guys, i’m bushed. i don’t know what it is about the easter holiday – but every time it swings around i am always just so ready for it. i guess it’s also the fact that come next month we’ll be a third a way through the year. what! it also marks the official changing of the seasons around here, it’s been hot hot hot since… forever. i can’t remember the last time it was cold. and easter weekend almost always brings in a cold front that finally breaks summer.
if you’re a regular you’ll be familiar with the wonderful styling & photography work of Capetonians Kate Desmarais and Alix-Rose Cowie, as i featured their lookbooks Fancypants and Off-Kilter in the past couple of years. well, i have someone new to add to the ever-growing list of wonderfully talented local ladies – Supernatural, a floral design studio made up of friends Emma Frost and Jessica Ellis.
my friends Mariah & Amy are two of the most stylish and talented people i know. they started their business Gather a few years back, styling events and putting together new spaces like the geniuses they are. i’m so excited to finally share more of their work with you as i just finished their new website!
there’s not much that i like more than tiny plates of food. if i could have tapas for the rest of my life i’d be totally okay with that. you see, i’m a terrible orderer at restaurants. i almost always have food envy when the plates finally arrive at the table. you will often hear me say, “damn, i should have ordered that.” or, “just give me a little taste of yours.” (which is usually directed at Anton, poor guy). so you see, tapas just makes everyone’s lives better as far as i’m concerned.
even a budget wedding can add up… and up… and up. generally i know what i want for the wedding – and how to keep costs down – but sometimes i have moments like, “i want ALL the fairy lights in the world! all of them.” so it’s a fine line to balance, and scouring wedding websites or pinterest boards either helps a lot or doesn’t help at all. so i thought i’d share some of the cost-cutting ideas i’ve found online with you, in case you’re in the same boat.
you might remember my post last year about Les Composantes, the fashion label by French designer Morgane Sézalory that debuted a hand picked vintage collection every month. well, Morgane has just launched her new venture Sézane which features her own creations, “pieces that have been designed for real life and to be a genuinely fashionable, desirable and affordable alternative.”
okay okay, i give in. here’s a new music mix for you! yesterday was a public holiday in south africa, which means a lot of people round here are taking a bit of a long weekend… so i made use of the down time to catch up on new music and compile a smattering of good songs for you to enjoy. it’s a biggie too, topping in at 20 tracks.
i haven’t been able to get the spring lookbook for Barena Venezia out of my mind since spotting it at Honey Kennedy yesterday. Jen and i were actually swooning over it on twitter too, and we might have gone off on a tangent about bearded men and Roman gods… and bearded men as Roman gods (or in this case, Venetian gods). but please, don’t get side tracked. i need you to focus here.
every now and then you come across a photographer that has an unmistakable eye for detail, soft touches and perfect scenes. browsing through their portfolio is a dream, nothing seems out of place or forced. and above all you don’t walk away thinking, “i wonder what photoshop action they’re using?” no, just simple, beautiful photography. that’s what Trevor Triano is all about. also he took amazing pictures of Paris that i love.
10 awesomely awesome things, title inspired by the rad art up in (1) Kate’s home, featured by Warby Parker. (2) this girl all bundled up. (3) this wedding photographed by Modern Hearts. (4) this crown ring by Dean Davidson. (5) these salt & pepper shakers by Pigeon Toe Ceramics. (6) this hand-drawn business card. (7) this fun identity design for a bistro, by Manuel Dal-Ollio. (8) Kate again – this time her new jewellery line. (9) Bri’s amazing new living room. (10) clogs! always. especially golden ones (these are by Funkis).