Vondeling! Piccolo Mondo! Bravo!

Vondeling Wine is surely a story in itself.  Not only are they boasting an exceptional range of beautiful vinos, but they are conscious about sustainable practice and their sensitive approach to farming and wine making.  A little piece of the Paardeberg made it’s way to the big city last month where Vondeling was the star…

Churchills Melrose Arch. It’s like Winston Churchill, but better.

Walking around Melrose Arch is almost like walking through the streets of a small village.  The only exception to this village, is that it’s severely cosmopolitan and abuzz with people, restaurants and the social scene is electric. Making your way to the Piazza, the restaurant scene stretches even further and your senses have a bit…

BOUCHARD FINLAYSON’S LATEST VINTAGES GET THE NOD FROM JAMESSUCKLING.COM

Renowned international wine critic James Suckling has announced the latest ratings in his annual showcase of the great wines of the world on JamesSuckling.com. In this year’s round-up Suckling and his small team tasted more than 16,000 wines from as far afield as Italy, Bordeaux, Champagne, Australia, New Zealand, California, Chile and Argentina, as well…

La Pentola & Graham Beck! Encore!

Just north of the city centre of Pretoria, lies a gem that is so precious and small, that you will not give it a second glance should you drive past their signage.  Now that is just the thing, there are so many little places and experiences we seldom see and La Pentola is surely one…

(Independence Day) Macaroni & Cheese my style!

So today is Independence Day to all my USA based friends and as it happens, it’s also Winter here in South Africa.  Bummer.  This time of the year often calls for a lot of warmth in the form of hot chocolate, soup and various forms of comfort food that you can think off. My comfort…

Howzit? How are you? Kunjani?

Nestled in Devon Vale, Stellenbosch you take the turn on Blumberg Drive taking you up to Kunjani Wines.  This little place boasts a huge heart and I cannot help wondering where I should start, doing justice to my experience at Kunjani.  First of all, their contemporary look that boasts deep greys and vibrant reds is…

Same same, but different … itsfoodoo

  It’s truly rare when you get to share a journey of life with a significant other.  Well, in our case, it started since the day of conception (thanks mom & dad).  The womb started our journey to self discovery, but also a sense of kin-ness of being twins and many years later that kin-ness…

Fermier for more!

There is a saying that  states:  “Good food is equal to a good mood” and I’m a true believer that a love for food is both in the art of preparing it, but also in enjoying it.  In recent years Pretoria have seen a plethora of gastronomic experiences peek out from under the kitchen counters…

Market @ the Sheds… a day of beauty!

One of the stigmas our South African city centres, especially in Gauteng suffers from, is that they tend to be negative.  People tend to think about grey, hard and unfriendly structures and can so easily tag the city centre of Pretoria as a “dangerous” place.  I work in the city centre of Pretoria and I…