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: 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 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….

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

It was grey and cold this day, and so I brought the sun. As you’ll notice, I haven’t tried to be extra with my fashion week looks. I’m just being me. Everything I’m wearing is comfortable and stylish, and just makes me feel good. Thank you to the folks who have been on this fashion…

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

New York Fashion Week has been at the top of my list of pop culture ‘bucket list’ ventures since I understood the idea of personal style and the realm of taste-makers. I joyfully stepped into Day 1 of NYFW Sept. 2017 with the utmost exuberance, spurning my excitement on with thoughts of the famed vibe…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Clarke’s Bar & Dining Room Review

Affordable restaurant food seems ofttimes a myth, especially within the confines of one of the most cosmopolitan cities on this great continent. You’d think KFC, Eastern Food Bazaar or even a place like Hudson’s, would offer up a better sit down penny-saving option, but even they have raised the marker of what was previously considered…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Societi Bistro Review

With my trip to New York on the horizon, I’m thinking more and more of the foodie escapades I’ll get up to in the Big Apple. Bistro’s are one the city’s staples, but Cape Town is not bereft of bistro’s and their broody and comfy vibes. Today’s foodie escapade took us to: Societi Bistro. When…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Sea Street Bar & Lounge Review

Winter sure is a bastard when it wants to be – So biting, so beautiful, and so cold. One has to have a really good reason to venture beyond the solace of warm shelter…What better reason than good food? Let’s move away from Cape Town’s gourmet seaside dining spots, and into the towering grey of…

Outfit of the Day: Adrienne Landau vest for Winter Street Style

Man! I love reveling in new looks. Today’s Outfit brings back the Rabbit Fur Vest I wore a couple of days back, which is by Adrienne Landau The beauty of fashion is its inexhaustible spirit to – even if you don’t wish to be yourself that day – allow you a reprieve to be someone else….