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…

Cape Town foodie escapades: One Star House Party Review

You’ll probably never get to experience this dining journey, unless you travel the far regions of the world with this team. One Star House Party is an organized group of ‘categorically homeless’ chefs, who travel the world, with suitcases filled with pots, blenders and pans, on one basic premise: 20 restaurants in 20 countries in…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Royale Eatery Review

Happy Easter my lovies. I do hope you remembered the sanctity of these past days, and not reclined in lazy recovery mode, as I did. Amid my heathen-adjacent vacation time, I took a minute to fuel up on some good grub. YEP! We got us another Cape Town Foodie Escapade. This time, I hit up The…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Hokey Poke Review

So I managed to actually have a lunch break yesterday, and side-stepped my usual saladpalooza, for another new foodie escapade in the inner city. Hokey Poke is a poke bar located within the central business district of Cape Town. Hawaiian Classic | Cape Town Original “Dafuq is Poke?” you ask?! Well my dear reader, Poke is…

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…

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…

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,…

The Saxon Vs. Fairlawns: 5-Star Joburg Hotel Review

I pride myself, as a blogger who writes about fashion, lifestyle, film, literature etc. to always relay the ‘klaasiest’ finds I come across. During my Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week escapades in Johannesburg, I got to experience pure class at two rather exquisite hospitality establishments: The Saxon Hotel and Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. So I decided to do…

Winter Getaways: Travel Africa with Rovos Rail

I was fortunate enough to experience one of Rovos Rail’s tour packages this past weekend, and – without prompt or obligation – I can give Rovos a firm 9/10 for their Pretoria to Cape Town trip. I can simply describe it as a world of 5-star luxury in motion, and it’s why Rovos Rail Tours is often…

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…