TRIPS

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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STYLE

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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TRIPS

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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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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