Though it might sounds like some slogan of a motivational self help guide, 'owning your perfect weekend, your way' is definitely something you need to do for yourself. Not for Insta likes or views.

Weekends are whatever we make them, and whether that means partying up a storm or vegging in your pjs all of Saturday (or the entire weekend) watching Netflix/Showmax and eating popcorn (pizza), then that's your prerogative. 

Here are a few cool things to consider this weekend (also known as PAYDAY! weekend):


The Swan Cafe recently opened in the Mother City, as the first authentic Parisian crêperie. YUM! Go here for a brekkie that is sweet and comforting. 

Plus it's just so PRETTY!

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Go get yourself one of those cool clear raincoats from Zara. Cape Town local Nadia Jaftha has one, and it's fly as hell. 

I wear my heart on my.... ....sleeve ♥?

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Nice hey? They're great because everyone including you still get to see and enjoy your look.


Try the winter menu at ON19 set in the Westin. The views babe, are lit. 2014 winner of Ultimate Braai Master, Stephen Mandes is the head chef and his lime and chenin blanc or coffee and pinotage curated menus for the months of May and June a must try.  


KZN cool girl Keesha Moore, says "I'd recommend a drive out to the midlands. Besides the scenery, there are tons of other treats available there, like horse riding, canopy tours etc."  


"Lunch at Terbodore, which is this amazing restaurant and home to the famous Terbodore coffee roasters. You can cuddle up with their blankies, enjoy a lovely meal and the best coffee in KZN, check out where the coffee is roasted and buy some adorable merch," says Moore.  


Why not have a chilled brekkie at The Glenwood Bakery?

Who doesn't love a croissant? 

The look I give him when he asks for a bite of my croissant ??

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Shop! We are loving the new Sì by Giorgio Armani. Sì Passione EDP 50ml R1 520. I have really fallen for this scent as it's very elegant. The notes of jasmine really work for the eve or the day, as they're bold but still feel light enough to be versatile. 

Available at selected retailers - Edgars, Red Square, Foschini, Woolworths and Truworths stores. 


Go check out the Johannesburg Art Gallery with some friends - our editor Zanele is particularly smitten with the work of brilliant artist Athi-Patra Ruga. 

Go take a walk around 99 Juta. Its a new development by Consolidated Urban, Play Braamfontein and Dokter and Misses, that recently launched in Braamfontein  There are new pop ups happening all the time - go check it out. This one is happening tomorrow: 

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