• Mother’s Day in Cape Town



    So why not spoil your mother and spend the weekend in a villa or apartment in Camps Bay?  On Mother’s Day, you can either cook her favourite meal in the privacy of your rented luxury home or take her out to a great restaurant.  If you are staying in one of the Camps Bay Apartments

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  • Our weekend in Cape Town.



    On Friday evening we decided to try The Long Table Restaurant at Haskell Vineyards on Cobie’s recommendation. The drive there was spectacular with a tinge of excitement and mystery as we passed the gates of wine farms like Rust & Vrede and kept on going towards the foot of the mountains while the sun was

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  • Tips on how not to be scammed when renting an apartment or villa in Camps Bay



    I wrote a blog a month or two ago about a couple who was under the impression they were booking the www.lionsview.co.za penthouse apartment with an agent for a low budget rate and when they arrived in Camps Bay we had never heard of their booking. On Tuesday, I heard on the radio of a

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  • Creative Writing Courses with Cathy Eden



    I have done a few writing courses with Cathy Eden and I can highly recommend it. Here are the courses from March – May 2014. CREATIVE WRITING: three sessions R850 Next courses: ……………………………………….. Tuesday evenings, 15, 22, 29 April. 7.15 – 9.45pm …………………………………………………………… Tuesday evenings, 06, 13, 20 May. 7.15 – 9.45pm Using writing prompts,

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  • Cooking classes at La Massaria in Stellenbosch.



    I have always loved gnocchi and when I saw that La Massaria in Stellenbosh was offering a cooking course, I was so excited. Miki Ciman, the owner, started the business by making cheese which later developed into a small restaurant. Miki explained how gnocchi can be made with left-over stale bread, a recipe which developed

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  • Valentine’s weekend in Cape Town:



    Just as we have gotten over Christmas, Valentine day sneaks up on us.  Do not despair as there are loads of things happening in Cape Town over the Valentine’s weekend,  if you are single, married, totally in love, bored, whatever,  don’t worry, Cape Town has it covered. On Friday evening you are spoilt for choice

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  • Dinner at the Test Kitchen in Cape Town



    This weekend, Mike and I were fortunate to get a table at The Test Kitchen. It is currently the best restaurant in South Africa – a well deserved award. The owner Luke Dale-Roberts was the executive chef at La Colombe for four years. During this time, La Colombe won the title of Acqua Panna Best

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  • My favourite 3 new places in Kloof Street, Cape Town



    One of the “must-see” streets in Cape Town is definitely Kloof Street, there are always new restaurants opening and a great buzz. Last night we had dinner at Black Sheep http://blacksheeprestaurant.co.za/  The girls had Seared Tuna with fennel puree and mash, the guys ordered Lamb Curry with flat bread and atchar.  The food was delicious

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  • My 3 favourite Christmas Markets in Cape Town



    Sea Point Gift Market This Christmas Gift Market has been in the Sea Point Town Hall as long as I can remember. Dates: 23 November – 7 December 2013. 10am-8pm daily (closed on Sundays) Where: Sea Point Town Hall, CO Main Road and Glen Gariff Road Website: www.capegiftmarket.co.za Slowfood Christmas Candlelight Market The popular Stellenbosch

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  • My 3 favourite walks near Camps Bay



    Camps Bay to Green Point Contour 1 hour 45 minutes, One-way, Dogs allowed. The start is at the hairpin bend on Kloof road from Kloof Nek to Clifton. The first few minutes of the walk requires some effort. The rest is mostly flat overlooking Camps Bay and Clifton.  You will need to arrange for someone

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