April 18, 2019

Latest:

Institute of Landscape Architecture Malaysia (ILAM), Regulates the profession of landscape architects -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

JOBURG CITY’S SIGNATURE PROJECT, JABULANI NODE, COMES ALIVE -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

City calls on residents and professionals to assist with new local development plans for Cape Town -

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Moshe Safdie Designs Singapore’s Jewel Changi Airport As a Destination Garden -

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

It’s That Time of Year Again & SANBI are Ready to Wow! -

Friday, April 12, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road -

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

City completes an array of park and facility upgrade projects -

Sunday, April 7, 2019

POLYPHAGOUS SHOT HOLE BORER- PSBH.CO.ZA -

Friday, March 29, 2019

Conservation AT Work -

Friday, March 29, 2019

2019 Corobrik-ILASA Awards of Excellence -

Friday, March 29, 2019

South Africa’s First Plastic Road! -

Friday, March 22, 2019

John Deere Power Products celebrates milestone machine -

Friday, March 22, 2019

Jacobsen supports student from South Africa to Staffordshire -

Friday, March 22, 2019

City springs into action to clean and mow parks -

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Walkway project underway at Homestead -

Friday, March 15, 2019

City receives R50 million to create 1 300 green jobs -

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Public Arts Commission ups funding for Merschel Plaza sculpture -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Comment on the Cape Town Draft Water Strategy – 08 March 2019 -

Friday, March 8, 2019

Corobrik playing its part in looking after the planet -

Friday, March 8, 2019

The Nature of Cities Summit -

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

The Hottest New Spot on Florida Road

Durban – The latest offering on Durban’s famous party street Florida Road opens over the Easter weekend. Florida Fields, at 295 Florida Road,  was formerly a parking lot, but is now a luscious garden offering shaded walkways, water features, a selection of South African art and delicious food and drink retailers.

The project is Urban Lime Properties latest foray into relaunching the famous street after the Haçienda at 281 Florida Road in 2017 and the Florida Exchange at 223-233 Florida Road last year.

Jonny Friedman of Urban Lime said: “Florida Fields is the culmination of two years of planning and is an important part of our wider plan to transform Florida Road into the most exciting, vibrant and diverse high street in the country.”

Florida Fields features an assortment of eateries, bars, retail and coffee shops set in beautiful gardens. Jack Salmon is the anchor restaurant in the listed heritage villa Atherton (built in 1904) at the centre of the gardens. There’s also House of Bravo, a no-waste organic grocer, Flamin’ Wok Asian offering wok noodle and rice dishes, Bird & Co chicken rotisserie, Paul’s Ice Cream bringing a taste of Jozi to Durban, Juice Farmacy, Barn Owl Coffee, Two & a Half Men for bunny chows, Glam Wich gourmet sandwiches and Bohemian Beach Bumz which offer cannabis infused food and drink. Stepping Stones Studio and San Marco Hair, one of Durban’s best loved hairdressers, make up the retail side.

Exterior décor, landscaping and architecture was by Robert Sherwood Design, a Cape Town and Durban based practice with over 30 years’ experience in local and international projects. The main contractors were master builders MRC Group.

Florida Fields opens to the public on Saturday April 20 with an Easter Egg Hunt for children under 12, which is free and starts at 10am. Parents can have a relaxed coffee while the children are entertained.

On April 21 sees the start of a series of Sunday gatherings aptly named As The Sun Goes Down hosted by local personality George Mthembu (formerly of Spiga d’Oro) and Durban born DJ and international model Tamara Chetty offering chilled Latin style-tunes that stretch into long, lazy Sunday evenings until 8pm. Opening each Sunday from 2pm, the event is family friendly and offers a relaxed environment to enjoy late Sunday- lunches, ice-creams, coffees, bubbles and cocktails.

Chetty said this was a game-changer for Durban. “The ‘sleeping Miami’ of South Africa is crying out for chic, chilled afternoon vibes. I’m thrilled to be part of this sea-change in my beloved home-town, playing the music that I love.”

Mthembu was excited to be back on Florida Road. “I’ve always loved the mix and diversity of locals and visitors, and our laid-back vibe means you always go home with new friends. As The Sun Goes Down is free to everyone – a weekly Sunday celebration of everything Durban. A very warm welcome awaits Florida Fields visitors, friends and families, young, old and everything in between.”

Written by Frank Chemaly for IOL News. For the original click here

Leave A Comment