Decided to launch a career as an Instagrammer? When you join the fun at an #InstaMeet, you can get to know other Instagrammers who can share engaging content ideas and collaborate with you. The right contact can take your career to the next level, which is why you don’t want to miss out on any #InstaMeets happening in your hood.
But what would an #InstaMeet be without some Insta-worthy pics? Armed with the LG V40 ThinkQ™, a hot new phablet, you can take tons of pics that can be shared all over the ‘gram. The device has five cameras and a 90°-wide angle lens that makes it possible to take killer group shots. As if that wasn’t awesome enough, the three rear cameras allow you to capture three different photos– standard, telephoto zoom, and super wide-angle, with the same click.
Now that you know which device you shouldn’t go to an #InstaMeet without, the big question is: what’s a cool hangout spot for an #InstaMeet? Well, it’s a given that you need to gather at a place with an abundance of photo opps, and the buzzing city of Jozi is packed with locations to choose from, like the five below.
1. Fox Precinct
Situated under the M1, this zone was one of the first mining camps during Joburg’s goldrush in the 1880s. It’s now been transformed into a vibrant cultural hub filled with the most Instagrammable meals, drinks and art. Housing Fox Junction Event Venue, Good Luck Bar, Mad Giant Brewery, Urbanologi, Ginologist, Little Fox Cocktail Bar and Just Teddy Bakery, are amongst the venues that you can meet at.
2. Victoria Yards
You can create a load of shareable content when you show up at First Sundays of the month, at Victoria Yards. Pick up some fish and chips or a cold craft beer and roam through the artisan studios, vegetable gardens and art galleries, while checking out the unusual but striking architecture.
3. Derrick Avenue
Get a refreshing dose of Asian culture in Africa by making your way to Derrick Avenue in Cyrildene, where everything from the newspapers to the street posters are in Chinese. Veggies that you’re unlikely to find in your local supermarket will be on show, and the Chinese New Year is celebrated every February with activities like lion dancing and devouring irresistible foods in the streets.
Braam is the place to be, with countless hotspots to snap a pic for your Insta feed. Pop in at 99 Juta, where you’ll be amazed by the unique local designs, and don’t miss out on Sunday Edition, going down once a month at the bustling Neighbourgoods Market. Grab a few vintage pieces for your wardrobe and jam to electrifying beats while sipping on a sparkling cocktail.
5. Melrose Arch
If you’re after a luxe experience, there could be no better location than Melrose Arch. Admire the supercars showcased at Daytona before indulging in desserts at chic patisserie, Paul. Alternatively, enjoy a glass of whisky at Churchill’s or head to African Pride Melrose Arch, where you can dip your feet in the pool at the hotel bar.