The 3 Idyllic Spots Suitable to Celebrate International Day of Happiness

by | Mar 19, 2023 | Recipes, Travel

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 the number of government measurement initiatives. We seem to be more aware of the importance and value of joy and happiness in our daily lives.

“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,” Silindile Seape, Courvoisier Brand Manager. 

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 the International Day of Happiness. Neat, on the rocks or as a cocktail, have it any way that makes you happy.

READ MORE: 5 Ways To Keep Calm When Life Gets Hectic

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

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.

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

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.

Address: 17 Harvey Rd, Greyville, Berea, 4001

The Perfect International Day of Happiness Cocktails Recipes

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We Found Joy


  • 50 ml Courvoisier VSOP
  • 15 ml Falernum Liqueur
  • 15 ml Monín Hibiscus Syrup
  • A dash of fresh lemon juice optional
  • Ginger Beer


  • Add all ingredients, except the ginger beer, to a cocktail shaker with cubed ice.
  • Shake hard for 10 sec.
  • Strain the liquid into a glass over cubed ice and top off with ginger beer.
  • Garnish with citrus or edible flowers and enjoy!

The Gala


  • 50 ml Courvoisier VS or VSOP
  • 50 ml Grapefruit Juice
  • Top off with Indian Tonic Water
  • Alternatively, replace Grapefruit Juice and the tonic with your favourite citrus-flavoured tonic.


  • Build all ingredients over ice and garnish with citrus.

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