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Ruth is the production manager at Bizcommunity, as well as a editor of the Lifestyle section.

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Shortmarket Club reintroduces popular Prix Fixe winter lunch menu

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...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jul 2018

New tapas-style eatery Upper Bloem ticks all the boxes

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...

By Ruth Cooper 20 Jun 2018

Unique game viewing with Gondwana's new mountain bike trails

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.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Jun 2018

JOOX South Africa: Supporting SA artists through music streaming

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.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Jun 2018

95 Keerom celebrates stuffed pasta with special menu this June

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...

By Ruth Cooper 5 Jun 2018

#AfricaMonth: The authentic design stories of Thandazani Nofingxana

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.

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

#WTMA18: Championing African women in travel - Q&A with Alessandra Alonso

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...

By Ruth Cooper 14 May 2018

Grande Provence welcomes new chef and exciting autumn menu

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.

By Ruth Cooper 3 May 2018

Refurbished Ritz Hotel and revolving Top of the Ritz restaurant, a new Cape Town must-do

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...

By Ruth Cooper 18 Apr 2018

Five outdoor adventure activities in Cape Town

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.

By Ruth Cooper 11 Apr 2018

Morcheeba deliver with first live show in South Africa

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.

By Ruth Cooper 10 Apr 2018

Five reasons to visit Walkersons Hotel & Spa in Dullstroom

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.

By Ruth Cooper 4 Apr 2018

#AFICTFW: MaXhosa by Laduma chats AW2018 collection

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.

By Ruth Cooper 29 Mar 2018

Kyoto Garden Sushi introduces magical six-course tasting menu

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.

By Ruth Cooper 22 Mar 2018

Mastering experiential marketing with Studio H

We chat with Studio H founder Hannerie Visser about how they are using food to design brand experiences and create memorable campaigns for their clients...

By Ruth Cooper 16 Mar 2018

Somerset West welcomes new eatery Nom Nom

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.

By Ruth Cooper 13 Mar 2018

Introducing The Lectric Monks

Today sees the release of The Lectric Monks' debut EP, The Six. We swung a few questions to this six piece Pretoria-based psychedelic folk rock band to find out more.

By Ruth Cooper 12 Mar 2018

New Coco Safar flagship store brings indulgent coffee bar and pâtisserie to Sea Point

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.

By Ruth Cooper 28 Feb 2018

Twelve Apostles introduces vegan high tea

With the rise of conscious eating, awareness surrounding sustainability and rapidly growing health trends, it's no surprise that many restaurants and hotels are giving focus to more plant based options on their menus...

By Ruth Cooper 15 Feb 2018

Dan Patlansky chats new album

Dan Patlansky recently released his ninth studio album titled PERFECTION KILLS. We swung a few questions to the guitar god to find out more about this raw, honest and bluesy album.

By Ruth Cooper 14 Feb 2018

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