I felt quite nostalgic this weekend, staying at a gorgeous boutique B&B called Fairview, located in the Garden Route. Throughout my childhood, my parents often brought us here to visit our good family friends that run this authentic homestead.
With it's high ceilings, genuine wooden floors, quirky and vintage details - it is rich with history and full of culture. A tranquil and refreshing setting.
We were lucky enough to be there when Papa Benks, as we affectionately call him, opened up his magnificent garden to the public. People streamed in all day to appreciate his many hours of hard work and delight in all that the garden had to offer. Which included cakes and treats made by Nelleke Elston, from Of the earth catering. She is a very good friend of mine and incredibly talented chef.
We couldn’t have asked for better weather or greater turn out. All in all, it was a major success!