Cape Town foodie Escapades: SeaBreeze Fish & Shell Review

Even in the throes of Fall, seafood is a steady craving floating through your head, seeking resolution. Those lucky enough to have their feet firmly placed on Cape Town soil, are close to some of the most delectable seafood cuisine – remastered into scrumptious delight, by world-renowned chefs in restaurant residence. Today’s foodie escapade takes…

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…

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…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Lekker Vegan Review

Like I said the first and only time I ever reviewed a Vegan joint: “By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d damn near dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef!” However, in the continued spirit of expanding my knowledge in this new year, and exploring…

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 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…

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…

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: Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room Review

Affordable restaurant food seems ofttimes a myth, especially within the confines of one of the most cosmopolitan cities on this great continent. You’d think KFC, Eastern Food Bazaar or even a place like Hudson’s, would offer up a better sit down penny-saving option, but even they have raised the marker of what was previously considered…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Societi Bistro Review

With my trip to New York on the horizon, I’m thinking more and more of the foodie escapades I’ll get up to in the Big Apple. Bistro’s are one the city’s staples, but Cape Town is not bereft of bistro’s and their broody and comfy vibes. Today’s foodie escapade took us to: Societi Bistro. When…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Sea Street Bar & Lounge Review

Winter sure is a bastard when it wants to be – So biting, so beautiful, and so cold. One has to have a really good reason to venture beyond the solace of warm shelter…What better reason than good food? Let’s move away from Cape Town’s gourmet seaside dining spots, and into the towering grey of…

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,…

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…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Seelan Review

I escaped work this week, to check out a well-established (albeit underappreciated) restaurant, nestled quite literally, within the waterfront quays It may be grey and dank in Cape Town, but the hunger pangs live on! So today’s foodie escapade had me following my love of decor and need to placate the belly monster, to Seelan…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Mama Africa Review

Grey, though the weather in Cape Town may be, but vibrant are the people and their hustle & bustle so close to winter. Those who have heard of Cape Town, have likely heard of our infamous Long Street – invariably a culmination of local and international aesthetic. Among the cafes reminiscent of New York’s SoHo…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Beluga Review

May Day! May Day! It’s a new month, and with it comes new lifestyle adventures. This post serves to notify all readers to a solid dining option in Cape Town, this new month. Amid my relaxing weekend at the hidden O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in the city, I pushed myself to venture…