Chefs on Fire

Take 5 top chefs, some open coal fires, endless top notch wines, a heavenly setting and a rock ‘n roll band… and you have a serious party on your hands! For the past 4 years we have made the annual pilgrimage to the valley to celebrate all things Pinot Each year we think its as…

More Top Tapas in Cape Town with Chef Liam Tomlinson

When the swallows arrive, we know it’s time to eat out. Living in Cape Town, we are blessed with visitors who spend South African winters in the north – enjoying summer in the USA and the UK – then return for our summer. These perpetual holiday maker sun seekers can spot fun (and a great…

Sunset Salsa in Sea Point, Cape Town

As Cape Town fries in the heat of summer – somehow a little sultry sunset salsa on our first day of drizzle seemed appropriate! Take a small dance floor, a boom box to play the sexy vibes, a few energetic experts, a handful of wannabees,  an enthusiastic audience and you get the perfect end to…

Dragonridge – another fine reason to visit the Swartland

Where do you adventure when you live in Cape Town, and have hundreds of cool places to visit an hour or 2 from home? Capetonians are spoiled for choice… so, a tip for locals and visitors…. visiting a winery is a great base to launch a day out. So, how to choose? So many big brands…

Food Theatre at La Colombe – Act 1

When friends on holiday from the UK write to you weeks in advance and suggest that as food tourists, you really should also try the gems at home – what else can you do but start saving and clear your afternoon! La Colombe recently made the TripAdvisor top 10 list – coming in at a…

Finding new, fun, low cost flights into Cape Town

Impossible!!! There is no such thing as “fun” and “low cost” – when describing flights! Being travel junkies – we must make it work! A few months ago, we tried Ethiopian Airlines, via Addis Abbaba to London – all good! This time round… TAAG (The Angolan Airline Group) – Cape Town – Luanda – Lisbon/Porto…

“Tapas Training” in central Cape Town

While planning a 3 week tapas trail in Portugal and Spain, we were determined to be “holiday fit”. Being ready meant not only finding compromise dishes to share and working out portion size – but also relearning how to play at more than one venue in an evening. When friends invited us to join them…

The Last Post… and the Selkirk Grace

The only way to build up your store of travel stories is quite simply to travel! We learned the hard way in Scotland that to try to maintain a blog site while having fun is simply not good use of time – so will try the simpler route of using Instagram and Twitter and leave…

Glencoe Massacre – “Treacherous Bastards!”

We asked a friend from Edinburgh about the best route to take from Skye to Glasgow.  Obviously we had take the high road on the “Bonnie bonnie banks of Loch Lomand..” – somehow there’s a song around every corner! But his email guidance grew ominous when he added… “You’ll be going through Glencoe, home of…

Swinging south – last day on Skye…

Just as well the sun only sets after 11pm – long days make for plenty of time to have adventures before the next round of kitchen battles. We loved the north so much, and felt that it had been hurried, so we nearly ignored the southern loop! However, Talisker and Corbost was south, so too…