Finding Tranquility in Wellington

2018-11-16T06:13:00+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Work With Me - Review/Blog Feature|

Driving 57 km westward from Stellenbosch lies the beautiful town of Wellington.  Located in the Bovlei Valley, outside Wellington, is a beautifully refurbished Cape Dutch property dating from 1799, called Andreas, and co-owned by Angela Croft. I had the privilege of being invited to spend a night at Andreas by Angela, and the moment we [...]

The 25 Best Wine Farm Breakfasts in the Cape 2018

2018-11-06T18:55:22+00:00 Blog, Breakfast, Featured|

Tokara Delicatessen The Early Bird Catches The Mimosa. Is there any meal more comforting than breakfast? Creamy scrambled eggs on sourdough toast, crunchy granola with honey and double-thick Greek yoghurt, brioche with maple syrup and mascarpone… and so it goes on… Now add a tranquil country setting – with sunny-side-up views of vineyards, mountains or [...]

Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom’s Wine & Macaron Experience

2018-10-19T15:47:15+00:00 Blog, Featured, Wine Pairings/Tastings, Work With Me - Food and Wine Pairings, Work With Me - Styled Shoot|

 I loved doing this shoot it was so much fun, and I can tell you that the macarons are out of this world.  Exquisite new summer pairing delights from November 2018 till end of February 2018 This summer at Idiom you can explore interesting and unusual wines through the prism of macarons, the dainty confection [...]

Contemporary Cuisine at Idiom Wines

2018-10-19T15:47:26+00:00 Blog, Featured, Wine Farms|

I had the privilege to have been invited to lunch at Idiom last week.   With two years trading under its belt, the Idiom Restaurant & Tasting Centre has fast become a must-visit destination for those seeking a vineyard setting with 180 degree panoramic views of both sea and mountain with spectacular cuisine and a wide [...]

Wondrous Coconut Oil

2018-10-16T17:41:26+00:00 Blog, Work With Me - Review/Blog Feature|

Virgin coconut oil, cold-pressed from the white “meat” of the coconut, consists almost entirely of the saturated fatty acids lauric acid and myristic acid. Its unusual fatty acids profile means that coconut oil cannot contain harmful transfats, since these can only be created out of mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Indeed, the high content of [...]

House & Leisure – Blooming Beautiful: Samesyn Linen’s Spring Collection

2018-10-19T15:47:37+00:00 Blog, Colaborations, Featured, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Beautiful contrasts set the tone for this new linen range. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 11th of September 2018 Large, cheerful blossoms explode against a dark background in one of the images in Samesyn’s latest collection – a brand that prints original styled food photography on luxury linen. To showcase their new [...]

Moody Blossoms

2018-10-19T16:05:23+00:00 Blog, Colaborations, Featured, Work With Me - Styled Shoot|

Spring. It brings new life, freshness and beauty which was exactly what inspired us to photograph a new blossom design for our Samesyn linen range. We loved the design on the linen so much and knew it deserved to be paired with more collaborations in a styled shoot. We loved the moody contrast between the [...]

Visit: Lanzerac Hotel & Spa

2018-10-16T17:41:42+00:00 Blog, Wine Farms, Work With Me - Review/Blog Feature, Work With Me - Wine Estates|

As the Phoenix rises out of the ashes and emerges new from something that has been destroyed; this is Lanzerac. This wine estate has a very special place in my heart; it is where my passion for wine, food styling and photography started.  My very first review and post on my blog was on [...]

House & Leisure – 3 Sweet Treats inspired by Spring

2018-09-10T20:15:26+00:00 Blog, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

Vanilla-Bean Macarons. Almond, Coffee and Thyme cake. Chardonnay cocktail. As published in Heath & Leisure on the 10th of September 2018 Foodies will adore creating these spring-inspired treats, and those with a sweet tooth will be just as happy to tuck into them. Try your hand at vanilla-bean macarons, almond, coffee and thyme cake, or [...]

House & Leisure – Perfect Pairings: Two Recipes that work with Beer and Wine

2018-08-28T08:43:28+00:00 Blog, Dinner, Wine Pairings/Tastings|

"Make Your Own Pairing at Home" As published in Heath & Leisure on the 27th of August 2018 This weekend the 8th annual Craft beer and Wine Festival will be taking place at Capegate Shopping Centre. The festival plays host to over 20 wineries and craft beer breweries based in the Western Cape – offering ticket holders the [...]

2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage Winners Announced

2018-08-19T20:38:41+00:00 Blog, Wine of the Month|

After much anticipation the presentation of the 2018 Absa Top 10 Pinotage trophies was held at Cavalli estate outside Somerset West on 15 August, commemorating 22 years of Absa’s involvement with the Pinotage Association, and setting the benchmark for South Africa’s most successful “indigenous” wine variety. The panel of judges for the 2018 competition [...]

Winelands Trip on a Totally Different Level

2018-08-16T12:49:23+00:00 Blog, Travel|

On Friday I had the pleasure of visiting Neethlingshof Wine Estate on a flight package by Heliwine.   Heliwine is a company that focuses on unique food and wine experiences on the Stellenbosch Wine Route and uses a helicopter to take you there. It was a picture-perfect day in the Cape. On our way to [...]