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White Pearl Resorts, Mozambique

I don’t know where to start with this blog post. Truth is it’s hard to put into words the beauty of the place Jamie and I went over Valentine’s weekend; White Pearl Resorts in Ponta Mamoli, Mozambique. A short 45 minute flight from Johannesburg to Maputo and then a 30 minute helicopter flight to White…

The Potato Shed Smokehouse Opens in Newtown

The refurbished Newtown Junction is home to the new Potato Shed, which recently opened its doors. This smokehouse barbeque meets brewery occupies the incredible industrial space that was in fact a potato shed in 1910, home to the original railway sidings and fresh produce market. Owners Maira & John Koutsoudakis, the brains behind Life Grande…

An Illovo Love Story with Forever 21

I’m thrilled that South Africa’s finally getting access to international fashion brands and that the big players are starting to invest. Now if they’ll have a word with their buddies at IKEA that would be great. I digress. I recently had the opportunity of working with Forever 21 and put together 3 easy breezy summer…

Win with the Pressed Juice Co.

I’ve wanted to try a juice cleanse for ages and decided to give it a whirl just after my birthday this year; you know, to detox post all of the celebratory festivities. I was approached by the Pressed Juiced Company, a Johannesburg-based cold pressed juice, juice cleansing and nut milk company and decided to commit…

My Little Kitchen Renovation

Three years ago I bought myself a flat in an old Illovo block; you know the ones with big rooms, parquet floors and ample storage space. Storage space. Ah, what dreams are made of. The flat is pretty much still in its original condition which is fine because it’s in great shape, but the kitchen…

Oh So Snug For GAP Styld.By

This instalment of Styld.By for GAP features my favourite black super stretch legging jeans and a check shirt, both from GAP. I’m a huge fan of GAP’s jeans, and pants in general I guess, because they fit both my bum and my legs which proves difficult when shopping for pants. So many pants gape or are far…

iPhone 6 Review | 6 Months In

In October I reviewed the new iPhone; you can read my 10 Reasons to Love the New iPhone 6 article here. I thought it worthwhile to write another post now that enough time has passed and I’ve had the opportunity to properly test and critique this device.  Here are the features that I still love:  Bigger battery –…

How To Curl Your Hair With A Straightener

Eep! I’m equally excited and terrified to share this. This is my first tutorial with dear friends Julia and Camilla of All Dolled Up. If you’re into make-up and beauty then you need to subscribe to their YouTube channel – I’ve learnt so much from this gorgeous pair. I’m often asked how I curl my hair…

10 Podcasts That’ll Make Your Life More Awesome

A few years ago I stumbled into the world of podcasts and my life is better for it. Not only do they help pass my 2 hour daily commute; they enrich my life. I’ve listened to episodes about topics I’d never typically have gained insight into. Breaking up, bad babies, killer paracetamol, paedophiles, introverts, colours,…