I’m not a festival person. I never have been. The mud (or dust), the crowds, the toilets, camping, noise and no ice for my vodka has never appealed to me. Although having been teenaged at the tail-end of the South African psychedelic trance scene, perhaps it was the music that put me off the most. … Continue Reading

After spending almost three decades’ worth of holidays along its shores, I still jump at every chance for a West Coast weekend. This time around I explored Elands Bay – a seaside hamlet mainly known for surfing and crayfish, although what with the latter now listed as endangered, the costly crustacean was entirely off the … Continue Reading

I’m obsessed with simplicity. From fashion to food to my (lack of) haircare regime, if its fuss-free its for me. Which is exactly why this Pizzette (basically a fancy Italian name for a little pizza) is so damn appealing. Fashioned from homemade pizza dough – if you have time – or readymade flatbread – if … Continue Reading

Going meatless a few times a week is something that I want to put into place this year. Not only from an expense or ethical point of view, incorporating more vegetarian and vegan recipes into your cooking repertoire means a healthier diet in general plus a chance to explore a selection of myriad ingredients one … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Get reacquainted with nature at Rocherpan Reserve”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Settled in the coastal scrub between the small seaside towns of Dwaskersbos and Elands bay, Rocherpan is one of the few private reserves that are almost entirely … Continue Reading