Film Review in Session: Hunter Killer

There’s a thrill to being thrown in the (literal) deep end, and your focus geared towards wading through a bureaucratic puzzle, while in a tin underwater, where tensions run high – even for the most trained maritime officers.

Travel Paris: Eiffel to Arc Outfit of the Day

“Fashion is architecture: it is a matter of proportions.” – Coco Chanel Sometime between finding my head during Paris fashion week, and learning to briefly live in a different language, Eiffel in love with the tower. It is an incredible feat of human engineering – a phallic monument attesting to great power. We visit this…

Paris Foodie Escapades: Chez Ribe Review

Tired of pushing through crowds around the Eiffel, or walking through the burning heat?

Chez Ribe is a convenient stop-over near the Invalides, where you can stay within your daily budget, with a value-for-money seated lunch somewhere cool, clean and interesting.

Travel Paris: Versailles Outfit of the Day

Once home to the famed Marie Antoinette, the Palace of Versailles was a gilded cage for the final (Austrian) Queen of France, before s%#* hit the proverbial French Revolution fan. Christened as a symbol of ‘absolute monarchy’, the Chateau went through a riveting period of the entire French kingdom being ruled from its hallowed halls…

Travel Paris: The Musée du Louvre

Let me disavow you of a few optimistic perceptions you may have about being a tourist in Paris: If you have no interest in glimpses of art, history or French aristocracy’s famed opulence, the Musée du Louvre is not for you. The world’s most visited museum, the Musée du Louvre, is an extremely well-secured art history fortress,…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Four Outfit of the Day

What do you do in-between shows, and hoping for more tickets to them? I don’t known about you, but I sight-see like you wouldn’t believe. *P.S: I am the only real sight to see here I headed out the door, making sure to look cute just in case a show ticket should happen upon me….

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Three Outfit of the Day

I revel in drama. I am a situational extrovert – which means, for the most part, I am an introvert who is able to manifest a sliver of social skills & graces, when necessary. One polarizing personality trait that stands in defiance of this fact, is that when I am aware I look good, I…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day Two Outfit of the Day

Designs from the incomparable Erre fashion house, are beauty in motion. I never feel anything but sublime in their exquisite creations – each one vocalizing a deep and abiding adoration of the female form. For Day 2 of Paris Fashion Week, I relinquished minimalist sophistication, for bold modernity. Planning my outfits mostly amounts to throwing…

Paris Fashion Week 2018: Day One Outfit of the Day

Yesterday, I had a harrowing experience that nearly decimated my #FrenchKlaas trip before I kicked off Paris Fashion Week at all. I was shaking and crying, freaking out about the potential idea of having no money while I’m still at the start of my trip. Luckily, everything worked out just in time for my first invite-only Fatima Lopes showcase. I had…

Travel Paris: Packing Travel Essentials

Going to Paris, is a gift in and of itself. Going to Paris during Fashion Week, initiates a frenzy of planning and anxiety. This is not just any fashion week or locale – this is the Fashion Capital of the world! Undisputed heavyweight champion of the finest sartorial and haute couture craft known to man….

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: La Petite Ferme Review

I guess that in light of my upcoming trip to Paris, french cuisine is beginning to fully enter into my foodie rotation. The French have a reputation of refinement – proud of their centuries old heritage, which has become the penultimate standard of all that is classy and cultured. There’s something to be said for…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Coco Safar Review

There have been wars waged over territory housing nectar of the gods. Blood spilled in the quest to own Mother Nature’s most inspired creations. Human’s lust for the finer things knows no bounds, which is evident in the modern landscape, sculpted intricately to showcase excess, mastery and delight. Cape Town has not remained untouched by…

Film Review in Session: The Spy Who Dumped Me

Without revealing too much, I thought that ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’, produced by Erica Huggins, was an ordinary girls flight of fancy, done right.

It spoke to the average persons occasional wanderings on exactly how you’d deal with being thrust into a spy film with all the fixings.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Waverley Hills Review

“It all comes back to the basics. Serve customers the best-tasting food at a good value in a clean, comfortable restaurant, and they’ll keep coming back.” – Dave Thomas You could probably count, on one hand, the number of places you would willingly travel hours to, for a single meal. The food needs to have…

Outfit of the Day: Darkness

A forgotten simple outfit – its visuals lost to the back-end of my phones archives. I love this straight, ombre hair from Aretha Bauwens Hair. It makes it easy to just dress and go when I’m travelling. I’m also rocking black tassel earrings by H&M, a vest and pleather jacket (that is falling apart, after…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Orchard Stay

“If all difficulties were known at the outset of a long journey, most of us would never start out at all.” – Dan Rather A weekend is sacrosanct to me. Never will I take for granted, the momentary reprieve offered up by being away from where I earn my paycheck. By the Gods! To entirely…

Outfit of the Day: Fine Art

I recently got the opportunity to visit Norval Foundation, in Steenberg. The incredible magnitude of the gallery itself, is matched only by the landscape that makes its backdrop. “We are dedicated to the research and exhibition of 20th- and 21st-century visual art from South Africa and beyond…We aim to create high-quality exhibitions and public programming…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Norval Foundation Review

There is such a profound awareness to Nina Simone having said that it is “an artist’s duty to reflect the times.” Today’s foodie escapade, is beholden to a huge and new South African cultural offering: The Norval Foundation. Considering the sum of its parts, The Norval Foundation can be summed up as a relatively new…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Upper Bloem Review

Like everything worth doing and having in the cosmopolitan city of Cape Town, good food is an investment that yields substantial dividends over time. My latest foodie find, understands that irrespective of the variegated cultures intrinsically tied to the fabric of the Mother City’s ethos, eating has a universality which shepherds all kinds of people…

Outfit of the Day: Deep Blue Broad

“We all have one idea of what the color blue is, but pressed to describe it specifically, there are so many ways: the ocean, lapis lazuli, the sky, someone’s eyes. Our definitions are as different as we are ourselves.” – Sarah Dessen I’ve spent so many travel days wearing this dress, that it’s nearly my…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Bilboa Restaurant Review

Maybe I’m an outlier in more than one way. I seem to be one of the few people who get a wonderful dining experience when I deign to visit Cape Town’s most celebrated luxury strip: Camps Bay. I’ve reclined on luxurious seats while having overpriced quality food, and I have sipped on a wealth of…