Winter in Cape Town may be a gloomy and rainy affair yet cosy fireplaces, red wine quaffing, and hearty plates make the idea of heading out to dine super appealing...
Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2018
As a self-admitted foodie snob, it's not often that I whole-heartedly adore every dish placed in front of me when I eat out, let alone if there happens to be TEN dishes placed in front of me. However, this unicorn of a culinary experience happened last Saturday night at Upper Bloem Restaurant...
Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2018
I've experienced my fair share of diverse game reserves and game drives over the years, however a recent stay at the Gondwana Game Reserve on South Africa's Garden Route, just four hours out of Cape Town, offered the most unique game viewing experience yet; upon two wheels and through the handle bars of a mountain bike.
Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018
The recently launched music streaming platform JOOX South Africa aims to help promote local music and musicians through a strong catalogue of local artists and by partnering with major South African music events.
Ruth Cooper 13 Jun 2018
There's nothing like icy weather, torrential downpours and gloomy charcoal skies to tempt you to indulge in all the carbs. Perfect timing then that this June, Chef Giorgio Nava from authentic Italian restaurant 95 Keerom in Long Street introduces his special pasta ripiena menu...
Ruth Cooper 5 Jun 2018
At only 21 years of age, Thandazani Nofingxana - a fashion and textile designer and one of the 2018 Design Indaba Top 40 Emerging Creatives - has already established a strong design aesthetic that draws from his culture and experience as a young African man.
Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018
The inaugural Women in Africa Forum took place during World Travel Market Africa 2018. Hosted by Women in Travel CIC founder Alessandra Alonso, the forum aimed to highlight the importance of women entrepreneurs in Africa...
Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018
Grande Provence in Franschhoek has been serving up classic and delicious French-style dishes since 2004. October 2017 saw Chef Guy Bennet take over the kitchen and instil a stronger focus on championing locally sourced produce and a more modern style of South African cooking.
Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018
The iconic Ritz Hotel best known for it 360° revolving restaurant which sits on the 23rd floor of the hotel like an akwardly landed spaceship, has been synonymous with the Seapoint skyline since the early 70s...
Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018
Cape Town is not only a bucket list destination for its good looks, world-renowned wine and food, and bustling creativity; the city also offers a bevvy of exciting and unusual adventure activities along its many coastlines and mountain passes.
Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018
South African fans of the English electronic trip-hop band Morcheeba were finally honoured with a live performance from the duo last Friday, 6 April 2018 at the beautiful Kirstenbosch Gardens in Cape Town.
Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018
The Walkersons Hotel & Spa, just 10km outside of Dullstroom, is a secluded estate situated on a beautiful nature reserve and nestled between rolling hills. A perfect location for some serious R&R.
Ruth Cooper 4 Apr 2018
Iconic fashion brand MaXhosa by Laduma, known for its signature bold and graphic knitwear designs, showcased their new Op Art-inspired Autumn/Winter collection at the recent AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town.
Ruth Cooper 29 Mar 2018
Shallow Seas, Into the Cold, Rising Sun, Deep Ika, Ocean Blue, and Kori Cream; the course titles for Kyoto Garden Sushi's current six-course tasting menu reads like an enchanting poem or titles of captivating artworks.
Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2018
Offering coffee, brunches, light lunches and Benguela Cove wine tastings the new Somerset West eatery Nom Nom, which replaces fine-dining restaurant Benguela on Main offers residents of the area a more relaxed, less formal, yet no less delicious spot to get their daily calories.
Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2018
With the abundance of juice cleanse diets, S.W.E.A.T 1000 and yoga classes, and not-so-humble fitspiration brag posts clogging up our diaries and social media timelines, it's sometimes deliciously rebellious to give a middle finger to #cleaneating and truly indulge.
Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2018