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,…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Travel New York: The Tourist Road Less Traveled

Don’t let anyone convince you that there are certain things from pop culture, not worth seeing in New York. One of the most fun things you can do, while planning your trip, is to research and map out all those spots seen in your favorite sitcoms and film franchises; to add those iconic landmarks to…

Travel New York: A Bloggers Essential Hi Online Gadgets

It’s a brave, new world where gadgets reign supreme. For the most part, tech is a convenient way to get many of our jobs done, but humans can very rarely be replaced. That is what makes reading content – like about my New York trip – through our phones and such, so much fun. I’ve…

Travel New York: The Klaasy way to tourist

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 skin ”DUH!” Coconut Butter for the body, but you need M.A.C. Cosmetics to sort out the skin on your face with hydration, and flawlessness….

Travel New York: Escape to Gramercy Park Hotel

New York is unlike any other city in the world.  It’s reputation precedes it; and one is likely to feel like they haven’t seen or done everything there is to, within the Big Apple. Thanks to my excellent planning & networking, I did get to experience the acclaimed Gramercy Park Hotel, a hotel saturated in…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Tobago’s Review

Bored of the same damn mall restaurants, niche cafes or snooty fine dining establishments? Spend a Saturday in a hotel curled up close to one of the forgotten edges of Cape Town’s harbor. They’ve got…a supper club!(I’ll explain what that is, just now) This past weekend I had another foodie escapade after trekking to Constantia…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Seelan Review

I escaped work this week, to check out a well-established (albeit underappreciated) restaurant, nestled quite literally, within the waterfront quays It may be grey and dank in Cape Town, but the hunger pangs live on! So today’s foodie escapade had me following my love of decor and need to placate the belly monster, to Seelan…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Mama Africa Review

Grey, though the weather in Cape Town may be, but vibrant are the people and their hustle & bustle so close to winter. Those who have heard of Cape Town, have likely heard of our infamous Long Street – invariably a culmination of local and international aesthetic. Among the cafes reminiscent of New York’s SoHo…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Beluga Review

May Day! May Day! It’s a new month, and with it comes new lifestyle adventures. This post serves to notify all readers to a solid dining option in Cape Town, this new month. Amid my relaxing weekend at the hidden O on Kloof Boutique Hotel & Spa in the city, I pushed myself to venture…

Cape Town foodie escapades: One Star House Party Review

You’ll probably never get to experience this dining journey, unless you travel the far regions of the world with this team. One Star House Party is an organized group of ‘categorically homeless’ chefs, who travel the world, with suitcases filled with pots, blenders and pans, on one basic premise: 20 restaurants in 20 countries in…

Cape Town foodie escapades: Royale Eatery Review

Happy Easter my lovies. I do hope you remembered the sanctity of these past days, and not reclined in lazy recovery mode, as I did. Amid my heathen-adjacent vacation time, I took a minute to fuel up on some good grub. YEP! We got us another Cape Town Foodie Escapade. This time, I hit up The…

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…

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…

Cycling Rules!

As you’ve probably gleamed from my post about hiking, I really don’t like exercise and I definitely haven’t warmed to the idea of a repeat hiking expedition. So my friend Liezel decided to try a new angle for getting me active, and? It worked! Now, I am not ready to brave the rough and rocky…

Out and about in Cape Town

Yesterday I had a really full schedule, but I made sure I met up with my second mommy and had lunch at Beluga. Dim Sum is apparently very delicate and is recommended to be served hot. We ordered 3 different kinds of Deep fried Wantons: Prawns Mushroom Beef and coriander. Coriander Chicken It was a…

Ollie in London: The Days that followed Fashion Week

Following London Fashion Week, and the scrumptious food consumed during said week, I turned full-on tourist. I gave up the stiletto heels for functional shoes, big coats and scarves. One thing I can say about world travel is that once you know what vibe you’re into, you’ll find a mellow way of getting to it…

Resurrecting the Lifestyle

One word pretty much sums up why I’ve had an inconsistency in blogging for the past few weeks: Examinations. Despite being in Postgraduate studies, I am still subject to the quintessential varsity experience of being marked according to what I retain in memory (which isn’t much) and what I understand (which usually fluctuates dramatically). Anyway, I…