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: 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: Burnished Gold

I told you once that should you ever reside in Cape Town long enough, the wine culture would get you. My palate has officially graduated(wine palate acquired), and I’m shoulder-deep in exploring vineyard vines at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate. Check out this here look of the day, I managed to capture during the ‘Golden Hour’…nothing…

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: 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…

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…

Turning up: The #InnerCityWineRoute Adventure 2.0

So the folks at Tuning the Vine couldn’t get enough of me, and the sentiment is shared. So I decided to brave the cobbled sidewalks of Cape Town’s CBD and experience the #InnerCityWineRoute once again – just to ensure my opinions weren’t a singularity. Splash PR gave Ollie the ticket hook-up …and when did I…

Tuning the Vine – #InnerCityWineRoute

It began with a conversation between my magazine editor and I. I have yet to acquire a taste for wine, but her niggling me, and my lack of anything at all to do that night led to us hightailing it to an event known as ‘Tuning the Vine‘. Okay, so basically what happens is this…

A Cocofair

I’m always blessed with good timing. When I went to the Woman’s Lifestyle Expo earlier on in the year I got to meet alot of business owners selling quality goods and services. One such company caught my eye – Cocofair. I attended a wine tasting that was teamed with a gourmet chocolate tasting of decadent…