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#WomensMonth: Microbiologist-turned-brewmaster Mandy Ryan

For Women's Month, we got in touch with Mandy Ryan, the brewing production team leader at SAB's Rosslyn Brewery in Pretoria...

By Ruth Cooper 1 hour ago

5 reasons to fall in love with The Lion King

Chances are that if you grew up in South Africa in the '90s, Disney's The Lion King would have been embedded into your psyche. The iconic story and soundtrack playing backdrop to many movie- and slumber-party nights...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Aug 2019

In Review: Pete Goffe-Wood's Viande at Grande Roche

Viande means meat in French and sumptuous, juicy, rich, indulgent nose-to-tail meat is exactly what you can expect when dining at Grade Roches's new restaurant Viande, which takes over from the fine dining Bosman in Paarl...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jul 2019

#CSIMonth: Q&A with surfer Rosy Hodge on the ban of single-use plastic with #ProtectParadise

South African international surfing champion and World Surf League commentator Rosy Hodge has partnered with #ProtectParadise, a global initiative that supported and led the change on the ban of single-use plastic in Indonesia...

By Ruth Cooper 10 Jul 2019

Kinky Boots delivers with camp and heart

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre's production of Kinky Boots is a fast-paced, stiletto-strutting campy romp with a whole lot of heart at its core and a sweet message at the forefront...

By Ruth Cooper 28 Jun 2019

Jeremy Loops chats new tour, Sama wins and self-awareness

After extensive touring overseas, Jeremy Loops and his band bring their Golden Waves Tour to seven cities around the country this July. We got in touch with Loops to chat about the new album, upcoming tour and recent Sama award...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Jun 2019

Bold flavours at new Asian fusion restaurant YU

For a diverse selection of umami flavour bombs head to new Asian fusion restaurant YU, situated at The Onyx hotel in the Foreshore in Cape Town...

By Ruth Cooper 21 Jun 2019

Why you should check out new Gorgeous George's Gigi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant

Cape Town has a new rooftop bar in town and you're gonna wanna check this one out. The Gigi Rooftop Bar and Restaurant is housed in new boutique hotel Gorgeous George in St Georges Mall...

By Ruth Cooper 7 Jun 2019

5 reasons why a trip through Africa on the romantic Rovos Rail should be on your bucket list

There is something impossibly romantic about travelling by luxury 'steam' train across the country. The gentle rocking motion, the rhythmic click-clacking of the tracks and flash of diverse scenery seen through open windows from the comfort of your private cabin...

By Ruth Cooper 30 May 2019

#AfricaMonth: Q&A with photographer Mário Macilau

Award-winning Mozambican artist Mário Macilau will be exhibiting his solo show, titled Faith: Rituals, Spirit & Sea in collaboration with Ed Cross Fine Art in London, at Guns & Rain in Johannesburg...

By Ruth Cooper 13 May 2019

4 reasons to visit The Marine in Hermanus

Hermanus is a such great getaway town. Just a two-hour drive from Cape Town, this small seaside village is known for its beautiful scenery, art scene, great seafood and, of course, excellent whale sightings in season.

By Ruth Cooper 25 Apr 2019

#WTMA19: Keith Jenkins on how best to harness influencer marketing in travel

For influencer marketing to continue to grow and perform, it needs to return to its roots of honesty and authenticity says iambassador founder and CEO Keith Jenkins...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Apr 2019

The 'Harvest Story of Creation' is wine pairing at its best

I've experienced my fair share of wine pairings, but the pairing at family-run Creation Wines in the beautiful Hemel-en-Aarde Valley delivers the best marriage of food and wine I have experienced yet...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2019

Chicago delivers with sex, scandal and all that jazz

The South African production of the ever-popular award-winning Broadway and West End musical hit Chicago is currently razzle-dazzling at the Artscape in Cape Town till the 14 April, before shimmying on over to Montecasino's Teatro in Johannesburg from 20 April to 26 May 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2019

Cape Town welcomes first-ever pintxos bar

Sotano in Bree Street recently opened a pintxos bar serving elevated bar snacks for the after work crowd...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Mar 2019

Womxn in Food - FOOD XX: Honouring the game changers and supporting the startups

The inaugural Womxn in Food - FOOD XX Awards and Symposium took place at Jetty 5 at the V&A Waterfront on the 12 February 2019...

By Ruth Cooper 26 Feb 2019

Diamond Thug on The Cure, cosmic wolfs and convos of the universe

Dreamy indie pop band Diamond Thug will be adding their unique celestial electronica/psychedelic-rock to the upcoming Rock On The Lawns lineup, alongside headliner English pop rock icons The Cure...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Feb 2019

In review: Matt Manning's new Grub & Vine

Chef Matt Manning recently opened up his first official restaurant, Grub & Vine, a bistro-style eatery in the foodie mecca of the Mother City, aka Bree Street...

By Ruth Cooper 23 Jan 2019

4 reasons to visit urban oasis Fairlawns

Award-winning Johannesburg luxury boutique hotel and spa Fairlawns has many reasons to persuade you to visit, here are my top four...

By Ruth Cooper 9 Jan 2019

Jock Safari Lodge in Kruger relaunches

As of 1 November 2018, Jock Safari has made some significant changes to the two sections of their lodge; the main camp area and the family-friendly Fitzpatrick Lodge..

By Ruth Cooper 4 Dec 2018

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