Our Holiday Season

at this time of year i am met with imagery of “The Holidays” everywhere online – snowy winter scapes, white dusted christmas trees, mulled wine, fireplaces and simply every possible variation of a typical holiday season. you see it in articles in your Facebook timeline and in the holiday gift guides that pop up on…

An Island

Luca Moretti is an Italian photographer who was born & lives in Tuscany. this past summer he took a series of photos on Elba, an Italian island close to where he lives. it took me straight back to holidays i have been lucky to have in Italy and elsewhere on…

HOLI-DAZE

hello! merry christmas! happy new year! just wanted to let you know that i am still here, and have not suddenly abandoned the blog without a word… we are currently on our summer holiday in Kei Mouth, a small town on the Wild Coast about 14 hours drive from Cape Town.…

Beklina Giveaway!

one of the great perks about posting things i love is that it often connects me to the very makers that i blog about. one such example is Lina Rennell – the amazingly creative woman behind online shop Beklina whose own line i shared earlier this year. one thing lead to another, and…

2014

happy new year! we are still on holiday at the seaside where my family has been spending summers for the past decade. soon we will be road tripping up to the Transkei to spend time with Anton’s family, and we will revisit the spot where we got engaged exactly a…

Bushed Holiday

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…

See You Soon

this is where i’ll be. this post is bittersweet because on the one hand i am on holiday (yes!!) but on the other hand it means i will be taking a break from the blog for a couple of weeks. we are road tripping up to the wild coast -…

Amathunzi

we took a much needed break this weekend and were lucky enough to spend a day with family at the amazing Amathunzi Nature Reserve (less than two hours outside Cape Town – man i love this country). if you follow me on instagram you might have seen my pics of…

Monica Sanchez

i love this series of photographs by Monica Sanchez taken with a Nikon FM2 – a film camera that i also use. it makes me want to go out and buy a roll of film (and is also helping the summer psyching). check out her flickr. all photographs by Monica Sanchez

welcome beyond

welcome beyond is a website “showcasing the most beautiful and unique vacation homes & boutique hotels around the world” or “hand-picked paradise” – as they put it. well, that’s handy. these are the kind of places i’d fancy a holiday in… i remember staying in a similarly rustic & charming…

camping

as a kid my family would often go on camping trips, especially up the coast during the holidays. my parents had this huge canvas tent that was super complicated to put up – but the end result was a harry-potter like palace that could sleep all six of us. perhaps not…

got something for you

it’s almost a month till christmas. and if your supermarkets are anything like ours, you’ve been bombarded with christmas music since october. if only they’d play this holiday album from target, filled with tunes from rad bands like wavves, best coast and coconut records amongst others. you’ll be able to download the songs for free on 28 november.