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Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section.

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#DesignIndaba2017: Emerging Creative Kgotso Letwaba

Kgotso Letwaba, founder of fashion label The After Skool Life and one of Design Indaba's Emerging Creatives, creates activewear informed by his love of sport and street art. We chat to him about design and authentic storytelling for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 3 days ago

Elegant dining at the V&A's Life Grand Café

If you're looking for refined bistro food in an artfully designed space with a flourish of stylish ambiance look no further than the recently opened concept restaurant, the Life Grand Café at the V&A Waterfront.

By Ruth Cooper 17 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Tumelo Mosaka chats CTAF

Over 75 exhibitors from established and emerging art centres will be showcasing their art for the fifth edition of the Cape Town Art Fair (CTAF) at the Convention Centre from 17-19 February 2017. We got in touch with chief curator Tumelo Mosaka to get some insight on what it takes to create and curate an event of this scale.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Bold designs and bold moves with Zana

Zana products have become increasingly recognisable and desirable, both locally and internationally. We chat to Melissa Lawrence, marketing, PR and social media manager, at Zana for #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 6 Feb 2017

#DesignMonth: Eat your (he)art out with LionHeart

Almost too pretty to eat, the cakes designed and created by “bake-tresses” and bffs, Nikki Albertyn and Karmen de Reuck, are true edible artworks. We got in touch with Nikki; confectionery queen and co-founder of online bakery LionHeart to chat delicious design for Bizcommunity's #DesignMonth.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Feb 2017

Alice Phoebe Lou returns

Soulful Capetonian singer and songwriter Alice Phoebe Lou has recently returned to home soil after a successful stint of living and performing in Berlin. We got in touch with her to find out more about this move as well as her thoughts on our local music scene.

By Ruth Cooper 1 Feb 2017

Four festival highlights from Up The Creek 2017

Up The Creek 2017 may have started with charcoal coloured clouds, torrential rain, thunder and lightning, yet despite this moody AF start it was one of the best UTCs I've been to yet.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Jan 2017

Bigger and better plates for Dalliance's new menu

Kove Collection's Dalliance in the V&A Waterfront recently launched their 2017 menu which now boasts full portion dishes in addition to the previous tapa options.

By Ruth Cooper 30 Jan 2017

What's new at Sun City

A much loved and popular holiday destination for local and international families since the late 70s, Sun City has been synonymous with fun-filled family holidays, glitzy gambling, and an OTT African kitsch style that tourists just can't seem to get enough of.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2016

'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' captures the Potterverse magic

I'm a pretty big Harry Potter fan, like really big. I mean I travelled to Italy with my sister in 2011 and, of all the amazing things we did and places we saw, I'm pretty sure we were most excited about seeing 'The Deathly Hallows Part 2'...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Fine dining fast food with Chefs

Growing food trends show a return to basics, a desire for sustainable and authentic produce and a transparency from chefs and restaurants when it comes to where and how your food is sourced and prepared.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Nov 2016

#EntrepreneurMonth: Unique activewear with Mieke

On the back of a successful reception at the recent Autumn/Winter 2017 SA Fashion Week, up-and-coming fashion designer Mieke Vermeulen launched her collection of uniquely South African activewear.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Nov 2016

Five reasons to visit the Breedekloof Wine Valley

A common misconception about the Breedekloof Wine Valley is that it's only home to large-scale wine producing cooperatives. True, Breedekloof is one of the largest wine producing areas in the Cape, however, this wine region offers so much more than that...

By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2016

The new sounds of Toya Delazy

After a stint of living and performing in the UK and recent African tour, Toya Delazy aka Latoya Buthelezi is back on home ground, bringing with her a new attitude and an edgier tone.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Nov 2016

A taste of the new menu at The Kitchen at Maison

The Kitchen at Maison has always been one of my top restaurants to make a drive out to, a perfect spot to take a group of friends for lengthy and lazy lunching.

By Ruth Cooper 8 Nov 2016

Leafy suburb sophistication at the Alphen's new Blanko

Besides being one of the best cities in the world (so much bias), Cape Town is increasingly getting recognised as a top foodie destination; a veritable gallivanting gastronomer's dream city.

By Ruth Cooper 2 Nov 2016

#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

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