My love for an impromptu weekend away is no secret. Especially if the destination in question is the Cape West Coast. In the few years I’ve been a travel writer, I have become somewhat of an expert on packing light. No longer content to carry myriad pieces of luggage containing multiple outfit changes, my ideal … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Mediterranean Mussels with Fennel, Thyme and Parmesan”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Of any varietal of seafood, or for that matter protein, the mussel takes the lead in being the most sustainable of all. Whether farmed or harvested by … Continue Reading

Of the myriad possibilities living in Cape Town can bring, little can compare to enjoying a night in one of the city’s most fortuitously located hotels. Getting to spend a weekend at The Marly boutique hotel is unequivocally an experience that I would recommend to anyone wanting to get better acquainted with the best of what … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “3 Recipes for Waterless Cooking”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Inspired by the uncluttered take on Italian cuisine curated by the River Cafe in London, I developed this rather rustic Antipasti Salad with marinated tomatoes, pickled squid and fresh … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Herb-stuffed Silver Fish”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. One rainy Friday afternoon we drove past a young man selling fruit and fish at a makeshift stall along a back road near Melkbosstrand. Knowing about my series on sustainable seafood, … Continue Reading