to Sunday every week and even more exciting they are really well priced, for the four of our meals and two drinks each the bill came to jus under R400!

To book a table call: 011 334 1982

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Tatsuro Kiuchi

Since travelling to Japan last year  I’ve been obsessed with the Japanese culture and the amazing artists influenced by it.

I recently discovered the work of Tatsuro Kiuchi

Tatsuro was born in Tokyo where he studied biology and later moved over to art where he excelled at illustrations for children’s books. I love almost every single one of his pieces but I picked a few of my favourites to share with you, I can just imagine one of his prints being turned into the most amazing wallpaper.

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The Winter Sculpture Fair 2014

Yesterday thanks to the wonder people at Artlogic Angie, Jo and myself got to have a full day of delicious food and inspiring sculptures at the Winter Sculpture Fair.

It was my first time going so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect but when I was greeted by rolling green hills and delicious smells coming at me from every angle I knew I was going to have the best time.

The fair only happens once a year, but I would save the date now for next year!

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Angie’s two cheese risotto

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I had the most delicious lamb springrolls

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The biggest piece of fudge in the world!

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#MeetSouthAfrica Instawalk

In 2013 SA Tourism started the #MeetSouthAfrica campaign. The campaign brought bloggers from around the world to experience just how awesome South Africa is. This year the #MeetSouthAfrica campaign once again invited some of the world’s best travel bloggers to South Africa. On Saturday I was lucky enough to join the #MeetSouthAfrica Instawalk in Soweto meet a few of the bloggers and catchup with one of the organisers the amazing Heather Mason from 2Summers one of the best Joburg based blogs ever!

Here are some of my pics from the walk, follow the bloggers as the move around our beautiful country by checking out the #MeetSouthAfrica hashtag.

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My week on Instagram #10and5takeover

This weekend I was lucky enough to takeover the Between 10 and 5 Instagram account, I was given a their password, a car and an open brief to have the most fun I could possibly have. These are some of the pictures from my takeover.

 

I got lost and fell off a rock. But it sure is pretty out here. #10and5takeover

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Hi there! I'm @shesaidsa and I'll be taking over @10and5 this weekend!

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My favourite thing about this time of the year is the cosmos. Too beautiful #10and5takeover

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Couldn't resist sharing another picture of the cosmos #10and5takeover

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Goodnight…be safe out there!!

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Another one from my failed sunrise mission #10and5takeover

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Been thinking about these kids all day. #10and5takeover

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Working at the kar was #10and5takeover

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Twins…not twins #10and5takeover

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It kinda looks like a really cool Joburg clock #10and5takeover

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I'm not sure what it is about this picture but I really love it #10and5takeover

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Oribi Gorge

My sister has been living in Pietermaritzburg for over a year so this weekend a managed to fly down for a short visit. It was really awesome to meet all her friends and see the hospital where she works…did I mention she’s a doctor.

On the Saturday we drove to Oribi Gorge which is home to the worlds highest gorge swing (165m). If jumping of a cliff isn’t quite your thing it’s also a really awesome place to have a picnic. Entrance is R15 pp.

Here are a few photos from my weekend:

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Credit: Tiger Tiger PMB

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#pumahappyholiday

Hi there…I’m back.

If there was a blogging hell I would go to it for being so terrible at updating mine for the past month. I do however have a really good excuse…I promise. Holiday! I’ve been on holiday.

This year I was fortunate to join the Puma Happy Holiday Tour with Desmond and a bunch of really awesome bands including Shortstraw, my new favourite Beach Party and all-time favourite Gateway Drugs and a bunch of other super awesome people!

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There’s one more date left on the Joburg leg of the tour this Friday at Rumours so pull on in!

Here are a few picks from the tour…for more check out the pumahappyholiday hashtag.

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