Super 6

7 Daily Rituals all Expats should have

7 Daily Rituals all Expats should have

Athletes have set routines to get them in the right frame of mind for success. The rest of us don't really think about our daily habits - until they drastically change! 

How has your daily routine changed since moving abroad? Are you doing these 7 things to ensure you are at the top of your game.

SUPER 6 Road Tripping Essentials

Planning a successful road trip takes effort. No matter how hard you plan, having the right gear along for the ride makes all the difference.

These road trip essentials will make adventuring feel effortless!

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Audio Book

Our Favourites are The Harry Potter series and Anne of Green Gables and Bill Bill Bryson's books.

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Playlist

A whopping playlist will make the time fly!

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Games

Uno, Boggle and I Spy are great car games!

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Healthy snacks

Healthy snacks will keep you focused on the road!

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Wet wipes

To cool your face or wipe your sticky hands.

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Road assistance

Just in case something happens.

Making your House a Home, wherever you are in the world

Moving house is part of expat life, whether its to move abroad, or because your landlord decides to sell. No matter how many times we do it, the chances are there will be some tears, and a lot of stress. But once you are all in - here's our top tips on creating your home. 

Creating your Home, moving to South Africa

 

1.    Memories are important, the physical objects not so much. 

There are a few items we will always pack with us where ever we move. Our dinning room table is the most important. This is where we have had our most precious family time, when we are sat around together, thats home for us.   

Maybe you love your gardening tools, or your kids boots and umbrellas, make a feature of them, by adding a beautiful coat rack or hat stand in your entrance, so the whole family see them whenever they come in.  

- What objects do you have that bring this same sense of home? Maybe is a cuckoo clock, particular children’s books?  

    2.    Display your Memories, asap

You will be amazed how quickly a building becomes yours once your artwork, and photo’s are on the walls. Get them up asap, you can always move them around later.   

    3.    Re-create your routines / habits 

If you have your medicine’s in the same cupboard as your linen, and lightbulbs then recreate that in your new home. Try to keep similar things together, if you don’t have a shoe cupboard now, then make a similar cupboard in another room, containing the same items that used to be in your hallway.  

If you are always loosing your keys and wallet, create a space for them as soon as you come through the door, a tray or small box works perfectly.  

    4.    Get Inspired, search on Instagram, Pinterest, magazines, hotels, lodges.......

Get inspired by the local design and architecture. There are so many beautiful images online now, you can see how to make the best of your new home. For example in South Africa, you will spend most of your time outside and entertaining, so you will want to have nice patio furniture, whereas if you are living in Tokyo, you will want clever storage solutions.  

    5.    Go "local" 

Whilst I am a big fan of decluttering, buying a local piece of art, or homeware is such a lovely way to remind you of your previous homes and experiences.  I still spend hours wondering through antique shops and interior design outlets, learning about particular features of african design.   


    6.    Buy flowers

A bunch of fresh flowers, whether picked from the garden or brought from the florist just brings a smile to my face every time.    

 

For more inspiration and to be connected to our team of Interior Designers to come give you advice at your home. Hire your own Personal Assistant who can arrange a recommended Interior Designer to come to your home and access our discounts with a range of local suppliers.

  
 

YOUR favourite spots in Jozi

Our August monthly question was: What is your favourite spot in Johannesburg? Thank you to everyone who participated! These are YOUR favourite spots in Jozi!

Pack a picnic basket with tasty goodies and some good wine and head to Lucky Avenue in Northcliff. The view at sunset will

On the 9th floor of the Holiday Inn Sandton, the Skye Bar is one of the best spots in Sandton for unforgettable panoramic views of Johannesburg.

Prawns at Parreirinher

 

In South Joburg, ties hanging from the ceiling give added character to this old family favourite institution. Try the prawn cakes - they are out of this world!  

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Monroe Drive, Houghton

Taking a drive long this road during Spring is exquisite! Definitely a must!

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Rosebank Road

A beautifully tranquil tree tunnel road to drive along. 

A lovely family experience, with large jungle gyms and lots of space to kick a ball!

Want to discover more of Johannesburg - come join us on our next Hidden Joburg Experience - Click the image below for more information. 

Super 6 Transport Options in Jozi

Transport around JHB can be tricky, especially if you don't have a car. But there are affordable and reliable ways you can get around Jozi!

Perfect for in-city trips between places

Membership Service, you drive to an event and they will come drive you and your car home. 

Jozi's railway system linking JHB, PTA, Ekhurleni and OR Tambo

The best way to see Jozi

The quickest way to travel around Sandton

Fast, safe and affordable transport around the city centre

Your 6 Best Coffee Shops in Joburg as chosen by Jozi's Expats!