Tag Archive: Personal

February 23, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Investing in Art: Swain Hoogervorst

Investing in Art: Swain Hoogervorst

A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to start collecting as much art as I could afford by young artists I believe in, and talented people I know. Obviously I could never afford works by any of the more famous names, or the artists with the sold-out shows. But the guys who are young, who […]

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February 22, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

A Weekend In Riebeek-Kasteel

A Weekend In Riebeek-Kasteel

Because I love what I do so much, it sometimes feels like I’m pretty much always working. I’m always taking pictures and Instagramming and Tweeting and writing blog posts and meeting people for work and having coffee dates for work and yes, even tasting wines for work. Sometimes I go away for work. Sometimes I […]

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February 8, 2016   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Giveaway: WIN a R1500 voucher from Volpes Linen

Giveaway: WIN a R1500 voucher from Volpes Linen

I have to admit that for me, one of the very best things about travelling, is coming home. Home is where your cats wake you up at 5am, where your bathroom has full-sized bottles of your shampoo and conditioner, where you have more than 3 pairs of shoes, where you can cook in your own […]

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January 25, 2016   /   by natalie   /   ,

Our home featured on Superbalist

Our home featured on Superbalist

Our home was recently photographed for a feature on Superbalist.com. I was really excited when they asked if they could come over and chat about our tiny home, since I’m a big fan of their The Way of Us content. Leading the pack in terms of branded content locally, Superbalist is writing about culture and spaces and […]

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January 14, 2016   /   by natalie   /  

Hello 2016

Hello 2016

My ankles are huge. HUGE. I’ve never seen anything like it. It’s like my calves just melted all the way down my legs and pooled around my ankle bones. I guess that’s what 33 hours of flying will do to you. On that note, happy 2016 everyone! I hope you all had a great festive […]

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December 17, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

It’s Looking A Lot Like Christmas

There’s nothing like the sound of corks popping to get me into a festive mood. I’ve heard that it’s been scientifically proven that the sound of a popping champagne cork releases endorphins into your brain and if this is the case, I strongly feel that the “festive season” should be renamed the “endorphin season”. This […]

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December 4, 2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

Courtyard Makeover

Courtyard Makeover

Our ground floor apartment is small, but one of the best things about it and what made us fall in love when we saw it, is the outside space that comes with it. Leading from our kitchen door is a long corridor and a courtyard a bit bigger than an average parking bay. In Cape Town terms, […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Looking back at 2015

Looking back at 2015

It’s 4pm and I am actually desperate for a glass of wine. DESPERATE. It’s almost the end of a long a crazy year and I can feel myself itching for a holiday. The way I feel about my upcoming break is the way you feel when you’re waiting for your date to pick you up. […]

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December 3, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

The difference between 25 and 27

The difference between 25 and 27

I’m not talking about the obvious difference, which is 24 months. I’m talking about the small little differences that you can’t see with the naked eye. Like probably, when you’re 25, you would never, just by looking at a 27 year old, know the struggles of their life.   I’m 27 years and 4 months old […]

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November 13, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

#RuilMyStyl Debuts TONIGHT

#RuilMyStyl Debuts TONIGHT

For the past couple of months I’ve been shooting a new TV show and I’m so excited to say that tonight, the first episode will be on a screen near you, South Africa! Premiering on DSTV’s new Afrikaans lifestyle channel, Via (147) at 5pm, Ruil My Styl is a style makeover show that uses internet […]

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