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Orapeleng Modutle chats Joburg Fashion Week and Forbes 30

We chat to go-to-designer-for-the-stars, Orapeleng Modutle, about his spring/summer showcase seen at AFI as well as his reaction to being recently listed as one of the Forbes 30 Under 30 African Creatives...

By Ruth Cooper 8 Oct 2018

Wolf Alice chats Rocking the Daises and Gardens

We chat to Wolf Alice's bass guitarist Theo Ellis about their debut SA tour, winning the 2018 Mercury Prize and more...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Oct 2018

Delaire Graff Spa introduces new spa menu and facilities

I mean is there anything better than treating yo'self to a spa day, like a full-on one, including multiple treatments with ample time to indulge in saunas and steam rooms as well a sumptuous three-course lunch between pamperings...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Sep 2018

Empowering womxn in food with new conference FOOD XX

FOOD XX, a brand-new food conference, brought to you by Studio H will be launching in Cape Town next year...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Sep 2018

New look and refreshed menu for La Colombe

The multi award-winning and internationally recognised La Colombe in Constantia recently underwent a significant design revamp and now with young Chef James Gaag at the helm and a refreshed menu, a visit would be very well timed...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Sep 2018

Sophisticated comfort food with Terroir's new winter menu

For uncompromisingly good food in a relaxed winelands setting, I will often recommend Terroir Restaurant at Stellenbosch wine farm Kleine Zalze...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Challenging stereotypes, Q&A with artist Billie Zangewa

Malawian-born yet Joburg-residing Billie Zangewa is the featured artist for the upcoming FNB Joburg Art Fair, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg from 6-9 September 2018.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Aug 2018

Coco Safar introduces dinner menu

Luxury patisserie, coffee emporium, and glamorous brunch spot, the flagship Coco Safar in Sea Point has been delighting palettes with indulgent treats and sumptuous coffee concoctions for breakfast and lunch since the beginning of the year, however, since early August the eatery now offers a dinner menu...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Aug 2018

#WomensMonth: Former Miss SA opens new gallery space in Cape Town

Sandy de Bruin, former owner of Country Living SA and winner of Miss South Africa in 1980, has recently turned her attention to the opening of No. 5 On Hudson, a new art gallery in Cape Town...

By Ruth Cooper 3 Aug 2018

Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu

Winter in Cape Town may be a gloomy and rainy affair yet cosy fireplaces, red wine quaffing, and hearty plates make the idea of heading out to dine super appealing...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2018

New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes

As a self-admitted foodie snob, it's not often that I whole-heartedly adore every dish placed in front of me when I eat out, let alone if there happens to be TEN dishes placed in front of me. However, this unicorn of a culinary experience happened last Saturday night at Upper Bloem Restaurant...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2018

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming

The recently launched music streaming platform JOOX South Africa aims to help promote local music and musicians through a strong catalogue of local artists and by partnering with major South African music events.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jun 2018

95 Keerom celebrates stuffed pasta with special menu this June

There's nothing like icy weather, torrential downpours and gloomy charcoal skies to tempt you to indulge in all the carbs. Perfect timing then that this June, Chef Giorgio Nava from authentic Italian restaurant 95 Keerom in Long Street introduces his special pasta ripiena menu...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: The authentic design stories of Thandazani Nofingxana

At only 21 years of age, Thandazani Nofingxana - a fashion and textile designer and one of the 2018 Design Indaba Top 40 Emerging Creatives - has already established a strong design aesthetic that draws from his culture and experience as a young African man.

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso

The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa...

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu

Grande Provence in Franschhoek has been serving up classic and delicious French-style dishes since 2004. October 2017 saw Chef Guy Bennet take over the kitchen and instil a stronger focus on championing locally sourced produce and a more modern style of South African cooking.

By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa

South African fans of the English electronic trip-hop band Morcheeba were finally honoured with a live performance from the duo last Friday, 6 April 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018

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