What to do, see, learn and celebrate this month.
Story time Outside of the sheer joy that it brings, reading actually makes us smarter. So immerse yourself and your little ones in the magical world of literature at the first ever South African Children Book Fair. From 15-18 June, the Birchwood Hotel will be the perfect place to set imaginations free, with interactive workshops, storytelling and exciting launches. Tickets are R20-R50; book yours at webtickets.co.za. The good life After three years of running in the Cape Winelands, the luxe Le Kap Lifestyle Fair is making its Gauteng debut. On the agenda: food, wine, couture, cars and fabulousness. So dress to the max and head for Steyn City Country Club on 10 June. Tickets start at R450. For more info, visit lekaplifestylefair.com.
Star quality The staggeringly talented Jonathan Roxmouth has starred in The Phantom of the Opera and West Side Story among others, so don’t miss Jonathan Roxmouth – The Musicals in Concert, complete with a 45-piece orchestra. And book fast, as there are only four shows. From 30 June-2 July at the Teatro at Montecasino. Tickets start at R150 via computicket.com.
Dig it Can’t tell your portobello from your porcini, your button from your morel? Us neither, which is why we’re delighted by the prospect of Delheim Wine Estate’s Mushroom Forage. These guided searches for wild mushrooms will teach participants to identify, correctly pick, and clean these prized and tasty delicacies. Tickets, at R695 per person, are limited, so book now and prepare for magic on 15, 16 or 30 June, or 1 July. Book via computicket.com. He’s the man! He was the first man in your life, he’s still one of the most important, and he surely deserves something special on Father’s Day. One great possibility for 18 June: the three-course celebration lunch at Nuy On the Hill restaurant. Well priced at R220 per person, the meal includes a complimentary mini bottle of Nuy Rooi Muscadel. To reserve a table, visit nuywinery.co.za.
High design The Guild Group’s exciting new enterprise, GUILD, opens at the V&A Waterfront Silo District this month. Created by the super talented Trevyn and Julian Mcgowan, the concept store will showcase sensational furniture, collectible art and outstanding craft. For info, visit theguildgroup.co.za.