Diary of a Blogger – March 2019

March was good month in the life of this local Capetonian. While my favourite season, Autumn, kicked in there was lots to see and do. Here are some of my favourite memories from March 2019:

Ed Sheeran Live in Cape Town

Ok I didn’t realise that Ed Sheeran would play his ENTIRE SHOW by himself! YES! He used his loop station to create each and every track. I did not expect that and it was pretty darn impressive.

My Mom and I headed to the show at Cape Town Stadium where he opened the show with Castle on the Hill, which is one of my favourite songs and played Shape Of You, my Mom’s favourite so we were both stoked.

The nearly two hour show (over 2 nights) had Capetonians singing at the top of their (some bad) voices and had families enjoying a great night out.

Chicago Live at the Artscape

Pook and I had a double date week having attending Ed Sheeran AND Chicago live at the Artscape. Chicago was brilliant, definitely one of the best shows I’ve seen in Cape Town due to the cast’s capable singing, dancing and acting. Usually you can tell if someone isn’t good at one of the 3 crucial musical theatre elements but this cast hit it out the ball park.

The band was also brilliant, adding so much to the show including drama and humour. Once the lights went on, the band kept playing and pretending they were part of the acting cast. It was most entertaining and a real treat.

If it comes back to Cape Town, catch it while you can!

Pook & I only SLIGHTLY over excited at Chicago!

Black Sun Empire at Pressure

I’ve already written a blog post about Black Sun Empire live in Cape Town so head over the full blog post to see more.

Weekend Away in Franschhoek

My lovely IG crew headed out to Franschhoek for the weekend where we were lucky enough to stay in a house RIGHT in the centre of town. We braais, had a few toots in town, visited a wine farm and speak easy before chilling at home most evenings.

More about where we stayed and what we ate coming soon!

Richland Rum Launch

I was invited to a rum event at the One and Only hosted by Richland Rum. One of America’s only single estate rums, it was interesting to learn about brand and essentially the history of sugar cane, alcohol manufacturing and rum making within the States.

5 Lessons About Richland Rum

  1. Richland is actually the name of the town where the rum was born – Richland, and is known as the Spirit of Georgia.
  2. Richland rum is a single estate rum, which is similar to a single source liquor. It means that every step of the rum making process is conducted on the estate with no external influencers or products. So everything is grown, distilled, produced and shared from the estate itself.
  3. All the sugar cane used to produce the rum is grown on the estate in sustainable ways as to preserve the land.
  4. The sugar cane syrup used for the rum is cooked down in cast iron kettles honoring century old traditions.
  5. The rum is aged between rum and virgin white oak barrels, which flavours the rum organically and over time indicating when it’s ready to be bottled.

And that’s a wrap! 6 great memories from the month of March 2019. Thanks to everyone who watched my InstaStories as I went along, it’s been great fun. See you next month!

 

 

 

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