PARIS BLOOMS

 .     Hey there guys, It’s day two of my trip and I had already walked more than a marathon (this is probably a good thing since I am running a half one in New York in less than a week). I always end up being over excited on my first day in a new city and try and cram as much of the sights in to this one day. So that’s what I did and now I feel super accomplished. Now I can relax and start looking for those Parisian gems, the one’s off the beaten track. Paris is…

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London

   .        I am sitting in my bed in the hotel in Paris. Finally. I am here. This is where it all begins. I left Johannesburg last night and had a 10 hour flight to Heathrow. The lay over to Paris was 10 hours. There is no way that I would survive sitting on the airport waiting for 16:00 to arrive. So we took the Heathrow Express and 15 minutes later I found myself on Paddington Station. It is quite a couple of blocks to Portobello Road, so, with the weather being absolutely beautiful and my legs being restless…

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HELL WEEK

  Last week was what Pierre and I call “Hell Week”. This week starts with our anniversary (3 years this year), peaks with Pierre’s birthday and then closes with Valentine’s Day… Hell? Not for us, but for our bank accounts. I flew down from Johannesburg to George on Tuesday, anticipating (and packing for) the sunny weather the Southern Cape has had the couple of weeks before my arrival. Well, I must have deserved some bad karma somehow because it started raining the minute I set foot in the Southern Cape. We didn’t let that stop us though. I still put…

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cheers on a new chapter

The end of an era. For the past four years, the Western Cape was my home. Originally a Transvaal girl, I had to see what the whole ‘rave’ about the Cape was about. So I headed to the beautiful town of Stellenbosch for my undergrad and I wasn’t disappointed. This is where I met my best friends and also my incredible boyfriend. These were days of trading Economics lectures for a box of wine at Bohemia, days of blurry res formals and pub nights, of Saturday morning runs in the mountain and Sunday mornings at the Root 44 market…doing the…

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desert days

I’m back! I just arrived back home after a month of traveling from the western coast of Africa to the East and back to the West. I spent most of my holiday in the desert in Namibia, but did an epic cross-continental trip to the lush and warm shores of Mozambique, but more about that in my next post. For now I am just going to give you a quick glimpse of the beauty and solitude of the Namib desert. I spent two weeks in a fishing town on the coast of Namibia called Henties Bay. On of these days, Pierre and I  decided…

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bomber jackets 101

The ultimate cool item in your closet, The bomber jacket. Every celebrity and street-style stars have been wearing these jackets this season – and for good reason. This will become your go-to staple item for this awkward half-winter-half-spring time and also then especially in the summer, (although we all have trouble admitting that summer does not always consist of 32 degree beach days) where we sometimes need something light to take the chill out of a windy summer night. I found myself a floral bomber for a bargain and decided to wear it in an athleisure style. I kept it sleek with…

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outfit of the day – 8 october

This past week has been one of the most exciting and important weeks of my life. I presented a whole marketing campaign to a major international company as part of my final assessment of the year. It went extremely well and I finally had a weekend that was more than one day long. Although it has been spring for more than a month, today was a picture perfect Stellenbosch winter’s day. I started my day with a 10km run in the Stellenbosch Mountain. I set out while it was beautifully sunny and ended my run with a 3km sprint in…

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