Breakfast in “Italy”

Breakfast in “Italy”

One of the downsides of living in South Africa (as apposed to Europe) is that we can’t jump in our Fiat 500 or take short plane ride to have breakfast in Italy.

But, we can still get a taste of the Italiano Felicità and Mama Mia of authentic Italian style dining right here in South Africa.

Of course I’m talking about Old Town Italy. With branches at Menlyn Maine and Umhlanga, this my friends is as close to Italy as we can get without leaving South African soil – and if you haven’t been, you’re missing out!

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Bonjour from “Paris”

Bonjour from “Paris” View Post

3 Burger Joints to Try This Weekend

3 Burger Joints to Try This Weekend

If you don’t have anything planned this weekend, then check out my three favourite burger joints to give you something yummy and fun to do….  Rocomammas – Rivonia Go there for hip vibes, craft beer and a “not so normal burger” Rocomamas have the BEST BURGERS in town! Even more than that, the option to customise your burger (exactly how you want it), and the hip and vibey staff make this a great place to hang while you fill up on good food. The menu concept is pretty cool! You get a form with a whole bunch of options on it, and you basically check the box to customise your creation to your heart’s content! So let’s say you start with a 150g Smashed Beef Burger, then you want to add Blue Cheese Dressing, Pickles, Caramalized Red Onions and lets say Bacon, just check all the options, choose whether you want fries or not and then give it to your waiter. This customization allows you to go a little crazy (if you’re into that), but they also have the option to choose their standard burgers like the Classic Cheese, Old Skool, Bacon Cheese & Guac or the Rock Star. I thought I was…

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Café Chic

Café Chic

My heart always sings a little when food and fashion meet. Dubai will play host to the first Vogue Café in the Middle East. The venture between the Inspired Group and Conde Nast will open later this year in the Dubai Mall. The café will serve a selection of international cuisine created by Conde Nast Restaurants chef Gary Robinson. Due to national law, the café cannot serve alcohol but there are plans to open up a GQ bar in an international hotel in early 2013. This is the second Vogue Café to open, the first being in Moscow and there are plans to open a third in Kiev. These are not the only fashionable places to eat. Roberto Cavalli’s café in Milan is as flamboyant as the designer. The Marc by Marc Jacobs cafe has opened in Milan and New York and there are plans to even open a hotel. Images via Mediaweek.co.uk, Sofeminine.co.uk, Ladyverde.blogspot.com, Refinery29.c0m and Graziadaily.co.uk.

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Fab Food – Olympia Cafe Kalk Bay

Fab Food – Olympia Cafe Kalk Bay

Since loading the new Lifestyle, Food & Decor category to the StyleScoop nav bar, I figured that it would be nice to feature some of my favorite places to eat. Something I hope to add to more often, because gals like us, who enjoy dressing up and looking good also love to enjoy life’s other little pleasures, like amazing food. My hubby and I have made a point to discover new and interesting places for weekend brunches, and although I’ll be featuring mostly Durban spots, today I’ll share my all-time favourite spot in Cape Town. Olympia Cafe in Kalk Bay… First off, I have to say that Kalk Bay is one of my favourite spots in Cape Town. I could spend days in this beautiful, old town with it’s antique shops and village-style charisma. It kinda reminds me of Europe and if you have a chance to visit Cape Town, do yourself a favour and check it out. While you’re there you absolutely have, have, have to go to Olympia Cafe! While the decor may be quite simple with wooden tables and nothing really fancy, the food is absolutely amazing! So amazing, you’ll be thinking about it over and over again. To this day, Olympia Cafe remains one…

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