What I… Tahlia from Too Much Loveliness

Tahlia from Too Much Loveliness is another one of the lovely bloggers I met at the Cape Town Bloggers Meetup – who knew there were so many of us right? Anyway she write an awesome food blog where she shares her favourite foodie finds around the Mother City. Some of her great loves include… cupcakes […]

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WIN a ghd Birds of Paradise Sunset styler worth R2380 from RetailBox

So lovely Becoming you readers. I have the BEST news for you today…. Yes, I am super excited to be giving away one of my all time favourite things in the world…. a ghd styler! Since my ghd styler has arrived in my life I haven’t looked back. It has made the world of difference […]

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Karoo for Kids: Our stay at Samara Private Game Reserve

During the October school holidays we hit the highway and headed north up the N1 to explore an area of South Africa that we had previously only driven through… the Karoo! At 5am on a Sunday morning we piled our car high with bags, blankets and bodies and headed off on our next family travel […]

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Summer Season Fashion Trends by Julie at Off the Rails

Earlier this month I was invited to attend the Summer Season Fashion event hosted by Julie Ranzani from Off the Rails at Kelvin Grove. This event is held by Julie every 6 months and the idea behind it is that she educates women on the various fashion trends coming up for the season ahead and […]

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How to Wear: Gladiator Sandals

Summer is sandal weather and I’ve been on the hunt for a perfect pair for a few weeks now… After browsing round the shelves of various shops I noticed that the trendiest shoe around for summer has to be the Gladiator Sandal. The ancient Romans were way ahead of their time when it came to […]

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What I… Hayley from Hayley’s Joys

I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had attended the Cape Town Bloggers Meet up and would be introducing you to a few of the other bloggers I met at the event and today I’m interviewing Hayley who blogs over at Hayley’s Joys. Hayley’s blog documents her love for all things pretty as well […]

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Top 10 tips for organizing photos to print plus WIN a R1000 gift from PrintWild!

Last week I returned from a few days away as one of the first thing I did was to plug in my (full) camera and download the photos. Well, 1024 photos appeared to need downloading. And that was just from 4 days away!! Eeeeek. Inevitably a few minutes later I got the scary “harddrive is […]

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You need to know about Pylones!

About a month ago I was invited to the opening of a quirky new shop in the Waterfront called Pylones (Americans pronounce the name “pie-lone-es” however the French pronunciation is “pee-lone”). I wasn’t quite sure what to expect as I’d never heard of this brand before but I’m so glad I went along – it […]

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Fun fashion finds for kids at Edgars

Kids grow out of their clothes so super fast that every season I find myself back in the shops restocking. My kids are both quite fashion forward – much more than I ever was as a child – they know exactly what they want to wear every day and even more so when we’re in […]

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Interview with a Trainer, Facilitator and Coach

Today I’m featuring another inspiring woman in my Women at Work series. Karen Grant is a trainer, facilitator and coach who specialises in helping women to transition through changes in their lives especially those around making the move from work to home or home to work. I met with her briefly a few weeks ago […]

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Overcoming Mommy Guilt – a guest post

As it’s the school holidays and I’m currently overcoming my mommy guilt by spending a few days with my family I thought I would ask another excellent writer, Katherine Graham, to write a few guests posts for me…. The first topic is one I think ALL moms can relate to… Being a mother is difficult. […]

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What I… Kate Els from indiKate

A few weeks ago I came across an awesome travel blog. Indikate.net is new to me but it is written by an established travel writer, Kate Els. IndiKate.net covers a range of topics from travel to running, eating out and great wines. I love the variety of travel posts she writes, both local and international […]

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A few favourites things for Spring at Constantia Courtyard plus a WIN!

Spring is here in all it’s glory and I’m really loving the sunshine, birdsong and gorgeous scents wafting through my home from the flowering bushes just outside my window! It really is a beautiful time of the year! To get into the “spring” of things I paid a visit to Constantia Courtyard recently to select a […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Root 44 Market, Stellenbosch

Last weekend I decided it was time for us to have another one of our “Family Fun Days”, a regular outing that had been a monthly highlight for our family, but had in recent months slipped from our schedule due to Saturday sport and social life commitments. So when Sunday dawned sunny and bright, I […]

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Interview with an Insurance Broker

Working women are so often given a bad rap – either you’re labeled too ambitious with no maternal instinct or you’re selfish for choosing to work over looking after your kids. There never seems to be a happy medium or space where each woman has the right to choose her own life path! As a […]

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Roadtrippin’ with Old Khaki

I was invited to the preview of the Spring/ Summer 2014 Collection for Old Khaki a few weeks back and thought I would share a few pics of their Roadtrip inspired collection with you today… I love the soft, natural colours, the gorgeous details and the interesting travel-inspired prints. They have a great relaxed vibe […]

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What I… Cleo from The Cleopatra Blog

I discovered The Cleopatra Blog, a fashion and beauty blog, after we were both contestants in the Forever21 fashion blogger competition. I loved her vibrant, colourful outfit choice (see her pic for a glimpse!) and clicked over to find out more about her… Cleopatra is a gorgeous young blogger of Greek, Swiss and Portuguese origin […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for September

So it’s the end of September – crazy times – which means I’m due to share with you my 5 favourite finds for the month! So without too much chatting let’s get on with the show… 1. L’oreal Extraordinaire Colour Riche® Liquid Lipstick Since these little lipgloss-like lipsticks landed on my desk I have not […]

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WIN: A R500 gift voucher from CNA

Recently we visited the Kruger as a family and I loved introducing my kids to the wonders of wild animals. They were super blessed to see the Big 5 up close and personal and haven’t stopped talking about their experiences since our return. One of their favourites was seeing a family of rhino and although […]

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Take a #SalsaSelfieSA and WIN

Have you heard about Salsa? This Portuguese fashion brand has been huge in Europe for over 20 years and recently they have found their way to South Africa! Certain Edgars stores stock their stunning sequined shirts and super sexy jeans! What I love about Salsa is that they meet the need that every woman has […]

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Spring & Fall Ballet

On Friday evening I went along to watch a new ballet at The Artscape Theatre called Spring & Fall. Running until Tuesday 30 September, the Cape Town City Ballet are performing 3 works by world renowned choreographer John Neumeier from the Hamburg Ballet Company. Neumeier is considered to be one of the greatest choreographers of […]

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Making jewelery with Romeo Foxtrot

At a recent Mommy Matters networking breakfast I attended I was fortunate to win a voucher for a jewelery making workshop/ party with Rouxmia from Romeo Foxtrot jewellery designs. I’ve seen Rouxmia’s gorgeous jewelery designs around and was super excited to hear that this was a new venture for her – hosting jewelery making parties […]

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Movie Review: Planes – Fire & Rescue

Exciting news for kids, parents and animated movie lovers of SA. Disney’s Planes has a sequel and it’s coming to cinemas this Friday, 25 September! I was able to get a sneak preview of Planes – Fire & Rescue last week and it was full of just as much fun and adventure as it’s popular […]

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What I… Sally-Jane from Pink Hair Girl

I met Sally-Jane at a recent Cape Town Bloggers Meetup, actually I met a lot of lovely bloggers that afternoon and I’ll be featuring a few more of them in the coming weeks, but back to Sally-Jane! Sally stood out from the crowd with her bright pink hair and constantly moving knitting needles and although […]

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Getting a revamp at Style Bar

A few weeks back while walking through one of my favourite little shopping centres in Constantia I noticed a new hair salon had opened. Well, the truth is that the old hair salon (which I had never paid attention to before) had actually had a revamp and in it’s place was the very modern and […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Facing my fears while Ziplining in Elgin

One of my biggest fears, up there with needles, snakes, spiders and being lost at sea, is heights! I’m not sure where these fears originate or why they do, but what I do know is that they are very real… I was the person clinging to the middle of the cable car on a recent […]

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How to Help: The Sunflower Fund

I’m sure most of you are familiar with The Sunflower Fund, an amazing organization that encourages and recruits donors onto the South African Bone Marrow Registry. So, today I’m just reminding you that National Bandana is coming up on 12 October 2014. By purchasing a bandana for R25 you could make a difference and offer […]

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Earthchild’s Revamped Waterfront Store plus Summer Collection 2014

Two weeks ago I was invited to the launch of Earthchild’s recently revamped Waterfront store. I loved the new look and especially the concept where as far as possible the store had used recycled and eco-friendly material to create their new look! South Africa’s first recycled concept store! For a greener approach, the Earthchild V&A […]

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What I… Liezel from Baked in the Cape

Baked in the Cape is a baking inspired food blog written by Liezel. I recently sat next to her at a Whirlpool media event and got chatting, turns out we had met previously when I was interviewed for Blogger Online Radio but probably due to my nerves at the time I don’t remember too much […]

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WIN: A night for 2 at Old Mac Daddy

Over the past few weeks I have been sharing a few posts about my amazing #SecretSunday spent in the Elgin Valley with a group of talented bloggers and influencers. Click these links to read more about the delicious lunch at Fresh on the Paul Cluver Wine Estate, the Cap Classique Wine Tasting at Charles Fox as well […]

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