Cape Town City Guide!

boy does this post need an exclamation mark!

i’ve been promising the Cape Town City Guide for ages now – to people on twitter, via email, on facebook… you guys have been hounding me, i tells ya. but no one wanted it finished more than i did, and i’m so excited to share it with you. in fact, it’s not even finished yet! it will continue to grow and expand… as cities themselves tend to do.

this started as a humble post on the blog which i edited and re-edited for weeks and weeks until one day i accidentally hit publish. and for some stupid reason even if you delete it, it’s forever burned into your rss reader. so for those of you who bookmarked the now deleted post in your readers – don’t bother. this is way better! this is an actual real life website. that is why it has taken a bit longer to get to you.

so now you can easily browse my favourite places in town using handy categories like eating & shopping (those two go hand-in-hand). whether you’re spending a few days in cape town, or possibly planning a longer sojourn, i hope that this guide will help you along the way.

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Kristy, Marky & Kuwaii

photographer Kate Berry recently snapped the lovely Melbourne home of creative couple Kristy & Marky. Marky is a musician, currently touring with his band Monnone Alone, and  Kristy is the talented lady behind fashion label Kuwaii. i just had to include scenes from her cool little shop (also photographed by Kate) and some of my favourite pieces from her latest collection Landscape.

home & shop photographs by Kate Berry, clothing pics courtesy of Kuwaii.

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Samantha Pleet Spring 13

Mallory shared the latest Samantha Pleet spring collection over on Gems yesterday, and it pretty much nails what i’d love my wardrobe to look like this summer – especially those floral numbers. the one thing that has been quite difficult for me to find, in south africa at least, is the perfect skirt length… which in my mind sits somewhere just between the knee at the calf, and hangs in that perfectly soft way that a summer skirt you’ve worn in for many seasons tends to do.

 Photography: Jacqueline DiMilia / Styling: Martha Violante / Shoes: Wolverine 1000 Mile by Samantha Pleet /Jewellery: Cold Picnic / Headpieces: Sarah Frances Kuhn / Set design: Patrick Pleet

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Myrtle FW 12

Whitney sent over the latest lookbook for her LA based shop Myrtle (you may remember the fantastic Tomboy Style lookbook from earlier this year). it was photographed by Megan McIsaac, and features designers such as Ermie (who wouldn’t recognise those first two dresses), Elkin, Feral Childe, Micaela Greg, and Samantha Pleet amongst others.

clothes: Myrtle /photographer: Megan McIsaac /models: Renee Lilley and Kate Smithson /stylist: Whitney Bickers

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Summerland Giveaway

the giveaway is now closed, thanks for entering!

i have been so excited to launch this giveaway with Megan from Summerland, who is offering one lucky reader a Seaecho clutch made exclusively for Summerland. these puppies have been sold out since their first run, but the shop has now been restocked in very limited quantities, and you stand the chance to walk away with one…

striking jacquard clutch crafted from virgin Pendleton wool. features a thick leather tassel with turquoise bead detail and sturdy canvas lining. measures 14″ x 12″ and 14″ x 9″ when folded. the perfect size to hold all the essentials with easy transition from day to night.

all you have to do is (1) sign up for the Summerland newsletter on their homepage (bottom left hand corner) and (2) tell me in the comments which Seaecho clutch is your favouriteNighthawk or Sunset Canyon? if your name is drawn next week that’s the one you’ll win!

please note that this giveaway is open to all readers worldwide, but if you are outside the USA your package might be subject to your country’s import duties / taxes. giveaway closes tuesday 9 october, winner will be drawn at random.

Objects

i’ve started a board called Objects over on good ol’ pinterest, which is basically just an extended version of nice things. there will probably be plenty of things on there that i might not get to feature on the blog, so if you’re into more nice things than you can shake a stick at then please do follow.

left: ceramic beastie vase / right: atelier stella

serax maison d’etre fibre pots

left: milk pitcher / right: jewellery holder

left: herriott grace / right: louisa taylor ceramics

the superior labor at slow down joe

left: chair by martin olsen /  right: simplex wall clock

left: DIY gold leaf papier mache bowls / right: DIY stamps

left: apothecary bar soap / right: ladies ladies ladies tote

left: moko ceramic jewellery / right: braided bronze band

left: vanessa bullick ceramics / right: oui scented candle

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