We had the loveliest weekend away in Hermanus with special friends, lots of wine, sneaky board games and some whale spotting. Saturday was spent hunting for coffee at the village market before sipping in the sunshine at Hamilton Russell (new favourite – the wines are exceptional and it’s my kind of whimsical, romantic setting), followed […]Read more "Hermanus Happiness"
Most people know Elgin for its apples, pies and Paul Cluver estate – but that’s not all there is to this verdant valley. I booked a night at Windermere Orchard Farm this past weekend, and it turned out to be the most wonderfully whimsical winter getaway. We stayed in a sweet cottage reminiscent of a […]Read more "Exploring Elgin"
For Christmas last year, my parents gave me a voucher for a bread making course at Bread & Wine at Moreson Estate – which was one of the best gifts ever, especially as they joined me! We had the most delicious day in the summer sunshine and the course was one of the loveliest things […]Read more "Bread and Wine Time"
A week away with lovely friends in Stanford and Betty’s Bay, the Overberg, Western Cape.Read more "Betty, meet Stan"
I’m not going to jump on the proverbial bandwagon and say that 2016 has been a b*tch. But it hasn’t been easy, and at times I’ve felt like a snail pickled by vinegar. After a series of unfortunate events, I retreated from life for a while for some self-care and sanctuary in the Transkei. And […]Read more "Taking five in the Transkei"
Tom and I popped out to Stellenbosch a little while ago for a night away in the countryside. I found a room at Remhoogte Wine Estate on Airbnb, which is about 5km outside Stellies, with a dam, mountain views, and a curious collection of animal residents – including zebra, wildebeest, springbok and a pack of […]Read more "A night at Remhoogte"
I’m a flower child at heart, and there’s absolutely nothing I love more than to celebrate spring with a trip to the West Coast National Park. The lovely Guy and Claire offered to come on an adventure with us so we packed a picnic and ventured forth to Postberg for a day of flower frolicking and […]Read more "It’s Super Pretty in Postberg"
You’ve probably gathered by now that I’m in full-on decorating mode – my life currently revolves around furniture and pretty prints, and I’m loving it! I’d been wondering how to display a few of my Nifty250 polaroids in a slightly weird but nifty way, when I came across some plastic farm animals at Orms, which they’d spray-painted, cut, […]Read more "DIY Dinosaur Photo Holders"
A little while ago I had a craving for something sweet so I decided to rope my lovely mama into baking a carrot cake with me. Neither of us are particularly conventional bakers, namely because we get impatient and couldn’t be bothered to measure out ingredients most of the time… which could explain our record of […]Read more "Let’s Make Carrot Cake"
This weekend, Tom and I ventured forth to Franschhoek in search of wine, good food and relaxation – and that’s exactly what we found. There’s nothing I enjoy more than time away with my love and we had the best long weekend walking, talking, reading, and eating delicious things. Here are some photos from the various spots […]Read more "Photos from Franschhoek"