Travel Paris: Packing Travel Essentials

Going to Paris, is a gift in and of itself. Going to Paris during Fashion Week, initiates a frenzy of planning and anxiety. This is not just any fashion week or locale – this is the Fashion Capital of the world! Undisputed heavyweight champion of the finest sartorial and haute couture craft known to man….

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…

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…

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: 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…

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…

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: 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…

Travel South Africa: Escape to The Last Word Constantia

I’ve been riding a happy high these past few days. A few things fell into place, and potential was realized; and I am just ever so pleased. With winter drawing ever so near, I wanted to escape to a place that would help reclaim the few tendrils of summer left. I ventured a little away…

Travel South Africa: Escape to O on Kloof Hotel

Hello May! Another month, so another travel escapade became necessary to relieve the stresses already built up these past few weeks. Where did I head to this time? There is a dark architectural fusion wonder of urban chic and classic design, nestled in the deep recess of the Cape Town city, overlooking the Atlantic Seaboard….

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…

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…

The Saxon Vs. Fairlawns: 5-Star Joburg Hotel Review

I pride myself, as a blogger who writes about fashion, lifestyle, film, literature etc. to always relay the ‘klaasiest’ finds I come across. During my Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week escapades in Johannesburg, I got to experience pure class at two rather exquisite hospitality establishments: The Saxon Hotel and Fairlawns Boutique Hotel. So I decided to do…

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week: Johannesburg 2016 – Day 2

I checked out of Fairlawns Boutique Hotel (with much sadness çuz I miss the tub that was in my room) and took a Uber to The Clico Hotel where #MBFWJ16StyleDuo were invited for lunch. Monde and I put our EyeSpy sunnies on, selfie’d up while awaiting our meal and drinking a light white wine, and…