If any fabric is dominating the fashion world right now, it’s velvet! Fashions current love affair has been everywhere on the autumn/winter catwalks it was done by countless designers in a range of different ways: No shoes are more opulent and glamorous than velvet ones.
Leeds is a top spot for shoppers and has been named one of the best British cities ever for it’s restaurants and lively nightlife. I myself live in Leeds and not to sound biased but it truly is one of the best cities in the country, especially now that it houses the second biggest designer shopping mall (Victoria Gate) outside of London which is amazing for us shopaholics because it has everything you could ever wish for under one roof!
I personally know how hard it s to find a good restaurant with extraordinary food, an incredible atmosphere and great customer service, so I have made the job easier for you all by giving you my top recommendations of where to eat in Leeds. Whether you live here or are just visiting make sure you check out these restaurants because you have my world that you will not regret it!
When most people think about going to South Africa they mainly think about going to the beach or going on a safari but no one ever really talks going to amazing small towns like Stellenbosch, most probably because they have never heard of them, but I just have to say that they are just as amazing as the big cities if not better! They may be small but they have a lot to offer as well as peace, tranquility, culture and lots of fun.
Stellenbosch is a university town in Western Cape. It’s surrounded by the most magnificent vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town’s oak-shaded streets are filled with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa’s Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum’s period houses and gardens.
Stellenbosch Vineyards is a leading wine producer and exporter set in the heart of South Africa’s wine industry with over 200 wine producers in the valley, stop for wine-tasting, take a walk through the vineyards, go on a wine safari, blend your own wine and make a personalised label for your Cape Blend, or learn about the art of wine-making from the perspective of a local farmer.
The town of Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 and the first vineyards were planted in 1679. The Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971. Now known as the Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes, it is divided into five sub-routes and is the second-oldest wine producing region in South Africa, world-renowned for its award-winning wines.
Looking for a holiday home in South Africa but don’t really know where to look? Why not Zimbali? With so much to do It’s the perfect place for a vacation whether you want to be alone, with family or you significant other!
To be completely honest I never even knew that this place existed until a few weeks ago but I think that you’d all agree with me when I say that this place is truly amazing. Africa is just full of wonderful surprises!
Located 45km north of Durban Zimbali Coastal Resort, one of Southern Africa’s most finest Coastal Residential Estates is situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. In Zulu Zimbali translates to ‘valley of flowers’. Most of the architecture on the is influenced by Indonesia, you feel like your at peace and can relax away from the rest of the world and the majestic estate offers residents and guests an exceptional quality of life within a pristine natural environment. This is a place of beauty, filled with tremendous plant, bird and animal wildlife. Incorporating one of the three remaining coastal forests in KwaZulu-Natal, it harbours a wealth of natural water. How breathtaking does this sound?
Although Zimbali has it’s very own beach there are also around 8 other beaches located within a close proximity.
Zimbali Beach – located within the Zimbali Coastal Estate. It has 3km of unspoilt beach and offers beach goers the contrasting beauty of the green forest estate with the deep blue warm Indian Ocean.
Thompsons bay – located north of Ballito. This beach is another extremely popular destination and has both qualified lifeguards and shark nets to ensure safety at all times
Ushaka Marine World- although this may not be a beach it’s a fun water park close by to go with the family and spend the day having nothing but fun
North Beach – Durban’s main beach, and it is where everything is happening.
Ballito Beach – Willard Beach is considered Ballito’s main beach. This beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, which is only given to beaches that are clean, safe and environmentally sound.
Umhlanga Beach- one of the most popular beach resort destinations on the east coast of South Africa