Out In Africa : 18-27 October – we are back!


The 20th Out In Africa Gay & Lesbian Film Festival's 2013 final edition takes place in Jozi at Nu Metro Hyde Park and in CT at both Nu Metro and Cinema Nouveau V&AC Waterfront from 18-27 October.  For film trailers, workshops and all other info, check out our website here Bookings will open on Monday, 30th September OIA will be opened in Jozi on Wednesday 16 October by Justice Edwin Cameron. The Opening Night speaker in CT, on Thursday 17 October, is still to be confirmed. The sure-fire hit of the Festival will be the French title Blue is the Warmest Colour, Abdellatif Kechiche's 3-hour epic, awarded the Cannes Palme d'Or by a jury headed by Steven Spielberg. Courtesy of Ster Kinekor Cinema Nouveau, this will be the                  


Remember remember to grow your Mo this Movember


Movember, the annual moustache growing charity initiative which enjoys over 1.2 Million Mo Bros and Mo Sistas around the world who participate by registering on and grow moustaches to generate awareness by getting men to talk about their health issues for the month of Movember, has an important and often forgotten part of the cancer journey as part of their strategic pillars for funding – survivorship. Movember – a global campaign in 21 countries with its vision to “Change The Face of Men’s Health” – last year saw more than 30 000 South Africans sign up and together raise more than R6.4million for local men’s health programmes. Globally, the campaign raised more than R1 billion last year. In South                  

Cape Town Blog, Festivals

WIN with What’s Up Cape Town & Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage 2013

Plett Rage, the premier student music and lifestyle festival in the Western Cape and arguably the largest student festival in the Southern Hemisphere, is once again set to take place this year in the town of Plettenberg Bay from the 29th November – 8th December 2013. The road to independence starts at Plett Rage “Destination Freedom” and with 10 days, 6 epic festival venues, amazing activations and explosive headline acts by South Africa’s top DJ’s and artists, Plett Rage will be the icing on the cake of any Matriculants calendar and the experience of a life-time! The journey that is Plett Rage, a rite of passage where Matriculants get the opportunity to celebrate the end of an era with their friends, and as a community, gets                  


Oude Meester honoured with three awards at IWSC


At this year’s International Wine and Spirit Competition Oude Meester brandy was honoured three times by winning the following awards. Oude Meester Souverin 18 Year Old -  Gold Outstanding Oude Meester Reserve 12 Year Old -  Gold Outstanding Oude Meester Demant  - Gold The IWSC is one of the most prestigious international awards and boasts the most highly qualified group of international judges of any wine and spirit competition in the world. The International Wine & Spirit Competition was founded in 1969 and is the premier competition of its kind on the international stage. Entries go through a rigorous two stage judging process of professional blind tasting (by glass not bottle) and detailed (chemical and                  


The 2013 Diemersfontein ‘Pinotage On Tap’ Sa Tour Event


The Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap, South Africa’s most anticipated wine event on the annual calendar is set to take place for the ninth year running on Saturday 12th October 2013 at Wellington’s Diemersfontein Wine Estate outside Cape Town. Diemersfontein will also bring this event to Johannesburg and Durban, on the 7th September 2013 and 21st September 2013 respectively. Guests attending this year’s ‘Pinotage on Tap’ events can look forward to ‘prepped and primed’ barrels of Pinotage. In Cape Town guests can also enjoy one barrel of Chenin Blanc and one barrel of Shiraz. The official Beer partner for the POT festival is the premium, craft slow beer from Darling Brewery. A range of lunch dishes and sweet treats will also be                  


Robertson wine on the river – it’s back!

Robertson River festival

For the eighth consecutive year, over the weekend of 18 - 20 October, the inimitable and ever-popular Robertson Wine on the River is returning to the banks of the Breede River. Once again the festival is taking place in a spacious marquee at the charming riverside farm, Goudmyn, situated on the R317 between Robertson and Bonnievale. Enjoy laid-back country hospitality at its best as you taste more than 300 wines from over 40 wineries, while soaking up the rhythm of live jazz, ballads and blues. While wine-tasting is the order of the day, there will be delicious gastronomic delights from which to choose, whilst: browsing amongst the country food stalls, shopping your way through the Robertson Farmers’ Market, and much more.                  


Design the Story of your Life with Samsung GALAXY Note 3

Note III with S pen_Jet Black

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. has introduced the GALAXY Note 3, the latest update to the Note product line. The new Samsung GALAXY Note 3 adds delight to daily tasks and infuses innovative features that help consumers tell the story of their lives. Samsung GALAXY Note 3 delivers a larger and better screen for the best viewing experience and more powerful multitasking, and introduces significant S Pen improvements that make everyday life easier and faster.  GALAXY Note 3 makes your everyday life amazing “We introduced the original GALAXY Note in 2011 and launched a whole new smart device category. The undeniable success of the GALAXY Note strengthened our conviction that consumers want higher quality features for smart devices                  


Bastille LIVE in SA

a seed experience

“But if you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all…” will echo through the valleys of Kirstenbosch Gardens and the parks of Emmarentia Dam in January 2014. That’s right, Bastille is coming to our shores for the first time and will perform two live shows in Cape Town on 8 January 2014 and Johannesburg on 11 January 2014. Seed Experiences, in partnership with 5FM, are bringing Bastille – hailed as one of Britain’s most exciting new bands. Fans will rock out to ‘Bad Blood’, ‘Overjoyed’, ‘Flaws’ and the chart-topping ‘Pompeii’ in the magnificent surrounds of SA’s greenest festival locations. As well as drawing the biggest crowd ever at Glastonbury's John Peel Stage, Bastille has drawn huge numbers at many                  


The Color RunTM prepares to colour Cape Town this October

Colour run Cape Town

If you think the Bo-Kaap’s colourful, just wait until you see Sea Point once the globally acclaimed The Color Run™ sweeps through. The mother of all paint races is heading to the Mother City in October, to give Capetonians the morning of their lives as they transform the Sea Point Promenade into a five kilometre canvas of vibrant colour. After touring four continents, The Color Run™ exploded onto the South African family fun-run scene with a sold-out Spring Day race in Port Elizabeth. Ten thousand Friendly City residents turned up on race day, dressed in white, eager to be part of a global phenomenon that over a million people worldwide have already experienced. And come Saturday, 19 October, Capetonians will have the chance                  

Eating Out

Warm greetings from La Mouette Restaurant!

La Mouette

We are delighted to share our Early Spring Tasting Menu available until the end of September 6 course Tasting Menu R185 Snack Salty crisps, ‘cocktail’ espuma, sweet corn arancini Green pea soup Goats cheese, confit onion, mint oil and lavoche Smoked potato and truffle salad Smoked potato puree, salt baked potatoes, thyme, truffle dressing, onion and brioche crumble Or Fritto misto calamari, artichoke puree, spring vegetables, rocket, chilli and lime dressing Roasted chicken Crispy pastilla, parmesan gnocchi, baby gem lettuce and pea puree Or Fontina tortellini Butternut puree, baby spinach, parmesan and chestnut sauce Rhubarb crumble Vanilla panacotta, custard, orange meringue, black pepper crumble and rhubarb