So, its March, and your Instagram feed has been looking rather boring lately after an epic streak of holiday snaps, back to work selfies and Valentine’s Day pictures with your boo. Inspiration may be running low but there’s really no need to subject your followers to pictures of your cat just yet. We’ve put together a guide to the trendiest spots in Jozi that not only make for great pictures but will earn you some cool points and make your Instagram followers swoon. Take a trip to the City of Gold and ensure your feed stays #goals!
We simply can’t talk about food trends without focusing on plant-based dishes. From Meat-Free Monday to Buddha Bowls and The Beyond Burger, ditching that carnivore mindset has never been more popular. We recommend popping into Lexi’s Health Eatery for a scrumptious and oh-so colourful smoothie bowl garnished with all the necessary ingredients to make that food snap pop; think edible flowers, hemp seeds, fresh fruit, nuts and seeds. Before you leave don’t forget to upload a shot to your story and tag @lexiseatery and you might be featured on their page. Another must-visit that will surely add little more oomph to your food posts is Kaylee’s Eatery in Bedfordview. Located inside of Comic Warehouse you can shoot your epic veganised salmon sandwich amongst a backdrop of old cars and superhero figurines…it doesn’t get more original than that.
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Okay, so now that you’ve got your food post down its time for that coffee shot. Avoid that cliché cappuccino with a powered heart and rather opt for a super cool Americano with a dash of almond milk in a cup with a personalised sketch of your face on it at The Moral Kiosk. Why not grab an artisanal rusk or homemade biscuit while you’re at it and browse their amazing collection of local fashion, music and art that’s for sale while you’re there too? This spot also hosts intimate live music performances and art exhibitions from time to time so keep an eye on their socials. The next step is adding a little edge to your feed because nothing says ‘spontaneous’ and ‘adventurous’ like getting a new tatt. Head on over to Dakota Lee, a bar/tattoo studio that not only offers some seriously amazing inkwork but also provides a grungy yet sophisticated backdrop that turns into a party venue with live music in the evenings.
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Food, check. Coffee, check. Edge, check. Nightlife, check. All that’s left is to show your loyal followers just how cultured you are. And we don’t mean strolling around an art gallery pretending to be interested in a random exhibition either. Try something a little different and opt for a comedy show at the Goliath Comedy Club for performances by some of the biggest names in comedy. The venue hosts to a cigar lounge, VIP area and offers delicious food. And who knows you may be able to get a snap with your favourite comedian! If interior design is more your thing pop into 99 Juta for a showroom featuring some of the most beautiful, architectural interiors, fittings and art by Dokter and Misses, Joe Paine and Apartment 2B. The whole location offers stunning photo ops including a bright pink courtyard adorned with a yellow lamps and cacti.
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Words: Danita Pilley