Monday, July 18, 2011

Mandela Day


Today is Mandela Day, a day when Nelson Mandela asks us, citizens of not only South Africa, but of the world to give 67 minutes of our day to a good cause. This year I have decided to give my 67 minutes to something that has become very close to my heart in the last few months, in a way that is my everyday life. 
Everyone that follows Wear-oh-Where knows by now that I am the loving parent of a little pooch called Sir Bastian. He has become a companion, a constant source of entertainment and a member of our little family in the space of 4 months.
Like all proud parents, I like to think that Sir Bastian is the smartest, cutest, best looking pup around, but the fact of the matter is that there are hundreds of dogs currently living at DARG, SPCA, TEARS and AFRICAN TAILS that are just as loving and special as he is whom need homes. If you are thinking of adopting a dog or cat, the first place you should look is at these organisations.
Adopting, however, is just one of the ways in which you can help:

At DARG they always need volunteers who can walk, feed and clean the residents.  You can help by making a donation, helping them at one of their fundraising events or buying advertising space on their website.
Animal lovers who want to make a difference can become a member of the Cape of Good Hope SPCA and receive the newsletter as well as become actively involved at the annual general meeting. The SPCA also has charity shops which unwanted goods can be donated to.
TEARS has a wishlist on their website informs animal lovers of what kind of donations and work they would appreciate. The list includes volunteers who can foster animals, as well as pet food, blankets, chew toys, fencing, wendhouses and more.
AFRICAN TAILS mission is to save street dogs in and around Cape Town. The one thing they are always in need of is dog food. They have bins at vets and around Cape Town where donations can be dropped off. Find the list of vets here.
The National Sterilisation Project aims at reducing the number of unwanted and neglected pets by sterilising dogs and cats across the country. By smsing 'Pets' to 38008 you can donate R10 to their cause.
 

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Posters on Citymob





These are just some of the awesome posters available on Citymob at the moment for only a R120! Between 10 and 5 was asked to curate the collection, getting original artwork from some of Cape Town's top illustrators. These make awesome gifts, especially for friends abroad as they are all about Cape Town.

Friday, June 17, 2011

Societi Bistro.




Yesterday, a whole bunch of us went to Societi Bistro for a friend's birthday luncheon. It was the perfect place to be on a cold, rainy day - the restaurant has a roaring fireplace, The Snug Bar is cosy and the food is pure comfort.

The menu is competitively priced. The Ostrich and Oats burger will cost you R60, while the melt-in-your-mouth Lamb Shank is just over a R100. Obviously, dessert is compulsory on such an occasion, and with a simple, but perfect baked cheese cake or slice of Chocolate Hazelnut Torte, you will not regret a single bite.

50 Orange Street, Gardens, Cape Town
021 424 2100

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Breakfast at Cafe Mozart





For only R25 you can get a really delicious breakfast at Cafe Mozart. A slice of toast topped with tomato, bacon and an egg and three mysterious, but divine, sauces swirled around the plate. Outside surrounded by antique stalls or inside in the plush upstairs dining room, Cafe Mozart is a great place to start your morning.
37 Church Street
021 424 3774

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

What's On Eatery




Winter is the time of year when restaurant specials are abundant and appetites are in search of pure comfort. The rainy season as only just begun and already I find myself opting for a cosy spot, a glass of red wine and good food. 

This weekend my friends and I are thinking of visiting What's On Eatery in search of all that. They have a great special on at the moment - R99 for a two course meal and a glass of wine. 

Monday, May 30, 2011

Sir Bastian Says - I like Ymaewk.




On Friday Sir Bastian went on one of his most exciting outings yet. He joined me at the You, Me and Everyone We Know market. Sir Bastian was not the only pooch around he got to meet a labrador, a baby greyhound and a schnauzer. Overall the venue and market is very relaxed and dog friendly, was great to have my little guy with me on a friday night.  Thanks to Paul Ward of Diary of Ward we have some documentation of the evening. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

Spruce at You, Me and Everyone We Know.

Hi everyone, today is the debut of Spruce at the You, Me and Everyone We Know Market. Spruce is a little side project I have been working on. This evening you can expect some colourful bunting and delicious cupcakes, including chocolate milkstout cakes with philadelphia cheese icing. Yummy. 

It's also the last market of the season and a lovely day, so seems like the perfect place to spend your friday evening. Hope to see you there!