Housed in a heritage building dating back to the 1900s, Athletic Club & Social opened its doors late last year to instant Instagram acclaim. It is so wonderfully photogenic. Housed in a beautifully renovated three-storey building in central Cape Town, this ‘non-members member’s club’ (everyone is welcome) invites visitors to explore its bar and restaurant, which are situated across a unique maze of impeccably furnished rooms where every detail has been carefully considered.
I don’t know what rock I’ve been living under, but I’ve only just discovered Bar Luce, a Milanese café designed in 1950s Italian style by director of all directors, Wes Anderson.
I love a good dress up. On the cusp of 2017 my boyfriend Barry treated me to the ultimate New Year’s Eve dinner party. The Shortmarket Club, Cape Town’s most stylish and Gatsby-esque fine dining destination (read my review of it here), opened its doors to a select crowd for a themed night of eating, drinking, dancing and celebrating. It was magical!
Alliance Brands Limited is doing such imaginative things. I’m quite partial to the brand, on a personal level, but also because it’s successfully created really beautiful and original spaces in Cape Town. It’s also exposed us to interesting and different brands, from coffee to alcohol to apparel. One of its finest achievements is Outrage of Modesty, a chic and sophisticated cocktail bar that’s restyled our definition of cocktail making.
The Cape Town food scene is ever evolving. We are so spoilt for choice, and new places open on the regular. It feels pretty saturated, and impossible to visit every new place – the pressure is large. The Sneaky Sausage however is new and cool (in a rad, unpretentious way) and my new go-to hang out. A modern take on the German beerhall, it’s a no-mess, no-fuss, no-frills kind of place, and yes, it serves sausage.