Accommodation

Grand Room comes to Cape Town.

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    Adding to the successful trilogy of the celebrated Grand properties in South Africa, Grand Café, Camps Bay present their ‘Grand Room’ in preparation for Summer 2011, following on from the success of Grand Café & Rooms in Plettenberg Bay and Grand Café & Beach in Granger Bay, Cape Town. Grand Room, Cape Town accommodates two guests in true Grand style with 24 hour butler service, concierge, private access and designated parking. Grand Room offers the signature style King size bed that has become renowned and takes pride in having one of the largest ‘mini bars’ in the world! Grand room offers a sumptuous en suite bathroom with a double slipper copper bath and                  

Art Scene

“blank projects” hosting first solo’s for Ian Grose & Abri de Swardt

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  blank projects is pleased to host the first solo exhibitions of two of Cape Town's most promising young artists Ian Grose and Abri de Swardt  from Wednesday 11th May 2011 at 18:00. The Exhibition will close on 11th June. Ian Grose. Twin Apparition (The Shining)   Abri de Swardt. Bartholomeu Dias Tropical: Terra Incognito (Bermuda Triangle). blank projects is an independent, artist-run exhibition space founded in Cape Town by Jonathan Garnham in 2005, and is dedicated to new developments in contemporary South African Art and encourages experimental practice from both emerging and established artists, building a context for the dissemination of ideas around contemporary African arts                  

Lifestyle

BBC looking for Inspirational Families from Cape Town.

  CALLING CAPETONIAN PROFESSIONALS Do you believe in instilling good old-fashioned values, discipline and respect in your children? Can you give two British teenagers the chance to have some much-needed structure in their lives? The BBC is looking for inspirational families to take part in a factual entertainment programme on parenting. In each one-hour programme, two British teenagers are sent to live with a new family abroad, to experience life in their country under their rules. Previously the BBC has sent mismanaged teenagers from the UK to live with families all over the world, from Jamaica to India, Alabama to Ghana. In this series The BBC want to send two British teenagers to Cape Town to sample a                  

Wine & Wineries

Tapas and Vine at Durbanville Hills

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  The Durbanville Hills Eatery is now offering visitors a taste of Spain with a superb selection of tasty tapas accompanied by Durbanville Hills’ award-winning wines on Friday, February 25 and again on Friday, March 11. What better way to experience the Spanish philosophy: “Eat while you drink, and drink while you eat!” than with the traditional Spanish bar-food delectably paired with your favourite Durbanville Hills wines while you sit back, relax and watch the sun set over Table Bay. Served with fresh toasted bread, some of the innovative taste options include butterbean and rosemary purée served with ostrich carpaccio, marinated artichoke with goat’s cheese, avocado and sesame- prawns                  

Festivals

Vodacom Funny Festival

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Alrighty! For those of us intending to frame today's Bafana game with our pretty little lashes, optimism may be our best weapon. There's big hope that the boys will bring it home against France tonight!  In the incident that tomorrow is a merry affair, the sweet city of Cape Town will be all smiles. If not, however, we may need a little massaging of the funny bone, as our humour takes a downturn and the bitter refuse to frequent French delis for a while. EITHER WAY! We propose you keep spirits up, or get them up, with the Vodacom Funny Festival. The Vodacom Funny Fest has become Cape Town's well-loved Winter warmth and showcases laugh-a-minute locals Alan Committie, Riaad Moosa, Ndumiso Lindi, Al                  

Music

Fatboy Slim in Cape Town

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"Push the Tempo! Push the Tempo! Push the Tempo..." The master of mix and remix has hit the Western Cape walkways, and the 2010 Cool Britannia concert series brings him to the CTICC stage this Friday 18th June. The official disc jockey for Englad, and the man that brough wonderworks the likes of   The Rockafeller Skank, Right Here, Right Now, Praise You and Ya Mamma, Fatboy Slim! With tomorrow's matches lined up: Slovenia vs USA England vs Algeria Germany vs Serbia The Fatboy Slim-ness will wing wicked after the England/Algeria game. As the headline act he's accompanied by SA's own Dino Moran (a favourite of our favourite Frenchman, DJ Rene, I may add) and NickE Louder. Tickets                  

Eating Out

Bizerca Bistro

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For those of you that haven't yet - GO. I was out on a first dinner date, expecting the discomfort of a swanky place and what I got instead was Bizerca - in the words of Deslandes himself, "It’s not fancy French dining, which can be stuffy and intimidating, but true bistro style, which is relaxed without compromising on quality". Award-winning Australian chef Laurent Deslandes. Although it should go without saying, it seldom is the case that a restaurant's real show-stopper is what it serves - but such can be said of Bizerca. really was the food. Bizerca, encapsulates what a fine dining experience should be - An EXPERIENCE. The set menu changes bi-monthly, while a chalkboard denotes the delicacies of the