Harvesting memories at Waterkloof

photo 3Lately I’ve been thinking a lot about time and the experiences we invite into our life. I’ve made a vow to myself to embrace only what I love in 2015, and to really cut out all negativity, all kill joys and loveless anchors and to say yes to even the littlest of new experiences. I’m fortunate that often I don’t even have to go look for new experiences to embrace as, due to the nature of my job (which is also really my passion), the Universe sends engaging experiences my way all the time.

More recently it was in the form of a harvest day at Waterkloof wine estate in Somerset West. Continue reading

Deliciously different at Solms-Delta

According to a new guide book, Solms-Delta is one of the top 25 South African restaurants to experience before you die, and it is really easy to understand why.

Situated in Franschhoek, Solms-Delta offers a fusion of everything that is local and lekker and they present it in such an authentic and memorable way: expect to find hearty food, unusual wines and enthusiastic entertainment by the farm’s local choir, Die Soet Stemme, when visiting. Continue reading

Four things sparkling wine and love have in common

Pongracz Rose with heart tartlet 002 LRSome would say that being in love is like being thirsty; encountering the need to quench a basic human need and something we can’t live without. Plato said “the god of love lives in a constant state of need” and on 14 February, we’ve set aside a day solely dedicated to expressing this need.

More often than not we celebrate this burning need in ourselves and our partners by opening a bottle of Champagne – or Méthode Cap Classique as it is called in South Africa – during special romantic occasions. In earlier cultures people believed that the drink had positive effects on women’s beauty and man’s wit, and although this definitely still rings true in some instances, there are many other reasons why opening a bottle of the ‘good stuff’ on Valentine’s Day is not a random tradition.

The drink of love, and the actual manifestation of the feeling in ourselves, actually share more commonalities than you might be aware of. Continue reading