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…

Outfit of the Day: Winter Song

This look is literally from an event I attended a while ago, but I’d be remiss in my duties as a fashion blogger, not to post something this Saturday. So here’s an Outfit of the Day for you. It’s cold in Cape Town, and so I got my Adrienne Landau fur out for the day….

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Shortmarket Club Review

It’s Winter Menu-Palooza in the Mother City right now. In the grand style of major cities around the world, winter and the fall season mean chefs rolling out Prix Fixe – or “fixed price” – menus. In Cape Town, every restaurant, bistro and cafe, is thirsty for your money and company. With so many eateries aspiring…

Outfit of the Day: Earth Tone

I figured, my clothing is useless if I don’t re-wear my favorite items so here we go with  regular Ollie look, and some exceptional pieces.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Mischu Coffee Review

The first visit was a calm ebb…a lethargic moment in an enclave wreaking of freshly ground coffee beans and simple cafe finery. Their linguistic dexterity rests in the language of coffee; and any gastrolinguist worth their taste-buds, will speak in tongues when they have a cuppa here. The second visit was a loud affair as…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Allée Bleue Wine Estate

“There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.” – Lord Byron Fall is seen as the season of death and decay, nature shedding its past…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Allée Bleue Review

You’re sitting at work, bored and angry at whoever decided you needed to be born without your permission. Pack your bag, get in a car, and head for Franschhoek – I’ve got a place for you to unwind. Franschhoek is known for its serenity and lazy sunny days, but it is celebrated for its wine…

Outfit of the Day: Grand Duchess

The beach may be all encompassing of the depth and vast expanse of my wanderlust, but in-land getaways have their charm. “In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms…

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…

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…

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…

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 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: SeaBreeze Fish & Shell Review

Even in the throes of Fall, seafood is a steady craving floating through your head, seeking resolution. Those lucky enough to have their feet firmly placed on Cape Town soil, are close to some of the most delectable seafood cuisine – remastered into scrumptious delight, by world-renowned chefs in restaurant residence. Today’s foodie escapade takes…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: RAFAEL Lebanese Cafe Review

Name any human that doesn’t adore food variety? Yeah, name one! I’ll wait… You couldn’t think of anybody because we’re all indecisive bottomless pits which thrive on excess and tasty goodness. Lebanese food not only has a stellar reputation for being some of thee most scrumptious and freshest food in the world, but they’re also…

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: Ceviche Bar Review

What if the nature of winter food was re-imagined?
What if you could – not wipe from memory, the adoration for food from the hearth – but introduce a dynamism to a Winter Menu?

Say hello to today’s foodie escapade stop: Ceviche Bar.

Cape Town Foodie Escapades: The Daily Coffee Cafe CBD Review

Rustling footsteps, and curious glances – everybody walking across Cape Town’s central business district, and into this inner-city mall, is intrigued enough about the large clean windows, that they slow down and peer in. The widespread popularity of affordable caffeine and its accessibility in a hurry, has influenced a behavioral shift among SA’s working population….

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…