One Night With The Parlotones | The Ellerman Sessions

Musicians are just like us. They too are travellers. Adventurers. Their sunshine and starry nights are also often seen in new towns, with new people, while drinking in the unfamiliar. Like us, it’s not uncommon for them to fall asleep in one time zone and […]

Of All the Gin Joints in All the Towns in all the World

There’s a lot to do in Cape Town. You’re going to be distracted. It’s okay, it’s part of the fun of being in a new city. You’re going to get over-excited and you’ll have to fight the urge to see and do it all. But […]

The Best South Africanisms for the Out-of-Towner

Even though we both spoke English, my South Africanisms were flowing out unconsciously and muddying the language pool. It was one of the first times I realised just how much our unique communal language, with its mix of words and phrases from Afrikaans, Zulu, Xhosa and other […]

How to Celebrate Christmas in the Sun

Above: North Island Resort, Seychelles When the sun comes out, we follow. Not merely we, the sun lovers, but we, life lovers. Like flowers looking to the light. A whole world opens up to us in summer; the great outdoors and bright city streets are […]

Under the Influence of Gardens at The Cellars-Hohenort

Spend enough time in a garden with a friend and you will witness something rather peculiar take place. A sort of transformation… Because it’s not possible to enter the space of enchanted forests and blossoming rose orchards and not feel a change take place inside […]