This article first appeared in House & Leisure Online and is entitled “Druk My Niet Stud: Where Agriculture meets Epicure”. Here I’ve adapted my original post slightly in order to make it blog-relevant. A short drive from Cape Town – an especial treat with Springtime’s golden fields of canola – and you’ll find yourself accommodated on a working farm that … 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

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

When it comes to the hospitality industry, I’ve never quite understood the concept of “low season”. Relatives of mine that have been lucky enough to visit places like Greece told of how most hotels and restaurants shut their doors completely after the summertime flow of tourists has trickled off and the cooler weather sets in. To … Continue Reading