Japan you are my favourite.16. April 2014

A few months a go Desmond and The Tutus went on their second tour of Japan and this time around Anna-Belle and I got to go with for the last couple of shows and then we spent a good while there exploring the city and basically falling in love with everything about it.

Whilst I was there one of the guys showing Desmond around introduced me to such a cool app called RoadMovies – how it works is, you film 1 second clips and it pieces them together for you to make a 24 second clip. So you can sum up a whole day in 24 seconds, it’s really awesome. I took a a whole bunch of videos like this and yesterday I spent pretty much my whole day chopping them up and editing them back together to form one long movie to one of my most favourite songs. I actually got quite emotional yesterday, because Japan has really been one of the best holidays and cities I have ever been on/to and I don’t think we’ll ever go back there and if we do it’ll never quite be the same…which is cool, that’s what’s memories are for I guess (insert smiley face here).

So here’s my video, hope you guys enjoy watching it as much as I enjoyed making it. I also thought I would include some Instagram photos I took that I didn’t post here.

Ps: Japan I miss you.

Japan I love you from angie on Vimeo.

 

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Some other posts I did on Japan:

Smile, you’re in black and white in Japan. / Sweeeets. / Nakano Boulevard. / Japan you beautiful beast, I’m going to miss you. / We ate. We saw. / Sushi and Slappy Cakes. Oh Slappy Cakes, how I miss you. / Japan – View from the top – part 1 / Japan – View from the top – part 2

 

 

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Eric White – paintings16. April 2014

Saw these awesome paintings on this site, they’re by a New York based artist called Eric White. Check them out…

- Eric White is a New York based-painter. He studied at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. His palette and imagery seems to come straight from somewhere between a Hitchcock film, the Twilight Zone, and a 1980s living room. Many of his paintings are also titled and based off scenes from old movies…

 

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Baby and I got some new threads…11. April 2014

Last night I went to the Mr Price Winter Launch at their store in Sandton City. And as always they put on such a good show. There were awesome snacks and photo booths and marshmallow toasting stations and this time they had personal stylists to help you put some looks together, if you wanted. Last night I picked up this full black circle skirt that I spotted at the breakfast preview they threw for us a while back. I have been waiting for it to come into store and now I finally have my hands on one, but it’s going to have to wait till baby Shangie is here before it sees the light the of day, because at the moment me in a full circle skirt is flipping hysterical.

I also picked up this sweet fox tote bag, which are in-store now and the cool part is that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of these bags goes to the Red Cap Foundation, which is awesome.

I thought I would also show you one or 2 things that I’ve picked up for our baby girl. Damn baby clothing is so addictive, there is such cute stuff out there. I literally feel like I have to have a clothesminder (yes I made this word up) with me every time I go to the shops.  I think by the time she comes she might have more clothes than me.

 

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Leggings from Cotton On

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This babygrow is from Country Road

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The above pieces are from Cotton On, except the cat t-shirt, that came from my mom-in-law, I think she got it from Toys Are Us.

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The Tart Tart11. April 2014

Stumbled across this super cool food blog called The Tart Tart, it’s run by Linda, a Brooklyn-based freelance writer and photographer and it makes me so hungry I could cry massive hungry tears of sadness. It looks likes she’s a beast in the kitchen as well as behind a camera, because everything on her site makes your mouth and eyes water.

I have a lot of baking to do today for some orders and for a friend’s birthday, so last night I went looking for some inspiration, found it here definitely.

- I’m originally from the San Francisco Bay Area, a.k.a. Elysian Fields of the most spectacular produce on the planet, from where my love for fruits and vegetables was born. On any given Saturday, you can find me at the Union Square Greenmarket, stalking stalks [of celery] and heads [of cabbage]. Otherwise, I’m probably cooking in my tiny New York kitchen, photographing the fruits of my labor in a designated work space way out in the boondocks of my apartment, or siphoning off the wifi at my local cafe.

 

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Tomato soup 

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Fig Tartlets

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Brooklyn blackout cake

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Butternut squash, sage and pine nuts pasta

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Decadent hot chocolate

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Blueberry sour cream ice-cream

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Apple cider doughnuts

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Sweet Potato Fries

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Honey Cupcakes

PistachioCake

Pistachio cake with honey buttercream icing

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Japanese strawberry short cake

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Paneer Curry

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Black Sesame Macarons

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Chocolate thumbprints cookies

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Summer Greek style pasta

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Asparagus tempura

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Ice cream sunday10. April 2014

If you are looking for something to do this Sunday in Johannesburg that’ll have your sweet teeth doing the Macarena in your mouth, then look no further than Unit 8, 16 High Road, Bramley, Jo’burg. This Sunday is the launch of Ice Cream Sunday, which is a collaboration between Dope Donuts, Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream and UNIT8 [run by Prep'ed by Sasha]. This event is set to be a monthly day of indulgence, so every last Sunday of the month, get your stretchy pants out and head on down to UNIT8.

I mean you’re being promised donuts and then ice-cream (and not just any ice-cream, Paul’s homemade ice-cream) on top of said donuts, what could be better, I’ll tell you what – a dozen of them waiting for you in a dark, secluded place where no one can see you. Mmmmmmm.

My friend Mikasa Sonnenberg designed these cool posters, I like them a lot.

Happy don-creaming xx

 

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Leah Goren – F/W 2014 scarf preview09. April 2014

Leah Goren is one of my most favourite designers, her stuff is playful and light and she paints and creates her own patterns, how cool is that? Here is her F/W 2014 scarf preview, I see she’s included her well-known cat head print, which is always nice to look at, but all I’m saying is can I have the tiger scarf immediately please and a thank you. Shoo so nice.

These amazing photos were taken by Amber Byrne Mahoney 

 

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