Dawn of a new day

Sunrise, Cape Town CBD, 07.55am


When there are no words

Penny De Los Santos



At the moment I’m spending some time on my parents’ farm high up in the Eastern Cape mountains, and let me just say, 

that winter on the plaas is brutal!  Most of the day is spent huddling close to a crackling fire even though I have a heater in my room that stays on 24/7.

I sleep in thick hoodies, with 2 hot water bottles+2 duvets+a blanket and when I wake up- I am greeted by this idyllic sunrise…and a

frost so white that my teeth begin to chatter just by looking out the window!!!!!

Which is why this morning, I felt the perfect brekkie would be these! (with a piping hot cup of tea on the side, of course!)

Thank goodness I’m heading to the warmth of Durban tomorrow !!!


My Morning At Dear Me

On Monday morning while my car was at the ‘Doctor”, I had a few hours to kill. So I did what any warm-blooded Capetonian would do…I headed to Dear Me for some coffee to warm up!

While sipping my Latte and paging through foodie and fashion mags at the warm cosy window seat,  in walked a tall, extremely attractive individual with what seemed to be a large camera bag slung loosly over one shoulder.

After observing for a while and chatting to my friend Vanessa, it appeared that Dear Me are in the process of ‘renovating’ their website and needed some shots of the food (hense the presence of the photographer dude- who’s name I later found out was Adrian!)

Having most of the morning free and being sort of at a loose end- I was invited by Van and Adrian to ‘hang out’ at the shoot.  What fun!

Here are just a few of my own (amature) shots of the morning..

PS. Be sure to check out the new Dear Me site when it goes live!


Love the fact that even though she works day and night in a busy hot kitchen, Van remains stylish in jeans and pumps!!

Dear Me’s famous Eggs Benedict looking suitably impressive!!!

Chef de cuisine 🙂


Just a light drizzle of Gluwein syrup” .. Holy Yum !

Oh Behave!!!”

-And that’s a wrap folks !