‘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….

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…

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…

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…