Cape Town 2014 World Design Capital

Following that old romantic adage, "It happens when you least expect it," I totally fell in love with Cape Town, a locale that was previously off my radar.
08/24/2012 08:46 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017
looking down at cape town from...
looking down at cape town from...

Cape Town has been named 2014 World Design Capital and recently hosted another episode of its annual Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week. I found myself visiting the South African port city for the first time, primarily to attend the latter.

During my sojourn I stayed at the luxury Table Bay Hotel, checked out some invigorating design pockets, took a cruise on a private yacht and a short side-trip to the nearby Winelands. I was delighted to discover that the basic Dutch I picked up whilst living in Amsterdam helped me to understand the gist of the local Afrikaans.

Following that old romantic adage, "It happens when you least expect it," I totally fell in love with Cape Town, a locale that was previously off my radar. Now I'm just waiting with baited breath to be invited back!

Below is a video snapshot of my journey to Cape Town during the balmy South African winter.