Today is the last day of July, hence the last day I can blog about anything birthday related. Which is why I’m dragging myself out of brain-implant / transplant recovery to write about the last bottle of Stormhoek Limited Edition 2004 Guava Pinotage I got from Chris for my birthday. (Luckily I can now ‘Blog Just By Thinking thanks to new brain. rad.) I’m not a drinker (as some of you may have gathered), but reigun and 5starRich will bear witness to my having a quarter-glass of this stuff over the course of the birthday month. It’s also made my guests super happy, who normally have to choose between 5 roses tea / water / Coke Light. Plus it looks totally hot in my kitchen. So I’m thinking I’ll get some more of this stuff and keep my cabinet full. Thanks Chris
The good stuff.
PS. Did you know Stormhoek is MASSIVE overseas? Yep. Last time I was in LA it’s the only wine I saw ppl drinking. PPS. Blog BFF Seth is in LA at the moment. Check out his adventures here.
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in Green Point. Fantastic sandwiches and some delicious lebanese food too. plus it looks stunning. you’ll find it in Hudson Street, de Waterkant. I recommend the Black Forest Ham and Emmenthaler on rye. it’s not just a restaurant, but also a boutique clothing store where you can get your hands on Blue Blood jeans – a brand cofounded by the same guy who brought Evisu jeans from Japan to Europe.
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so i made the most of the 2 day week 2 weeks ago, took leave and headed to struisbaai and arniston. a road trip in South Africa ain’t a road trip unless you stop at a farm stall. in this instance, the Moerse Farm Stall in Napier caught our eye. some snaps:
we found this very pretty ice cream truck in arniston, colour coordination a pure coincidence:
and ate a pint of prawns at the arniston hotel – highly recommended:
we also found the SunTouched Inn, which reads a bit like SunDouched Inn:
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