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Meet the Maker: Fritz & Chanelle from Schoon Manufactory & Kie.

When Fritz and Chanelle Schoon announced in March of 2017 that they would be leaving the much-loved Schoon de Companje in Church Street in Stellenbosch in the capable hands of the Boschendal team to rethink their vision and pursue other avenues of their craft, the food-loving community caught a bit of a collective wobble having […]

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The Saldanha Experience: Shuck, Savour & Sip the Finest Hand-Picked West Coast Encounters in Saldanha

Get ready to have your preconceived notions of Saldanha shattered on this epic two-day adventure into the secret foodie nooks and artisanal crannies of this underrated harbour town on South Africa’s West Coast. Situated a mere 150 km north of Cape Town, this undiscovered gem is bursting at the seams with fresh new faces, lots […]

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Food & Wine Pairing Experience in An Inspiring Working Artists’ Studio in Woodstock, Cape Town

In the 50s, Pablo Picasso was famous for entertaining groups of friends and fans in his light-filled studio in Paris. In the 60s, Andy Warhol’s Manhattan studio, The Factory, became a psychedelic refuge for creative souls from all walks of life. Now, in 2018, Maia du Plessis and sculptor husband Otto open their creative space […]

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Meet the Maker: Paul & Paul, the bread blokes from Woodstock Bakery

Confession time! We love bread. And not in a take-it-or-leave-it, a sarmie-once-every-now-and-again way. In a slightly obsessive, might-have-to-see-someone-about-it way. Therefore, as mildly overeager connoisseurs are wont, we also happen to be super fussy about the loaves that make it into our baskets, onto our harvest tables and finally end up slathered in lashings of butter […]

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Doringbos Karoo cottage stay in Prince Albert

Forget those looming deadlines! Pile into the car and take a road trip to the best little village in the Karoo for an unforgettable weekend of small-town hospitality and amazing local produce, all to be enjoyed from your very own Karoo cottage – kitted out to the nines so you can either kick back in […]

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The skinny on the rather delicious Robertson Wine Valley Hands-On Harvest Festival

Situated in the heart of the abundant Breede River Valley, the quaint town of Robertson is surrounded by many well-known wine estates and stud farms. Here, in the shadows of the Langeberg mountains, fanciful Victorian homesteads rub shoulders with chic eateries along jacaranda-lined roads that amble towards ever-more fascinating destinations. The town developed against the […]

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Gin and vodka distillery tour, tasting and cocktail making experience with Pienaar & Son

Up for some gin-spiration and voddy voodoo in a hip urban setting? Slap bang in the city centre, ex-rocker André Pienaar, his chemical engineer dad Schalk and ever-dutiful doggo Bear make moonshine magic, crafting artisanal spirits to rival the best. And guess what, they want to show you exactly how it’s done in the heart […]

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 Jackie, JAN & The Night of a Thousand Candles

If you’re drawn to the beautiful and delicious things in life, you’ll know that walking into a fable-ish, curated reality has the potential to blow your mind. Recently we had the absolute pleasure of finding ourselves in the midst of what can only be described a living poem, at the hands of the enigmatic team of Jackie […]

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