Who am I?
My name is Lydia
I am a girl from the northern suburbs of Cape Town who went against nature and fell in love with Johannesburg. I work in wine. A subject I am rather passionate about.
I grew up in a house where our atlas was used so often by the time I reached high school it was falling apart. With family scattered all over the globe I am sure traveling is in my blood. Different from most travel writers I consider most things to be an adventure. Even just venturing to undiscovered places in the next town.
Seeing I live miles apart from my family and many good friends this is my blog to them. And everyone else I meet along the way. (This now includes you too. )
I find things, I share them. I eat things, I share them. I use things, I might recommend them. I feel things, I write about it.
Lets go get lost shall we?
Join me on my drinks journey. I want to find the best local beers, the most comfy coffee spots and the coolest places to indulge in a good wine.
Food brings people together. What better way to get to know a place than to pull up and have a bite to eat at the best local spot.
I have always been a story teller. I love watching peoples faces when I tell the about mad things we got up to or ghost stories about the wine estate. If I can live a life filled with stories, I have lived well.
Latest from the Blog
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What I do
Eat. Drink. Write. Share.
Wine & Vines