Postcard from Positano

Positano is the most picturesque town on the Amalfi Coast, and arguably more photographed than a supermodel. Deidre Theron-Loots had to negotiate trains and automobiles as she travelled from Florence to Positano for a weekend of sea, sun, and stairs … While on holiday in Florence, Italy, with my partner, he had to take his […]

Cape Town’s Finest Portuguese Restaurant

The V&A Waterfront meets Portugal with the newly opened MAReSOL 200-seater double-storey restaurant. MAReSOL offers authentic (and delicious) Portuguese cuisine with a touch of Mozambican flair. The authentic flavour is largely owed to the impressive skills of Chef Eva de Jesus, the Executive Chef, whose Portuguese menu was inspired by her grandmother’s very own tried and tested family recipes. Tuck into favourites such as peri-peri chicken, peri-peri prawns, trinchado and espetadas, while taking in the views of the bustling harbour on […]

Meeting with a Chocolatier

We recently discovered the golden ticket inside our email inbox inviting us to hear the story of local chocolatier and accidental businessman, Pieter de Villiers. It was never the plan of Pieter de Villiers to make a fulltime business out of his experimental hobby. An engineer by profession, Pieter started experimenting with chocolate production in […]


The beaches of the Western Cape attract scores of visitors annually to embrace their warmth and beauty; but at no time is the Western Cape’s coast more beguiling then when the gentle giants of the deep visit to expand their families. From June to December each year, southern right whales migrate from Antarctica to the […]