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Upcoming Ficksburg Cherry Festival 17-19th October









Eat, Drink and be Cherry at the 45th Annual Ficksburg Cherry Festival.

‘The Free State gladdens my heart, no matter what my mood! When I am here, I feel that nothing can shut me in, that my thoughts can roam as far as the horizons ‘– Nelson Mandela Read more


Origin: Oleana restaurant in Boston is at the top of my list of best places to eat in the world. On a recent trip, Vaughan and I had the pleasure of tasting about six different items off their menu. Read more

Press from our New York Trip.

We have both been so frantically busy since our return from New York and so enjoyed seeing our article in the August Food and Wine! Thanks to the editor for using Vaughan’s food shots on the cover most months! (Look out tomorrow morning for his world cup rugby feast on the cover!) Read more

Review on Clouds Estate – Helshoogte Pass – Stellenbosch

With our careers taking us on journeys far and wide, we have been blessed to have stayed at no less than 10 – 15 different establishments in the wine-lands, in the last three years and not one of them has been horrid or a place I would not return. There are however one or two that I love to return to whenever I need a home from home without having to think, plan or wander if it will be nice. Clouds Estate is my personal favorite and a haven that we can’t wait to return to, whenever a styling assignment, or visit to my daughter, who is studying in Stellenbosch, offers us the opportunity. Read more

Oleano -Boston 134 Hampshire Street, Cambridge

(Date of visit: July 2011)

Address: 134 Hampshire St. Cambridge. Boston MA 02139

Reservations: or telephone restaurant on 6176610505

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How I review a Restaurant or Hotel.

We eat out at least twice a week and although I have dined at just about every restaurant in Durban – at least twice, I am always loath to write a review for the following reasons. Read more

Overview of Stellenbosch Restaurants.

Here is a summary of our favorite restaurants in the historical town of Stellenbosch.

Stellenbosch Restaurant guide with contact numbers. Read more

Accommodation review for Coopmanhuijs Boutique Hotel and Spa – (Stellenbosch- Western Cape)

This year my Mother’s Day treat was a short whirlwind trip to visit my eldest daughter in the quaint historical town of Stellenbosch. One of the most beautiful towns in the world I rate, and one all international visitors should make a turn to when visiting our fairest Cape.  Read more