Assuming you’ve read some of my previous posts, you know that I’m a big fan of cognac. This is mainly due to it’s fruity taste and the fact that it pairs well with some of my favorite vices. Today we’re going to unlearn old school watering hole constructs.
I’ve come to realize that for a country the produces some of the world’s best wine, there isn’t much of a wine culture outside of the Western Cape. The only time most people enjoy wine is at home or when they’re eating out. We definitely do consume lots of it: wine is the second highest consumed beverage in the country, just after beer; So why isn’t there a widespread wine culture in the country? I’m talking wine tastings, events and bars, or even champagne bars whose focus is actually champagne. I know there are various wine festivals that take place here and there but how inclusive are they? (Shout out to Soweto Food and Wine Festival)
Anyway, getting into the gist of this post. I’ll be covering some of the jargon commonly used in the wine community. I’ll also add a food/wine pairing guide in the latter part that is based on some research and experimenting that I’ve been doing with the help of Spier Wines. So most of the tasting notes are based on Spier Wines.
Ok, so for 10 marks: Who’s one of the first people to put buttons on a shirt? If you have an answer, I wont say you’re wrong, but I’ll go with Thomas Mayes Lewin, also known as T.M Lewin. (And yes, shirts used to be put on over the head, like t-shirts, back in the day as they didn’t have an opening down the front)
In my personal experience, being well dressed for the office has proven to be as tricky as figuring out what meal your girlfriend wants you to bring her. A lot of fields, such as banking, are very conservative and old school, therefore mere Happy Socks might be seen as over accessorising.
The key to being well dressed for the workplace is subtlety; this, of course, depends on which field you’re in and whether it allows for a bit more creativity. It’s the subtle details of your outfit that will set you apart from your colleagues. They might not know what it is exactly, but they’ll see that you’re in a league of your own.
So it’s a sunny Friday, it’s been a hectic week and I’m thinking I must reward myself coz I actually made it to campus AND managed to graft after hours for pretty much the whole week so you can imagine how proud I am of myself. So I head into the belly of Braamfontein and I find Daleah’s, a small eatery with a warm and cozy vibe, that serves some of the best food around.
So #UberEATS just launched in my vicinity and I wanted to see what the rave was all about. UberEATS is Uber’s new food delivery platform that makes getting food from restaurants in your proximity as easy as requesting a ride. It’s available from 10am to 10pm (Sun – Thurs) and 10am to 11pm (Fri- Sat) and costs R20 (flat rate) for the delivery. You all need to download the app from your platform’s app store. It’s pretty much Uber’s version of Mr. Delivery.
Check out my Interview with Kenyan-based, African fashion website Eleksie:
“The Bearded Muse is a blog focusing on menswear, grooming and covering lifestyle content such as events, food and design founded by South African stylish man Thato Mahapa.
You will spot him in a bomber jacket, Crisp button up shirt, Long sleeve printed sweatshirt, Beige chinos, among other cool and subtle attires, making his dress code very catchy and clean. Thato is not afraid of colour, whether whites, blues, greens or pinks, his fashion sense definitely brings out his personality.
Thato Mahapa lets us in about his style and blog. And I had to pause with his every response to sink it in because I learnt so much from this interview!”
Read more here: The Bearded Muse by Thato Mahapa – Eleksie.co.ke
Its been a crazy few weeks since I got back to campus and July being 5 months long didn’t help in anyway. I managed to team up with an old friend to put together a few looks and items we think you should really consider the next time you go shopping.
I had the privilege of working with Mr Price (@mrpfashion) and Cedric Nzaka; for those who follow Joburg based photography and culture, you will know him as @everydaypeoplestories on Instagram. I picked out a few items and styled myself for a shoot I later did with Cedric.
The items I chose: