Active 2016

2016. A new year. All those resolutions that we think about, sometimes write down, but hardly ever finish.

I decided that 2016 would be my year of being active. There are so many awesome activities to do around Cape Town that involve being outside and being active, this is my year to enjoy them.

From walking along the Sea Point Promenade after work, to hikes in Newlands Forest or on the pipe track, the last few weeks have been really nice (and active).



One month of being active: check. Here’s to the next 11 months, and making being outdoors and active a habit.

What are your resolutions?


Bacon on Bree

It’s been a very long time since I’ve posted on here. Things have been crazy busy over the last few months. I resigned on the 1st of April, which was super exciting and scary. I started my new job as a digital strategist at MPULL on the 1st of May. Ben and I then left for Bali on the 7th of May, and we had an incredible trip (which I will eventually get around to blogging about soon). After getting back from Bali, work has been busy but great, and everything is moving along. Anyway, here I am back on the blog talking about food (obvs).

A few weeks ago we decided to go check out Bacon on Bree because BACON. It was really great. We sat outside on a perfect (but slightly cold) winter’s day, and got to do loads of people watching. (There was also some hectic protesting going on from the other side of the road, apparently this anti-meat group has been targeting Bacon on Bree, didn’t really make sense to me as sooo many places serve meat  – why choose Bacon on Bree?)

bacon on bree

The first thing I absolutely loved was there amazing coffee cups/mugs. They are all a bit wonky and different, also loved that they were black. Their coffee was pretty freaking good too!

coffee at bacon on bree

The Bacon on Bree menu is rather small, but trust me, everything sounds so delicious you will struggle to choose. I’d recommend the Harvey Spector (because SUITS and because its absolutely delish!) I have to go back because I want to try everything!

bacon on bree

If you haven’t yet been to Bacon on Bree, I 100% recommend you go and check it out.

Have you been? What did you think of Bacon on Bree?


Kalk Bay Breakfast

On Sunday morning we decided to treat ourselves to some brekkie in Kalk Bay. We were at The Annex recently, so I didn’t feel like going back there. Ben mentioned Ours Cafe (which I had heard of a couple times, but never been). Once we got there, we discovered that Ours Cafe had actually shut down, and now there is a brand new little cafe in it’s place, called The Courtyard*.


Their menu is not huuuuge, but it’s got all the classics. Their lunch menu looks very tempting! Definitely recommend trying out The Courtyard – it’s behind Kalk Bay Theatre (you enter through the gallery on the right)

*It’s so brand new that it’s not even open yet – opening on Friday the 30th of January. Also so new that I couldn’t find any website or form of social media, but trust me, their food is delish!

Cape Town by night


There is nothing more beautiful than Cape Town by night. This photo was taken by the darling Stamatia on Signal Hill.

Cubbie’s birthday picnic

cubb1cubb4cubb3cubb2A couple of months ago (efff, can’t believe its been that long!) we had a suprise birthday picnic for Katie! We had everything; bunting, crazy straws, flower crowns, balloons, gin, cupcakes, everything! It was the perfect day for it and we lay around on blankets chatting, drinking and having a great time. We were occasionally interupted by parents and their kids enjoying their Saturday afternoon saying things like “Daddy – look at those weird people” and Charl responded everytime with “just jealous!”.

It was a perfect afternoon and was lovely to celebrate Cubbie’s birthday with a beautiful surprise picnic!