CLOUDY WITH A CHANCE OF (BABY) SHOWERS

I am totally in love with the ‘cloud’ theme for baby showers & baby rooms at the moment. It works so well for a gender neutral baby shower with endless ideas for decor, eats & gifts. So sweet, don’t you think? At a recent ‘CLOUDY’ BABY SHOWER, the DÉCOR & FOOD were so much fun. It included: Fluffy […]

gloss nails & beauty, birdhaven {a zesty review}

Where? Gloss Nail and Beauty, Shop 3, 66 St Andrews Rd, Birdhaven, Jozi (011 447 9273) What? Mani’s, pedi’s, waxes, special events (& spray tans)  What makes it so fabulous? For starters, the location is great – only two shops away from Voodoo Lily Cafe in Birdhaven. The interior is fresh & clean, & the owners […]

A WELL-OILED BEAUTY ROUTINE

Greasy hair, oily skin, frying your oiled skin in the scorching sun? Not anymore. Gone are the days when ‘oil’ & ‘beauty’ did not belong in the same sentence. Beauty oils deserve a place in every step of your grooming ritual & will moisturise, treat, nourish & protect you from top to toe. This is what […]

BOEREWORS & BEAN CASSOULET {RECIPE}

This is comfort food at its best – with almost the same moreish & comforting appeal as pap & wors. If you don’t live here in sunny South-Africa & you’ve never heard of Boerewors, feel free to use Chipolata sausages instead. Oh yes, before & spill the beans (pun intended; haha) & in case you […]

8 TIPS FOR MAKING A RENTAL SPACE YOUR OWN

I would imagine that most people dream of owning their own home. For me though, the periods in my life that I was either living in a university residence or a rented flat represents an adventurous & exciting phase in my life. One of the most convenient things about a rental is the flexibility. You […]

FEATURED IN * BECOMING YOU & YOUR BABY MAG *

I’m here today to brag a bit. Hope you don’t mind. Over the past few weeks, I was fortunate enough to have received some wonderful press. Yay!   Fristly, aZestyLife was featured on the lovely lifestyle blog called “Becoming you”. I have never met Kathryn Rossiter – the editor of this blog – in real […]

A PEEK INSIDE… THE HOME OF FRANCOISE PINILLOS SAER

Today I am delighted to welcome you into the home of Francoise Pinillos Saer. If you ever thought that the abode of a chartered accountant & medical doctor would be dull or boring, then think again. Francoise & husband Tono created a stylish space that is also warm & welcoming. Francoise explains where it all began. […]

CHINESE BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE

I love simple oriental dishes. Those that you can make with the ingredients that are already in your pantry. An added bonus is if you can pre-prepare some of the items. This recipe ticks all of those boxes. It’s really a yummy middle of the week meal. CHINESE BEEF WITH OYSTER SAUCE, serves 4 10 […]

BOTOX FOR BRUNCH, ANYONE?

Strange heading right? I agree, but allow me to explain. There is still so much controversy & nonsense out there about injectables (aka Botox & fillers), that I really wanted to honestly tell you this: having it done is as easy as having a long lazy brunch. Sure, it might cost a bit (or a lot) […]

HELLO JULY!

Welcome to July. How time flies! May the second half of 2015 exceed all your best & wildest expectations. Yolandi ♥