Tag Archive: Food & Wine

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 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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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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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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