Decadent Threads: Cocoon Cardigan, Coat or Both?

You try fashion trends, but are they now among your Winter essentials?
Just ruminating on the ERRE outerwear that’s become my year-round Must-Have, and the other warm styling picks that make this season’s cut…

Travel Essentials: Photography Tips for Solo Travel or Fashion Shoots

Taking decent photos is awkward and difficult as it is. I’m just offering photography tips I’ve learned through trial and error (and fashion & travel fun), to make it a bit easier for you to capture better memories with more polish and ease.

Here are my Top 6 amateur photography tips – whether you’re using a smartphone or DSLR camera…

Decadent Threads: An Off-White Selection

Easing into summer with a color that feels fresh, pure, and like the best parts of summer – and a dress and sneaker that pairs well for the season!
With help from my street style, red carpet looks, and resort styling, learn more about the shades of white, and its place in my look of the day and wardrobe for life…

Stylish Safe Stay: The Winchester Hotel

The Winchester Hotel, newly reopened and already popular among curious foodies, business pods, brunch hoards & staycation travellers alike, brings with it a medley of good food, better design, and even greater hospitality.
Here’s why this seaside Cape hotel is this seasons blooming offering, for locals and tourists beyond…

Try Time: San Pellegrino Essenza

Just why is premium sparkling mineral water so popular?
Well a sip of the new S.Pellegrino Essenza range would explain it more than any words.

But here’s what I thought of it, in the lead up to summer fun & foodie adventures…

Cocktails in the City: Geometric Gin & San Pellegrino Fun

Some afternoons are made for experimental fun. Catch me trying my hand at mixology with my DIY cocktails, featuring Geometric Gin and San Pellegrino.
This also reads like a How-To Guide on How to do Gin without Tonic.

Don’t miss the great tips!

Travel By Scent: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale

We travel to the Americas with today’s scent: Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse Florale Multi-Use Dry Oil.
Find out more about this glimmering beauty product, the floral fragrance, and my journey to its discovery…

Travel Essentials: Cosy for Cottagecore

There’s so many ways to re-style knitwear to suit the weather and an aesthetic mood.
Check out how I planned my looks for Cottagecore life at Boschendal Farm – my recent travel staycation stop…

Decadent Threads: Vaccinated in Velvet

Plush velvet was my fashion choice for the momentous occasion of my first Covid-19 jab.
There was a whole process to styling – being swept up in the euphoria of finally being closer to this pandemics end, and the fascinating rise of merch saying things like #PfizerGang

Here’s how I got vaccinated in velvet…

Stylish Safe Stay: Boschendal Estate

Escape to where you’ll be more than a pandemic survivor.
Boschendal Estate is a practical and stunning travel destination – with luxury Cottagecore that blooms against the backdrop of magnificent wineland vistas.
Find out about this farm and the special deals they have for you, now!

Stylish Safe Stay: The Halyard Apartments

Sweet digs, simple treats, and sensational sleep – here’s how the relatively new kid on the Cape hospitality block, The Halyard, has an apartment experience I’ve reviewed as a stylish safe staycation hotel choice, which you could book into now, on AirBnB!

Decadent Threads: The Gift of the Bow

I’m talking self-styling, fashion commentary, event looks, my favourite proudly South African fashion house ERRE, and the flourish of a fantastic fashion find…

Check out some great travel style snaps if you don’t feel like reading too…

Stylish Safe Stay: Hôtel du Parc

Find out whether Hôtel du Parc is worth booking into for your next Staycation, as I review another Cape hotel for my Stylish Safe Stay travel series.

Here’s your local travel insider’s look on this boutique hotels quality of sleep, style, safety, and more…

Wanderlust: Plush Hotel Beds & Crisp Linens

Reminiscing on the hotel beds I’ve loved before, the wonders of crisp white linens, and ruminating on tourism and local travel culture in the age of the Covid-19 global pandemic.

Catch up on hotels, hospitality, and a little bit of hope – from London to New York, Cape Town, to the South of France…

Travel Essentials: Skincare Beauty Finds

I honestly have Self-Care Exhaustion from being locked down, but these are the products I cant do without now, where my skin, travel, and beauty is concerned…

Culinary Quest: Loose Leaf TWG Teas

From High Tea in gorgeous spaces, to Afternoon Tea at home, this is why my imported loose leaf TWG teas have become part of an at-home ritual during lockdown…

Culinary Quest: Casa Labia by Ideas Cartel

At this innovation intersection, Casa Labia Cultural Centre serves warm hospitality, culinary delights to remember, views perfect for rest & relaxation, an event calendar for the family, and an aesthetic staycation to remember.

Here’s why you should visit…

Stylish Safe Stay: Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel

The Belmond Mount Nelson Hotel is all accessible affluence, and a world of flavour fun, travel relaxation, and slivers of familiar comfort.
Catch the luxury hotel deal of the year, and wander with me as I review the hospitality at this esteemed Belmond offering…

Travel by Scent: NUXE Prodigieux le Parfum

During the lockdown, scent became a singular sentimental experience to satisfy my wanderlust.
Here’s how NUXE Prodigieux le Parfum fared in my metaphorical travels with beauty…

Decadent Threads: Bougie by Daylight

For lack of recent fashion week moments, I reminisce and appreciate styling the wearable art fashion house ERRE makes – this time, an evening gown to elevate even your daytime streetstyle, or just High Tea…

Decadent Threads: Mohair Sweaters for the Winter

It’s Sweater Weather season, and I’m contemplating my fashion needs – from knits to haute couture.
Here’s more about the fresh ERRE winter collection that’s bringing design substance to the spacious practical knit…

Stylish Safe Stay: Old Foundry Hotel

The hotels under Ideas Cartel can sometimes come off as contrived, but they’re also fun and not at all off-putting.
The Old Foundry finished my trilogy of this hospitality brand, and this is everything you need to know about the experience, foodie favourites, travel perks, value for money, and style…