Look most South African wine farms are pretty easy on the eye: rolling hills, flourishing vineyards, historical buildings, you know the deal. However Laborie Wine Farm in the heart of Paarl has surely got to be, at least, making it through to the final rounds of the wine farm beauty pageants.
By Ruth Cooper 10 Feb 2015 10:20
Swordfern, a quirky little beauty salon run by quirky beauties, situated on the infamous Harrington Street, is already, at only a little over a year old, making a name for itself as a one-stop shop for hair and beauty treatments for those a little more alternative.
By Ruth Cooper 29 Jan 2015 12:06
Situated at Nederburg's fine wine estate, The Red Table Restaurant is the epitome of everything classically and charmingly old world. Part of the historical Manor House completed in 1800, it feels as if one has been teleported back to a time when gentlemen wore monocles...
By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2014 12:35
Tumi, featuring Reason and Ziyon, recently released their music video for In Defense of My Art. With a provocatively strong African aesthetic the video has already received a fair amount of feedback. We chatted to award-winning director Kyle Lewis from Arcade Content to find out more...
By Ruth Cooper 11 Nov 2014 10:00
Pre- and post-massage selfies are good indicators of how good a treatment may be. Sans the crazy hair, my selfie post enjoying the Queen Victoria Hotel's newly opened Sanctuary Signature Spa's Mama Africa treatment did well to show the relaxing benefits that this caring treatment offers.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Nov 2014 13:00
It's no 'secret' that organic, free range and sustainable have been foodie buzzwords for some time now.
By Ruth Cooper 28 Oct 2014 13:04
Since its release, Dookoom's music video for Larney Jou Poes has sparked all sorts of controversy. Afriforum has gone as far as laying a complaint with the South African Human Rights Commission citing both song and video as hate speech inciting violence.
By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2014 11:47
Due to popular demand, after their successful debut SA tour in 2013, alternative Aussie rock band Dead Letter Circus are returning for a second running, performing at popular hangouts in Pretoria, Joburg and Cape Town. We emailed vocalist and lyricist Kim Benzie a few questions to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Oct 2014 11:07
With the recent announcement of British indie darlings Bombay Bicycle Club to headline Synergy Live and Sounds Wild in SA next month, I squealed excitedly (internally) when offered the opportunity to telephonically interview BBC bassist Ed Nash.
By Ruth Cooper 14 Oct 2014 11:29
It's a still-and-sunny Saturday afternoon, golden light bathes the bush, the smell of Renosterveld fynbos and dust is in the air as we silently approach a wild cheetah family gorged on a recently felled eland. The family (mother and kids) are lethargic stuffed full of the kill and sensibly enjoying an afternoon rest up after their large family lunch.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Sep 2014 10:54