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…

Travel South Africa: Escape to The Last Word Constantia

I’ve been riding a happy high these past few days. A few things fell into place, and potential was realized; and I am just ever so pleased. With winter drawing ever so near, I wanted to escape to a place that would help reclaim the few tendrils of summer left. I ventured a little away…

Travel South Africa: Escape to O on Kloof Hotel

Hello May! Another month, so another travel escapade became necessary to relieve the stresses already built up these past few weeks. Where did I head to this time? There is a dark architectural fusion wonder of urban chic and classic design, nestled in the deep recess of the Cape Town city, overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard….

Travel South Africa: Escape to Val du Charron

Only thing better than sleeping? Waking up to a spectacular view. The Val du Charron Olive and Wine Estate is less than an hours drive from Cape Town, and is hidden 10 kilometers from a small town called Wellington. This town – no bigger than other well-known South African historical towns like King Williams Town…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Majeka House

Let us veer a little away from the ocean side with my next travel escapade, and into the lush green landscape of Western Cape’s more mountain-side luxury escapes. Conveniently situated along the Cape Wine Route (and under an hours drive from Cape Town), the gorgeous and eclectic, owner-managed Majeka House, is a luxurious pocket of paradise – whether…

Thanks to the Designers, Hotels, PR folk & Brands that made my 2016

For many, 2016 has been a world of disappointment, but – while I can list the soul-crushing challenges of this year – I will focus on the amazing positive aspects right now. This year has produced some amazing content for me; and this would not have been possible without the collaborations, the tireless efforts to…

Profile: Soul Design in mind

Amid my late night research on up-and-coming fashion brands in South Africa, I came across ‘Soul Design’. Here I am thinking “Alright, another cool jewelry brand based in Cape Town”, but there is so  much more to it apparently. So #KlaasInSession with Abi James – the heart and soul of Soul Design – who took…

SA Menswear Week AW16 – Day 4

Last day of SA Menswear Week AW16 and I was so keen to conclude the week…hmmm, first time I’ve been excited to get to the end of a fashion week. One need not guess how rare that is, and how tempestuous it renders my reviews. To conclude my SA Menswear Week look book, I rocked…

Oui! We Love fresh threads

Yesterday I got to attend the inaugural fashion show of Enrica MasVI. If you have been reading my blog, you are aware I love networking despite my slightly shy disposition. Don’t laugh! I’m situationally extroverted. Anyway, I had met this French-born, South African-based fashion designer whilst window shopping in my much beloved Victoria &Alfred Waterfront….

Fashion Prudes: The lack of fashion immersion in SA

“Adornment, what a science!” – Coco Chanel When South African designers and retail owners ask the question “Why aren’t we garnering any productive international fashion acclaim, and gaining traction in a larger profit margin?” they should probably look no further than South African consumers themselves. The heart of fashion abroad – in places that have…

African identity is not patterned fabric

This is something done by everyone, and even Africans are not exempt from this facet of stereotyping. I believe that Africa and it’s identity cannot, and should not, be reduced to a kind of print fabric. You hear the words often uttered with cavalier disregard, as if ethnic authenticity and a connection to the truth…

Style on the streets: Cape Town

 Menswear is truly an underestimated element of the fashion industry. I’m grateful that over the last 3 years, it has manifested as something worthy of consideration by fashion houses. There shouldn’t  be a simple structure to the nature of apparel, regardless of gender. Style meditates on the wonder of fabric and the human form, articulating…

Blogger of the Month: Adam Gallagher

One kick-ass Mens Fashion Blogger and stylist. I, not only like his style, I love it! He has an ease with how he compiles his attires. I covet his accessories. He seems to be making a proper name for himself in the USA, with an average 900 000 fans online. Check out his blog. http://www.iamgalla.com Related articles…