These garlands are the perfect outdoor feature to create that special feel in your garden. Choose your favourite one, use your old material cut-offs and create something different that will allow your guests to go: “Where did you get that?” when they next have tea in your garden.
Monday, October 31, 2011
When setting your dinner table most of us make sure we have matching dishes, knives, forks and the usual role call. But by adding a little tweak of colour or a touch of detail makes all the difference.
See how this ordinary white setting gets some life with a touch of green.
A coloured glass and this beautiful tablecloth give’s you the feeling of the sunset over the ocean.
Little card with your guest’s name on creates the detail that we all deserve.
Friday, October 28, 2011
Thursday, October 27, 2011
How I can kick myself for not going to Kings of Leon in Cape Town, let me count the ways! Just want everyone who went to know, I officially hate you now. Hehehe! Just kidding, I just like you less than normal.
This week’s Vintage favourites have a little touch from the local farm we visited in Wittedrift, Vryheid (Freedom). I hope you like these as much as I do.
1) Vintage Cupboard – Reminds me of the cupboard in Narnia
2) Painting & Frame
3) Glass Coke bottles and crate – I know you still get these but you they’re not the easiest to find and Coke used to make these before they came out in tins
4) Assortment of Vintage Crayons
5) Campbell’s advert from way back in the day – wish I had a Campbell’s bag like that
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
I do apologise profusely for not posting a new favourite things last week, but never the less here’s my new favourite things for this week.
Cartier Love Bracelet – I’ve been completely in love with this for forever!
The Dakota headband from La Luce
The Provocateur Dress by Many Belles Down for Frock Shop
Soaring Ring from Francesca’s Collections
Christian Louboutin Pumps
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
I stumbled onto this very cute website today called Francesca’s Collections. So I decided to share this with you all. Francesca’s pride themselves as one of the most fashion forward retailers which you’ll agree with once you see the amazing collections they have on their website. Here are some of my favourites.
For more information on Francesca’s Collections visit http://www.francescascollections.com/
If you watched Charly’s Cake Angels on SABC 3 then you’ll need no introduction to this bakery. Charly’s bakery is Cape Town’s IT bakery and they are always praised for their cakes as works of art.
This family run bakery bakes amazing wedding cakes, birthday cakes, baby shower cakes, anniversary cakes, bachelorette cakes and basically any type of cake you want. Be it big or small, from petit fours to high tier cakes, they can do it all.
Monday, October 24, 2011
Don’t you think it’s beautiful. I was lucky enough to spend some time there this weekend and I could not let the rest of you not know how beautiful it is. All I can say is WOW!
With the world in recession many people have decided to invest in gold. Well with me who has a big love for fashion what better gold to buy than Jean Paul Gaultier gold bars? CPoR, French Gold Investment company, has asked JPG to design them a unique gold bar.
To own a JPG Gold Bar you’ll only pay $1680 for a 25-carat bar engraved with a tattoo styled Jean Paul Galtier name over a heart.
Friday, October 21, 2011
Wednesday, October 19, 2011
How amaze is this Protea Stool? It is so amazing that Elle Décor have chosen it as one of the finalists for the Elle Decoration Solve New Talent Search in association with Boardmans – 2011.
Once again student at Design Time Institute of Interior Design, Ruben Rossouw has mesmerized us with his unique talent. The competition received close to 200 entries and Ruben was selected as one of the best.
Ruben states the following: “Growing up in South Africa one is constantly reminded of the natural beauty of our country, I was therefor inspired by our national flower, the Protea. My design portrays the abstract form of the flower and its natural characteristics.”
Congrats Mr. Rossouw, I truly hope you win as I’d love to buy one of those for myself.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
As you all know, I’m completely in love with Australian based Forever New. Therefore I’ve decided to share their 2 new collections with you. The 2 collections are called Shanghai Rose and Palm Springs.
Check out the full collection on http://www.forevernew.com.au/Collections.aspx
Monday, October 17, 2011
Friday, October 14, 2011
Thursday, October 13, 2011
Another Vintage Thursday… yay! Next week I’ll be showing you some of my personal vintage favourites I have at home.
1. Asteral Alarm Clock – do not ask me why I am soo obsessed with old clocks, they’re a magnet and I’m drawn to them it seems
2. Vintage Flower Trimmed Mirror
3. Bermuda one for me belt from Modcloth
4. Very vintage typewriter
5. Blue buttons
The latest hair trend which was sported at Fashion Week by several big designers like Luca Luca, Rochas and YSL is a big hit.
The big question everyone obviously has is: “how can I get the look?”
1. Make a side parting and spray your hair liberally with hairspray.
2. Comb your hair back and down as if you’re going to make a low ponytail. Then roll all the hair around a long bendy roller and bend both ends of the roller up to form a horseshoe.
3. Use bobby pins to secure all the hair and tuck in loose ends. Spray your whole head with hairspray to finish.
Wednesday, October 12, 2011
Not only is there a bit on my Paris Fashion Week favourites but also my new favourite things. A double dose it is!
1) Tin Ton chair by BarberOsgerby for Vitra
2) Miu Miu Glitter shoes, especially the Gold ones
3) This yellow chandelier
4) Hairclip by Elsa Corsi
5) Arum Lilies – I got one enormous bunch today from my Mr. Strydom (heart)