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Weekend with Anthea Poulos

Anthea Poulos

My perfect weekend is hard to define because so often it's a mix between work and time off and to be honest I love it this way. At The Bread, we do a lot of content creation work and sometimes the best time to shoot is weekends, so now and then I get to spend my time in places I've never been before, like material shops on Market Street.


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The city has a really great energy on the weekend. There's a guy who sells fresh fruit; he keeps it cold by spraying water on it from a plastic coke bottle that’s been punctured so it showers the fruit when he presses it. It's people; places & moments like that that make me fall in love with my city all over again.

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Those who know me know I love shopping, mostly for sneakers and accessories so weekends are often spent trawling malls and strips in search of the next best. My friends from Punk & Ivy have a beautiful 'motique', a boutique inside a truck, which cruises around on the weekends from place to place. I like to find out where they are and spend some time with them while they're at work. It’s a good time to catch up.

Weekend treats definitely include a burger from BGR with the works and extra hot sauce, these guys have the best burger I've had anywhere in South Africa by far. If I've got a little more time to myself then a long lunch with friends is definitely the order of the day on Saturday. The Leopard not only has my favourite food in Joburg but makes the best vodka Martini in town! Saturday night usually ends in Braamfontein at The Great Dane, it's guaranteed fun. If I'm not there I’m at home watching series.


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The Bread

73 Juta St. Braamfontein, Johannesburg

082 566 4176


Punk & Ivy Motique

Various Johannesburg lifestyle markets

084 7402 418



172 Jan Smuts Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg

072 368 2695


The Leopard

63 4th Ave, Johannesburg

011 482 9356


The Great Dane

5 De Beer St, Johannesburg

011 403 1136