Outfit of the Day: Duchess of High Tea

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m feeling haute. I’m feeling luxe. I’m feeling spirited…and a little austere. This was my outfit for high tea. There’s not much to my look this week. I’m wearing: a suede coat from Zara, a muted floral bodysuit from Mr. Price,  makeup(Liquid Matte plum lipstick, foundation & powder,…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Vergenoegd Löw Wine Estate

Pleasant. Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate is the epitome of pleasant on a Sunday afternoon. The expansive Vergenoegd estate, with its expansive 360 views of some of Cape Town’s best cityscapes, rests rather demurely, just off the highway to Stellenbosch. The estate has been headlining in the Cape Town youth demographic, most recently, due to their…

Outfit of the Day: Burnished Gold

I told you once that should you ever reside in Cape Town long enough, the wine culture would get you. My palate has officially graduated(wine palate acquired), and I’m shoulder-deep in exploring vineyard vines at Vergenoegd Low Wine Estate. Check out this here look of the day, I managed to capture during the ‘Golden Hour’…nothing…

AFI Cape Town Fashion Week 2018: Sedate Progress

Sedate | sɪˈdeɪt| , [adj] “calm, dignified, and unhurried” In Africa Fashion International‘s rebranding of Cape Town Fashion Week, they seem to have adopted their Executive Chairpersons sedate airs of pure unflappability, amid a major paradigm shift. Mercedes-Benz has long since been synonymous with Fashion Weeks across the world. As the landscape of Fashion, Pop Culture,…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Shortmarket Street Apartment

Is Cape Town CBD’s hospitality moment over? Efforts to find reasonably priced places in the city, to rest your head without sharing said bed with bugs & room with other beings, leave most visitors to the Mother City frustrated…but I found a neat gem. There is a hospitality establishment with its interiors painted in soothing…

Outfit of the Day: Lady of the Manor

Today, I’m a woman of few words. I’m keeping it simple with my feelings. I’m feeling luxurious. I’m feeling rich. I’m feeling Relaxed. Let’s live a little, capture the magic & drink aplenty. I enjoy every location I go to. The glamorous and expansive Thyme & Tide villa is no different. I reveled in the…

Outfit of the Day: Urban Impressionism

Sometimes one picture says it all. Sometimes one look, is all it takes. I really wanted to do androgynous for this years South African Menswear Week, but that fell at the wayside when I got my hands on the New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker, by Puma South Africa. In my head, I just got inspired…

Outfit of the Day: The Architect

EXTRA! EXTRA! Read all about it. A Shoulder-broadening, skinnyfying silhouette Coat Dress by a breath of fresh Erre.  ⚾My New York Mets colored, ‘Breakdancing Cities’ Sneaker is by Puma South Africa And 100% human(not of the head of thee depicted human) silky straight & gorgeous hair is by Aretha Bauwens_Hair Freedom to move 👗 Freedom to dance👟 Fun…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Dairy Den Review

SWEET TREATS FOR ME! Today, we celebrate making it through half of the week, with sweet treats of the dairy persuasion. Cape Town is starting to develop more refined options for its niche’ish markets, and Sea Point seems to be the hub of quick and cool nibbles…but are they pushing out something tasty? Today’s foodie…

Outfit of the Day: Siren

So I kind of live in a concrete jungle…seriously, the beach is a bit of a trip to get to. But because of that, I always make use of my luxury reviews, to squeeze a little shoot in amazing spaces. Today’s look comes from when I visited the Thyme & Tide villa in Yzerfontein. Owned…

South African Menswear Week 2018 – Curtain Call

I’m not in the business of being needlessly cruel, and delivering judgement without doing my due diligence. This disclaimer is necessary so that the reactions to my review of South African Menswear Week 2018, are not shrouded in disbelief, and meritorious points made, be subsequently disregarded for being too sharp. The context South Africa Menswear…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Thyme & Tide Villa

2018. May the year, be ever in our favor! January  was probably a bit rough on your system, following the generous ease and gluttony of December. It’s time for a little detox, luxury and relaxation. I’m going to need you to forgo the stuffy hustle-and-bustle of city life, and all those predictable travel destinations wistfully…

Outfit of the Day: Exotica

Cape Town is hot and drought dry, but I’m enjoying warm tranquility in the sleepy seaside town of Yzerfontein. It made sense to publish something a little sunny while relaxing at ‘Thyme & Tide’ villa, by The Beach House Collection Actually haven’t done these in a couple months, but I have a near island chic…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Sentir Tapas & Spirit Space Review

There have been whispers of the death of Cape Town’s infamous tourist attraction Long Street. Strange mutterings of its descent into nightlife obscurity, were whispered in the air…but I’ve discovered something of a treasure within Long Streets oldest building! Today’s foodie escapades take me to the lower end of the Cape Town central business district,…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Lekker Vegan Review

Like I said the first and only time I ever reviewed a Vegan joint: “By definition and stereotype, I am a carnivore in the truest sense of the word. I’d damn near dropkick asparagus, to get to some gosh darn beef!” However, in the continued spirit of expanding my knowledge in this new year, and exploring…

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…