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Absolute deliciousness over at CHEFS

I’ve had my eye on CHEFS (situated at 81 St John’s St in Gardens) for quite some time now…

Sadly, due to some full-time adulting at a corporate gig at present, it escaped me for quite some time as they used to only be open Mon to Fri for lunch.

BUT then an awesome turn of […]

By |April 22nd, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|

Sea views & elegant dining at Mangata in Simon’s Town

A few weeks ago my friend Dax (from Relax with Dax) and I decided to venture out to Simon’s Town to try a new spot called Mangata.  Situated about one street up from the water’s edge, Mangata offers some really nice views along with a more sophisticated dining experience compared to some of the […]

By |April 20th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|
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    Music lovers should not miss Elton and friends currently showing at Kalk Bay Theatre until 29 April

Music lovers should not miss Elton and friends currently showing at Kalk Bay Theatre until 29 April

Do you love Elton John, Queen, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Phil Collins, Rodriguez and pretty much every other great performer of our time?!  Then you definitely should not miss Elton and Friends currently showing at Kalk Bay Theatre.

Starring 4 amazing local talents the show takes you down an awesome musical memory lane that’ll have […]

By |April 16th, 2017|On stage|0 Comments|
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    My awesome stay at Aquila Private Game Reserve & a look at their brand spankin’ new spa

My awesome stay at Aquila Private Game Reserve & a look at their brand spankin’ new spa

When I got the invite to check out Aquila Private Game Reserve & their newly launched spa my thoughts were:  awesome little African getaway just 2 hours drive from Cape Town, 4 star luxury, spa pampering and a chance to see the big 5 up close… what person in their right mind would say […]

A return visit to Shio (and my updated thoughts)

If you missed my previous Shio feature, you can read my full review over here (which also features some great venue shots).  This is purely an update because at the time, there were a few dishes that missed the mark, but other dishes that were really great, hence my desire to go back and […]

By |April 10th, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|
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    Two very cool neighbourhood bars: SurfaRosa and Dust & Dynamite

Two very cool neighbourhood bars: SurfaRosa and Dust & Dynamite

Last week… after a rather disappointing meal… at a restaurant where they serve no wine (or even allow wine on the premises *cries softly into glass of Grapetizer*)… my friend Dax and I decided to venture out for some post-dinner drinks.

We ended up at two cool spots that deserve a notable mention each:  The […]

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    Harringtons (on Harrington Street) gives a fresh new look & feel to the old Assembly space

Harringtons (on Harrington Street) gives a fresh new look & feel to the old Assembly space

So the old Assembly space in Harrington Street has been given a new lease on life thanks to a collaboration between surf legends, Twiggy Baker and Jordy Smith, Guy Wood (who opened one of Durban’s Longest Running café Bars – Bean Bag Bohemia) and restaurateur Reg Macdonald (you’ll know Reg from Aces ‘n Spades, […]

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    Keen for some fine wining? Then join HQ Restaurant & Boschendal Wines next Wed, 5 April

Keen for some fine wining? Then join HQ Restaurant & Boschendal Wines next Wed, 5 April

Next Wed, 5 April 2017, HQ will be hosting another one of their Fine Wining dinners, this time partnering with Boschendal Wines.

Now I’ve been to a couple of these and there are two things that I can vouch for:

The wine is always flowing
It’s always a fun evening out

On the food front, […]

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    If you love a little bit of country & a good laugh, check out Angels on Horseback at Kalk Bay Theatre

If you love a little bit of country & a good laugh, check out Angels on Horseback at Kalk Bay Theatre

On Saturday eve I once again visited my favourite little theatre, the Kalk Bay Theatre, to check out a new show called Angels on Horseback.

Featuring two very sassy cowgals, Genna Galloway & Alicia McCormick, the show will have you slapping your thigh and stomping your feet as they give some classic country songs a […]

By |March 27th, 2017|On stage|0 Comments|

I check out The Raptor Room in Roeland Street

So there’s a new spot in my hood called The Raptor Room – actually they’re not thaaaaat new, they opened up towards the end of last year already…

It’s taken me a while to try them out, even though they’re literally 150m down the road, I think mainly because I was like “ja ja, […]

By |March 23rd, 2017|Places to dine|0 Comments|