{eat} Eat away your winter blues at The Shortmarket Club

Let me do you a favour and let you in on Cape Town’s best foodie secret – winter specials. Yes, Capetownians, crawl out of your lairs and put the hibernation on snooze for a few hours – the mother city is lit with gorgeous winter special menus! And let me do you another huge favour…

{event} Have your cake and eat it at Sweet Cillie’s new high tea

Like my life-long infatuation with glittering Christmas lights on a dark night, I will never quite lose my child-like passion and obsession with the indulgences of a high tea spread. I can stare for hours in wondrous amazement at all the petite cakes and sweets and treats, spellbound by the colours and sprinkles and beautiful…

About friendship & fine dining: Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenort

To dine at one of the top-ten restaurants in South Africa has always been a phantasmagorical daydream of mine. Little did I know that I’d soon spend a luxuriously dreamy afternoon indulging at Greenhouse at The Cellars-Hohenhort with one of my very best friends. It was everything I could ever have wished for, but above…

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…

The Hub Café

This little gem on the Scarborough foreshore couldn’t have had a more appropriate name if it tried. The Hub Café is exactly that; a hive of activity, all centred around local produce and delicious plates of food. Throw in some panoramic sea views, a patio full of oversized couches and low coffee tables, a lovely, high…

Café Paradiso

Date night doesn’t get any more romantic than Café Paradiso. Cradled at the foot of Table Mountain in the ever-so-popular Kloof Street, this beautifully cosmopolitan restaurant will leave you feeling completely love-struck…and more so for the food! Café Paradiso creatively renovates the tired concept of date night; here you have date night with your kids, your family or even friends!

The Company’s Garden Restaurant

Nestled in the middle of Cape Town city centre, The Company’s Garden Restaurant offers a haven of peace and tranquility for everyone who needs a break from the city buzz.

Special Edition: Mother’s Day feasts!

Sometimes we take people for granted. Most often, those closest to us. We see our mothers standing at the kitchen sink, washing the dishes with foamy hands whilst humming her favourite tune. We see her hanging out the washing, whilst picking up the toys left outside from yesterday’s play. We watch her getting ready for…