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February 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Guide To Up The Creek 2017

A Guide To Up The Creek 2017

I had to take a two year break from festivals. Only because the last time I attended one, we only realised as we arrived that we’d left everything but our tent and our clothes at home. I’m talking towels, pillows, sleeping bags, blankets. We spent the weekend sleeping on the hard ground, freezing cold with […]

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January 23, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My 2017 Travel Dreams

My 2017 Travel Dreams

2016 WAS A FUN YEAR In 2016 I had the opportunity to see in the new year in Melbourne, enjoy a little break from South African winter in Mauritius and watch my sister get married in Bali.   I also saw loads of my own country, with weekends away in Riebeek-Kasteel, Franschhoek, a cabin hidden in the […]

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January 4, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

The Beautiful Cape Winelands In Pictures

The Beautiful Cape Winelands In Pictures

Hello 2017! I’ve been enjoying the last couple of weeks soaking up a beautiful stay-cation (for me) holiday with my family in the Cape Winelands. I actually absolutely love the opportunity to show people around and experience my own home city like a tourist. We wasted no time and made sure to do, see and […]

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November 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

Christmas. Only a month away! The most wonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeaaar! A time for good cheer and good food, list making and shopping for the people you love. A time for elaborate gift wrapping and tree decorating. A time I honestly find such so much pleasure in. I really love buying gifts for the special people […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Gumtree Dream Find

My Gumtree Dream Find

While we were in Bali in September, I decided that I couldn’t let another summer go by without a scooter of my own. The summer traffic in Cape Town makes it exhausting to get the beach, coffee shops or even the mall. A scooter would fix all my problems! I found a little Big Boy […]

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October 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Back in September I posted my Cape Town Summer Wishlist, which features a few things I’ve never done in my own home town before, but am dying to do this summer. It was so well received that I thought I’d put together a list of five more great things to in and around the Mother City this holiday […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek

I like to complain about the weather in the Cape. Cause let’s be honest; the winters are kinda wet and the summers are kinda short. Not to mention windy. But man, when its a perfect summer’s day, you could not be in a better place in the world.  That’s why, when I find a place […]

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October 19, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Franschhoek MCC Route

The Franschhoek MCC Route

Did you know that South Africa produces Champagne? Well, we produce bubbly using the same method that the French use to produce Champagne. While we can’t call it Champagne (because that name has a copyright) we are essentially producing it right here. Locally, it’s called MCC or Methode Cap Classique. The difference between MCC and “sparkling […]

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October 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Spring Tasting at Spier

Spring Tasting at Spier

This past weekend I was hosting a new friend visiting Cape Town from Germany. Since showing people around and meeting new friends are two of my favourite activities (not to mention eating and drinking), I loved having the opportunity to show off Cape Town food, wine and hospitality. It was Anika’s birthday on Sunday, and […]

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September 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

Ten Stunning South African Wines for Under R100

My love affair with South African wine started in 2010 when I moved down from Johannesburg to the beautiful Cape. I’ve spent the last six years exploring the Cape wine regions, from Stellenbosch to Franschhoek, Robertson to Paarl, learning about wine and falling more in love with the entire process of winemaking as I go. I’m […]

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