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Hospitality Design

A Guide to Running a Practice: Part 1 Getting Paid Or what are Professional Fees, and how are they paid? My grandparents on both sides of my family were farmers. It was drummed into me at an early age that money was earned and that the way to earn it was to work hard....
Happy Chappies

Happy Chappies

Cape Town is a large sprawling city, with the Independent Republic of Hout Bay its far flung easternmost suburb on the way to Cape Point. With the Seven Sister mountain chain the backbone of the area Hout Bay is separated from the rest of Cape Town by mountains...
Design Revisited:Cube/HotelMy Tyrol

Design Revisited:Cube/HotelMy Tyrol

Since my stay in 2010 the Cube hotel has become an Accor operated property, and is now branded as Hotel My Tirol. It is an old belief amongst hoteliers that it is not the first owner or developer who makes money from an hotel but the third, and it seems that that is...
Long and Winding Road

Long and Winding Road

“Living is easy with eyes closed Misunderstanding all you see It’s getting hard to be someone but it all works out It doesn’t matter much to me” (Strawberry Field Forever- the Beatles) Funny how on this long and winding road, life goes along. Just three...
The Wrong Shoes, eh Gromit?

The Wrong Shoes, eh Gromit?

It stands erect, ringed in red and white. The dark wilderness of its base set aside from the billowing white up swelling of the chalk cliffs behind it. Thrusting upwards in public warning, its tip glazed and different to its shaft, it stands out by day attracting the...
An African Gem: Bushmans Kloof

An African Gem: Bushmans Kloof

I fell in love with Africa in 2008. I had visited the continent before, as a child in the 1960’s, visiting Tunisia and Libya. I had experienced the Arab Africa, the souks, the Sahara and the Saharan Atlas, in my teenage years. Its landscape and brilliant light forever...