Travel South Africa: Escape to the White House Beach Villa

It is 2017 people! Forgo the sticky, heated hustle-and-bustle of city life, and all those predictable travel destinations, for something different (read: amazing). Retreat from the post-festive season sadness and genuine January/February funk, by escaping to a luxurious South African beach destination in Yzerfontein, called The White House Beach Villa. The white shingle-clad, three-storey abode on the…

2017! Year of epic #BodyPositivity

It started with a beat – No, for real! Dancing around in my room, feeling good while jamming out, is somewhat cathartic, and ups my self-confidence tremendously. Maybe, it’s the rise in endorphin’s, or just a really good song, but I truly delved into where I stood with body positivity at the end of 2016….

Cape Town foodie escapades: Bosjes Review

I’ve only been back in the country for a bit, but I wanted to keep the momentum going, of all the fun foodie and travel escapades I’ve had. Luckily, there’s a gorgeous gem of a place located a road trip away from Cape Town, at the foot of the Waaihoek Mountain. Today’s foodie escapade takes…

Jeans Evolution: G-Star’s raw new strategy

It was in a modified chic space on 10th Avenue, at the tail end of New York Fashion Week 2017, when G-Star Raw unveiled the second coming of the G-Star Elwood X25 in collaboration with music savant Pharrell Williams. The cavernous space was transformed into a cool laundromat with a sequential mood board labelled &…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Abalone House

Tranquil. In the moments few and far between, when you need peace and relaxation, there are only a smattering of destinations in Western Cape, ideal for idyllic repose. Paternoster is one of Western Cape’s distant coastal treasures. The fishing village is one of the oldest in South Africa’s West Coast. Roadtrip 160km to Paternoster, from…

My travels to New York: Planning and execution

This trip was a gift from my mom. Every time I gushed about my travel dreams; every laptop and cellphone wallpaper she saw; all the pop culture I spent hours saturated in, and every career goal I ever mapped out – she listened to…she observed. On the day commemorating my birth, she willed this incredible…

Travel New York: The Klaasy way to tourist 2.0

Everyone who has been to The Big Apple atleast once, has their own kernels of wisdom for the next person. The essentials I have for you so far, are simple: For a little soul Carry a piece of African soul with you, on your travels. Soul Design is a Cape town-born brand dedicated to artisan…

Travel New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts is an unparalleled archive of a large sum of the worlds finest heritage pieces…as well as housing a few eateries serving surprisingly good morsels of grub. Somebody said you cannot do The Met in one day…well I sure showed them; and built up quite the appetite strolling through the…

New York foodie escapades: Le Pain Quotidien Review

Fashion Week, and the hustle and bustle of Hudson Street, New York, can really get you exhausted quickly. I’ve found myself taking breaks in boutiques and cafe’s in Midtown, alike. Starbucks is my home away from home thanks to Frappuccino delights, but it was Le Pain Quotidien – a few meters away from New York…

Travel New York: The Tourist Road Less Traveled 2.0

New York is for the brave, the pioneering thrill seeker and the secret-keepers. You bustle alongside fame mongers and vacant dreamers; finding kindred spirits among the vagabonds and career-bound forms enchanted by the glittering lights. We are humming specs moving about, in this concrete maze…but we move, and we think; throwing orders, wishes and curses…

New York foodie escapades: La Bergamote Review

A sit down lunch every day, while travelling, is not always feasible; but thank goodness I played my cards right, and ensured I got to experience a variation of good foodie joints, while in The Big Apple. I’ve had South Africa’s interpretation of some of the worlds most beloved foods, and been duly impressed by…

Travel New York: The Tourist Road Less Traveled

Don’t let anyone convince you that there are certain things from pop culture, not worth seeing in New York. One of the most fun things you can do, while planning your trip, is to research and map out all those spots seen in your favorite sitcoms and film franchises; to add those iconic landmarks to…

New York foodie escapades: Petrie Court Cafe Review

The Metropolitan Museum of the Arts is an unparalleled archive of a large sum of the worlds finest heritage pieces…as well as housing a few eateries serving surprisingly good morsels of grub. Somebody said you cannot do The Met in one day…well I sure showed them; and built up quite the appetite strolling through the…

Travel New York: A Bloggers Essential Hi Online Gadgets

It’s a brave, new world where gadgets reign supreme. For the most part, tech is a convenient way to get many of our jobs done, but humans can very rarely be replaced. That is what makes reading content – like about my New York trip – through our phones and such, so much fun. I’ve…

New York Fashion Week 2017: Event Review

There are 4 titan fashion weeks in the world – New York, London, Milan and Paris Fashion Week. Known to bring in hordes of dictators of taste, influencers, multi-million dollar brand sponsorship’s, global publicity and iconic nightlife energy, fashion weeks are not to be underestimated, as they are profit-churning career-makers, and trend-setters. However, long has…

Travel New York: The Klaasy way to tourist

Everyone who has been to The Big Apple atleast once, has their own kernels of wisdom for the next person. The essentials I have for you so far, are simple: For skin ”DUH!” Coconut Butter for the body, but you need M.A.C. Cosmetics to sort out the skin on your face with hydration, and flawlessness….

New York foodie escapades: Maialino Review

As if experiencing the rich artistry and elegant hospitality of The Gramercy Park Hotel wasn’t enough, I was presented with the opportunity to dine at the in-house restaurant, named Maialino. Fine dining is not something too foreign to me, as Cape Town boasts its own eclectic and elegant fine dining wonders, but New York establishments…

Travel New York: Escape to Gramercy Park Hotel

New York is unlike any other city in the world.  It’s reputation precedes it; and one is likely to feel like they haven’t seen or done everything there is to, within the Big Apple. Thanks to my excellent planning & networking, I did get to experience the acclaimed Gramercy Park Hotel, a hotel saturated in…

New York foodie escapades: Sadelle’s Review

New York is ridiculously overwhelming with foodie options that literally cater to a whole host of tastes. Walking down any street in Midtown, is likely to direct you to a whole-in-the-wall eatery, a food cart, fancy restaurant, gluten-free dining experience or whatever new gastronomical experience exists. I woke up late during fashion week, and visited…

New York Fashion Week 2017: Day Six Outfit of the Day

I took a day off from Fashion Week, following my feet’s insistence. I rolled back into the game, on the last day of New York Fashion Week, in my chillest outfit yet, the forecasted rain be damned! I was at the G-Star presentation, which was studded with everyone from Pharrell Williams to Jaden Smith and…

New York Fashion Week 2017: Day Five Outfit of the Day

Let me cross the street like the stylish fashion blogger, who’s not aware of the photographer’s, I am 😂😎 Cool as the ocean, in Ruff Tung 🙏 The Showspace . Got a little glam with my golden MAC Cosmetics lipstick, and the look is finished off with a Colette by Colette Hayman Bag. Fashion week today, was a quick in and out….