Tag Archive: Personal

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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November 11, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , , , ,

Six Tips for Packing for a Summer City Holiday

Six Tips for Packing for a Summer City Holiday

Deciding what to pack when you’ve got a limit of 25kgs for three weeks in a new city can be really tough. I know, because there have been enough 2am arguments between my sweet boyfriend who just wants me to turn the light off, and a frantic me, about how many pairs of shoes are […]

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November 4, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Come to Cape Town and stay in our apartment

Come to Cape Town and stay in our apartment

While we’re away in December, we decided to rent our apartment out on Airbnb. We’ll be away from 23 December to 10 January, but we’ve opened bookings up from the 1st of December. It’s literally the perfect place for a visitor to Cape Town to base themselves. It’s bright and airy, on the ground floor and has […]

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October 21, 2015   /   by natalie   /   , ,

Treat. Yo. Self. to Fine Leather Goods from Jekyll & Hide

Treat. Yo. Self. to Fine Leather Goods from Jekyll & Hide

I’m a HUGE fan of Parks and Recreation. The cast, the unforgettable one-liners, it’s all just too good. One of my favourite episodes is one I refer to as “Treat. Yo. Self”. Have you seen it? If not, may I introduce you to one of the best scenes in television history. Anywayyyy, there’s nothing I […]

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July 27, 2015   /   by natalie   /   ,

Livingroom Makeover with MRP Home

Livingroom Makeover with MRP Home

When Keenan and I first bought our little apartment in Woodstock, we were like “this place is tiny we are never going to be able to fit anything in here”. It’s only 65 square meters and it’s a studio, so it seemed like it was going to be a big challenge to create a space […]

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June 19, 2015   /   by natalie   /  

Being a sister

Being a sister

My first memory of my little sister Jonti, is an argument I had with my parents about her name. I remember sitting in a booth at a local diner – one of those with sticky leather seats and very bright pink strawberry milkshakes; “Jonti is a boy name and if you call my baby sister […]

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