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Hello and welcome to my blog!

I’m Shante, an English Rose who moved to Cape Town from England in 2010 and married a very handsome South African who also happens to be a craft brewer . Together we have a beautiful daughter Rosie who is the muse for most of my blog posts.

Rose & Thorns is my outlet for a lot of emotion and personal experiences; it allows me to share my journey and the things that I enjoy – I hope that it acts as a record for Rosie when she grows up.

It houses my great loves – food, parenting, travel, wine and living abundantly.

 I love hearing from you and getting your thoughts and comments on your favorite blog posts so keep them coming!


Want to work with me?

Here’s what I can do for you:

  • Post reviews of your restaurant, tourist establishment, winery – where I have been invited.
  • Attend functions and offer social media coverage – a review and images will be at my discretion.
  • Post about your product, should it fit with my blog…or catch the attention of Rosie
  • Create content for you and share it across my social media platforms– email me for my rate card, I’m also open to trade exchanges so let me know what you have in mind.
  • Promote your brand with giveaways.

Get in touch by sending me an email (