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Utopia Cape Town launches Summer Tasting Menu!


Utopia Cape Town launched its latest Tasting Menu in November. Five courses cost R345, and are available on Mondays to Saturdays. A Vegetarian Tasting Menu is also available, at R345.

A 5 course Tasting Menu paired with five wines costs R555.

Utopia Cape Town has brought affordable fine dining to Cape Town. It has recently been named Best Rooftop Restaurant in Africa, for the second year running.


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Kfm announces its 2022 Best of the Cape category Finalists!


Yesterday Kfm spent all day to announce the five finalists in each of its 30 categories of its 2022 Best in the Cape Awards.

It’s more than 1 million listeners will vote in deciding the winner in each of its 30 categories.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 128 of Level 1, 5 February 2022


Saturday 5 February 2022, Day 128 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful but hot 31 C day, with no wind; for surviving a shitty start to the day, with the news that the Camps Bay sewerage pump station was not working due to an electrical fault, donning my Camps Bay Ratepayers hat in spreading the news to EWN at Cape Talk and Kfm, requesting Beachgoers to refrain from swimming in the ocean, followed by the Camps Bay beaches being closed, Law Enforcement officers and lifesavers making sure that everyone stayed out of the water, a huge disappointment for picnickers who had arrived early in the morning on an ideal beach day; for a trip to Constantia with Helen Hicks to buy figs and grapes at the Constantia Fruit Stall, followed by a late breakfast at Quentin’s at Oakhurst Barn, Helen having chili calamari and I two scoops of ice cream; for a walk with Gift, showing him where to clean up Litter; for a wonderful afternoon snooze; for a lovely Bakoven walk with amazing sunsets; for meeting all the clients renting at Ebbtide, all meeting by chance in the garage as once again the garage door is not opening/closing on a Saturday! 😱; for fabulous dancing music on Kfm Blokparty; for a refreshing pink gin to end off a stressful week; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙

I was able to get up a kids jungle gym to photograph an amazing fiery sunset at Bakoven. I was so excited that I could see an aeroplane in the sky with my new improved right eye. A wow moment 💙💙💙 😎😎😎

In the last 24 hours videos from the iPhone Photography School have been dominating my video stream, after I watched one, so inspiring. Lovely photography tips ❤️

SA Corona Status: 3,622,210 cases 95817 deaths 30,185,123 vaccinations

FitBit 7500 steps 5,5 km 👣

LovemylifeandloveGaryslife 💙❤️

The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June, extended by two weeks on 11 July,  returned to Level 3 on 26 July, returned to Level 2 on 13 September, returned to Level 1 on 1 October,  and the Curfew Curfew lifted on 30 December 2021 is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 106 of Level 1, 14 January 2022


Friday 14 January 2022, Day 106 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for the lessons learnt in a fabulous morning and a terrible afternoon, ending off on a good note; for a fabulous weather day, at 31C or more, perfect, with no wind; for an early departure from home, to take my car for a service to Audi in the Waterfront with barely any traffic on the way, with a very efficient car check-in; for a wonderful breakfast and temporary office table at The Granary at The Silo Hotel in the Waterfront, whilst waiting for my car for three hours, having the most Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 98 of Level 1, 6 January 2022


Thursday 6 January 2022, Day 98 of Level 1, birthday of Alex von Ulmenstein and Mullerie Taljaard 🌹🌹

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a beautiful 27 C degree day, making Camps Bay very busy, with a very strong late afternoon South Easter, meaning it will be even warmer tomorrow; for a birthday call to my Alex, starting to plan his visit to Cape Town in 15 days ❤️; for preparing for my client meetings this afternoon; for a successful visit to the Civic Center, to renew my car license, but annoyed that one has to enter from the back of the building without any signage, and answer numerous questions just to be allowed in, for being able to jump the queue of persons who had waited for 90 minutes into the red Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 87 of Level 1, Family Day, 26 October 2021


Sunday 26 December 2021, Family Day, Day 87 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a memorable day that will go into the history books, being the passing of The Arch Desmond Tutu, hearing about it on Kfm, I usually never listening to it on a Sunday, but loving the musical tribute Kfm put together so quickly, getting goosebumps when they played the National Anthem, with tributes by its listeners broadcast ❤️🥲👏; for a busy working morning, posting about my clients’ Christmas meals of yesterday, and replying to the many reviews for those restaurants that Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 77 of Level 1, 16 December 2021


Thursday 16 December 2021, Day 77 of Level 1, Day of Reconciliation 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a very relaxed day; for a day starting off at a chilly 16C, reaching 19C, and falling back to 18C, blowing a storm; for the wind and cold keeping the crowds away from Camps Bay 💙, and hence minimal Litter, sadly some of it possibly having blown into the ocean 😱; for a good Status meeting for Utopia and Anatoli, my client making me laugh, a sign that he is feeling much better; for a spoil treat at Labotessa Café, needing a warm tea and their fabulous Appeltaart and cream, given the icy Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 72 of Level 1, 11 December 2021


Saturday 11 December 2021, Day 72 of Level 1 😷

Corona Lockdown Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a day that started off slowly and increased in energy level, catching up on work and posting for my clients; for some Vit D therapy on my terrace; for a long catch-up call from Chef Richard Carstens, not having seen or spoken in at least 2 years, with a promise to visit him in Franschhoek soon 💙; for meeting Gary Peterson in town, arriving early for the Baroque Christmas concert in the Evangelical Lutheran Church on Strand Street, the oldest church in Cape Town and SA, completed in 1780, 231 years old, which has plush new red velvet cushions, having had the most Continue reading →

Celebrating the first anniversary of my career of Communications Consulting!


Today is a special day for me, in celebrating the first anniversary of my career as a Communications Consultant.

On 1 November 2020, in the midst of the Corona pandemic, I commenced working for Utopia Cape Town, taking my career path to new heights. It has been a fulfilling journey to see Utopia grow in its visibility, its Instagram following having grown to 7800, and its Facebook Page liking to 4800, a 150 % increase on each platform in the past 12 months.

The appointment at Utopia Cape Town was followed during the course of this year by that at Anatoli Mediterranean Restaurant, Harvest Culture Eaterie, Zest Restaurant, and newkings boutique hotel. Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 22 of Level 1, 22 October 2021


Friday 22 October 2021, Day 22 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a cold wintry day, with rain threatening, but only a few drops have fallen so far; for making it easy to do my client posting this morning; for the surprise call from Viv, meeting at Bootlegger Bakoven, for a catch up lunch meet, having to leave when the first drops of rain started falling, so excited for her good news 👏; for finishing my Bakoven walk steps, but needing more dance steps to get to a minimum of 5000 steps today; for my three city clients fully booked tonight Continue reading →