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Weekend Wanderings: Asara Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

A glorious summer’s day on a wine farm outside Stellenbosch, wine tasting in a cellar, gin tasting in the biggest gin bar in Africa, lunching by a lake on a Salmon platter of perfection all the while surrounded by vineyards and mountains of blue… Our visit to Asara was a very pleasant way to spend […]

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Inspiring Interiors: Moroccan Warehouse

During the planning stages of our home renovation I fell in love with all things Morocco. The affair started with the desire to install patterned tiles on the floor of my bathroom and when I finally discovered the best spot to find these sorts of tiles, I fell hard for them… and everything else in […]

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Restaurant Review: Dalliance Restaurant, V&A Waterfront

Date nights don’t feature as often as they should in our house. Scheduling in Date Nights when you have kids (who also have a social life) is pretty tricky. OK it’s slightly easier than the baby stage when you physically have to be there to feed your child. But it doesn’t seem to get easier. […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Camps Bay Beach

The beauty of my home town does not go unnoticed… but it does often get taken forgranted so when I arrived early for a media lunch on the Camps Bay strip recently I decided to be a tourist in my home town (for half an hour!) The day was a brilliant blue – the overarching […]

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Restaurant Review: La Parada Del Mar, Camps Bay

Last week I popped in to enjoy lunch at the newest La Parada restaurant in Camps Bay. It was a glorious day made better by the fact that I had a few minutes to spare soaking up the sunshine while strolling alongside the beach and snapping a few photos like a tourist! And then I strolled across […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A tour of the top antiques shops in Cape Town

Recently I was invited to discover more about the Antiques scene in Cape Town and I discovered a beautiful new world of art, antiques and design that previously I’d never known existed. Prior to this day exploring the antique scene in Cape Town, I was completely ignorant of the fact that the antiques world is […]

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All Aboard: My first cruise onboard the MSC Sinfonia

I can’t say that going on a cruise was ever on my Bucket List. It somehow didn’t seem to feature, probably a combination of the fact that my husband isn’t a big fan of the sea and I was of the generation who watched Leo sink to the bottom of the ocean when Kate definitely could […]

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Weekend Wanderings: A night at The Stellenbosch Hotel

Marriage is hard. Parenting is hard. Life is hard. And sometimes we all just to escape for a while… Even a few hours out of the normal routine can make all the difference, which is why I leapt at the chance to spend an night at The Stellenbosch Hotel with my husband… Stellenbosch is one of […]

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Restaurant Review: Lunch at La Petite Ferme

Sunday lunches used to be a thing. I’m not sure when the stopped being a thing? But in recent years it seems they have fallen by the wayside. A pity really, considering how lovely it is to enjoy a long, leisurely meal with your loved ones every week. Daily life is often too hurried for […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Rhebokskloof Wine Estate, Paarl

Back when the weather was chilly and the trees were bare we paid a visit to Rhebokskloof Wine Estate near Paarl for a lunch during our day out in the area. I somehow missed posting about this spot… and unfortunately I’ve now forgotten what I ate too so it can no longer be called a Restaurant […]

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Restaurant Review: FABER at Avondale Wine Estate, Paarl

As far as winelands go, Franschhoek and Stellenbosch seem to claim all the glory in this part of the world… but they aren’t the only wine routes worth venturing out to explore… Paarl has some pretty impressive offerings too! Recently I paid a visit to Avondale Wine Estate to enjoy lunch in their new restaurant, FABER. […]

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Spa Review: Life Day Spa at The Waterfront, Cape Town

Do you ever have days when you’re just so grateful for your life? I try to do that every day, but some are definitely better than others… Like the Tuesday morning I found myself heading off to the Waterfront for a spa launch. I had expected that it would just be a typical beauty launch […]

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Restaurant Review: The Hoghouse, Spier Wine Estate, Stellenbosch

If you’re looking for a family-friendly restaurant in the winelands where you can all spread out and relax under the trees and let the kids run wild on the lawn then look no further than Hoghouse at Spier! My husband and I enjoyed a night in Stellenbosch recently and this was where we chose to […]

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Restaurant Review: The Mess, Green Point

I love discovering new restaurants and tasting delicious foods… An invite to a menu tasting at The Mess was not going to go unanswered! Located at the foot of The Rockwell Hotel in Green Point, The Mess is a recently opened restaurant and bar perfectly placed for after work drinks or pre-theatre meals. Quirkily named The […]

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