This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “No Cutlery Required at the Cape Town Street Food Festival”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant.  This past weekend saw me attending the Cape Town leg of the 2017 Street Food Festival.  Held at Woodstock’s Side Street Studios, it was a … Continue Reading

Remember that Sophie Kinsella book-turned-film Confessions of a Shopaholic? I used to dream of attending sample sales and finding a pair of red stiletto boots that I would buy through a combination of impulsive rationale (an oxymoron or just a moron?) and obsessive jealousy at the thought of someone else getting her feet into them before … Continue Reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a building? Or is the place where the building is situated the reason behind my heartache, my longing and my mild jealousy that other people get to call this building home on various long, sun-filled weekends during the year. The building in question that is causing me … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Remembering the St Helena Bay Butchery”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant.  Leave behind the picturesque uniformity of Paternoster and drive past the moneyed mansions of Britannia Bay and Shelley Point with their displaced palm trees, electric … Continue Reading

During my stay in London over their 2013 heatwave, I found my myself existing off solely one food item – falafel. Living in the suburb of Shepherd’s Bush with its strong ties to both Lebanese and Pakistani cultures, these little fried balls of deliciousness often made up both breakfast and dinner on my way to … Continue Reading