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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 45 of Level 3, 9 September 2021.


Thursday 9 September 2021, Day 45 of Level 3. 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a loooong busy day; for an amazing summer day, at 29C, a taste of summer; for preparing for two client meetings this morning; for a Bakoven walk; for collecting my rolls at Dinkel Bakery; for dropping off the bottle of Adhara Extra Virgin olive oil (Venishree Mayer) to Chef Christina of Tjing Tjing, one of the 2021 Top 10 Woman Chefs; for my weekly dose of Appeltaart and cream at Labotessa Café; for my weekly fresh vegetable shopping at Fideli’s Deli; for an interesting Status meeting at Utopia and Anatoli; for a good walk with a sunset at the Mouille Point Promenade; Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 31 of Level 3, 26 August 2021Chef


Thursday 26 August 2021, Day 31 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for rain for most of the day, the weather not as wild as predicted; for an organized working morning; for my rolls waiting for me at Dinkel Bakery, the lovely Cain telling me that Gary Peterson had been there for coffee this morning; for stocking up on good old German Maggi liquid at the German Food Shop above Dinkel; for a quick shop at Continental Butchery on Kloof Street; for good Utopia and Anatoli status meetings, so good to see how well the bookings are looking for September, and how amazing the growth in Facebook and Instagram followers has been in the past week, due to Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 27 of Level 3, 22 August 2021.


Sunday 22 August 2021, Full Moon, Day 27 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a second spectacular weekend day; for a Roadtrip with Gary Peterson, to Hazendal which wowed us, to Epice and Protégé at Le Quartier Francais, to Orangerie Restaurant at Le Lude, and to Dieu Donné in Franschhoek, an amazing trip with the fabulous fun company of Gary; for seeing my #Bestie Llewellyn Lambert for the first time in two years, without telling him I was popping in; for a safe trip back home; for Kelly Szabo actively canvassing her friends and their friends to vote for Utopia in the Kfm Best of the Cape Awards (Best Date Night Restaurant); for an amazing sunset to end off this fabulous day; and for being happy, healthy and free. 🙏💙 Continue reading →

Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 26 of Level 3, 21 August 2021


Saturday 21 August 2021, Day 26 of Level 3 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for another fabulous day, with a number of firsts; for seeing so many heart clouds and a stone, collecting the latter a passion I share with Heidi Klum Gala reported today; for getting my work done in good time this morning, allowing me to be out and about all day; for tea with Rose Klein and Hans-Werner Klein; for a tea treat at Tryn Restaurant at Steenberg, dropping off the Adhara olive oil prize to Chef Kerry Kilpin, one of our 2021 Top 10 Women Chefs; for an amazing exhilarating walk with Rose from Muizenberg to Kalk Bay and back, 11000 steps in total, walking Continue reading →