Archive: May 2017

May 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

24 Hours in the Yarra Valley

While visiting my sister in Melbourne, I was excited to head out of town for a night and explore the famous Yarra Valley. As I’m sure you’re aware, I’m very interested in drinking wine, and I’m always keen to try new varietals and regions. If you’ve never heard of the Yarra Valley before, it’s a […]

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May 26, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

The Burrow At Wombat Bend

Melbourne is undeniably one of my favourite cities in the world. Maybe that’s because it actually reminds me of Cape Town in a lot of ways. It’s culturally diverse, has a great coffee culture, is close to the water, a hipster’s dream and one of the most delicious cities in the¬†world. Another similarity is that […]

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May 25, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Five Podcasts To Subscribe To Right Now

Five Podcasts To Subscribe To Right Now

I cannot get enough of podcasts. I can’t even tell you how much I’ve learned about people and science and storytelling and politics just by listening to podcasts. Not to mention my freakishly extensive knowledge of true crimes. There seems to be a podcast (or five) for every genre you can think of, though some are […]

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May 25, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

My Favourite Travel Apps Right Now

My Favourite Travel Apps Right Now

Remember the days before you kept saying “there’s probably an app for that”? Me neither. Who needs an actual real life spirit level? Or calendar? Or printed plane ticket? When you can literally just do it all from the tiny computer in your pocket? I’m a big believer in using apps for everything – especially […]

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May 22, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My Hair Secret: Clipin Hair

My Hair Secret: Clipin Hair

Over the past 18 months, my hair has been through a lot. It’s been dark and very blonde and several shades of pink…and everything in between. It’s been bleached and colour treated and heat styled pretty relentlessly. I like experimenting, what can I say? My stylist (ask for Carlos, at Scar) is incredible and he […]

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May 15, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Hey Jude! The Magic Personal Assistant App (Competition)

Hey Jude! The Magic Personal Assistant App (Competition)

Ever wished you had a personal assistant who you could just call up and ask to organise your birthday party or book your flights and accommodation for your upcoming holiday? I mean, I literally wish that all.the.time! That’s why I thought Hey Jude was so cool when I heard about it! Hey Jude is a […]

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May 11, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

#ThePerfectExcuse to shop with Cavendish Square (Competition)

#ThePerfectExcuse to shop with Cavendish Square (Competition)

Have you visited a shopping centre in the middle of the day in the middle of the week recently? I seem to remember them being complete ghost towns in my childhood? But I had a Cavendish Square gift voucher burning a hole in my pocket recently and let me tell you, people are shopping at […]

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May 3, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock by Foot

#WalkMyCity: Woodstock by Foot

Woodstock is a part of Cape Town that might not be known to locals as a particularly walkable part of the city. But to me, it’s honestly best experienced by foot. I’ve lived here for a couple of years now and I’ve found that my most memorable experiences and interactions have always been while walking […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

My AfrikaBurn Fashion Survival Guide

AfrikaBurn isn’t a party or a festival. It’s “a radical experiment in self reliance”. That means that everything you need for survival and comfort in the Karoo desert needs to come with you and leave with you. There’s no organized entertainment and there’s nothing for sale. But there’s music playing from themed camps and huge […]

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May 2, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

The Oyster Box Hotel

The Oyster Box Hotel

I grew up holidaying on the Natal South Coast, so I have many fond memories of the walking to the beach in the humid, muggy mornings and swimming for hours in the warm Indian Ocean. I haven’t been back in a couple of years, so when my friend Kiersten from The Blonde Abroad invited me […]

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