Wonderful Indonesia: Melo Village & Labuan Bajo

On our last morning in Flores we finally got to explore more of the island and headed off in a bus up a very long and winding road into the hills outside of Labuan Bajo to a tiny village known as Melo. I enjoyed seeing more of the agricultural interior of the island and was […]

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What I… Nikki Carloni

I recently stumbled across Nikki Carloni‘s self-titled blog and knew I had to feature her here…. She is personal stylist by profession but also dabbles in interior decorating alongside her styling and loves to inspire her blog readers by posting about beautiful items and sharing styling tips both for your wardrobe and home. Having returned from living in London for 11 […]

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WIN Elizabeth Arden fragrances worth R4860!

Summer is in the air… beautiful blooms, sea spray, suntan lotion and, of course, a stunning selection of summery scents hitting the beauty shelves! I was recently treated to a bouquet of happiness in the form of 4 new bottles from Elizabeth Arden. And their selection of summer scents is sublime! From light and lovely to floral and fresh to seductive and sexy… there is […]

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Enjoy a laid back summer with Old Khaki Spring/ Summer 2017

I’m so excited that summer is on it’s way… a few sunny days and I’m all smiles and sandals!! I looooove summer and can’t wait to start being able to wear dresses again (It’s still a bit too chilly for that here in Cape Town!) Dressing in summer is so much easier thanks to dresses. They […]

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Gift Ideas for Girlfriends {video}

Over the past few months I’ve been sharing a series of my Becoming you videos that lay dormant on my YouTube channel for months, if not years. The good news is that I finally plucked up the courage to share them here on my blog, the bad news is that this is the very last […]

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What I… Dani from With Relish

Today I’m featuring Dani who writes over at With Relish. On her blog she features her love for making stuff, for finding pretty things and for conjuring up new dishes as well as a few insights into her life with three crazy dogs and her husband, Tim, in Cape Town.     What I… Know – I […]

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Poetry’s pretty new collection for Spring/ Summer 2017

I’m such a huge fan of Poetry. I alway try to attend their launches but unfortunately I missed the most recent one due to our family trip up the coast last week and that means I’ve had to settle for sharing some of their supplied photos (instead of my own), BUT I think you won’t mind when […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Alpaca Loom, Paarl

The next stop on our family friendly day trip to Paarl was a far more fluffy affair… A visit to The Alpaca Loom just past Fairview and Spice Route wine farms. With beautiful views over the cape towards Table Mountain, Alpaca Loom is home to over 300 Alpaca’s and we were lucky enough to get […]

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1 Minute Makeup for Moms {video}

Who has the time? Seriously, it’s the most scarce commodity of our age… And, well, as busy moms, the last thing on our list each morning is to leave the house with makeup on, we’ll be lucky if we’ve got a brush near our teeth and hair! But I’m here to tell you today that […]

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Wonderful Indonesia: The paradise of Hoga Island

Paradise found! This tiny dot on the world map is super remote and untouched, and that’s what makes it so special. Hoga Island is a Robinson Crusoe style tropical island complete with endless hot white sand beaches, swaying coconut palm trees and crystal clear water in every shade of blue imaginable. After our morning visiting the Bajo Tribe on […]

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What I… Lerato Bambo from SimpLee B

This week I’m interviewing Lerato Bambo, a South African blogger, marketer, beauty connoisseur and “travelette”. Her blog SimpLeeB (Simply Lerato B) is a digital destination for those who appreciate beauty and travel. She loves to inspire people to not only wonder what lies beyond their immediate horizon, but to go out and seek new experiences, which […]

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Blogs Bloggers Read… Irina from I’ll Take It All

Today it’s the turn of Irina from I’ll Take It All to share her best blogs in my Blogs Bloggers Read series and she has a great list of inspiring online spaces that are all worth a visit! Read on to find out who Irina follows… Gal Meets Glam Because I’m a girly girl […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Le Bonheur Crocodile Farm

During the winter school holidays we headed out for a day of kid-friendly fun in Paarl and had the best time… I love having fun with my kids and taking them to places none of us have experienced before. Watching them see the world through new eyes and enjoying it along with them is one […]

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How to make Bunting {video}

One of the easiest and quickest ways to add a bit of colourful fun to a party or a kiddies bedroom is with a band of bunting. I’ve made a set for both of my kids bedrooms as well as various paper and material ones around particular party colour schemes and themes. In my latest […]

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Wonderful Indonesia: Visiting the Bajo Tribe

On our second morning in Wakatobi we headed off on an early morning boat trip to try and spot some dolphins. Unfortunately we missed the dolphins as we weren’t early enough, but we did get a really beautiful trip out into the Indonesian sea as the trip continued on our way to see the original sea […]

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What I… Tebogo from The Average South African

Tebogo is just your Average South African…. who loves to share her experiences and observations about life while at the same time showcasing the beauty that is her home country – South Africa.   Friendly and adventurous “Miz_Tebo” loves tennis, soccer, traveling, food, poetry and music.   Read on to find out more about her and her blog…   […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Breakfast at Cafe Bon Bon, Franschhoek

This week’s weekend wandering is short and sweet… because my visit to this destination was, unfortunately, far too short and I didn’t spend as much time here as I should have! Not to worry… I’ll just have to return!! And in the meantime I’ll just have to whet your appetite! After a busy visit to […]

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How to take slips from plants {video}

September = Spring. In my life that always signals a step back into the garden. After our recent renovations our garden is in dire need of some TLC, but without much of a budget for revamping I’m going to have to resort to one of my favourite ways to propogate plants… taking slips! Learning how […]

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Wonderful Indonesia: The incredible islands of Wakatobi

In most of our minds, paradise is a pristine white sand beach and an endless blue horizon of warm, clear water. Throw in a couple of palm trees, fresh fruit, tropical fish and plenty of sunshine and you have the makings of heaven on earth, right? The next stop on my itinerary of Indonesia was this exact paradise! […]

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What I… Taryn from Keeping your Sanity

I recently discovered a beautiful new blog dedicated to moms called Keeping your Sanity… rather opt really!! The author is Taryn who lives in Cape Town with her two crazy boys, a dog, a cat and a husband of 12 years! She blames her wanderlust on her parents who literally wrote a book about their extensive travels through South […]

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