Travel Thursdays: Hoi An, Vietnam

From Phu Quoc island we flew to Hoi An… Well actually we first had to fly back to Ho Chi Minh and then from there flew to Hoi An because there’s no direct flight.  So a bit of a mission, but not too unbearable as the first flight was only 1 hr and the […]

By |September 29th, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|

Big Boys The Third at The Kalk Bay Theatre – a must see!

Last week I popped in at the Kalk Bay Theatre for a new show called Big Boys The Third.

Featuring real-life brothers, Ash & Brad Searle, the show is the 3rd installment of a story of two brothers who find themselves in pretty crazy situations.

After two sell out hit shows, number 3 promises even more […]

By |September 27th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|
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    Uncorking my creativity with Nederburg Ingenuity wines & Come Wine With Us

Uncorking my creativity with Nederburg Ingenuity wines & Come Wine With Us

A few weeks ago Nederburg challenged Come Wine With Us guests to uncork their creativity with their range of Ingenuity wines.

Now I may not be the biggest artist/creative, but I do love wine, so I figured hey… maybe wine-fueled creativity has been more my vibe all along. 😉

I had not heard of Nederburg’s Ingenuity […]

By |September 24th, 2016|Wine appreciation|0 Comments|

Travel Thursdays: Phu Quoc island, Vietnam

If you missed my first Vietnam post, click here… if not, read on! 🙂

So from Ho Chi Minh City we jumped on a 1 hour local flight to Phu Quoc island.  But before we move on – we flew with VietJet Air which is cheap (cost us around R650 pp for each internal flight), […]

By |September 22nd, 2016|Travel|0 Comments|
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    My stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel (including a look at The Stellenbosch Kitchen)

My stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel (including a look at The Stellenbosch Kitchen)

A few weeks ago I was invited to stay at The Stellenbosch Hotel which had recently undergone a bit of a revamp.  Located right in the heart of Stellenbosch town, the hotel was built on land that was granted by Governor Simon van der Stel somewhere between 1692 and 1701.  It was then restored […]

Food & wine evenings with Fairview Wine Estate

This past winter, the awesome folks at Fairview Wine & Cheese in Paarl hosted a series of food & wine evenings at their Goatshed restaurant.

This is in fact an annual food & wine series (which I didn’t know), so if you missed out on it this year, be sure to add it to your […]

By |September 17th, 2016|Places to dine|0 Comments|

Travel Thursdays: Ho Chi Minh City (aka Saigon), Vietnam

Towards the end of July, bestie Leigh and I embarked on a flirty 10 day trip through Vietnam.  We booked our flights through www.travelstart.co.za which offered the best options by far.   We flew with Emirates Airlines via Dubai arriving in Ho Chi Minh in the South of Vietnam and then on the way back […]

By |September 15th, 2016|Travel|2 Comments|

Tapas & cocktails over at Café Royale

Café Royale is a cute little French-style café located at the Cape Royale Luxury Hotel in Green Point.  Their normal trading hours used to focus on breakfast & lunch, but they recently extended their hours for dinner & drinks with the launch of a sexy new tapas & cocktail menu.

I joined a group of […]

By |September 12th, 2016|Places to dine|0 Comments|
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    The Cape Town City Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty now on at the Artscape

The Cape Town City Ballet’s The Sleeping Beauty now on at the Artscape

Last weekend I watched the Cape Town City Ballet’s latest production of The Sleeping Beauty which is currently showing at the Artscape Opera House.

Now if you’ve been craving a classic ballet with beautiful set changes and glamorous costumes, this is going to be right up your alley.

I actually had a bit of a blind […]

By |September 9th, 2016|On stage|0 Comments|

Travel Thursdays: AfrikaBurn 2016

OK, so AfrikaBurn doesn’t technically count as “travel” in the sense that it’s still local, but I think travelling deep into the Karoo qualifies it just this once. 😉

For those who are not familiar with AfrikaBurn it’s an annual event which takes place in the Tankwa Karoo where people from all walks of life […]

By |September 8th, 2016|Festivals, Travel|0 Comments|