July 26, 2021

A night of decadence on our doorstep

A NIGHT OF DECADENCE ON OUR DOORSTEP The Winter Warmer at the Belmond Mount Nelson brought the two-part, stay-at-home, His & Hers anniversary celebration to ...
July 7, 2021

It takes two…

IT TAKES TWO… A birthday happens, an anniversary is earned, and can be considered an accomplishment. For this reason, my man and I have always ...
July 2, 2021


INGREDIENTS 50 ml coconut oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic, chopped 1 large or two small butternuts, peeled ...
June 22, 2021

Schoone Oordt Country House

SCHOONE OORDT COUNTRY HOUSE Worthy of a detour or a destination, the historic town of Swellendam is overflowing with charm and quaint, old buildings that ...
May 28, 2021

A walk down memory lane

A WALK DOWN MEMORY LANE May has been my month of rekindling old friendships. There are those people with whom you simply pick up where ...
May 14, 2021

Constantia on crutches

CONSTANTIA ON CRUTCHES The Constantia wine route has many attributes – the oldest wine-producing farm in the country, stand-out cool-climate Sauvignon Blanc and Bordeaux-blend wines, ...
May 6, 2021

A hamper of happiness

A HAMPER OF HAPPINESS It’s official. My love language is now gifts (in addition to acts of service and quality time…). My preference? Preferably practical, ...
April 30, 2021

Babylonstoren, for all seasons

BABYLONSTOREN, FOR ALL SEASONS Many moons ago, when my sons were at pre-primary school, I met two fabulous moms. They were the ones who helped ...
August 3, 2020

Our deepest fear

OUR DEEPEST FEAR So how does a pilot, ballerina or sommelier feel right now? Fear seems to be the immobiliser for many people who have been ...