A Compendium of Radness

i want to preface this post by talking about the blog a little bit. way back in 2009 when i first started blogging i was just sharing (often random) things i loved; and i still do, of course. but at some point the blogging world because serious business, and then we had to compete…

Mid Week Distraction No. 36

i actually have a secret Pinterest board called Mid Week Distractions that i save all of these into, FYI. and man has that board been collecting dust. if you want to see fun, weird internet things more regularly i would highly recommend the Reddit app – it’s my most scrolled resource…

Goodies No. 29

time for some GOODIES! first of all, the new Mara Hoffman swimwear is DELICIOUS. the above high-waisted bikini is my fave, also all of these… well, everything! if i needed a shower curtain i would definitely get this one by Quiet Town: these vessels by Sophie Eveleigh are gorgeous: my favourite emoji…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Yellow Gold

i finished wrapping all our presents yesterday, and we had an early Christmas dinner with Anton’s family to swap gifts before everyone split up for the holidays. i made a truly eighties style gammon, everyone brought a side dish, and we had red velvet cake for dessert. i also listened to Christmas…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Blue

have you finished shopping? no? really? i’m at the stage now where i just want Christmas to be over. it’s making me BLUE, you guys! see the rest of the gift guides here.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Brown

maybe BROWN is a weird colour to pick for a gift guide. uuuum, amber? tan? caramel? coffee? cocoa? let’s not try to be fancy – it’s all brown in my books. but this is good stuff, you guys! have you done all your Christmas shopping yet? i am about halfway.…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Red

oh my, i never thought i’d say this… but RED might be my favourite gift guide so far! i would happily wear this tee and this cap while sipping coffee out of this flask and skimming this book by the glow of this light – all with a tomato sheet mask on…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: White

the only thing that’s white about our Christmases are our beaches. i was just recently musing how i would love to someday house swap with someone up north during the festive season, just to experience a cold Christmas for once. but there is also something comforting about eating cold meats, salads…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Green

it’s surprisingly tough to find green themed gifts, perhaps it’s just not a fashionable colour right now? but i, for one, love all these things – especially the marbled pieces. that octopus hook is super cute too (i have another awesome hook that i’ll be featuring in my Gold gifts guide…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Black

i actually didn’t intentionally PLAN to post my black 2016 Holiday Gift Guide post on Black Friday, but there you go. a strange thing has happened in South Africa – and i’m sure everywhere else in the world – Black Friday has become a thing here. which i find amazing because…

2016 Holiday Gift Guide: Pink

i actually haven’t done gift guides in a couple of years, so i thought it was about time to revive these! and as is tradition, i am sorting them by colour. truth be told i don’t really want anything for Christmas this year. i would love just to hang out…

Mid Week Distraction No. 35

The Beatles photographed by Linda McCartney. so, i am now privileged to have a nanny help out with Axel two days a week, which means more regular blogging will resume – yay! and that also means that more regular mid week distractions will resume. i’m still trying to figure this work and baby thing…

The cutest woven baby baskets by Design Dua

if i had known about these awesome handwoven moses baskets from Ghana before Axel was born i would have ordered one in a nano second! he is now of course far too big to fit into any normal sized basket, but i would even consider getting one just to keep…

Mid Week Distraction No. 34

aaaand we’re back! i’m actually surprised i don’t have more mid week distractions for you this week, truth is my latest obsession is Instagram Stories – i just love watching (and creating!) them more than anything else at  the moment… sadly my internet exploring has fallen by the wayside. and of course…

Things I REALLY use as a new mom

i’ve had a few messages and requests from moms-to-be for me to share the things i really use (and never used) as a first time mom. i think pregnant women easily get suckered into buying many unnecessary things before the baby arrives, even though you are pretty clueless as to what you might…