Tag Archive: Food and wine

Delaire Graff – The Hidden Jewel of The Winelands

Known as “The Jewel of The Cape Winelands”, Delaire Graff is one of the most beautiful properties in South Africa. Actually, it’s one of the most beautiful places I’ve ever seen. Right from the lush gardens reminiscent of the Hanging Gardens of Babylon at the entrance of the property, all the way through the countless pieces […]

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April 26, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Ten Reasons You Should Put Stellenbosch On Your Bucket List

Sure, if you live in South Africa, chances are you’ve either been to Stellenbosch, or you’ll eventually get to Stellenbosch. It’s kind of a no-brainer, really. But maybe you’re sitting all the way in the UK, or the USA, or Germany, and the idea of flying thousands of kilometres to a small wine-farming town in […]

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April 25, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

A Weekend at Franschhoek Boutique Hotel

After our amazing and relaxed weekend in Franschhoek in March, we decided to go for round two and headed back to this picturesque wine valley in April. We were invited to stay at the newly opened Franschhoek Boutique Hotel; an intimate space with six bespoke rooms which have each been beautifully decorated, accented with loads of unique and […]

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April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , ,

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

Winter Picnic at Vergenoegd

While I’m on the subject of picnics, I wanted to tell you about the great winter picnic offering at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch . The farm recently re-launched, with some really stunning experiences and upgrades added to the historic property. There are coffee, tea, wine and olive oil-blending experiences, delicious picnics,  and the adorable […]

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April 4, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Hotel Room Picnic with Krone

Have you ever gone on a picnic, where you’ve packed a bunch of delicious snacks, carefully carted around real glass wine glasses and laid it all out on a beautiful blanket… only to find that you’d forgotten a bottle opener? Of course you have, and so have I. Many times. That’s why I think that Krone’s […]

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March 9, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , , , ,

A Weekend In Franschhoek

A Weekend In Franschhoek

When it comes to great wine, delicious food and jaw-dropping views, Franschhoek must be in like, the top 5 regions of the world. Even the drive out that way from Cape Town is beautiful. It’s just a great place to be if you’d like to spend the weekend eating, drinking and being surrounded by beautiful […]

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March 3, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Constantia Fresh 2016

Constantia Fresh 2016

One of the things I love most about living in Cape Town is the very easy access we have to very good wine. Add to that the summer wine festival schedule and Cape Town is pretty much the place where dreams live. I’ve been to most of the big Western Cape wine festivals and I […]

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February 12, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

Delicious Melbourne: Eating & Drinking A City

If you’re planning a trip to Melbourne at any stage during your lifetime, my advice would be: Go hungry. There are just too many delicious choices to worry about being “full” at any time. I recently spent a couple of weeks eating and drinking my way through the city and despite my very best efforts (I’m […]

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February 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My Melbourne Guide

My Melbourne Guide

I am fascinated by cities. Visiting a new city excites and inspires me and gets all my senses firing. Of course a tropical holiday is *dreamy*, but a holiday spent in a new city has the capacity to get under your skin, to give you new ideas and to get your creativity flowing. I love […]

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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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