Eating out in Cape Town … The Healthy Alternative

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Manna Epicure Asparagus

January is, in our books, health month and this means that it is time to get back into tip-top form. Our list of Summer Highs should help you get back into sublime shape. But to be truly effective you’ll also need to nourish through healthy nosh. Why not try one of the following Cape Town… Read more »

Escape to a Villa

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Perhaps it’s the views- a lush and verdant garden a cool Zen courtyard or a sparkling cityscape strewn below your feet like a jeweler’s treasure chest… Like to escape with friends to a luxuriously styled beach villa? Or reconnect with your children surrounded by nothing but an ancient and untouched wilderness? Walking into a spacious,… Read more »

Eye-popping, foot-stomping, mind-bending fun…

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The doorman draws back the plush velvet curtain to reveal a woman on stilts, a cocktail in the one hand and a silk leash in the other, her large red ballgown matching the blush on her gaudily painted face. If that isn’t strange enough, at the end of the leash is a poodle on four… Read more »

Festive Season Events

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summer holiday

Holiday season is only a few weeks away! It’s time to start crossing off the days to office shutdown and working on the tan. While holidays should have a large dose of the spontaneous, some things should not be left to chance and may require some forward planning – and booking! Take a look through a… Read more »

Fight Night in Cape Town (calling all voyeurs)

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I’m not traditionally a big one for sports voyeurism. My motto has long been that if you’re watching rather than participating, you’re simply sitting on your backside, getting fat. When I travel abroad, however, I make efforts to check out sports that aren’t typically available back home. Baseball in San Francisco was an anthropological study… Read more »

Flying the Blue Flag

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Blue Flag season opened on 45 South African beaches on 1 November. Of those with this internationally recognized status, 27 pristine, clean and environmentally-friendly beaches are in the Western Cape. Plenty to choose from countrywide when you’re looking for the best place to soak up the sun and put that bucket and spade to good… Read more »

Get Glowing

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For many of us the summer holiday has come to an end, sigh. It’s time to say bye-bye to sleeping in, ta-ta to long lazy days on the beach and au revoir to afternoons filled with delectable cocktails. But, even though the holiday has disappeared there is no reason to stop pampering yourself! Why not… Read more »

Going Cold Turkey: Enjoying an African Christmas

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The festive season is fast approaching. This can be a time of sunny skies and beach days or mulled wine and roasting chestnuts, depending on where in the world you are celebrating. The typical festive picture of snowmen and symmetrical Christmas trees and festive wooly jumpers doesn’t really feature for those of us living in… Read more »

Happy New Year

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We hope that you are planning on ringing in the New Year in style. Where ever you are may this evening be filled with friends, the finest bubbly, the most delectable food and phenomenal fun. Happy 2011!

Have you met Therese Botha?

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Once a month we’re going to be introducing you to a member of the Icon Villas team. These are the people who make it all happen! Instead of cutting and pasting from a normal biography we’ve decided to put together something that give you a more of a personal insight into each team member. This… Read more »

Healthy Highs

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Christmas has come and gone which means that it’s time to burn off those extra festive pounds. Exercise, specifically in Cape Town, doesn’t ever have to be boring. Say no to the treadmill and stationary bike and pick a fun and healthy activity from the list below. Surfs up Surfing has to be one of… Read more »

Hot and Happening in Cape Town

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The summer rush may be over but that doesn’t mean that the fun, in Cape Town, has to stop. We’ve got a list of great upcoming events and we’ve selected our favourites to share with you. The annual Pick n Pay Argus Cycle Tour This year the Argus Cycle Tour takes place on the 13th… Read more »