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Instantly recognisable for his elegant hats and sense of style, Seth Shezi is a freelance writer, photographer and creative director of his creative consultancy He has just won the prestigious title of GQ’s Best Dressed Man of 2018. “It’s a huge style accolade that a lot of us imagine and low-key wish for, but never imagine would happen,” he says. “I mean it’s GQ! Women have Vogue and for us, GQ is the single most enduring and iconic men’s fashion Bible.” He’s a huge supporter of our local fashion industry. “I use my creative aesthetic to show people how they can incorporate local, more Afrocentric designs to their mainstream wardrobes. Through my published writing and social media, I promote the fun, expressive side of fashion and give young designers a platform that might give them their break.”

Seth finds living in Sea Point helps him balance the juggling act of his busy working life. “The mix of people presents me with many great subjects to profile or write about. The area is beautiful so for photography I never need to look further than my own hood. Lastly, I’m an ocean-loving person – yes, I’m the no-plastic-straws guy – so living near the ocean is very rejuvenating and soothing.”

Home Sweet Home

Seth has lived in Sea Point for about seven years now. “After spending four years cooped up in the lovely yet cloudy and rainy Rondebosch during varsity days, I wanted somewhere with improved chances of good weather, and the Atlantic Seaboard lured me worth its promise of an extra hour of sunshine and sunset views.” It’s also the only place he can think of in Cape Town that is truly cosmopolitan. He says, “There’s a decent mix of people across income brackets living considerably close to each other. Property prices vary so much from Main Road to Beach Road, Regent or Ocean View Drive – it’s a true melting pot.”

He found his flat the good old-fashioned way on Gumtree, “It’s a small lock-up-and-go. The place literally floods with natural light. Being high against the mountain means there is no noise at all except for the chirping birds and being able to enjoy the unique vantage point and see the ocean, even if it’s from far compared to Beach Road.”

Hidden gems

Seth loves the addition of the Green Point Urban Park which is used by the three “Point” suburbs (Mouille, Green and Sea Point) “It has been a great way to make the area outdoorsy, more family oriented and inclusive – the sight of families from outside the city enjoying the park, the promenade and some Creamery iIce cream is becoming a constant.” He also enjoys the outdoor gym on the promenade. “It’s surprisingly good, and handy to break your prom run with a few circuit lifts.”

The Artem Centre has several shopping gems worth looking up, “Fans of Aesop are going to be delighted with a new Sea Point boutique, Sans, which stocks the luxe brand – along with premium natural linens and organic fresh produce. The Artem Art Gallery is worth a visit, and delicious pastries from the Coco Safar are a worthwhile treat – also it’s one of the most elegant interiors in the entire neighbourhood.”

Another coffee mecca is Mischa Coffee Showroom. “Their ground coffee beans are my favourite – it’s the best place to grab a coffee to go and beans to brew at home.”

Perfect Sunday

Seth says his ideal Sundays are often lazy. “It’s my favourite time to spend at home and prepare for the week ahead. I’ll often be tending to the overgrown jungle’s worth of plants around the apartment and then a slow lunch on the patio at La Mouette, followed by a full promenade walk towards the lighthouse.”

Sea Point is the only place I can think of in Cape Town that’s truly cosmopolitan, with a decent mix of people across income brackets living considerably close to each other. It’s a true melting pot. The ocean as well as the extra hour of sunlight doesn’t hurt either.
Seth Shezi

About Seth Shezi
Writer, photographer and stylish menswear influencer, Seth Shezi produces dynamic content for names such as Business Day Wanted magazine, Condé Nast Traveller, Jo Malone, Woolworths, Country Road and Jekyll & Hide. He’s currently growing his creative content agency,, developing long-term brand partnerships, and kicking off a YouTube talk show, all with his own inimitable style. Visit


  • The Shop: sustainable bistro fare with flair
  • La Mouette: tasting menus and lazy lunches
  • Posticino: authentic Italian pizzas
  • Scheckter’s Raw: healthy vegan treats
  • Kleinsky’s: bagels
  • Jarryd’s: breakfast smoothie bowls and light meals
  • Mischa Coffee Showroom: coffee heaven
  • Coco Safar: delicious pastries and lunches


  • Walk, run or cycle the Sea Point Promenade
  • Picnic in Green Point Urban Park
  • Stroll down Regent Road enjoying boutiques, cafes and restaurants
  • Sundowners on Saunders’ Rock Beach
  • Sea Point Pavilion for salt water swimming pools

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