Archive | October, 2011

Montebello Gardener’s Cottage & The Forge

29 Oct

Iron faces at Le Forge

This morning I basked in the reflected glory of my husband’s birthday and enjoyed being treated to a champion breakfast at the Gardener’s Cottage at the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands by good friends.   It was the perfect cosy setting on an unseasonably rainy Saturday morning.   I’m a sucker for the pretty decor and the […]

Houw Hoek

9 Oct

Houw Hoek Inn

There’s no better excuse for a weekend away than attending a wedding, even if it is only an hour outside of Cape Town in the beautiful Elgin/Grabouw area.  As Capetonians we tend to think that anything on the other side of Sir Lowry’s Pass is really far (should we pack padkos?), but sometimes it actually […]