imageFour years since Uber was established with a very identifiable logo, it has changed its brand identity, probably causing a panic amongst regular Uber (more…)

imageIn my early days of operating in Plettenberg Bay for the first time nine years ago, Lemon Grass was a small specialized restaurant inside Milkwood Manor, located close to the Lagoon. It was highly regarded in its day.  Finding Equinox Restaurant closed for its holiday break when I visited the town two weeks ago, I went to Lemon Grass, (more…)

Valentine 2Romance is in the air and restaurants in Cape Town and the Winelands are generously offering special menus for the romantic highlight of the year.

Cape Town (more…)

Valentine_under_the_STARSFor the third year running ‘Valentine under the STARS‘ will be held in Cape Town, organized by Barbara Lenhard and Florian Gast of Opulent Living Experiences. For the first time the Valentine’s show will be held at a brand new venue, and will run over two evenings next weekend. (more…)

imageDespite a promise in October that the major impediments to tourism created by the notorious Visa Regulations would be addressed within three months, little progress appears to have been made. (more…)

wine Festival StellenboschThe Stellenbosçh Wine Festival is about to get the juices flowing at Coetzenburg Sports Grounds this afternoon, in the capital of the wine industry, and runs until Sunday.

A jam-packed program promises: (more…)

Franschhoek-Summer-Wines-31-300x199Franschhoek is celebrating the best of its white wines, Rosés, and MCCs at Franschhoek Summer Wines, to be held at Leopard’s Leap Family Vineyards tomorrow (Saturday 6 February) from 12h00 – 17h00. (more…)

CassiniThe Sweet Service Award goes to Cassani Motors in Plett. While driving to Plettenberg Bay, a petrol attendant noticed that a coolant pipe had a crack in it. I managed to get to Plett safely, but did not want to risk the return journey without having it seen to.  I popped in at Cassani Motors in Plett’s industrial area, on a recommendation. Owner Mauro had a look, and quickly made a plan to do a temporary fix. Not only did he fix the problem quickly, pushing all his other work to the side, but he also charged a ludicrous price of R50!


imageChef David Higgs has been a real tease, revealing small bits of detail about his new restaurant, such as its location, its view, its restaurant inspiration, its offering in food and drinks, its opening date, its associated businesses, food preparation style, and its chef, (more…)

imageToday I attended an interesting Nederburg event held at MOMA Gallery on Buitengracht Street, to create awareness for new labels for the wines in the Nederburg range, as well as a new TV commercial. The new pay-off line for the brand is ‘There’s always a story (more…)

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