Opera meets Food & Wine
by Editor on 29 August 2013
Escape to the world of opera at Simonsig Estate for a memorable evening of fine food, wine and arias performed by the all-star South African cast of Madama Butterfly at Cuvée Restaurant on Thursday, 5 September 2013. For this special evening in the heart of the Stellenbosch Winelands, Head Chef Lucas Carstens has designed a menu with flavours of the orient to reflect Puccini’s operatic masterpiece. The overtur...
Join Recycling Week at Brightwater Commons
by Editor on 29 August 2013
Brightwater Commons, a Fountainhead Retail Asset is excited to announce its third annual Recycling Week event, scheduled to take place between the 3rd and 8th of September 2013. A fantastic opportunity for members of the community to bring their unwanted waste to be recycled in an eco-friendly manner, Recycling Week is not to be missed for those who are eager to make a valuable contribution to the preservation of ou...
Heritage flames with a Snoek Braai
by Editor on 28 August 2013
Celebrate Heritage Day on a legendary wine farm steeped in it, by joining Delheim Estate outside Stellenbosch, for a laid-back Snoek Braai with the Sperling family, when they light the fires in salute to cultural unity on Tuesday, 24 September. “Fuelled by more than six decades of quality winemaking, Delheim was the first wine estate in the country to serve food almost four decades ago. Today good food and wine ...
Curry, Beer & Wine Challenge Promises Perfection
by Editor on 28 August 2013
Imagine Chicken Tikka Bunny Chow, paired with a fabulously delicious Cape Brewing Company (CBC) Pilsner, or Roti pe Boti and spiced beef cubes served on rice and paired with Devils Peak’ India Pale Ale (IPA) and Anthonij Rupert’s rounded Optima. Sounds good? It should, it forms part of a perfectly sumptuous lineup for Cape Town’s lingering winter, debuting at the luxurious Taj Cape Town’s Twankey Bar this Wed...
Stellenbosch at Summer Place paired to perfection
by Editor on 28 August 2013
On 30 October, Gauteng socialites will be able to indulge in the very best the Stellenbosch Winelands has to offer when Sanlam Private Investments (SPI) hosts the fourth Stellenbosch at Summer Place event – an unsurpassed pairing of wines, food, art, music and fashion from the country’s premier wine destination. Intimate, engaging and slick, this year the country’s pioneering wine route is raising the bar wi...
2nd Elim Wine & Food Celebration
by Editor on 26 August 2013
Saturday, 28 September, wine tasting from 10h00 to 17h00, Strandveld Vineyards, Elim. Cycle & Trail Run entries from 06h00. Races start from 07h30 – 08h30. Spoil the whole family with a day of outdoor fun and cool climate wines from South Africa’s youngest wine growing region at the 2nd Elim Wine & Food Celebration on Saturday, 28 September at Strandveld Vineyards.
Open Day and Public Lecture at science facility
by Editor on 23 August 2013
iThemba LABS in Faure, Somerset West, is opening its facilities to the public on 31 August 2013 to provide a glimpse of its research and activities. The programme includes guided tours, talks and interactive workshops, and closes with a fascinating public lecture by Dr Himla Soodyall, “So, where do you come from?” The lecture will cover interesting stories on how DNA has shed light on our recent past. Many of ...
Don't Miss the Cirque in Cape Town
by Editor on 19 August 2013
Standing ovations between every act and screams of delight made the Cirque de la Symphonie shows at two-sold out performances in Johannesburg over the weekend more like a rock concert, says Maestro Theodore Kuchar, who will conduct four shows from August 23 – 25 in Cape Town at Artscape Opera. “Keeping an eye on the performers while cueing the orchestra in sparkling gems from Tchaikovsky, Wagner and the Carme...
Equestrian riders to compete in Galencia Property Derby
by Editor on 16 August 2013
The most anticipated event on the equestrian calendar, the Galencia Property South African Derby 2013 is taking place from the 2nd to the 6th of October at the Kyalami Equestrian Park in Johannesburg. The country’s top show jumpers will compete over a treacherous course, testing both rider and horse in an attempt to make it through to the nail-biting final on the Sunday witnessed by an expected 5000 to 6000 spectat...
Email Optimisation Workshop
by Editor on 16 August 2013
Stop losing your subscribers! Grow your database with email optimisation. Generate more revenue by strengthening relationships and building customer loyalty. Want to take your email marketing to the next level? Our email optimisation workshop covers both email communications strategy and practical advice on how to improve your email marketing.
OBiKWA struts its stuff at Spring Day
by Editor on 16 August 2013
Start your spring on a refreshing note with OBiKWA wines, music and delicious nibbles at the Spring Day Family Picnic taking place in Nelspruit on Sunday, 1 September 2013. Turn your day up a notch with a line-up of talented local artists such as Jeremy Loops, Tailor, Matthew Mole and Nakhane Toure, who will be performing at the Blue Moon multi-purpose venue. If you prefer not to pack your own, the Blue Moon team ...
'A Void in the Landscape' exhibition
by Editor on 15 August 2013
Top SA artists transform Stellenbosch wine estate with Pop Up gallery Clos Malverne, a family-owned wine estate nestled in the heart of the Devon Valley outside Stellenbosch, sets the stage for a unique art meander in the Winelands with the unveiling of an exclusive A Void in the Landscape exhibition by esteem South African artists which will beguile the senses from 5 October until the end of January 2014.
Comedy night at Vereneeging Civic theatre
by Editor on 14 August 2013
The most talked about event of the year is finally here, the Vaal beach party 2013, and this year the comedy will be held at the Vereeniging civic theatre. The anticipated Vernac comedy show will take on stage on the 29th of August 2013. Headliners include 2013 contestant of SABC 3’s Strictly Come Dancing Mpho Popps Modikoane Mashabela Galane, Thapelo “tips” Seemise (Taxi Ride) and “Skhumba” (Taxi Ride)....
Crowdsourced Creative Week Cape Town
by Editor on 14 August 2013
Cape Town’s annual expression of creativity is approaching (14-22 September) and a call to entry is out for events, exhibitions, ideas, installations, films, talks and gatherings to participate in Creative Week Cape Town 2013. Part of the Loeries Awards, Creative Week is conceived and managed by Creative Cape Town; a project of the Cape Town Partnership, and serves as a platform for expression, involvement and e...
Spring Festival Fever Hits Royal Gardens
by Editor on 14 August 2013
Nestled at the base of the Nandoni Dam is the Sprawling Splendor of the Royal Gardens, one of Limpopo’s best-kept secrets. (www.royalgardens.co.za) Limpopo is the land of myths, legends, beautiful scenery and landscape, as well as majestic Baobab trees. It shares borders with the neighbouring countries of Botswana, Mozambique and Zimbabwe – a proximity which makes it the perfect springboard for exploring the ric...
Charity Art Auction Open for Telephonic Bidding
by Editor on 13 August 2013
The charity auction of original works by 10 top South African artists at Chefs who share – the ART of giving – a unique star studded gala evening in aid of youth development in the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday, 5 September has opened up the auction to outside bidders who are unable to attend on the evening. With a complete sell-out of tickets for the event, art lovers who were unable to secure a seat can m...
by Editor on 12 August 2013
RMB WineX 2013, South Africa’s premier wine show has been running for 14 years. It takes place at Sandton Convention Centre on 23 to 25 October, and as the thousands of WineX patrons have come to know since its inception in 2000, RMB WineX is about having the greatest range of wines, varietals and wine styles at your fingertips – in one place, on one night. RMB WineX is the wine happening of the year where winem...
Underground with Bottelary Hills Winemakers Lunch
Escape the daily humdrum of life in the fast lane for an enchanting food and wine experience in a time-honoured cellar under the ground and make your way to the Bottelary Hills Wine Route on the outskirts of Stellenbosch when Hartenberg Estate plays host to the route’s seasonal ‘Pop Up’ Winemakers Lunch on Sunday, 25 August. Celebrating winter with a warm cosy setting in the underground maturation cellar gu...
Top SA artists join chefs
by Editor on 30 July 2013
Original works by 10 top South African artists will go under the hammer when 14 acclaimed chefs team up with seven sommeliers and celebrity performers at Chefs who share – the ART of giving – a unique star studded gala evening in aid of youth development in the Cape Town City Hall on Thursday, 5 September. Presented by Mercedes-Benz South Africa, ‘Chefs who share – the ART of giving’ will treat guests t...
Takes the grill to gourmet heights
by Editor on 29 July 2013
Want to ignite the gourmet side of the grill? The Robertson Small Hotel adds a tantalising twist to the ultimate South Africans pastime when this 5-star luxury retreat gathers the tongs for a fired-up Smackdown at The Small on Saturday, 7 September. Even seasoned ‘braaistros’ need to brush up on their skills now and then and in preparation for National Braai Day (on 24 September), celebrity chef Reuben Riffel ...