23 April 2017

Springfontein Eats – Michelin Stars in the middle of the Overberg

From the misty Elgin apple farms, and gentle Hemel-en-Aarde Vineyards to the Kleinrivier Mountains, you will discover another world worth visiting. The Overberg – a tranquil, step back in tim...

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12 April 2017

Marigold - A debut for the French Fine Dining Town of Franschhoek

A debut for the French Fine Dining Town of Franschhoek, Marigold on the main street is the first authentically Indian restaurant of its kind and it’s making a fiery impression. Having recently...

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28 February 2017

Caroline Dub’s Her Top Three

“What’s your favourite fine-dining restaurant in Cape Town?” I must have heard that question a thousand times in my two decades of luxury travel. The trouble is our Mother City has become a culinary destination with world class restaurants popping up faster than you can say “tagliatelle”. That is of course, apart from all her other a...

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  • 2 December 2016

    ​ Testing the new Test Kitchen

    Cape Town’s world class Test Kitchen in the artsy neighbourhood of Woodstock has been redefined. And I was one of the first to experience it a couple of weeks ago. This may not sound particularly impressive for someone who never misses a beat when it comes to culinary, but given their c...

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  • 26 September 2016

    TEN THINGS TO PACK ON SAFARI ... AND WHY

    There’s nothing quite like the embarrassment of posing like a Kardashian in front of your light aircraft en route to your safari, only to be directed to unpack your bag because it’s over weight! Over-packing for a safari is common, but not surprising as the International luggage allowance is ...

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  • 25 August 2016

    Objet d'art Obsession

    Let’s face it … holidays are not just about beaches, safaris, wine, cuisine and relaxation. Retail therapy forms an essential part of the R&R mix! In fact, if the truth be known, you don’t need to be on holiday in Africa to shop in Africa !  We always say avoid the urge ...

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  • 28 July 2016

    COMING BACK DOWN TO EARTH, AFTER ELLERMAN

    Two weeks into my job as Marketing Manager for Classic Escapes and I get given a ninety-minute massage at Ellerman House! I’d never had such a long massage! How was I going to enjoy it when I knew that, one day, just like a good dream, it would come to an abrupt end? Then I remembered my moth...

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  • 20 July 2016

    IDIOM CUTS THE MUSTARD

    On Sunday we spontaneously lunched at Idiom, the Cape Winelands newest restaurant, tasting venue and a tribute to the Bottega family! It's so new that I’m confident in this case we are the grapevine you are hearing it from for the first time! The Bottegas have taken South African wine d...

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  • 23 June 2016

    WHEN YOU’VE ARRIVED - OUR DOUBLE DOSE AT THE STACK

    Let’s face it; these days we rarely have time to reconfigure our corkscrews without another restaurant popping up in Cape Town! This is good news right? It displays our pioneering popularity when it comes to food and wine on a global scale. But this is no restaurant. The Stack is a venu...

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  • 2 June 2016

    MORE-ISH BREAKFAST AT LADY CADOGAN

    Built at the turn of the 19th century and ‘Victorianised’ at the turn of the 20th century, this national monument in the heart of Cape Town is home to the now hip and historic Cape Cadogan hotel – owned and operated by the More Family. As foodie enthusiasts we found our Muesli Mecca her...

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  • 8 November 2015

    LIVING ON LIFE - AN ORANGE KLOOF INVITE

    The wisest Sunday morning decision I’ve made in a long time was undoubtedly accepting an Orange Kloof invite!  Kicking off at Cape Town’s Constantia Neck in the early hours on a fresh summer’s morning, determined to defy the regulars on their standard trails, we headed up Orange Kl...

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  • 1 October 2015

    SCOT’S SEARING WINTER SPECIAL

    If you haven’t yet graciously welcomed Winter Twenty Sixteen in The Mother City, then La Calombe will give you one good reason! Their celebrated winter special, which I had the privilege of experiencing this time last year, is back! Which, by the way cost a mere R350 per person for a three-co...

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