Kicking off 2017 with Men in Gold 2017

Happy New Year! Many of you will be still be nursing hangovers or working on acquiring new ones before settling down to making a living…. Read More

Port, Gay Indians and a spa in Africa.

 Calitzdorp is just over four hours drive from Cape Town and a typical little Karoo ‘dorp’. A town of two streets, a church and a… Read More

Hackers stole my drink hackers

That “oh shit” moment It was around 10pm when the message popped up on my screen “G, I think your site is down ☹ – Sally.” Sally… Read More

Madikwe Safari Adventure

Endless skies, red, hard baked earth and long horizons make for a thirst, quite distinct from a social drink. We were on safari at Leopard Rock… Read More

Not Your Grand Daddy’s Hotel

Martini Mandate guest writer the Drinks Pimp sends this report from Cape Town: Cape Town’s Long street morphs from trendy Afro centric shops to a… Read More

Meanwhile in the Sunshine…

The winter is properly chilling us in the northern hemisphere.  Two British Swallows decided to share their slice of life from Cape Town in this… Read More

Martinis, Marathons and Getting Gingered Up

“To believe this story you must believe that the human race be one joyous family, working together, laughing together, achieving the impossible. Last Sunday, in… Read More

Escaping the Winter

The temperature is barely above freezing in London and New York. In Cape Town the sky is a brilliant blue and the temperature is a… Read More

Sunshine in a glass

I found this lovely young woman selling gin and tonics off the back of an old bicycle. I took this picture at the old biscuit… Read More

Children and Gin

  Sign in Shoreditch, East London


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