What I… Claire from The Boldest Type

Today’s Blogger Interview is with Claire from The Boldest Type. She is a Scottish-South African who loves living in the Mother City with her love, Jeanne, and two doggies.

She works in the online space and loves sharing her favourite things, places and people on her blog…

What I…


Everything happens for a reason, even the things that hurt and are difficult to handle. Hard work pays off, always. Be yourself, if people don’t like it, they are not your people. Kindness and love are universal languages, so be kind to everyone – including yourself.


Oh, this is going to be a long list! I love my beautiful wife and our little family, authentic Italian food, Table Mountain, sharp eyeliner and lots of mascara, the taste of a tall, ice cold gin and tonic at the end of a long week, ginger biscuits dunked in a good cuppa tea, spending time laughing with my friends and family, a good Victoria sponge cake (or cake in general) and chocolate – lots and lots of chocolate!


A bit of everything, really. I don’t have a favourite genre, but I tend to pick up thrillers more than anything else. I also love reading lifestyle blogs and I still pick up my fave mags from the shop occasionally. There’s nothing quite like the feel of a magazine.


Not a lot, to be honest. The physical things I want are necessities like being able to buy our house. The non-tangible things I want include spending more time with my friends and family, exploring more of the Western Cape, investing more time in doing things that make me happy and that I love, and not stressing so much.


Whatever I like and feel comfortable in. One valuable piece of advice my mum gave me was to wear whatever I feel comfortable in. I tend to dress for practicality and have made peace with the fact that I am no fashion guru.

I would say my daytime go-to outfit is a pair of skinny jeans and a tank top and, at night or for a fancier occasion, I tend to throw on a nice dress paired with some nude heels or fancy sandals or smart trousers and a blouse.


To find more balance in my life and to stress less, both of which are easier said than done


Thanks for taking part in this interview series Claire! So great to have you.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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