• Automotive,  Lifestyle

    2021 Toyota Urban Cruiser

    Raise your hand if a member of your family has ever owned a Toyota… me too! Growing up, Toyota was always the first go-to brand that a lot of my friends’s family went for – including mine, because my uncle owned taxis. I grew up in a rural area where big cars were a must, and I remember being young and watching all the neighbourhood kids chase after the only Toyota Prado that existed on our street – in my naive mind, it was a sign of making it in life.  Well, call it a full circle moment because I have finally had the chance to test drive my first…

  • Accommodation,  Lifestyle

    The Halyard Luxury Apartments

    This is by far the most satisfying stay EVER! I am not a self-catering staycation type of person and I have been on a few to know this – I am simply lazy! When Mira emailed me about this incredible experience to stay at The Halyard, I was initially hesitant because I thought about all the cooking I would have to do and it was such a busy weekend for me content-wise. Listen, I ate my words because, my goodness, this luxury apartment/hotel space is for the gods! This luxury 20-apartment building is located at the top of the KPMG building, one of the tallest buildings in the heart of…

  • Food

    Winter Warmer with Gia’s Kitchen

    I know you are reading this hoping this is not one of those boring posts about food and how to stay healthy blah-blah-blah. No! This post is going to make you miss home and your favourite family member’s cooking if you’ve flown from the nest to live in another province or country. Gia’s Kitchen recently sent me a voucher to try some of their fresh made frozen foods to taste and I promised you that if I was happy with them, I would tell you guys to give them a try too. If you are reading this, just know that the tasting was a success and I absolutely love their…

  • Automotive

    Kia Closing its Gaps with the Sonet

    Kia has finally launched its new Sonet and lucky for you, my dearest reader, I was there to capture every moment of it. In this week’s post, we look at how Kia manages to move with the times while merging its product offering with the encouragement for you to be inspired to be and go wherever you want. Earlier this month I was invited to the Kia Sonet launch at The Westin in Cape Town. The test drive started from The Westin to The Marine Hotel in Hermanus with a pit stop at Creations Wines along the way. The drive, whilst long, was pleasantly comfortable and with the accelerator pedal…

  • Accommodation,  Travel

    My First Solocation: Paternoster

    If you are reading this, then it means you have gathered the strength to finally take the leap of faith and booked your first vacation alone. I know, it’s daunting, but if you’ve already done your research then that’s about 50% of the work – what you need now is this exciting blog post where I will hook you up with easy tips on how to save money while exploring destinations alone. I’ve longed for an intimate, solitary trip where I can just relax and refocus my own future endeavours as a content creator who might be living abroad soon – *shh… that’s a secret best kept for another day*…

  • Automotive

    Off-road with the Suzuki Jimny

    The Suzuki Jimmy has been on my “to drive” list for as long as I can remember, but it always eluded me and as they say “patience is a virtue”. I waited for over a year to have the Suzuki Jimmy on test and when it arrived a day before my birthday, I could not stop looking at it. I was anxious about the trip I would be taking for the week to Magoebaskloof in the Limpopo province in the 4th Generation Jimny and I wanted to find out why everyone (including myself actually) has been gushing over it. Packed and ready to tackle the 4-hour drive out of Pretoria,…

  • Travel

    2021: The Year of Bold and Wild Changes

    This might be long overdue but, HAPPY NEW YEAR! I would like to welcome all my followers, both old and new, to my blog and give compliments of the new season to all my lovely readers on this platform. We did it, Joe! So… 2021 – the year we come to terms with the fact that things will never be the same again. Life will be even harder but if 2020 was anything to go by, we all proved to be readily adaptable when the tough got going. We have found ourselves working and living under circumstance that required us to think outside the box when it came to surviving…

  • Uncategorized

    My Frustrations About Being a Black Blogger in Cape Town

    Okay guys, girlies and gender benders, if you are reading this you most probably know the frustration I have as a blogger in South Africa and you know what, let me go and add “black”. Being a black blogger in south Africa is the pits and whenever this conversation comes up, people are ready to fight with tactless words. Let’s get into this… I have only been a blogger for 3 years this year and I have been having so much fun because firstly, this journey has taught me a lot about being a better writer and what it takes to improve and express myself in a way that my…

  • Food and Drinks

    Getting Ready for a Perfect Wine Tasting Experience

    *Disclaimer: This post was written during Level-2 lockdown restrictions (yes, many moons ago). As the country slowly eases up lock-down restrictions and industries continue to open up under strict precautions, wine farms remain under heavy restriction just weeks after the ban on selling and buying alcohol was lifted. After President Ramaphosa’s shocking reveal on Sunday announcing the immediate nationwide suspension of buying, selling and distribution of alcohol, I could not help but think of the ways in which I could improve my wine tasting experience in anticipation of the day we are allowed to not only consume alcohol, but also return to restaurants and the varying tourism and hospitality establishments.…

  • Automotive

    Kia Closes 2020 with a Rio Facelift

    If you thought that Kia was done with the Rio, think again. I recently attended the launch of the revamped loved car in Cape Town which included a test drive all the way to Riebeek Kasteel where, as a new motoring enthusiast, I got to ask a lot of questions. *Sidenote: I always wondered what the LS, LX, EX and TEC meant on Kia cars until I was told that these are terms used as a way to differentiate the mechanics and level of tech a Kia model is at. * What changed: Unlike the Rio 2019, the updated model got a meaner grill that gives it an elegant look…