• 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…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    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…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Going Vegan: The Pros and Cons

    If there was a time for me to think about how I can contribute to the environment in a sustainable way; it’s NOW! Fortunately, there are so many measures we can take to ensure we do our part for the greater good of the planet. In this week’s post, we take a look at the pros and cons of going vegan especially as a black person. On many occasions I have thought about going vegan. And I have tried and failed simply because there are a number of factors that render this lifestyle both daunting and difficult. I feel as though it is a process that one must ease themselves…

  • Travel

    Elephant’s Eye

    My hiking adventures are back and in full swing! It is a bit daunting to be swinging back now in Summer considering how hot it is going to be but I am ready to feel like the old “new” me again- if that makes sense. This past weekend I had the opportunity of joining a friend on a hike, and I’ll admit I was quite hesitant but, honestly, I NEEDED it. It was beautiful! If you have been following my journey on social media since moving to the Western Cape, you know my love for hiking is deeper than any form of my personal self-care practices, and I have fallen…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Cape Point with SANParks

    As a proud South African, any chance I get to celebrate the beauty of my country I welcome with open arms. This month I joined the Cape Town twins on a trip to the Cape Point where on one of my trails I encountered a snake (I will forever have anxiety thinking about it).  Cape Point: Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land,…

  • Lifestyle

    Simple Self-Care Activities To Try

    I have reached a point in my life where I take the conditions of my personal space, as well as my mental health, very seriously – thus developing a love for light and airy spaces that inspire me to be positive. In this week’s post, I will be detailing the ways in which you can incorporate fun activities into your self-care routine. Self-care: noun the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is very personal for me, and I vividly remember the moment in which I realised it was an ideal I started taking seriously. I was…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Becoming A Work From Home Guru

    Spring is finally here and with that comes a deep yearning to cash in on company perks like working from home. I have only been with my current employer for two years now and I have just started embracing the work from home policy. It took me months to find my stride and discipline myself into making sure I am as productive as possible. Advantages of working from home: No office chit chat distractions or meetings Self-accountability Personalised and flexible schedule Saves time and money Balance between personal and professional commitments Through trial and error, struggling to figure out how best to be at optimal productivity when working from home,…

  • Africa,  Food,  Travel

    Steak and wine pairing The Hussar Grill way.

    Juicy, bold and spicy is how I love my wine but sometimes you just want a steak to go with it especially given that tis’ the season for red wine. The Hussar Grill invited me to their steak and wine pairing hosted by the beautiful and Veritas Wine Writer of the Year- Gosia Podgorska and The Hussar Grill Mouille Point General  Manager- Tracey Huxley. Upon my arrival I was greeted by Gosia vibrant personality along with a glass of champagne to start us off. Then the tasting started: The pairing: Tracey first introduced us to how meat is cut and what makes every cut special. Did you know that marrow…

  • Accommodation,  Africa,  Food,  Lifestyle,  Travel

    Top5 things to do at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel

    Imagine a world class stay-cation where you can enjoy more than just a bottle of wine and mountainous views. Spier Wine Farm and Hotel treated me to a weekend full of good food, wine and exciting outdoor activities. What sets this particular wine estate from the rest? Well, each and every aspect of this hotel stay – from the food, to the activities and down to the artwork – found its original roots deeply embedded on Spier’s vast Stellenbosch-based grounds. To mark the launch of the brand new Travel With Karabo blog site, we explore five must-see, must-do things to experience this winter at Spier Wine Farm and Hotel: Family…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Johannesburg in 24 Hours

    “Tour your background” is something I always encourage to in all my posts and I finally took my own advice by touring Johannesburg, Gauteng. Johannesburg is South Africa’s biggest city which began as a 19th-century gold-mining settlement. In this week’s blog post, we explore the places that make Johannesburg a place to be (minus the night life) on a budget. I always avoid staying at a hotel because Airbnb always has better accommodation offers. It is advisable to travel off season and that is in Winter and December. Johannesburg tends to be really empty and cheaper to do anything and everything during December because everyone in the city goes back…