Month: August 2017

Colour Explosion | #BotRiver

The annual Spring Weekend comes to the pretty little village of Bot River this weekend on 1-3 September with a kaleidoscope of exciting wine, delicious food and genuine, country-style fun in order. Just like the rainbow-theme it has adopted this year, the people of this Overberg town have lined up a dazzling spectrum of activities and fun that showcase the best of the region. In celebration of the awakening of nature in all its forms, all the participating wine farms will throw open their doors for visitors to taste their cellar gems and unique local produce through convivial farm hopping and pantry shopping. “The wineries of Bot River are truly a welcoming community and the Spring Weekend is one of our favourite occasions to showcase our farms and the riches to be found on them,” says Melissa Nelsen of Genevieve MCC. The tone for the jam-packed weekend programme will be set at the Best of Bot Wines exclusive dinner on Friday, 1 September. Then, on Saturday and Sunday, Bot River’s participating wineries will turn on the …

Bubbly Tasting | @HouseofJCleRoux

I was invited to experience the craftsmanship of The House of JC Le Roux’s fine Cap Classique and observe the time-honoured French tradition of bottle fermentation. Well known for their paired tastings, I tasted five of their MCC’s pre-selected by the Cellar Master, paired with Roses devine Handmade Nougat.

2018 Bokeh Fashion SA International Fashion Film Festival

Onwards and upwards! The Bokeh South Africa International Fashion Film Festival 2018 is prepped and ready to take you on a magic rollercoaster ride into the world of fashion film and glamour like never before! The prestigious festival, now in its fifth successful year, is charged and ready to get pulses racing with a host of new activities and international sponsors, culminating in the two prestigious Oscar-style red-carpet gala events to be held consecutively in both Johannesburg and Cape Town for the first time next year. “The Festival has grown each year in size and scope and we can confidently say that our local South African production is now the premier global Fashion Film Festival, attracting a host of new best-of-breed partners and entrants from around the world. We are proud to announce that Pernod Ricard has recently aligned with us through Jameson Irish Whisky, as have the iconic Napa Valley winery, Sterling Vineyards, who have been the exclusive wine partner at the Oscars for more than 10 years, as well as US media powerhouse …

Fierce Ford | #getbusy

My demanding 9-to-5 main and side bae of a blog keep me pretty busy, but throw in my unending wanderlust & foodie friends and that can make life pretty interesting. A reliable car is key, but more so, one with lots of space, is fuel efficient and makes being on the road easy. Enter the Ford Ecosport – cute, roomy and raring to go. I was headed to another one of my lunch-at-a-faraway-place-with-the-girls recently and thinking I had about mastered the route to this particular wine farm, I was reminded why I always keep my G-maps close and battery charged (12V power outlet in the car helps when I’m low 😉). Anyway, I took the wrong offramp, which lead to a wrong turn, that landed me up on this [seemingly] never-ending stretch of dirt road for what felt like forever. At some point I just gave in and just took in the scenery; which was different and got me thinking about how in life we often find ourselves in what seems like the wrong road, that …

My Fave MBFWJ17 Photogs

I enjoy attending fashion weeks, the dressing up in you most fashionable digs to meet and mingle with other fashion loving folk, but most importantly to watch the highly anticipated runway shows showcasing the latest offering from local fashion creators. I didn’t make it up to Johannesburg this time around, if I’m honest, the season switch had me a bit dizzy and I didn’t plan properly and was still caught up in a whirlwind of content creating and platform building (more on that soon enough), when I was suddenly inundated with fashion week emails. I felt a bit of FOMO when the timelines on all my social platforms were flooded with fashion folk looking their best at the Mall of Africa, I must say I enjoyed watching the numerous live streams and thought I’d share some street style shots by my favourite photographers that kept me glued to my phone. Jeffrey Rikhotso better known as @jefflovesphotography on instagram, I love the mood of his images, they have a cool and casual, ‘caught-in-the-moment’ feel about them. …