Tag Archive: Food and wine

10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Cape Town in Winter

I’m not one to downplay birthdays – I love the excuse to see friends and eat and drink nice things. Ever since I was a kid though, a winter birthday party has been a tricky thing to plan. It’s my birthday in July and if you’re a winter baby like me, you’ll know that options […]

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June 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

24 Hours In Franschhoek

24 Hours In Franschhoek

When I think of a dream getaway, I imagine four things; gawking at amazing scenery and views, drinking from an endless fountain of top quality wine, indulging in mouthwatering food and curling up in the lap of luxury at the end of the day. The truth is that we all lead pretty busy lives and […]

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May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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March 29, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

As I’m sure you’re well aware, I *love* wine (link to food & wine landing page). I’ve spent the past few years tasting my way through some of South Africa’s famous wine producing regions and learning about varietals and flavour profiles as I go. Having said this, I’m still just as much of a sucker […]

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March 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

High Tea at The Saxon

High Tea at The Saxon

High Tea Luxury Is indulging in High Tea the most luxurious way to spend an afternoon? Cause I’m pretty sure it is. It’s actually one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon. Especially an afternoon with my mom and my nana. The Saxon The Saxon in Joburg is an oasis of calm of splendour […]

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March 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Both Sides Buttered: Healthy & Delicious Recipes

Both Sides Buttered: Healthy & Delicious Recipes

I first discovered Klara Mudge and her blog Both Sides Buttered when she popped up on my Instagram discovery feed (thank you algorithms) and I’ve been fascinated by her delicious and nutritious recipes and insightful wellness advice ever since. I find myself scrolling through both her blog and her Instagram feed regularly, looking for advice and […]

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February 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

The Most Romantic Hotels in South Africa

If you’re looking for somewhere romantic to get away to, but don’t have the time to travel all the way to Zanzibar or Paris, don’t worry because although you might not know it, South Africa is basically The Notebook personified as a country. I wrote this story for the Jan/Feb 2017 edition of Travel Ideas […]

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February 7, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Best Tapas Restaurants in Cape Town

The Best Tapas Restaurants in Cape Town

So actually, “tapas” are Spanish. Which means that technically you can’t just call any old small plates or snacks “tapas”. So from here on out I’m going to be referring to the best small plates restaurants in Cape Town. I particularly love this way of eating, because it means I get to try so many […]

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December 8, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

Rooftop Dinner with Durbanville Hills 

The weather in Cape Town has been been absolutely peachy for the past couple of weeks and the city has started to feel really festive. My calendar is packed with Friendsmas parties and end of year get togethers and I’m really enjoying all the excuses to dress up and pop some bottles. This City Sparkles […]

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October 31, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Summer at Hartenberg

Summer at Hartenberg

This past weekend I spent a lovely day under the trees at Hartenberg Wine Estate, with a bottle of Chardonnay, a picnic crate full of delicious treats and a couple of gorgeous girlfriends. This is honestly exactly how I plan on spending as many summery Sundays as possible in the coming months. We’re super spoilt […]

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