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.

Travel Paris: The Musée du Louvre

Let me disavow you of a few optimistic perceptions you may have about being a tourist in Paris: If you have no interest in glimpses of art, history or French aristocracy’s famed opulence, the Musée du Louvre is not for you. The world’s most visited museum, the Musée du Louvre, is an extremely well-secured art history fortress,…

Travel Paris: Packing Travel Essentials

Going to Paris, is a gift in and of itself. Going to Paris during Fashion Week, initiates a frenzy of planning and anxiety. This is not just any fashion week or locale – this is the Fashion Capital of the world! Undisputed heavyweight champion of the finest sartorial and haute couture craft known to man….

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: La Petite Ferme Review

I guess that in light of my upcoming trip to Paris, french cuisine is beginning to fully enter into my foodie rotation. The French have a reputation of refinement – proud of their centuries old heritage, which has become the penultimate standard of all that is classy and cultured. There’s something to be said for…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Coco Safar Review

There have been wars waged over territory housing nectar of the gods. Blood spilled in the quest to own Mother Nature’s most inspired creations. Human’s lust for the finer things knows no bounds, which is evident in the modern landscape, sculpted intricately to showcase excess, mastery and delight. Cape Town has not remained untouched by…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Waverley Hills Review

“It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back.” – Dave Thomas You could probably count, on one hand, the number of places you would willingly travel hours to, for a single meal. The food needs to have…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Orchard Stay

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather A weekend is sacrosanct to me. Never will I take for granted, the momentary reprieve offered up by being away from where I earn my paycheck. By the Gods! To entirely…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Norval Foundation Review

There is such a profound awareness to Nina Simone having said that it is “an artist’s duty to reflect the times.” Today’s foodie escapade, is beholden to a huge and new South African cultural offering: The Norval Foundation. Considering the sum of its parts, The Norval Foundation can be summed up as a relatively new…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Upper Bloem Review

Like everything worth doing and having in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, good food is an investment that yields substantial dividends over time. My latest foodie find, understands that irrespective of the variegated cultures intrinsically tied to the fabric of the Mother City’s ethos, eating has a universality which shepherds all kinds of people…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Bilboa Restaurant Review

Maybe I’m an outlier in more than one way. I seem to be one of the few people who get a wonderful dining experience when I deign to visit Cape Town’s most celebrated luxury strip: Camps Bay. I’ve reclined on luxurious seats while having overpriced quality food, and I have sipped on a wealth of…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Mischu Coffee Review

The first visit was a calm ebb…a lethargic moment in an enclave wreaking of freshly ground coffee beans and simple cafe finery. Their linguistic dexterity rests in the language of coffee; and any gastrolinguist worth their taste-buds, will speak in tongues when they have a cuppa here. The second visit was a loud affair as…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Allée Bleue Wine Estate

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron Fall is seen as the season of death and decay, nature shedding its past…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Allée Bleue Review

You’re sitting at work, bored and angry at whoever decided you needed to be born without your permission. Pack your bag, get in a car, and head for Franschhoek – I’ve got a place for you to unwind. Franschhoek is known for its serenity and lazy sunny days, but it is celebrated for its wine…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: RAFAEL Lebanese Cafe Review

Name any human that doesn’t adore food variety? Yeah, name one! I’ll wait… You couldn’t think of anybody because we’re all indecisive bottomless pits which thrive on excess and tasty goodness. Lebanese food not only has a stellar reputation for being some of thee most scrumptious and freshest food in the world, but they’re also…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Ceviche Bar Review

What if the nature of winter food was re-imagined?
What if you could – not wipe from memory, the adoration for food from the hearth – but introduce a dynamism to a Winter Menu?

Say hello to today’s foodie escapade stop: Ceviche Bar.

Outfit of the Day: Duchess of High Tea

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m feeling haute. I’m feeling luxe. I’m feeling spirited…and a little austere. This was my outfit for high tea. There’s not much to my look this week. I’m wearing: a suede coat from Zara, a muted floral bodysuit from Mr. Price,  makeup(Liquid Matte plum lipstick, foundation & powder,…

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…

Outfit of the Day: Lady of the Manor

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m keeping it simple with my feelings. I’m feeling luxurious. I’m feeling rich. I’m feeling Relaxed. Let’s live a little, capture the magic & drink aplenty. I enjoy every location I go to. The glamorous and expansive Thyme & Tide villa is no different. I reveled in the…

Outfit of the Day: Urban Impressionism

Sometimes one picture says it all. Sometimes one look, is all it takes. I really wanted to do androgynous for this years South African Menswear Week, but that fell at the wayside when I got my hands on the New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker, by Puma South Africa. In my head, I just got inspired…

Outfit of the Day: The Architect

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. A Shoulder-broadening, skinnyfying silhouette Coat Dress by a breath of fresh Erre.  ⚾My New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker is by Puma South Africa And 100% human(not of the head of thee depicted human) silky straight & gorgeous hair is by Aretha Bauwens_Hair Freedom to move 👗 Freedom to dance👟 Fun…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Dairy Den Review

SWEET TREATS FOR ME! Today, we celebrate making it through half of the week, with sweet treats of the dairy persuasion. Cape Town is starting to develop more refined options for its niche’ish markets, and Sea Point seems to be the hub of quick and cool nibbles…but are they pushing out something tasty? Today’s foodie…

South African Menswear Week 2018 – Curtain Call

I’m not in the business of being needlessly cruel, and delivering judgement without doing my due diligence. This disclaimer is necessary so that the reactions to my review of South African Menswear Week 2018, are not shrouded in disbelief, and meritorious points made, be subsequently disregarded for being too sharp. The context South Africa Menswear…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Sentir Tapas & Spirit Space Review

There have been whispers of the death of Cape Town’s infamous tourist attraction Long Street. Strange mutterings of its descent into nightlife obscurity, were whispered in the air…but I’ve discovered something of a treasure within Long Streets oldest building! Today’s foodie escapades take me to the lower end of the Cape Town central business district,…