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Where to eat outdoors this summer in Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

Where to eat outdoors this summer in central Cape Town

Well, well, well, summer, you’ve arrived again and it’s just so lovely to see you.    Basking in your rays of sunshine, coming off the beach with sandy, salty hair; there’s nothing better than sitting outside with a cool beverage in your hand during summer. The Mother City is something special during these many glorious months and […]

The best of the garden route | MIlk and Cookies SA

The best restaurants all along the Garden Route, South Africa

The top picks along South Africa’s most famous drive. From fine dining, to fish and chips, to markets galore, there’s something for whatever you fancy. The Garden Route is a gift of gorgeous food along one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world.  While the people living there already know the secret to life […]

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NYC: a handy top to do list for Tammi’s travels

Tammi has been to New York City before, but not as an adult.  Tammi is a feminist, design admirer, art curator, food lover, and fashion guru and soon to fall in sweet sweet love with New York City. Because I love Tammi and am head over heels for the delicious big apple, I made a […]

The Duck and Waffle London | Milk and Cookies

The Duck and Waffle, London

London came with a few priorities.  One to eat.  Two to see best bestie Tasty Photography.  So when good friend plus eating mosied on down to the decision table, a “no can do,” was a no can do.  The Duck and Waffle is an escapade to the top of the Heron Tower for rustic dishes […]

Deluxe and The Yard in Fisheye | Milk and Cookies SA

Deluxe and The Yard in fisheye

The meanest cups of Deluxe coffee and views from The Yard from a fisheye lens. A Saturday morning rendezvous at The Yard: home to Deluxe Coffeeworks (top 6 coffee places in the CBD) The Bitches Tits for lunch,  Mucky Mary’s for an all day breakfast, and The Dogs Bollocks for some kick ass burgers. The […]

10 days in Turkey | Milk and Cookies SA

10 day guide to exploring Turkey

Talking Turkey: Turkey doesn’t have the largest landmass, but every centimeter of it unveils another adventure. Once the center of the Ottoman empire, this cultural mecca has more to do in it than one could prepare for. Thousands of years ago, ancient civilisation crossed paths with Turkey during the Bronze Age.  Around the turn of […]

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6 coffee places not to miss in Cape Town

6 top coffee shops & brands in the Mother City. Deluxe Coffeeworks The guys from Deluxe set out to make bold beautiful roasted beans affordable and accessible.   For them, coffee is not an elite beverage but a caffeinated delight meant to be shared with anyone and everyone.  The two main shops are super neat […]

Oyster Porn Knysna Oyster Festival | Milk and Cookies SA

Oyster porn

The Knysna Oyster Festival had the freshest, plumpest, savoury, bursting with the taste of the ocean oysters and for 10 days of winter South Africans flock to the town of Knysna to celebrate these oddly delicious delicacies. After a highly informative discussion about oysters from the owner of 34 Degrees South and provisions from Tapas […]

Women's Walk Knysna Oyster Festival Milk and Cookies SA

Women’s Walk in Knysna

Pick n Pay hosts Pink Drive through Women’s Walk in Knysna. I’m pretty much certain that cancer will reach everyone, somehow, at some pinnacle sad moment of a person’s life.  It’s a horrible illness that takes your dignity away and I have great resentment towards it. Cancer has been present in my past and is still ever […]

Knsyna activities | Milk and Cookies

Music line up, BMX and skate boarding at the Knysna Oyster Festival

Check out what’s what at the Pick n Pay Oyster Festival June 28 – July 7. So much going down. And note, on the 5th of July there will be some BMX & half-pipe action at the festival pavilion and a night jam at The Yard, more information here. THE LINEUP   DATE DAY TIME […]

Knysna Oyster Festival Milk and Cookies SA

Oysters, Knsyna, and the festival

A super celebration of oysters in the oyster capital of South Africa, Knysna.  In just about 2 weeks time starts the Pick n Pay Knysna Oyster Festival.   30 years since the festival began and the hopes of tasting oysters in and around an oyster driven city is luring me.  Parties, tastings and jols around the […]

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New menu at Bistro 1800, Cape Town

Bistro 1800˚ uses fresh seasonal ingredients for their new autumn menu.  The view from the top of Bistro 1800˚ on the top floor of the Cape Royal at the Sky Bar is panoramic; looking out towards Green Point and then the sea near by, but back towards Signal Hill and up towards the mountain. By the […]

London in 2 days guide Milk and Cookies SA

London in 2 days

Original article written for News 24 Travel. London is one of those gateway cities that offers travellers the full house experience. But if you’re up for experiencing all things British, it’s crucial to your mental health to understand that there is way too much to see everything in a quick few days. The best bet is […]

Taste of Cape Town | Milk and Cookies SA

Win Tickets to the Taste of Cape Town …. free tickets!

The Taste of Cape Town  Giving away 10 double tickets to the Taste of Cape Town to 10 of Milk and Cookies dedicated followers. Last year pretty much started off the Milk and Cookies journey with a first look into the Cape Town foodie world through the eyes of the Taste of Cape Town. It was awesome. […]

West Palm Beach Antiques roadshow festival | Milk and Cookies -1

The West Palm Beach antiques roadshow edition

A day at the West Palm Beach antiques festival full of treasure.    West Palm Beach is full of old people, this area of Florida is like Sea Point, Cape Town and that is why it’s an easy to transition fluidly between the two homes. A joy of this environment and tropical climate, is the fabulous events […]

Turkish delight (from Turkey) cookie giveaway

In honour of Milk and Cookies heading to Turkey, a Turkish delight cookie giveaway will be happening in both America and South Africa.  With Turkish delight from Turkey How to enter: #1 Follow @MilkandCookieSA on twitter and Facebook #2 Stay tuned for questions about Turkey ( you don’t need to know answers) #3 engage in […]

Turkish delight cookies recipe | Milk and Cookies SA

Turkish delight cookie recipe

A classic chewy cookie recipe with rose water and Turkish delight chunks.  Nothing is better for me than combining cookies and travel.  It doesn’t happen often but I am thinking now it should happen more, why, why did I not realize this earlier? Usually, there really is no need for me to be inspired to […]

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5 Really Must Do NYC via GoTravel24

5 Really Must Do NYC.  An article written for Marcio Jose Bastos Silva / New York City is the city that never sleeps and you shouldn’t expect to conquer it.  Instead, indulge in an infectious bite of the big apple that will leave you with a never ending taste for wanting more. So, don’t dare […]

12 Christmas trees New York City to London

The 12 Days of City Christmas Trees: New York City to London

Oh happiness, Christmas trees and Christmas cheer.  Stereo typical happiness with the magic of awesomely decorated trees. 1: Covent Garden Christmas Tree Covent Garden, London This stunning tree is a landmark of sparkling beauty in London’s popular Covent Garden. 2: Jack Daniels Whisky Barrel Tree Covent Garden, London If you’d thought you could get drunk […]

Cape Dairy Experience in Stellenbosch

Of all things, I love diary the most; chocolate, ice cream, milk, cream, butter, silky smooth yogurt, it’s the most glorious of all food groups, the decadence, the dessert, my heart is heavily attached to the cholesterol it provides. The Cape Dairy Experience  is the closest to  an American State Fair in South Africa, all the farmers proud of their stock, […]

Sunday Parkways in Portland

When the season is right, Portland shuts down the main roads of city neighborhoods and turns them into bicycle flying freedom.  Hundreds of Portlandia residents strap on their helmets, pump up their tires, and ring ring their bells as they head to the starting line.  Ok, it’s not a race, it’s more similar to a very leisurely stroll.  Among […]

Travel Bites: Top 10 for Newbies in South Africa

1.       Hiking Table Mountain When South Africa is exemplified Table Mountain is the emblem.  It’s the perfect example of the beauty South Africa beholds, mountains jutting out of the land, buildings built around it and then crashing into the surrounding sea.   Cape Town is, by no exaggeration, a unique and awe-inspiring city and what better […]

Hitched in Key West

Besides for the attractive sandy beaches and the young and old partying till wee hours of the early morning “wooing and wahooing,”  Key West is famous for its (well deserved)  picturesque wedding destinations in America.   And, what’s a better reason to travel to a beautiful location than to celebrate the union of two people who…. ok, […]

The Legend of Biker Jim’s Gourmet Dogs

Legend has it, Biker Jim was once a repo man who decided to ditch his career with cars and live life to its capacity. Throughout his life’s feats and adventures, Biker Jim journeyed to Alaska making a friend who would soon be the catalyst for Biker Jim’s new chapter just west of the Rocky Mountains. […]