A peek inside… Christelle Nagel’s Cape Town Apartment

Do you have friends that make you feel endlessly inspired? The type of friends that when you’ve spent time with them you are psyched & ready to conquer awesome things again? Well, my über-architect friend, Christelle Nagel & her awesome businessman husband, Werner Janse Van Rensburg are those friends for me. For us. They have […]

5 Top Tips From Beyoncé’s Makeup Artist, Sir John

As Beyoncé’s longtime makeup artist, Sir John is nothing short of a makeup extraordinaire. A real wizard with makeup brushes who has worked with Kim & Khloe Kardashian, Viola Davis, Chrissy Teigen & Karlie Kloss – to name but a few. An no, he is not knighted. Sir John is his real name! Lucky for […]

Preparing For An Awesome New Career Path

Today I’d love to share with you where I am at in my career path & specifically what I’m doing to remain top of my game. Let me begin at the (sort of) beginning during my first year of University in 2001. The Internet & mobile phones were just-just sort of getting started. Yup, I […]

Dulux Colour of The Year 2018

I really enjoy this time of year as we get ready for end-of-year things including all the forecasts, trends & announcements for the year to come. So today I’m delighted to share with you, the Dulux Colour of the Year for 2018 that was recently announced. It is called “Pictured Rocks” & is really gorgeous. Take a […]

Do you consider yourself a foodie?

I recently met a lovely women’s magazine food editor at a function. The conversation started with the usual chit-chat: introducing ourselves, talking about what we do etc. I mentioned that I am a super keen cook. She replied promptly: “Thank goodness that you don’t call yourself a chef – these days every second person considers […]

Terrific Local Blogs To Follow Right Now

I love blogs. Possibly just as much as I love magazines. And if you know me, you will know how serious my magazine obsession is! Sometimes I enjoy the single-girl-getting-dressed-up-&-wear-make-up-all-day-fashionista-bikini-body kind of blogs. But that is just not my life anymore. My life is a bit more, um, diverse or real these days. I subsequently […]

Gin & Tonic Ice Lollies

On a super hot summers day, I love to have fruit ice lollies in the freezer for Oliver. We enjoy making these together by freezing half water half juice in a lolly mold. They are such a treat on a scorching day & yet they are still healthy. So that means the kiddie ice lolly box is […]

2017 Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair

By now you know what joy I get from cooking, eating, getting together with people & giving a space some character. So if I had to be in charge of putting together a fair of sorts it would look exactly like The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Yup, I feel like this fair was created just […]

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