A 2oceansViber recently sent us this picture and we had to share it. It’s nice to know that when you’re stranded on a paradise island, you can still get “Elegant C0ck”, and that the quality is guaranteed. Apparently it’s some sort of mosquito coil. I can’t see the relevance to the name. [Thanks Adrian!]
He may be worth $20 billion, but when Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg took his new wife, Priscilla Chan to lunch during their honeymoon in Rome he spent 32 Euros – and elected not to leave a tip. The cash-flush couple’s bill came to 32 euros after a lunch of deep-fried artichokes, fried pumpkin flowers, and [...]
Those of you living on in the real world would have been vaguely aware of a Japanese fishing vessel, the Eihatsu Maru, parked on South Africa’s fair shores in the last two weeks.What you might not have thought about in the ensuing drama was the incredible job that the crew of the SMIT Amandla tug [...]
Fat people take up a lot of space on the plane. I mean, how many times have you had to fold your arms so they can merely fit into their space, and yours. For a long time, we’ve all wanted them to have their own fat seats when they fly. Finally! This is a reality. Thank you, Airbus.
Remember that little chat we had regarding productivity last week? You may have remembered that I tend to take a stroll, and eat a tasty snack when my creative juices run dry. It’s a physical solution to a mental problem, and it works, really well. Well, sure, it’s a great solution, but the weather has [...]
It’s that time of year again when the De Grendel estate takes part in the fourth annual Soup, Sip and Bread Festival in the Durbanville Wine Valley. Winemakers and chefs from the valley will pair soups, stews and wines that will introduce some wonderful winter combinations. It’s all happening over the weekend of 2 and [...]
Men and women. We’re wired differently. Our work habits differ. I’m not sure what you’ve found in your daily experience, but in my own personal experience, I’ve found that I tend to work in bursts of high productivity. And sometimes, when the deadlines loom, and the pressure’s on, the magic evaporates into thin air. There’s [...]
Every year, S.Pellegrino and Acqua Panna release a list of the world’s Top 100 Restaurants. Inclusion in the list is an honour that many restaurants lust after, and in the past we’ve had the privilege in the Western Cape to have several restaurants on the list. This year’s list sees Danish restaurant, Noma, maintain the title for a third year running – but where do our beloved SA restaurants stand?
Nando’s didn’t hesitate accepting the challenge that Santam had set them this week. In fact, Nando’s delivered a day early, and then bettered it, showing they definitely weren’t chicken. Some might call it a very good example of symbiotic radvertising.
I know a lot of you out there are big fans of the butter flavoured Act II popcorn, but I must say, I’m a plain salted man. That’s before I get home and prepare for another screening of Mad Men or the latest US iTunes movie. And by prepare, I am of course referring to [...]
COMPETITION IS NOW CLOSED Taste of Cape Town isn’t just any food festival. No siree, this is a vetted affair. The restaurants and chefs attending are all invited to attend, it certainly isn’t one of those “anything goes” vibes. And that means quality, excellence, and most importantly, a symphony of pleasure in and around your [...]
Woolworths South Africa has earned the Almighty’s ire, not to mention that of dozens of their (former) Christian customers on Facebook, by besmirching their delicious, fruity hot cross bun packages with Halaal certifications. If it’s not soft drinks, it’s holy baked goods! Have they no shame?! Full details of this outrage after the jump!
Just because summer is winding down, it doesn’t give you any excuse let yourself go. Health is awesome, and health is also cheap. If you order one of these delicious breakfast options from Caprice’s Summer Shakedown menu, they’ll throw in a free coffee. We’re all about positive re-enforcement around here, and so are our friends. [...]
Zimbabweans will be reminded of the previous times the country has declared a state of disaster as food shortages threatened widespread starvation. A third of Zimbabwe’s current maize crop has just been written off due to a prolonged dry spell, according to reports.
The above was sent in by Carl Anderson, whose brother reports that Ass Fudge is now available at supermarkets in Brighton, UK. And not just any ass fudge – a Welsh Lady’s ass fudge! Will this horror have no end? CLICK HERE for all the ass products we have on record. It really is quite [...]
The Department of Health has released the results of a study completed earlier this year that paints a grim picture of both Cape Town and the Western Cape’s rampant use and abuse of alcohol. Long story short, the study concludes that Cape Town is South Africa’s drunkest city, and the Western Cape its booziest province. Er, yay?
If beautiful people wearing hardly anything, jumping around the beach is not your thing, then you will find this photo gallery a bloody nightmare. Thanks to PopYaCollar for doing the right thing and putting together this sensational photo gallery of the Cafe Caprice Volleyball Tournament. 2oceansvibe entered and didn’t win. Someone did win and I’m [...]
Oh, what sweet joys summer brings. Once again it’s that time of year when Café Caprice brings us their Annual Industry Volleyball Tournament. What could make a Saturday better than chilling on Camps Bay beach, in the sun watching Cape Town and Brazil’s beautiful people shaking it up in a game of volleyball? The tournament [...]
They’re surprisingly hard to find – the Salt & Vinegar flavour of Robertson spices. This, even though it is the best thing to put on popcorn at home. I used to go to the cinema just to experience popcorn with salt & vinegar flavouring. Because that was the only place I could find it. But [...]
The owner of Bronx Nightclub, Bruno Bronn, was found dead in his Green Point home this afternoon. Eyewitness news published the following: His domestic worker made the discovery when she arrived for duty on Tuesday morning. The woman who discovered the man’s body is currently giving a statement to police. Speaking to Eyewitness News, one bystander said they [...]
I had a lunch “meeting” a couple weeks ago and I told the guy that I would see him at the Oasis Restaurant at the Mount Nelson. “Are you aware of it?” I asked him. “Cape Town’s best kept secret,” he replied. Wow – that’s laughable. I know a lot of places and things claim [...]
A potentially devastating custom could pose a new threat to the survival of the species in Thailand – the taste for eating elephant meat. People are now eating everything from the trunks and sex organs, to straight up elephant sashimi.
In case you missed it earlier this week, an email exchange between a blogger, his girlfriend, and the owner of Beluga restaurant in Green Point, was leaked online. Shaun Oakes, founder and editor of the infamous shaunoakes.com blog juggernaut, went for dinner at Beluga the other night with is girlfriend. The waiter was a bit [...]
Not everything went according to plan at the ANC’s centenary celebrations over the weekend. Dictator, and Ugandan President, Yuweri Museveni, had to get his security guards to buy him some grilled chicken from Nando’s because there was no food at his accommodation.
I didn’t know what to expect, to be honest. I spend quite a bit of time at the Planet Bar (Thursday nights a must), which is sophisticated and cool, with a relaxed vibe. It certainly is more ‘mod’ when compared to, say, the world-famous Mount Nelson tea room – just next door. So when it came to [...]
A-listers, models,celebrities and the rest of the good-looking Cape Town crowd, all gathered at the hottest place for summer, Cafe Caprice in Campsbay for the Guess Fashion Show’s Latest Collection launch. If this picture is anything to go by, the whole gig was off the charts. SA’s #1 street fashion blog PopYaCollar was there, so [...]
Taiwan has the fourth largest shark-finning industry in the world, but it will soon become the first Asian country to ban the practice of removing shark fins in open water. But the majority of Taiwan’s glamorous hotels have refused to take shark-fin soup off the menu in order to do their bit for the cause.
Regular readers and 2oceansvibe Twitter followers will be well aware that I only stay at The Westcliff hotel when I’m in Johannesburg. The beauty of the Westcliff hotel is you actually don’t really need to leave the hotel. And you don’t have to feel bad about it either – because the Westcliff is where you [...]
I was a big fan of the Vodacom ad some time ago, which featured the African-dictator-type character, laughing as he abuses his power, repeatedly delivering the catchphrase “We’ve been having it!” The central idea of Nando’s festive season campaign follows that trend and revolves around a Robert Mugabe lookalike, as he reminisces about the good [...]
It’s been a while since we hung out at the Planet Bar. And when I say “hung out” I mean arriving there at lunch time and leaving at midnight. Because that’s what we used to do. Then time got lost and some years went by, and now I see Cape Town’s coolest lounge/champagne bar is [...]