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Fragments Paris – Coffee at its best

March 26, 2018

You need to travel far and wide to find a decent cup of coffee in Paris. Sadly true yet odd, considering that this city is a bastion of cafe society. Parisians are renowned for downing an espresso at a bar or cafe counter. Now that brew is so strong and thick, a spoon could stand upright in the demi cup. The second a barista adds milk, froth or foam to create a latte or cappuccino, all bets are off and the taste of coffee goes tits up.

In pursuit of a decent cuppa, I took the metro on a rainy Sunday morning to Fragments Paris café on Rue des Tournelles in Le Marais. For the record, the 25-minute journey from my apartment in Saint-Germain is flipping far by Parisian standards as you can’t swing a cat on a street corner for fear of hitting a cafe. The trip, however, is worth every caffeine-infused sip.

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Lunch at Les Deux Magots, Saint-Germain des Prés

March 1, 2018

Day two saw me nestled at the uber chic Les Deux Magots in Saint-Germain des Prés, two blocks from ‘my apartment’.

Being served by a polite, hot as hell waiter, who bore a striking resemblance to Ewan McGregor, dissipated all the pain and frustration I’d experienced in getting to Paris. (Read my two previous posts here and here.)

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5 Things I Learned This Week

January 14, 2018

It’s been 731 days since I’ve had a break. Yes, you read correctly. Two years and 4 weeks have gone by since I was physically separated from my computer. I haven’t had a weekend away or even a day trip to rest and heal my soul. Its been go, go and go some more. With a job in Social Media, it’s easy to log onto a device and start working from the minute you open your eyes and I do that.

Technology also accommodates communication at any hour of the day. I receive queries, messages or calls from 7:00 am until 10 at night. It’s insane and I’ve allowed it. Well, no more. I’ve been sucked dry and have nothing more to give. So here’s what I learned this week.

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Bilboa Restaurant & Chinchilla Bar Launch; the looks I loved and my style tip for cocktail wear

January 13, 2018

Bilboa Restaurant and Chinchilla Bar above it is the latest hotspot on the Camps Bay strip. Perched on the site of the old Camps Bay Blues, it epitomises the all the cosmopolitan glamour which Cape Town summers are renowned for.

The launch party was hosted by Marina Nestel of The Little Black Book PR on an evening which didn’t hold a breath of wind (rare) and where the sunset literally showed off (common). I took two dates to the event for two very good reasons. 1. My usual Duncan Pape and his partner Gabriel Verryne are uber hot so the chances of me looking amazing were pretty high:) and (2) they are my top style tip for cocktail wear.

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Station On Bree Summer Reveal

January 4, 2018

The Station On Bree Summer Reveal is an old post but now that I’ve hit rubber to tar with commitments to fill and a backlog to kill, I need to tell you about it. Actually, that’s not the only reason. This little party place is really cool. Like, seriously!

When The Orphanage Cocktail Lounge downsized last year, I wondered what new gem would sprout in its place. Another luxury space with over priced drinks and foam art food, perhaps? Contraire! Station on Bree turned out to be the total opposite. My first visit back in October was a kickass post-AfrikaBurn party with more hot gay men and crazy outfits than MCQP on steroids. So, when Marina Nestel and Ingrid Altmann from The Little Black Book invited Duncan and I to the Summer Reveal at the end of November, we didn’t need much convincing.

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