I’m out of the race

My loo brew paid the price of some inebriated tomfoolery. At 4:00AM on saturday night the entire vat was spilt. The recepticle is broken, much like my heart. *Sob*. But my place smells like baking bread, which isn’t the worst thing.

Good luck to everyone still in the race.

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36 Boutiques Summer Dresses

Clearly I’ve been living under the right rock, the one with full access to In case you’ve not been so lucky, they’re an online fashion boutique with some of the most coveted labels around.

Their Summer Dresses campaign launched today, the one that features some of the most exquisite bloggers I know.

My dresses are by Sass, baring the fiesty coral colour. They were a treat to wear. Lucky me.

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Win tickets to #PinotageOnTap

If you’ve been living under a rock (the big rock here in CT) you will definitely know about the wiles of the proudly South African varietal, Pinotage. Created by  Professor Abraham Izak Perold, the first professor of viticulture at the University of Stellies, this cross breeding of the  Pinot Noir and Cinsault varietals produced what we now know as Pinotage. Since 1925 this varietal has come under some scrutiny from the international world, bearing the opinion that one either loves it or opts to drink beer.

There are two ways that vintners have been known to treat Pinotage: like a Pinot Noir or like a Cinsault. The Pinot-inspired lot use the Burgundian method which creates a lighter style wine with red berry and earthy qualities. The other uses a technique similar to that found in the Southern Rhone regions which produce a darker, richer wine finished in French oak. Rumour has it that when blended with Viognier it produces delightful results as the sweeter, floral notes blend well with the weighty Pinotage.

Long story short? There’s a lot of Pinotage to taste so you might as well do it all in one fell swoop at the #PinotageOnTap festival happening in October.

Date: 13 October 2012

Venue: Diemersfontein Estate, Jan van Riebeck Drive (R301), Wellington

Tickets are available through computicket for R320 or including lunch, R750.  OR win tickets from yours truly.

Q: How much wine would it take for you to ride the Bronco Bull at the #PinotageOnTap festival?

A: must inlcude the hash tag #PinotageOnTap, as well as the ticket sponsor @Computicket (don’t make them feel left out).

Winners will be drawn tomorrow evening, Tuesday 28 August at 18:00.

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Remona Moodley

Remona Moodley is a BSc graduate (Electronic Engineering), a MENSA member and Miss SA’s 1st Princess. We chatted to her last week. I must warn you, the quality is a bit shoddy but you get the gist.

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Five Flies Winter Special

Five Flies is a Cape Town institution and during these chillsome months they’re giving you a reason not to miss out. Bravo.


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Reuben’s Tasting Table Menu

Reuben's Tasting Table Menu

I quite literally just walked in from one of the loveliest lunches hosted by Reubens at the One And Only. This tasting table is designed to be a shared dining experience, so @DinnerWithAubs, @SkyeGrove and I settled in around our Lazy Susan for an afternoon of glorious chatter and sincerely great food.

My favourite dishes for the day were the signature chilli squid and the lamb meat balls done to perfection and served in Miniture Staub’s (appealing to my cookware obsession). To choose between the malva pudding with the hot (vanilla custard) and the cold (Amarula ice cream) or the crisp coconut rounds with toffee’d mango would be as sacrilegious as choosing between two of my yet-to-be-spawned children. The well-behaved rather fabulous Aubs and I cleared our plates. We weren’t the only ones.


Reserve the intimate dining space on the mezzanine level, just outside the cellar, for 2-12 guests and enjoy the hospitality of Luvo Ntzeo (the incredibly charming sommelier who will keep your glass eternally half full) and his team as they wine and dine you.

Intimate setting for the tasting table

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