Solo Winter: A Cape Town Sunday Funday Guide

From “where to sleep?”, to “where to eat?”, and “where to shop?” …Winter for One can be a quiet & dull time as archetypal Summer activities dwindle & the people around you pair up for Fall cuddles.
However, you can have a wonderful Solo #SundayFunday if you plan it right.

Ready to eat and chill your way around Cape Town?

Paris Foodie Escapades: Chez Ribe Review

Tired of pushing through crowds around the Eiffel, or walking through the burning heat?

Chez Ribe is a convenient stop-over near the Invalides, where you can stay within your daily budget, with a value-for-money seated lunch somewhere cool, clean and interesting.

Travel Paris: Versailles Outfit of the Day

Once home to the famed Marie Antoinette, the Palace of Versailles was a gilded cage for the final (Austrian) Queen of France, before s%#* hit the proverbial French Revolution fan. Christened as a symbol of ‘absolute monarchy’, the Chateau went through a riveting period of the entire French kingdom being ruled from its hallowed halls…

Travel Paris: The Musée du Louvre

Let me disavow you of a few optimistic perceptions you may have about being a tourist in Paris: If you have no interest in glimpses of art, history or French aristocracy’s famed opulence, the Musée du Louvre is not for you. The world’s most visited museum, the Musée du Louvre, is an extremely well-secured art history fortress,…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Three Outfit of the Day

I revel in drama. I am a situational extrovert – which means, for the most part, I am an introvert who is able to manifest a sliver of social skills & graces, when necessary. One polarizing personality trait that stands in defiance of this fact, is that when I am aware I look good, I…

Travel Paris: Packing Travel Essentials

Going to Paris, is a gift in and of itself. Going to Paris during Fashion Week, initiates a frenzy of planning and anxiety. This is not just any fashion week or locale – this is the Fashion Capital of the world! Undisputed heavyweight champion of the finest sartorial and haute couture craft known to man….

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: La Petite Ferme Review

I guess that in light of my upcoming trip to Paris, french cuisine is beginning to fully enter into my foodie rotation. The French have a reputation of refinement – proud of their centuries old heritage, which has become the penultimate standard of all that is classy and cultured. There’s something to be said for…

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…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Upper Bloem Review

Like everything worth doing and having in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, good food is an investment that yields substantial dividends over time. My latest foodie find, understands that irrespective of the variegated cultures intrinsically tied to the fabric of the Mother City’s ethos, eating has a universality which shepherds all kinds of people…

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…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Allée Bleue Review

You’re sitting at work, bored and angry at whoever decided you needed to be born without your permission. Pack your bag, get in a car, and head for Franschhoek – I’ve got a place for you to unwind. Franschhoek is known for its serenity and lazy sunny days, but it is celebrated for its wine…

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…