Friday, May 04, 2018 Cape Town, South Africa

Full disclosure, to me, Mother’s Day is the most “meh” holiday ever. I always feel like a bit of a fraud celebrating myself because most of the time I am barely scraping by. My sanity often feels frayed and my patience well always feels empty. Regan makes a significant deal out of Mother’s Day. We don’t go overboard at all, and this year I have decided to take part in the Mother’s Day Connect events – you can still sign up to join my team here – because I really wanted to shift my focus from myself to every mother.

Having said all of that, I know that there will be some gifts that will need to be bought and because they’ll be bought whether I say so or not, I decided to put together a little gift guide, but it’s very personal. These are the things I would LOVE to receive this Mother’s Day.


[TOP] Ok this isn’t really for my face or body, but rather, my home. I got the vanilla room and linen spray from Naturals Beauty when I was at Kamers Vol Geskenke. It smells so divine, Soph says it makes our house smell like an ice cream and that’s pretty rad, right? It’s all finished now though, so I need more. 

[SECOND ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT] I would LOVE, like really, a mani and a pedi. Gingerlily Day Spa in Cape Town is one of my favourite places. It’s such an oasis of calm. They’re running a really rad Mother’s Day special too, so if like me, you need some pampering, and you’re in Cape Town, it’s a great one to consider. I am DYING to try these lip oils from Gosh. Have you tried them? Are they amazing? I feel like they are. 

[BOTTOM ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT] I am dipped my toe into the waters of bullet journaling and I am so hooked. But I am also clueless about its true potential. So I’ve been eyeing this book since I saw it on Chereen Strydom’s Insta Stories. I’m also a sucker for a candle. These soy ones from Studio Melissa Louise are so heavenly. Melissa was a complete angel and sent one to me after she saw me chatting about them on Twitter and now I just all of them. Ok I saved the best for last. I have been LUSTING (yes lusting)  after a Secret Book Box subscription for the longest time. There always seems to be something else that comes up every month and I never seem to get around to ordering one. But daymnnnnnnnn do I want one. 


[LEFT TO RIGHT] Have you guys checked out Annen Henze’s maternity wear? You will die. Her collection is so beautiful and what I love about it is that she designs for life beyond the bump. I am not pregs but I would love to own this Evah dress and the Madeline top. These rose gold platforms from Saint & Summer are so gorgeous… NEED THEM! This nude shopper from Aranda Weave is divine. I love handbags, but I love simple designs. I am obsessed with functionality so these bags are right up my alley. They come in a variety of colours and designs, so if you’re not keen on nudes and plain tones (like me), I’m sure you’ll find a style that suits you.
Annen Henze > 
Saint & Summer > 
Aranda Weave > 


I am the only person that shrieked with joy when That Girls Tshirt launched? I never used to wear t-shirts at all, but as I get older, I am becoming more and more concerned with comfort and there is literally nothing as comfortable as a soft, well-made t-shirt. There are still a few runs of my design (GIRLS TO THE FRONT) available, but if mine doesn’t tickle your fancy, there are loads of others to chose from. The rainbow boobs are perennial. And “Coffee is the new sleep”? Umm yes, I’ll take 2!
Shop That Girls Tshirt > 

What’s on your Mother’s Day wishlist?


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