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.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Daily Coffee Cafe CBD Review

Rustling footsteps, and curious glances – everybody walking across Cape Town’s central business district, and into this inner-city mall, is intrigued enough about the large clean windows, that they slow down and peer in. The widespread popularity of affordable caffeine and its accessibility in a hurry, has influenced a behavioral shift among SA’s working population….

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

Pleasant. Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate is the epitome of pleasant on a Sunday afternoon. The expansive Vergenoegd estate, with its expansive 360 views of some of Cape Town’s best cityscapes, rests rather demurely, just off the highway to Stellenbosch. The estate has been headlining in the Cape Town youth demographic, most recently, due to their…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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: 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: 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…

Turning up: The #InnerCityWineRoute Adventure 2.0

So the folks at Tuning the Vine couldn’t get enough of me, and the sentiment is shared. So I decided to brave the cobbled sidewalks of Cape Town’s CBD and experience the #InnerCityWineRoute once again – just to ensure my opinions weren’t a singularity. Splash PR gave Ollie the ticket hook-up …and when did I…

Tuning the Vine – #InnerCityWineRoute

It began with a conversation between my magazine editor and I. I have yet to acquire a taste for wine, but her niggling me, and my lack of anything at all to do that night led to us hightailing it to an event known as ‘Tuning the Vine‘. Okay, so basically what happens is this…

My festive so far

I’ve been enjoying vitamin D in abundance thanks to the sun shining through all the corners of Cape Town this December. I was invited to the Monkey Valley Resort in Noorthoek, to enjoy a Christmas with my extended family, and it was so much fun. I got the full experience of all the family feels,…