…and totally ready to take on 2013!

I hope the festive season was a fantastic one for all of you! I’ve been back at work for just over two weeks now, but the summer holiday has pretty much vanished from my memory, and the endless site meetings and tenders are back in full swing. I would be lying if I told you guys I wasn’t counting down the days till the next public holiday – the 21st of March, to be exact *wink, wink*.

But I do have one exciting bit of news for this year…and that’s a relocation. Not far, mind you. But I’ll be even closer to the ocean. Basically, what you see above, is what I’ll be waking up to every morning. Eek! Hellooooo Schoenmakerskop, I think I love you already!



A little glimpse into my life lately, via my instagram account…xImage

1, 2 + 3: The boy’s holiday ‘shack’ at a secret beach along our coast, Bushy.  

4: Barnacles, a lovely seafood restaurant at Seaview. We go there…(too) often!

5: Mmmm…making our own beer :) will keep you updated on whether it’s actually drinkable or not – hehe.

6: The boy’s latest addition to his little herd of Nguni – 9 in total now. Bless.

+ 8: A local game farm, Kragga Kamma – they’ve been closed over the last few weeks, due to our recent floods, but definitely worth a visit if you’re ever in the area.


So, when I saw who was recently featured on Industry of One, I figured it was high time they appeared on the blog again! And if you haven’t heard of the lovely Yas Imamura, of Quill & Fox fame (under which rock were you hiding?) then look no further my friends…


For the full interview, and many more, pop on over here xx

P.S. Don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and Pinterest, if you’d like…


So, it seems ‘blooms’ are trending on my blog lately…hehe…sorry guys. Must be that summer feeling in the air! Anyway, I discovered Blooming Leopold a few weeks back, and just had to share. So here are a few of my favourites from Lauren’s Spring Summer 2012 collection. Lust away, my friends…lust away.


PS: If any of you are interested, I’ve recently joined Pinterest and Instagram…so feel free to follow some of my favourite finds. And thanks again to all of you for showing me some love xx


A breathtakingly beautiful shoot by Hollie Fernando!


I can tell you now…there isn’t a woman in the world, who wouldn’t want to be shot in this manner…so soft, and feminine, and most of all, real. Too flippen awesome. For sure!



I know they’ve done their rounds, but I love these creations by (Ma + Chr)…they always manage to put a smile on my dial!!!



Ohmygosh…it’s been nearly two months since I last blogged! I didn’t even realise!

This time of year seems to absolutely fly by, and I always find myself feeling like I’ve skipped a month somewhere along the line. Which is, in fact, a good thing, as it means we’re one month closer to summer holiday! Can I get a “Hell, yeah?!” HELL, YEAH!!!

Anyway, I guess it all boils down to me feeling pretty uninspired the last few weeks. Work has been crazy-busy (which is great) and I find it often leaves me feeling mentally drained and kinda zombie-like by the get home. But…I spotted something this week that has managed to put a spring back in my step! Hurrah! So here goes, peeps – have a look see at Boots & Pine!

I discovered Arden Wray’s new photographic project on Fieldguided the other day, wherin Anabela herself was featured! Could you even imagine a better-suited amalgamation of awesomness? Words alone don’t do the project any justice, so please, please go take a look for yourself – an absolute feast for the eyes…



A couple of weeks ago, I was ooh-ing and aah-ing over Scout & Catalogue’s S/S 12 lookbook, over here. Well, here they are again – in all their glory! Their new Fall/Winter 2012 campaign is absolutely to die for! The scarves are stunning, and the clutches, the clutches…oh my! How on earth would one ever choose, well, just one? Ha! You don’t necessarily have to. They are all here at your disposal, with each one handmade to order. How awesome is that? It’s like receiving your own unique gift, made specifically for you, by some pretty spectacular people. What more could you ask for? Except, perhaps another one…xx



So, the latest collection from the brilliant, Twenty-seven Names, has been getting a great deal of exposure lately – and completely well-deserved, of course!

But I thought I’d share with you, my favourite campaign from this lovely label…the Portrait Series for Nine.Lives – Spring/Summer 2012/13. I know it’s a season late, but I figured since we are only now entering our Spring season, it’s still relevant. Ha! And of course, the token cat…just for good measure xx