5 Reasons To Plant A Food Garden

I need to begin by saying that this is not a gardening blog & if I start dishing out gardening advice, then something might be seriously wrong here. But please stick with me & read a bit further. You will see where I’m going with this post. In our grown-up home, I experienced the joy […]

Take an Instawalk of #DesignJoburg (now on!)

A visually appealing space is like food for my soul. There is something about a uniquely designed room that just appeals to me. And yesterday, I had the opportunity to visit Design Joburg featuring Rooms On View. It is a feast for the senses for anyone in need of aesthetic inspiration. I’m about to take you […]

Change your look with these 6 hair trends

Is the mere thought of the upcoming winter making you feel dull & ready to go into hibernation? Or are you just bored with your current look? Why not mix things up with a new hairstyle? Choose one of the following 6 hair trends of the moment – some cheap & easy, others hi-maintenance & fabulous.  […]

The What, Who & Why of sipping wine right now

I love a cup of tea, but perhaps more than that I love a good glass of wine, so I recently caught up with Kevin Swart (owner Black Elephant Vintners) to chat about what is hip, hot & happening on the local wine scene. The days of only sipping wine around fancy dinner tables are […]

Trend Alert: Botanicals

In case you haven’t noticed: botanicals are having a really big moment & I love love love it. This was also the theme at the POETRYSS17 Launch event that I attended a while ago. What is great about this trend is that it is easy to incorporate – on a small scale or in a […]


I’m slightly embarrassed to write this post. Because… I am guilty. You see I haven’t been doing my bit when it comes to recycling. I (or let me put the blame on us – makes me feel slightly less guilty) have either not done recycling at all or we did it half-heartedly. Really embarrassing. My […]


Pantone, the colour authority worldwide never ceases to amaze. Just like last year with Marsala – the deep wine red – they had a surprise (make that two) for us when the new colour was announced early in December 2015. Yes, for 2016 Pantone named two colours of the year: Serenity & Rose Quartz. WHAT DOES THIS […]


With Spring around the corner, it is time to not only start thinking about your summer wardrobe & body, but also about summer-ready hair! If you are stuck for ideas, then look no further. I’ve picked the brain of David Gillson, director & master stylist at Carlton hair (Constantia, Hyde Park & Melrose Arch) who […]


When the Pantone Colour of 2015 was announced late last year I was honestly a bit disappointed. Marsala is a rich reddish brown colour; redder than chocolate & browner than burgundy, but not quite maroon. My initial thought was that it looks old-fashioned. And who wouldn’t when you look at these celeb pics from the 90’s? But […]