Finding Tranquility in Wellington

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 [...]

Savour Sensory Ecstasy with Idiom’s Wine & Macaron Experience

 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 [...]

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

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 [...]

House & Leisure – 3 Sweet Treats inspired by Spring

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

"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

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 [...]