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From the Constantia Valley to Johannesburg with Groot Constantia

What I love about travelling internationally, back when it was still a thing, was the privilege it afforded me to experience the culture and heritage of other people. Where do they come from? What traditions have their culture given rise to which, in this day and age, continue to be handed down through the generations? […]

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When In Mossel Bay

  My first encounter with Mossel Bay dates back to 2004. Driving back to Joburg from a festive family holiday in Cape Town, I decided I would head home via “another route”. This alternative route had Mossel Bay as the first stop as I ventured into the Garden Route of South Africa. My family hail […]

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Staycation during February at The Capital Melrose

  Just as orange is the new black (is it though?) so #Staycation’s are the new “get-away-for-a-bit” breakaway we all resolutely promise ourselves to do more of in the new year. Well, now that we find ourselves in the second month of the year, and it being the Month Of Love and all, perhaps it’s […]

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A morning with Philippe Morel on Reunion Island

  It’s my first day on the Indian Ocean island of Reunion. Having landed not more than an hour before at Roland Garros Airport in the north of the island, we are headed for Sainte-Anne, along the east coast. Here we turn inland and head for the cane fields to meet our host for the […]

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A week of mobile phone photography tutorials with Nokia Mobile

The excitement is palpable as someone is about to win a brand new Nokia 5.3 mobile phone today! It’s been a week of mobile photography tutorials, your stunning images and many difficult decisions – just to select four finalists in my Nokia giveaway. I have had such fun with you guys, sharing my love for […]

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Lose Yourself in Cilaos on Reunion Island

  What does it take to lose yourself in a destination? To truly lose yourself?   To be so immersed in a place in time, that your senses elevate to a heightened state of awareness. A state in which the sky takes on an intense royal blue hue, where the sun warms your bare-arms with […]

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Mobile Photography on Nokia 5.3

  Do you find yourself often frustrated with the results of your mobile photography? Is the image you see on the screen often not what you saw in real life? Have you ever wondered how you go about upping your mobile photography game, readying yourself for social media-loving when you post them onto your feeds? […]

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  We South Africans love the outdoors. Whether leisurely taking in the beauty of our country, hanging from a cliff-edge in the Drakensberg Mountains or jumping off Lions Head with only a piece of canvass strapped to our backs – it’s just in our blood.   That’s the way we experience life and, truth be […]

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Alchemi Vitality From Non Gun Brewery

  The story about a brewery formulating, and now bottling, an immune support drink really caught my attention. For two reasons really.   Firstly, in this time of COVID-19 we all need to reconsider our business and service offering, more importantly how it can be amended to meet this new-normal we are all busy discovering. […]

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Late Week at The Capital on The Park in Sandton Johannesburg

  As the beginnng of the new-normal dawns in South African domestic leisure travel, we can collectively take that much needed sigh of relief as we celebrate a milestone. Having spent well over 100 days in lockdown I believe South Africans are curious, if not eager, to explore their country once again. With new eyes. […]

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