{wine} Ben Wren Wine Co – because everybody CAN!

We’ve all seen wine-in-a-can advertised all over social media. But Ben Wren Wine is so much more than just a portable version of your favourite tipple. It’s a lifestyle, it’s a philosophy, it’s a statement – and it’s great for the environment, too! Why? Read on to find out… Introduction I was first introduced to…

{news} Brazilian national drink available in South Africa!

Brazil’s famous Cachaça Da Tulha native sugarcane spirit is now available in South Africa in a new 750ml bottle. As tequila is to Mexico, so is cachaça to Brazil. The sugarcane spirit, produced from the juice of non-burnt sugar cane after fermentation and distillation, Cachaça can also be aged in wood produced in Brazil for…

{eat} Truth Coffee comes out to play After Dark

Food is a serious industry in Cape Town. Imagine a place where you are invited to interact with a menu of playful, proudly “Sowf Effrekin” dishes, filled with nostalgic reminders of your childhood? Come to TRUTH Coffee’s TRUTH Café after dark, for some serious, unserious business. Introduction Yes, you heard me right. When TRUTH Café…

{product} The sexy side of piri-piri: answering the call of PIPER

When you find a brand that’s as feisty and fiery as the person whose hands and mind conceptualised it, you know you’re onto a scorching hot winner. People of the Mother City – be prepared to get your socks blown off with the arrival of PIPER, the Original Gangster of Piri-Piri. You can hear it…

{news} Introducing Pangolin Gin: a zesty gin for a very deserving cause

Conservation non-profit Pangolin.Africa has partnered with New Harbour Distillery in Cape Town to launch Pangolin Gin – a limited-edition craft gin sold in support of the organisation’s pangolin awareness, protection and conservation efforts across Africa. Master Distiller Nic Janeke – one of the most sought-after distillers in the country – has created a unique recipe…

{wine} A new dawn breaks with Skyline Late Harvest

December holidays is synonymous with sunsets, sunshine, sand and sea. This year I’ve found my perfect holiday companion for all my summer expeditions: Skyline Late Harvest – a new dawn has broken. Introduction Like our favourite pair of flip-flops, we all have summer staples. Things that make our hot summer holidays even more festive. We…

{experience} Releasing the Kraken on South African shores

Dark, mysterious and full of spice, the rise of craft rum is on the horizon. I was recently swept out to sea with the launch of Kraken Rum in South Africa, that time that The Jagger Lounge was transformed into the Kraken’s ink den of indulgence… Introduction A few weeks ago, I got a seductively…

{experience} A citrussy summer with Fitch & Leedes Grapefruit Tonic

This summer season, Fitch & Leedes is bringing the spirit of African sunsets to your gin glass with the release of their brand-new gorgeously coral-hued premium mixer, Grapefruit Tonic! Spoiler alert: it’s simply delicious, best served chilled with a generous side of Cape Town summer vibes! Introduction A few months ago, I received a “Save…

{experience} Bombay Brasserie 2.0 – a sensory feast of flavour

They say a change is as good as a holiday. So, with the recent re-opening of the brand-new Bombay Brasserie at Taj Cape Town, we were whisked away on a once-in-a-lifetime vacation as we delighted in all this mother-city institution has to offer. Spoiler alert: it’s bigger, better and way more Bombay for your buck!…

{eat} A generous helping of heritage at Hamm & Uys

My childhood memories all begin and end with food. Hamm & Uys rekindles that child-like excitement for your mom’s cooking with a Sunday lunch spread that will fill you with a tinge of nostalgia, a dash of sentimentality and a generous sprinkle of wonder. Introduction I recently received an invitation to dine at Hamm &…

{product} Get your brie on with Cape Town Cheese Box!

In a city that offers subscription boxes to pretty much everything foodie-related from wine to snacks to gin to diet meals and fresh vegetables – I thought I’ve seen it all. But then, when I thought it couldn’t get any better, this world became a brighter place with the introduction of Cape Town Cheese Box….

{product} From Home Bao’s kitchen to yours: a story about dumplings

I’ve always been intensely fascinated by Asian food. The explosion of colours, the stir-fry of fresh ingredients, the rich, deep flavours.  The attention to detail in every fold and pleat and ribbon.  So, the universe sent Home Bao to my doorstep, with rainbow boxes of dumplings and potstickers! Introduction I’ve been drooling on my keyboard…