Category Archive: Personal

December 6, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Local Loves for Festive Season

Local Loves for Festive Season

There are so many things to love about this time of year. The weather, the hundreds of get-togethers with friends, the popping of bubbly bottles, the excuse to shop until your credit card bursts into flames. I’m really feeling the festive spirit this year, and I think it’s due to the fact that we put […]

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December 1, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

The Most Beautiful Wedding Video

In September this year, my little sister got married in Bali. It was so so beautiful and special and I honestly cried from start to finish. I’ve watched her wedding video about 5 times and sobbed every time. Key moments that push me over the edge: When her voice cracks as she says “Nicholas” in […]

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November 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

2016 Festive Gift Guide: TFG Online

Christmas. Only a month away! The most wonderful tiiiiime, of the yeeeaaar! A time for good cheer and good food, list making and shopping for the people you love. A time for elaborate gift wrapping and tree decorating. A time I honestly find such so much pleasure in. I really love buying gifts for the special people […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

My Cape Town Shopping Guide

I’m not pedantic about this, but I do enjoy shopping local. Of course you’ll find me in H&M and in a Billabong swimsuit, but I find it especially exciting to shop South African brands and designers. Cape Town is a total hotspot for local designers and artisans, so if you’re coming to visit this summer, […]

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November 7, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

My Gumtree Dream Find

My Gumtree Dream Find

While we were in Bali in September, I decided that I couldn’t let another summer go by without a scooter of my own. The summer traffic in Cape Town makes it exhausting to get the beach, coffee shops or even the mall. A scooter would fix all my problems! I found a little Big Boy […]

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October 20, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Five things to do in and around Cape Town this summer

Back in September I posted my Cape Town Summer Wishlist, which features a few things I’ve never done in my own home town before, but am dying to do this summer. It was so well received that I thought I’d put together a list of five more great things to in and around the Mother City this holiday […]

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October 17, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

WIN: Tickets to Diemersfontein Pinotage on Tap 2016

Imagine a day in the beautiful winelands, with endless fountains of wine, platters of food and entertainment. A day where you don’t have to worry about who is going to stand in line to buy the next bottle, because the wine is on tap. A day where you don’t have to decide what to order off […]

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September 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

Botox Talk with Dr. Cara Duminy

I’ve been getting Botox for the past 18 months and I’ve never once been shy to admit it. Why should I be? It’s a part of my beauty routine and I’ve only ever felt true, deep gratitude at the results. I inherited a deep frown line between my eyes from my mom and just after […]

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September 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The De Fazio Wedding Bali

The De Fazio Wedding Bali

My little sister is married. On Saturday, 3 September 2016, Jonti Roos and Nicholas De Fazio promised to be together forever, in front of 60 loved ones in Canggu, Bali. It was the most beautiful wedding I have ever been to and I cried so hard my false eyelashes came off. It was such an […]

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September 13, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

My Cape Town Summer: Wish List

I’ve just returned from two dreamy weeks in Bali and while leaving a holiday and an exciting new place behind is always so hard, it’s made easier by the fact that I get to come home to one of the most wonderful cities in the world. A city that thousands of tourists flock to every […]

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