Author: Jeanne Carstens

7 Instagrammable Eateries in and around Cape Town

by Jeanne Carstens on 20 February 2020

They say that a place is only worth its salt if the bathroom can deliver proper Instagrammable-selfies. Well, that and its menu, of course! Cape Town and its surroundings are filled to the brim with beautiful spots to grab a bite to eat or just a much-needed coffee. Charming views aside, we’ve decided to create … Continue reading “7 Instagrammable Eateries in and around Cape Town”

Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition

by Jeanne Carstens on 12 December 2019

There are a few things that make Cape Town a rather unique destination to visit. From the many eateries and gin bars in Bree Street, the jazz culture, hearing the adhan at sunrise and sunset, to the ever punctual Noon Gun ─ the city is a colourful tapestry of rich history and cosmopolitan flair. But … Continue reading “Tweede Nuwe Jaar: Cape Town’s Oldest Tradition”

It’s Always December In Durban!

by Jeanne Carstens on 22 August 2019

If you’re not into camping, the icy Atlantic Ocean, or general outdoor activities during the winter, then finding something to do for the whole family when it’s chilly outside can leave you in a bit of a pickle. Luckily, South Africa is blessed with both the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, which makes Durban an absolute … Continue reading “It’s Always December In Durban!”

Wild Clover: Blessing the Reins down in Africa

by Jeanne Carstens on 20 June 2019

It was a typical winter’s day in Stellenbosch. Everything was covered in mist, which meant that I was that person driving extremely slowly in order not to miss the Wild Clover turn off. ‘Should I wear my Woolworths boots?’, I kept pondering the previous evening. ‘Preferably a narrow shoe’, I was told. I’ve been on … Continue reading “Wild Clover: Blessing the Reins down in Africa”

Olive the things to love about Olives

by Jeanne Carstens on 25 April 2019

Whether you enjoy it on your pizza, in a freshly-baked focaccia bread, in a shaken-not-stirred Martini, or simply straight out of the jar, the olive is a wonderful, versatile little fruit! Every year the Riebeek Valley celebrates this Mediterranean climate delicacy with its annual Riebeek Valley Olive Festival. Ranging from award-winning olives, olive oils, jams, … Continue reading “Olive the things to love about Olives”

Say Yes To Inner-City Weddings!

by Jeanne Carstens on 31 January 2019

Have you ever wondered why we get married in a white dress? Contrary to popular belief, it’s not to symbolise purity (well, not entirely), but rather the fact that Queen Victoria was quite the fashion icon. A white dress was a sign of opulence and wealth in Western cultures. Before 1840, brides would wear different … Continue reading “Say Yes To Inner-City Weddings!”

You’ve got to steak it to make it: Celebrating 25 years of The Butcher Shop & Grill

by Jeanne Carstens on 8 November 2018

Walking along the Sea Point Promenade you’ll see people enjoying ice cream, sipping a glass of wine to compliment the sunset, or a few Capetonians trying to revive rollerblading. Situated on the famous Platinum Mile in Mouille Point, The Butcher Shop & Grill not only offers a beautiful view of the ocean and picturesque lighthouse, … Continue reading “You’ve got to steak it to make it: Celebrating 25 years of The Butcher Shop & Grill”

Where The Wild Flowers Are: 5 Hiking Trails on the West Coast

by Jeanne Carstens on 23 August 2018

As beautiful as the Namaqua region is during Flower Season, it can be a bit too far for a quick weekend getaway, and with the current restrictions on interprovincial travel, it’s not possible for everyone to get to the Northen Cape. Luckily, Namaqualand isn’t the only place to view this springtime splendour, nor is looking … Continue reading “Where The Wild Flowers Are: 5 Hiking Trails on the West Coast”

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