In addition, celebrations were in order as I passed the CFA exam that I wrote earlier this year 🙂
After sitting in traffic on 7th Avenue, I eventually arrived around 6pm and did some shopping before dinner, which was at 7. It was great because when I go to Parkhurst, I usually have a meal and leave. I don’t often spend time browsing the stores, and there are such cool shops there! Alot of it is home decor stuff, and while some of it is expensive, there are some stores that have really affordable and unique stock. I spent alot of time in Santos and bought myself a tea box (which I’ve been looking for forever), as well as an olive oil and vinegar dispenser.
|Oil and vinegar dispenser|
|My tea box|
|A random decor store- love
The street had such an awesome vibe, think gluwein and cinnamon roasted chestnuts for sale on the pavement, tons of people warking around, Christmas decorations… I honestly felt like I was in Germany during December!
Finally, after all that nibbling it was time to EAT. I googled Possum’s before we went, and found this (alarming) review on Joburg’s Darling, where people were complaining about the owner being drunk and hurling verbal abuse at patrons. Then, I heard from other people how delicious the food was, so I decided to try it out for myself.
Once we arrived, I asked the waiter if we could take some photos. He agreed and I took the below snaps:
Now, the last thing I want to do is vent on the eve of a long weekend, BUT…
After she left, I felt a bit unsettled and husband (who had been silent throughout the confrontation, leaving me to fend for myself), demanded that we leave. His argument was that we are paying a helluva lot to eat there (Possums is not cheap by any means) and we should spend our money elsewhere.
So, off we went, to a little known pasta place in Illovo that wasn’t anything special and isn’t really worth me writing about..
Needless to say, I doubt I’ll ever get to experience the supposed good food at Possum’s, but somehow I don’t think I’m missing out.
In other news, I’m off to CT tomorrow till Sunday. I’ll be staying at the glorious One & Only at the V&A waterfront, as well as at Majeka house in Stellies. I’m most excited about the fooood. I’m going to be eating at Reubens, Nobu, The Test Kitchen AND Terroir.
So I guess we can safely predict what next week’s posts will be about 😉
Till then, have a fab weekend, hope it’s a long one for most of you!