Featured places and events

Posted by | June 10, 2015
Oyster Box Oyster & Sushi Bar

Famed for its landmark, rather large and contemptuous cat, and also known for the gorgeous view of its lesser-famous towering torch, the Oyster Box is a go-to watering hole for...

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Posted by | May 9, 2015
Old Town Italy meets New Town Umhlanga

Considering the staggering exchange rate and the massive schlep involved with visas and flying, if you are daydreaming about journeying across the global pond, I recommend opting for a short...

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Posted by | December 10, 2014
Lucky Shaker

One of the very first posts I published on this website was about the SA World Class Mixology championships that was held in Durban over a year ago.  It was...

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Posted by | September 25, 2014
The Circle Café

A fairly sizable group of us descended upon the Circle Café to celebrate a friend's birthday. I had never been and was keen to give it a try, having heard...

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Posted by | September 18, 2014
Beverly Hills’ 50th Anniversary Luncheon

The most glamorous Sunday lunch we usually experience involves buying a roast cut of cow or tired bird and chucking it optimistically in the oven, hoping for something edible in...

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Posted by | August 5, 2014
Durban’s Rooftop Garden & Pop-Up Café

This week Durban is host to the International Union of Architects World Congress, the UIA2014. This occasion has been the catalyst to the launch of all sorts of wonderful things,...

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Posted by | April 11, 2014
Fig Tree & Chef’s Table dining

I'd never experienced dining at a chef's table before, and always wanted to, so when I was invited to the Fig Tree restaurant at Simbithi for this occasion I accepted...

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Posted by | March 3, 2014
Abingdon Wine Estate

My only experience of wine supposedly originating from KZN was tasting some red plonk a few years ago that was associated with our local rugby team. It was vile and...

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Posted by | January 29, 2014
Ponta d’Oro, Mozambique

While Europeans have each other's nations to hop over the border to for a vacation, us South Africans can be sometimes caught lamenting our lack of access to great countries...

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Posted by | August 4, 2013
Hartford House – The food

Last week I posted about about the amazing place that is Hartford. Today is about the food. After an impatient drive up from Durban, we arrived around lunch time. My...

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