Adi and I have been dying to do a Churche shoot! The last time we worked together I was so huge and almost ready to give birth to my baby Rex. It’s been a good few months since we’ve teamed up to shoot something for our little collective and that’s why I’m so excited to share this new series with you that we created for local jewelry designer Henriette Botha’s new range.
The other day I met a couple of awesome ladies who run a local label called Koco Bino, they have a sweet little boutique in Sandton City (Shop 481) jam packed full of babies, toddlers, young kids and moms-to-be clothes and just recently they launched their very own range: Koco Bino for Kids which they invited me to check out.
Their baby range is super cute, they’ve gone for graphic yet simple designs, but all the pieces are versatile and not your typical baby stuff, they’ve had fun with stripes and crosses, polka dots and nautical bits and pieces. Their toddler range is a bit fancier but definitely worth checking out if you’re looking for something to put your little one in for a special occasion. They stock all sorts of items from hats to shoes to dresses and suits as well as cool little bits and pieces like toys, prams etc
Desmond and The Tutus have just released a brand new video for their song ‘What Am I Gonna Do With You’. It was filmed in 2016 on the band’s recent tour of Japan and it’s too awesome! I mean it was shot in one of the best cities in the world and this song is pretty damn cool too, so it’s a win-win situation.
I don’t know if it’s just me but suddenly there seem to be a lot of ice-cream shops opening up all over the place, which I’m not complaining about because I love me some ice-cream. So here I am about to tell you about the newest one I’ve come across, which has just opened up in my all time favourite suburb Illovo.
Yip Crumbs & Cream have come to my neighbourhood and they’ve brought with them the ever delicious looking ice-cream cookie sandwich. So imagine if you will an assortment of freshly baked cookies and an array of creamy ice-creams all waiting for you to smoosh together into one big happy family that you can then eat.
Sometimes all I feel like doing is stuffing my face with a magnificent custard doughnut. Ok, hang on let me rephrase that, every day I feel like stuffing my face with a magnificent custard doughnut or two. The problem with feeling like this all the time is that not many places around here sell pastries that you will literally jump through fiery hoops for, well that is until now!
It’s with great pleasure that I would like to introduce you to Shakil who owns and runs a wonderful bakery called Tonka Bean Bakery where he makes and sells artisan baked goods that are made using classic French methods, really good ingredients and a whole lot of love.
I first tasted Tonka Beans creations at Father Coffee in Rosebank and have since been completely hooked. So the other day I took a drive out to them in Fourways to meet the genius behind probably the best custard doughnut I have ever tasted! Hands down. I’m talking the type of doughnut you’d prefer to be alone with so you can eat it in private with no one around to judge your table manners or ask you for a bite!!
Every now and then it nice to bake something that requires very little effort, something that isn’t super fancy but still hits you right in the sweet spot good and proper. Yesterday I really felt like a slice of chocolate cake but I didn’t feel like the mission of making icing for it, luckily for me I’ve been saving this particular recipe in my to-bake folder for a while now and so I thought I would give it a whirl.
This cake is the perfect accompaniment for a hot cup a tea or an easy to transport snack for say a picnic or a packed lunch. As a side note, how cute is my red tiffin that I got from Pilgrimage Spaces? I’ve been looking for one for ages! I love it.