Category Archive: Personal

July 24, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

Taking Your Cellphone Photography to the Next Level

Taking Your Cellphone Photography to the Next Level

Let's be honest, everyone wants to know how they can take the most beautiful photos possible for Instagram. How to take better photos is one of the questions I get asked most frequently, and although my answer is normally to invest in a proper camera, that's not really realistic for people who aren't interested in […]

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July 18, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

5 Great Documentaries to Watch Right Now

5 Great Documentaries to Watch Right Now

Round about this time last year I shared this list of 8 amazing documentaries to watch while you try to keep warm. If you’ve already made your way through them all, I want to be best friends. If not, it’s never too late to start. It’s winter again and guess what? I’m back in my […]

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July 17, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My Ultimate AfrikaBurn Survival Guide

My Ultimate AfrikaBurn Survival Guide

If you’ve heard about AfrikaBurn or seen images of people in the desert dressed up in post-apocalyptic getups pop up on your Facebook feed, but never actually been yourself, you might have some questions. Whether you love or hate the look of the event, you literally have no idea what it’s really like until you’ve […]

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July 11, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Life Lately: July 2017

Life Lately: July 2017

I realised the other day that it’s been a while since I did one of these life updates. In fact, it’s been a whole year. This time last year it was round about my birthday and I was feeling nostalgic. Maybe it’s the cold weather, maybe it’s my own mortality, but I find this time […]

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10 Ways to Celebrate Your Birthday in Cape Town in Winter

I’m not one to downplay birthdays – I love the excuse to see friends and eat and drink nice things. Ever since I was a kid though, a winter birthday party has been a tricky thing to plan. It’s my birthday in July and if you’re a winter baby like me, you’ll know that options […]

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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 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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March 10, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Sussex House – Creating Our First Home

Sussex House – Creating Our First Home

This post is going to feel monumentally long because it’s so full of photos. Turns out Keenan and I bought our little Woodstock apartment exactly 111 weeks ago. I know because that’s when I posted the first photo of the space. Completely bare and deceptively tiny-looking. We’ve come a long way since then. We’ve spent […]

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