Two weeks ago, I was invited to spend the day at the incredible Garden Spa at Babylonstoren in Franschhoek. For those of you not familiar with Babylonstoren, it’s one of the oldest Cape Dutch farms, boasting one of the best-preserved farmhouses in the Cape. It’s renowned for it’s incredible fruit and vegetable gardens, restaurants (including … Continue Reading

The holiday season is officially over and I’m finding it extremely difficult to get back into the swing of things – let alone write my first blog post of 2017! All I can think about is vacationing…and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. Given that many South African’s start thinking and planning there mid year … Continue Reading

Many of you are already on holiday, spending time with friends and family, enjoying the beautiful weather. Good for you. Just one thing: Please don’t forget the sunscreen! While a little sun exposure is essential for the production of Vitamin D, it’s important to understand that UV overexposure is dangerous. Aside from sunburn, too much … Continue Reading

This past weekend, my hubby and I were invited to spend the weekend at The Plettenberg in Plettenberg Bay. It has been years since we last visited this beautiful part of the country. We caught a direct, 45-minute flight from Cape Town to Plett with Cem Air – a licensed international and domestic airline. The service on … Continue Reading

My family and I love a beach outing, but are often put off by the hordes of people who, like us, flock to Cape Town’s beautiful beaches when the weather allows. After 6 years of living in the city, we have our favourite public beaches: Clifton 4th, Camps Bay and Fish Hoek beach – all … Continue Reading

I was lucky enough to end this year’s press events with a really special trip to Grootbos, one of my absolute favourite places in the world. I’ve blogged about Grootbos before (here), but to recap, Grootbos is a private five star eco nature reserve that’s just a two-hour drive from Cape Town. It boasts an … Continue Reading

Is it possible to fall in love with a country you’ve never actually visited? Oh, yes! Greece has always intrigued me; tiny villages, rocky outcrops, Mediterranean blue water and sunshine. And then there’s the food. Three months ago I got to go on my dream vay-cay. But, there was a catch; I had to “do” … Continue Reading