They say the best spots in town are the ones your Instagram faves snap pictures from but will never tag, geo-tag or even reply the dreaded “Where is this place?” question. In ‘The Edit’, we turn to the notable creatives of industry to get the scoop. If you’re ever looking for a place to eat, enjoy the perfect sundowner, shop to your heart’s content, or make sure you always look your best (no filter), ’The Edit’ is your guaranteed insider.
Imagine having studied IT, theology and psychology, worked as a graphic designer in London and South Africa, answered a higher calling to serve as a pastor, and now pursuing your dream as a travel writer/blogger. Jared Ruttenberg, best-known as jaredincpt, is a writer and social curator with over 38 000 followers on Instagram. He strongly believes that travel helps broaden one’s perspective. As a travel and experience aficionado, you’re constantly chasing passport stamps, waking up in a new destination, enriching your own life through cultural and human connections and capturing moments, but for Jared, travel affords him a chance to think and reflect.
He recalls sitting on a remote beach in Thailand and reading a quote that made a massive difference to his life: “Don’t give the world what you think it needs, but take what makes you come alive and do that; because the world needs more people who have come alive.” What makes Jared come alive is connecting people and experiences.
The tour guide is currently sharing 52 Cape Town Hidden Gems on his website and afforded me a tour of his favourite places.