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Afternoon Tea with me

3 Nov

The Carrot Cake

One of my not-so-secret passions is tea. I blame/credit my mother for this as she has an entire cupboard dedicated to different kinds of tea (many being gifts from all over the world), and she has been known to quaff several pots in a row on a weekend as each family member drops in to […]

Oooh Aaah at O on Kloof

12 Mar

O on Kloof

Today I got my Christmas present from H.  Slightly belated calendar-wise maybe, but perfectly timed considering my stress levels, my treat was a full body massage followed by an “Theravine Express Facial” at O on Kloof spa.  Oh it was glorious.  For someone (like me) who melts at the merest absent-minded amateur back poke, being […]

Of Cucumber Sandwiches and Chocolate Éclairs

30 Jan

chocolate brownie

The ultimate in sophisticated indulgence must be Afternoon Tea at the Mount Nelson (in the heart of beautiful Cape Town for those not in the know).  My two bridesmaids and I went there this afternoon for a post wedding thank you treat and emerged two hours later feeling like ladies of leisure,  with a most […]

Hout Bay Manor

6 Jan

Hout Bay Manor View

A generous gift from my in-laws gave me a real taste of “the good life” recently.  My (brand new) husband and I were lucky enough to spend a night in the exquisite Hout Bay Manor boutique hotel and enjoy some serious indulgence and rejuvenation. The first thing that struck me about Hout Bay Manor is […]