A few weeks ago, on an otherwise insignificant day such as this one, I received the invitation to attend the latest soirée from Salon 58 – Trace. A curated cultivation and celebration of creativity, Salon 58 is the magnum opus of style doyenne Jackie Burger, begun after paying a visit to the salon of Coco … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Finding Gold in Elands Bay”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Potato Thermidor”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. The enduring charm that Elands Bay has is aided in part by the fact that apart from surfing, … Continue Reading

This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “West Coast Wander: Family Ties, Finns and Fishing in Velddrif”. It is accompanied by a recipe – “Bokkom Pâté with Cape Gooseberry Chutney”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. Of all the towns along the Cape West Coast, my favourite by … 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

Let me come clean with you by confessing that I am both a millennial and a technophobe. When it comes to technology, my mantra is that if it works for you then why change. I’ve got my old favourites that I use in rotation and would be quite content to carry on utilising them – … Continue Reading