Tuesday, 4 December 2012


I adore candles. I think it has something to do with the soft, romantic atmosphere they create once all the lights are dimmed... Beautiful!
I love nothing more than to run a luxurious bubble bath and fill the bathroom with the warm glow of dozens of candles.

In recent months I have been obsessing over candles in little glass jars, more specifically of the Jo Malone and Diptyque varieties! But alas, I am yet to find these babies here in South Africa. If anyone knows of a place I can find some... please shout out!


Sunday, 25 November 2012


It's already on my Christmas list!

Horse print Cotton On loveliness

Adore the packaging of this Woolworths soap

Tom Ford White Patchouli

Goggle fun

Romantic dinners for two

The Country Road Christmas decor is amazing...

Frankie and her new friends

Duck lips

Hello, little person - a gift from myself to myself from Nap :)


Sunday, 28 October 2012

florals and brights

After some hideously cold and rainy weather, the weekend seemed to perk itself up in more ways than one. The clouds parted ways to bring about a wonderfully sunny day yesterday (but then we fell victim to a huge hail storm last night so I'm not sure how glorious that all was), but I also picked up these gorgeous floral skinnies at the Edgars sale. And I love them! 
They are too perfect for Spring/Summer! I can see I'm going to wear these in pretty well in the next few weeks - paired with loose shirts, pastels, nude wedges, neons... the list goes on!

Edgars floral pants | Studio W off-white oversized shirt | Cotton On pumps | Lovisa skull earrings | Mr Price animal print sunglasses case | Rimmel Shocking Pink lipstick & Pop Your Pink nails


Thursday, 25 October 2012


I simply adore these dainty, delectable treats! I'm imagining a small plateful with a cup of tea right now, mmm.
Would be perfect too, seeing as Winter is just not going away here in Joburg and it's still pretty nippy outside!

Does anyone know where I can find really good macaroons? 


Sunday, 14 October 2012

snap updates

party shop sillies

chilly Saturday afternoon treats

the most massive and juicy burger from Let's Meat

tequila Sundays

animal print!

intimate dinner at Le Petite Pizzeria

new friends


Saturday, 13 October 2012

colour and print!

Another round of shopping this weekend already!
With all the pastels and beautiful colours in the shops this season, it's near impossible to resist buying an item or two.
And so yes, my wardrobe is continuing to fill with pastels and prints!

Lilac sleeveless studded shirt - Mr Price | Peach skinnies - Edgars | Horse print shirt - Cotton On | Lovisa jewellery | Rimmel's Pop Your Pink (300)


Tuesday, 9 October 2012

bacon and broad bean tagliatelle

Today at work I received a huuuuuge bag of organic broad beans, tenderly grown and picked by a client from work, straight from his garden! The first thing that sprang to mind was "ooh yum, broad bean curry!" (I've never been that independently creative when it comes to new and exciting dishes). And it was to that reaction that he told me that I need to make a delicious bacon and broad bean pasta. 

Now, which dish would you rather go for? Of course, the pasta!

And it was so easy to make!
 All you need is a packet of bacon - which I very lazily cut up with scissors - one chopped onion, a decent handful of broad beans, some garlic and seasoning. Toss this all together and brown, then add a generous blob of cream and let simmer whilst your pasta cooks. When the pasta is done, drain the water and plop it in the saucepan with your porky, beany goo and mix together.

The above breakdown is somewhat brief, so if you want the exact recipe take a look over here.

The dish was immensely tasty, although perhaps ever so slightly rich. Perhaps a little less cream next time.



Saturday, 29 September 2012

new in

It appears that it's that wonderful time of year again - the time for mid-season sales! I must admit I haven't treated myself in a while and so when I first stumbled into a Lovisa sale (three for ZAR100, I mean hello?!) I was well chuffed! Then, amidst wedding planning, I found that Cotton On are having an amazing sale! And let's be honest, Cotton On items are just beaut!

I'm loving the pastels and sheer fabrics at the moment - a wonderful way to transition into Spring/Summer.
And let's of course not forget to mention that beautiful little Asian elephant ring. Isn't he a beast?

Cotton On blouse | Cotton On lace peplum top | Lovisa jewellery


Monday, 24 September 2012

wild and bright

It's been ages since I did an outfit post!
I have been loving bright colours and find myself colour blocking an awful lot. I'm also a sucker for some animal print. And gold! And sparkle!

I particularly like the little puma chain pin from this OOTD. Meow!

Mr Price, Cotton On, Edgars & Woolworths