Monday, March 11, 2013

Pretty Life

Currently addicted to Instagram, and spending weekends in the sun as opposed to the grotto of a night club :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Rietvlei Lion Tour

Last Sunday Craigy and I went for lunch at the Reitvlei Nature Reserve Coffee Shop. 
Afterwards we went for a tour of the lion camp in the Reserve. 
All this- is just down the road from our house (a matter of literally a kilometer or two). 
Beautiful creatures, and stunning scenery make for a beautiful day out, enjoy the photos below!

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Far out man!

Really like this spacey collection from Shadowplaynyc. Galactic print skirt? - hellz yeah!

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Scenic Swaziland stole my ❤

For my birthday I've started a bit of a tradition by going away for the couple of days that fall on and around my birthday. As my birthday is early in December, it's always really nice, and last year Craig and I decided to go to Swaziland. We found Ematjeni, an amazing little guest house, via TripAdvisor (which I cannot live without!). Swaziland is really close to Gauteng, so a short trip and you're there, but jeepers it feels like you're millions of miles away. It's soulful and very nourishing for the spirit. We came back renewed and ready for the last stretch of the year. I would recommend a trip to Swaziland to anyone, and definitely to the place we stayed; Ematjeni. Below are some beautiful photos of the views from the guest house. Enjoy.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Getting to know them stones, them Gemstones: Rose Quartz

I have for years now been fascinated by precious and semi-precious stones, and the energy they give off, with the resulting effect on our energy. I'm a hippy, and not scared to admit it. 

In ode of my love for gemstones, I've decided to start a recurring post theme, helping us get to know our stones, our gemstones (haha- I came up with that one all on my own). I'll start off with one of my favorites, for obvious reasons, as will be highlighted below; the popular Rose Quartz:

Rose quartz is a type of quartz that exhibits a pale pink to rose red hue. It is often referred to as the stone of universal love. Rose quartz crystals help bring trust and harmony into relationships and help balance emotions. This is the gemstone known for bringing happiness to the owner. Rose quartz crystals are also widely considered to heal negativity such as anger and resentment. In addition they promote all types of love; self-love, romantic love, platonic love etc. 

Rose quartz can be worn in jewelry- you can scatter some around your house- or keep one in your pocket close to your heart. All are effective ways of reaping the benefit from this loving stone.

So, if you feel there is more love needed in your life, get one of these babies, and feel the love resonate throughout your life. (To be used in conjunction with a healthy and happy lifestyle, batteries not included)

Rose Quartz palm stone

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Quentin Tarantino does it again (in my books)

I thought Django Unchained was outstanding. At times quite violent, but with Tarantino, it's to be expected. I find his movie's extremely artistic, and this one is no different. I also found this particular cast phenomenal. Christoph Waltz (also from Inglorious Bastards) is as captivating as always. Jamie Foxx gave a performance that I won't soon forget. And Leo, oh Leo, there is absolutely nothing I can fault- outstanding. 

Thrilling movie, and totally worth a watch. 

Benjamin Franklin was a clever dude

Saw this beauty on Design for Mankind. It's an Enamel sign from Best Made Co. 
The inspiration is from Benjamin Franklin’s schedule

I recently downloaded his autobiography on my Kindle, and am super keen to know what made this man tick.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Valentino at Haute Couture Fashion Week Paris: A/W 2012-2013

I happened to catch this show on FTV recently, and was taken aback by the beauty of these two dresses. Yes. Stunning.

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