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Witklipfontein Eco Lodge

August 23, 2018

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Aaaaa man am I so happy to share this next post with you guys! One because the place I’m about to show you is epic on another level, I’m talking Grand Design scale and two it’s not only one of the most amazing houses I have ever stayed in, but it’s also completely off the grid and only an hour and a half away from Johannesburg.

My friend Leigh told me about Witklipfontein Eco Lodge a couple of weeks ago and when I went and had a look at their website I was blown away by the sheer beauty of it and after she came back and said that in real life it’s even better, I knew that we had to take a drive out to Vredefort (near Parys) for a couple of days to pretend wholeheartedly that this beauty of a house belonged to us.

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COOL STUFF, places to go

Made By Jewellery

June 6, 2018

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You know when you’re sitting at home on the couch thinking, I wish I could do something that I’ve never done before just so I can try it out and see if it’s something that I like? It’s so cool doing things that are out of your comfort zone, things that challenge your creativity in a way that is so different to what you do in your everyday life.

I love making things with my hands, I always have ever since I was a little kid. In fact, I still have a few pieces of pottery I lovingly carved and moulded for my parents when I was in Primary School, granted I can’t tell what one or two of the items are supposed to be, so I’ll just say that I have an awesome collection of ashtrays and…paperweights. That’s the best part about pottery I guess when in doubt about a piece, it can always just be a paperweight.

A little while ago a couple of my friends, Henriette Botha and Nikki Sherman, who have started their own very pretty jewellery line called Made By started hosting an array of Ring Carving Workshops at various venues in and around Joburg and I thought it would be cool to try my hand at ring making. I thought I wear rings, I like rings and who knows maybe I’ll land up making something that becomes a family heirloom one day.

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PLACES, Travel & Restaurants

Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar

August 22, 2017

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I hardly ever venture out of my little bubble when it comes to working in coffee shops or shared work spaces etc. I don’t really like driving far and by far I mean anywhere further than 5km hehe. When I have to go to say Fourways, for example, I take a deep breath and prepare myself for the looooooong drive. I know I know, I’m ridiculous! What can I say, I like my neighbourhood.

A couple of days ago Anna-Belle and I decided to go have lunch at Naked Kitchen & Coffee Bar in Morningside. We had seen a bit about it online and so thought we would have our weekly catch-up there and I’m super happy to say that I’m glad we did! Not only was the coffee really good, but the food was amazing with a capital A, not sure how that makes a difference to the actual word, if it makes it more impactful or what, but it’s a saying I’ve grown up with so I’m whipping out!

The head chef whose name is Amazing Sasha with a capital A makes food that smells, looks and tastes amazing (word of the day).

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PLACES, Travel & Restaurants

kamers 2017

April 27, 2017

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If you guys are looking for something fun to do this public holiday or over the weekend then you should definitely pay South Africa’s biggest pop-up event Kamers a visit. It’s being held at one of the most beautiful establishments in Joburg, St John’s College and is on from April the 26th to April the 30th.

It was my first time visiting Kamers in over 3 years and I must say there were quite a number of stalls that took my credit cards fancy, which I was pretty pleased about. I got to discover a few new local brands which I had never heard of before as well as see some in real life that I follow and admire on Instagram. I was really impressed by the whole set-up, there is loads of space so you don’t feel like you’re on top of the stranger next to you, trying on their 5th pair of sunglasses, while you try to suck down a gourmet churro (yes there is a churro stand!!!) there is also a nice mix of stalls selling everything from clothing to jewelry to kid’s clothing/toys to skin care items to antiques and the list goes on.

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PLACES, Travel & Restaurants

Cube Tasting Kitchen

October 19, 2016

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Now I’m not a huge fan of molecular gastronomy, I always worry that by the end of the meal which is more than likely going to be made up of a dusting of this and a foam version of that I’m still going to be hungry and slightly confused, but this wasn’t the case at Cube Tasting Kitchen.

The food, every last crumb and deconstructed molecule of it was delicious. What’s even better is that their menu is ever changing and is worked on by all the chefs in the kitchen so it’s a combination of their talents, meaning that it’s compiled and deliberated over for days before the final result is achieved.

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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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