• Africa,  Travel

    Cape Town Summer Survival Guide

    Follow my blog with Bloglovin Summer is finally in full swim after the weird winds that have rampaged through the Western Cape, and we are all excited to be ditching cardigans for bikinis and summer dresses. This past festive season was my first time spending summer in Cape Town. It is also a time when  thousands of people from all corners of the world flock here for different reasons and one being “summer in Africa” as they call it. My partner makes one of them- hailing from Holland, he spent the beginning of summer with me in Cape Town and as much as I was excited, I was overcome with…

  • Health,  Travel

    Packing for Winter in Europe

    Travelling to Europe has taught me a thing or two about packing for winter. I see a lot of you on the ‘Gram struggling to decide what to pack; or where to buy warm clothes when you hit Europe. How lucky that you have me, who has journeyed twice to a wintery Holland, to give tips on what to take. If you can pack two travel bags – one check-in bag and one carry-on – then you have done an amazing job! This, however, does come with the difficulty of figuring out if you have packed enough, especially if you are visiting for the first time. I had to ask…

  • Food and Drinks,  Lifestyle

    Festival on the Docks with Opihr and Life Grand Cafe

    About two weekends ago I had the privilege of being invited to celebrate the 2019 Festival on the Docks event at the V&A Waterfront. Aside from partying it up with my bestie and meeting new people over a glass of wine (several of them, actually), I was also invited to enjoy a delicious luncheon at the Life Grand Café, sponsored by Opihr Gin. The afternoon was spent indulging in the finest food whilst sipping on the crisp, flavourful taste of Opihr’s new ready-to-drink gin-spirit coolers – celebrating life and the start of festivities. Opihr is a London Dry Gin infused with exotic hand-picked botanicals including Moroccan coriander seeds and Indian…

  • Lifestyle,  Travel

    Movie Destinations I Would Love To Visit

    Now that I have cancelled all my plans to travel in 2020 in order to focus on my business and finances, I have decided to tell you a little more about the destinations on my “to visit” list. These particular dream tourist locations have been inspired by television and the big screen – places where the likes of Shia Lebouf and director Michael Bay have filmed; although I must admit I drew heavy influence from watching award-winning HBO series, Game of Thrones. The thought of finding myself overlooking the peaks and valleys of a landscape that was once fashioned to film a battle scene conjure up a sense of magical…

  • Food,  Lifestyle

    Going Vegan: The Pros and Cons

    If there was a time for me to think about how I can contribute to the environment in a sustainable way; it’s NOW! Fortunately, there are so many measures we can take to ensure we do our part for the greater good of the planet. In this week’s post, we take a look at the pros and cons of going vegan especially as a black person. On many occasions I have thought about going vegan. And I have tried and failed simply because there are a number of factors that render this lifestyle both daunting and difficult. I feel as though it is a process that one must ease themselves…

  • Travel

    Elephant’s Eye

    My hiking adventures are back and in full swing! It is a bit daunting to be swinging back now in Summer considering how hot it is going to be but I am ready to feel like the old “new” me again- if that makes sense. This past weekend I had the opportunity of joining a friend on a hike, and I’ll admit I was quite hesitant but, honestly, I NEEDED it. It was beautiful! If you have been following my journey on social media since moving to the Western Cape, you know my love for hiking is deeper than any form of my personal self-care practices, and I have fallen…

  • Africa,  Travel

    Cape Point with SANParks

    As a proud South African, any chance I get to celebrate the beauty of my country I welcome with open arms. This month I joined the Cape Town twins on a trip to the Cape Point where on one of my trails I encountered a snake (I will forever have anxiety thinking about it).  Cape Point: Cape Point is in the Cape of Good Hope nature reserve within Table Mountain National Park, which forms part of the Cape Floral Region, a World Heritage Site. It includes the majestic Table Mountain chain, which stretches from Signal Hill to Cape Point, and the coastlines of the Cape Peninsula. This narrow stretch of land,…

  • Lifestyle

    Simple Self-Care Activities To Try

    I have reached a point in my life where I take the conditions of my personal space, as well as my mental health, very seriously – thus developing a love for light and airy spaces that inspire me to be positive. In this week’s post, I will be detailing the ways in which you can incorporate fun activities into your self-care routine. Self-care: noun the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress. Self-care is very personal for me, and I vividly remember the moment in which I realised it was an ideal I started taking seriously. I was…

  • Lifestyle

    5 Ways To Becoming A Work From Home Guru

    Spring is finally here and with that comes a deep yearning to cash in on company perks like working from home. I have only been with my current employer for two years now and I have just started embracing the work from home policy. It took me months to find my stride and discipline myself into making sure I am as productive as possible. Advantages of working from home: No office chit chat distractions or meetings Self-accountability Personalised and flexible schedule Saves time and money Balance between personal and professional commitments Through trial and error, struggling to figure out how best to be at optimal productivity when working from home,…

  • Africa,  Food,  Travel

    Steak and wine pairing The Hussar Grill way.

    Juicy, bold and spicy is how I love my wine but sometimes you just want a steak to go with it especially given that tis’ the season for red wine. The Hussar Grill invited me to their steak and wine pairing hosted by the beautiful and Veritas Wine Writer of the Year- Gosia Podgorska and The Hussar Grill Mouille Point General  Manager- Tracey Huxley. Upon my arrival I was greeted by Gosia vibrant personality along with a glass of champagne to start us off. Then the tasting started: The pairing: Tracey first introduced us to how meat is cut and what makes every cut special. Did you know that marrow…