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…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Simonsig Estate Review

Guess whose now a wine expert? Yeah, not me! However, I am proud to announce that after months spent tasting wines at different Cape Town events, I am now a winer…a lover of wine…el vino el liker! It was the diligent education received at Simonsig Estate, that has me atleast 93.6% certain that I can…

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…

Lexus South African Menswear Week: The blasé nod to 2017 style

I think designers understand menswear better this year. While theatricality plays its part during fashion week, it is functionality and fresh design that provide the bottom line after the shows end, most of the time. I think they’re getting it hey! 2017 collections gave the most blasé of nods as an ode to 2016 fashion…

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,…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Raya Kitchen Review

Let’s keep this simple from the start: Raya Kitchen does its duty as a contributor to world-renowned fine dining experiences. What follows that summation, will pretty much be me assessing my dining experience through the fine haze of foodie contentment, and sleepiness. It likely comes as a surprise to most – unfamiliar with South Africa…

Here for the Curvy: Fashion Bliss with Ruff Tung

“What’s a Ruff Tung?” “Is that code for something dirty?” Nooooooo, you guys! Ruff Tung is just the bomb fashion house that designs like 90% of the creations I don on the red carpet. Founded in 1999, by the now-deceased personality Jean-Paul Botha, Ruff Tung was angled for those with a taste for edgy club…

2017! Year of epic #BodyPositivity

It started with a beat – No, for real! Dancing around in my room, feeling good while jamming out, is somewhat cathartic, and ups my self-confidence tremendously. Maybe, it’s the rise in endorphin’s, or just a really good song, but I truly delved into where I stood with body positivity at the end of 2016….