Le Quartier Francais: Boutique charm in Franschhoek.

For our second night before joining up with friends to explore other fun destinations in the country, my decision of where to stay in Franschhoek was more or less made for me.  With reservations at The Tasting Room (which is located on the property of Le Quartier Francais), after reviewing the room and suite options […]

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Cape Cadogan: Cape Town Boutique Luxury.

Having friends in the travel business makes planning a holiday quite easy.  In the instance of flying to Cape Town to see some friends (and take advantage of a fantastic Qatar Airways deal, never mind the money stolen off the DWB – DOH portion of the flight, more on that later…), I reached out to […]

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The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Franschhoek.

When planning our trip to South Africa, I knew I wanted to sneak away to Franschhoek for at least one night (we’d visited previously for a wedding and fell in love with the town).  When I saw that friends had visited The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais in December 2016 (and their collection of […]

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The Test Kitchen: #22 World’s 50 Best Restaurants.

Imagine the highs and lows of the morning of February 1, 2017.  For those who aren’t involved in the high stakes world of world class dining reservations, most venues of this caliber are hotly contested and difficult to get into (even when you make plans and do everything you are supposed to).  Thus, at 10:00 […]

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