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Let’s recap on the Open Design Cape Town 2013 festival

As the last few days of the Open Design Cape Town festival draws near, we’d like to recap on the 10 days of creativity and inspiration that we’ve experienced thus far. And if this festival is anything to go by for what’s in store for 2014, then the world will really be impressed with what Cape Town has to offer as the World Design Capital 2014.

#InstagramDiary: Cape Town by you #LoveCapeTown

We’ve grabbed a few of our favourite Instagram pictures from the past couple of weeks, shared with us using the #LoveCapeTown tag.

My Big Bottle Festival Experience in Instagram

Saturday 24 August, 2013 found me wandering around the elegant Cellars-Hohenhort Hotel in Constantia at the third annual Big Bottle Festival, a rather a posh event, what with the Bentley and Lamborghini flanking the entrance way and the sound of high heels clicking across the conservatory floor (at least my sneakers were from Paul Smith!).

Open Book Festival Breaks Longest Book Chain World Record in Cape Town

2586 books, 1 Guinness Book World Record and global recognition … that’s what was at stake when the Central Library, Cape Town in connection with Open Book Festival, attempted to topple thousands of book in domino effect on Tuesday 27 August, 2013. The record attempt was a precursor to the upcoming Open Book Festival, a popular annual event held to promote literary awareness in The Fringe district of the Mother City, with the dramatic Fugard Theatre as its central hub…

Top places to be in Blaauwberg

Whether you’ve read up on, visited or even lived in Cape Town, you’re probably more familiar with the attractions of the Atlantic Seaboard, South Peninsula or the wine lands. For an alternative Mother City experience, cross the bay from Cape Town CBD, find yourself in the Blaauwberg region and explore the West Coast like never before.

Bonnie Tyler live in Cape Town

With hit songs ‘Lost in France’, ‘It’s a Heartache’, ‘Holding out for a Hero’ and ‘Total Eclipse of the Heart’, and more than 100 million records sold during her career, it is little wonder that Bonnie Tyler is regarded as the ‘First Lady of Rock’. She will be performing at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 6 and 7 September 2013. Read our interview with her and learn about her desire to visit Table Mountain, what inspires her musically and her secret ‘80s crush.

Open Design inspires Cape Town in 2013

Open Design Cape Town is an annual citywide cross-disciplinary celebration and sharing of design and design-thinking and it is taking over Cape Town until the 31st of August.

Your Cape Town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 23 to Sunday25 August,2013

Mother City fans, who’s up for 48 hours of non-stop fun and excitement in inspirational #LoveCapeTown?

Top Places to be in Noordhoek

For years Noordhoek was a secret community of surfers and eco-lovers, but the word got out and now this nature-loving suburb on the Peninsula’s west coast is a magnet for family life, happy pets, surf and sand, outdoor living and great food.

Capetonians keep it cooking with Tsogo Sun’s MasterChef SA Mystery Box

What’s in the box? That was the burning question on everyone’s lips as Cape Town’s top foodie bloggers and media wondered aloud at what was in Tsogo Sun’s MasterChef SA Mystery Box at The Southern Sun Waterfront hotel on Wednesday 14 August, 2013.

Tourist in My Own City: The V&A Waterfront Dine-About

Living in Cape Town, I’ve always used the V&A Waterfront as a quick shopping stop - a meal, groceries, new shirts, etc. Thus when I was recently invited to a dine-about at three of the Waterfront’s top restaurants, I leapt at the opportunity to try something a little different, and a lot more fun.

“South Africa”, NerdzSquared’s first music video, filmed in Cape Town

NerdzSquared, two multi-talented YouTubers have been taking the online world by storm with their latest release, South Africa and their first music video –filmed right here in Cape Town.

My Top Five Cape Town Videos on YouTube

Cape Town, our beloved Mother City, is truly a vision ... and how better to enjoy her numerous sights and gorgeous people than on video?

The Cape Town Stadium Course: The Golfing Jewel in the Mother City

The Metropolitan Golf Club, within walking distance of the Cape Town Stadium in Green Point, gets well-deserved awards

Your Cape Town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 16 to Sunday 18 August, 2013

Mother City-lovers, have you started the countdown to your weekend in Cape Town? I sure have, and let me tell you, I’m excited to have 48 hours of fun entertainment ahead of me in my hometown.

Winelands with a twist

I have an obsession with doing things differently, which normally makes me really annoying to travel with, but occasionally I find something really cool, like my long weekend in the Robertson Winelands with my girlfriend.

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays: Top Drink and Dine suggestions

Happy Wednesday, Mother City lovers! You know what my question to you today is, right? The one I know you’re dying to answer? That’s right, folks, it’s Where Would You rather be in Cape Town this Wednesday?

Open Design Cape Town 2013

It might be the ocean air, or the majestic power of Table Mountain, maybe it’s the ‘vibe’ of the city streets. Whatever the reason, Cape Town (named World Design Capital 2014) is a hive of creative activity and draws artists of all shapes and sizes to its heart.

My Montagu Adventure on Instagram

Route 62 is one of the most stunning drives in the Western Cape, possibly in the whole of South Africa, and it’s one of my favourites. It leads to some of the most picturesque towns and villages in the province, like Montagu.

Cape Town’s Spectre Spectacles: Legends and Ghost Tours

We’ve shared our top haunted places in Cape Town with you but there are loads more spooky tales and ghostly wails to come out of the Mother City, including one of the ghost of Verlatenbosch (“Bush of the Forsaken”).

My Top 3 Dinner Spots in Cape Town

The only thing greater than my passion for Cape Town is my passion for its food. I have often waxed lyrical about my top breakfast spots, lunch venues and all-you-can-eat buffet joints, but have yet to share my favourite dinner spots. I love breaking bread with you (even if it’s only virtually), so here are my top three Cape Town dinner spots:

New MyCiTi station adds to safe way to get around Cape Town

On the 6th of August 2013 the City of Cape Town announced permanent road closure of Adderley Street, between Strand and Riebeek streets, for the construction of a new MyCiTi bus station.

Your Cape Town Weekend: Things to do from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August, 2013

I am Woman, Hear Me Roar ... It’s Women’s Day weekend in the beautiful Mother City and ladies, it’s time to feel the girl power! From thrilling sporting events to get your hearts racing to über chic fashion shows and entertaining concerts, there is plenty to see and do in Cape Town. Join me at the following events from Friday 9 to Sunday 11 August, 2013

Sea Point swimming pool named among Top 10 in the world

Britain’s The Guardian newspaper has named the Sea Point swimming pool as one of the top ten swimming pools in the world.

Where Would You Rather be Wednesdays in Cape Town: Twitter Followers’ Top Suggestions

Wednesday is my favourite day in the Mother City!  Why? Because Mother City lovers, it’s the day I get to hear “Where You Would Rather be in Cape Town” of course!

South African Comedian Mark Banks’ Top Reasons to Love Cape Town

His latest one man show Banksrupt! at the Baxter Theatre in Rondebosch, is heating up the local entertainment scene, leaving no doubt that hilarious local comedian Mark Banks is in top form. But why does he love Cape Town?

Top places to be in Simon’s Town

Cape Town is one of the most fascinating destinations in … the world! The sun, surf, sea and of course the mountain are all iconic attractions, but make your way down the eastern side of the peninsula and you’ll find yourself in Simon’s Town.

Women’s Day Events 2013 in Cape Town

It’s August in the passionate, powerful and inspirational Mother City and that means we are celebrating our femininity in honour of National Women’s Day on Friday 9 August 2013. Thanks to the women who marched to the Union Buildings in Pretoria in 1956 to protest against the pass laws, modern-day Capetonian women, like their sisters country-wide, enjoy the right to independence and equality and where better to celebrate it than on the Fairest Cape’s streets and shores? Join me in a month long celebration of girl power at these top Women’s Day 2013 Events in Cape Town:

One Night In Cape Town comes to town this week - For one night only!

Fans of international acts Yellowcard, Deftones and Manchester Orchestra will get to see their musical hero’s on stage for one night only on Thursday, the 8th of August in Cape Town.

Winter Sun: Instagram’s Finest

We’ve been treated to some exceptional Cape Town sunrises and sunsets of late and we just had to share a couple that we pulled from Instagram. Share your pictures of Cape Town with us by using the #lovecapetown hashtag and you might see them on our blog. Also follow these accounts for year-round beautiful pictures of Cape Town and her people.