Travel South Africa: Escape to Orchard Stay

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather A weekend is sacrosanct to me. Never will I take for granted, the momentary reprieve offered up by being away from where I earn my paycheck. By the Gods! To entirely…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Allée Bleue Wine Estate

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron Fall is seen as the season of death and decay, nature shedding its past…

Outfit of the Day: Grand Duchess

The beach may be all encompassing of the depth and vast expanse of my wanderlust, but in-land getaways have their charm. “In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Shortmarket Street Apartment

Is Cape Town CBD’s hospitality moment over? Efforts to find reasonably priced places in the city, to rest your head without sharing said bed with bugs & room with other beings, leave most visitors to the Mother City frustrated…but I found a neat gem. There is a hospitality establishment with its interiors painted in soothing…

South African Menswear Week 2018 – Curtain Call

I’m not in the business of being needlessly cruel, and delivering judgement without doing my due diligence. This disclaimer is necessary so that the reactions to my review of South African Menswear Week 2018, are not shrouded in disbelief, and meritorious points made, be subsequently disregarded for being too sharp. The context South Africa Menswear…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Thyme & Tide Villa

2018. May the year, be ever in our favor! January  was probably a bit rough on your system, following the generous ease and gluttony of December. It’s time for a little detox, luxury and relaxation. I’m going to need you to forgo the stuffy hustle-and-bustle of city life, and all those predictable travel destinations wistfully…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Bosjes Review

I’ve only been back in the country for a bit, but I wanted to keep the momentum going, of all the fun foodie and travel escapades I’ve had. Luckily, there’s a gorgeous gem of a place located a road trip away from Cape Town, at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountain. Today’s foodie escapade takes…

Jeans Evolution: G-Star’s raw new strategy

It was in a modified chic space on 10th Avenue, at the tail end of New York Fashion Week 2017, when G-Star Raw unveiled the second coming of the G-Star Elwood X25 in collaboration with music savant Pharrell Williams. The cavernous space was transformed into a cool laundromat with a sequential mood board labelled &…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Abalone House

Tranquil. In the moments few and far between, when you need peace and relaxation, there are only a smattering of destinations in Western Cape, ideal for idyllic repose. Paternoster is one of Western Cape’s distant coastal treasures. The fishing village is one of the oldest in South Africa’s West Coast. Roadtrip 160km to Paternoster, from…

My travels to New York: Planning and execution

This trip was a gift from my mom. Every time I gushed about my travel dreams; every laptop and cellphone wallpaper she saw; all the pop culture I spent hours saturated in, and every career goal I ever mapped out – she listened to…she observed. On the day commemorating my birth, she willed this incredible…

Travel New York: The Klaasy way to tourist 2.0

Everyone who has been to The Big Apple atleast once, has their own kernels of wisdom for the next person. The essentials I have for you so far, are simple: For a little soul Carry a piece of African soul with you, on your travels. Soul Design is a Cape town-born brand dedicated to artisan…

Travel New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts is an unparalleled archive of a large sum of the worlds finest heritage pieces…as well as housing a few eateries serving surprisingly good morsels of grub. Somebody said you cannot do The Met in one day…well I sure showed them; and built up quite the appetite strolling through the…

New York foodie escapades: Le Pain Quotidien Review

Fashion Week, and the hustle and bustle of Hudson Street, New York, can really get you exhausted quickly. I’ve found myself taking breaks in boutiques and cafe’s in Midtown, alike. Starbucks is my home away from home thanks to Frappuccino delights, but it was Le Pain Quotidien – a few meters away from New York…

Travel New York: The Tourist Road Less Traveled 2.0

New York is for the brave, the pioneering thrill seeker and the secret-keepers. You bustle alongside fame mongers and vacant dreamers; finding kindred spirits among the vagabonds and career-bound forms enchanted by the glittering lights. We are humming specs moving about, in this concrete maze…but we move, and we think; throwing orders, wishes and curses…

New York foodie escapades: La Bergamote Review

A sit down lunch every day, while travelling, is not always feasible; but thank goodness I played my cards right, and ensured I got to experience a variation of good foodie joints, while in The Big Apple. I’ve had South Africa’s interpretation of some of the worlds most beloved foods, and been duly impressed by…

Travel New York: The Tourist Road Less Traveled

Don’t let anyone convince you that there are certain things from pop culture, not worth seeing in New York. One of the most fun things you can do, while planning your trip, is to research and map out all those spots seen in your favorite sitcoms and film franchises; to add those iconic landmarks to…

New York foodie escapades: Petrie Court Cafe Review

The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts is an unparalleled archive of a large sum of the worlds finest heritage pieces…as well as housing a few eateries serving surprisingly good morsels of grub. Somebody said you cannot do The Met in one day…well I sure showed them; and built up quite the appetite strolling through the…

Travel New York: A Bloggers Essential Hi Online Gadgets

It’s a brave, new world where gadgets reign supreme. For the most part, tech is a convenient way to get many of our jobs done, but humans can very rarely be replaced. That is what makes reading content – like about my New York trip – through our phones and such, so much fun. I’ve…

New York Fashion Week 2017: Event Review

There are 4 titan fashion weeks in the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Known to bring in hordes of dictators of taste, influencers, multi-million dollar brand sponsorship’s, global publicity and iconic nightlife energy, fashion weeks are not to be underestimated, as they are profit-churning career-makers, and trend-setters. However, long has…

Travel New York: The Klaasy way to tourist

Everyone who has been to The Big Apple atleast once, has their own kernels of wisdom for the next person. The essentials I have for you so far, are simple: For skin ”DUH!” Coconut Butter for the body, but you need M.A.C. Cosmetics to sort out the skin on your face with hydration, and flawlessness….

New York foodie escapades: Maialino Review

As if experiencing the rich artistry and elegant hospitality of The Gramercy Park Hotel wasn’t enough, I was presented with the opportunity to dine at the in-house restaurant, named Maialino. Fine dining is not something too foreign to me, as Cape Town boasts its own eclectic and elegant fine dining wonders, but New York establishments…

Travel New York: Escape to Gramercy Park Hotel

New York is unlike any other city in the world.  It’s reputation precedes it; and one is likely to feel like they haven’t seen or done everything there is to, within the Big Apple. Thanks to my excellent planning & networking, I did get to experience the acclaimed Gramercy Park Hotel, a hotel saturated in…

New York foodie escapades: Sadelle’s Review

New York is ridiculously overwhelming with foodie options that literally cater to a whole host of tastes. Walking down any street in Midtown, is likely to direct you to a whole-in-the-wall eatery, a food cart, fancy restaurant, gluten-free dining experience or whatever new gastronomical experience exists. I woke up late during fashion week, and visited…

Cape Town foodie escapades: The Hungry Herbivore Review

By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef! However, in the spirit of expanding my knowledge and exploring all dining ventures which Cape Town has to offer, I tried the other side of the foodie spectrum. This weekend,…