Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town: The Fashion Week that was’nt

Windswept. Meager. Disorderly. Woefully inadequate. The truth of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Cape Town 2017, was that of a weathered offering falling apart at the seams. This piece of indulged mediocrity by the AFI – Africa Fashion International organization, was collectively mishandled on so many levels. The Drama The Public Relations flavor-of-the-month to handle the re-emerging bi-annual…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Val du Charron

Only thing better than sleeping? Waking up to a spectacular view. The Val du Charron Olive and Wine Estate is less than an hours drive from Cape Town, and is hidden 10 kilometers from a small town called Wellington. This town – no bigger than other well-known South African historical towns like King Williams Town…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Makaron Restaurant Review

Following 2-hour traffic delays during my roadtrip, sweltering Cape Town heat – and amid my taking in the vivid wonder of Majeka House’s luxury hotel suites – I had to placate my rumbling tummy. Majeka House & Spa is a boutique hotel nestled in the  leafy green suburb of Stellenbosch’s Paradyskloof. One experiences an idyllic…

Travel South Africa: Escape to Majeka House

Let us veer a little away from the ocean side with my next travel escapade, and into the lush green landscape of Western Cape’s more mountain-side luxury escapes. Conveniently situated along the Cape Wine Route (and under an hours drive from Cape Town), the gorgeous and eclectic, owner-managed Majeka House, is a luxurious pocket of paradise – whether…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Asoka Restaurant Review

Pretty much a 9/10 folks There’s no way I could give Asoka Restaurant, Bar & Lounge anything else. It is an eye-catching, taste-bud tingling, stylish, and zen wonderland. In a cosmopolitan city as vibrant and saturated in history as Cape Town, there is no telling how many low-key galleries, hidden architectural gems, exclusive parties and clandestine lounges…

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…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Dalliance Restaurant Review

So I get a lovely invite in my mailbox, welcoming me to come dine in the newly revamped urban eatery Dalliance Restaurant & Bar – located within the ‘gold mile’ of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront, in Cape Town. I eagerly accepted the gracious invite to a place I dismissed entering before, due to the assumption…

Lexus South African Menswear Week: The blasé nod to 2017 style

I think designers understand menswear better this year. While theatricality plays its part during fashion week, it is functionality and fresh design that provide the bottom line after the shows end, most of the time. I think they’re getting it hey! 2017 collections gave the most blasé of nods as an ode to 2016 fashion…

Here for the Curvy: Fashion Bliss with Ruff Tung

“What’s a Ruff Tung?” “Is that code for something dirty?” Nooooooo, you guys! Ruff Tung is just the bomb fashion house that designs like 90% of the creations I don on the red carpet. Founded in 1999, by the now-deceased personality Jean-Paul Botha, Ruff Tung was angled for those with a taste for edgy club…

Summer Essentials 2016 & 2017 – Afrigarde creations

Afrigarde is a South African neck art range, created by the totally cool Maria Uys (seriously, she’s so cool). How many days can I style up my festive and post-festive  looks, with the Afrigarde choker? I put myself to the test; Turns out- I can do it quite a bit. Here’s a few #OOTDs Cowgirl Out…

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….

Thanks to the Designers, Hotels, PR folk & Brands that made my 2016

For many, 2016 has been a world of disappointment, but – while I can list the soul-crushing challenges of this year – I will focus on the amazing positive aspects right now. This year has produced some amazing content for me; and this would not have been possible without the collaborations, the tireless efforts to…

Cool Summer Style: Body Positive Athleisure

Another day. Another Look. I think I’ve held you captive enough with my images these past 2 days, but herein lies the final of my Body Positive Athleisure series. I’ve had summer sun with my mustard yellow Puma Clyde’s, the futuristic calm of Puma & UEG, and now we have the coolness of a duplex….

Futuristic Summer Style: Body Positive Athleisure

Day 2 of my Body Positive Athleisure series, and I’m bringing you Futuristic summer style. To me, being #BodyPositive means I am actively looking for an array of ways I can feel good in & about my body. I’m trying hard not to skinny-shame folks; or get touchy when I subjectively look at & overhear someone whom…

Sunny Summer Style: Body Positive Athleisure

Since sportswear has ascended to the foremost fashion trend ranks these past couple of seasons, so has interest regarding the lifestyle and style surrounding it, been peaked among real people. Athleisure is essentially sportswear worn as casual wear. I hate exercise with a passion. I do not like feeling my own sweat, accumulating body odor…