Sunday, 20 April 2014

SOUL FOOD


My home away from home is the beautiful and tranquil Bushmanskloof, Wilderness Reserve and Wellness Retreat, one of the gems of the Relais & Chateaux resorts in Africa, hidden away in the rocky mountains of the Cederberg in the Western Cape. This is no place to count calories, as a large amount of time is spent taking part in the culinary activities happening virtually around the clock. With all the meals served, very little time is left for taking part in all the other activities on offer, from archery to fly fishing, rowing to hiking, or simply meandering through the organic garden admiring the prolific abundance of fruit trees and vegetables ripe for the picking. This is a place where you can simply sit back, have a pedicure or massage, or stare at the view and watch time go by, or do as much as you like as there is a lot on offer. The value of being miles away from the bustle of every day life and it's routine, allows you to take charge of your soul and simply relax, stocking up on vitamin D and languishing around the pool. Fashion here, takes the form of comfortable safari gear, consisting of cargo pants and light weight clothes, a huge sunhat, sunglasses and plenty of ultra violet protection. With temperatures soaring well into the 30 degrees celsius, it's no place to sport swanky fashion or make up. This is a perfect opportunity to give your skin a break by simply slapping on generous layers of moisturizers. No high heels or trendy clothes required, just comfortable attire and your hiking poles needed here! The best way of absorbing the tranquility is to pamper yourself in the spa if you can find time amongst feeding sessions! My biggest concern is how to stay in shape to be able to fit into the same clothes as before the weekend, so off I am to the rocky hills to burn up my breakfast........ Needless to say, taking a break from dressing up is a huge comfort, at least for now. The value of being pampered with a scrub from the B Africa spa products is what 's on my to do list.....after all, style is not only about being dressed. Happy Easter to all!