Many people thing the Good Food & Wine Show has become boring. They are not incorrect, it has stagnated a bit. But out of nearly 200 exhibitors, surely there must be some worthwhile stuff? There absolutely is, but the trick is, how do you find it? That’s where I come in. As one of the judges of the stands at the Good Food & Wine Show this year, I had to walk around and give each stand some attention. I took notes, and I compared notes with my fellow judges and I have come up with a list of things you need to taste at the Good Food & Wine Show.
Relax With Dax
I’m a member of a burger club. It’s just a few friends (8 of us) that get together once a month to try find the best burgers in Cape Town. Add this to my usual few burgers a month and I think I’m qualified to tell you which are the top 5 burger spots in Cape Town at the moment. I’ll update this each year as I’m sure there will be new contenders over time.
The brilliant ones among you, that know a good deal when you see one, will probably already own a copy of The Entertainer (app or book). So you will already know that apart from 2 for 1 deals at restaurants, spas, and various activities, there are 2 for 1 vouchers for hotel stays all around the world. And now The Entertainer is running a promotion where a selection of hotels are offering up to 3 free nights instead of the usual one.
I would recommend that people don’t make it public on social media that they are away from home, otherwise they could become a target. Make sure your Facebook posts are only visible to your friends. Unfortunately it’s my job to talk about my travels publicly on social media so I started to worry about my home and my car. What if something happens while I am away? So I did some research and these are my top tips for protecting your assets while you are travelling.
Insurance is one of those expenses that we can’t avoid, unfortunately. It’s just not worth the risk. But what we can do is make sure that we are not wasting some or all of that money by making silly mistakes.
While I was playing around on Gumtree I was quite impressed with how many cars are for sale there. They range from old skedonks (did you know that is a real word? I thought it was South African slang!) through to the larniest of larny cars.
Some of my favourite photos from Taste of Cape Town 2015 plus my top 5 things you need to know to get the most out of the event.
Lanzerac is a name I’ve always know, but I’d never been to the estate. So when I was invited to visit, I took up the offer and this is what I experienced…
I have a few start over stories, but the one which has had the most impact from a financial perspective is my transition from a corporate job of 10 years to being self-employed. It’s a transition that has a huge impact, not just financially and mentally but also on relationships. Including one’s relationship with oneself.
Insurance is unfortunately one of those things we just have to have. One of those expenses that go under the ‘recurring’ category. It also usually fits into the ‘fixed’ category, being one of those expenses that we can’t really change. But is that really true?
This year was the 50th year of the awards, which is quite something. Held at the Artscape Theatre, if nothing else, it was going to be a glamorous affair. We arrived to walk the longest red carpet I have seen in a long time. As I expected, everyone was dressed in their best and looking fabulous.