A city after our very own hearts, Amsterdam is truly one of our favourites. We are lucky enough to have friends here to share with us their secret local spots, and new places to try out each time we visit. Flights to central Europe usually stop over in either Dubai or Amsterdam(no brainer), so we added it to our trip cause what’s summer without a weekend of canals, bitterballen and laughs with friends across the world. I made a little guide of things to do with links that we tried, tested and adored.
Finally Cape Town is basking in rain, much needed as our dams are at an all time low. But I shot these a couple weeks ago outside a cute coffee shop when the city was still dishing out sunshine and beach days.
A wondering day roaming the coastlines of Cape Town found us this little spot. I must say as adventurous as Luke and I are we never really explore the outskirts of home. We usually venture further to really feel like we’ve left the city, however on our beautiful public holiday this week we did a day drive to Pringle Bay and found this remote and private beach area. With stacks of sand dunes and no one for miles, we set up camp for the day and feasted under the sun.
I took a long weekend in the wild to clear my mind and soul after a couple work-heavy weeks. The bush always regenerates me, I think the drylands and giraffe have some mystical hold over me, like a deep rooted earth magic, old as the eagles who fly above it. We bravely did the 16 hour drive up to Otjiwarongo – an area situated in central-north Namibia. We didn’t spend anytime in the city, but it is one of the more German influenced towns in the country. The vast farm lands are mostly game reserves and hunting lodges, with a huge emphasis on conservation and buck breeding.
Fashion Week 2.0 – this time with a cooler location, less wind (not by much) and a rather large designated parking area. Stand-out shows for me personally included Ituen Basi, the assortment of designers at Fashion Revolution, Taibo Bacar, Vernac and Stefania Morland. I was hoping for a more interesting hype from some of the other African designers, but it seems 3rd year fashion school crafting is still the norm there and by our own hands.