Pretty Easter decor with Poetry

Last week I popped in at an event that was being hosted for regular customers at Poetry in Cavendish Square. I love the shop and alway spop in every time I am in the vicinity so didn’t need too much of an excuse (plus they offer a 20% discount on the night!) When I arrived […]

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Chocolate lessons at Chocolate House

On Saturday I, along with my husband and daughter, paid a visit to a little place called Chocolate House in Claremont where for a few hours we indulged in the decadence that is creating our very own chocolates. And for a couple of chocoholics like ourselves this was a heavenly experience! For the past few […]

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What I… Sam Taylor from Pomegranate Days

I met Sam a few months back when she attended the first Blog Boot Camp workshop which I ran along with Lana from Lanaloustyle. (“Like” our Blog Boot Camp Facebook page for news on when the next one is taking place!!

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Win a R500 hamper of baby products from Checkers

Checkers are currently running an amazing promotion on baby products and to celebrate they have given me a R500 gift hamper to give away to one lucky reader filled with a bounty of baby goodies! Included in the #CheckersBaby hamper is the following: wet wipes, vaseline, teething toys and gel, bum cream, baby shampoo, baby […]

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My Maybelline Makeup Must-haves

Earlier this month I attended an exciting launch hosted by Maybelline at the Labia Theatre in Gardens. The no 1 makeup brand in the world has some fab new products coming to SA shelves soon and I thought I would share a few of my favourites so you can keep your eyes open for them! […]

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Rio 2 is coming to a cinema near you!

One of the most popular DVD’s in our collection is definitely Rio so it is with much excitement that our family is anticipating the release of Rio 2 today – Friday 11 April 2014!! The latest Rio adventure finds Blu, Jewel and their three kids venturing out from that magical city of Rio and into […]

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Win tickets to Decorex Cape Town

Decorex Cape Town will take place over the Freedom Day long weekend (between 25th and 28th April) and it’s set to be a must-visit exhibition for anyone with plans on the home décor and design front. Decorex SA has put together a mix of the freshest and finest exhibitors, workshops and demonstrations, feature areas, beautifully […]

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Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival

SA’s first ever fashion film event is set to take place in Cape Town this year. From 5 – 7 June 2014 some of the world’s top fashion brand will showcase various films at The Mercedes Benz Bokeh International Fashion Film Festival. The stylish event is set to be an extravaganza similar to those witnessed […]

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What I… Kath Read from Cape Town Insider

Today’s featured blogger is Kath from Cape Town Insider (tho’ you may know her better by her Twitter handle… @CapeTownInsider) Kath writes about various events and happenings taking place in and around Cape Town as well as other lifestyle topics such as wine, food, beauty and trends! Read on to find out more about my […]

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Win 5 tickets to FamFest

FamFest, the festival that puts kids and families at the forefront, will be making its return this weekend, and this time it will be heading north and taking place at the Wild Clover Farm just outside of Stellenbosch. Having successfully launched a year ago at the Claremont Cricket Club in Constantia this family festival will […]

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Design a Dress for a Disney Princess

I’m in the midst of planning a Disney Princess themed 4th birthday party for my little princess which made me think that there might be a few girls out there who haven’t yet given up the princess dream and might like to know about this exciting opportunity! The Walt Disney Company Africa have recently announced […]

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How to Help: Buy Bobbi Brown’s Pretty Powerful Mascara! (plus a chance to WIN)

Every year Bobbi Brown creates a beautiful limited edition product that benefits various charities in different countries and this year she has brought out the Pretty Powerful mascara. What is amazing about this campaign is that unlike other cosmetic charity initiatives, 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this product are donated to a […]

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Weekend Wanderings – Peacock blue

On a holiday a while back we came across a bird park where there were free roaming peacocks. These beautiful birds are my favourites and I jumped at the chance to capture their gorgeous colours and intricate patterns through my lens. They really are quite regal and carry an air of importance with them wherever […]

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The Benefits of… Coconut

If you know anything about the Banting Diet, as recommended in The Food Revolution by Dr Tim Noakes and Sally-Ann Creed (and currently followed by everyone you know) you will know about The Benefits of Coconut… but, just in case you haven’t yet heard about this power food I thought I would give you a bit […]

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My 5 Favourite Finds for March

A few days after the end of a month I aim to share 5 of my favourite finds from the past 4 weeks so here are my choices for the month of March… 1. Me before You by JoJo Moyes Since starting my blog as a hobby 3 years ago I’ve really neglected one of […]

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What I… Charlene from Pretty Please Charlie

One of the perks of being a blogger is getting to meet a reader, initially a perfect stranger, who then becomes a friend! I first met Charlene when she won a competition on my blog to attend an event with me. Since then her own beauty blog, Pretty Please Charlie, has grown in leaps and […]

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Swan Lake ballet at The Artscape

On Saturday I took my little ballerina along to the UCT Dance School open day. It was our first visit and I wasn’t too sure what to expect and if she would actually be able to enjoy the outing but it turned out to be a really lovely “mommy date” morning! We had to wait […]

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Africa meets Scandi – a Skinny laMinx and Pedersen + Lennard collaboration

A while back I blogged about the new Skinny laMinx design collaborations which Heather Moore has been creating for her WDC2014 theme of cross-pollination. Today I’m pleased to introduce you to yet another creative collaboration, this time with leading furniture designer Pedersen + Lennard. Heather has used to Skinny laMinx iconic designs – Herds and […]

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Beautiful Baby Rooms

I do love a beautiful baby room…. and a beautiful baby to go in it of course – but don’t get the wrong idea – no more of my own! That shipped bobbed around in the harbour for a while but now has officially sailed. That being said I do still love a pretty nursery… […]

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Weekend Wanderings – Camping near Robertson

Over the long weekend we were lucky enough to join a group a friends on a camping trip. Camping is a newish venture for me as my own family weren’t campers while I was growing up, so I initially started camping for the benefit of our kids! What has been great is that over the […]

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What I… Jules from All Dolled Up

One of my favourite beauty blogs is All Dolled Up and today I’m super excited to be sharing my space with one of the blogging beauties behind the screen – Jules da Silva! Jules together with her partner in lipstick, Camilla, are uber passionate about make-up, skincare, hair products and nail polish and so started […]

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Elizabeth Arden Flawless Finish Foundation Review

A few weeks back I was invited to a very lovely launch of a new foundation from Elizabeth Arden – their new Flawless Finish Perfectly Nude Makeup with SPF 15. At the event a team of professional makeup artists were on hand to help us select the correct shade (my initial efforts to do this […]

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House & Leisure Night Market

Back by popular demand, the second House and Leisure Night Market will be taking place on the 27th March at 5pm. Wembley Square in Gardens will once again play host to the Cape Town market, where visitors can expect around 50 vendors including some of South Africa’s foremost designers, makers, artisans and food emporiums. These specially […]

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See inside Sarah Jessica Parkers’ Home

There’s a long weekend on the horizon so I thought I would inject a bit of fun today with a really cute and quirky video from Vogue magazine. In it 73 questions are rapidly fired at Sarah Jessica Parker while walking around the ground floor of her brownstone house in New York’s West Village. She […]

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What I… Teresa Ulyate from Cupcakes and CousCous

An blog topic that I noticed was lacking in my What I… blogger interviews was food blogs so I am pleased today to be introducing you to one such blogger. Teresea Ulyate blogs over at Cupcakes and CousCous. This mom of one loves to “spread” the foodie love and shares her tried and trusted recipes […]

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