Enjoyment

Feeding the Coffee Fiend: Home Coffee Station Ideas

Decor, Food & Drink

My relationship with coffee is one of the strongest relationships in my life :-). In the morning after my bath and morning routine, I sit  down to a leisurely cup of coffee before I head out the door. I would love to create a coffee station in my home where all my coffee goodies are in one place. Below are the ingredients: [caption id="attachment_2161" align="aligncenter" width="193"] Cappuccino - Image Source:…

DINNER AT DEHOEK COUNTRY HOTEL CONSERVATORY RESTAURANT

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

http://dehoek.com/ My only regret is that I did not come to DeHoek Country Hotel during the day in order to take in all its beauty. A real country hotel with overstuffed chairs, stone floors, fresh delicate flower arrangements, wooden beams, imposing fireplaces and all-around coziness. The threshold to the Conservatory was a precarious bridge, which added to the drama of arriving at this prestigious award winning country hotel and Conservatory Restaurant.…

TABLE FOR ONE PLEASE – SOLO DINING PLEASURES

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

I travel on my own quite a lot both for work and for pleasure. In the beginning I must admit it was daunting and it was easy to order room service so I would not have to venture out on my own and to avoid the inevitable "Table for one, why? ... Oh sorry." My first real brave attempt was after a friend dared me to YOLO! I was in…

AFRICAN PRIDE MOUNT GRACE COUNTRY HOUSE & SPA, MAGALIESBURG: COUNTRY GETAWAY

Lifestyle, Travel

The drive into the countryside was very relaxing and the cold crisp fresh air was just what I needed. I almost missed the sharp turn into the narrow road that leads into African Pride Mount Grace Country House and Spa. From the moment the first person greeted me at the gate, to the person at the parking, to the people in reception right up to Lawrence taking me up to…

A NIGHT IN PASSAU – ROSES CAFE & BISTRO AND INTERESTING DOORS IN THE CITY

Food & Drink, Lifestyle, Travel

 Passau is a quaint German border city where the rivers Danube, Inn and  and Ilz meet. I can't help but feel calm and relaxed in this beautiful city - it fits squarely into my obsession with quaint and colorful towns. Tonight my stomach and I followed the cobble stone streets to a corner French cafe, Roses Cafe & Bistro. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Roses Cafe & Bistro[/caption] The inside is…

[REPOST] TAKING BACK OUR SACRED SUNDAYS AND FAMILY TIME

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Arriving in a strange city on a Sunday allowed me the pleasure of observing its people and how they honour their Sundays. All the shops were closed except for a few cafes along the promenade. Couples were walking hand in hand stopping ocassionally to gaze at the view and into each other's eyes. Families with strollers and dogs were also in tow laughing heartily. The cafes hosted families, eating, drinking,…

THE TERRACE RESTAURANT FAIRLAWNS BOUTIQUE HOTEL – ELEGANT AND RELAXED DINING

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

  http://fairlawns.co.za/ Sanctuary is the best way to describe the Fairlawns Boutique Hotel and Spa in Sandton, Johannesburg. The entrance to the hotel is grand, the hotel grounds are immaculate. My friend and I were warmly welcomed both at the gate and at the beautiful French inspired entrance with a book wall. The warm welcome extended into the newly renovated restaurant as we walked along the passage with mirrored walls and…

BUSINESS ENTERTAINMENT AT HOME: THE GREAT HOST’S GUIDE

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

It is great to entertain in restaurants but entertaining at home can be a great source of bonding and can make rule for unforgettable business memories. For effortless entertaining here are a few ideas: Plan in advance and keep it simple Great foresight in planning the meals will go a long way. Plan the meals that you will serve way in advance and try to make at least two out…

GIRLFRIENDS GUIDE TO CULTIVATING GRACE AND ELEGANCE

Lifestyle

When you exude grace and dignity it opens many doors for you because you exude a self-assuredness that draws people to you. If you feel like you lack this - it can be cultivated. I have girlfriends who keep me in check and here are a couple of ways: DO NOT GOSSIP: Not gossiping makes you a powerful role model. Not gossiping means your efforts are directed at more fun…