Quoin Rock’s French Songbook – culinary music to the ears

If music is the food of the love, then Quoin Rock’s operatic French Songbook promises to be culinary music to the ears. On Saturday, 9 October, the estate, in collaboration with Cape Town Opera, will play host to an elegant opera concert, which will pay homage to a century of French song. Stretching from 1840 to 1940, let your imagination take you back as you listen to the mesmerizing tunes from world famous composers. The programme includes mélodies by French masters […]

Franschhoek Uncorked Festival 2021

Not only does the new season bring with it the promise of warmer weather, but it’s also time to make your way to the Franschhoek Wine Valley for this year’s Franschhoek Uncorked Festival (16 & 17 October). What better excuse to explore one of South Africa’s premier wine destinations, whilst uncovering a fine selection of wine gems from the Franschhoek Vignerons. This year no less than 12 wineries have already confirmed their participation, with more to follow. Participating wineries in and […]

stillness – an exhibition of new paintings by Edna Fourie

Intuitive artist Edna Fourie’s new oil paintings were initiated by a desire to return to simplicity – both in content and form. What transpired was a series expressing inner stillness. “I chose my two favourite flowers, the iris and poppy, to be the vehicles for whatever ‘message’ might unfold during the creative process. An interesting development was the quiet background of nothingness in which the flowers seemed to ‘float’ in a strange light. Close to completion of the series the […]

Garden Day – Celebrate Your Green Space

While the past year may have brought many challenges, there has certainly been a lot of good too as conscious living and connecting with nature has come to the fore. An area that has seen enormous growth around the world is that of gardening, as people have spent more time at home, rediscovering joy in their green spaces. This gives us the perfect reason to wear a flower crown and make Garden Day, which takes place on Sunday 17th October, […]

Garden Day at Vergelegen

South Africans are celebrating Garden Day this Sunday (17 October) – revelling in nature and all its colour and beauty. If you’re keen to get inspiration for your own garden, or simply want to stroll and relax among beautiful blooms and stately trees, then an outing to Vergelegen wine estate in Somerset West will delight your senses. This renowned 321-year-old property has 18 extensive gardens, a vast arboretum for long walks, and some of the most historic trees in South […]

The Secret Vine Wine Tasting at Bay Harbour Market, Hout Bay

What does an afternoon of winetasting mean to you? Perhaps an escape to paradise, a moment to see a glass half full and not half empty, or maybe a chance to catch up with besties. Well at Bay Harbour Market, it’s all of the above! The Bay Harbour Market’s Secret Garden has once again come to life when you hear the clinking of glasses and nattering of folks as they make their way from barrel to vintner. The Secret Vine […]

Johannes Phokela – ‘Only the Sun in the Sky Knows How I Feel: A Lucid Dream’ Exhibition

In celebration of the opening of a new solo exhibition by South African painter Johannes Phokela, Zeitz MOCAA will be hosting a public opening from 6pm to 8pm on Thursday, 28 October. The public event will be limited to 100 visitors and all COVID-19 protocols will be in place. Welcome drinks will be served on arrival and visitors will have the opportunity to view Phokela’s work during this time. Where       : Zeitz MOCAA, Cape Town Date    […]

Steenberg Women-inspired Market

In the spirit of Catherina Ras, the first landowner of Steenberg in 1682, a market will be held to support and celebrate female entrepreneurs. Held in the green areas on Friday, 29 Oct from 10:00, 30 small business owners will be showcasing their handcrafted, artisanal goods. A range of specialty items, from jewellery, home decor, stationery, and design that will wow at your dinner parties, printed fabrics to the latest athleisure trends will be available to purchase on the day […]

Bubble Fest at Prawnery in Johannesburg

Joburg’s hottest Bubble Fest is happening this weekend. It may be Spring, but it’s beginning to feel a lot like Summer. It’s time to enjoy the warm Sunshine, and cool off with a tall, crisp glass, of ice-cold bubbles and some delectable freshly shucked oysters. Wondering what to do next weekend? Well, wonder no more. The Prawnery, in Illovo Junction, is hosting their first-ever bubble fest, and it’s bound to be a sensorial journey through the most premium MCC’s presently available in South Africa. Think flavoursome canapé’s, the […]

The Cannabis Expo at The Sandton Convention Centre

After a nearly two-year hiatus thanks to the global pandemic, South Africa is once again able to host large scale events, and The Cannabis Expo, Africa’s largest cannabis event, is returning to Sandton. The first major exhibition to take place in SA in 2021, The Cannabis Expo presented by JuicyFields runs from 18 to 21 November at the Sandton Convention Centre and is already attracting huge visitor and business interest. “The Cannabis Expo is the perfect mix of cannabis business and lifestyle,” says expo […]

Poetry in McGregor Festival 2021

THEME: Garden of the Beloved. The Poetry in McGregor Festival, an annual highlight on the festival calendar in the Western Cape, is now in its ninth year. Set in the beautiful village of McGregor, this unique event brings together poets and poetry lovers from all over the country for a feast of the written word. This year`s festival will be featuring just over 80 poets performing in group events.  Lara Kirsten, Malika Ndlovu, Danie Marais, Churchil Naudé, Susan Woodward, Diana […]

Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run

Get on your marks to kick-start summer in the Ceres Valley and join the Loxtonia Cherry Trail Run through scenic landscapes and apple orchards on Saturday, 27 November. The month of November is a spectacular time in the valley with the apple trees in full bloom and the cherry picking season beckoning. The family friendly trail run over 5km or 10,7km starts and finishes on Loxtonia Farm, the home of Loxtonia Apple Cider. This deliciously refreshing cider is nurtured from […]