Have you ever discovered something so special that you want to keep it all to yourself, but at the same time want to tell the whole wide world about it? Well, the little Parks Shopping Centre around the corner from me (Cnr Jan Smuts & Wells Ave in Parkwood, Jozi), is exactly that. The almost […]


To keep your beauty routine really hygienic, you need to be organised. Make-up brushes tossed in a drawer together with loads of other cosmetics just won’t do it…  The solution? The right storage units. In my view, you need at least three. The minimum criteria: practical, pretty (fun, or funky) & easy to clean! Take your […]

Cherry Clafouti {recipe}

Cherries are fantastic little fruit. For some reason, just seeing them, puts a smile on my face. Yum! Well, recently I found this recipe by none other than Julie Child from food.com & it is a winner. You’ll need quite a bit of prep time, but the baking part is quick-quick. Here goes: Julia Child’s Cherry […]


  a BIG thank you to everyone who entered the competition & thanx to LééfSPA for the wonderful prize of a 60 minute full body massage. I loved reading all the entries in response to the question: “What makes you feel beloved?” What I realized was that it’s the small things in life that make […]

butternut, feta & chickpea salad

If you’re bored with the same-old-same-old green side salad or you’ve had enough of sarnies if your lunch box, then this one is for you. It’s easy (only four ingredients!) & lasts for a few days in an air tight container in the fridge. You can either serve it luke warm or cold. Adjust the […]

LééfSPA – Linden {a zesty review} & WIN!!!

Where? LééfSPA, 77 Malibongwe Drive, Linden Ext What? “Beautiful Beloved” treatment (R850, 3 hours). I specifically chose this signature treatment to get the unique & full spa experience. It includes a feet washing ritual… …exfoliating body polish, full body massage, express facial, muffin & tea/coffee. You can also spend time in the quiet room and/or steam room. […]

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