Archive: Jun 2015

June 30, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Ramadan in Dubai

Ramadan in Dubai

I once spent 22 hours in Dubai on a long layover. There was just enough time to check into an airport hotel and head out for a desert safari, which involved dune bashing, a belly dancing display and a meal in the desert. I was dead tired and it was quite a cold, touristy experience, […]

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June 29, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Shopping for our home with mrphome Online

Shopping for our home with mrphome Online

Keenan and I moved into our new home at the beginning of March with a random selection of furniture and decor that we’ve collected separately over the years. I’ve got a few second hand items from my family home, a few pieces I’ve bought along the way and a sleeper couch gifted by my favourite aunt. […]

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June 25, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Payday Giving – Street Sleeper & Kyoto Garden Sushi

Payday Giving – Street Sleeper & Kyoto Garden Sushi

LET’S GET IT TO 1000 STREET SLEEPER BAGS DONATED BY PAYDAY Payday is around the corner which means that you’ll finally be able to get your hair done and buy that pair of shoes you’ve been eyeing all month. You’ll probably go out for a nice dinner or celebrate having more than 10c in your […]

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June 24, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

7 Great Spots for Coffee in Woodstock

7 Great Spots for Coffee in Woodstock

I can never quite figure out if coffee shops love freelancers – or hate us. To be fair, we do come and park ourselves and our laptops at their tables and use their free wifi all day. But we also end up spending a fair amount of money on their coffee and food, we recommend […]

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June 24, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Street Sleeper

Street Sleeper

Social Media has been warning me all day that a cold front and a double trouble storm  are heading to Cape Town. I’m cold out right now and I’m working from my warm bed in my warm home. I know that I am so blessed and fortunate to have so much and I know that there are […]

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June 24, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Sugar High

Sugar High

My little sister lives all the way over in Australia, but that didn’t stop her from finding a very sweet way of asking me to be her maid of honour. She sent me a huge hamper of delicious treats from Ma Mere Maison – Cape Town’s very best confectioner, with a sweet note that almost […]

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June 23, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

30 Days to 27

30 Days to 27

I realised today that I’m a month away from turning 27 years old. Some days it feels like oh hey, I’m only about to turn 27 and other days it feels like holy cow I’m already about to turn 27! I have to admit that it seems like a bit of an insignificant age. When you […]

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June 23, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Eat here: Graciales at Peddlars & Co

Eat here: Graciales at Peddlars & Co

I recently got to spend some time with my cousin Alistair and his wife, Tenney when they were visiting from Australia. They are both chefs and they own a restaurant called EAT at Whalers in Victor Harbour in Adelaide. I was intent on wowing them with our excellent local wines and food scene, so when Keenan […]

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June 19, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Being a sister

Being a sister

My first memory of my little sister Jonti, is an argument I had with my parents about her name. I remember sitting in a booth at a local diner – one of those with sticky leather seats and very bright pink strawberry milkshakes; “Jonti is a boy name and if you call my baby sister […]

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June 10, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Unwinding at Schoone Oordt

Unwinding at Schoone Oordt

The road between Cape Town and Knysna is, at first glance, 500km I’d like to get through as quickly as possible. When you’re heading out to the Garden Route for the weekend, the road ahead seems like an endless stretch of pretty much nothing until you hit The Garden of Eden. However, if you take […]

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