WELLNESS

SKIN UPDATE

June 26, 2018

I like to change up my skin care routine, A) because I like to try new things and B) I feel like my face gets used to products and then they just stop working. Which is wild… but dermatologists say it can happen. Skincare can become ineffective after a while, but everyone is unique and you’ve got to do what works.
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STYLE

PLANET

June 23, 2018

As much as Summer gives me positivity and makes rising early easy, these past few weeks of rain reminded me how depended we truly are on water. Yes the drought has created an incredible awareness in Cape Town for the conservation of our water supply, but it has also made me think of our planet. And how the seasons are so vital to the ecosystem. A set up so ingrained in our planet it will continue with or without us, but while we are here inhabiting this world we should at least give it the best fighting chance. Global warming first made serious news 30 years ago today, what have we done so far? And are all the pasts predictions coming true?
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STYLE

VINO

June 5, 2018

It’s coat season and I am so prepared to unpack the layering essentials from the storage. Do you guys pack away summer and winter clothes? I literally don’t have enough closet space to keep both all year round, but the mission is overwhelming and I wish I had an Instagram worthy walk-in cupboard. But the reality is I either do another sale/ throw out/ giveaway or continue to pull out creased crumpled bits of clothing that don’t even have their own hanger to live on.
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TRIPS

BIEWDOUW AGAIN

May 14, 2018


Biedouw valley, the perfect escape from Cape Town. We keep going back because it just doesn’t get old. Signal-less it really is the getaway you sometimes need mid month. The boys love to go riding, but I happily set up camp and read my book while keeping an eye on the potjie. I always find reflection an instant source of anxiety, like a beat-up of why you haven’t done what your set out to do, yet. But with a change in lifestyle and work especially I have learnt that things take time, even more so when you want them to be perfect. So sit back sometimes, and enjoy the nature, the beautiful flora and the loved ones you get to see sans cellphone!
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STYLE

POORBOY

May 10, 2018


Bakerboy hats, newsboy caps, poorboy; how fashion surprised us with comebacks every few years still gives me the shivers. I can remember wearing this trend as I left high school and started and university. Crazy how thats about 10 years ago, and even crazier how this trend just reinvents itself over and over again. After a serious power moment in the 90s with poorboy caps making headway at Chanel & Versace they died down and made room for the fedora, beret and it’s floppy boho counterparts. Now hunting for one of these before the made rush of fast fashion meant digging one out from the garage stash (of things I can never chuck out) / hunting in vintage or second hand stores and then finally a client from London brought me one as a gift in January this year and voila I was back on trend. Since then I have been posting on Instagram stories every time I find a new one in store for all you beauties to shop too in SA! Its May now and most of our retailers are on it, so finding them hasn’t been such a stress – but I found the holy grail last week. A black with gold chain trim and big buttons, just like the Chanel one all the supermodels rocked in the nineties, and it’s never leaving my head! Had to go all out after finding it, so here’s a look I’m rather into right now. I’ll link what I can below for you to shop.
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