All posts tagged: cape town

WIN with Glen Carlou

I recently visited the Glen Carlou wine estate to celebrate their 30th Chardonnay harvest. Having only been established in 1985, their picturesque estate is relatively young among its more time-honoured neighbours, but has managed to make quite a name for itself as one of South Africa’s leading wine producers – currently the proud producers of no less than three vintages – their latest Glen Carlou Unwooded Chardonnay 2017, their classic Glen Carlou Chardonnay 2015 and, finally, their flagship Glen Carlou Quartz Stone 2014 –and after all that I tasted on my visit, I am excited to see what the new harvest will bring and the magic that will come from it. I must add how I was pleasantly surprised to discover how this spot is filled with awesome things to do, besides trying some of its award –winning wines & learning about the art of wine making. I love food, so indulging in a delicious food & wine paired menu at the Restaurant @ Glen Carlou, was quite a treat – read more on that HERE. The art …

Blackheath Lodge | #comehome

Blackheath Lodge is conveniently situated on Cape Town’s world-famous Atlantic Seaboard just off High Level Road in Sea Point and right under well-known Signal Hill. They recently renovated a couple of their rooms and invited me to a night in their Superior room to really get a feel for the new space. So I packed my overnight bag for a midweek break and cause it coincided with existing plans, I decided to mash them up and my midweek break turned out to be a girls catch up sleepover. I would recommend this place for any of my friends and readers visiting Cape Town for a short or long stay – purely because ending my day in this lovely little place felt like coming home. Not that I have friendly staff waiting on me at home lol, boy do I wish… but the decor details  and vibe were comfy and homey. I got there late afternoon, found a cute, cushioned corner for me to respond to some emails with some tea while I waited for an engagement – to …

Life & Leisure

Life & Leisure accommodation is where design meets comfort and service is the quintessential mixer. Their reputation is built on their hospitality and service and their commitment to making every guests stay special. The guesthouse rooms and apartments are designed and decorated by director and business-owner Margie Potgieter. These are a glamorous meld of contemporary designer chic; with the sophisticated use of furnishings, colours and playful patterns creating a unique collection of rooms for guests to take comfort in. “Our commitment to your comfort, our central location and our beautifully appointed guesthouse has drawn visitors from all over the world and our guest lists include professionals, holiday-makers international athletes, film crews and visiting academics.” All their guest rooms come furnished with either a Queen- or King-size bed, the en-suite bathrooms all have a shower, toilet & basin and the honesty bar and custom-built kitchenette unit, neatly hidden behind cupboard doors. I enjoy little places like this when travelling than at hotels, cause besides being often more affordable, they tend to have that ‘home away from …

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.

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 …