Just a minute: January, you were amazing!

Thursday, January 31, 2013



January has always been my favourite month. Its the month of my birthday, and after all the brouhaha of the festive season, January always seems considerably more relaxed, plus it's the best month weather wise in Cape Town. Yay summer!

I've already shared my birthday highlights with you, here are a few other bits that made January feel especially lovely:

My real life: 
Watching -- Hitchcock, Silver Linings Playbook, Djangooo, This is 40 all of which are highly recommended,
Reading -- Too many baby books.
Growing -- In both age and size :)
Downloading -- Vine (I'm so obsessed with this app)

My blogging life: 
Aging -- Talkin' about turning 29 + being an adult pah! 
Shopping -- Porcelain teacup heads& pencils that mean business
Not really loving -- Pantone perfection's 
Talkin' about -- Christmas, cappuccino's, baby bumps & beach days

A very grown up birthday: 29 & feeling fine!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013

This Saturday past I turned 29! My last year in my twenties. My last birthday before momville. So many lasts. In the days leading up to my birthday I was quite down in the dumps, feeling slightly overwhelmed by life and all its wonders. 

Regan came home the Friday night and woke me from a semi-peaceful slumber to wish me a slightly drunken happy birthday at one minute past midnight. 

 Saturday was spent in a whirlwind of grown-up decisions, we bought a pram, we bought a crib, we bought a dining room table and a baby bath. We shopped for baby clothes and ate a wonderful breakfast and had an amazing dinner. 


By the time I got home I was so ridiculously exhausted, I'm shocked I even managed to pack all the baby purchases away. Isn't there a lot of pink? My only complaint about baby shopping would be that girls buyers should diversify their colour palette. Pink is ok, but grey's, mints, whites etc are equally lovely! 

Friday's are for Favourites: Uncovet.com is all kinds of amazing

Friday, January 18, 2013

"UNCOVET.COM is a carefully curated and design-centric shop that unearths a daily pallet of fresh, rad, one-of-a-kind products for its members at a discounted rate."

I know that Uncovet has been around for a while, but I have only just stumbled apon it. Its so amazing! I want 3 of everything! But if I had to pick only 4 they would be: 


Love these cord tacos!!


Gorgeous knuckle rings


Divine porcelain head cups



More >> here <<

Pantone Colour of the Year 2013: Emerald

Monday, January 14, 2013

It's still January so it's still fine to blog about the Pantone Colour of the Year being Emerald. 


I have always been drawn to lighter shades so I am not totally in love with Emerald as a colour to wear, I can see it as a great winter shade, especially for accessories, and I would never dispute it's place in the home decor palette. 

Over all though, its not my vibe. What do you think? 

Better Late Than Never: My Festive Season Was Super Festive!

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Beach Days: Summer in Cape Town is hot and dry and windy and going to the beach in December can often be super freaking painful because of the sand blowing all over. Most Capetonians have a secret list of wind free beaches they frequent on those blustery days. My favourite one is about 1.5 hours outside of Cape Town (a bit of a trek) and its called Church Haven. Follow the link for the deets. 
Above: Dani & Ella playing on the beach, me and my bump seeking out the shade under the umbrella :) 

Needless to say I am overjoyed that my first day of holidays started on this wonderfully secluded wind free beach. 
Christmas Anti-Shopping: How horrible is Christmas shopping in a mall? Honestly every year I swear I will not put myself through it and every year I end up doing it. My only saving grace was countless decaf latte's and cappacino's. Also my poor swollen elephant feet needed constant rest. 
Holiday Vibes: Happiness was leaving for Greyton :) 
For those of you that haven't been, Greyton is a small town (hardly worthy of the label "town") about 2 hours outside of Cape Town. I absolutely love Greyton because it is beautiful and completely charming. There are tons of wonderful places to each, a delightful Saturday market and beautiful little cottages. Its is picture perfect countryside charm. 
Something I love doing when visiting small towns in South Africa is going to the thrift/gift shops. Greyton has quite a few and in most of them you will find gorgeous vintage crockery such as the plates pictured above. I am gunning for a wall of vintage plates above my dining room table so this was right up my alley. 
 The market on Saturday is filled with lots of small town goodness, home made preserves for example. I got a very effective bottle of natural insect repellent which only kind of worked against the bastard mosquitoes. 
The highlight for me were these super size milk tarts and lemon meringues. Mmmmm! Delish! 
Also, how can you not love a town where donkeys roam freely? 

Hope you all had a wonderful time over the holidays and that 2013 is off to a fabulous start! 


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