Archive: Dec 2015

December 22, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

Six Great South African Bubblies for NYE

I’ll be celebrating New Year’s Eve in Melbourne this year, which is great because eight hours after Australia counts down to 2016, I’ll be able to celebrate again as South Africa heads into the new year. One year I was at a bar in Austria and we must have celebrated New Year’s about 6 times with […]

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December 20, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

6 Nice Christmas Gifts for Travel Addicts

6 Nice Christmas Gifts for Travel Addicts

So maybe you’re some kind of freak of nature and you’ve already done all your Christmas shopping. But more likely, you’re stressing out about heading into the belly of the shopping mall beast in the next couple of days. If so, and if you’re trying hard to figure out what to get your friend, girlfriend, […]

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December 20, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

WIN Two Cases of Wine from Klein Dasbosch

WIN Two Cases of Wine from Klein Dasbosch

You might have read about Klein DasBosch on my blog a little while ago. They are making some pretty great Chardonnay and Rosé wines and today, I’m giving away a case of each! I know, I know, just in time for the holidays! The Maude’s Selection Rosé makes for a particularly great Christmas present for […]

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December 17, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

There’s nothing like the sound of corks popping to get me into a festive mood. I’ve heard that it’s been scientifically proven that the sound of a popping champagne cork releases endorphins into your brain and if this is the case, I strongly feel that the “festive season” should be renamed the “endorphin season”. This […]

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December 8, 2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

My Melbourne To-Do List

My Melbourne To-Do List

As of right this very second, I am officially 15 days, 16 hours, 37 minutes and 26 seconds away from my holiday. This Christmas, we’re heading to Melbourne, to visit my sister Jonti and her fiance Nick. It’s going to be my first visit to Australia and I have to admit, although it’s not a […]

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December 7, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

10 Unusual Things To Do In The Winelands

It’s summertime and the winelands living is very easy. Think long days spent lounging in the sun, Cape Dutch heritage buildings as your backdrop, cold white wine flowing, a gorgeous picnic laid out in front of you. There’s almost nothing better I can think of. If you’ve been to winelands and had the whole “wine […]

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December 4, 2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

Courtyard Makeover

Courtyard Makeover

Our ground floor apartment is small, but one of the best things about it and what made us fall in love when we saw it, is the outside space that comes with it. Leading from our kitchen door is a long corridor and a courtyard a bit bigger than an average parking bay. In Cape Town terms, […]

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December 4, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Singin’ in the Rain is coming to The Artscape

Singin’ in the Rain is coming to The Artscape

Singin’ in the Rain, mega hit production, direct from London’s West End, will be produced and presented in South Africa by Pieter Toerien at the Artscape Opera House from 11 December 2015 to 10 January 2016. Singin’ in the Rain made a big splash (you can have that pun for free) the moment it premiered in the UK. […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Looking back at 2015

Looking back at 2015

It’s 4pm and I am actually desperate for a glass of wine. DESPERATE. It’s almost the end of a long a crazy year and I can feel myself itching for a holiday. The way I feel about my upcoming break is the way you feel when you’re waiting for your date to pick you up. […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Klein DasBosch Wines

Klein DasBosch Wines

KleinDasBosch is a small (only 5 hectares) wine farm in Stellenbosch that is producing some really great wines. I recently tried their Maude’s Rose and Unwooded Chardonnay and I can’t wait to tell you about them.  You might not have heard about the Klein DasBosch brand before and that’s because they’ve mostly been exporting their small, […]

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