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…

Travel New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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: 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…

Travel New York: A Bloggers Essential Hi Online Gadgets

It’s a brave, new world where gadgets reign supreme. For the most part, tech is a convenient way to get many of our jobs done, but humans can very rarely be replaced. That is what makes reading content – like about my New York trip – through our phones and such, so much fun. I’ve…

Cape Town foodie escapades: La Parada Del Mar Review

So my move away from the seaside didn’t last long. Don’t judge me, because even in the throes of winter, Camps Bay is an absolute treat. Today’s foodie escapade took us to: La Parada Del Mar. You can never go wrong with a taste adventure, and La Parada Del Mar eloquently delivers a tapas dining…

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,…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Lily’s Restaurant Review

Saturday! Sweet day of relaxation, sun and fun. I spent my Saturday (after shopping, obviously) catching up with old friends, at a new spot in town. People in Cape Town are often wary of dining anywhere close to the ocean, as most of the time, the proximity means sky-high dining prices. This weeks foodie escapade…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Tobago’s Review

Bored of the same damn mall restaurants, niche cafes or snooty fine dining establishments? Spend a Saturday in a hotel curled up close to one of the forgotten edges of Cape Town’s harbor. They’ve got…a supper club!(I’ll explain what that is, just now) This past weekend I had another foodie escapade after trekking to Constantia…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Bistro Sixteen82 Review

When Friday comes around, and the tendrils of winter begin chilling your soul – where does one go? Cape Town has been known to have sporadic bouts of interesting events to sustain locals and tourists alike; but what inevitably happens is that people follow their parched throats, grumbling stomachs and generally exhausted selves, to the…

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…

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…

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…

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…