Travel & Restaurants

Kleinkaap Boutique Harvest Festival

September 23, 2016

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A couple of weeks ago Shane and I took a drive out to good old Pretoria to experience our first ever Harvest Festival at the historic Kleinkaap Boutique Hotel. I didn’t really know what to expect but damn did we have an awesome evening. The Kleinkaap Hotel is a nearly 100 years old and the property that it’s built on is so so pretty. When we arrived we were greeted by a huge Cape Dutch Manor house and two vintage cars parked in the driveway, it felt like we had stepped back in time.

Down in the expansive garden, they had set up four long Harvest Tables under a sky of fairy lights and oak trees. It was such an awesome sight. I don’t know if any of you have ever been to a dinner like this before, but basically what happens is you find a spot at the table and you introduce yourself to whoever is sitting next to and across from you and then mountains of food gets brought out and everyone shares and eats dinner together. It was actually really awesome and the food was delicious! We also got to listen to Georgetown Band for the first time ever, imagine Kings of Leon but more folky, they were so good!

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baked goods, My Recipes

The quickest coffee cake recipe ever

September 21, 2016

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So when I say that this is the quickest coffee cake recipe ever, I mean it! My mom, who is a huge coffee cake fan came to me the other day and said that her friend gave her this recipe and apparently it’s really quick and easy to make, so I thought cool I have a spare hour let’s give it a bash and see if she was exaggerating or not.

Good news is she wasn’t and the even better news is that it tastes really really good. The actual sponge is light and airy, my favourite kind and the icing on top contains just the right amount of sweetness for the base. The cake took less than an hour to whip up and then it took us less than 2o minutes to finish hehe. Yip this house likes cake! Continue Reading…

interiors

One day I want a house but for now I’ll pine over everyone else’s

September 21, 2016

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Today on Design Files I spotted the beautiful home of  fashion designer Arabella Wilson, Chris Wilson and their two young daughters Marlowe and Lottie. This home is nestled amongst towering gum trees and can be described as Arabella puts it as ‘Rustic Robinson Crusoe’.

Shane is always trying to convince me to move into a house and I’m always trying to convince myself that I’m going to love it, but the truth is I’m quite scared of living on the ground, having a garden and burglar bars on every window and door. I wish I could get over my fears of houses because I’d love nothing more than for us to find a real ‘fix-me-upper’ where we can create our dream space. Maybe one day my stupid face will get over this fear and we’ll get to live in an awesome house with an awesome garden that has a conservatory in it! Now that would be amazing!

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FASHION, photography

Kimmy & Bear clothing

September 16, 2016

Kimmy & Bear clothing

I’m so excited to show you guys this shoot that Churche did for Kimmy & Bear’s first ever clothing collection inspired by their childhood. We were briefed by the team to come up with something whimsical and pretty and so we built three giant animals made out of real foliage that became props and playing companions for everyone on set. We really enjoyed working on this shoot because all the little models and clothes were just too beautiful for words!

The new collection comes from the fact that when the three sisters that make up Kimmy & Bear were young their mom used to dress all of them in matching outfits that she made from patterns very similar to the amazing little outfits you are going to see now.  The collection is reminiscent of those sweet childhood memories that we all have tucked away in some forgotten place. It also makes me wish that I had magical witch powers that turned children’s clothes into big people’s clothes! What about us Kimmy & Bear?!!

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Travel & Restaurants

Keyes Art Mile Rosebank

September 13, 2016

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I don’t know about you guys but I’m always super happy when something new and shiny opens up in Johannesburg. More places to visit means more places to spend cash and more places to occupy your time and get you out of the house.

Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank has just recently opened its doors and brought with it an assortment of shops, showrooms, restaurants and art galleries all neatly packaged into one place that is literally just down the road. I popped out to Keyes Art Mile the other day to have a bit of a walkabout and I must say I’m really excited about this new edition to Rosebank. I’m a sucker for art and so the fact that there are now more than a few galleries to visit all within metres of each other is really awesome. Joining Circa, Speke and Everard Read are SMAC, Southern Guild and WHATIFTHEWORLD.

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GIVEAWAYS, PLACES

Rock-a-Baby Fair

September 12, 2016

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I’m so excited for this years Rock-a-Baby Fair brought to you by the awesome sister team made up of Alex Royston, Bailey Bezuidenhout and Cheska Stark, founders of one of the sweetest Mommy blogs around called Kimmy & Bear.

The fair is the perfect place where moms and moms-to-be can discover deluxe baby goods whilst enjoy delicious food, sounds like the best afternoon right?! Chuck in a hammock that comes standard with a 40-minute uninterrupted nap and you’ve got the perfect day planned. I’m giving away tickets and an awesome hamper, details are at the end of the post!

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