The Institution

There was a time when I lived a different life. We were isolated from the world, living in our small space.Playing by the rules of this particular place and time. Where the smallest item, luxury, sample of information, each indulgence; became currency. Homesick, some of us just plain sick, we would retire to our bunks…


Around the Bend

And as such, with each sip of wine and with each jam on the radio (read: Spotify) my mood changes. Perhaps the mood is changing to protect myself, as I bounce from tab to tab, writing simultaneously about suicide and servitude and pop music and now, well, I don’t know what the fuck this is….


What tf Happened to my Youth?

This is my damned blog and I am the boss of me, and I will gd post whatever trash I feel moved to, so sorry old friends and relatives who came here from an outdated email subscription. You should probably leave now. Quick, before anyone notices. It’s Saturday night. Earlier I was watching X-Files (Season…

Tasting Wine – tips from the pro’s

This week I was the invited guest of the tasting panel for The Wine of the Month Club. The Club is a subscription based wine-selection and wine-delivery club. Every month they score and rate wines, and then a clever person packs up a case of wine and delivers it to your home! Amazing. The panel…


Medina Cafe, Vancouver

*edited, first published 6 Sep 2013 One of the most delicious breakfasts I can remember. Who is immune to the charms of Lavender Lattes? And a perfectly medium-boiled egg? Oh, and a beautiful, all-Canadian Caesar? Not Katy.   Medina Cafe: 556 Beatty Street (between Pender & Dunsmuir) Crosstown, Vancouver BC V6B 2L3


Die Strandloper Restaurant

First Published 24 February 2014 Summer is a nostalgic time in South Africa: memories of road trips to the beach, salty air, ice cream cones and naturally, braai’s with the family in the sun shine. When I was invited to a celebratory lunch at Die Strandloper, all these memories came rushing back and I just…

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