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Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon
Luxe living at the Lanzerac: Why you should visit this Stellenbosch icon

As we drove up the long, tree-lined driveway into Lanzerac Wine Estate I knew that the next 24 hours were going to be special.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 hours ago

This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door
This Cape Town startup delivers restaurant-grade meat directly to your door

Buyfresh is online butchery supplying ethically-sourced, top quality meat at affordable prices to discerning Cape Town omnivores as well as the city's restaurant trade...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 1 day ago

Here's to entering the West Coast way of living
Here's to entering the West Coast way of living

I recently got to experience the blooming Spring season on a road trip to the West Coast, which is just about an hour and a half's from Cape Town; and although the flower season is nearing its end, it sure does make for an amazing sight...

By Robin Fredericks 1 day ago

The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant
The choice is simple at the waiter-less CHEFS restaurant

There's been a lot of debate lately about whether or not the hospitality industry should ban tipping. One restaurant in Cape Town that's taken a stand is CHEFS, where there are no gratuities because there are no waiters at all...

By Eugene Yiga 2 days ago

Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor
Meet the Maker: Dry Dock Liquor

Samantha Snedorf chats to Martin Pienaar, co-owner of Dry Dock Liquor - a boutique liquor store on 4th Ave Parkhurst in Johannesburg...

By Samantha Snedorf 14 Sep 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Billionaire boys and The Predator returns
#OnTheBigScreen: Billionaire boys and The Predator returns

Billionaire Boys Club, The Predator, Sgt Stubby: An All American Hero and Submergence open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 14 Sep 2018

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Ruby chocolate makes its striking debut in South Africa

Belgian-Swiss cocoa company Barry Callebaut officially unveiled ruby chocolate in September last year, much to the delight of confectioners, chefs and average chocolate-loving consumers around the globe...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 13 Sep 2018

What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red
What's cookin' good lookin'? Masterclass at the Radisson Red

It's not often that you get a chance to tap into secrets of the cheffy arts in a fun way, but in keeping with its ever so off-the-wall vibe, the Radisson Red hotel has launched culinary masterclasses with Zola Nene and Morné Botha...

By Nicci Botha 13 Sep 2018

Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm
Benguela Cove: more than just a wine farm

Drinking a glass of bubbly is not what I particularly felt like when I arrived at Benguela Cove on a cold and rainy winter's morning...

By Ilse van den Berg 12 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin
Meet the Maker: Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin

In this week's #MeetTheMakers, Samantha Snedorf visits the Sugarbird Cape Fynbos Gin producers and chats to Brendan Witherspoon, Sugarbird's brand ambassador and trade marketing manager...

By Samantha Snedorf 7 Sep 2018

Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange
Get ready to dress up to the nines for #5ForChange

Turning seven this year, 5 For Change has been an annual highlight on the Cape Town social and philanthropic calendar. In 2018, however, its founders are shaking things up...

By Sindy Peters 7 Sep 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, a demonic nun, and a black klansman
#OnTheBigScreen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, a demonic nun, and a black klansman

Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story, Blackkklansman, The Nun and Mile 22 open at local cinemas this weekend...

By Daniel Dercksen 7 Sep 2018

Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature
Book into a farm cottage for a getaway that brings you nearer to nature

Agritourism or farm stays is a growing hospitality sector and the reasons why are clear: better bang for the buck and an opportunity to be nearer to nature...

By Brian Berkman 6 Sep 2018

Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story
Amy Jephta on writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story

Writer Amy Jephta shares a few thoughts with Daniel Dercksen about writing the screenplay for Ellen: The Ellen Pakkies Story...

By Daniel Dercksen 6 Sep 2018

New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe
New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe

The multi award-winning and internationally recognised La Colombe in Constantia recently underwent a significant design revamp and now with young Chef James Gaag at the helm and a refreshed menu, a visit would be very well timed...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Sep 2018

Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide
Grassroots trading to luxury leather leader: The journey of Jekyll and Hide

Jekyll and Hide founder Bernard Bultemeier talks luxury leather, global expansion, the challenges facing independent retail today and why we'll all be wearing backpacks soon...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 4 Sep 2018

#FreshOnTheShelf: Craft beer, beverages and bubbly
#FreshOnTheShelf: Craft beer, beverages and bubbly

In #FreshOnTheShelf, we round up some of our favourite food and beverage products that have hit the retail shelves recently...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 3 Sep 2018

Fleur le Cordeur: a business in bloom
Fleur le Cordeur: a business in bloom

Fleur le Cordeur is about blessing people on their special occasions - especially on their wedding day. The company loves everything about anything that grows from soil, and especially using these gifts from nature to bless people...

By Eugene Yiga 3 Sep 2018

Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery
Meet the Maker: Inverroche Distillery

Inverroche can only be found after a long drive out from the Mother City. Situated in Stillbaai or Stillbay, it's not called still for nothing...

By Samantha Snedorf 31 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: New local romance, muppets for adults, and a psychosexual French thriller
#OnTheBigScreen: New local romance, muppets for adults, and a psychosexual French thriller

Looking For Love, Hotel Transylvania 3: Summer Vacation, First Purge, The Happy Time Murders and Eva open at local cinemas this weekend.

By Daniel Dercksen 31 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire
#WomensMonth: Jandri Van Zyl on building a Cape Town cake empire

Jandri Van Zyl's sweet dreams of building a crowd-pleasing cake-haven have steadily been realised since her business The Velvet Cake Co. launched in 2012 to public acclaim.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 29 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand
#WomensMonth: Maira Koutsoudakis on building a luxury lifestyle brand

Maira Koutsoudakis is the CEO of the Life Group of Companies, a luxury lifestyle and hospitality specialist, which she owns and operates with her husband and business partner, engineer John Koutsoudakis...

By Eugene Yiga 28 Aug 2018

Failing at Flammkuchen, winning at wine tasting
Failing at Flammkuchen, winning at wine tasting

Give me any recipe, or not even a recipe at all, and I'd be able to whip you up a finger-lick'n-good meal in no time. Pasta alla Norma, any type of risotto your heart desires, bobotie, or braaibroodjies...

By Ilse van den Berg 27 Aug 2018

#OnTheBigScreen: Crazy Rich Asians, The Wife, and a robotic dog
#OnTheBigScreen: Crazy Rich Asians, The Wife, and a robotic dog

Crazy Rich Asians, The Wife, A.X.L and Equalizer 2 open at local cinemas this week...

By Daniel Dercksen 24 Aug 2018

Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste
Meet the Maker: Ginologist, where science meets good taste

Ginologist is a scientifically distilled gin that has made waves in the gin community in spite of its relatively short time on the shelves...

By Samantha Snedorf 24 Aug 2018

Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range
Durbanville Hills reveals whimsical new wine range

Situated 20 minutes away from Cape Town's CBD, against the Tygerberg Hills, the winery not only offers an unobstructed view of Table Mountain, Table Bay, and Robben Island, but also an extraordinary terroir which makes for great wines - sold in many restaurants and shops nationwide...

By Ilse van den Berg 24 Aug 2018

Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu
Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu

For uncompromisingly good food in a relaxed winelands setting, I will often recommend Terroir Restaurant at Stellenbosch wine farm Kleine Zalze...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa
#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa

Malawian-born yet Joburg-residing Billie Zangewa is the featured artist for the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Aug 2018

Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation
Enjoy ultimate relaxation with a cruise vacation

If it is relaxation you are after - and who isn't - then a cruise vacation is very hard to beat. Unpack just once and be transported from one glam stop to the next...

By Brian Berkman 22 Aug 2018

Coco Safar introduces dinner menu
Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2018

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