Brunching is a worldwide trend that I feel didn’t quite catch on in South Africa. Apart from The WKND Social (which is now no more) or heading out to Neighbourgoods Market on a Saturday, us Joburgers don’t have many brunch spot options. I am always complaining about there never being anything to do around here so I was very excited to try out something new this past Saturday.
A night out isn’t really a night out without a food run before heading home to make sure that you don’t wake up with a hangover from hell. It’s part of the culture. If you’re partying in Sandton, Andiccio is the go to spot which sort of turn into an after party if we’re being honest with ourselves or good ol’ Mickey Ds if you want to avoid getting sucked into spending another 2 hours with the same faces you just spent the whole night getting drunk with.
I was first introduced to Spier by my mother when I was younger, although she had never been on the farm, it was her favourite winery. We took a trip to Cape Town and drove through Stellenbosch and she pointed it out to me: ‘Spier! That’s my favourite wine brand.”, I fondly remember her saying to me. It’s crazy how the universe works, who knew that about 10 years later I would be reintroduced to the brand at a welcome dinner that was hosted on the Spier farm during my #Stellenblog experience.
2 hours away from Cape Town is a valley that doesn’t get the recognition it deserves. Robertson may be quaint but there’s more than enough there to lure you away from the city. And with Wacky Wine around the corner, its the perfect excuse to explore what it has to offer.
Winter is touch and go when it comes to fashion. The temptation to look good all the time can be underwhelming and the temptation to look cosy af can be equally overwhelming. But with all the options available, there’s actually no excuse to look like you rolled out of bed or you’ll be spending the whole day on your couch with a cup of something warm and delicious. If the latter could be you, don’t fall in the trap because we’re here to help!