The time has finally come for me to pack my bags and head off into the sunset for a few weeks. I’ve been running on fumes for a long time so to say I am looking forward to it would be the understatement of the century. I’ve got a lot to do before then so I am taking a blogging break earlier but I’ll be back in no time with pictures of our trip to Samoa.
Friday, 25 September 2015
I’m generally a jeans and t-shirt kind of gal. Like 99% of the time. Although every now and then, I get the rare occasion to glam up a bit. My idea of glam is something flattering but my main mandate is that my outfit has to be comfortable. That rules out anything too tight, too short, too sharp and scratchy (I’m talking about sequins and stilettos here). Now I’m not saying that I look close to any of the ladies below but it’s definitely something to work towards, right? Donna Karan has absolutely nailed my idea of glam with these outfits.
Source | WWD
Wednesday, 23 September 2015
A friend of mine recently moved to New York and even though I was so sad to see her go, I can’t say that I haven’t entertained the thought of heading over to visit her. I spent a very short week in New York about four years ago and we still reminisce about that epic trip. My internet travels recently revealed a Brooklyn apartment that stopped me dead in my tracks. Mostly because it looked quite spacious – something uncommon in a city where space is at a premium – and if that wasn’t enough, it was so beautifully put together. Soft colour palettes, eclectic pieces of sturdy furniture and strong sense of charm and character. I’ll let you see for yourself.
Source | Inside Out
Monday, 21 September 2015
If you thought Australia was some vast faraway land where people say “G’day Mate” and kangaroos lounge around on your front lawn, then you would be absolutely correct. My day is very often made by work colleagues who greet me by saying g’day, and as for the roos? If you drive down to Jervis Bay, there are literally hundreds of them that make themselves at home by grazing in your garden. And turns out these suburban kangaroos are quite tame, although I should point out that some of them are absolutely enormous and there is no way Jord would have gotten so close to one of those larger thugs!
All images via Wishful Thinking
Friday, 18 September 2015
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Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Nothing makes my day quite like stumbling across a beautiful kitchen. And if I am honest, some of the best ones always seem to pop up on Remodelista. The stunner below belongs to Parisian blogger/stylist Lucille Gauthier-Braud. It’s light, bright and beautifully curated. I love the simplicity of it, the character-inducing wooden beams and the fact that it is lit from two sides. (It also happens to be an IKEA kitchen). Lucille’s kitchen shows exactly what can be achieved with a creative eye and a modest budget.
Sunday, 13 September 2015
I’m taking photos, just not with a fancy camera. I’ve been finding it easier to pull out my phone and take a few quick snaps to capture the magic of the moment. It’s a little lazy but there you go. Here’s a few minor details of my current comings and goings.
All images via Wishful Thinking
Wednesday, 9 September 2015
It was with great horror that I discovered my South African passport, that I eagerly applied for just before I turned 18 has just expired. I won’t bore you with the details of the pain and suffering every South African goes through when dealing with the essential paperwork of their lives but just know this, the actual application took me over 6 months to put together (partly because I lost the will to live half way through). But it’s being processed and we are tentatively planning a trip home when it (and my baby nephew) finally arrive. I am incredibly lucky to be able to live in Australia and I truly love my life down under but every now and then, usually when I see those familiar craggy green mountains of my home province, I get that pang of homesickness. It’s only fitting that I post a Western Cape beauty that encompasses everything I love about South African houses. Enjoy.
Source | Vogue Living