I’ve become so used to the bare essentials that I often forget how very nice it is to be pampered. Having spent just a night radiating in the unadulterated luxury that is the Steenberg Hotel & Spa I’ve subsequently found it difficult to assimilate back into normal life. The boutique hotel has recently undergone a … Continue Reading

Unquestionably one of my favourite boutique accommodations on offer, a stay at The Robertson Small is an ideal way to spend a weekend in the countryside. Featuring only 10 rooms, this curated hotel appeals to those seeking unadulterated peace and quiet. Found in the heart of a leafy green suburban setting, The Robertson Small rubs … Continue Reading

Arniston – the quintessential seaside town on the Cape’s southern coast – played host to me over an unseasonably stormy weekend. Since my cookbook West Coast Wander is officially in stores, I reckon I can consider myself a connoisseur of that particular coastline – perhaps it’s time for a new landscape? Finding myself growing steadily … Continue Reading

Muisbosskerm – the first restaurant of its kind to open on the Cape West Coast. Free from haute cuisine and cutlery, Muisbosskerm is unquestionably the most popular open-air eatery in South Africa. Since its inception in the early Nineties, there have been many interpretations but none have come close to the real thing. Although my … Continue Reading

For just about anyone that’s read F. Scott Fitzgerald, the term Art Deco conjures up fantasies of flapper dresses, crystal coupes filled with French champagne and bare ankles kicked up to the Charleston. While the dress code may no longer include plumes of ostrich feathers, such flights of fancy remain intact in the very spirit … Continue Reading