Digital Detox at Jacob’s Bay

A recent NY Times article reported the alarming stat that we’re spending upwards of three hours a day looking at our mobile screen, let alone the computer, Kindle, TV Screen, etc. Although part of my vocation involves a more than average time on social media, I’m still desirous of cutting down my online time. I’ve…

And in the news…

Really humbled by this feature! Thanks to Clinton & team at Independant for this piece in the Weekend Argus and Sunday Tribune. Just not so sure about the celebrity bit! I crave new experiences, and because of my love for people I love taking them along. I’m forever saying something along the lines of “Hey,…

3 Must-have Items for the Modern Man

There’s a new class of gentleman on the block – the urbane modern man. With a clipped confidence he navigates the urban space, and comfortably wears his role as an aesthete and epicure. This modern man of course owes some of his suave existence to his gear and gadgets. I have surveyed some of the…

Sanbona Wildlife Reserve

Two tears raced each other down opposite ends of my face; and were soon followed by several others hot on their heels. I’m the first to admit that I wear my heart on my sleeve – and sometimes my face happily leaks as a result. This experience, however, simply overwhelmed me. I’d spent the morning…

Wild Coast Guys Road Trip

“Just ease back slowly, you can do it,” Dirk assures me confidently. I follow his instructions, leaning back gently, and then let out a yell. Turning my head I’m suddenly reminded that I’m edging off a 20m cliff, with the crashing waves below adding to the suspense.  Slowly acclimatizing, I calm myself down, and push…

The Test Kitchen & Nederburg Wines: A match made in Heaven

We’ve all been to marriage ceremonies where we’ve thought, ‘This is the perfect fit – a marriage made in heaven’. Last week I was honoured to witness the coming together of the masterful culinary creations from South Africa’s top restaurant, The Test Kitchen, and some exceptionally fine wine from world-reknowned estate Nederburg . Coupled with…

Origin Coffee – Home Barista Course

Gone are the days where an icebreaker might be ‘what is your favourite restaurant?’ or ‘what is your most embarrassing memory?’ If you live in Cape Town, your safest bet may well be ‘how do you make your morning cup of coffee?’ There are the plunger folk, espresso aficionados, Nespresso yuppies, and of course the…

What is Devastation?

I thought I was devastated by the fire yesterday/today at Hout Bay, Cape Town. I’m not. Devastated is losing almost everything you own in a fire that spread because you couldn’t afford to live somewhere safe. Devastating is not having somewhere where to sleep and start again from the beginning. Devastating is not having the…

Aquila Private Game Reserve

It was a Thursday afternoon, and I was told rather desperately: “We’d like to see the Big 5, and leave South Africa on Saturday!” I knew, and my foreign guests knew, that the Kruger National Park was just not going to work. Taking their request seriously, I went to the wisest source of all things…

Interview with Chris Werge

Love the music and the man that is Chris Werge. Here’s a recent interview, and check out his new single Tell Me here on iTunes.   What’s it like as an emerging artist in the Cape Town music scene? To be honest, starting out as an artist in Cape Town has been extremely tough. It’s really…

The Top 3 Eggs Benedict in Cape Town

Perfected poached eggs, smothered in a delicate and golden hollandaise sauce, all served on a toasted muffin or rosti… welcome to my happy space! First birthed in a New York kitchen around 150 years ago, Eggs Bendict is now a feature on most reputable breakfast menus.  After years of searching for the best eggs Benedict in Cape Town, here…

It’s Great-in Greyton

‘Trump has won’. That was all the text message on my phone read. I sat in shock at the magnitude of it – too surprised to even take a sip of my coffee. Helen was the first person I saw, and upon breaking the news to her, she simply smirked and said: “C’est La Vie…