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DAYLIGHT

September 16, 2018


So as a Capetonian you are NEVER allowed to wish the rain away, like ever. That shit is ingrained in us for the rest of our lives, however I am inclined to a little sunshine. In the mood for daytime linen sack dresses and silk slips to dinner, I guess this year the European summer has never been more documented on social media and even though we all know the reality is not what it always seems… summer is calling. And I am ready.
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SNOW

September 10, 2018


Finding snow at the Southern most tip of Africa really is a bit of a mind-f$#*k just because you don’t naturally associate the two. But thats not to say that you won’t ever see ice capped peaks in and around the plains of Africa. There are actually a few places in Morocco, Algeria, Lesotho and of course South Africa where snow visits each year. I’ve seen snow in Europe before, mostly when I was young on family holidays but to think we spotted snow less than 3 hours away from Cape Town?
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WOLSLEY GETAWAY

August 27, 2018


We are weekend people, not that we only live for the weekend – because that would be wasting your life away working just to be free for 2 days. So no, not in that sense but we like to (let’s say) utilise it to it’s most maximum capability. In layman terms we like to leave the bustling city and head out into the surrounding landscape. With Cape Town traffic; on a Friday you really have no other option but to leave the city by 2/3pm… else you just sit bumper to bumper building up negative energy. We are lucky  that both Luke and I can manage to wrap up our days and be ready for an afternoon lift off, which is precisely what we did heading into the Wolsley, Ceres region this weekend. We nestled ourselves in the Boland on a pristine working berry farm called Palmietvlei, home to the most beautiful accommodation; The Riverstone House. They actually have two sets of rentals on the farm, a house that can sleep about 8 and a very cool container-turned home called FamTin where we stayed for 2 nights, which can sleep 4.
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PRESSURE

July 24, 2018


It’s been a tough two weeks tbh, starting your own business comes with serious ups and downs and I feel like the outside pressure ‘of doing well’” can be crippling. Especially in the early parts of building your own thing, social media is a tool used to help you market but can also give you ALL of the anxiety while you watch other people/ brands look like they are killing it in the game. And thats because A) you got to fake it until you make it – by keeping up the facade that all is splendid and B) noone wants to show their sad/bad/a tad average days. Unfortunately thats the reality of this new world, and I constantly have to remind myself not to compare or envy others – because the truth is you never really know whats going on behind the curtain.
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KHAMA RHINO SANCTUARY

July 19, 2018


Just outside of Serowe in Botswana was one of the most beautiful experiences we’ve had so far traveling Southern Africa – the Khama Rhino Sanctuary. It’s a wildlife project set up in ’92 to assist with the fast-pace diminishment of the rhino. What they have done for the species in this magical place truly brought me to tears. To see how the government has directed its military resources to the conservation of an almost extinct breed of animal was truly an eye-opener.
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