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Let’s Talk About Tipping

Orphanage is definitely the best cocktail bar in Cape Town. But on one of my recent visits I got a shock when I realised that they have started adding 10% to bar tabs over R200. Here are my thoughts…

Empty table

Restaurant No-Shows

I’m hearing more and more about restaurants asking for credit card details when patrons book a table, with the implication that they will be charged a fee per head if they don’t show up....

encounters

Encounters Documentary Festival 2014

I love watching documentaries. I always learn so much. The Encounters Documentary Festival always presents a quandary for me as I have to choose which documentaries to watch due to time limitations. They asked...

Woolworths Flavour Society

Woolworths Flavour Society

I get invited to a lot of events. Some are great, some are ok and some are not great. But very few are amazing. I think the last amazing event I went to was...

Tru-Cape Fruit

[Behind The Scenes] Tru-Cape Apples & Pears

This post is part of a series called, Behind The Scenes, in which I will be looking at the provenance of some of the foods we consume. Looking at how they are produced and...

Christian Eedes Cabernet Sauvignon Top 10

Christian Eedes Top 10 Cabernet Sauvignon Report 2014

The Christian Eedes Top 10’s are the crème de la crème of the variety in South Africa. The competition is by invitation only. He selects top performers from other well known wine competitions and fills...

Dyson DC52

Dyson Technology in South Africa

I consider Relax With Dax a lifestyle blog, which means I cover a broad range of topics. But I did not think I would ever be writing about vacuum cleaners! However, what I saw...

Design & Making, The Story of Food

Design & Making [The Story of Food]

I received an email a while ago, requesting submissions for World Design Capital under the category of ‘food design’. I pondered the request and was really at a loss for how one could design...

Chef's Warehouse

Chef’s Warehouse & Canteen Review

This review is really a comparison between the tapas experience I had at Polpo in London, which was described as ‘one of the most exciting eateries to open in London’ and ‘the hottest table...