Imagine soft green mounds, rolling hills, wispy clouds, the gentle caress of the sun on your cheek, the sound of chirping birds and the nee-yow of golf carts in the distance. Imagine this and you might have a pretty good idea of what it might be like to stand overlooking the lush green grounds of Fancourt, the premier leisure resort on the Garden Route on a still-and-sunny winter's day morning.
By Ruth Cooper 23 Jul 2014 09:32
The talented five members of Potch band Monark have been caressing the radio airwaves and their listeners ears with their pop-friendly brand of indie rock since May of last year. This month sees the release of their debut album; "Negatives". We emailed founder and guitarist Ewald Jansen van Rensburg a few questions to find out more.
By Ruth Cooper 3 Jul 2014 11:51
With a new album, "Dear Silence Thieves", recently released and national tour currently underway we jumped at the chance to conduct an email interview with guitar god Dan Patlansky, gaining new insight into the album, the process and the man himself.
By Ruth Cooper 17 Jun 2014 10:38
The Red Carnation's The Twelve Apostles fine attention to detail and preference catering starts way before you arrive at this five-star boutique hotel and spa. Once a reservation is confirmed, so are your personal room preferences.
By Ruth Cooper 4 Jun 2014 10:49
If yearning for a quiet and remote getaway surrounded by spectacular nature, yet still privy to a few basic luxuries, then the De Hoop Nature Reserve, a world heritage site situated in the Overberg region just a few hours' drive from Cape Town might be just what you're looking for.
By Ruth Cooper 6 May 2014 10:23
Situated in the beating heart of Cape Town, one street above iconic Long Street, the Pepper Club Hotel and Spa caters to a trendy and jet-setting clientele.
By Ruth Cooper 5 May 2014 09:52
If you're like me you might have thought that the Wellness Warehouse stores only housed wasabi flavoured peanuts, organic face washes and super-healthy meals for the hippies and hipsters, but no, they also run a well-equipped beauty salon, WellSkin, which offers massages, facials, waxes and mani/pedis.
By Ruth Cooper 24 Apr 2014 09:35
It was the second coming of JC at GrandWest last night, or so the self-designed T-shirt of a fan and member of the audience proclaimed. Flinging it on stage during the encore he shouted: "I made this for you Jimmy." Carr, seemingly quite moved by this thoughtful gift, asked the guys profession. "Rapist," he replied succinctly.
By Ruth Cooper 1 Apr 2014 09:24
How does one define a designer these days? Designers are so much more than building constructors, typography poets and chair and vase crafters. Designers are creators, activists, humanitarians, revolutionaries, risk takers, visionaries.
By Ruth Cooper 3 Mar 2014 09:18
It's just gone 2.30pm in the heart of Cape Town as my fellow Creek-chers and I battle our way through the early Friday traffic and soaring temperatures. Destination: the hallowed land; that beautiful sanctuary boarded by the welcoming Breede River and temporary home to many music-loving lovelies. Up the Creek we're a' coming for you.
By Ruth Cooper 6 Feb 2014 10:25
It's been almost two years since likeable Cape Town comedian Nik Rabinowitz has performed at the Baxter Theatre and, as he mentioned, two years away from the stage equals a helluva lot of material - especially if you just so happen to live in this colourfully crazy country of ours.
By Ruth Cooper 5 Dec 2013 12:03
How about a little local rock n' roll fairy tale? Once upon a time, a small somewhat obscure band managed to win backstage passes to an event that featured one of their favourite international bands. Cue an encounter and handover of EP to a member of said band and the offer to come to record a debut album in his studio.
By Ruth Cooper 14 Nov 2013 12:04