• Food & Drink,  Out & About

    Guardian Peak Wines

    Every month we try to get out of Cape Town to sample some of the wine farms and estates in Stellenbosch and surrounds. This weekend, we decided to venture out to Guardian Peak for lunch and a tasting. I had enjoyed their Merlot with one of my ucook orders previously, and was looking forward to trying out the rest of the range. After taking wrong turn due to come vague signage, we eventually reached our destination, and were floored at the views. It was a cloudy day, and by contrast the green, lush vines that welcomed us seemed brighter, set…

  • Avondale Wine in Paarl
    Food & Drink,  Out & About

    FABER at Avondale

    On Sunday we decided to venture out and try a place we had never been before. So, after some searching, we settled on Avondale Wine Farm. Avondale’s ethos is “Terra Est Vita” (“Soil is Life”), and it’s reflected throughout –…

  • Hair & Beauty

    Advanced Night Repair: A Love Letter

    In my previous Estee Lauder post, I mentioned that I was most excited to try the Advanced Night Repair – the award-winning (too many to name), cult classic (it was originally launched in 1982) and bestseller (nine bottles are sold…

  • Hair & Beauty

    Mini Review: MAC minis

    Confession: up until like, last week or so, I had never tried or bought a MAC product. I thought it was over-hyped and overpriced, and to be completely honest, the sales women inside always intimidated me. But, walking past the…

  • Food & Drink

    Soup & Wine at Vondeling

    On Saturday we were invited for lunch at Vondeling Wines to celebrate their first soup and wine pairing event. Although the sun was out, the air was still chilly enough for us to look forward to and appreciate promised fireplace…

  • Food & Drink

    Stellenbosch Wine Festival

    This past weekend saw Pick ‘n Pay’s Stellenbosch Wine Festival held… well, not in Stellenbosch. For the first time ever, the Stellenbosch Wine Festival took place on the North Wharf at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. Which may be…