For a while I’d been hearing about this rooftop beach spot in Braamfontein that Grolsch had been using to host Saturday afternoon shindigs. So I finally went last month to check it out. Was surprised that it was actually called “The Beach” – even though I’d seen pictures with barefoot people chilling on beach sand under large umbrella’s – I guess I just imagined those people had appropriated a name themselves. Anyway, going up the steps to the second floor, which is coincidentally the roof I didn’t really know what to expect. And there it was. This quaint little rooftop, with a small Grolsch bar, dabber barmen, beach sand, beach chairs, cushions, big umbrella’s, a DJ stand with decks and all. I’m told the venue is accessible by invite only and takes up to about 30 – 50 people, which makes it quite nice for relaxation, conversation and pretending Jozi has a beach. The views on one side offer a peak from above of the buzzing Juta Street and surrounds, on the other side a beautiful view of iconic Mandela Bridge and Johannesburg CBD. It’s really quite beautiful and refreshing. Waiting for it open again for the new year.

The Beach

The Beach

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So quaint and wonderful

So quaint and wonderful

Ran into awesome Sizwe

Ran into awesome Sizwe

Miss Sunshine and Fred

Miss Sunshine and Fred

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Lovebirds!

Lovebirds!

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Love this picture

Love this picture

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Rose and Lerato

Rose and Lerato

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after the rain...

after the rain…

Miss Boogy Maboi on her birthday

Miss Boogy Maboi on her birthday

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My camera does panomaric prettyness

My camera does panomaric prettyness

 


…at the Braamfontein store opening event – #PumaDigsEgoli

I remember this night concluding at Kitcheners, at about 4am. SMH

 


Last week (or the week before) made my way to the new favourite after dark spot in Braamfontein, Great Dane, two nights in a row. On both nights, album launches were the buzz and brought all the cool kids to the 5cent coin floored yard.

Wednesday – Bhubessi’s “Member’s only”  mixtape launch. With Siya as MC. Muptee and Boyz in Bucks joined the young Lion on stage.

Thursday – Zaki Ibrahims’s “Every Opposite” album launch. I missed that actual launch due and arrived shortly after to only praise and love for the lovely Zaki. I definitely want the album.

Images sources:
connervarinblog.com
cuss.co.za
Miss Bianca Miles

Weds: I have a thing for lollipops when I don’t feel like drinking

Two of my favourite fashion bloggers – Thithi and Milli

Thurs: Me and childhood friend Nandi (www.mamakashaka.blogspot.com)

I don’t know.