Tag Archive: Personal

November 15, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , ,

What to Pack for Summer in Cape Town

What to Pack for Summer in Cape Town

The weather in Cape Town is, in a word, unpredictable. Which makes packing for your first visit kind of confusing. Add to that the fact that many visitors think it’s not-stop safari as soon as they land in South Africa and you’ve got way too much khaki and not nearly enough cute dresses on your […]

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My Guide to Having The Best Time in Cape Town This Summer

Summer in Cape Town is pretty dang exceptional. There’s a major buzz in the air, the streets are always milling with tanned locals and visitors from around the world and the extra long days mean more time for activities! Whether it’s your first visit to the Mother City or your annual return to the mountain, […]

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November 10, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

What to Pack for A Boating Holiday in France

What to Pack for A Boating Holiday in France

I don’t know about you, but I love packing to theme when I’m travelling. It really gets me excited about the destination and makes for some great memories and pictures. When it comes to packing for a boating holiday in France, you’ll need to think small. You’ll want to pack light, since space is pretty […]

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November 6, 2017   /   by natalie   /   , , ,

20 Pictures of Paris Through My Eyes (PLUS 30% Off Designer Sunglasses from Soda & Sand)

20 Pictures of Paris Through My Eyes (PLUS 30% Off Designer Sunglasses from Soda & Sand)

As part of my trip to Paris, I paired up with Soda & Sand Eyewear to bring you a glimpse of Paris through my eyes. Soda & Sand is locally-based online luxury eyewear store with a huge variety of beautiful shades from brands like Jimmy Choo, Hugo Boss, Max Mara and more. They’re kindly giving […]

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October 30, 2017   /   by natalie   /   ,

Hair Makeover: easihair pro and scar

Hair Makeover: easihair pro and scar

You might remember that a couple of months ago I shared my favourite hair secret right here on this very blog. For the past 6 months, I’ve been wearing clip-in hair extensions to give my hair length and volume – and help me keep my hands off my hair while I try to let it grow […]

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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 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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