• Health

    Cultivating Daily Selfcare During COVID-19

    The onset of the COVID-19 has generated so much fear and distress, and has impacted on our health and well-being in harmful ways. I- like many others- feel angered, fatigued and frustrated by what is happening around me, and would like nothing more than to completely disengage from this nightmarish time. And I would like to tune out and ignore the things and people that ask me to continue as though the time we live in is normal. While periods of retreat and rejuvenation are crucial to our overall well-being, ignoring the world and everyone in it is not an effective or sustainable response to the crisis we face. More…

  • Travel

    My Ultimate Travel Bucket List

    Hey guys, I have not posted anything in a while because miss CoronaV has been doing the most and doing me and everyone dirty. South Africa has gone under and this has put a mental pressure on me where I am feeling a bit uninspired to do anything, LITERALLY! You guys know that my posts get reviewed by an editor before it goes live but I thought for the duration of the South African lock down, I am going to freestyle all my posts so they are personal and more engaging. I have been thinking about what my life will be like after this pandemic and I do not see…

  • Food and Drinks,  Travel

    Harvest Tour at Silvermist Organic Wine Estate

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Nestled on the mountainous slopes of Constantia is the Silvermist Organic Wine Estate which is surrounded by exquisite scenic views of the Constantia Wine Route and Chapman’s Peak Drive. This family wine estate is only a fifteen minutes’ drive from the Cape Town city center and promises nothing but dreamy views. Upon arrival we were greeted by Gregory Louw, the farm owner and wine maker who had an enthusiasm and energy that had us all excited to start the day, showing us the ins and outs of harvesting wine grapes. During a quick cup of coffee, we were told more about the farm as well…

  • Travel,  Africa

    This is why I’m proudly South African

    You can travel the whole world but, I promise you, no place on Earth will match the beauty that is South Africa. Just like several other African countries, our country has been through a lot, but when it comes to keeping things fresh, hilarious and slightly spicy, South Africa is the best place to extend your vacation from two weeks to… FOREVER. In the midst of the all the unfortunate events such as femicide, weak currency, a failing economy, unemployment and, more recently, COVID-19, I wanted to share with you guys why I love being South African. There is so much that makes me proud that I don’t even think…

  • Travel

    Best Sites to Book Local Experiences

    Planning a trip can be a demanding task especially when you want to save money for immersive experiences. For all my trips, I always make sure to create a list of the things I want to do, places I would like to visit, museums, galleries, restaurants etc. Naturally, Google is always there to help with most of it but I’ve managed to crack the code by using some of the best online platforms to book experiences, especially in South Africa, by analysing reviews from other tourists and snagging awesome price cuts or package deals. With the influx of people turning themselves into tourists in their own countries, there has been…

  • Travel,  Africa

    10 Things to do in Cape Town in One Day

    Every chance I get, I make sure I spend that opportunity exploring the scenic beauty that is Cape Town. Despite being a Capetonian for more than two years, I must admit that I feel as though I have yet to truly explore Cape Town’s full potential because that requires extensive planning and, unfortunately, excessive spending. This past festive season, however, I did dedicate most of my days to visiting as many spots and travelling to various destinations as possible (alongside my partner, who was visiting from Europe). From sunrise hikes to bobbing on the Atlantic Ocean and indulging in the finest gourmet meals, here is a no-hassle hot list of…

  • Travel,  Africa

    Cape Town Summer Survival Guide

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Summer is finally in full swim after the weird winds that have rampaged through the Western Cape, and we are all excited to be ditching cardigans for bikinis and summer dresses. This past festive season was my first time spending summer in Cape Town. It is also a time when  thousands of people from all corners of the world flock here for different reasons and one being “summer in Africa” as they call it. My partner makes one of them- hailing from Holland, he spent the beginning of summer with me in Cape Town and as much as I was excited, I was overcome with…

  • Travel,  Health

    Packing for Winter in Europe

    Travelling to Europe has taught me a thing or two about packing for winter. I see a lot of you on the ‘Gram struggling to decide what to pack; or where to buy warm clothes when you hit Europe. How lucky that you have me, who has journeyed twice to a wintery Holland, to give tips on what to take. If you can pack two travel bags – one check-in bag and one carry-on – then you have done an amazing job! This, however, does come with the difficulty of figuring out if you have packed enough, especially if you are visiting for the first time. I had to ask…

  • Food and Drinks,  Lifestyle

    Festival on the Docks with Opihr and Life Grand Cafe

    About two weekends ago I had the privilege of being invited to celebrate the 2019 Festival on the Docks event at the V&A Waterfront. Aside from partying it up with my bestie and meeting new people over a glass of wine (several of them, actually), I was also invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Life Grand Café, sponsored by Opihr Gin. The afternoon was spent indulging in the finest food whilst sipping on the crisp, flavourful taste of Opihr’s new ready-to-drink gin-spirit coolers – celebrating life and the start of festivities. Opihr is a London Dry Gin infused with exotic hand-picked botanicals including Moroccan coriander seeds and Indian…

  • Travel,  Lifestyle

    Movie Destinations I Would Love To Visit

    Now that I have cancelled all my plans to travel in 2020 in order to focus on my business and finances, I have decided to tell you a little more about the destinations on my “to visit” list. These particular dream tourist locations have been inspired by television and the big screen – places where the likes of Shia Lebouf and director Michael Bay have filmed; although I must admit I drew heavy influence from watching award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. The thought of finding myself overlooking the peaks and valleys of a landscape that was once fashioned to film a battle scene conjure up a sense of magical…