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Connell Cruise-ing

South Africa-born pop artist Connell Cruise has been making quite a stir across the seas. With the recent release of EP 'Into the Wild' with label Island Records this stir is predicted to get even bigger. We sent him a few questions to find out about life in the Big Apple and new EP.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Aug 2015 10:09

Country charm at Cascade

Along a dirt road a couple of kilometres outside of Paarl, and against a backdrop of the lush Klein Drakenstein Mountains and a gushing waterfall, you will find the charming four-star boutique hotel, Cascade Country Manor.

By Ruth Cooper 18 Aug 2015 11:37

[#WomenInBiz] Q&A with Zolani Mahola

Zolani Mahola, the powerhouse and voice behind the ever-popular band Freshlyground, chats about Women's Month, as well as what it means to be a powerful woman in South Africa.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Aug 2015 08:59

[#WomenInBiz] Comedy Queen Nina Hastie

Comedian Nina Hastie, one of five women nominated for the Savanna Comic's Choice Awards, chats about the forthcoming awards, Women's Month...

By Ruth Cooper 6 Aug 2015 10:08

A Jim Jefferies smack down

Taking on a professional comedian at their game should really be a universal no-no for practically anyone, unless you have a severe death wish.

By Ruth Cooper 31 Jul 2015 11:10

Ten ways to live more greenly

I recently returned from Greenpop's Festival of Action volunteer programme in Zambia, which aims to address and educate locals and volunteers on the severe deforestation issues that the country faces.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Jul 2015 10:30

Fifty Shades of Green

Boom, boom, boom - the sound of new beginnings, the beat of change. Boom ba boom ba boom - the pulse of Livingstone, the soundtrack to the Green life...

By Ruth Cooper 27 Jul 2015 11:18

The future filmmaker - Experiments in experiential cinema

Sunday, 17 May: 9pm: Right, turn the volume up. An eerily ambient soundtrack fills the car, as does a voice: "Hello and welcome to The Endemic Project"...

By Ruth Cooper 24 Jun 2015 09:46

Social sharing at Graciales

Graciales Social, a trendy tapas bar and restaurant, is the latest addition to the new Peddlars & Co set up. Joining the elegantly Italian Volaré, the relaxed Oak Terrace and homey pub The Local. Graciales offers chic cocktails and unique tapas in a laid-back yet trendy environment.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Jun 2015 11:23

The Gentle Approach

Have you ever stopped to wonder just how much styling or product goes into your hair on an everyday basis? Most hair products contain synthetic substances and chemicals, all of which can be very damaging to the hair.

By Ruth Cooper 27 May 2015 11:13

Alan Committie chats Comics' Choice Awards

We get the inside scoop from comedian and Comics' Choice Awards director, Alan Committie, about the upcoming awards.

By Ruth Cooper 20 May 2015 13:41

Natural beauty at GojiSpa

It can be somewhat of a daunting experience getting your hair done at a new place from a new person who might not be attuned to your particular hair quirks.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2015 11:28

Elegant Italian at Peddlar's Volaré

Volaré means 'to fly or soar' in Italian and I suppose that is exactly what Chef Brad Ball's aim was when he came on board to revamp the previous, somewhat dingy, restaurant at the recently rebranded Peddlars & Co.

By Ruth Cooper 23 Mar 2015 13:38

Find your foodie zen at Kyoto Garden Sushi

Nestled in-between Kloof Street's bustling trendy pubs and restaurants, one finds a refreshing Asian oasis in the form of the 2014 Eat Out Award-winning Kyoto Garden Sushi...

By Ruth Cooper 11 Mar 2015 10:14

Lights, camera, fashion!

The Mercedes-Benz Bokeh South African International Fashion Film Festival and conference is back after a successful debut last year...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2015 09:27

Lovely living at Laborie

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

'Sustainable self-expression' at Swordfern

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

Five things about 'Youthless'

Today marks the pre-order release of Shortstraw's brand new album, 'Youthless', on iTunes. I emailed this quirky-kins band a few questions about their third full-length album, which is set for official release on 5 January, 2015.

By Ruth Cooper 15 Dec 2014 11:53

Cowspiracy - ignoring the 'cow' in the room

The jury may still be out on the long-term health benefits of the Banting diet, but what isn't up for debate is the destructive repercussions of the mass consumption of meat, fish and dairy on the environment...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Dec 2014 10:22

Whimsical White Room is a winner

Theatrical yet honest, chic yet simple, oh so sophisticated yet still relatable, sounds like a bit of a tricky contradiction to balance; however The White Room at Dear Me manages to embody all these adjectives and more.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Nov 2014 11:46

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