{eat} Putting seasonality at the reigns at Cavalli Estate

A visit to the Stellenbosch winelands always fills me with such joy. But recently, after years of Sunday afternoon drives through the vineyards and always ending up at the same places, I’ve been craving something new. Something different; something exciting. Something that will simply take my breath away. Recently, I found that on top of…

{gin} Top ten gins in my cupboard for World Gin Day!

And so our favourite day of the year has finally arrived: World Gin Day. Today, I’ll celebrate this juniper-infused tipple until the sun goes down (and long after!) – because we all know how childishly happy a pretty G&T makes me! I’ve rounded up my five most favourite South African craft gins from my cupboard…

{news} Celebrate Father’s Day at Taj Cape Town

If you are looking for something really special to spoil your father this Father’s Day in Cape Town, try tempting him with either a gin afternoon tea in the Lobby Lounge, or a specially designed lunch or dinner menu at the hotel’s Mint Restaurant and Terrace at Taj Cape Town. Continually offering top-quality, luxurious and…

{news} Bocca’s winter taste treats

Mingling urban city hip with classic Italian passion for plentiful tables and loads of mouth-watering plates, BOCCA is upping the gastronomic stakes with two Winter taste treats you won’t want to miss from Bree Street’s hottest city eatery offering a refined yet relaxed dining experience. To read my review on the new Bocca, please click…

{wine tasting} Steenberg Wine Estate

Just a hop, skip and a jump from the little place I call home, lies the centuries-old farm of Steenberg Wine Estate. Set in one of the most beautiful corners of Cape Town, Steenberg reaps the benefits of being surrounded by mountains, vineyards and the ocean. I recently visited the farm for a wine tasting…

{eat} Table-top magic at Mint Restaurant and Terrace

I’m completely obsessed with sidewalk dining. Sitting outside, having an al-fresco meal as I listen to the roll and hum of the city as people lazily stroll by has always filled me with a sense of sheer happiness. I found my newest sidewalk spot recently, very unexpectedly, in the heart of the city. Mint Restaurant…

{news} Celebrate Hamburger Day with Gibson’s!

Yes! Yes! It’s Hamburger Day today, Tuesday, 28 May! Celebrate with Gibson’s Burgerlicious offerings! Let’s face it, nothing says yum more than a rich, juicy burger with your favourite toppings, so gear up to celebrate the yummiest day on the calendar at Gibson’s at the V&A Waterfront, a Burger Heaven indeed with a whopping selection…

{news} MyBaguse: Do good while you look good!

MyBaguse concept was created by Jade Du Toit on a family holiday up the West Coast of South Africa. After walking the beach with her young son and daughter and seeing the amount of plastic built up, she went on a search to find a reusable tote bag that was aesthetically pleasing, durable and compact….

{cider} Three cheers for Three Spades Cider!

When I lived abroad, I fully submerged myself in the sub-culture of craft cider. Cloudy or clear, sparkling or still, fruity or floral – in Europe you can find a cider for every whim and taste.  In South Africa, though, cider is synonymous with one or two commercial brands we grew up with. Can you…

{news} Flagstone Two Roads Chardonnay

Such is the popularity of Chardonnay that for a great many people, meeting for a glass of wine means meeting for Chardonnay. Chardonnay is a relatively neutral grape with a flexible character, it derives the bulk of its flavours from terroir, where it reflects the growing conditions with terrific fidelity, and barrelling, where it’s intrinsic…

{news} Celebrate Chardonnay with Bouchard Finlayson

The Hemel-en-Aarde Valley and its associated terroir has consistently proven itself as one of the Cape’s most treasured Chardonnay locations. It is therefore fitting that Bouchard Finlayson takes the lead in showcasing its delicious vintages as part of International Chardonnay Day on 23 May 2019. The Chardonnay grape variety originated in Burgundy (France), but today…

{event} Darling Brew Master Class in Woodstock

What you might not know about me, is that I’m a very keen beer-drinker. Not the “four-pints-a-night” kinda girl, but more the “I-really-love-a-good-craft-beer” girl. Entice me with the promises of a dark stout or a moody ale; a hoppy lager or a fruity IPA, and I’m like a kid in a candy-store. That is why…