TUESDAY 30 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
After a meeting in the CBD this morning Dylan and I went to have quick bite and coffee at the new eatery in Braamfontein called Daleahs. It's lovely spot with delicious food, good coffee in pretty, transparent cups and an all around nice atmosphere. I just had croissant but Dylan had the beef sliders which were amazing, and so fairly priced. Dylan also tried the Greek coffee which was a really authentic experience, served with a shot of sparkling water and a sweet preserved fig.
They're in the bright green building just off Juta street (opposite Post). :)
(I recommend sitting outside in the little courtyard, it's really nice).
FRIDAY 26 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
We're going to Barcelona for a whole week in July so i'm slowly putting together a list of places I want to go to. I Spotted this cute cake shop on Jelanie yesterday that is definitely on the list! How sweet is the branding and interiors? Looks like a nice place to have tea and rest your legs.
If you have any other awesome recommendations for Barcelona let me know : ) My friend Casey has already referred me to an amazing alternative guide to Barcelona called Le Cool which i've already download. It has a lot of very cool spots and things to do where you can avoid the tourists. I also saw that Bri from Design Love Fest has also just posted her own city guide to Barcelona. So many places to fit into one week!
THURSDAY 25 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
We're back in PTA again today at a new spot called Ginger & Fig. I had seen a few instagrams about this place. I saw the lights. I saw the interiors and I had to go. It's a small space but really beautifully set up with a lot of Anatomy design items (which I wish were all mine).
Their menu is quite small, but there are some nice options to choose from. I had the chicken salad, which I immediately regretted ordering when Dylan's burger arrived with the tastiest sweet potato chips ever. I stole quite a few though, so it was alright in the end. The chicken salad was a little bit oily but i'm kind of purist when it comes to salads (I don't really do the Balsamic vinegar and olive oil thing). Why torture yourself with the healthy option when it doesn't end up being healthy at all?
Tips: Order any that comes with Sweet potato chips and marvel at the beautiful interior design.
Find them at Shop 5, Brooklyn Centre, Corner of Jan Shoba and Lynnwood Roads, Pretoria, South Africa.
Opening times: Monday: 07h00 - 17h30 Tuesday - Friday: 06h00 - 17h30 Saturday: 07h00 - 15h00
TUESDAY 23 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
I loved shooting this beautiful modern farm wedding out in Heidelberg. I also just loved how in love these two were. They made our job so easy.
To see more go visit our Lad & Lass site
TUESDAY 16 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
is Beefcakes in my opinion*
Where else in Joburg do you get to drink an endless variety of pink drinks, play bingo, daaance and get to eat a proper burger while doing it? I had dinner there a few weeks ago with a few lovely local bloggers and had such a good time. I don't know if any of you remember the movie Pleasantville (?) but I felt like I was in the Pleasantville diner.. where all the cool 50's kids hang out on a friday night, drink bubblegum milkshakes and eat hamburgers.
We went on a tuesday night, which is bingo night, hosted by Molly. We tried our best to win but think we were slightly pre-occupied with our Watermelon cosmos and Lemon drop Martini's.
Later on in the evening they brought out these (above)... which are deep fried twinkie's and banana spring rolls. Oh. my. word. You have to try these at least once in your life. They will change you. (Also if you wanted to know... the burger I ordered above is a Beach Boy which is also delicious).
Find Beefcakes at Illovo Muse.
198 Oxford Rd, Illovo.
They're open Tues - Sun. Be sure to book a table for dinner!
FRIDAY 26 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Oh whats this?
Just another visual feast of pastels and ruffles from Ulyana Sergeenko.
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THURSDAY 25 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Margot Molyneux has just launched her online store. It's clean and beautiful just like her clothes. Here are a few items that caught my eye while browsing.
Shipping costs R60 and takes 3 days for a local delivery, and International delivery for R150 that will reach you in 7-10 days.
They also have a sizing guide online which helps a lot if you're not sure what will fit.
WEDNESDAY 24 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
What are your desires and plans for this coming winter?
For me our work slows down wonderfully. These last few months we have worked hard and i'm not complaining at all. Busy is good but i'm looking forward to the down time. I'm looking forward to cozy slow week day mornings, making several cups of tea before having to get going and getting around to all the things i've been wanting to do (There's quite a list).
I love this Winter look book by Element Eden, not only because of clothes (and the clothes are amazing) but because of the whole idea of winter down time, getting cosy and crafty, and drinking abundant amounts of tea.
Here are a few of my winter goals/plans, I encourage you to make a list of your own too.
1. Get lost in a few good books instead of getting lost in Pinterest.
2. Create. I have a few things i've been dying to make for a while, but haven't had the time or head space to just do it!
3. Get/Make prints for the house. Our walls still feel bare and I have a few ideas/photos in mind.
4. Make a rad wedding album. I STILL haven't put together our own wedding book.
5. Be careful with electricity. Winter is the time when bills go up like crazy. Make more hot water bottles. Grab a blanket. Get our anthracite fire place working.
6. Create a few yummy (healthy) go-to winter recipes. Soups, stews to cook in bulk and freeze. I'd be happy to share them here too if they turn out nicely.
7. Escape winter when it gets too much. Even if you go to Durban, or a warm coffee shop. Sometimes you need to escape it, and get out of the house. We're going to Europe in July and are very excited for our month of summer in between the cold. (hey, we didn't have a December!) ; )
8. Start a personal photography project. Don't know what it will be yet, but something without pressure, and that isn't for profit.
9. Finish our house. I feel like things are 80% there. It just needs a bit more love, and things on the walls.
10. Make my own mix of homemade tea. I've been drinking a lot of interesting herbal teas lately and i'm pretty keen to attempt to make a blend of my own. (Ps. check out the Chai tea recipe at the end)
Here is delicious home made chai tea recipe to make at home this winter (courtesy of EE):
What are your winter plans? I'd love to hear them.
FRIDAY 19 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Dylan and I spent quite a lot of time in Pretoria this week mostly meeting with clients, and in between meetings we popped into the cool new coffee shops on the Pretoria block. One being Lucky bread co which is an awesome marriage between Tribeca coffee and The bread gypsy. They serve a huge variety of coffee based beverages but also to my delight make their own tea. I had two pots of "falling in love again" tea, and savoured each cup. I don't know what was in it but it was fruity and delicious and I wouldn't mind another cup right now! Their big sell is also their bread and obviously sandwiches. We had just eaten lunch so opted for a tea time waffle. It was hard to choose between the Lemon meringue pie and the S'mores waffle, but we eventually decided on the latter which didn't last 5 minutes.
Can we also just talk about how beautifully designed this place is? I don't know who was responsible for creating this brand but whoever it was did an incredible job. The amount of detail in each sign and collateral is incredible.
Also the staff are super friendly and the service was great! Thanks for having us!
Lucky bread is in Brooklyn Mall by the movies : ) open from 9am - 9pm.
I hope you open up shop in JHB soon!
MONDAY 15 APRIL, 2013 / COMMENTS 
A beautiful look book to start the week off on the right foot.
I'm finally over my flu and got up really early this morning to get work done. I hate being so far behind on work so trying to squeeze in as many extra hours as I can. Hope your Monday is amazing!
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