{experience} Da Tulha Cachaça: a Brazilian carnival in a glass

When I think of Brazil, I think of tropical rain forests, carnivals, lazy sunshine days, slow and sultry music and colourful cocktails. Thanks to our friends at Covert Distributions, we can now all enjoy the spirit of Brazil this summer with the addition of Cachaça Da Tulha to their impressive portfolio. Introduction As I skimmed…

{eat} Retreat into elegance at Incognito

We all need to hide away from the humdrum of the world every now and again. Recently I’ve found my new retreat, camouflaged into the green belt of the Constantia Valley. This place of rejuvenation is aptly called Incognito. Background Part of the prestigious The Kove Collection, Incognito is a recently renovated space tucked at…

{news} Thinking outside the glass with L7 Craft Beer

If the words ‘beer’ and ‘cocktail’ in the same sentence cause you to shift uncomfortably in your seat, L7 Craft Beer urges you to think outside the glass, and consider how delicious an inspiriting Raspberry Beer and Gin cocktail could be. “No amount of physical contact could match the healing powers of a well-made cocktail.” – David Sedaris…

{event} Cape Town Gin & Tonic Festival 2019

So we all know I take gin very seriously. That is why the annual Gin & Tonic Festival is a day marked off on my social calendar that I would miss for nothing in this world. As soon as the New Year’s celebrations are done, I start fixating on this special gin-filled day. And let…

{wine} Leopard’s Leap Very Berry Merrytinis

We are well on our way through March already, and I’m still stuck on luxurious December holidays and reminiscing about Christmas lunch. I’m sitting at my desk daydreaming about sun-downers and socials. But who says it has to be Christmas to have a merry celebration? Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards has given me a reason to…

{eat} A true hidden gem in Constantia: Phantom at Purple Rayn

We are quick to say we’ve found “a hidden gem” when we come across an experience we’ve enjoyed and that might not be known to many people. Today I believe, fully and completely, that I’ve found the Cape’s best hidden gem. Situated like the sparkling crown jewel in the Queen’s tiara in the green belt…

{eat} My latest OBZsession: OBZ Café

When you ask a young(ish) Capetownian about Observatory, (or Obs, as it’s fondly called) most will recollect a handful of great memories that involves some watering hole in Lower Main Road. I’d like to think Obs is now a bit more grown up and caters for students and tourists alike. And with the gradual re-shift…

{eat} Urban Italian in Cape Town’s centre: the new BOCCA

Although highly unlikely, I sometimes wonder if I have some good old Italian blood in my veins. I’d do pretty much anything short of selling my soul for a good plate of authentic Italian food. With Bocca on my foodie radar for the longest time, I was super excited when I was invited by Adnana…

{eat} Tradition and history: Quarter Kitchen at the Portswood Hotel

I’ve tasted, experienced and cooked many different authentic world cuisines in my life as a wandering foodie. But time and time again, when I’m asked what my favourite dish is, I will immediately return to the smells of my childhood and my mother city; the sweet and spicy aroma of Cape Malay cooking. A recent…

Chinchilla Rooftop Café and Bar

To me, the perfect Cape Town restaurant should have exclusive and uninterrupted views of our incredibly beautiful piece of the continent. It should have innovative and stunning dishes showcasing our local produce. It should have a relaxed, yet playful atmosphere, as us Capetonians like to present ourselves to the rest of the world. And signature…

{EVENT} Let it Flow SA II 2018

Everyone can do with a bit of hip-hop, house and RNB on a Friday evening after work, right? Throw in a vibey venue in Woodstock with delicious food, craft drinks and sterling DJ’s and you have the perfect equation for a killer night. This year’s Let it Flow party, hosted at Cape Town’s The Mash…

Brass Bell

When a very dear and close friend wanted to meet up for a long overdue brunch, I was so happy that I could finally pull Brass Bell out of my box of magic tricks. This iconic Kalk Bay institution has literally been on my road to and from work every day for many years, but…