One&Only Cape Town. – Together with The One And Only Hotel Cape Town and Manley Communications, I had the great pleasure of co-hosting the #OOCTInstaWalk for a selection of International Lifestyle and Travel Journalists attending the We Are Africa event in Cape Town, taking to the streets of Bree Street for an exploration by foot.
Curated in partnership with Ian Manley and accompanied by the ever charming Seth Shezi, we started at the OOCT Vista Lounge for a One&Only Cocktail before our first INSTA Stop at the NEO Boutique to choose a Zoja ‘thread’ bracelet.
From there a short drive to Hemelhuijs for canapés and a look at their everyday luxury, taste some of their offerings and admire the homeware collection.
Next up the new and much talked about Villa 47 Bree Street Cape Town for a charcuterie tasting and Aperol Spritz. My first.
A new culinary concept celebrating Mediterranean and Asian cuisine and showcasing authentic ingredients within three unique restaurant environments. The first to launch was Locanda, a relaxed Italian bistro offering regional speciality dishes prepared by Italian Chef Vittorio under the leadership of head Chef Clayton Bell.
But we were in the newly opened Stuzzico upstairs with its vibey tapas bar that brings innovative flavour creations in an ever-evolving menu in a raw setting with the original brick work complimented by the contemporary furniture and a hand-carved wooden bar.
We then enjoyed a very privileged sneak preview of the ShortMarket Club with Wesley Randles, previously of The Pot Luck Club, who together with Luke Dale-Roberts is set to open the doors of this exciting new space on 1 June.
We stepped up and over the last of the construction rubble to admire the centrepiece antique Argentinian door frame they found in Woodstock and the décor and design by Sandalene Dale-Roberts as Wesley created an image of what awaits us here.
Walking further up Bree Street our next stop was an inspired introduction to Wild Olive African Artisans on Pepper Street. Started in 1997, when pharmacist founder Marioara arrived in Cape Town and set out to create a natural soap suitable for those with sensitive skin. By 2007 they were restructuring and expanding the product range, as well as employing a large group. Authentic, passionate and true to their philosophy, the story is heartfelt and the products pure and blissful.
The gloriously relaxed Jane Broughton relaxed into the environment.
The last stop was the very cool Mulberry & Prince on Pepper Street, where we enjoyed a glass of bubbly. Here contemporary New York style meets Cape Town’s need for the new and the deliciously hip. Offering gorgeous meals by this dynamic pair who have gained much international experience in their lead up to settling in this pink and grey designer touched space …
What a triumph of a day and so proud to be part of this phenomenal team showing off the heart of our city, from the ground up.
Happy to announce that this collaboration will grow on to be made exclusively available to One&Only Cape Town guests in the future. I much look forward to being part of the team. For queries do contact Ian Manley.
Find more pics at #OOCTInstaWalk on Instagram.