For the past ten years, Father’s Day has been bittersweet occurrence. Having lost my father to cancer in the July of 2007, the day in question recalls my memories of him – and throws into sharp relief that I lost him far too soon. As one leaves childhood and becomes an adult, I feel that … Continue Reading

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

This article first appeared on and is entitled “How Migrant Cooking has Revolutionised Westernised Food”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. What is the new definition of Westernised food in a world as ethnically interwoven as ours? No longer solely the space for butter and bouquet garni, the concept of Westernised food in … Continue Reading

As far as meals go, breakfast is the one that invariably outshines the rest. It’s the initial eat of the day and if you’re lucky enough, the one whose scent coaxes you out of bed with a smile on your face and rumble in your belly. The limited possibilities of breakfast only succeed in making it … Continue Reading

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