Tag Archive: Personal

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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January 23, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

My 2017 Travel Dreams

My 2017 Travel Dreams

2016 WAS A FUN YEAR In 2016 I had the opportunity to see in the new year in Melbourne, enjoy a little break from South African winter in Mauritius and watch my sister get married in Bali.   I also saw loads of my own country, with weekends away in Riebeek-Kasteel, Franschhoek, a cabin hidden in the […]

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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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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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August 15, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Staying Inspired

Staying Inspired

Sometimes having a blog can get a little lonely and every now and then it can feel like you’re shouting into the wind, only to have your words blown away. It’s often super fun and creatively stimulating, but sometimes it’s hard to stay inspired and motivated when you’re sitting at home looking at the Instagram accounts […]

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August 11, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Wardrobe: Tropical Paradise

Wardrobe: Tropical Paradise

It’s not a great time to be shopping for beautiful summer clothing here in South Africa. The stores are all trying to offload the last of their winter stuff before bringing in their summer stock, so everything is maroon and mustard and nothing is even remotely tropical. Although, I have managed to find one or […]

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August 10, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

The Last Minute Bali Body Plan

The Last Minute Bali Body Plan

With 25 days to go until I was supposed to board a plane to Bali, I realised that instead of feeling excited about the holiday, I was feeling anxious. Anxious because I haven’t been working out. Because I’ve been consuming hundreds of thousands of calories a week. Because I’ve been drinking beer and wine every […]

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