My obsession with Argan Oil is well documented, especially amongst my friends and family. My boyfriend, in particular, is convinced I’m going to slide out of the door one of these days with all of the oils that I apply. My obsession began in a trip to Morocco a few years ago when I was invited by Visit Morocco on a tour of Agadir with a few others writers to…

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Last week, for the third year in a row, I once again clamoured for reservations to one of my favourite events of the year: the South African Wine Festival at Vivat Bacchus. I didn’t actually get around to writing a review for 2014, but you can read my thoughts on 2013 here. Having just reread my review of 2013 before writing this, I can honestly say that I am stunned…

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When I first went to South Africa, one of my favourite brunch places was Olympia Cafe and Deli, Kalk Bay. Don’t be deterred by the simple appearance outside. Greeted by a busy cafe and a jolly woman who when asked for the menu, points to the wall where various boards are placed. “There you are”, she said. I liked it instantly. There was a mixed clientele, all at different parts…

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There are places that you just fall in love with the minute that you arrive and, for me, Babylonstoren was one of those places. After a few days of flu and rain, I was fed up with being stuck indoors in Cape Town and needed a change of scenery. Cue being whisked off to Babylonstoren, an amazing organic farm in Paarl, just an hour outside the city. It was raining…

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