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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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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