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

In roughly ten days time, the Wacky Wine Weekend is scheduled to uncork itself in the same effervescent style that guests of this annual event have come to expect each year. This brings good news to any oenophiles reading this post between the end of May and the beginning of June 2017 as tickets are … Continue Reading

The Franschhoek Valley has always seemed to me a bit of an enigma. Situated in one of the most picturesque stretches of wine country the Western Cape has to offer, this affluent area is the well-heeled home of racehorses, prize cattle, world-renowned wines and grandiose estates that date back a few centuries. It it also … Continue Reading