Edward Chamberlain-Bell uncovers a winter wonderland just in time for autumn when he interviews Ross Douglas, Director at Artlogic, who’s bringing a taste of Franchhoek to Gauteng where he has the Winter Sculpture Fair for one weekend in the Cradle of Humankind. Deluxe lunches prepared by chefs from some of the country’s best restaurants, including Le Quartier Français, Pierneef a la Motte Restaurant , Reuben’s, and Cotage Fromage among others – can be purchased and enjoyed at picnic tables in the lush gardens. A host of award-winning wineries such as Môreson, La Motte, Boekenhoutskloof, and Vrede en Lust to name a few will also be selling wine and bubbly by the glass or bottle. Visitors can also purchase a variety of cheeses, charcuterie, wines, and chocolates, whiskies, scarves, leather bags, books and more- just in time time to stock up on winter essentials. http://www.wintersculpturefair.co.za.
Barbara Gillman introduces us to Denise Bjorkman who founded the Bed & Breakfast School of South Africa ten years ago. The objective was to help women start up a meaningful home business with a stable return on capital. This initiative expanded to over 30 countries and Denise is today regarded as the Pan African authority on converting a home into a
guest house or designing a guest house from scratch with minimal error. To date she has trained more than 4000 B&Bs throughout the continent.
She also knows her way around the kitchen. As the owner of La Fiorentina, she knows knows the history, secret and art behind all Italian and European cuisine. La Fiorentina is sited in the wealthy champion horse country of Kyalami North, catering for discerning diners. In a short time her restaurant has earned the accolades of the Chefs Association and patrons as far flung as France, the UK, Germany and Italy. Everything at La Fiorentina is lovingly hand crafted including the Italianate vista windows, wrought steel tables and balustrades, chandeliered setting and vast wooden flooring. Fine crockery is imported. Denise is aiming at making La Fiorentina the music centre of Gauteng where you, like the Glyndebourne experience, can enjoy the finest classical music, singers and musicians in a discrete and tranquil environment. Expect a Viennese Ball and a Glyndebourne soon. La Fiorentina is today a leading country Italian fine dining restaurant with a unique signature. http://la-fiorentina.co.za/
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