A Night at Leipzig Country House

About a month or so ago, I reached (what I thought was) the peak of my mid-year slump and decided to get out of the city to relax and recharge. I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and happened across an ad for Leipzig Country House & Winery's winter special and instantly knew that this was…

Gin and Bear it

This past Saturday, 10 June marked World Gin Day, and as a frequent drinker of gin, I felt that I had to celebrate the occasion properly. And so I managed to force myself out of my very warm bed, put on some clothes and make my way down to the The Willaston Bar at The…

Review: 3D Fiber Lashes

As part of my very recent foray in beauty blogging, I was sent the new and exciting (to me, at least) 3D Fiber Lashes (which you can purchase for R340 online at http://www.brinea.co.za) to test and review. In the box there are 2 tubes – one is the transplanting gel, the other is the actual fibers….

My Best Friend’s Wedding: Kitchen Tea

In 2016 my beautiful best friend became a Mrs, and I was lucky enough to be chosen as her maid of honour. I was even luckier to have had Caryn, professional bridesmaid, as my co-pilot, and together we arranged for Leanne’s kitchen tea to be held at Four & Twenty in Wynberg. The venue was gorgeous –…

Farewell 2016

It would seem like the universal consensus on 2016 is that it was an awful year – filled with nothing but death and sadness. The thing is, when I was mulling over the past year, trying to think of what I would include in the recap of the last 12 months I realized that, contrary…

Shades of Cool

*** He told me he was sorry it had to end this way. I was sorry it had to end at all. And that difference was why it had to. *** In my last post I literally mentioned how I was going to try to blog more, even though sometimes I get too sad to…

Holiday’s Over

I’m terrible at doing and updating things constantly. Whether it’s playing guitar, or learning Spanish, or updating this blog, something always gets in the way. I always manage to find some reason not to. I’m either too happy, or too sad, or too busy, but I never seem to have the right time to do…

Fear and Loathing in Life

I hated camps when I was younger. I would worry constantly in the days leading up to a school or church camp; about how much I would hate being away from home, how much I would dislike the food and how I wouldn’t have anyone to hang out with. I would wish that I could…

Face Mapping and Body Loving

Last Thursday saw my sister and I at the Dermalogica store at Cavendish Square, undergoing Face Mapping. This is a unique Dermalogica process where a Professional Skin Therapist uses Face Mapping to divide the facial landscape into fourteen zones. Each zone is examined to determine where conditions such as congestion, breakouts, dehydration, and/or hyperpigmentation are present. After your analysis…

Comics and Cosplay in Cape Town

Cape Town’s very own Comic Con, the inaugural FanCon, took place this past weekend at the Lookout, at the V&A Waterfront. The 2-day, fun-filled, event spanned over both Saturday, 7 May and Sunday 8 May 2016, where thousands of attendees filled the venue, evident from the large line on the first day of the event,…