PLACES, Restaurant time

Fishermans Plate

May 21, 2015

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If any of you are fans of Chinatown in Cyrildene then you will be familiar with the next place I’m going to write about, Fishermans Plate. This is one of Cyrildene’s gems, but let me warn you from now you’re not going their for the decor, you’re going for the food.

What it lacks in interiors, which come in the form of mismatched office furniture chairs, fluorescent lighting and a very bright orange mural on the wall, it makes up for in it’s food. I suggest you don’t eat anything before you go, so you can stuff your soon-to-be fat round face with lots of different things off their menu.  Continue Reading…

clothes, FASHION, GIVEAWAYS

Mango Winter 2015

May 19, 2015

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The other day I got to go into Mango to check out their latest trends and I got to take home a couple of items for myself. They have such awesome pieces to choose from that I found myself going round and round in circles looking at everything twice, because I couldn’t make up my mind on what I wanted.

They have all the latest trends from 70’s inspired garments, to tartan, to military, to oversized coats and more. I picked a few things and then Anna-Belle and I staged a shoot in a small pine forrest on Sloan Street in Fourways. I thought it would be cool to show you guys what I got and then ask you if you want any of them? Yip, I have a R1000 Mango gift voucher to GIVEAWAY to one of you guys, so you too can go in-store and buy something that takes your fancy.

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baked goods, My Recipes, RECIPES

Baked Strawberry Cheesecake

May 17, 2015

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It was Shane’s birthday this weekend and we had a small dinner party for him at our flat. He wanted a baked strawberry cheesecake as his birthday cake and so I went in search of a nice recipe.

If you have ever made a baked cheesecake you will know that they can be a mission and quite pricey. The recipe I used is nice in that it’s not too much of a mission, but you will still be spending a fair amount on ingredients, because it calls for mascarpone, cream and loads of cream cheese, yip all things delicious and healthy. But it’s worth the spend because the end result is a creamy, tart but sweet strawberry flavoured treat that will have you hoping no guests arrive so you can eat the whole thing alone and in the dark.

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interiors

I would live in Copenhagen

May 13, 2015

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I came across this beautiful 90 odd square metre apartment located in the East of Copenhagen and I instantly fell in love with it. There is just the right amount of colour and charm in each room and it looks like such a loved home.

I really like it when people take small spaces and make them into little masterpieces.

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COOL STUFF, photography

Nina James at 9 months and 12 days old

May 11, 2015

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My Nina James is 9 months and 12 days old. Yip she is nearly one years old, nearly 365 days have past since this little creature came into our lives. I haven’t written one of these posts in a while and seeing as Sunday was Mother’s Day (hope you all enjoyed yours), I thought I would type one out.

Nina has changed so much, not only physically but mentally too, she is a real little character, a wonderful little character. She has started crawling and is all over the place like a intrepid explorer. I don’t think it’s going to be long before she starts walking, because she is pulling herself up onto everything and subsequently pulling everything down that is in front of her. There have been no ceramic casualties yet, but I’m sure that’s going to change soon!

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art, DESIGN

Justine Mahoney

May 11, 2015

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A friend of mine uploaded a photo of Justine Mahoney’s work on Facebook and I fell in love with it instantly. Justine Mahoney is an artist based in Cape Town who she makes the most amazing sculptures. They remind me a little bit of Francios Van Reenen’s work, but they’re still really cool!

I think I need and not want the sculpture above of the twins, it’s so awesome.

– Justine Mahoney’s current work is based on one seminal miniature sculpture which recall’s her first memory. At the age of three she was hospitalised for a bone degenerating disease in her left leg, a plaster cast was worn for that year. Her work deals with the struggle of life. Emotional and physical states are represented by an array of growths, swellings, attachments and almost parasitic mutations. An army of toy soldiers multiply. Siamese twin, freak, maimed, wounded, weighted, monstrous, transformed children belie their perfect toy like surface. 

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