Yay! If you’re reading this, it means we have survived most of Cannes Lions 2016! There are still a few award ceremonies to go, with lots of post-Festival of Creativity coverage to come but the bulk of the admin-intensive work is done and dusted, thanks to my most wonderful team at work. And now it’s time to relax a bit, but first, highlights of the past week…
Friday, 17 June 2016: Consumer Goods Forum at the CTICC
Saturday, 18 June 2016: Toffee hot chocolates and late doggie beach walks
Sunday, 19 June 2016: Father’s Day breakfast and lupper
That’s all, folks! We’re in for another chilly weekend so keep warm…
Last weekend was all about savouring extremely slow-cooked deliciousness at Franschhoek’s Grande Provence. Click here to click through the galleries of their official owned pics that I added in my official review, or scroll through the ones we took below…
Saturday, 11 June 2016: Sampling Grande Provence’s slow-cooked Winter delights
Sunday, 12 June 2016: Breakfast at The Daily Cafe, Eden on the Bay
Thursday, 16 June 2016: Youth Day eggs benedict
That’s all, folks! I’ll likely not budge far from the laptop for the next few weeks as Cannes Lions 2016 has just kicked off, so we’re in for a recap of this post from last year, but Husband will hopefully drag me away for the odd treat, which I’ll try remember to photograph for you.
*Disclaimer: Obviously our meal at Grande Provence was part of their review package. All else came from our own pockets. All enjoyed equally. Click here for a reminder of other things to do in Franschhoek.
If you’re new to my blog you may not yet know that I love love LOVE Cape Town’s Winter specials. They’re an enticing way to lure us out over those frosty, wet weekends and evenings we’d otherwise be huddled up sadly under blankets, with the bonus of usually being at half-price. That’s exactly why we revisited Inside Lounge’s half-price Winter Monday/Tuesday chicken curry special this week – scroll through pics from that and other recent highlights below…
Wednesday, 1 June 2016: Robben Island ferry trip
Thursday, 2 June 2016: Conference treats at the Westin
Friday, 3 June 2016: Masterful dinner plating
Saturday, 4 June 2016: Petit Fours breakfast, Portuguese lunch at Dias Tavern
Sunday, 5 June 2016: Driftwood breakfast and Nando’s chilli hot chocolate
Monday, 6 June 2016: Sunset curries at Inside, Big Bay
Tuesday, 7 June 2016: Solo work trips and sick husbands
And that’s all, folks! You’ll be pleased to note that Husband is almost back to 100% functionality. Snow is predicted in some parts this weekend, so keep warm…
Yay, weekend! If you’re based in Cape Town, have a full talk of petrol and an empty few days ahead of you, why not follow in our footsteps and explore the wonderful town Franschhoek tucked in the wine-growing valleys of the Western Cape, as we did last weekend. Just 80km or so from the city, you’ll be there in just over an hour if you leave now… tell them I sent you! Start your engines, get set, go!
Of course these pics taken on our cameras didn’t even do the landscape and history-steeped buildings justice. Click here to click through the galleries I added in my official review, which includes eye-wateringly beautiful pics of Le Quartier Français, its Tasting Room and the surrounds, all owned by the Leeu Collection.
Stop to sightsee on the way in
Sleep over at Le Quartier Français and don’t miss the Tasting Room’s eight course, African-inspired menu
Factor in a long, leisurely breakfast in the Living Room
Take the long road home
That’s all, folks. I can’t recommend it enough. Thanks for stopping by, check in again next week for my next update. If you missed my overview of what to do in Stellenbosch last month, click here. 🙂
*Disclaimer: Obviously our accommodation at Le Quartier Français and meals at the Tasting Room and the Dining Room were part of our review package. All else came from our own pockets. All enjoyed equally.
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