Hunter Valley

“You like wine? Then you have to go to Hunter Valley! You should book a tour.” Since I landed in Sydney, a lot of people have been telling me where to go, and what I need to see while I’m down here. It’s proving almost impossible to do everything, as whenever I cross one thing…

Wild Life Sydney Zoo

Before I arrived, people kept asking me what I was looking forward to the most while in Australia. “Koalas,” I would reply. “And shopping, I guess.” Which is why one of the first things I did when I landed, naturally, was book a breakfast with koalas at Wild Life Sydney Zoo, situated on Darling Harbour….

‘Straya Day

My blog has been very quiet of late, but there’s a good reason for that. You see, on 13 January, after an 11 hour flight, I stepped off a Qantas aeroplane and walked through the airport and outside in the hot, humid city that is Sydney, Australia. Since I landed, I’ve spent the past few…

This Auto be Fun – Gin Tasting at Classic Cats

The past weekend saw the Grand Opening of a craft gin bar inside the Classic Cats showroom at the Vredenheim wine estate, and naturally we had to attend. And so, Sunday we got in the car for a mini road trip out to Stellenbosch to sample some of the finest craft gin in the land….

Review: Rimmel Stay Matte Liquid Lips (plus: giveaway!)

I am a huge fan of matte liquid lipsticks. I’ve tried quite a few, and actually earlier this year I actually tweeted the following: There’s a character in a @MarianKeyes novel whose life goal is to find a long lasting red lipstick. It me, but with a matt lipsticks. — ♎️Jamie♎️ (@eimaj_j) March 25, 2017…

Review: John Frieda Sheer Blonde Shampoo and Conditioner

Around 3 weeks ago, Rubybox sent me the new John Frieda highlight activating shampoo and conditioner to try from the John Frieda Sheer Blonde® range. Being a fan of John Frieda hair products, and having had used part of their Sheer Blonde range before (you can read more here) – I was very excited to test…

Let’s Gogh to the Museum: Zeitz MOCAA

Last weekend saw the grand opening of Zeitz MOCAA, the first major contemporary museum of its kind on the African continent. The opening was free to the public and, having already secured our tickets prior, we decided to spend our Heritage Day exploring this exciting new space in the Silo district at the V&A Waterfront….

Stacking up

“We’re going on an adventure” It was these words, uttered by Leanne, that resulted in us ending up at The Stack one Saturday,  a Brasserie and Bar. We had taken the long way round – starting off in Hout Bay and making our way through Camps Bay, stopping to marvel at the waves hurling into…

A Clay to Remember

On a beautifully warm start of Spring Sunday, I decided to take my sisters out to check out the Clay Cafe in Hout Bay. We had been trying to find a lunch spot that was both reasonable and would appeal to all of us, who are all of varying ages. I had tried to book…

Beautiful Boschendal

After what can only be described as one of the longest weeks of my life, I woke up on Sunday both extremely tired and yet excitedly ready for the day ahead. You see, Leanne and I had previously seen a deal for a 120 min spa treatment, which included a 60 minute Swedish massage, a…