I’ve always been bold when it comes to introducing moments of my life as princess diaries, so it isn’t a surprise I’d stumble upon a place such as this. I still consider myself a Durbanite and am really enjoying finding new jewels in the city of Johannesburg , one being Katy’s Palace Bar.

The power of social media to connect us to people and spaces we relate to is quite appreciated. S/O to Astoldbytiffany.com for putting me on. Check out her  blog post to discover another side to the Kramerville jewel, the beautiful Restuarant and what’s on the menu. From breakfast, sides to wines… there’s something for everyone.

Upon entry, I was more than anything impressed by the uniqueness of the venue. You instantly feel captured by another world the moment you set foot into this palace. Palace Bar – Quite the interesting paradox huh? From the art gallery, through the hallways, right through to the restrooms, each room evokes different emotion as you walk about.

Not only does Katy’s Palace Bar work as the perfect venue hire, it also is highly accommodating in taking care of your transport needs via The Royal Tuk Tuk available for rentals.

Sir James Van Der Merwe situated right next to Katy’s is the perfect spot to unwind and have a few drinks after work with friends. The doors to Sir James are open to the public every Wednesday from 4pm, which means you get to watch the sun set as you sit back and unwind. By the by, it also works as a beautiful venue hire too. Over the weekend, I had such a great time at the Flying Fish Collective held at Sir James. It created the perfect ambiance of that life feeling as the new Flying Fish Lite gets introduced to the market at the Lite Brunch.

Don’t say I never put you on! I’ll be exploring and finding more spots in JHB. In case you missed my last exploration, click here.

Image Source:  Katy’s Palace Bar Website, Flying Fish SA, Zuki Kwata

What I wore:

When it comes to going out with friends for a few drinks I like to keep things simple, especially during the week after work. My outfit predominantly consists of the staple item I was wearing during the day ie Denims.  The denims I’m wearing are the Poppy Mid Rise Ankle Grazer from Forever New. I absolutely love the fit on my petite frame, and how it hugs my curves without any awkward sagging. What I then do after hours is change the top I’ve been wearing or I throw on a jacket as it gets chilly in the afternoons. As you can see, I simply switched into a black polo neck and threw on some tassels for a little extra detail.  I also always have to kick off the heels and slip on something a little more comfortable but still cute, which is why I chose these suede floral slip ons. The hat was also in the boot of the car, so I thought why not?!

For more information on Katy’s Palace Bar visit their website: http://katyspalacebar.co.za 

+27 72 607 4235

6 Desmond Street

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