Sheila-Madge Bakker

you may remember Andel Olivier’s astoundingly beautiful wedding dress that i featured a few years ago, it was designed by Sheila-Madge Bakker who, at the time, did not have a website. but hooray she does now – featuring her ready to wear collections as well as a wedding line. she’s actually also done a collaboration…

I wanna be a Flapper girl

i have a regular habit of browsing the dress section of ASOS, maybe because i’m always imagining i would have a special occasion to wear a dress to. not that i need an excuse to wear a dress, anyway, but these days it would quickly get covered by sticky fingers or…

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…

Animal Scarves by Nina Führer

quick! the baby is asleep and i have a few minutes to bust out a post, let’s gooooooooo! (this should be a new series huh??) these animal scarves by Nina Führer made me smile. it’s still stinking hot around here, but i would so wear one as soon as i got the…

Monochromatiques

at first when browsing through Paris based designer Isabelle’s shop Monochromatiques i simply appreciated the fine minimalist jewellery – and then i began to notice sublime little surprises: a tiny brooch of matchsticks, a curtain blowing in the wind, a popcorn pin, assemble-it-yourself jewellery inspired by baby’s building bricks, an ode to the…

Bonsergent Studio

every year around this time i start pining for winter. like really cold, icy winter. we still have about 2 of the hottest months to get through, but i’m hoping that when Axel’s first birthday swings around in May (!!) i’ll be wearing a winter coat. what kind of coat? i…

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…

Cats Cats Meow Art!

this made me smile – cat inspired art, pins and other goodies by designer Nia Gould aka Niaski. she took inspiration from her own cats: Sampson, Frankenstein, Salvador and Socket. Henri Catisse probably made me laugh the most. you can shop everything at her Etsy shop.

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…