imageBetty Blue Bistro had been on the top of my Hermanus restaurant list, and I arranged to meet my UK friend Lisa Harlow there for lunch, seven months after my last visit to the famous whale-watching town. There is little blue (only on the exterior of the building), a fresh buttercup yellow dominating the decor! (more…)

Tuk-tuk+taxi+XXX+high+resAfter banning Tuk Tuk taxis in Cape Town four years ago as they were not licensed, the City of Cape Town is now encouraging the owners of the three-wheel Tuk Tuk taxis to apply for the 80 licenses they are making available as a public transport service in conjunction (more…)

imageLast Saturday evening my friend Giulio Loggerian and I dined at La Sosta restaurant in Swellendam, which won Eat Out Best Italian restaurant in 2014. It was an unusual experience in a number of respects, especially in that the owners themselves describe La Sosta as an ‘Italian restaurant with a twist’! (more…)

imageThe international ‘The Power of Poison’ exhibition has opened in the Watershed in the V&A Waterfront, and is an exciting display of live and replica poisonous snakes, spiders, butterflies, scorpions, ants, and more for adults and children. Expect to see references to Harry Potter, Alice in (more…)

Koekedoor 2016 contestantsThe first episode of Season 2 of Koekedoor, the reality show on kykNET which started baking on Thursday evening, awarded one of its two prizes to its only male contestant out of the total of ten amateur bakers. The episode was unique (more…)

V&A WaterfrontThe Sweet Service Award goes to the V&A Waterfront parking, for opening the boom when I reported at the exit boom that I had paid R15 for the parking, but had forgotten the ticket inside the machine. When I had returned to the machine, the ticket had been taken. They opened the boom and let me out of the parking garage without question or further payment!



the-test-kitchen-cape-town-south-africa Conde Nast TravelerInfluential travel publication Condé Nast Traveler has announced its 2015 Readers Choice Top 15 Food Cities in the World. For the first time Cape Town is at the top of the list!  (more…)

imageLast Friday I attended the launch in Bishopscourt of Cointreau South Africa’s philanthropical program of upliftment, to find our country’s most creative woman through its Cointreau Creative Crew. The motto of the program is ‘#DreamDareCreate’, (more…)

imageWith an Israeli owner and Brazilian wife, an ex-Chef’s Warehouse chef, winelist and menu input sought from a bevy of Bloggers, and an amazing setting in Sunset Beach in Cape Town, the Bliss Boutique Hotel (more…)

Reuben's Franschhoek newReuben’s Franschhoek will close the doors on its current premises on the main road on 31 May, and will re-open at its new premises in September. (more…)

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