Around Town – Cape Town

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Just a few photos of wandering around and exploring amazing Cape Town.  It is such a beautiful place that it was hard to actually put down the camera because I wanted to capture every single thing.  I do however, have a couple of bones to pick with the city –  the first is that everything (except for the bars) closes at 5:00pm, no joke! The second is that it is squeaky clean (!!) which, I know sounds really strange but from what I had read online (like THIS), I expected to see a lot more graffiti and street art.  I guess the police must really be cracking down because I also saw a homeless man get TOLD just for sitting around.  My next few weeks will also be spent at the gym … we walked a lot but you’ll see from the photos that we basically did a restaurant tour of South Africa.  The food was AMAZING and the wine is just  a whole other story (enter Pinotage, the new love of my life).

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I like to keep my outfits as simple as possible when I’m on the kind of vacation that has me walking around and exploring all day. I had my scarf in my bag for the air conditioning but otherwise the weather was great so I kept it light and airy. pants: Club Monaco / tank top: Adriano Goldschmied / Shoes: Birkenstock / Bag: Baggu

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

What? … Anybody?

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Hand painting the staircase in vibrant colors

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

WDC2014 has Cape Town hosting over 460 transformative design projects throughout the year. I was able to get to one of their hubs to learn about plans that will transform an old building (see next photo) into an amazing museum of contemporary african art.

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

High tea! The Mount Nelson Hotel is so classic and iconic. I kept imagining old guys in white linen suits talking about the possibility of a second world war.

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Boulders Beach, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Boulders Beach – yes, you’re about to see penguins in the sand

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Boulders Beach, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

La Colombe Restaurant

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

We had no room for an actual dessert but they gave us some candy to choose from. The marshmallows were amazing and the chocolate, caramel and sea salt truffles were THE MOST INSANE THING EVER

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

La Petite Ferme in Franschhoek

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La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com Top: Suzanne Rae / Shorts: TNA / Shoes: Birkenstock / Bag: Baggu

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

La Petite Ferme, Franschhoek, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com The Old Biscuit Mill, an on crack (I mean that in the BEST way possible) and much more affordable version of the Brooklyn Flea. Basically where I would spend every weekend.

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

 

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

Cape Town, South Africa via youmademelikeyou.com

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