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Down by the Bay

kalkbaydip5.jpgPost-Sandy cabin fever is setting in right about now so it only makes sense to drool over our photos from South Africa for the umpteenth time. I had already been completely in love with Cape Town from my previous trip, but our recent discovery of Kalk Bay between the city center and the Cape Peninsula has moved the region to the number one spot on my Places-I-Want-To-Live wishlist (sorry, Barcelona). Even if you pretend not to care about Kalk Bay’s close proximity to Cape Point and Boulders Beach (penguins!), this hip little beach town is out-of-control adorable, from the trendy oceanfront B&B we stayed at to the cool shops along Main Road. My only regret is that we weren’t able to stay longer—but, alas, we had a rigid itinerary that demanded we drink our way through the Cape Winelands. more»

One More Time

bob102.jpgWriting the same article twice is definitely a test in creative mettle. Luckily I had eight hours of uninterrupted work time in the form of a CDG-to-JFK flight to knock out my second piece about the One&Only Cape Town for Robb Report’s 2010 Best of the Best issue. It was even enough time to write my article about the Four Seasons Resort Seychelles for the same issue. Such productivity! And I still managed to watch the barely-entertaining, often-embarrassing duo of Ricky Gervais movies so thoughtfully chosen by American Airlines. more»

One Love

onelove2.jpgThought I would post my article for the One&Only Cape Town resort that ran in the August issue of Robb Report magazine. The full, more legible article is online here. I was quite pleased with the way the photos correspond with the text—although, apparently, my editor now thinks I’m some sort of lush due to my opening paragraph.

Nobu + Maze

nobumaze.jpgA little bit more of the One&Only Cape Town. These are the two restaurants in the resort, Nobu and Maze. I’m no connoisseur but I will say the the food was absolutely fantastic. Springbok, Crocodile, Kudu, Kingklip, and Cob were all new to my palate and each was better than the last. Oh, and of course, I loved that origami sculpture snaking along the ceiling of Nobu. more»

One&Only Cape Town

mainsuite2.jpgKerzner International’s One&Only resorts opened their first urban property in Cape Town on April 3–although you’d never know you were in a metropolitan area from the look of the lushly landscaped islands they created to make quite the little tropical oasis. I guess they got the island-building bug from another Kerzner property, Atlantis the Palm in Dubai. As is often the case when visiting a luxury resort like the One&Only, the bathroom was my favorite part, with a lovely egg-shaped tub, frosted glass doors, and a rainfall showerhead that made me cry when I came home to my pathetic New York apartment shower. more»