Festivals

Bastille 10.0

Barrel Rolling at Bastille

Franschhoek is a bit of an "all or nothing" little town, and those of you who follow the blog will know my opinion of this French corner of the Cape - this slice of heaven town has a crème de la crème reputation for fine wine, dine... and apparently, swingers (an interesting little fact I picked up at last year's Bastille bash).  Celebrating French Huguenot heritage with admirable abandon this 17th - 18th of July, every shop front and five year-old painted face screams the red, blue and white colour scheme.  Being a valley of award-winning restaurants, Bastille day boasts first and foremost the marquee - housing the aromas and jollity of lavish cuisines and cellar-sellers. In                  

Eating Out

Neighbourgoods Night Market

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Winter's swept in and our couches have become adorned with bum-shaped wear and tear,  while the soup bowls pile up in the sink and our energy levels seem to lag a little along with the weather. In the spirit of getting up and out, The Old Biscuit Mill opens up for warm Winter's night market, this Tuesday the 15th of June from 18h30 'til 23h30.   For us that know the Saturday Morning Market, The Old Biscuit Mill is a foodie's dappled-light haven of smoked olives, charcuterie and the smell of roasting, imported coffee. This Tuesday eve, the Biscuit Mill's boasting Cape Malay curries, Von Geusau gourmet hot chocolate and creative "sarmies" courtesy of the Kitchen Cowboys. And while we                  

Fashion

Very vintage

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While “vintage” or “retro” should describe quality-controlled, timeless pieces, reminiscent of only the right bits of an earlier era, this abused euphemism has come to allow things like fully grown women in actual school shoes, or middle ages men’s yellowed rugby jerseys - from back when Moses was playing for the Egyptians. In our family “vintage” is an abused euphemism used to imply value where there simply is none. This means that fathers are trying to pawn off badly fitted, high-waist jeans, while grandmothers are insisting you take their “beautiful collection” of old, unmatched, chipped plates. So if, like me, “vintage” or “retro” are words that make