• In 2013, the United Nations declared the 20th of March International Day of Happiness. Numerous studies have shown that happiness is a vital human necessity, one that allows us to live with joy, contentment and satisfaction.

    Happiness is beneficial to our health, it improves social skills and makes us more productive. Courvoisier, the World’s most-awarded cognac, has a long legacy of celebrating joie de vivre, the joy of living, in recognition of this essential factor of well-being.

    According to the World Happiness Report for 2022, South Africa ranks 91/146 countries. The most remarkable change was noted during COVID-19 with the global upsurge in benevolence.

    Adding a more meaningful approach to happiness and interest in subjective well-being has risen sharply; this was measured by the frequency of “happy” words in books in multiple global languages, the scale of published research, and by the number of government measurement initiatives. It seems that we are all more aware of the importance and value of joy and happiness in our daily lives.

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    Silindile Seape – Courvoisier Brand Manager, “Courvoisier is about celebrating joie de vivre, the joy of living. It’s about appreciating the beautiful moments – a gorgeous sunset, spending time with friends in a stunning environment, appreciating wonderful music, enjoying exquisite food paired with appetizing cocktails,” she says.

    Seape recommends finding joy and happiness not only on International Day of Happiness, but on every other day. Below are three locales for enjoying Courvoisier on International Day of Happiness.

    Neat, on the rocks or as a cocktail, have it anyway that makes you happy.


    Chinchilla, Cape Town

    Ranked by Time Out Chicago in the Top 5 of the Top 25 Best Rooftop Bars in the World list, Chinchilla is the perfect rooftop café and bar that oozes the Cape Town lifestyle. The café overlooks the Camps Bay beachfront and the deep blue expanse of the Atlantic Ocean.

    Address: The Promenade, Victoria Rd Shop 120, Second Floor, Camps Bay, Cape Town, 8005


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    Marble Restaurant, Johannesburg

    Situated in Keyes Art Mile, the growing art and food hub of Rosebank, Marble combines the open fire trend, with a pinch of true South African flair. The restaurant embraces the ritual of cooking on wood fires and gathering with friends.

    READ MORE: Marble’s long-awaited journey to Cape Town

    Address: Trumpet on Keyes Corner 19 Keyes and, Jellicoe Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg, 2196


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    Eden Garden, Durban

    Nestled between Umgeni Rd and Stamford Hill, EDEN is the perfect place for a glamorous brunch or dinner. The relaxing oasis offers a green interior and amazing views. The luxurious space, exciting cocktails and delicious food attract a fashionable crowd.

    READ MORE: Champagne gardens in South Africa unearthed this summer

    Address: 17 Harvey Rd, Greyville, Berea, 4001


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