MONDAY 3 FEBRUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
A nice song for a rainy morning. We had a crazy weekend so we slept in until 9am. Best.
MONDAY 27 JANUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
I think it's time I brought back Monday morning music.. because on a Monday you really just need a good tune to take you into the week. Today's tune is "Stars" by a band called The suits. The Suits are a New York based band with an electronic rock feel and I really like them a lot.
We've been on the road a lot this month and "Stars" has pretty much been on repeat at full volume. The intro gets me every time!
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FRIDAY 10 JANUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
We shot a wedding at a beautiful venue in the Midlands last year called Netherwood. On the same property is restuarant called Blueberry hill (now Cafe) which served up the best coffee we could find in the area and some mean blueberry pancakes (I hear their cheesecake is amazing too).
Well this cafe has recently been vamped up by the ladies behind Anatomy Design. They've transformed the space into a stylish cafe with beautiful details everywhere.
When you go inside you walk into a greenhouse sort of entrance hall full of light and and walls covered in micro greens. On the left you have the Blueberry Cafe with a long porch in the front overlooking the awesome view. On the right you have Die Winkel (The shop), which is filled with beautiful things for home and travel. Comfy couches, luxurious Wolf & Maiden luggage and other nice items for gifts or for yourself.
We went there twice while we were there for lunch and breakie and they were both delicious. I'd recommend the burger for lunch and the harvest table for breakfast. It's such a generous breakfast - You get a trio of freshly squeezed juices in little lab glasses, a hot breakfast, muesli and yoghurt (with berry compote) and a board of baked goods for R65. It was a little bit too good to be true.
If you're travelling in the KZN area anytime soon i'd definitely recommend a detour to visit Blueberry Hill. It's in Nottingham road (opposite Fordoun).
FRIDAY 13 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I love the stage our home is at but I often get itchy feet and want to re-do everything, or change things up when the season changes.
I still get a lot of my inspiration from these beautiful Swedish homes. This one in particular in Stockholm caught my eye.
WEDNESDAY 11 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I’m celebrating (just over) a year of quitting my job and properly starting my own business with Dylan.
It’s been a wonderful year where i’ve felt inspired, free and on a high but also stretched, stressed and challenged.
We’ve worked flipping hard (you’ll notice the lack of blogging at times) but have always felt like the hard work is rewarded.
We’ve met some incredible people and travelled to places we didn’t even know existed.
We’ve made a lot of mistakes but we’re learning and growing and challenging ourselves to be better and to give our clients something incredible.
This was part of an enquiry we received this week and it feels like the cherry on the top of a good year.
“Hey guys, your photography moves us... I found myself in tears looking at a stranger’s wedding...”
and I think this is all we want.
We want to MOVE people. We want to take the way you feel about a person and show you how that looks.
I’m excited for another year of this. More stretching, more challenges, more moving people and moving ourselves.
I’m hoping that next year will be slightly more chilled so I can feed Emmajanenation too - there are so many things I want to do but I guess it's one thing at a time.
Photo: One from the weekend from Jaco & Lize's wedding.
TUESDAY 28 JANUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Adventure is out there.
In the spirit of adventure and discovery i've decided to start a series called "Go Explore" (A better name for Travel Tuesdays). It's going to be a travel bucket list of sorts. Seeing where other people have gone in the world and showcasing some local travel too.
We went on a wonderful European adventure last year and we loved every place we visited... but it also made us realise how incredibly beautiful our own country and continent is and how much we'd like to explore it so much more!
One place we visited last year was Amsterdam in summer. You can see my Amsterdam city guide here.
We loved it in the summer, but when I came across these incredible snowy pictures of Amsterdam on a blog called Leafde I think i'd quite like to visit in winter too. How magical do all the cruisers look covered in snow? I can imagine it would be frightfully cold walking/biking around town, but I also can imagine it would be quiet and lovely with no queues, warm cafes and bottomless stroopwafels.
Excuse me now while I go look up flights to Amsterdam. (FYI current prices on Emirates are about R7500 return).
THURSDAY 23 JANUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
I'm so sorry for the silence over here. We've had a crazy month! Dylan and I have shot 3 destination weddings in a row, all in different provinces and have only been home for about 3 or 4 scattered days this month so far.
We got home yesterday and it feels like it's the 1st of January still. Time to start the year properly, sink my teeth into my huge pile of work and make all those things happen that were supposed to happen in 2014. Like feeding EJN a bit more. I want to have a bit more structure and consistency and obviously more awesome things for you to swoon over. I have a plan and i'm going to try my best to stick to it.
Let's start with the Urban Outfitters Spring Look book for 2014. It looks like the summer holiday I never had in December! Riding bikes, climbing trees and staying out on the beach until sunset.
Where did you all go this December? I want to hear all about your adventures.
Dungarees! Have any of you braved these this season?
Shot by Devyn Gallindo. Found via The Garven
THURSDAY 9 JANUARY, 2014 / COMMENTS 
Hello Everyone! Happy New year!
I hope you all had lovely festive seasons, holidays and nice times with your families and it hasn't been too rough transitioning back into work mode.
We haven't had too much of a holiday as this is our busiest time workwise, and we can't really complain because we already had our summer holiday back in July. We did however manage to squeeze in some down time in the Midlands on the way back from a wedding we shot in KZN.
We stayed at the lovely Hillhouse which we went to a few years ago with friends. It's quite far up on a hill (which you might have gathered), with a lovely view of the midlands.
It's simple, cozy and relaxing which is exactly what we needed. We did take a few day trips to shop up the antique stores, visit Mandela's Capture site and find a great place for breakfast. We also filmed a bit of our trip too, which I still need to edit. We're still figuring things out but I definitely want to do more video content for EJN in 2014.
We were watching Dylan's gran's old 8mm films the other night and it's so lovely having home videos of trips and life to look back on. While rummaging through all her reels we found an old Cinetitle set (the letters above), which they used for titles in their videos. They had only been used once so Dylan's gran let us have them. I quite like them, they feel very Wes Anderson.
Before we left I found this big old straw hat. I love it so much - when I wear it I feel like this (above). So happy!
A little video sneak peek.
We also visited the beautiful, newly revamped and renovated Blueberry Hill which will be on the blog tomorrow : )
THURSDAY 12 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
So you've seen most of my house and I thought it was about time I showed my ever changing veggie garden. We planted it earlier this year before winter - starting mostly with lettuce and a lot of herbs. After we came back from overseas we had more lettuce, herbs and cabbage than we could eat! So we wanted more... now we've planted mielies (which are just about ready!), big tomatoes, beans, peas, peppers, squash, carrots, cucumber and more! It's all coming up quite nicely and I just loooove going harvesting at lunch time to see what I can throw into my salad.
It's really easy to start growing your own food. You can even just start in a nice pot or crate. I'd start with butter lettuce, basil, rosemary, mint and any other herbs you like. You'll save so much because you only pick what you need.
Check out my crops!
MONDAY 2 DECEMBER, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Last week thursday Angie and I (as well as a ton of other bloggers and media people) were flown down to CT to celebrate the launch of Mr Price Summer!
They went all out to create the ultimate summer fest! It was basically like stepping into Coachella. We were greeted with a drink and a programme of a whole list of things to do.
There were two pop up shops. One was a summer edit of a few of the new things at Mr Price and the other was an incredible Henry Holland installation with the 9 beautiful dresses he designed for Mr Price. (Which you can get on the online store or in the shops now).
There was a flower crown making station where we could make our own fresh flower crowns, and a beauty bar where everyone could go get their hair braided and their nails done. I got a braided/flower crown combination and absolutely loved it - I really have to learn how to make my hair like this at home!
It was so awesome to see everything that Mr Price is doing with the Red Cap Foundation and to see all the exciting new things they have in store for 2014.
Scroll through to see a few highlights from the day.
Sneak peeks from their S/S 14 range.
It was such a rad day meeting and chilling with internet friends, eating amazing food from the Old biscuit mill vendors and listening to some lovely tunes by Jimmy Nevis and Blush and Bass.
One other very cool thing they had was an Instabooth provided by the newly relaunched 250gram. Every instagram we posted with the hashtag #MrPmySummer got printed out and we got to take them all home.
Thanks Mr Price for an incredible day!
Images: Most are from mine and Angie's iphones. Some are from the Mr P blog.