Monday, July 21, 2014

To Nowhere And Back.

I had the kind of weekend you worry you may never be able to top. 

We travelled from Cape Town to the middle of nowhere (outside Graaf-Reinet in the Great Karoo) and back. No sign of civilisation for miles in every direction, every star was visible in the night sky, sunrises so fiery that you couldn't stare at them for too long and a silence so profound that it almost became deafening. It was one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to.


Hard Pressed Café.

I was invited to the official launch of Hard Pressed Café in the new Portside building last week. It's on the corner of Mechau and Bree to be precise. While it is utterly depressing to spend time looking through shelves of vinyl when you don't own a record player, it has made me consider investing. 

CD's and .mp3's can never truly compete with these beauties. 

Beautiful wooden thing from Pioneer. It's been added to my Wish List.


More with the friends.

I adore this line from The Rolling Stones. Listen to the song here. Do it! It's so great.

Some facts about Hard Pressed Cafe... The vinyl is excellent, the granola is excellent, the location is ideal. A great spot for meetings, a new working space for freelancers, and once their liquor license arrives, a good meeting place for after work drinks. Get on it, yo! 

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Why you should go to Chef's Warehouse, in 7 pictures.

They don't take bookings so just go. GO! The entrance is on the Bree Street side of Heritage Square. It's about R50 for a starter, R180+ for wine, R280 for the tapas for 2 and R60 for dessert. Roughly. Worth every penny!