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Cape Town, South Africa guide: the best luxury hotels, restaurants and bars

Cape Town, South Africa guide: the best luxury hotels, restaurants and bars

Next on our tour of Cape Town hotels was The Silo (rooms from R24,000 or £1,000, theroyalportfolio.com), which I can only describe as being like a luxury hotel perched on top of the Tate Modern. The Zeitz Mocca (zeitzmocaa.museum) is a contemporary African art gallery, and its location and architecture are the draw. We went to visit its Gaudi-like interior, marvelling at brilliant installations and the building itself. The windows are vast convex diamonds that look out over the V&A Waterfront to one side, and out to Lion’s Head and Seapoint on the other. We were lucky enough to stay in an eighth-floor premium suite with a huge sitting room and bathroom. While Gran painted the view, I took a long bath looking out over the city as the sun went down. Source link

I Did it My Way: Zita Cobb of Fogo Island Inn, Canada

I Did it My Way: Zita Cobb of Fogo Island Inn, Canada

My career was in WDM — wavelength-division multiplexing — the optical components that have enabled the digital age. Centuries are going by now in decades. If I live a bit longer, I’ll see a few more. How do we make sense of this? What should we do? How must we behave differently? What we’ve done so far has taken us to a world on fire. After studying business at Carleton University in Ottawa, thanks to the success of the fibre optics business where I was CFO, I exercised stock options and set up a registered Canadian charity called Shorefast. Fogo Island at that point in time was threatened with resettlement, but we were saved by a film-maker, Colin Low. He had a lot of questions — which he put to the locals. Turns out they had lots of ideas. There’s a tendency to underestimate local knowledge. Through his process of making films, it was like a course in ‘how to do asset-based community development’. As a result, people here found a way and we built a …