Friday, December 24, 2010

Festive spirit

I love Kate Wilson's illustrations. And while in Harrods the other day, saw her line of Christmas cards. They are so sweet. Check out her blog Little Doodles to see her work.


My favourite colour is cream. My favourite shop is Topshop (only the Oxford street branch will do). And when I saw these two pieces, this wonderful jacket and the chiffon shirt, I was in love. Needless to say, they are now carefully folded in my suitcase, awaiting their debut in Cape Town. Lovely.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Day in Oxford

On Monday I went to Oxford to visit my good friend Matt. It was a lovely snowy day, and the town was beautiful! My Diana was out in full force. A great day, we ate at Jamie's Italian Kitchen (Jamie Oliver that is), which was amazing. Enjoy!

Friday, December 17, 2010


I am pretty excited that my sister gave me a Mini Diana for my birthday. I love photos, I have over 26,000 photos in iPhoto from the last 4 years. I love lomography, Polaroids, black and white, Infinicam, basically everything. Now I'm going to go and stock up on film.

London love

Wow, its been a while. Sorry - I have been frantically running around the streets of London, shopping up a storm. 
It is lovely here, very cold, it snowed yesterday. 
Not practical when navigating Oxford street with 40 shopping bags. 
However, my favourite shop, Topshop, did not let me down. 
These are two of the fantastic items I bought.

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

planning travel outfits

In a weeks time I will be stepping off the plane in London town, ready for snow, Christmas festivities and shopping! This is my inspiration for my travel outfit. Comfortable, understated, a mix of two seasons, a rad bag for my macbook and other plane necessities, and a hat and scarf to tame that exciting chill you feel when you step out into winter weather.


 Andrea Jenkins of Hula Seventy

dreaming about my house

4 more months until the big day means 4 months until I get to unleash my inner interior decorator on our beautiful little house. The other day, I full on cried over a pretty table runner. Yes, you read that correctly. So as my mind is consumed with all that is residential. Here are a few items I am lusting after.

This entrance way

This fridge

This wardrobe

This mixer and coffee machine

Both KitchenAid via yuppiechef 

Monday, December 6, 2010


Yesterday morning, we had our annual Christmas morning with the girls. We hung our stockings up on the fire place, gave gifts and ate a lot! It was wonderful! It is only the 6th of December and I have already enjoyed 3 Christmas celebrations - and tonight? 
Christmas dinner party with 25 friends. Lovely.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas dinners!

We had our first of many Christmas dinners last night and it was wonderful! Tonight we are going to our close friends engagement party and needless to say, I am feeling very festive!!

Happy friday!

Because these make me happy. The colours, the clothes, the light.


My wonderful man bought me this rad, vintage bike from Switzerland I think, for my birthday. We are going to fix it up a bit, and restore it to the beauty it was. This is my inspiration at present.


Gotta love a pair of leather braces/suspenders. Yes please, on my list.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


Not only is it my 23rd birthday today, yes please! But its the first day of advent, why not try something different this year, like this advent suitcase. So sweet.

And while you're at it, check out these alternative Christmas tree's. Rad. Put one up - today!