Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Zesty citrus flavours, followed by a rich berry delight and rounded off by a sultry salted caramel enchantment. These are the delectable cheesecakes that are on offer at Eikendal Vineyards as part of its brand new Cheesecake and Wine Pairing Experience – the first Stellenbosch wine estate to offer this.

Eikendal’s crisp Sauvignon Blanc pairs likes a summer’s breeze with the creamy and tart Lemon Cheesecake while the plump Berry Cheesecake fuses seamlessly with the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay blend. The pairing ends on a high note with the estate’s award-winning Janina Unwooded Chardonnay, which brings out her charm alongside the decadent Salted Caramel Cheesecake. All worth every single calorie. Read more Eikendal Vineyards swirls Cheesecake & Wine Pairings this summer

Yuppiechef to Open First Store

South African online shop to pioneer omni-channel retail with the launch of first ‘brick and mortar’ outlet.

Leading online retailer Yuppiechef has announced the launch of their first official physical store, set to open in Cape Town this summer. The new store, designed by renowned interior design studio ARRCC, will open at the Willowbridge Shopping Centre in Tyger Valley on the 1st of October 2017. Yuppiechef co-founder and managing director Andrew Smith says the brand aims to integrate smart technologies to make the experience between Yuppiechef.com and the physical store seamless.

Smith says that the store in Cape Town will be the first of a few Yuppiechef outlets that are planned over the next five years. “The Willowbridge shop signifies the next step in the Yuppiechef journey and is in response to a changing global dynamic in retail. Consumers increasingly expect cross-channel capability from brands, and while the assumption is that traditional stores should be moving online, so too is there pressure on online brands to have a physical presence,” says Smith. Read more Yuppiechef to Open First Store

Initial Film Selection Announced: World Cinema at its Best

Since its inception, the Cape Winelands Film Festival (CWFF) the festival has significantly grown in size and international participation, evolving into what is now known as the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival. Taking place from October 12th – 21st at the V & A Waterfront, the CTIFM&F will be a celebration of film from across the world, with films from over 50 countries being featured in competition.

Categories of films shown include features, documentaries and short films, many of which are award-winning and critical favourites at several of the world’s major film festivals such as Cannes, San Sebastian, Berlin, Chicago, Thessaloniki, Trømsø, Warsaw, Edinburgh, Göteborg, Transilvania, Cairo, Marrakech, Tribeca and Venice. Some of the films are even on the official list for consideration for the Best Foreign Language Film for next year’s Oscars. There will be a significant number of World and South African premieres at this year’s event. Read more Initial Film Selection Announced: World Cinema at its Best

Cape Town Film Market: Developing the Film Industry

The Cape Town International Film Market & Festival will take place from October 12th – 21st 2017 at the V & A Waterfront, with a 4-day business to business event focused on increasing collaboration and supporting the efficiency and development of the film industry across Africa.

A unique business focused event, The Cape Town Film Market will see dozens of companies from the film industry participating in 4 days of discussions, networking and workshops all designed to support the growth of the industry, including its affiliate and support services.

The event will include an exhibition space, panel discussions, targeted workshops and networking opportunities that will enable film production companies to interact with the range of affiliate and support industries required for the growth of the sector. Government and associated City support agencies will also be part of this event with a focus on informing and educating producers on issues ranging from funding and tax incentives to permits and location opportunities. Read more Cape Town Film Market: Developing the Film Industry

6 Unique and Unusual Things To Do In Cape Town

Table Mountain

Cape Town is known as the Nature Lover’s Paradise. Many people are drawn to the active lifestyle this incredible city has to offer. From endless beautiful beaches, stunning hiking and biking trails to world-class Wine Estates, you have the option to combine these activities and have one epic adventure! With so many adventures to choose from, you will have to clear your schedule for the next few months just to fit them all in.

Here are some adventure tours you can add to your bucket list: Read more 6 Unique and Unusual Things To Do In Cape Town

How to get yourself prepared for a holiday roadtrip

What’s more traditional than going on a roadtrip with your family? Sure, waking up at the crack of dawn and shambling into the car is a pain for most passengers. The smell of bacon and eggs at your first food stop more than makes up for it. And don’t forget the excitement of packing your phone full of roadtrip songs and stopping at fantastic places en route. But if you only road-tripped as a child, you may be unaware of all the preparation that went into getting everything.

Thanks to the stress and mundanity of the always-connected modern-day life, hopping in your car after work and taking a spontaneous road trip can be a fun exercise. Or even to go check out that used VW Polo for sale in another town. Though don’t expect to get too far without a few key items. Do you really want to arrive in Knysna at 1am and not have a place to stay or even your toothbrush? And is your car able to make the long journey without being serviced first? Read more How to get yourself prepared for a holiday roadtrip