The heart of any home

October 26, 2017


When you have kids just about every aspect of your life changes and that includes your home. Stuff gets moved or sold because it’s not baby friendly, things get moved up a shelf or two, your couch if you were ever precious about it soon becomes part of your kids climbing apparatus and you slowly but surely learn to let go of certain habits or rules that would have been firmly in place before the little tykes arrived

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My Recipes, RECIPES

Double chocolate and orange bonbons

October 26, 2017


Do any of you remember when your grannies slash aunts had bonbon dishes on their coffee tables in their formal lounges and when houses used to have two lounges, a casual and a formal one? They always had delicious sweeties in them and I hate the fact that you never actually come across them anymore, makes me kind of sad…Nicole and I were chatting about it the other day and so we thought that we would try making some handmade chocolate bonbons of our own in honour of that old tradition, let me rephrase that, handmade Double Chocolate and Orange Bonbons.

These bite-sized treats were dark, rich and really decadent and the fact that they have a nice pop of dark orange chocolate in the center makes you feel like you’ve hit the sweet jackpot everytime you eat one! I loved making them, it was so therapeutic and then individually wrapping each one made them feel even more special.

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My Recipes, Tastes Like Nice

Oreo Monster Pops – Halloween Treats

October 24, 2017


OOoooooooOooooohohohoooooohhh Halloween is almost upon us so I thought that Nina and I would create some Oreo Monster Pops – Halloween Treats which can be whipped up in no time and then devoured in even less! This delicious chocolate coated Oreo bites are really fun to make with your kids because you can go all out on decorations and make some crazy looking monsters covered in all sorts of yummy things to eat.

Nina really enjoyed this activity because one, it involved sprinkles my child’s favourite thing! And two she got to eat what she made afterward which I think for kids is always a bonus, in fact, I think it’s a bonus for whoever is helping them too! I won’t say no to an Oreo pop!

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MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet – 20 Years of Giving Back

October 23, 2017


I’m so pleased to announce that I’ll be partnering with one of South Africa’s most trusted and established community loyalty programmes, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet to celebrate their 20th anniversary this year. Launched in 1997 the programme raises more than R6 million a MONTH for a wide range of schools, charities, and conservation organisations and to date has over 1.2 million supporters and has raised over R500 million over the last 20 years!

During this celebratory period, MySchool MyVillage MyPlanet want to know what matters most to all of you! They want to hear which charity or school you care about and in exchange, they’re giving TWENTY lucky people a R20 000 Woolworths gift card each as well an additional R20 000 to every winner’s chosen beneficiary! How awesome?!

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Travel & Restaurants

Lau’s Restaurant

October 20, 2017


Ok, guys, I’m really amped to tell you guys about this specific restaurant because I feel like it’s one of those places that should be kept a secret but shouldn’t because the food is just so damn good!! If you’re a sucker for amazing traditional Chinese food made in an authentic and beyond delicious way, then keep reading.

My friend Ying took me to one of her family’s favourite places in Johannesburg called Lau’s Restaurant, located on the second floor of a weird building next to a petrol station in Rivonia! The inside of Lau’s is definitely not going to win any interior design awards, in fact, it looks a bit like a wedding venue gone wrong. Picture if you will, roundtables, off-peach and cream tablecloths and chair covers, dramatic curtains and loads and loads of fluorescent lighting. But trust me you’re not there for the decor, even though it totally adds to the whole experience in the best way, you are there for the food, which will have you dreaming about each dish you ordered every night until you go back.

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Churche, FASHION, photography

Churche – Peek

October 17, 2017

Churche - Peek

I’m so excited to show you guys the entire series that we (Churche) shot for a great initiative called Peek created by the Craft and Design Institute to showcase beautiful products made locally in South Africa. Peek has an online store that stocks a lot of really cool products made by an array of people who are located all over South Africa from city centers to rural areas.

We wanted to do something different in order to showcase some of the items you can buy on the site, so we ordered a variety of things that we liked and we made outfits out of them to use in our shoot. We then got the beautiful Gladys Brown onboard and shot on the amazing grounds of Hertford Country Hotel.

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