Get your scrolling finger ready to see how we celebrated our 11th wedding anniversary last weekend, amongst other things…
Wednesday, 22 August 2018: Future Females at Workshop 17
Last Wednesday was the Future Females monthly evening event, which coincided with their first birthday celebration. Click here if you missed my overview.
Some networking snaps and oh my goodness, look at that cake!
Thursday, 23 August 2018: SheSays ‘side-hustle’ event
Last Thursday, I attended the second ever Cape Town SheSays event, held at GetSmarter’s offices. Watch for my overview of the event on Bizcommunity early next week!
Unicorns, barista-brewed coffees and local bestselling books make good waiting companions.
Group shot! We snacked, laughed and chatted away before the main panel discussion began.
Saturday, 25 August 2018: 11th anniversary dins at El Barrio
We had some mall admin to kick off our weekend so it was another Mugg & Bean breakfast for us. See our flat whites, my choc-chip flapjack stack and Husband’s basic fried breakfast.
The sea that afternoon was the picture of ‘winter in Cape Town’ – grey sky, green water. Husband did not venture in.
We stopped in at The Daily for a mid-afternoon treat of ‘tin cups’ (cappuccino with condensed milk, served in a tin cup). We dunked our heart-shaped shortbread biscuits in them. Yum! ❤
We had our anniversary celebration meal at El Barrio in Eden on the Bay. See a selection of the tacos we ate. All delicious!
See Husband with his glass of red and me with my ‘Drunken Mexican’ cocktail, complete with roasted marshmallows and cinnamon stick.
If you sit inside at El Barrio, you’ll see some of these things, including a super-cute bulldoggy.
I finally got to try a ‘pastel caramel-custard rainbow cake slice’ from Velvet Cake Co in Canal Walk that evening. It tastes even better than it looks, and that’s saying something!
Sunday, 26 August 2018: Breakfast at The Hart, cappuccinos at Bread & Butter
We breakfasted at The Hart Bakery in Melkbos on Sunday. See my single eggs benedict, Husband’s chorizo rosti and our flat whites.
Handsome Husband! My coffee date at Bread and Butter on Sunday afternoon.
Mmm! We had veggie soup with bacon-flavoured croutons for lupper at Mum’s on Sunday. Just the thing on a cold afternoon.
Monday, 27 August 2018: Growing Greatness book launch at Ruth Prowse School of Art
Monday was cold and rainy, and also the evening of the launch of Joe Public United chief creative officer Pepe Marais’ book launch, at the Ruth Prowse School of Art. Click here for my interview with Marais, if you missed it.
Tuesday, 28 August 2018: Networking Vietnamese coffee bowl at Hemelhuijs
I started my Tuesday with a quick coffee catch-up at Hemelhuijs, and finally tried the Vietnamese coffee bowl. It costs R50 and tastes like heaven – with vanilla and condensed milk added to the bowl.
A networking selfie together with the founders of the Voyc.AI transcriber, in front of some of the pretty things on display at Hemelhuijs.
Wednesday, 29 August 2018: UCT Unilever Youth Report launch
The weather on Wednesday was crisp and fresh, with blue skies and light clouds everywhere. I snapped this at the Sports Science Institute in Newlands, where I was attending the launch of the UCT Unilever Institute of Strategic Marketing’s Youth Report 2018.
Key moments from the morning.
Sweet doggies snuggling on the couch that evening – both with me and without. Also see before and after snaps of the Checkers’ ready-to-cook master chef meal that Husband whipped up for dins. This was the sweet-and-sour pork.
Thursday, 30 August 2018: Love Milo’s Spring design Magnolia launch
On Thursday afternoon, I popped into Love Milo on Hope Street in Gardens for their Spring design trends Magnolia launch. It was just lovely.
The snacks and treats were all pinky purple to match the Magnolia trend, with pomegranates in the flutes of pink bubbly and mint leaves and raspberries to garnish the ice tea.
This table setting is just so pretty with the ombre napkins, touches of gold, wood and floral.
That’s all, folks! Here’s to a relaxing weekend. 🙂