As Seen In… The New York Times

January 23, 2014 10:56 am

‘Twas a most festive week in South Afrikhan-land: double birthdays! Tuesday marked The Husband’s birthday, glaucoma and we celebrated in style at the amazing Bombay Brasserie at the posh Taj Cape Town.

The chocolate cake was TO. Die. For.

This weekend, illness we headed to Joburg for a wedding. I read jummah prayers at the beautiful Houghton mosque.

It was a hectic weekend filled with friends and family, stuff but I managed to squeeze in a fair bit of sightseeing, starting with sunset at the famed Soweto township’s lively Vilakazi Street, where Nelson Mandela once lived…

To the Jozi edition of the weekly Neighbourgoods Market

To the Apartheid Museum

To roaming around the city streets with the local set.

Unfortunately, MY birthday was spent at a wedding, where I was definitely not the center of attention. But it’s OK, because the wedding venue at Johannesburg City Hall was gorgeous!

Here’s the gorgeous couple having a photo shoot in downtown Joburg – daring!

But here’s the best part of my entire week: it’s weird enough that my baby sister and I have the same birthday. But this year, we became a triple threat: my brand-new niece was also born on the same date — we Khan girls officially own January 11! Happy birthday to the whole lot of us.

 
Something I noticed quickly after moving to Cape Town is that a whole host of creative entrepreneurs have taken to opening all sorts businesses with random components: a motorcycle shop/café, stuff
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or a laundry-slash-restaurant, discount and even a beauty salon-art gallery combo. I reported on this interesting trend in the New York Times this weekend — read it here!

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