• 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 –…

  • 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…

  • Food & Drink

    What’s a celebration without food?

    I recently visited The Book Lounge for the launch of Ming-Cheau Lin’s book JUST ADD RICE – a collection of recipes and stories about growing up as a Taiwanese-South African. I had been following Ming-Cheau on Twittter (@mingcheau) and she…

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    โ€˜Straya Day

    My blog has been very quiet of late, but there’s a good reason for that. You see, on 13 January, after an 11 hour flight, I stepped off a Qantas aeroplane and walked through the airport and outside in the…

  • Food & Drink,  Out & About

    Stacking up

    “We’re going on an adventure” It was these words, uttered by Leanne, that resulted in us ending up at The Stack one Saturday, ย a Brasserie and Bar. We had taken the long way round – starting off in Hout Bay…

  • Food & Drink,  Out & About

    A Clay to Remember

    On a beautifully warm start of Spring Sunday, I decided to take my sisters out to check out the Clay Cafe in Hout Bay. We had been trying to find a lunch spot that was both reasonable and would appeal…

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    Beautiful Boschendal

    After what can only be described as one of the longest weeks of my life, I woke up on Sunday both extremely tired and yet excitedly ready for the day ahead. You see, Leanne and I had previously seen a…