With all these public holidays over the last few weeks, our blog posts calendar has been a little all over the place - which means we've missed out on some of our regular features! We didn't do an Obsessions post in April, so we thought we'd make up for it by doing it a little differently this month and featuring a double Obsessions post. Usually we tell you all the fun trends we're loving at the moment (see here and here), but with both of us going on holiday in April, that was pretty much all we were obsessing over last month! With Filipa going to Europe, and me going to Cape Town, we've rounded up lots of travel prettiness for you... But first, here's a little look into my trip in the beautiful Mother City. Watch out for Filipa's Obsessions post soon!
No.1 - I was spoilt with amazing sunsets (and amazing weather to boot!) while I was in Cape Town. This photo was taken while we walked the Sea Point promenade and watched the sun set.
No.2 - A trip to Cape Town isn't really complete without a visit to the Neighbourgoods Market at the Old Biscuit Mill
is it? As this market is notorious for being extremely busy every Saturday, we got there early to avoid the rush!
No.3 - At the market at the Old Biscuit Mill, Luke's Rostis
were an absolute must-have! They are famous in Cape Town, and and mine did not disappoint. Chef Luke Dale-Roberts
, owner The Test Kitchen
, is the name behind this delicious breakfast, and after tasting this rosti, with bacon, poached eggs and hollandaise sauce, it's easy to see why the queue was twenty metres long at 9am!
No.4 / No.5 / No.6 - A day spent in Woodstock
is not a day wasted. What an amazing, arty area in Cape Town, filled with so much culture! I had a number of places and things I wanted to see in Cape Town, and so many of them were in Woodstock. I tried these salted caramel macarons from Ma Mere
, and bought this ring from the Kallie
coin series at the Lock Stock Night Market
(No.5). We visited the beautiful Zana
studio, which was such a delight after I've been coveting all their products on Instagram for the last little while!
This wasn't a very 'touristy' Cape Town holiday for me, as I visit there often and have done all the fun, touristy things before. This was definitely one of my favourite trips there so far, and I loved ticking lots of things off my Cape Town bucket list! Here are a few others things I would recommend doing that aren't pictured above:
- Dine at the Potluck Club
: This was by far my best culinary and dining experience to date! If you love and appreciate excellent food, this one is for you. Expect it to be pricey though, but it isn't something that you'll regret.
- For coffee: If you're a coffee-lover like I am, enjoy a few flat whites at the different coffee shops in Cape Town. They're pretty much spoilt for choice there, and we visited Bootlegger Coffee Company
and Tribe Coffee
- For drinks: La Parada on Bree Street is such a great space! If you're into beer (which I can't say I am), Beerhouse on Long Street has the biggest beer menu you've ever seen with 99 different types to choose from. It's also a great vibe!
- For lunch: Superette
in Woodstock. From the interior decor to the amazingly delicious gourmet sarmie menu, this was one of my favourites.
- Another market to visit is the Bay Harbour Market
in Hout Bay. We went to the Friday night market, and loved the eclectic mix of products on sale, and the wide range of food. Tip: this is another market you have to get to early!
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