Hunter Valley

“You like wine? Then you have to go to Hunter Valley! You should book a tour.” Since I landed in Sydney, a lot of people have been telling me where to go, and what I need to see while I’m down here. It’s proving almost impossible to do everything, as whenever I cross one thing…

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 deal for a 120 min spa treatment, which included a 60 minute Swedish massage, a…

A Night at Leipzig Country House

About a month or so ago, I reached (what I thought was) the peak of my mid-year slump and decided to get out of the city to relax and recharge. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and happened across an ad for Leipzig Country House & Winery's winter special and instantly knew that this was…

My Best Friend’s Wedding: Kitchen Tea

In 2016 my beautiful best friend became a Mrs, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as her maid of honour. I was even luckier to have had Caryn, professional bridesmaid, as my co-pilot, and together we arranged for Leanne’s kitchen tea to be held at Four & Twenty in Wynberg. The venue was gorgeous –…

Bastille Festival

On Sunday, Leanne and I made our way to Franschhoek to celebrate Bastille Festival. Bastille Day (celebrated today, 14 July, in France) is a celebration of the French Revolution, and with this is mind, we descended on the small town, ready to celebrate freedom with pastries, cheese and wine. Making our way throught the town,…

Good Food & Wine Show 2014

On Saturday, Leanne and I attended the Good Food and Wine Show 2014 at the CTICC. And, let’s be honest, after my last two (frankly too emotional for my own liking) posts, aren’t you glad I’m back to blogging about food and clothes? Disclaimer: I didn’t manage to take many (well, any, to be completely…

Throwback Thursday: Sunset Selfie Cruise

  “I heard it’s going to storm later.” I looked out the window, at the blue sky outside as my co-worker stood next to me and delivered this line. Through A Fashion Friend, I was going on a sunset cruise sponsored by Jimmy Jagga. My co-worker however, decided to jinx us. The cruise had been postponed…

Let Them Eat Cake: A Guide to Making a Homemade Minion Cake

It was my sister’s 11th birthday earlier in the week, and she really wanted a minion cake. After scouting around cake shops, I decided to try to make one myself because there was no fricking way I was spending R400 for something I could make myself. I checked the internet for some “DIY minion cake” recipe…

Taste of Cape Town

Yesterday I attended my first Taste of Cape Town, held at the Green Point cricket club on a gorgeously warm day. The currency for the festival is “scoins”, and R100 gets you a booklet of 20 scoins. Which, when you think about it, is really clever as most people (myself included) walk around going “oh…