A hot date!
It’s time to show our moms some much-deserved love and appreciation and what better way to do it than with some specialised Balinese spa treatments this Mothers’ Day? Specialist Indonesian therapists from The Four Seasons Resort Bali at Jimbaran Bay have flown to Jozi and will be showering guests at The Four Seasons Spa Westcliff with some magnificent spoils! They combine their knowledge of ancient rituals, locally grown ingredients and an authentic approach to physical and spiritual wellness, so guests can expect pampering like never before, as well as some much-needed rejuvenation. The Balinese Spa Seasonal Pop-Up will offer treatments like Kundalini back massage, traditional Balinese massage, and Batu Kali riverstone bathing rituals (among others) … that’ll allow you to experience the magic of Bali without having to leave Joburg. Sheer bliss! Treatments range between R1600 and R2400. May, 1 – June, 1. The Four Seasons Spa Westcliff. Details: www.fourseasons.com
The creators of UCOOK have collaborated with one of South Africa’s top chefs, Liam Tomlin (of Cape Town’s Chef’s Warehouse and Thali), as well as Warwick Wines, to create a Mothers’ Day Feast that can be whipped up and enjoyed in the comfort of your own home. The spectacular three-course meal is simple and flavoursome, and draws on inspiration from Tomlin’s renowned tasting menus. For starters, you can choose between raclette with a selection of charcuterie; sweet corn and basil soup; or miso salmon with pickled cucumber. For mains you have a choice between mushroom risotto; roast chicken and potatoes; or seared lamb rump steak served with a mango, tomato and cashew nut couscous … our mouths are watering at the mere thought! The finishing touch to the feast is a lemon posset and berry coulis. And let’s not forget to mention the selection of Warwick wines that’ll accompany the meal. We honestly can’t think of a better way to spoil your mom! R315. Place your orders before May, 3. Details: www.ucook.co.za
A great way to enjoy the outdoors on a lazy Sunday afternoon, without having to venture outside Jozi, is at Winehouse’s Sunday Jazz Lunch. You can expect fantastic live music, a mouth-watering three-course meal and a selection of fantastic wines. R450. May, 6. 10 Bompas Road, Dunkeld West, Johannesburg. Details: www. tenbompas-restaurant.co.za
Spoil your mom at one of Jozi’s top-rated restaurants this Mothers’ Day … the über-cosy, family-friendly, Clico Restaurant, set beneath towering jacaranda trees. Not only is the setting magnificent, you can rest assured that the three-course meal will follow suit. R550. May, 13. 27 Sturdee Ave, Rosebank. Details: www.clico.co.za
If you’re in the mood for a laugh a minute then we highly recommend heading to Montecasino to watch double Emmy-nominated ventriloquist, Conrad Koch in action. With his selection of hilarious characters, funny observations, world-class entertainment and excellent audience interaction, you sure won’t want to miss his latest show, Puppet Guy. Tickets from R130. April, 25 – May, 27. The Pieter Toerien Theatre, 1 Montecasino Blvd. Details: www.computicket.com
Who doesn’t love a little Mexican fiesta? Well, at Festival Del Mexico you can expect bucket-loads of tequila, more than 20 Mexican-themed food trucks and Africa’s largest tequila toast … cheers to that! With artists like Gangs of Ballet and Desmond and the Tutus you’re sure to sway the day away. Take along your amigos, you’re sure to have tons of fun … and some great Instagram-worthy photo opportunities! Tickets from R80. May 26. Montecasino Blvd, Sandton. Details: www.connect.nutickets.co.za