One of the things I enjoy is to engage with young women. So, once a quarter, I host a "Girls Lunch with Dr Lulu". We sit, eat, talk, question, laugh, and share experiences about life in general.
December 02, 2017|The Marion On Nicol
Venue review by Andisiwe Nakani
The elegant Marion on Nicol
The Marion on Nicol truly is a piece of paradise located in Sandton, the financial and entertainment heartbeat of Southern Africa. In keeping with its locale, it embodies luxury, bliss and all things nice.
Driving into ‘The Marion on Nicol’ has that “out of town resort” feel to it. With no hassles and sufficient parking, you soon step out into a scenic field of serenity. The beautifully landscaped and manicured grounds lets you know that; here, you can breathe easy. The grand architecture of the hotel on its own is a piece of art that invites you in with its beautifully furnished interior. You step in and are ushered into a space that effortlessly flows into its garden exterior highlighting the tranquillity of the entire space. What a treat! That is a definite star.
Even the most beautiful spaces can be suffocating especially for a sit down session, not this space. The calm, neutral colour palette of the walls opens up the space, accentuating the easy flow between interior and exterior. The décor wraps you up in its eclectic and extravagant fabrics and unique pieces without being ostentatious. With its aristocratic and yet modern air, you definitely can breathe with ease. A super star for that.
With the fusion of African and French cuisine the menu is of an elite standard. The tastes are so rich, zesty, tangy and absolutely divine. They will leave your taste buds dancing for a little bit more. The entire menu is peppered with mouth-watering delicacies. I loved the portions, oversized portions can easily spoil a good appetite. Another star.
One can dine well, finely and in splendour yet it all comes to naught without warm and attentive service. For me, this was the cherry on top for the space and entire experience. A well-deserved star for the ladies and gentlemen who were our hosts.
Besides the occasional fear that one may tip into the water, what better way to wrap up a beautiful day filled with new insights and rejuvenation of the spirit, than sundowners and dessert by the poolside? The perfect ‘au revoir’ to old and new friends alike, and that star brings ‘The Marion on Nicol’ up to 5/5.