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Tuesday, 29 September 2009


Tasha’s brings out the Sun

Monday, 28 September 2009

Tasha’s has become a well known, or should I say Jozi known, hot spot for the hungry and stylish. Just to tell someone that you are having lunch at Tasha’s brings a little envy out in the people around you.

Who really knows what attracts the locals to the white and porcelain chic that we all love in Tasha’s? It could be the perfect, clear and virtuous décor that is Tasha’s. Perhaps it is the idea of sitting on white couches and sipping champagne that attracts you? Or maybe it is the great service that is received at all four branches? Whatever the reason, my personal one is always and of course the delectable food that arrives in front of me, always delicious, always divine!

We went for breakfast to try out the new Tasha’s in the newly built Morningside centre. It was a cold morning, which worked to our advantage. Because of course, Tasha’s is always full, no one wanted to sit outside so we braved the cold and elected to sit outside rather than stand in the 10 deep cue.

Cappuccino’s and heaters were assigned and warmed us up right away. We ordered, a standard breakfast, a scrambled eggs with salmon and I ordered corn fritters with bacon, avo, baby tomatoes and rocket (oh yum!). As our food arrived typically, the sun came out! The fritters were unbelievable. I managed to polish them both off. Then after breakfast a shot of wheat grass and I was ready for my day. And what a perfect start.

I think I am going to have to test them all out again just to check for myself that the Tasha’s are really the same! To be continued...

PS. Try not go at peak times or at least go early, you will cue! (Even though it is worth it!)


Birdie Birdie Birdie!

In Johannesburg it is said to be Spring in September. However, in our vibrant and bustling city we skip Spring and go straight to Summer.
The sun is beaming, the blossoms and blooming and the birdies are tweeting!

I found these Birds on Lauren Alane’s website, I just love them! With the city behind them it just reminded me of home!

Happy Summer loves!

PS. Don’t forget the Sun Block!


Sharon Sampson

Friday, 18 September 2009

Born, raised and educated in Durban, South Africa.

She graduated in fine art and graphic design at Natal Technikon.

Employed in design studios and advertising agencies in Durban, Johannesburg and London.

Over a 15 year career in advertising and marketing, seven with international group McCann-Erickson: conceptualizes and directs over 150 still photographic shoots and television commercials; wins awards in both print and television, locally and internationally including ‘Creativity’ in New York.

She has exhibited in group exhibitions in Pretoria and Johannesburg. Her most recent was “Printed” in May 2009 at the David Brown Fine Art Gallery in Rosebank.

She lives in Johannesburg with her husband and two daughters.

PS. Click here to visit and purchase art at African Art Now
or email her at sharonsampson@ibsa.co.za


Guacamole... mmmm spicy!

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

I just love guacamole!

Apart from being the healthier option to chip dip its also ridiculously easy and super tasty. Especially when avocados are in abundance.

This is a cheap and versatile dish that can be server on burgers, with chips at a party or with Crudités for a healthy snack.

When I saw this recipe on one of my favourite sites, www.showmenow.com I had to share it with you.
(click in picture to enlarge)

Don’t forget Avo doesn’t last too long after you cut it open so be sure to make it just before you serve. And if you like it spicy and with a bit for a kick you can add a little chilli or Tabasco to taste!


PS. Make a double portion of whatever amount you planned to make for parties, it seems to be a firm favourite and disappears quickly!



Tuesday, 8 September 2009
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