Archive: Sep 2014

September 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

The Beach Camp, Paternoster

The Beach Camp, Paternoster

For a long time, Paternoster on the West Coast was my favourite weekend escape. The white-washed beach houses, long sandy strip of idyllic beachfront and shimmering blue-green waters are what dreams are made of. Big pots of mussels and sweet crayfish tails. A braai in the icy west coast wind and a bottle of wine. […]

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September 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Eat Cape Town: Triggerfish Brew

Eat Cape Town: Triggerfish Brew

I first discovered Triggerfish Brewing when I spotted their Sweet Lips blonde ale on a menu a few years ago. With a name like that, how could I not order it? I then got to learn a lot more about the beer and the brand when I interviewed the brew master and owner, Eric van […]

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September 30, 2014   /   by natalie   /   ,

New project: Discovering #franscHHoek

New project: Discovering #franscHHoek

I’ve always loved the Franschhoek Valley and I recently got to spend a couple of days there, discovering some of the many delicious food and wine offerings this plentiful valley has to offer. This was a work/pleasure journey, since I was there to gather content for an exciting new project I’ve been working on with […]

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Pre-RTD 2014: 5 Things I’ve Learned About Rocking The Daisies

There’s always a lot going on in Cape Town, but the only time of year when everyone – from that mean waitress at Clarke’s to the rugby team at UCT – can band together in excitement for a single event is Rocking The Daisies. This will be my fourth year at Rocking The Daisies and […]

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September 29, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Roxy Burger Gets Married

Roxy Burger Gets Married

I met my friend Roxy Burger when we were about 14 and 16 years old respectively. It was in the studio at KTV and I was so nervous for my first day on set. Roxy was this tiny, professional, dynamite woman and I was very intimidated by her. Over the next few years in studio […]

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Athens Guide, by Grethe Bredenkamp

My passport was recently stolen. Normally this would be a bit of a pain, but in this instance it was particularly stressful. Because it was stolen just over a month before I am due to leave for a trip to Athens. It was a mad scramble to apply for a new one (R800 later) but […]

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September 19, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

Beer: Delicious for Boys AND Girls

Beer: Delicious for Boys AND Girls

The other day I was speaking to someone who works for a local beer brand, asking about their product and tap room. We chatted for a bit and then he said “and of course there is wine too, for the ladies”. And I couldn’t believe that someone around my age, in more or less my […]

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‘Future Advertising’ Specialists feature on Between 10and5

It’s Loeries Weekend in Cape Town which means that everyone who’s anyone in the creative advertising scene in South Africa will be getting together to celebrate creative successes over the past year. Between 10and5, South Africa’s biggest advertising blog has published an article featuring some the creatives who are playing in the digital and new […]

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September 18, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

A Quick Escape: Crystal Towers

A Quick Escape: Crystal Towers

A couple of weeks ago, Keenan and I were invited to spend a romantic night away at the Crystal Towers Hotel & Spa, just outside of the city. We absolutely love going away, even if it’s just for a quick night, so we packed our bags and drove the 15 minutes to Canal Walk and […]

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September 12, 2014   /   by natalie   /  

#DaydrinkingFriday: WIN with Black Elephant Vintners

#DaydrinkingFriday: WIN with Black Elephant Vintners

Good news: It’s Daydrinking Friday once again! Bad news: Surprise! There is no bad news! I went to visit Black Elephant Vintners a couple of weeks ago in Franschhoek and completely fell in love with their wine and their brand ethos. Their tasting room is completely relaxed and I really liked their wines. Today I’m […]

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