Tiger’s Milk

We’re back! Yes, it has been a while, and yes I am a terrible blogger but a lot has been going on. I’ve moved out into my own flat with no wifi, picked up more shifts at work and started classes at university. And yes, I did just say university – I sucked it up…

Breakfast At Schoon de Companje

Now, here’s a place I’ve been wanting to go to for a very long time. Schoon de Companje is on the same street as my work and I feel like every time I walk to work in the mornings there are tables full of people eating what looks like the most incredible breakfasts. If you’ve…

Location, Location, Location

I may have found the most beautiful wine tasting setting. And I live in Stellenbosch, where literally every wine farm seems more beautiful than the last.  There’s always something about wine farms that sets them apart from the others, and this one has the best wine tasting setting I’ve seen in a long time. Hidden away on…

Revisiting The Birdcage

You might remember earlier this year when I visited The Birdcage in Stellenbosch for breakfast, and I wrote a little bit about it here. Well, I finally got around to revisiting it, and I think it’s looking better than ever. Summer is definitely almost here, and Stellenbosch is looking so beautiful at the moment, especially…

The Food Lover’s Brunch

Food Lover’s Market. Not your obvious brunch spot really, but when your best friend suggests coffee somewhere, you say yes – despite your initial trepidation. Now, I’ve been to Food Lovers before, many times to shop and also to get their smoothies (made to order), because the Breakfast Smoothie is so good it hurts. I…

Wine Is For Everyone

    If you don’t know about my love for wine, you must be new here. My love for wine developed from an early age. Growing up with parents heavily involved in the wine industry and great lovers of good wine, has meant that I learnt to appreciate good wine from the moment I was legally able…

Chocolate & Wine at Waterford

  Chocolate and wine – are there any two better things in the world? Waterford Wine Estate in Stellenbosch offers a pairing of the two, and with chocolate and wine you can’t really go wrong. A friend of mine had a voucher for the chocolate and wine tasting, and asked me to go with her (this took…

Blaauklippen Family Market

On Sunday I took a little trip back to the Blaauklippen Market with my parents. This weekend there was a small antiques fair there as well, which turned out to be very small – and not anything too amazing. I didn’t mind too much, because even a short trip to the Blaauwklippen Market is a…

M Pâtisserie | Stellenbosch

 Stellenbosch is a tiny little student town, and hidden away in every street is another bakery, restaurant or bar that has something a little different to discover. I’m always looking for somewhere new to go to, and recently there has been one place in particular that I have been wanting to visit – a tiny…

The Birdcage Tea Bar | Stellenbosch

Hi Everyone! My friend Lucy and I have decided to try all the different coffee shops in the town we live in, Stellenbosch. I thought that I would share our findings with you! Last Tuesday, we made our first trip to a place called The Birdcage. The Birdcage Tea Bar used to be in another…

“Melbourne Mule” | Cocktail Wednesdays

  Welcome back to Cocktail Wednesdays! I’m back, and it’s something a little different and it’s not a red drink either. I saw a version of this cocktail on Pinterest and found another one on Drizzle and Dip and it sounded amazing. I decided to give it a try this last weekend, and I really love…

Day Tripping to Hermanus

 I hope you’re all having a good lazy sunday! Yesterday we had to go and pick up my little brother from a cross country camp in Hermanus and we decided to make a day of it. Hermanus is only about an hour and half away and it is such a beautiful drive. Unfortunately, there have…

Fortnum and Mason Black Tea with Strawberry

 If you’ve been around for a while you might remember when I went for Afternoon Tea at Fortnum and Mason (you can read about it here), and while I was there I picked up some of the tea that I tried at the Afternoon Tea. The tea that I got is the loose leaf Black…

Platform One Eatery |Winters Drift

Last week my family and I took a trip to Elgin to visit Winters Drift Winery and have lunch at the restaurant there, called Platform One. It’s at the old Elgin Station, and is the most beautiful and peaceful setting for a lunch. We sat outside, which is literally right on the tracks and it was…

Rezonance NYE Festival

  South Africa has one of the biggest Trance Festival scenes in the world and the Western Cape, where I live, is no exception to this. There are plenty of parties to go to, throughout the year but the one I have wanted to go to for ages was Rezonance, a New Years Eve Festival…

Wine Tasting at Boschendal

  Yesterday was ridiculously hot, and after a really short trip to the mall where I decided that the ridiculously long line at the bank that it was not worth standing in the mall. So, we decided to head for Boschendal Wine Farm. It is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful wine farms, with…

Stellenbosch Slow Food Market

Today was such a beautiful day that we decided to go up to the Stellenbosch Slow Food Market at Oude Libertas, in Stellenbosch. This market is on every Saturday, and has food, drinks, clothes, crafts, jewellery and a hundred and one other things as well. It is a favourite of my family’s and we go…

Craft House Eatery | Milnerton

I want to showcase the little hidden places that I come across in South Africa more, and this is one I found today! source  source Yesterday I was in Milnerton, Cape Town, for my best friends birthday and this morning we went to get breakfast from this cute little place on the Island in Milnerton called Craft…

Blaauklippen Market | Advent Calendar Day 14

      Blogmas has had to take a bit of a backseat because I haven’t really done anything worth blogging – I didn’t think reading about me working and serving people wine would be all that interesting. But on Sunday I went to the Blaauklippen Market in Stellebosch. I had only been home a…

Advent Calendar | Day 6-13

 QUICK UPDATES ON THE LAST FEW DAYS 6th This was my last daytime time in London. I headed into London pretty early, to Covent Garden. Here’s a helpful tip about Covent Garden underground station: no matter how busy the lifts are don’t climb the stairs. There is a reason that they call them emergency stairs…

Advent Calender | Day 5

   When I started this post it was still Friday in Honolulu (I checked) so, go me for posting everyday. Day 5 – Today was a really busy day. I’m not going to go into much detail because it’s sort of more of a list than a story. -Firstly, I went to Abbey Road Studios…

Advent Calender | Day 4

  It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… Day Four – So I started this post with seven minutes left of the day, so it’s probably not going to post live on the 4th, but sue me I only got into the house ten minutes ago. Today, we went up to London to see…

Advent Calender | Day 2

  Day Two – I might be posting this late, but it’s still the 2nd of December here so technically it still counts. Today, I went to Kensington Palace and then for Afternoon Festive Tea at the Royal Garden Hotel. Kensington Palace, if you didn’t know, is where Princess Diana lived and also where William…

Berlin |Part Three

 Okay, last part of my day to day time in Berlin! Click here for Part One and Part Two. Day Seven        Day seven turned out to be, like most other days, pretty grim weather wise. But, I was determined to do something and so sheltering my camera from the rain I made my way…

Berlin | Part Two

Part Two of my time in Berlin – you can find Part One here. Day Five         Day Five was a weird one, because of the time we spent on the bus on the way back from Kiel it felt like the day went very quickly. I still managed to do quite a lot…

Berlin | Part One

I’m back! The silence is over! I’m going to try something a little different for my stories about Berlin and do a quick diray-style overview of what I did in two posts, and then seperate ones to focus on my favorite places again. I managed to, somehow in 8 days, take over 700 photos so…

Greenwich For A Day

   Here’s something to read while I’m in Germany, a good old fashioned picture filled post:    On Sunday, Rememberance Day, we went up to Greenwich. I’ve never been before (or I did when I was tiny and don’t remember, I don’t know), and frankly I kind of only knew about the Greenwich Meridian and…

Urban Food Festival | Shoreditch

On Saturday I stopped off at the Urban Food Festival, which is a night food market that takes place every week. This week it was in Shoreditch and had a Halloween theme, and since I love Halloween and food, and Shoreditch this seemed like a pretty perfect combination. There wasn’t much light, so my pictures…

Poppies and Afternoon Tea

I went up to London with a family friend Julie last Friday, with the only agenda being to see the poppies at the Tower of London and to have afternoon tea. Not such a bad plan really. You might remember that I went to see the poppies before, when I first got here (see here)…

Science Museum, Glass Bridges and Bubbles

 On Wednesday I went up to London again, and took a look around the Science Museum. I always loved the museum when my sister and I used to go with my dad when we were little. It used to have the most amazing earthquake room, where they recreated the effects of an earthquake on a…