Synchronicity

Synchronicity is defined as those meaningful coincidences that occur so casually yet evoke a sense of masterminded connectivity. Such an appropriate title for an exhibition of ellevated art that connects wine, creativity and nature. Carole Carr is the Hermanus artist exhibiting her works of art suspended in the tasting room at La Vierge, Hemel-en-Aarde under… Read More Synchronicity

Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

In the entrance to the South African Parliament in Cape Town a remarkable piece of artwork winds its way along the wall, 120-metres of tapestry.  This is the work of Keiskamma Tapestry.  A group of Eastern Cape women’s embroidery in the tradition of the famous Bayeux Tapestry. The technique was brought to Hermanus and currently the Living… Read More Keiskamma Tapestry at Hermanus FynArts 2019

Chardonnay Mission

Thursday is International Chardonnay Day! Every year the Thursday before Memorial Day. Now I’ll know when Memorial Day is for what its worth. My preparation has started. Riedel Chardonnay glasses polished, wine thermometer found, Hemel-en-Aarde Chardonnays chilled… what next? Wait I suppose! This afternoon a bottle of Bouchard Finlayson Missionvale Chardonnay 2016 arrived beautifully wrapped… Read More Chardonnay Mission

Hello! Hermanus

What a surprise to find that celebrity news publication Hello! dedicated their travel page to Hermanus. Apparently Spanish actress, Penélope Cruz, is a fan of the Western Cape, South Africa, and visits with her gorgeous family. Birkenhead Portfolio played host to a number of activities which included: Staying at the luxury Birkenhead House Coffee at… Read More Hello! Hermanus

An Epic Race

For the 16th year the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike race will be hosted in the Western Cape, South Africa. For the 3rd time the Cape Whale Coast will be a destination partner. Riders arrive in Hermanus on Saturday 17 March after completing the prologue on Table Mountain. They stay here for 2 days. The… Read More An Epic Race