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What I… Christine from Flat White Concepts

This week I’m interviewing Christine Bernard from Flat White Concepts. She is a graphic designer who puts together a free online magazine each month  which is a compilation of her personal journey of the culinary, creative and beautiful world. Her blog is an extension of the magazine! Read on to find out more about creative Christine… What […]

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Mid-life Musings – on turning 35!

So today I am officially MIDDLE AGED – yes it’s my birthday and I’m half way through my “three score years and 10″ which makes me 35…. it’s pretty much all downhill from here folks! I can’t cope! At least the lovely Abigail K captured me looking OK for 35 just last month in her #CTConfidence […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Beautiful Boschendal

During my recent visit to the Franschhoek valley I was lucky enough to be hosted by Boschendal wine farm in one of their new Orchard cottages. We checked in and collected our keys at the main manor house which allowed us to get a sense of farm life back in the 1800’s. Heading back to our car […]

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Currently Coveting: Kirsten Goss’s new collections

Recently I thought I’d lost my Kirsten Goss lifesaver chain and I cried real tears of sadness at the thought. I hunted high and low to no avail, then I called insurance companies and started getting quotes to replace it… Until we went away for the weekend about a month later and I was rummaging […]

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How to Wear: A White Shirt

Whenever one reads a list of The Key Capsule Wardrobe Items to invest in The White Shirt is inevitable at the very top and for good reason! It’s such a classic fashion staple that works with almost every other item – from jeans, and black cigarette pants to skirts of every length. It’s even been […]

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What I… Nomaqhawe from Girl can Dress

I love how blogging and reading blogs can lead you to meet people from all over the world… Today I have an interview with Namaqhawe, a fashion blogger from a small town in the Free State! She loves fashion, reading, chocolate ice-cream and traveling – but mostly fashion! She loves to create new and different outfits and share them on […]

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WIN: 2 tickets to the Winelands Chocolate Festival

Chocolate, who doesn’t love it right!? OK I know there are some wierdo freaks out there who don’t but I really can’t be friends with such people!! Anyway the glorious news is that there is finally a Chocolate Festival dedicated to the deliciousness that is the cocoa bean and it’s taking place this very weekend […]

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Beauty Buzz: My 1 Month Feedback for the Kiehls #ChangeYourSkin Campaign

A month ago I posted about how I would be participating in the Kiehl’s #ChangeYourSkin campaign for 28 days along with 11 other beauty bloggers from across South Africa. Today is the day that I finally feedback to you my findings and results from taking part in this skincare challenge!   I was tasked with using 3 […]

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Currently Coveting: Woolworths Summer 2015 Homeware Collection

Last week I stepped into Summer… no I didn’t jet off to sunny climes in the Northern Hemisphere, I just paid a visit to the press preview of the Woolworths Summer 2015 Homeware Collection! It was such a beautiful event, I instantly regretted not having my SLR camera with me… there were gorgeous photo opportunities […]

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Restaurant Review: The Conservatory at Cellars Hohenort

Last week I was invited to The Conservatory at Cellars-Hohenort in Constantia to sample their new winter menu. From as far back as 2000 this has been one of my favourite little hideaway spots… my husband (then boyfriend) and I used to pop in often for high tea or a drink next to the fire. […]

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What I… Rayne from Make it Rayne

Its’s Wednesday which means it’s Wht I… blogger interview day! Hooray! I hope you’re here for that very reason. Today I’m sharing my space with Rayne, a 21 year-old  beauty blogger from Cape Town who blogs over at Make it Rayne. She is a lover of all things beautiful, but especially make-up, fashion, skin care and hair care! […]

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Top 10 tips to wean babies onto solid food

Introducing solids is one of the biggest milestones in your child’s life, and on your parenting journey – but it can also be an incredibly confusing time. When should you start introducing solids? How do you know whether your baby is ready? What should you be feeding your baby? How often? These are all questions […]

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Weekend Wanderings: Frolicking in Franschhoek

After lunch in the gardens of Babylonstoren and an afternoon wandering around Allee Bleue, I headed off with my fellow blogger and family member, Fiona, to check in at our hotel. It took much longer than we expected as we were both shattered and stinky and needed a quick refresh before rejoining the rest of the group… So, […]

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How to Help: Vote for your favourite Centrum Guardian

Being a mom is hard – dealing with nappies, tantrums, teething, sibling rivalry, homework. In fact the only thing harder than being a mom is being a Centrum Guardian! Motherhood seems like nothing in the face of the work done by the highly skilled individuals known as Centrum Guardians.  Struggling to navigate a stormy sea of […]

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Beauty Buzz: My organic facial at The Little Green Box

Like many women I love beauty products, treatments and spoils. Who doesn’t! But what I REALLY love is discovering and then using organic or “green” products… the unfortunate thing is that when it comes to beauty treatments there aren’t too many options available should you choose to take the “green” approach to beauty… So you […]

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What I… Helene from The Beautiful Truth

Today you get to meet Helene Koornhof who writes over at The Beautiful Truth.  Her beauty blog is an expression of her personal wellness and beauty journey and she gives honest reviews on skin and body care products and treatments alongside informative articles and interviews with beauty professionals.   What I…. Know I know that looking back, worrying and […]

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Top 10 Tips for going on Safari with Kids

Last year during the June/ July school holidays we went on our first safari holiday as a family and I shared our experience through a series on this blog called #KrugerforKids. We’re heading back to the bush later this week for another family holiday, this time in the Klein Karoo & Garden Route, and to prepare myself, […]

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Weekend Wanderings: An Afternoon at Allee Bleue

After our jaunt around the gardens of Babylonstoren it was off to discover more of the offerings of Allee Bleue farm. Known to be one of the oldest wine farms in the Groot Drakenstein area between Paarl and Franschhoek, Allée Bleue owes its name, “Blue Avenue” in French, to the statuesque blue eucalyptus trees that line either […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for June 2015

First things first…. I woke up this morning to a very exciting milestone for me with regards to this blog… After 4 and a bit years I’ve finally hit 10 000 “likes” or fans on my Becoming you Facebook page. How awesome is that. I’m so thrilled. Thank you to each and every one of […]

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H&M South Africa is almost here!

About 3 or 4 years ago I first heard that H&M would be opening a shop in South Africa and at the time 2015 seemed YEARS away and so very long to wait until I could finally shop at my favourite high street store right here in Cape Town… and now it is finally here! […]

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What I… Taryn from What the Blog

Today you get to meet Taryn who writes over at What the Blog. Her blog covers plenty of beauty and a bit of lifestyle. Taryn is of South African, Hungarian and Taiwanese descent! An avid cupcake baker and lover of 1920’s fashion. She also loves the outdoors and the beach and REFUSES to leave home without […]

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Top 10 tips to beat colds & flu this winter

Our whole family has just been struck down by the flu, one after the other for over a week… it’s been joyful obviously! Fortunately in the midst of it all the delightful people over at Clicks delivered a very welcome little “party pack” of sorts filled with all manner of goodies to bring sweet relief […]

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