Eva Peron sings Cape Town’s praises


Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOOD DESTINATIONS - BIANCA COLE­MAN

AN­GELA Kil­ian is an ac­tress who can be seen play­ing Eva Peron in Evita at the The­atre on The Bay in Camps Bay. She lives in Jo­han­nes­burg but for the du­ra­tion of the mu­si­cal is stay­ing in Bantry Bay. What do you like about that area? The view of the ocean is beau­ti­ful and it’s great be­cause you can walk to the shops or to the beach. What is your best Cape Town se­cret? A Co­coa Clas­sic smoothie from New­port Deli in Mouille Point – but you have to have it with soya milk, that’s the se­cret. Where is your favourite place to per­form? I’m lov­ing work­ing at the The­atre on the Bay. The only prob­lem is drag­ging my­self past Camps Bay beach and into work. Where would you go for a ro­man­tic meal? There is this log cabin/res­tau­rant a short train ride out­side Oslo, Nor­way, near a mag­nif­i­cent ski slope, which has the most spec­tac­u­lar views over Oslo, an enor­mous log fire and the best hot choco­late ever. I’d like to go back there some­time. It’s mag­i­cal. What is your biggest or most deca­dent in­dul­gence and where would you get it? OK, be­ing an or­ganic ve­gan makes this one tricky to an­swer. I have a very sweet tooth, and I dis­cov­ered these ve­gan desserts in a health shop in London re­cently that were raw tof­fee and ba­nana with crushed al­monds and co­conut and other yummy things. It was so over­priced it was ridicu­lous but I think I ate one ev­ery day for two weeks and may have had more than one on oc­ca­sion. I even bought two for my plane trip home. Oh great – now I’m crav­ing that and no chance of sat­is­fy­ing the crav­ing. What is your favourite out­door spot in Cape Town? I love sun­set pic­nics on Ta­ble Moun­tain. Where would you take a first-time vis­i­tor to Cape Town? Other than up the moun­tain at sun­set, prob­a­bly around Chap­man’s Peak. The scale of the moun­tain on your one side and the vast­ness of the ocean on the other is breath­tak­ing. What is your favourite drive in and around Cape Town? Start­ing at Mouille Point and driv­ing all along the ocean, over Chap­man’s and all the way around is re­ally beau­ti­ful. Where is your favourite week­end get­away? I love go­ing to Her­manus dur­ing whale sea­son, but there are so many lit­tle spots all around Cape Town. What do you like to do in your free time? I prac­tise and teach Kun­dalini yoga and I love go­ing for ear­ly­morn­ing walks along Camps Bay beach and sit­ting on those mas­sive grey boul­ders at Glen Beach for morn­ing med­i­ta­tion. Where else do you like to do yoga? Cape Town has some won­der­ful yoga stu­dios. I re­ally en­joy Gu­ru­ram­das Kun­dalini Yoga Stu­dio in Park Road, Gar­dens. What makes Cape Town spe­cial for you? One minute you can be sit­ting on a moun­tain or in a for­est and min­utes later be on the beach or a wine farm or shop­ping. What don’t you like about Cape Town, or what would you like to change about it? The wretched wind. Which I have no con­trol over. And of course Cape Town driv­ers. Which I also have no con­trol over… so why com­plain? What was your first im­pres­sion of Cape Town? Fly­ing in and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing Ta­ble Moun­tain for the first time. I fell in love and didn’t think I could live any­where else in the world. What is the quirki­est or most un­usual place you know in Cape Town? Wood­stock – with The Old Bis­cuit Mill, the an­tique shops, there is al­ways some­thing new to dis­cover. What, in your opin­ion, makes Cape Town unique? It had a fe­male mayor and you can see the dif­fer­ence. De­scribe your per­fect Satur­day or Sun­day. Us per­for mers are usu­ally do­ing dou­ble shows on a Satur­day and Sun­day so a per­fect day would be hav­ing one of those off to spend with my part­ner and our an­i­mals.


HIGH NOTES: star An­gela Kil­ian loves sun­set pic­nics on Ta­ble Moun­tain and Her­manus dur­ing whale sea­son.

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