• Lunch at Mont Marie Restaurant in Stellenbosch



    My wine connoisseur friend, Cobie and her husband invited me for lunch at Mont Marie in Stellenbosch. A friend of Cobie, Deanne who is practically my neighbour in Camps Bay joined us. Mont Marie Restaurant is on the Klein DasBosch wine estate and owned by Whitey Basson. It was a beautiful, sunny day and the

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  • The best penthouse apartments to rent in Camps Bay



    I recently read an article in the UK Times, to rent a penthouse apartment in One Hyde Park in London will set you back £45 000 a week. The apartment has 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms and great views of Knightsbridge and Hyde Park. I am sure it will be an amazing apartment but at R109 000 per

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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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  • Apartments and villas to rent in Camps Bay over the Easter Weekend



    Easter weekend in the villa and apartment industry in Camps Bay signifies the end of the busy tourist season. This year Easter Friday is on the 18th of April. The popular Two Oceans Marathon takes place over the Easter Weekend in Cape Town.  Events include the ultra marathon, half marathon, trial run and fun run. Supporters

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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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  • Accommodation for the Jazz Festival taking place in Cape Town 28 and 29 March 2014



    The 15th Cape Town International Jazz Festival is taking place on the 28th and 29th of March in the Cape Town International Convention Centre. The line-up includes artists like Abdullah Ibrahim and Ekaya; Andreya Triana, Lalah Hathaway, Level 42, Moh Dediouf etc. We have the following accommodation still available, a minimum booking of 4 nights

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  • Food porn



    As they say: Eat it – don’t tweet it! Lately the trend is to photograph your plate of food before eating it. I usually try to do it but only remember when I have eaten half of it and destroyed the composition.  Mainly because I am always hungry and my need to tweet or blog

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  • The best holiday apartments for rent in Camps Bay



    If you are thinking of renting a self-catering apartment in Cape Town, Camps Bay is THE place to stay. There is a host of restaurants, bars and coffee shops in Camps Bay Village, two grocery stores, tennis courts, squash courts, a gy, theatre, parks, a tidal pool and amazing beaches. Camps Bay is framed with

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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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  • Guests scammed with their Lion’s View booking in Camps Bay



    On Sunday I had a call from a couple who had just landed in Cape Town. They had supposedly made a booking for our two bedroom  Lion’s View penthouse apartment in Camps Bay with an agent, SL Property Group. The agent was not at the airport to collect them as promised and unfortunately we had

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