My Recipes

Valentine’s Day cupcakes

February 14, 2017

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Today is Valentine’s Day, so I thought I would do a quick post showing you how to make some special Valentines Day cupcakes because you know how everyone loves biting into a cupcake only to find a hidden heart, unless you’re anything like me and you miss the heart altogether because you’re too busy stuffing your face.

These little suckers require a bit more time and effort than normal vanilla cupcakes, but they’re totally worth it just to see the person you love, or the person you’re trying to tell you love be surprised by what’s inside.

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My Recipes

coffee panna cotta

February 3, 2017

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A few weeks back I stumbled across this coffee panna cotta recipe and decided to make it for our family Christmas lunch. I love panna cotta, I love the texture, the consistency, and the way your spoon effortlessly slices through it like magic. I also love the fact that it can be made into an array of different flavours from vanilla to earl gray, to chocolate and the list goes on and on.

Imagine if there was a restaurant in Joburg that only served panna cotta, I’d be their best customer! I’d also probably be as big as a house, but I’d be willing to live with that just to have this sweet sweet pudding served to me every single day! Anyone keen to open such an establishment? I really think it would work! 

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GIVEAWAYS

Win a R15 000 weekend away to anywhere you want

January 30, 2017

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Valentines Day is fast approaching and the lovely folk at Cadbury’s thought it would be cool to give one lucky person a weekend away to anywhere the winner wants to the value of R15 000! So if you’re keen to spend a couple of days away at the beach, or in the bush or around the city, all you have to do is snap a photo of yourself with a box of Cadbury’s Glow and…… Full details on how to enter are below.

NJ and I posed for a few fun snaps, maybe if I pop some mustaches onto us in Photoshop I can sneakily enter this competition too hehe.

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Travel & Restaurants

Burkleigh House

January 27, 2017

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Near the end of last year, I had myself a little baby shower with some of my nearest and dearest friends. In my head I knew I wanted to have it somewhere beautiful (obviously) and I wanted it to be a high-tea sort of affair. There are quite a few places around Joburg that do high-teas, but I didn’t want to be surrounded by other people, I wanted it to be just us. Luckily for me I landed up stumbling across a place in Ferndale called Burkleigh House, a luxury guesthouse that just so happens to have an amazing garden and an amazing high-tea.

So thanks to one of bestest friends Jo, we put together exactly what I had in my head, a baby shower that was full of colour, full of tasty things to eat and set in a place that makes you wish you could live outdoors forever.

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Travel & Restaurants

Oyster Box Hotel

January 10, 2017

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When Shane and I went on the Rovos Rail in November we started in Pretoria and ended in Durban. We had one day to spend there and so we stayed in the iconic Oyster Box Hotel situated on Umhlanga’s beachfront overlooking the Indian Ocean and it’s iconic lighthouse.

This absolutely beautiful hotel has such an interesting history attached to it. In 1863 it started out as ‘The Oyster Lodge’ and then in 1954 it was sold and turned into a tea garden, which over time became a restaurant and then The Oyster Box Hotel. The original owner of the hotel passed it onto her brother who in turn sold it to its current owners. This is the part of the story I really love – the owners Stanley and Bea Tollman were visiting the Oyster Box one day, Stan who loved the place so much and landed up proposing to Bea telling her that one day he was going to buy it and make it theirs, which is exactly what he did a few years later! Shane can I have a hotel, please?!

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Churche, DESIGN, FASHION, photography

African Bazaar

January 9, 2017

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This is a photographic project that I have really been wanting to share with you guys and now I finally can! Near the end of last year Adi and I under Churche worked together with the awesome folk from The Spanish Coalition on a little project called African Bazaar. Working with the team behind this and the amazing Emy (I mean how beautiful is she?!) was such a treat and I’m so happy with the end result. Please let me know what you think of it, I would love to hear your thoughts.

The Spanish Coalition’s (who are a great little advertising agency if you’re looking for one) concept behind this project is really cool – African Bazaar’ was inspired by the informal economy of this city. This catalogue exhibits some of the bizarre and miscellaneous things you can buy in and around the streets of Jozi. 

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