Hot things for cold weather - Hot Stone Massage at Life Day Spa - Part 3

May 03, 2018

This is a couple’s thing so grab your partner (or friend) and head over to the Life Day Spa in the V&A Waterfront for some well-deserved (and warm) pampering.

The heated lava stones are placed in specific areas of your back and body to alleviate all manner of aches and pains. It helps relieve muscle tension and pain, reduces stress and anxiety promotes healthy sleep and may help relieve symptoms of autoimmune diseases, help decrease cancer symptoms and boost immunity. 

Enjoy pure luxury surrounded by exquisitely appointed marble, glass and wood finishes. Soak up the healing, the glass of bubbly and keep the winter chills away.



Tel: +27 21 180 4772

Location: Life Day Spa Waterfront, The Pavilion, Ground Floor, Cnr Portswood and Dock Road

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Hot things for cold weather - Hot Springs in Caledon - Part 2

May 02, 2018

What better way to soak away the colder climes than to do so in a natural hot spring, a mere 1,5 hours drive out of Cape Town. 

The springs are 100% added chemical free, the natural colour being enhanced by the water being rich in iron (a natural exfoliant). Geothermally heated groundwater rises from the earth’s crust, and this spring produces over a million litres of water daily with an average temperature of 65 degrees Celsius.

Where you want to soak is also up to you, there being several options, there are the outdoor mineral ponds which also include a jacuzzi, a floatation pool, a frigidarium pool, a Victorian Bath House and a Zen garden. 

The whole venue is dedicated to allowing you to relax, and soak it all in.



Tel: +27 11 461 9744

Location: 1 Nerina Avenue, Caledon

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Hot things for cold weather - Hot Yoga - Part 1

May 01, 2018

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.” 

-Albert Camus

Offering a variety of sessions (check out the website and book ahead) Hot Dog Yoga Studio has everything you need to get in touch with your inner vitality and unwind some stress in a healthy and life-affirming way. 

There are all kinds of yoga for all kinds of people, including: restorative yoga, yin yoga, vinyasa, ashtanga, iyengar yoga, hot vinyasa, bikram, barre tone, meditation and kids yoga.

Warm up your body and spirit, while staying ready for summer 😊




Tel: +27 21 4394888

Location: 202 Main Road, Cnr St Johns Road, Sea Point

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Mother’s Day 2018 - Mother’s Day Sunday Buffet @ Lust Bistro and Bakery - Part 3

April 26, 2018

"My mother... she is beautiful, softened at the edges and tempered with a spine of steel. I want to grow old and be like her."

Jodi Picoult

The first thing that strikes you when you enter Lust Bistro and Bakery is the incredible sense of warmth and comfort, the venue beckons you in. They are throwing a massive Mother’s Day buffet and once again, booking is essential to avoid disappointment.

You will have (amongst other things) the following to choose from:

Table Platters come as a starter and include artisan wild yeast croutes with mushroom & lemon thyme pate and chicken liver pate with sherry jelly.

Mains, shaved sirloin with confit garlic jus, chicken, bacon & leek lasagna, Shephard`s pie and roast vegetables. For dessert there’s Malva pudding with vanilla crème anglaise or chocolate brownie with Chantilly cream as well as fruit skewers with lemon verbena syrup. 

A fantastic spread for all and a wonderful way to show mum you care 😊




Tel: +27 (0) 21 874 1456

Location: Vrede en Lust Estate, Franschhoek Wine Route, 


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Mother’s Day 2018 - Afternoon Tea at the Garden lounge @ Vineyard Hotel- Part 2

April 25, 2018

"I will look after you and I will look after anybody you say needs to be looked after, any way you say. I am here. I brought my whole self to you. I am your mother."

Maya Angelou, Mom & Me & Mom

A little oasis in the bustle that is Claremont, it is hard to believe that the world continues outside while you are enjoying the tranquility and timelessness of the venue. It is an eco-award winning riverside estate, beautiful. 

On the sweet side you can order homemade buttermilk scone with farm style strawberry jam and whipped cream or baked red velvet cheesecake squares, also amazing are the mini salted caramel brownie bars. 

If savoury is your thing, choose either the traditional baked brioche with basil pesto, tomatoes and goat’s milk feta or the petit vegetarian quiche.



Tel: +27 21 657 4500

Location: Collington Road, Newlands

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Mother’s Day 2018 - Mother’s Day long lunch at The Werf Restaurant - Part 1

April 24, 2018

"I wondered if my smile was as big as hers. Maybe as big. But not as beautiful."

Benjamin Alire Sáenz, Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

Please book ahead for this event, it is incredibly popular, and you really wouldn’t want to miss out. 

This Long Sunday Lunch celebrating moms is set in a relaxed atmosphere perfectly suited to unwind, catch up, share in a seasonal farm meal, sip on good wine and listen to some local music.


Set on the immaculate Boschendal Wine Estate, the backdrop is stunning, the bubbly bottomless and the food, divine.




Tel: +27 21 870 4274

Location: Boschendal Estate, Pniel Road, Franschhoek

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Mother’s Day 2018

April 23, 2018

"Mothers and their children are in a category all their own. There's no bond so strong in the entire world. No love so instantaneous and forgiving."

Gail Tsukiyama, Dreaming Water

Go on, spoil yer mum! This week we look at three ways to do just that!


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Freedom Day Weekend 2018 - Suidoosterfees at the Artscape- Part 3

April 19, 2018

Named after the famous South-Westerly winds that bring change and fresh weather this festival is truly, even grittily South African and has evolved into a multidisciplinary bouquet of the arts including dance, drama, comedy, music, art exhibition, and historical tours. 

There will be a full kiddies programme designed to keep the little ones of all ages entertained and intrigued. 

Although the lingua franca of the festival may be largely Afrikaans, art transcends and overcomes these boundaries with ease and the enjoyment is palpable and evident in all the attendees.

As a statelier alternative to hitting the town, this is certainly a great option to consider!




Tel: +27 (0) 21 406 2456

Location: D.F. Malan St, Foreshore

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