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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

Lookbook: Camps Bay Drive

Lookbook: Camps Bay Drive

Happy Wednesday! There’s something about Wednesday that is very appealing to me (not because it’s Hump Day, take your mind out the gutter), that feeling of serving half way through the week and knowing that it’s extra close to Friday. Well, that’s pretty much how I felt for as long as I can remember, I always loved Wednesdays.

If you follow me on social media or read some of my recent posts, you will know that I was in Durban and Cape Town for over 3 weeks in total. I must admit that living out my luggage for that long is a nightmare and all I can say is, I am SO happy to be back in Johannesburg and back in my own home. The smell of my own home and the feeling of my own bedding in my own bed, it was a joyous moment for me indeed. Would I be away for that long again? Probably, until I get bored of this place again and my travel bug sets in yearning for adventure and a new destination. We will be going away again in April but until then I’m happily in my old routine, which I find comfort in.

During our stay in Cape Town, we stayed in Camps Bay for the first week, absolutely AMAZING! Then we moved to Century City for the last couple of days… which I hated (I’m not even going to hold back about that fact). It was windy all the time in Century City and the beach isn’t down the road like how it was, not ideal! We drove through Camps Bay Drive during sunset on the way back the one day and we decided to stop to take some photos. The view was just so breathtaking and the feeling of the warm sun on your face together with a cool breeze was a winner for me.

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What I’m wearing: 

Strappy from Woolworths

H&M shorts

Sandals from Aldo

Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM bag

Hat from Forever New

Kaftan from Forever 21

Vivienne Westwood sunnies

Hope you enjoyed the photos and the little update! Now you can pin the content of my blog and also the images on Pinterest, you’ll see the “Pin It” button when you hover over any of the images!

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With love…xxx