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Cape Town Opera chorus wins Chorus of the Year Award at International Opera Awards

Cape Town, the musical Mother City, is big on talent, big on culture and now, big on opera winners too! Our gifted Cape Town Opera chorus has won the Best Opera Chorus Award at the inaugural International Opera Awards in London.

Top stylish shopping spots in Cape Town: an Instagram essay

As far as my favourite stores in Cape Town’s CBD go, these five are at the top of my list at the moment. I tend to shop where products stand out by way of design and quality, and where I know I’ll always get amazing service.

Kalk Bay splash – Flickr pic of the day

This image of children playing on a breakwater wall in Kalk Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Hassner Pepler, aka hassner.

Cape Town winter restaurant specials 2013

The cooler weather we’ve been enjoying in inspirational Cape Town lately conjures up images of snuggling up before roaring fires, and feasting on the scrumptious affordable meals at the Mother City’s most delicious restaurants.

V&A mermaid – Flickr pic of the day

This beautiful image of a stained-glass mermaid at the V&A Waterfront was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Anna Phillips.

Sailing by – Flickr pic of the day

This image of yachts sailing in Table Bay, as seen from Milnerton, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mervyn Hector.

Biggest Baddest Bucket List – Ceara McEvoy puts Cape Town on the map

Watch and vote for Ceara McEvoy’s video of Cape Town, and she could win the Biggest Baddest Bucket List competition.

The Slangkop Lighthouse – Flickr pic of the day

This image of the Slangkop Lighthouse was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Lyn, aka Dreamcatcher photos.

Chelsea Flower Show 2013 – Kirstenbosch going for gold again

It’s the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden’s centenary this year, and they are going to the Chelsea Flower Show for the 39th time – with high hopes of adding another gold medal to their burgeoning collection.

Facebook Feedback Friday: your favourite indoor activities in Cape Town

With winter setting in, we asked fans of the I ♥ Cape Town what their favourite indoor activities are in Cape Town.

World of shadows – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a picture-perfect sunset at Signal Hill was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Mujahid ur Rehman, aka Mujahid’s Photography.

From the Chobe River to Franschhoek’s Haute Cabrière

I first met Hildegard von Arnim from the legendary vineyard of Haute Cabrière in Franschhoek, on a houseboat in the middle of the Chobe River between Namibia and Botswana. “You must come and visit us one day,” she said, as we watched elephants bathing and playing.

Your Cape Town Weekend: things to do indoors from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April, 2013

We’re in for a slightly cooler weekend in the beautiful Mother City this weekend, Cape Town fanatics, but that doesn’t mean the fun has to stop. In fact, there is plenty to see and do indoors in our bustling hometown, so join me at the following events and activities from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 April, 2013 and discover some of Cape Town’s hidden gems.

Little sail boats – Flickr pic of the day

This image of children learning how to sail in Hout Bay harbour was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Trevor Exposed.

Sharks in Cape Town: get up close and personal

It was an honour to be invited by the Two Oceans Aquarium to document the release of two ragged-tooth sharks back into the wild on 11 April 2013.

Cape Town coffee shops pay it forward with suspended coffees

Cape Town, the responsible Mother City, is always looking for bigger, more creative ways of giving back to the community and now two of its sizzling coffee shops, Haas Coffee Collective and Bolo’bolo Coffee House, have found a heart- and body-warming way to do so – with suspended coffees.

Where Would You Rather Be Wednesdays in Cape Town: views to love

It’s a chilly Wednesday in beautiful Cape Town today and I’m asking you once again, Mother City lovers, Where Would You Rather Be today?

Splurge in style at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa

Lady Gaga brought 80 pieces of luggage with her. I only brought one, but then I wasn’t staying in the Presidential Suite. Not that it mattered, because the service with a smile and superb style is given to all guests at the multi-award-winning The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa at Oudekraal in Cape Town.

Jump – Flickr pic of the day

This image of a man jumping down the dunes at Hout Bay was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Gabriela Slegrova.

Family-friendly restaurants in Cape Town

Families love steakhouses and pizza joints, but occasionally parents want to introduce their kids to a range of experiences. With this in mind, we found a number of great eateries, specially tailored for families.

Taste of Cape Town 2013: Photos and video

“Delicious” is too mundane a word to describe the 2013 Taste of Cape Town festival. So is “scrumptious”. Because this year’s event was simply DIVINE! Now in its sixth year, the Taste of Cape Town was held at the chic Green Point Cricket Club from Thursday April 11 to Sunday 14 April, 2013, with some spectacular upgrades and additions that added to its phenomenal success.

Foggy day out – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a foggy day at the V&A Waterfront was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Antonella, aka Antophotasia.

Your blissful guide to Decorex Cape Town 2013

Cape Town, the inspirational Mother City and World Design Capital 2014, is once again playing host to South Africa’s finest décor, design and lifestyle expo: Decorex Cape Town. The expo takes place from Thursday April 25 to Sunday April 28, 2013.

Seaside dreams – Flickr pic of the day

This dreamy photo of Table Mountain, as seen from Bloubergstrand, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Nadine Swart.

Sunset – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of clouds over Table Mountain, as seen from Sunset Beach near Milnerton, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Ian Barbour, aka barbourians.

View from Philippi – Flickr pic of the day

This photo of a distant view of Table Mountain, as seen from Philippi, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Bruce, aka smee.bruce.

Facebook Feedback Friday: The best meal you’ve ever had in Cape Town

This weekend is a big one for foodies, so we took the opportunity to ask the fans of the I ♥ Cape Town Facebook page, “What’s the best meal you’ve ever had in Cape Town?”

On the way up – Flickr pic of the day

This breathtaking fisheye panorama, taken from a little overhang while hiking Table Mountain, was captured by our Cape Town. Live it. Love it. Flickr group member Eric Palmer.

Cape Town’s best wine, beer and whisky tours

Cape Town has long been renowned for its beautiful winelands and award-winning wines. But more recently, beer and spirits have become a part of its quaff culture.

Your Cape Town weekend: foodie things to do from Friday 12 to Sunday 14 April, 2013

We’re just hours away from a scrumptious weekend in Cape Town, the delicious Mother City. So gear up for 48 hours of incredible smells, tastes and sights. Whether you’re a fine-dining lover, a fresh-goods fanatic or a food and wine aficionado, there is something for everyone in our delectable town this weekend.
 
 

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