The West Coast of South Africa is dry and barren. Yet, its rich in culture and has some unexpected surprises. One is Club Mykonos just outside Langebaan. Club Mykonos is a replica of its Greek namesake. It offers a weekend escape for those unable to make it to the real thing. Orange sunrises are followed… Read More West Coast Wonders #weskus
I learnt how to fold a samoosa, make a mean Cape Malay curry and prepare a party plate of Daltjies or Chilli Bites. All thanks to Zainie Misbach of Bo-Kaap Cooking Tours. Feeling like a savoury triangle? Proceed to fold samoosa dough into a pocket, then fill with a ground beef mixture. Use your three… Read More Culture Cooking Bo-Kaap Style
Zainie Misbach grew up in the Bo-Kaap. She went to school here and today she teaches others about the culture and food of this colourful culture hub of Cape Town. Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour is her business and she shares the kitchen with her son and daughter-in-law who are all involved in this business. We met… Read More Bo-Kaap Cooking Tour #CapeTown
Every weekend is precious but the way you get the weekend going makes some better than others. Step number one…knock off a little early. Step number two is to have a plan. Have something lined up. With this in mind I left my office in Hermanus just after 15:00 and drove straight up Hemel-en-Aarde to… Read More Getting the Weekend Party Started
Thursday night and you can smell the weekend. Nothling like a cupcake and a glass of red wine to sweeten the weekend deal! Are you ready?
If beauty is in the eye of the beholder how does one attach a price to that beauty without being subjective? Having to buy art again to dress up empty walls I became aware of the price of building a collection. You need to know where to go and what to buy. Hermànus FynArts presented… Read More The Price of Art
How I love to eat! Eat and drink actually. But the good stuff. The finger licking, lip smacking goodies. It’s not often that I rattle the pots and make the gas sing. When I do its magic. Even if I say so myself. Magic and only (very) occasionally a bit of something burnt. This weekend… Read More And The Secret Ingredient?
A real deal maker/breaker question. When the sun is out living is easy. When the South Easter picks up in Cape Town its a different story. Unattractive altogether. It could turn horror as the wind turns up a knot. Tonight is one of those rainy nights with a wind resembling an angry witch out on… Read More Can You Stand The Rain?
You may have the universe if I may have Venice! Slight adaption of a quote I read somewhere. Venice is dreamy, friendly and so hopelessly romantic. There is so much to discover. So many surprises to be had. I feel the only way to explore Venice is to toss the map and get utterly and… Read More Venice For Me Please!
Think Pinotage and the name Beyers Truter comes to mind. Today we celebrate national Pinotage day and its only appropriate to celebrate with Beyerskloof. #localislekker