April 24, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

Ten Tips for Staying Safe in Iceland

With one of the lowest crime rates in the world (less than two murders per year reported since 2011), a network of extremely well-maintained roads, a free safety app, up-to-the-minute safety warnings/road conditions available online any time and a reputation as one of the world’s most pro-feminism societies, Iceland is the perfect destination for female and […]

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April 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

36 Hours in Amsterdam

36 Hours in Amsterdam

Amsterdam. A city I’ve been dying to visit since I first watched their great tourism video back in 2012. So when I flew with KLM to Iceland, I decided to make the most of the Schipol layover (and my Schengen visa) and stop over for the weekend. It was a real whirlwind tour and I wish I’d […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

48 Hours in Reykjavik

48 Hours in Reykjavik

Reykjavik is the capital city of Iceland and home to two thirds of their 300 000 person population. Even so, it feels more like a town than a capital city of a European country. It’s compact, easy to navigate, beautiful and probably the cleanest city I’ve ever visited.  It’s also home to a bustling food […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

How To Photograph The Northern Lights (For Amateurs)

Let me just start by saying once more that this is a guide to photographing the Northern Lights for amateurs. Professional photographers with professional lenses and years of experience will have their own insights and tips, but I’m writing for amateurs, by an amateur, to help you get at least one half-decent picture of the […]

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March 31, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

The Girl’s Guide To Packing For Iceland

When my friends Camilla, Misha and I decided to travel to Iceland, my first thought was “what am I going to wear?”. South Africans aren’t exactly sartorially prepared for Arctic weather conditions. So I did what everyone does, and hit up Google. “What to pack for Iceland” I typed, and found the same advice over […]

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March 29, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

Meet Christoffel Hazenwinkel

As I’m sure you’re well aware, I *love* wine (link to food & wine landing page). I’ve spent the past few years tasting my way through some of South Africa’s famous wine producing regions and learning about varietals and flavour profiles as I go. Having said this, I’m still just as much of a sucker […]

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March 28, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

High Tea at The Saxon

High Tea at The Saxon

High Tea Luxury Is indulging in High Tea the most luxurious way to spend an afternoon? Cause I’m pretty sure it is. It’s actually one of my favourite ways to spend an afternoon. Especially an afternoon with my mom and my nana. The Saxon The Saxon in Joburg is an oasis of calm of splendour […]

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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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March 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Both Sides Buttered: Healthy & Delicious Recipes

Both Sides Buttered: Healthy & Delicious Recipes

I first discovered Klara Mudge and her blog Both Sides Buttered when she popped up on my Instagram discovery feed (thank you algorithms) and I’ve been fascinated by her delicious and nutritious recipes and insightful wellness advice ever since. I find myself scrolling through both her blog and her Instagram feed regularly, looking for advice and […]

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March 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /  

Best Brunch In Cape Town: Private Kitchen with Chef Matt Manning

Best Brunch In Cape Town: Private Kitchen with Chef Matt Manning

If pushed, I would have to say that my favourite meal of the day is brunch. Because it combines the best parts of both breakfast and lunch, like eggs and coffee but also wine. It’s also not normally a meal associated with weekdays, so it feels like a celebration of the weekend. Unfortunately, when it […]

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