Port Elizabethans are well acquainted with Stanley Street and its fare – from the cocktail concoctions at Salt, to the woodfire pizzas of Angelos, and the tasty tapas on offer at Two Olives. With so many restaurants to choose from, I find it difficult to stray from the options I’m so comfortable with, and explore the rest of the street in search of something new – and perhaps a new favourite to find foodie comfort in.
Last week, I attended the Nelson Mandela Bay Tourism Members ‘Tourism Experiences’ Workshop at Broughton Country Estate. The event brought together some of the best of the best in the tourism industry in the Bay, and it was a great opportunity to meet people who are excited about tourism in our city. The workshop was facilitated by Shaun van Eck a.k.a. The Tourism Coach, and during the workshop, he posed the following question to us: “What attracts visitors to Nelson Mandela Bay?” After a brief discussion, some of the delegates shared what they think attracts holidaymakers to the bay, and it made me realise how much Nelson Mandela Bay natives love their city!
As I’m writing this, I’ve remembered that I still need to design our save the dates, I need to pay the deposit for the makeup artist, and we need to look at the quotes for photographers piled up in my inbox. But just when I feel like I’m organised and that I’ve achieved a great deal, I remember that there is still so much that I need to do – from choosing bridesmaid dresses and finding my own dress, to booking a florist, a DJ and choosing a wedding cake design! It can be a little bit difficult not to panic at the thought of the enormous task ahead of us! And while we have eight months to get everything done, time goes by so quickly, especially when there are many decisions waiting to be made, and details competing for my attention!
If you’ve driven down Main Road, Walmer recently, you may have noticed a big, modern building that’s popped up out of nowhere! This building – The 1054 – is home to a few local businesses, including my new foodie favourite, Hello. It’s Me! This trendy restaurant and coffee shop is my new favourite hangout, and there are a number of reasons why it has fast become a popular spot in PE. If you’re looking for an excuse to make your way to this restaurant, here are five reasons to visit Hello. It’s Me.
If you follow me on Instagram, you may have seen that I shared that I would be trying the African Extracts Rooibos Purifying Range and doing a blog on my week long experience with three products in the range. I haven’t had a strict skin care regime for a few years, and I felt that it was time to try something new. I asked around, and when I mentioned to friends that I was looking for good, budget-friendly skin care products, African Extracts Rooibos came up a few times. Because of its good reputation, I thought I’d try three products for a week to see whether this budget-friendly skin care range gives you bang for your buck.