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 17, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

Imagine a day in the beautiful winelands, with endless fountains of wine, platters of food and entertainment. A day where you don’t have to worry about who is going to stand in line to buy the next bottle, because the wine is on tap. A day where you don’t have to decide what to order off […]

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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 27, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Oude Werf Hotel, Stellenbosch

Tucked away in the heart on Stellenbosch, right on iconic Church Street, is a beautiful courtyard complete with giant oak trees, an idyllic swimming pool and lush green lawn. Surrounded on four sides by Oude Werf Hotel, a national heritage site and South Africa’s oldest hotel, this might be one of the winelands’ best kept […]

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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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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

Magazine Feature: Hiking Reunion Island

I love seeing my words and photos in print. It just feels so official, you know? Check out my story on hiking Reunion Island in the Sept/Oct issue of Travel Ideas Magazine for some serious wanderlust inspo. Read the full story, on page 30 – 33 of Travel Ideas Magazine, on shelves now, or online […]

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September 21, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Bali Packing Guide

Bali Packing Guide

Just because Bali is a hot, humid, tropical island, doesn’t mean you can’t still have fun with fashion while you drift between beach clubs, villa pools and nightlife. I had lots of fun shopping for beautiful tropical pieces before I left, but I found some of my favourite new summer pieces in Bali. There are a […]

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September 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Travel Hack: Google Trips App

Never do I appreciate easy access to the internet more than when I’m stuck in a foreign country, trying to find a coffee shop with free wifi so I can see where I am on Google Maps. Some countries and airports make it super easy to get online, with cheap sim cards loaded with data available […]

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September 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

I’ve been getting Botox for the past 18 months and I’ve never once been shy to admit it. Why should I be? It’s a part of my beauty routine and I’ve only ever felt true, deep gratitude at the results. I inherited a deep frown line between my eyes from my mom and just after […]

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