Back in the heydays of Nook Eatery, my favourite daytime hangout in Stellenbosch a few years ago, their pear and almond tart was one of my ultimate pastries to enjoy with a strong cup of fresh coffee. Unfortunately, Nook doesn’t exist anymore. Jessica and Luke moved to Greyton, and they started a new venture called A Good Place To Gather.
From stationery to shoes, bridesmaids dresses to bouquets you’ll find your inspiration fix right here.
If you haven’t heard of minted yet, they are a very hip, online stationery site that crowd sources all of their designs. That’s a fancy way of saying, each month they hold a challenge for a type of card and designers from all over the world enter. The end result is there is something for every aesthetic! We had the pleasure of guest judging one of their recent wedding challenges.
If it’s good honest fare you’re after, then look no further than Salvationcafé in Johannesburg’s trendy 44 Stanley. Self-taught chef and owner of Salvationcafé , Claudia Giannoccaro, promises to serve great quality unpretentious food “with a story to tell”. Claudia cooked her way around the world, and her globe-trotting experiences is reflected in the menu.
As the days are drawing darker and colder, all I want for dinner is comfort food. Not necessarily buckets full of mac ‘n cheese, but definitely something buttery and indulgent. Although pasta is considered a relatively simple staple, it can certainly be turned into something spectacular if you take the time.
After a mountain biking detour it was love at first site for collector and decor enthusiast Ilma Roux, from Fully Blossom, when she took a tour of friend’s newly acquired Cape Town flat. The little apartment, was at that time still in desperate need of some TLC, but it had lots of potential, and immediately stole their hearts, says Ilma. Luckily the friend had bought the apartment only as an investment, so it was a done deal.
When the formidable Izette, owner of Landtscap and Leipzig, told me about her idea to create table decor ideas using the “ugly ducklings” of the colour world, I was all ears. I mean, how genius and refreshing is that? The creative all girls team at Landtscap and Leipzig dreamed up this series “Colours to Preserve”.
Although I’m always a sucker for an old-fashioned cold potato salad with store-bought mayonnaise, I sometimes like to change things up a bit and serve my potato salad warm with a flavoured oil or a butter sauce and lots of fresh herbs.
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