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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home stuff, My Recipes

Homemade Sweetie Pies

December 20, 2016

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I love Sweetie Pies, I don’t buy them often when I go to the shops but every now and then I spot them and they come home with me, only to be devoured like 20 minutes later on the couch. So I was thinking to myself that I’d try my hand at making some homemade Sweetie Pies that way I could change the name to homemade Angie Pies and eat as many as I want without anyone knowing. Good plan right?

I recently was invited to see Poetry’s latest SS17 Homeware collection, which is so so pretty. I landed up coming home with a few pieces, obviously, I’m a sucker for ceramics and kitchenware, especially ones with gold trimmings and swishes of pale blue paint. I also bought myself an absolutely amazing set of knives, forks and spoons from Laguiole which I’m in love with. So after my Angie Pies were made I hauled out my new kitchen loot and put together a little shoot, as one would.

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FASHION

Cotton On Kids Little Reindeer Academy

December 19, 2016

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I always love shooting style posts with Nina James, she’s become such a trooper and I’ve learned that if I’m patient and have a couple of marshmallows in my pocket she’ll play along with me. Cotton On Kids sent her the sweetest little outfit the other day with a bit of information about Cotton On Kids Little Reindeer Academy, which involves a whole family of cute looking reindeer, fun in-store activities, face painting, movies and more. So when mom is going goo-goo-ga-ga over things like this pom-pom tulle skirt then the kids are happy and entertained.

We hopped onto our roof yesterday afternoon with a bit of confetti and a small supply of the good stuff (marshmallows) and I took some shots of her running around in her new get-up. Everything she is wearing from top to bottom is from Cotton On Kids except for her shoes. She loves this skirt so much, I think if she could she would sleep in it, it’s so sweet how happy it makes her. Shame by babs.

So NJ’s New Years outfit is sorted, I, on the other hand, are going to be so big I may have to wear my duvet with some fairy lights wrapped around it as a belt! Hehe.

Hope everyone is on holiday already and loving it!

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