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From the Editor Whether you’re a weekend warrior with a lust for adventure or a stressed exec looking for a relaxing lunch in the sun, you’ll find inspiration on our pages. Take a look at our special offers for a spur of the moment indulgence, or browse through our regular categories and add a few new favourites to your list of frequent haunts. For Advertising and General Enquiries Contact: Johannesburg Office: Tyrone: 072 5522 819 E-mail: tyrone@theweekend.co.za KZN Office: Debbie Tel: 032 525 4002 Cell: 084 577 1195 E-mail: info@theweekend.co.za While every care and effort have been taken in compiling accurate information, the publishers, its assigns, employees & heirs cannot be held responsible for any omissions or errors. Any reproduction or illustration complied in this issue for further use must receive permission in writing from the publishers.

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More Design Inspiration – Grand Designs Live 2013 Get ready to be inspired to turn your house into an impressive home once again! SA’s most fabulous home and garden show, Grand Designs Live, will be bringing you more design inspiration from the 24th to the 26th of May 2013 at the Coca Cola Dome in Johannesburg. Grand Designs Live promises exciting, innovative ideas for every single room in your home as well as the garden too. Guests are invited to enter a world filled with possibilities for transforming their house into the home of their dreams. With sections featuring kitchens and bathrooms, interiors, gardens, DIY and more – everything imaginable will be available under one roof.

What to look forward too: • Celebrity Experts including: Tanya Visser, Juliet Newell, Sharon Glass and Sureshnie Rider as well as experts Steven Black, cake genie Deon Swarts, Jill Manson and top blogger Vicki Sleet for the most topical trend advice. • Easylife Kitchens CHEFS THEATRE AND HANDS ON WORKSHOP in association with Food & Home Entertaining, The South African Chefs Association and Whirlpool with top culinary chefs sharing their latest food tips including Reuben Riffel, Andrew Aktkinson (MasterChef SA judge), Jodi-Ann Pearton to mention a few • The Garden Theatre in association with Abacus Gardens and The Gardener/Die Tuinier

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• Garden and Home Fantasy Woodland designed by leading garden designer Jan Blok and featuring whimsical décor and gardening elements, it represents fun ideas in garden design and celebrates the return of colour and pattern. • The Craft Beer Garden: Brand new to this year is the Craft Beer Garden supported by Mitchells Brewery and Brewers in Union. This German type beer garden will serve beers on tap at Grand Designs Live – a first for us! • The Floral Design Competition, which is a first for Grand Designs Live. This competition appeals to all amateur floral designers who will have the chance to work with top floral designer, Jill Manson! See designers work their Magic on The Garden Theatre throughout the show. • Angie Hudson Design’s 50 Shades of Grey feature at Grand Designs Live! • ABB Interactive Robots: Don’t miss the greatest technology ever to be showcased at Grand Designs Live with ABB and their interactive robots! See one of the robots making you your very own delicious icecream and the other sculpt like a professional! • 6TH SENSE BISTRO, sponsored by Whirlpool: The 6th Sense Bistro, will bring you a culinary delight with delicious meals throughout the show. Be wine and dined at a Grand restaurant! • The junk Café designed by Aidan Bennetts and built by Cape Wood Projects: In Africa, necessity is truly the mother of invention. Old tyres are turned into play toys, buckets and crates are made into stools, we turn one man’s junk into another man’s treasure. TM

The Grand Designs Live Home and Garden show 2013 will definitely be one to experience. Tickets cost R85 for adults with children under 12 attending for free, making the Grand Designs Live Home and Garden show one that the whole family can enjoy. For ticket bookings or more information, visit www.granddesignslive.co.za: Tel: +27 11 835 1565

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The Michelangelo Hotel - Where the World Meets and Plays The splendour of the Renaissance architecture at the heart of the rapidly growing Sandton CBD will leave a lasting impression from the moment you arrive. Located on Nelson Mandela Square, ‘Africa’s Business and Lifestyle Capital’, The Michelangelo is the very essence of status and success. The Michelangelo offers world-class facilities in a stylish and elegant setting with easy access to Africa’s finest shops, restaurants, cinemas and theatres. The Michelangelo is a proud member of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’. • 242 en-suite rooms and suites (2 wheelchair accessible rooms) • Residents lounge with shower and change room facilities for early arrivals and late departures • Piccolo Mondo restaurant • Cocktail bar & lounge • 24 hour room service • Conference facilities for up to 160 delegates • DStv • Business centre • Complimentary internet access • Health & fitness centre • Sauna, steam room and jacuzzi • Indoor heated swimming pool • Digital safes in all rooms • Michelangelo spa • Valet service •Access to Nelson Mandela Square & Sandton City • Medical service on call • Foreign exchange • Adjacent to Gautrain Station • Baby sitting service • High Tea daily

well as the wider Gauteng area. Gauteng: Although it is the smallest of South Africa’s nine provinces, Gauteng is the commercial and industrial powerhouse of the country and indeed of southern Africa. It is a cosmopolitan, multicultural mix of people from all walks of life, from all corners of the world. Gauteng’s main attraction is big business, but there is so much more ... museums, galleries and historical battlefields. Gauteng is also an entertainment playground offering world-class restaurants, taverns, shopping malls and music venues. Gauteng encompasses Johannesburg, the East and West Rand. Sandton Central is a City Improvement District that operates within the boundaries of Sandton Drive, Katherine Street into Rivonia Road and Grayston Drive. It is within this district, that you will be hosted by the “Men in Red”, who ensure the streets you walk are always clean and safe, and that a helping hand is never far away. The area boasts four world-class shopping centers, with over 450 shops, which means there is no shortage of places to indulge in hours of retail therapy. The assortment of over 90 restaurants, bars and cafés in Sandton Central means that day or night one will never be short of options to whet one’s appetite. Johannesburg TM is an African city of note. It is characterised by contradiction and an apparent seamless combination of irreconcilable differences. The largest city in South Africa, Johannesburg is also the wealthiest and, without doubt, the economic powerhouse of Africa.

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Phone: + 27 (0) 11 282 7000 Fax: + 27 (0) 11 282 7171 Email: michelangelo@legacyhotels.com Address: 135 West St, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandown, 2146


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skills to a select few including Olympic and Commonwealth Games champion Chad Le Clos, Durban’s very own sweet-talking DJ Fresh and stunning actress Hayley Owen.

The Stig hits Durban’s streets ahead of this year’s Top Gear Festival Top Gear’s mystery racing driver, The Stig, was caught checking out Durban’s roads and the Moses Mabhida Stadium, which will host the festival’s famed stadium show next month, as he tested the route for this year’s new look street circuit today. The Stig pushed a BMW M6 and Birkin 7 to their limits in the grounds of the iconic stadium demonstrating his legendary driving

DJ Fresh was one of the first in the passenger seat. When asked what his experience had been like, he exclaimed: ”That was incredible!” he went on to say, “ It was too short – but Flip – he knows what he’s doing – he is a professional there’s no doubt about that! You feel safe – your safety is never in question. He doesn’t talk or shake hands – all I got out of him was a nod (not sure how I will get that to translate on my radio show!)”. Over 67,000 petrolheads watched The Stig set unprecedented times in several supercars including a Lamborghini Aventadour and McLaren MP4/12 last June. This year The Stig will tackle the longer, more challenging course in some of the world’s fastest track cars as well as joining Top Gear Presenters Jeremy Clarkson,

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kar rally car and with local favourites, F1 master Sasha Martinego and Rally Driver, Gugu Zulu hosting proceedings down on the circuit it’s bound to be one of the highlights of the event.

James May and Richard Hammond for their live show. Further street circuit highlights include two-time Formula 1 champion, Mika Hakkinen, the Franschhoek Motor Museum 90th Le Mans Tribute along with some very special “Grudge Matches” - sure to have spectators on the edge of their seats. Also, for the first time ever at Top Gear Festival, SA’s very own Geniel de Villiers will showcase his Red Bull Toyota Da-

The Top Gear Festival will take place from June 15-16, 2013 at Durban’s Moses Mabhida Stadium. Tickets are on sale now and range from the Basic Ticket at R250 to R2 100 for an Ultimate Package. For more information on ticket prices or to book, visit www.topgearfestival.co.za. For travelling Top Gear enthusiasts and guests, there is a full range of travel packages, from self-drive packages and luxury coach packages to flight packages, which include travel, and accommodation on a B&B basis in a Tsogo Sun 3 star or 4 star Hotel. For more information on packages, visit www.topgearfestival.co.za

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