Good tidings of joy!

Monday, December 26, 2011

 Yesterday was Christmas! My first Christmas at home in two years. Need less to say it was AMAZING! I have the best family in the world and I love them dearly. I am so happy that I can look forward to many many more Christmas' at home with them. 

Here are some badly edited images of the festivities, I am stuffed like a hog and drunk on delicious wine and {almost} too much love, so please forgive my laziness with the collage. 

Christmas Eve was spent decorating the tree, eating tapas, drinking wine and playing in the garden with sparklers. Ella is very cautious with them and tends to not have as much fun as the rest of us. 

Christmas lunch was eaten Al Fresco on the terrace, Ella "helped" decorate. I cooked 2 ducks and a pork belly (some things about Norway were harder to forget than others). The weather was lovely and hot too which helped the booze find my brain. 

All in all it was a divine day! As all Christmas' should be! Happy, merry, new everything! 

Lots of love! 

Retro Africa in Marie Clarie's January 2012 Issue

Saturday, December 24, 2011

How lovely is this retro styled fashion shoot in January's Marie Claire? It calls to mind those iconic images of Miriam Makeba in Sophiatown and Drum Magazine covers... 

The bright shades of make up are so totally bold. The coral lipstick in the left image does remind me a little of "Black Face" though. Everything sort of pops out at you, and the colour combinations are scream summer! 

The right images makes me miss the wardrobe I used to have. I wish I had my old clothes back from Oslo already. I have a very similar dress to the one pictured. 

Cheeky cheeks! This shot is beautiful, her posture, the colours, the way her mouth is just a bit open. I love it. Its so great to see magazines making use of such wonderful imagery. 

What do you think of this shoot? Yes or No? 


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Go, Tell It On The Mountain!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Merry Christmas// Happy New year -- may you eat, drink and be oh so merry! 


An Illustrated Life: Danielle Kroll

Monday, December 19, 2011

Have you gus seen the gorgeous illustrations by Danielle Kroll? She draws her outfits. I have seen quite a few bloggers do this in recent times, but none as individually or artistically as Danielle's 'what i wore' posts. 

Here, have a look: 

Visit Danielle's blog for more lovely images and 'what i wore' posts. 

In other news, how stoked are we about Christmas? It temperatures are reaching sexy levels here in Cape Town and the hotter it gets the happier I am! 

Big hugs! 

Just a minute: goodbye Movember // hello December

Thursday, December 01, 2011

I know this is totally cliche but OH MY GOD IT IS DECEMBER ALREADY!!! How did this happen? I blinked and the year ended. So n honor of month's ending and month's beginning,  I want to introduce my short monthly catch up. I have adopted the format of this of Adeline, who is so very amazing at writing her "Just a Minute" posts that I thought I would do it too. 

Buying: Summer frocks, more on this later :) 

Drinking: South African wine! Hooray for living in a wine producing country again!!! So many very exciting blends.  

Eating: Salad. Its summer here now and summer in Africa is muay caliente! Usually around 30 ish degrees. In my mind thats too hot for cooked food. 

Listening To: Bon Iver - so much of it that I feel like my thoughts are being processed to their music.

Reading: Or rather colouring, Colour Africa Proverbs is the first in a series of children's colouring books that illustrate African proverbs. I had originally bought it for my niece but ended up keeping it and colouring it in myself. 

Going To: Cold Turkey - the biggest, dub step bbq in the Southern hemisphere. 

Loving: My awesome new job! 


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