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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Shop the #MBFWJ16StyleDuo Looks

Please prepare for major product placement ( of awesome products atleast) Four Days. Four Looks. 1 Style Duo. Klaas in Session‘s Olwethu-Thando Klaas | Renaissance Men‘s Monde Mtsi Day 1 She wears: The Myrid Dress by Erre , Limited Edition mustard suede Puma Clyde sneakers, Brazilian hair by Aretha Bauwens Brazil Hair, new Triangle and Disc rings and earrings…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 3

 Day 3, and I was tired but still wired – like I had mainlined caffeine after running a marathon. I tell you, high heels are not for the faint hearted. Anywhooo, after returning to my hotel from Day 2 of fashion week, I edited and uploaded some pictures to my Instagram, and then promptly passed right…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 1

My tastes tend to tilt toward the side of decadence. However, the admission of a sense of style, and embracing exquisite taste, is oftentimes vilified as the closest sentiment to blatant materialism, and impacts the world of fashion and lifestyle development quite profoundly. I came to this discovery during Day 1 of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg…

South Africa Menswear Week SS17 – The Klaasic Style Blogger Review

I know I’ve taken my sweet time to review South Africa Menswear Fashion Week –which “SHOCKER!”  I’m usually so vigilant – But I literally had no words to muster for the mild and mediocre event. I’ve only just managed to rustle up the energy to say something. My instagram has been busy though, as I…

Winter Getaways: Travel Africa with Rovos Rail

I was fortunate enough to experience one of Rovos Rail’s tour packages this past weekend, and – without prompt or obligation – I can give Rovos a firm 9/10 for their Pretoria to Cape Town trip. I can simply describe it as a world of 5-star luxury in motion, and it’s why Rovos Rail Tours is often…

Outfit of the Day: Gypsy Chic

So here’s the thing: I haven’t had an opportunity to properly do this on my blog yet…You know…When you have a solid outfit of the day, and you just want to keep the momentum going but your wardrobe presents its own limitations. So I hustled hard to get the perfect pieces that finally best exemplify my…

Profile: Soul Design in mind

Amid my late night research on up-and-coming fashion brands in South Africa, I came across ‘Soul Design’. Here I am thinking “Alright, another cool jewelry brand based in Cape Town”, but there is so  much more to it apparently. So #KlaasInSession with Abi James – the heart and soul of Soul Design – who took…

The Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo 2016

Let me be frank: After spending weeks planning diligently, and then executing my online attendance emphatically, I was left feeling…incomplete by the Veuve Clicquot Masters Polo event. I doubt that it is the organizers alone to blame, after all, my bout of transport trouble left me arriving extremely late and cranky as all hell. I’m…

Favored Hideouts: The Westin

As far as favored hideouts go, The Westin in Cape Town is number one on my list. Situated directly across from the Cape Town International Convention Center, it is a glass-paneled hotel with 483 guest rooms and suites that are simply elegant and exquisite. The Westin is one of the hotels that belongs to the Starwood Hotels…

Quality time: Mangwanani Boutique Spa

I just finished university and decided to blow some of my pocket money on a massage. Went through the motions of checking out prices and reviews for different establishments around Cape Town. It’s really surprising that there are so many affordable places in such a Cosmopolitan city. Anyway, I settled on the Mangwanani Boutique Spa at…