Cape Town foodie escapades: Bertus Basson Restaurant Review

If you’ve ever done any research on what to get up to when you’re still in South Africa’s Western Cape province, but not in the bustling metropolis that is Cape Town, you’ll have come across The Spice Route. The Spice Route is a modern twist to the historical pattern of awaiting seasonal cross-continental trading of old. The…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Makaron Restaurant Review

Following 2-hour traffic delays during my roadtrip, sweltering Cape Town heat – and amid my taking in the vivid wonder of Majeka House’s luxury hotel suites – I had to placate my rumbling tummy. Majeka House & Spa is a boutique hotel nestled in the  leafy green suburb of Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof. One experiences an idyllic…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Ginger & Lime Review

I cook to survive. I gotta say, I was excited at the prospect of getting to learn atleast some new tricks to cooking easy. Stuck in a studio, between: stay-at-home mothers, newlyweds, grandmothers, and cooking enthusiasts; I was in the Ginger & Lime food studio feeling like an awkward turtle who only just crossed the…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Asoka Restaurant Review

Pretty much a 9/10 folks There’s no way I could give Asoka Restaurant, Bar & Lounge anything else. It is an eye-catching, taste-bud tingling, stylish, and zen wonderland. In a cosmopolitan city as vibrant and saturated in history as Cape Town, there is no telling how many low-key galleries, hidden architectural gems, exclusive parties and clandestine lounges…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Sunset Café Review

Any restaurant or bar dwelling within range of the luxurious Camps Bay sea-shore, has the intrinsic benefit of accessible refinery and a healthy dose of sunny chill vibes. On Saturday, I vacated my stuffy apartment for the fresh air on Victoria Road. Sunset Cafe – located right on the Camps Bay strip – welcomed me with…

Cape Town foodie escapades: CHEFS Cape Town Review

Getting a moment to escape the stifling office environment during the week, is always a treat for my poor vibrant soul. Yesterday I hightailed it out of my office during my lunch break; and took a walk from the central business district of Cape Town, to the somewhat chilled atmosphere of Gardens. Side-stepping afternoon peak…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Kyoto Garden Sushi Review

Forgive my plebeian dining palate, but I’m rather an unadventurous foodie. However, when given the opportunity to dine somewhere new in Cape Town, I was quick to accept – because my 2017 goal is to stop exclusively frequenting my regular haunts. So, into high-end sushi joint Kyoto Garden Sushi I went…and out of character, I dined. The…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Simonsig Estate Review

Guess whose now a wine expert? Yeah, not me! However, I am proud to announce that after months spent tasting wines at different Cape Town events, I am now a winer…a lover of wine…el vino el liker! It was the diligent education received at Simonsig Estate, that has me atleast 93.6% certain that I can…

Travel South Africa: Escape to the White House Beach Villa

It is 2017 people! Forgo the sticky, heated hustle-and-bustle of city life, and all those predictable travel destinations, for something different (read: amazing). Retreat from the post-festive season sadness and genuine January/February funk, by escaping to a luxurious South African beach destination in Yzerfontein, called The White House Beach Villa. The white shingle-clad, three-storey abode on the…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Dalliance Restaurant Review

So I get a lovely invite in my mailbox, welcoming me to come dine in the newly revamped urban eatery Dalliance Restaurant & Bar – located within the ‘gold mile’ of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in Cape Town. I eagerly accepted the gracious invite to a place I dismissed entering before, due to the assumption…

Lexus South African Menswear Week: The blasé nod to 2017 style

I think designers understand menswear better this year. While theatricality plays its part during fashion week, it is functionality and fresh design that provide the bottom line after the shows end, most of the time. I think they’re getting it hey! 2017 collections gave the most blasé of nods as an ode to 2016 fashion…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Dapper Coffee Co. Review

I’m sure you’ve seen my foodie escapades focused more on nightlife dining, but I like to switch it up. Today’s Cape Town foodie escapade took me for a lunch break at the corner of Strand & Bree Street, in the Cape Town central business district. Attracting the gaze of any passer-by, is a counterpoised establishment,…