Franschhoek Bastille Festival
by Editor on 12 June 2018
Save the date for SA’s French inspired 25th annual Franschhoek Bastille Festival, which takes place at the historic Franschhoek Huguenot Monument on 14 and 15 July. A social calendar highlight, the weekend long event is guaranteed to bring out the Parisian in you. The captivating village is a hive of activities, dressed to the nines in the French colours of red, blue and white for the weekend, embracing its Fre...
Best Braai tips from Fire & Feast Meat Festival experts
by Editor on 06 June 2018
To give you a taster of what to expect from this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival, heating up Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June, we’ve chatted to some of the experts featuring at the meaty exhibition. Here are the top 10 braai tips from the masters of meat, braai, sauce and spice. 1. Crown National A leading supplier of spices, herbs, seasonings, sauces and condiments, Crown National – the ev...
“Perfecto” pairing of two Italian classics at Anthonij Rupert Wyne
by Editor on 01 June 2018
The Italians call it “la dolce vita” - the sweet life. More than just a saying, it’s a lifestyle which revolves around good food, good wine and great company. Speaking of savouring the sweet life, few things are more Italian than Sangiovese and lasagne. With this in mind, the culinary team at the Terra del Capo Antipasti Bar - situated at Anthonij Rupert Wyne near Franschhoek - have decided to pair these two...
Douse the flames with Craftology at Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 30 May 2018
All the meaty flavour at this year’s Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National will be matched in taste and quality at Craftology, the fine-drinking designation located at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. “Visitors will be taken on a journey of taste at this year’s Craftology, a fully-stocked drinking zone which forms part of the Fire & Feast programme,” said Sandra Jardim, Genera...
Decorex Joburg celebrates significant milestone at 2018 show
by Editor on 18 May 2018
Decorex Joburg, the flagship Decorex exhibition, is celebrating 25 years of décor excellence with an incredible designer line-up for its 2018 edition. Presented by Plascon, this milestone exhibition will be taking place at the Gallagher Convention Centre from 8 to 12 August. “It has been an incredible year for décor and design and we are so excited to be celebrating these beautiful trends – while looking fo...
Smoking hot features line-up at this year's Fire & Feast Meat Festival
by Editor on 18 May 2018
SMOKING HOT FEATURES LINE-UP AT THIS YEAR'S FIRE & FEAST MEAT FESTIVAL The hottest meat-lover’s gettogether, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival presented by Crown National, has a mouth-watering line-up of new features that will be showcasing at Joburg’s Ticketpro Dome from 8 to 10 June. A proudly South African affair, the Fire & Feast Meat Festival is a celebration of all things fired, grilled and braai’d with...
Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are back!
by Editor on 09 May 2018
Winter is here which means cozy fire places, comfort food and great wines, but best of all is that Franschhoek’s popular Mystery Weekends are back. A weekend of surprise, relaxation and pure indulgence – and if you haven’t booked you’re definitely missing out on this ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity. Ideally suited to couples, the Franschhoek Mystery Weekends are packaged to absolute perfection, and h...
Franschhoek Winter Wines
by Editor on 26 April 2018
Winter is here, and the best part is that Franschhoek is #OpenForWinter. Brave the cold weather and head to the Franschhoek Motor Museum, L’Ormarins Estate for an old favourite, Franschhoek Winter Wines. Inspired by the colder weather this winter warmer festival will take place on Saturday, 16 June (11am to 4pm). The intimate setting of the museum is the ideal location to mingle with the Franschhoek Vignerons wh...
Van Loveren joins fight against poaching with its Rhino Run wines
by Editor on 25 April 2018
Van Loveren Family Vineyards has continued its contribution to nature conservation in South Africa with the release of the latest vintage Rhino Run wines. The range of superb quality wines celebrates this magnificent animal of the African plains and the efforts being made to save it. “The plight of the rhino has been well-publicised and continues to grow direr every passing day,” says Van Loveren Wines CEO Ph...
Zululand husband and wife team are winning hoteliers
by Editor on 19 April 2018
An eye for opportunity, the guts to take risks and hard work has seen a Nongoma husband and wife team build a thriving hospitality business. Mlungisi Percival Nzuza is an entrepreneur to his core and among his early endeavours he lists a successful supermarket. In 2002 he and his wife Cynthia Sebenzile saw a gap in the hospitality sector in Zululand which launched them in a completely new direction. “Governmen...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate - 20 April 2018
by Editor on 17 April 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 20 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the 2nd in a series of regular Friday fe...
Reawaken your senses with GlenWood’s Fine Wine and Food Experience
by Editor on 11 April 2018
Tucked away in the heart of the Franschhoek Wine Valley with the majestic mountains as their backdrop is where you’ll find GlenWood. Home to a range of superb award-winning wines, visitors will now have the opportunity to samples these in a unique Fine Wine and Food Experience. Presented in the comfort of the estate’s Tasting Room, guests are served with what can best be described as a Tasting Palette of dele...
Usana Farm Feast
by Editor on 10 April 2018
Warmer weather, long lazy days and the perfect excuse to venture to the Usana Farm Feast over the weekend of 12 and 13 May. Situated on the Klein Welmoed, along Baden Powell Drive just outside Stellenbosch, visitors of all ages can look forward to a fun filled authentic farm experience. Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a day of farm fun. Relax and unwind on the sprawling lawn whilst sipping on a glass...
De Krans Bistro and Deli picks up another award
by Editor on 22 March 2018
The De Krans Bistro and Deli excelled at the annual Klein Karoo Gourmand Awards (Smulpaap-toekennings), scooping the 2017 Gourmand Destination Award (Farm Stall Eatery Category). The awards took place on 16 March at the Village Trading Post in De Rust. The criteria for this award is consistent good quality food, a great atmosphere and fantastic service. Chef and Bistro manager, Shannon Botes, was in attendance to r...
5 Reasons to Retire on the KwaZulu-Natal mid-South Coast
by Editor on 20 March 2018
The KwaZulu-Natal South Coast has always attracted tourists to its warm, welcoming shores but recently there has been a much-deserved spike in interest by investors looking for a more permanent location. The mid-South Coast, in particular, is becoming a sought-after retirement venue with modern retirees looking for a place suited to an active, quality lifestyle. Here are five reasons, identified by mature lifest...
Live Music at Bellevue Wine Estate
by Editor on 16 March 2018
There is no better way to enjoy great food and wine with friends and family, than with live entertainment! End off your week with a sunset performance on the lawns outside the restaurant and tasting room at Bellevue Wine Estate, situated along the Bottelary Road. The laid back music afternoon, which takes place on Friday, 6 April, is the perfect ending to a busy week. This is the first of what promises to become a re...
@home Trend Home presented by Decorex set to be a showstopper
by Editor on 15 March 2018
Choice pieces of designer furniture from @home homeware store and @homelivingspace will be carefully positioned in the beautifully curated @home Trend Home presented by Decorex. This stunning home space installation forms part of a full feature programme at Decorex Durban, sponsored by Plascon, taking place from 21 to 25 March at the Durban Exhibition Centre. “There is such a rich selection of @home furniture...
Decorex Durban reveals fresh features for 2018 show
by Editor on 06 March 2018
While international trends and styles filter throughout the décor, design and lifestyle industries, it’s always interesting to witness how these global preferences are interpreted at a local level. Decorex Durban – sponsored by Plascon – promises a strong design-focused exhibition for 2018 with 15 leading designers collaborating with industry experts to curate on-trend spaces that encapsulate the #rhythmoflife...
Pizza & Wine Festival
by Editor on 02 March 2018
Sunny days and balmy nights, delicious pizza and great wine - the perfect combinations for a good time in the winelands. All these will be in evidence at this year's Pizza & Wine Festival, which takes place at Vergenoegd Wine Estate in Stellenbosch, over the weekend of 21 and 22 April (11am to 4pm). The perfect excuse to enjoy a selection of superb wines paired with mouth-watering pizzas and live music. With its ...
Meet Hank McGregor – 2018 Dusi Champion and Paddling Legend
by Editor on 21 February 2018
KWAZULU-NATAL, DURBAN - Ten-time World Marathon Champ and Jeep Team paddler, Hank McGregor (Jeep Team SA/Euro Steel), relished his Dusi Dream Duo with Andy Birkett (Euro Steel), a seven-time FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon winner. With two FNB Dusi Canoe Marathon titles in 2005 and 2006, McGregor, who recently turned 40, added a 3rd Dusi title to his extensive list of achievements and became one of the few veteran paddle...