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Winter Fashion Trends at Tom Tailor

Both my husband and I walked out the house wearing TOM TAILOR this morning… totally unplanned! We are both big fans of this edgy fashion brand and love their clothes. Since discovering the label about a year ago, the TOM TAILOR sections in various Edgars stores have become one of our go-to destinations when shopping […]

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Interview with Occupational Therapist & founder of Baby Sense, Meg Faure

I stared my Women at Work series as a place to feature various inspiring women. I wanted it to be a space where I could encourage women in the world of work. Be it young women looking for career ideas or moms who find themselves heading back to the work place afer a break or […]

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What I… Imka Bester from Glamorous Glitter

It’s Wednesday which means its time for another What I… blogger interview. This week we meet Imka Bester, a lifestyle blogger who writes over at Glamorous Glitter During the day she is a SEO copywriter and PR account manager. She loves her pugs, a relaxing Friday night in, hanging with her family and fiance, pretty […]

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Beauty Buzz: What to expect from essie for Fall 2015

My name is Kathryn and I’m a nail polish addict… Over the weekend I had a mini-makeup sort out, well actually it was just my nail polishes, and I must admit I have far more bottles than is really necessary…. but then who’s counting? Certainly not me! I tried very hard to get rid of a […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Mooiplaas

One of our favouite places to escape to every now and again is to visit our friends who live on the beautiful farm of Mooiplaas located in the Bottelary area near Stellenbosch. It’s such a tucked away place that not many people have heard of it – which is exactly why I love it. It’s […]

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So Sorbet Meadowridge is now open plus a WIN!

Recently I was lucky enough to be invited to visit the new Sorbet spa and nail bar that opened up in Meadowridge Park n Shop (tucked away in the corner next to Woolworths).     I popped in one Sunday morning to find out more about the newest Sorbet offering and to sample some of […]

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Top 10 Financial Mistakes I’ve Made (& you can avoid)

‘Live and learn’ is a wonderful motto to live by…. and one I take to heart often, but mostly because I stumble and fall and then vow not to make the same mistake again! But not only do I think this motto applies to living your own life, it also means learning from others mistakes. Watching what they have done […]

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What I… Beatrice from Mademoiselle Nomad

I recently came across a blog by Beatrice called Mademoiselle Nomad. Born in Mauritius and currently living in Cape Town, Beatrice is a tropical island girl turned sophisticated digital nomad! Her blog is all about the art of sophisticated living which is essentially living a quality life filled with joy, refinement, beauty and all the […]

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Restaurant Review: The Butcher Shop

I was recently invited to review The Butcher Shop restaurant and it happened to coincide with the week of our wedding anniversary so my husband and I too ourselves off to enjoy a night on the other end of town – Mouille Point – just opposite the lighthouse to be exact. And boy was it […]

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Interview with a Fashion Designer, Nadia Turton from LABEL Collections

Today I’m pleased to be interviewing another fabulous entrepreneur in my Women at Work series. Nadia Turton is a fashion designer who has her own clothing range and boutique shop under the name of LABEL Collections. Nadia began working in the retail industry where she learned the basics and gained an idea of what she […]

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Beauty Buzz: Maybelline Turns 100 in May

Later today I’ll be joining a bevy of SA’s best beauty bloggers and editors flying to Joburg to celebrate an amazing milestone… Maybelline’s 100th birthday! Maybelline has been an iconic name for women for the past 100 years. Almost every one of us has owned an item of Maybelline, or returned to the brand time […]

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A Frozen Party for my Five-year-old princess!

A few weeks back, at the end of April, we celebrated my daughter’s 5th birthday party with a Frozen party…. Now if you’re a mom you will know the complete stress of planning parties. They pretty much become all you can think about for a few weeks prior to the actual event and cause endless […]

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What I… Colleen Blaine from Travel.Write.Explore

Today we meet another amazing travel writer and blogger, Colleen Blaine, who blogs over at Travel.Write.Explore As a child she grew up in Botswana and Zimbabwe and holidayed throughout the Southern African bush which undoubtedly planted the travel bug! Colleen is currently a full time travel writer and shares her love of food, travel, the bush, […]

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Beauty Buzz: The Magic of Mascara

Recently I found a few more mascara’s on my desk than usual… which made me think that it might be time to do a little post about the “Magic of Mascara” and which of the many might best suit you. Mascara is one, if not THE, must-have makeup item for every woman to own. And […]

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Weekends Wanderings: Country Roads

Earlier this year we joined a group of friends on a camping trip outside Greyton. It was such a fun weekend filled with memories but one of the best experiences was when a group of us moms decided to take some time out for ourselves and enjoy a stroll in the country. We followed the […]

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WIN a New 6.5kg Spindel!

With winter around the corner I know that many of you will be thrilled with the competition I am hosting on my blog today… Yes, once again I’m giving away one of my very best favourite finds… A Spindel specialist laundry dryer. Most of us dread doing laundry during the winter months when everything takes […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for April 2015

So I missed my self-imposed deadline of the last day of the month due to all the crazy changes that have been happening in my life lately, plus the super short week… but now, one week later there are no more excuses! Here is my latest list of 5 Favourite Finds for the month 1. […]

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What I… Leilah Kirsten

I recently discovered a beautiful blog written by Leilah Kirsten, a personal trainer and Pilates instructor who aims to help women feel fitter, healthier and more beautiful through movement. I love her holistic approach to keeping both body and mind healthy with topics such as finding balance, releasing stress and building confidence!! After years of […]

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Beauty Buzz: A REN review

Today I am once again sharing my space with my lovely sister-in-law Kirsten Due to an abundance of products accumulating on my desk and a severe lack of time to trial, test, photograph and blog about everything, I occasionally ask Kirsten to give a few products a try and let me know her feedback! She […]

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Top 10 ways to spend Ten Minutes Today with your Child

I recently heard about a great new campaign being run by Meg Faure, the founder and author of BabySense and the various other “Sense” books that became many a new mom’s bible. It’s called #TenMinutesToday. As an Occupational Therapist, Meg understands, and is passionate about, the impact that play and interaction have on the development […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Wine, Chocolate & Biltong pairing at La Bri Wine Estate, Franschhoek

A few Saturdays back we headed out into the beautiful Franschhoek valley… A joyride in my loaned Ford EcoSport! Our destination was La Bri, a wine farm just outside the village, where we had been invited to their tasting room to sample their wine and chocolate pairing…. and on arrival discovered they also offer wine […]

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WIN a Mothers Day Me Time hamper from LINDOR worth R900

Yesterday I was pleasantly surprised by an early Mothers Day delivery from the lovely people over at Lindt… to say I’m a lucky lady is an understatement. Not only did my favourite chocolate brand in the world deliver a selection of their delicious LINDOR range but the Me Time hamper was filled with treats that […]

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Taylor’s take on Winter Fashion

It’s not secret that I’m a huge fan of Taylor Swift… I love her music, attitude, fashion sense and red lipstick! She seems like such a likeable, lovely girl who has her head screwed on even though she is not even 25! I know she’s had her string of romantic failures but who hasn’t in […]

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A new kids fashion series by #Fashionabi

I don’t know about you but often I stand in front of my wardrobe and take ages to decide what to wear for the day. Knowing how to pull an outfit together is a skill… some people have it as a natural inbuilt one from birth and others need to learn it. I am most […]

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What I… Chanel from How Far From Home

I recently received an email from new blogging duo Chanel and Steve who are embarking on a How Far From Home journey which they will be documenting on their blog and found it a fascinating idea. I’ll let them explain…   After nearly 15 combined years of work in the advertising and branding industries, our […]

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