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#SustainabilityMonth: Greenpop's Got Wood

This past September you may have noticed your social media feeds filling up with images of strapping young naked men covered by strategically placed foliage, wheelbarrows or watering cans.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Oct 2016

#SustainabilityMonth: Rocking the Daisies pioneer in festival greening

Since its inception in 2006, Rocking the Daisies has always striven to promote green principles and practices and over the years has further entrenched and expanded on these views and initiatives.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Oct 2016

Celebrate spring with the #StellaSessions

Flipping flip flops it's great to start feeling the first tendrils of spring start to unfurl in the Mother City - warm breezes and denim blue skies, I welcome you!

By Ruth Cooper 5 Oct 2016

#InnovationMonth: Navigating stories with VoiceMap's Iain Manley

We chat to founder Iain Manley about city storytelling for #InnovationMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2016

Polydimension progression with ISO

Today sees the release of ISO's latest album, 'Polydimension'. I got in touch with vocalist Richard Brokensha to find out about the band's sixth studio release as well as his thoughts on the SA music scene.

By Ruth Cooper 16 Sep 2016

Five things to do in Paarl and Wellington

I recently spent an enjoyable two days exploring, dining and drinking in Paarl and Wellington. Here are my top five activities when spending a weekend round these small-town parts.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Sep 2016

Overtime with Das Kapital

Dance Music DJ and producer Das Kapital recently launched a compilation album, Das Kapital Presents Overtime, showcasing 15 of the best new recordings from his Do Work Records stable. We chat to him to find out more as well as his plans when it comes to musical progression.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Sep 2016

#WomensMonth: Moyin Oloruntoba, focussing on African youth culture

Winner of the 2016 Fairlady Women of the Future Rising Star Award, the passionate Moyin Oloruntoba, shares some insights...

By Ruth Cooper 31 Aug 2016

Dramatic dining at Benguela on Main

I always look forward to meals and quite often they are the highlights of my day; planning them, preparing them and most importantly eating them is just so enjoyable and quite frankly the words "Shall we get a snack?" can immeasurably brighten my day.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Aug 2016

Time for Medicine Boy

Medicine Boy; a talented local duo act consisting of Andre Leo and Lucy Kruger offers a soulfully grimy and silkily dark sound and aesthetic. We chat to Lucy Kruger about their new LP 'Kinda Like Electricty' which releases today.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Aug 2016

Old charm at Webersburg

Webersburg, one of the oldest wine estates in South Africa is still looking pretty good for 219-years-old. Nestled on the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain just outside of Stellenbosch, this boutique estate boasts traditional Cape Dutch style buildings and cellars...

By Ruth Cooper 2 Aug 2016

J-Bay's best: Surf Lodge South Africa

Jeffreys Bay is synonymous with surfing. The multitude of beaches and point breaks surrounding this small coastal town, plus the fact that it boasts one of the best right hand point breaks in the world, attracts surfers of all skill levels.

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jul 2016

Lloyd Cornwall chats Tomorrowland Unite

Tomorrowland Unite, the live streaming version of the massive Belgium music festival Tomorrowland, comes to the Ticketpro Dome in Joburg this Saturday, 23 July.

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jul 2016

Reaching Stella heights

With so many top dining options in Cape Town and with new spots seemingly popping up on the hour, it's easy to forget that there are also top restaurants situated in hotels. I paid a visit to Stella Café and Bar at Southern Sun The Cullinan in the foreshore on Friday night and was truly impressed with this chic restaurant.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Shortstraw host Mandelapalooza

Joburg indie band Shortstraw plan to spread the warm and fuzzies on 17 July with a concert celebrating Mandela Day.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Jul 2016

#MandelaMonth: Katlego Maboe on the RACE (against time)

Well-loved presenter Katlego Maboe, best known for co-hosting on Expresso, recently wrote and recorded a song with the aim to raise awareness and funds for the Anti-Racism Network South Africa (ARNSA).

By Ruth Cooper 6 Jul 2016

Staycationing at the Vineyard Hotel

One of the things that makes the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands truly special is the grounds it is situated on. Expansive gardens that include a babbling river with jungly walk ways along it plus spectacular views of Table Mountain make this charming hotel a favourite for weddings, lengthy lunches and little staycations.

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2016

#YouthMonth: Precocious creations with Dane Dodds

We were first introduced to Dane Dodds in 2014 just after the release of his controversial music video for Dookoom.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Top young chef Katlego Mlambo

Semi-finalist of the 2015 San Pellegrino Young Chef competition and former chef at Ruste en Vrede, Katlego Mlambo chats to us about TV cheffing, food trends and emojis for #YouthMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2016

A forest getaway at Platbos

A two-hour drive from Cape Town, and just past Stanford, is a magical green oasis in the form of an ancient milkwood forest. Somewhat of an anomaly this lush 40 hectare forest has survived and flourished against all odds...

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jun 2016

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