Beauty Talk

lizard analogy explained below since pregnancy my complexion has adopted what i’d like to call “lizard skin”. nobody talks about lizard skin, they only talk about that that glow that all pregnant women seem to bask under. not me, my skin went from kinda okay and normal to dry and red,…

Jane Sews Giveaway

Hello! (said in Adele voice) i haven’t done a giveaway in such a long time, so i am very excited for this one – not least because Jane Sews is one of our proudest South African exports. i have seen Amy Venter grow her label from a young fashion range to…

Lately

so, this week did not go as planned. went to the office on Monday, worked, came home… and then, started feeling a bit weird. four days later and i could finally get out of bed this morning, after enduring the stomach flu of death. i feel like maybe everything is heightened when you’re pregnant?…

Mid Week Distraction No. 29

vintage photo above courtesy of Robert Barone i have a legitimately solid reason for being slow on the posts this week, and that reason is this. yes! we are expecting a little boy in May next year. one thing no one tells you (or maybe they did, but i didn’t listen) is…

Goodies No. 25

one of the saddest things about living in South Africa is that i can almost never partake in online shopping. all the stuff you see on the blog that i love so much? i can never buy it. it either takes 6 months to arrive, gets lost in our dismal…

Mid Week Distraction No. 28

above: Las Vegas Chorus Girl Kim Smith, 1954 it’s a mid week distraaaaaaaacttiiiiiiooooooon! (Oprah voice) hey guys, long time no distraction right? i have been dutifully saving great links left and right, but i feel like the internet has been a bit of a desert for me lately. truth is i…

Mid Week Distraction No. 27

okay, okay. this is not a mid week distraction. it is of course an end of week distraction. unless you work on weekends – in which case this IS a mid week distraction! look, just distract yo self okay? there’s a lot in here, perhaps the most distractions i have…

Mid Week Distraction No. 26

Brigitte Bardot (Bed with Dog) by Terry O’Neill there are exciting things happening at home these days. we are getting new parquet floors installed in our study, had a bed delivered (hello firm mattress, goodbye back ache!), measuring up to have our bedroom cupboards redone (goodbye cherry laminate veneer – i never liked you…

Goodies No. 24

hey! here are some Nice Things for your eyeballs or yourself or your home or your best friend or your frenemy… cause we all need to make amends, and even your frenemy likes nice things. you can just click on the images or description for the link – isn’t that…

Mid Week Distraction No. 25

MID WEEK DISTRAAAAAACTIIIOOOOOOON! (Oprah Voice) i took a bit of a pause in the distractions department because i began feeling pressure to find interesting links every week. so, i am reverting to a more healthy distraction lifestyle – it will still be mid week, but not every week. i want…

These Things No. 63

i cannot BELIEVE the last time i did a These Things was in October last year! that is crazy. i guess ever since i started the Mid Week Distractions i put These Things on the back burner, which is silly cause they’re not the same thing. These Things is like…

Mid Week Distraction No. 24

heeeeeeeeeeey guys! not much news around here, except that it is finally cold and i get to wear a scarf again. do you know how much this excites me? A LOT. i’m also hoping that maybe it will rain soon, since we are starting to get hit by water restrictions.…

Mid Week Distraction No.23

i can’t thank you all enough for all your excellent book recommendations on the previous edition of MWD. i’m not exaggerating when i say that i downloaded a sample of every single suggestion onto my Kindle – now i have no excuse not to read anymore. but a funny thing…

Mid Week Distraction No. 22

so this coming weekend is a long weekend in SA, as well as next weekend. yes, this is the month of all the public holidays ever. i have a favour to ask you – can you recommend a GREAT book to get stuck into? i plan on putting away my devices…

Mid Week Distraction No. 21

this may seem ridiculous to all my US readers, but i only just started using Spotify (with a little, ahem, help to access it from outside the US). i even found an app to mute those annoying ads! well, enough about my nefarious activities – can you recommend any great users to…