Category Africa

Waking up on the first day of the year and setting intentions

I hope you are one of those people who feel immensely thankful to be alive when you open your eyes each morning. This makes even more sense upon waking up on the first day as the year begins. It is a precious moment indeed. That moment when you open your eyes, realize where you are and feel your heart beating. That moment when you can see, either timid sun rays or the

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Celebrating all Cape Town Content Creators #CTCCX2016

Like mentioned in my series Life of A Blogger, I’m a team of ONE person. I handle various ‘departments’ and have to be a jack-of-all-trades. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes of creating content for any blog. If you’re a blogger, you’ll be nodding your head knowingly. We bloggers don’t get a 13th check at the end of the year, heck sometimes we don’t even get a

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What is a friendship celebration and why you should have one too {GIVEAWAY}

I’m not fond of goodbyes. Are you? I’ve had one goodbye too many during my nomadic journey. Through this though, I realized that there’s an art when it comes to saying goodbye. There’s no reason why we should avoid saying goodbye. However, we can do things differently. If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you know that’s one thing I love doing. Shifting my perspective, challenging the status quo, asking

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Restaurant Review: Nomad Bistro Fusion

With a restaurant that bears my name, how could I resist the allure of eating there? Therefore, you can imagine how thrilled and excited I was to be invited by the co-owners, Mohit Sureka and Chef Mardia Swartz for an exclusive tasting before they opened officially. (I felt honoured!). Wherever there’s food, I’m there. And it didn’t disappoint, in fact there were so many delicious dishes that I couldn’t pick my

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Restaurant Review: Scheckter’s Raw

Ever since becoming more mindful of what I put inside my body, my choices in where I go eat out have become more selective. And so, what a delight that Scheckter’s Raw recently opened up in Sea Point (Cape Town), serving organic vegan food made with love. The first time I went there, I grabbed a salad from the fridge to peck on while waiting for the real order: Organic Lucuma Hummus and

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Mademoiselle Nomad’s Fab Finds Friday #14 – Oishi Sushi

About two months ago, I had the most incredible surprise delivery to my doorstep (at my home in Cape Town) organized by my friends at Zomato. The timing could not have been more perfect! Just picture this: I was in my PJs, getting ready to curl up on the couch for a lazy  relaxing night in. And feeling ravenous. If you’ve been following me for quite a while, you’d know that

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Mademoiselle Nomad’s Fab Finds Friday #12 – Pylones créateur d’objets

Pylones South Africa When French design shop, Pylones (pronounced pee-lohn in French) opened in South Africa at the V&A Waterfront a few years ago, I was over the moon. Although I had never heard of Pylones before, I was pulled in instantly. I guess you can see how it’s impossible to miss that kind of shop! Once I stepped inside Pylones, I was mesmerized like a child entering a world filled

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This is why it’s impossible to get bored in Cape Town

Cape Town is a city that is culturally rich and diverse. It is always abuzz. At the same time, this city provides rest and relaxation for those wanting to enjoy life at a slower pace. The quality of life one leads when living here is exceptionally good. How can anyone ever be bored here? It’s practically unheard of! (Unless of course, you’re a boring person…in which case, living in Cape Town

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My top 3 hidden gems in South Africa – places you should visit

During my slow travels, I have been to several places within South Africa. The ones that best captured my heart though were the ones that seemed unassuming, the ones that were mentioned occasionally in tourist guides but not praised as much as other cities or must-see destinations within this country. And yet, they are the ones that have me returning, time and time again… I’ve been asked as one of

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Boschendal Garden Tour – foraging for my own vegetables

Upon leaving Groot Drakenstein in the early hours of the morning (to me, this means around 9am), we first stopped at Boschendal for a tour of their beautiful gardens. Beautiful is an understatement, actually. We were fortunate that we were offered this tour. And a complimentary glass of bubbly to begin the day! Better than a caffeine shot 🙂 Megan, the Food Garden Manager had a wealth of knowledge to share

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