Thursday, 21 April 2016

10 things I learnt recently

photo by me

1. You can't change anyones mind - you can only change the way you see the situation.
2. I like THIS Reading Project idea, that's started in New York City.
3. Every women should have a professional photoshoot done at least once, its so good for an ego boost and reminding you how sexy you are (HERE is one from a shoot I just did)
4. The person who cares the least has the most power.
5. Being a tour guide in your city reminds you just how lucky you are to live where you do.
6. Sometimes your heart will make no sense and that's ok. It's not always meant to.
7. Hangovers get way harder with age.
8. HERE is how to make people think you have your shit together
9. Watching a beautiful sunset, can save the crappiest day.
10. This is very true - "Despite how open, peaceful, and loving you attempt to be, people can only meet you as deeply as they have met themselves." - Matt Kahn

April music mix

Made a list,for a good friend, of some of the songs swimming around in my head right now. Decided I'd share it on here too ('cause maybe you'll like it)...

* Ciggarettes after sex  - affection   
* The Editors - The Weight
* Heartless Bastards - Only for you
* Nouvelle Vague - Dance with me
* Amber run - I found
* The chainsmokers - Dont let me down 
 * Broods - Bridges
* Animals - Coast Modern
* Salt Cathedral - No ordinary man
* Pale - Too Much 
* The Chainsmokers - Roses
Ps - all youtube links - any advice on how to make better playlists welcome

Wednesday, 17 February 2016

Hello, Fish Hoek beach


I took all the above photos on Fish Hoek beach this year. I live very close to this beach and I'm very thankful that I can do daily coastal walks. This beach tends to get the wind a lot, but when its a still day it's absolutely stunning.

It's also one of the only beaches in the Cape that has shark nets. The nets are only put up on a small portion of the beach, between certain times - but considering the beach has a lot of shark activity, it's better than no nets at all.

Oh and its also the indian ocean side, so the water tends to be warmer than the ice-cream headache inducing waters of the atlantic seaboard. 

Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Home sweet home

Pics by me.

Six months ago I bought myself my first property (yup, I went full adult). A 2 bedroom/1 bathroom little apartment in a seaside town, which I plan to rent out one day ( when i upgrade to something with a garden and a dog).

It needed a lot of renovating. There were horrible carpets, dirty walls and very little appeal. Thankfully I found parquet, wood under most of the carpets (which I had sanded and sealed) and painted every wall a neutral shade.

If someone had to ask me what my best renovating tip is, i'd say:  take your time and do things properly, rather than buying temporary things until you can afford what you really want.

There is still a lot to do in some rooms, but I wanted to share some photos of how my apartment is looking at the moment.

Have any renovating tips?

The Kalk Bay Theatre

Pics by me

Recently I went to watch a couple of shows at the Kalk Bay Theatre and they were truly fantastic.

Apart from the brilliant talent that graces it's small stage, the thing that I love most about this theatre is it's charm & intimate feel (its located in a converted church).

There is also a little restaurant above the theatre area, where you can have some food and drinks before the show (and yes, you can keep drinking your wine while watching the play - i know you were wondering).

If you are looking for an interesting night out, I highly recommend that you give it a try. You can go HERE for all the details and see what shows are on.   

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

Lovely & local: Maria Magdalena

At the moment I am really loving Maria Magdalena Van Wyk's illustrations and prints (i'm coveting about 5 right now).

She recently collaborated with two New York based poets, Ilana Strauss and Hazel Encarnacion, to create two lovely art prints. Both pieces were exhibited in global zine collaborations at Le Galeria in New York.

Maria also launched a range of 10x10cm illustrations called 'Tiny originals' at this years Design Indaba.

You can check out her online shop over HERE