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Downtime with Witchery

Hi everybody! Hope you’re all well and having a great week so far! As you know, I went to Cape Town over the weekend to celebrate a friend’s 30th and also to go shark cage diving (more about that experience later). I haven’t been to Cape Town since February and it’s always a city that I look forward to going because I spent 5 great years there while I was a student. As much as I love doing adventurous activities while I’m away, I also think it’s very important to relax and unwind, after all you should always come back from a holiday fresh no?

We arrived on Saturday morning and we decided not to rent a car like always and instead just caught Ubers everywhere we went, which worked very well. As soon as we arrived, we headed to the Vineyard Hotel in Newlands to check in and drop off our luggage bags. If you’ve never been to the Vineyard Hotel, it’s definitely a place I recommend for a meal, a drink or even a spa treatment. The hotel is situated on a 7-acre piece of land by the riverside and currently has 207 rooms luxury hotel rooms. If you want to be away from the hustle and bustle of the city, Vineyard is the perfect place to hideaway and spend a weekend in relaxation.

We spent the rest of Saturday at the Waterfront, we had lunch at Willoughby & Co and then shopped around ending off with some tea and macarons at Myatt and we headed back to the hotel to rest before dinner. We initially booked our shark cage diving trip on Sunday but we heard news that due to rough sea conditions, our trip had to be cancelled and rescheduled for Monday. We had dinner at Beluga and had a pretty late night. We slept in on Sunday and had breakfast downstairs at the restaurant, I’ve always had a thing for hotel breakfasts because there’s always an abundance of food and the variety is just superb. We ended up spending a lot of time at the hotel (for once) on Sunday sleeping in and just relaxing and unwinding. Of course I had to do all that in my most comfortable clothing. I picked up these chunky knits from Witchery at the Waterfront on Saturday, they are absolutely to die for, I don’t think I’ve bought a “turtle neck” since high school (or have I ever?). These knits are so soft and big, I could literally spend the entire day and night in them. What do you think?

What I’m wearing: 

Chunky knits from Witchery (Woolworths)

Photo taken in our room at The Vineyard Hotel in Cape Town.

With love…xxx

Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

Ford Fiesta Collaboration Overview

Happy Friday everyone! For those who have been following my blog, you’ll know that I’ve been collaborating with Ford South Africa in bringing you the #FiestaOOTD on Instagram. Here is one more project that has come to a close for my blog, I’m excited but a little sad at the same time. Over the last 3 weeks, I got to test drive the Ford Fiesta Ecoboost and I’ve really grown to like that little car, which is perfect for students or young professionals if you’re looking to purchase a new car. I especially requested for an automatic because my own car is an automatic, I just thought that it would be a little easier since I’m no longer used to changing gears. Surprisingly, the Fiesta I had was a 1 Litre, I was very skeptical at first because my own car is a 2 Litre diesel and the engine is very powerful, and trust me when I say there are major hills around where I live. There are uphills to the beauty salon, there are uphills to the gym and there are even uphills to Woolies food, I thought that this little car didn’t stand a chance! I was wrong, of course, because of the Ecoboost technology in the new Fiesta models. It has a small engine but tons of power, I had no problems driving up hills at all.

I would like to mention a few features that really impressed me, the first one can be quite common but I don’t have it on my own car (I don’t think the feature is available for the make at all actually), that the side mirror closes when you lock your car. I think this is super common for some cars but my biggest fear is that someone knocks my side mirrors when I’ve parked somewhere because I know this has happened to some people I know, but with this handy little feature, you won’t have that problem.

Another feature that I really liked is the “Puddle Lights” which is basically lights at the sides of the car that illuminates when you open the car door so that you can see the ground beneath you before you step out in avoidance of puddles, which I thought was pretty nifty.

Driving a car that has a push start on/off button myself, I totally don’t understand why there’s still a need for car keys nowadays. The Ford Fiesta takes it one step further, you don’t even need to insert the remote or the “key” into the car in order to start the engine, as long as it can sense that your key is somewhere within the vicinity of the car, you are able to start it. How amazing? I really loved that feature! Say goodbye to furiously fumbling for those keys.

Overall, the car was very easy to drive, the steering wheel was very light and the car is very stable on the road. I would definitely recommend this car to those who are looking to get a new car after varsity or at the start of varsity because it comes in a variety of trendy colours and you will stand out for sure. 🙂

 

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I’m heading to Cape Town tomorrow morning for the weekend and will be back on Monday evening. Follow me on Snapchat to check out what I’ll be doing or eating. We’ve booked to have dinner at Nobu on Sunday evening after shark cage diving that day, I’m pretty excited about that! 🙂

With love…xxx

Lookbook: Faux Fur Stole

Lookbook: Faux Fur Stole

Happy Thursday my loves! One more day till the weekend! 🙂 Since I’ve been blogging full-time, I must say that I am not only happier but no two days have been the same! Some weeks I’ve been extremely busy, running between meetings, lunch meetings, fittings and castings. Other weeks, I’ve been able to unwind a little and think about my next few outfit posts. It has really been an amazing journey so far and I’m thoroughly enjoying it. I’m currently working on a new project and hopefully I will be able to reveal it very soon! The one thing I’ve learnt in the last 6 months is that hard work pays off, it may not pay off immediately but it definitely does in the long run which is why I’ve also grown some patience in the last couple months. Great things take time. 🙂

For those who follow me on social media, you’ll know about my interview with Arye Kellman on CliffCentral yesterday at 3pm where we spoke about my upbringing and also about my blog. Thank you for those who tuned in for support, I really appreciate it because without you, there will be no me today. For those who were unable to tune in, CLICK HERE to catch up. It was my very first interview on radio so I was obviously very nervous and my heart was thudding throughout the entire interview! I’m generally my own biggest critic but I believe that every experience is a learning curve so I’m very privileged to have had this kind of experience. Let me know what you think and what I can improve on? I’m quite open to ideas. 🙂

Today I’ll be posting my final #FiestaOOTD in collaboration with Ford South Africa. Since we are right in the middle of winter, I figured that the feature of a faux fur stole is nothing but appropriate. With the unpredictable Joburg Winter where the temperature can vary from freezing to Summer heat all in one day, I think it’s essential to keep one item with you that will help you survive the freezing cold but you can also shed it very quickly when the temperature rises. With all the rage over faux fur right now, I think a faux fur stole is a wardrobe staple.

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What I’m wearing: 

Black collared shirt by Forever New SA

Leather leggings by Zara Taiwan

Heels by Zara Hong Kong

Faux Fur Stole by Country Road

Bag by Coach New York

With love…xxx