Paradise - Inhaca - Mozambique

Tuesday, 20 December 2011
Inhaca, I make you mine.
Excuse me while I pack my bags and go to Mozambique's Inhaca island. Paradise. Just thought id share with you. This is what I plan to do on my holiday;
  • Enjoy the lack of Cell phone reception.
  • Read my book.
  • Eat a lot of prawns.
  • Tan a lot.
  • Frolic in the sea.
  • Explore.
  • Love the 40 degree weather a LOT (this is the best part).
  • Eat more prawns.
  • Take a lot of photos.
  • Hug it out (because sun and sea makes me touchy-touchy).
  • Appreciate beauty.
  • Smash more prawns in my face.
  • Look for fishes around my feet in the water.
  • Miss the friends and family I wish were there.
  • Reflect on the tough year I’ve had and say good bye to it.
And most importantly, not have a care in the world.

I hope you’re going to paradise too.


PS. Your heart is free, have to courage to follow it... To an island paradise preferably.

I've been to Mozam before and I am finally going back like I always wanted.

Weekend Learning's

Balloons, I love them.
 A little weekend Learning’s never killed anyone right? To be honest the weekends would be that much better if I didn’t have to go back to work on the Monday. Ew. This is what I learned;
  • I love the Cricket. Yes I am one of those girls who happily enjoys sports and screw you if you don’t like it. I wear white to test matches.
  • Men who act like children upset me.
  • I love how dead Jozi is at this time of year. A lot of people are gone and my city is peaceful and delightful.
  • Byzance is a secret gem is Lonehill which looks over a picturesque lake. Its beauty reminds me of Knysna... I smell a little Knysna trip in my future.
  • "Expectation is the root of all heartache." William Shakespeare.
  • I miss you. Dammit.
  • I am SUPER excited for my sudden New Year plans. Jozi infiltrating Cape Town isn’t really my idea of a holiday anymore. Vom.
  • The simple idea of no cell phone reception is the most exciting realisation of my holiday!
  • I think its scary when couples start to match. Matching phones, matching outfits, similar speak... Come on darling arn’t you your own person? Pathetic really.
  • I still love seeing balloons. Even if it is one silly red balloon running away on the highway. Blissfully depressing and wonderfully romantic.
  • Life is so much more enjoyable now that I’ve decided I just don’t give a fuck.
Have a stunning last week butterflies.


PS. "How people treat you is their karma. How you react is yours." Wayne Dyer

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 13 December 2011
foxes, birds and fire. Prrr.
Sometimes I sit in my car and drive quietly and wonder what the point of it all is. The music might be playing and the people might be talking but I’m not really listening. I only really hear the thoughts in my head, watch the road and feel the tar beneath me. My thoughts might be screaming or softly bristling but they always have meaning and the meaning might not always be louder than the message but it’s always trying to say something. This might not make sense to you. I am share my thoughts and sometimes they do not make sense even to me, however, there is one thing I realised for sure this weekend... I’m done with the begging and the pleading and I am happy and I am glad and I am smooth sailing down my path and there is nothing you can do to bring me down or rope me back... I’m gone. This is what I learned;
  • If you’re always racing to the next moment, what happens to the one you’re in? Enjoy the ride.
  • Christmas is still my favourite time of year, it makes you appreciate the friends and family you have and love.
  • Wrapping gifts is one of the best parts of Christmas.
  • I do not trust you, I am sorry I just don’t. Woman intuition? Perhaps.
  • I am going to dress up for Christmas, I am Christmas nuts, accept it.
  • Taking the wrong spool with the right Lomo camera to a special event is THE most disappointing feeling in the world! Meh.
  • I love the drive to Parys and I love the destination even more. I hope to spend more time there.
  • Sadly I am one of those people who will always cry at weddings, especially when it is my little cousins.
  • Getting married on a warm summers afternoon next to the river on the open farm surrounded by white decorations and crystals, beauty!
  • My new family is amazing! I cant wait to get to know them better! Love.
  • I want a little bird mobile, just because it feels like freedom.
  • Fireworks are still one of the most gorgeous inventions and simple loves of my life. More please.
  • I hate pretty boys. If it looks like you spent more time getting ready than I did, go bath in the river, alone.
  • Life is fragile, a scare can make you realise this.*get well soon please.
  • I want this Fox necklace. (fox mad, that’s me)
  • Spending Sunday saying goodbye is bitter sweet. I spent the day singing in my head “Don’t go, don’t leave, please stay, with me...” by Wretch 32... Love that song.
Have a great week puppy loves.

PS. No matter how old you are or how badass you think you are, if a toddler hands you their toy phone... You answer it. 

I am so in the {pause} right now and loving it.

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 5 December 2011
So little weekends left of 2011 and they just keep getting better, relationships keep blossoming and the realisation that this year has been both the best and the biggest year of my life. So many lessons learned and not one single regret. Not one. This is what I learned this weekend;

  • Drinking a milkshake with my sister will always be one of my favourite things to do. Strawberry for her, chocolate for me, since 1994. X
  • A sick puppy affects the entire home, the littlest member of the family is by far the most sensitive.
  • I love staying in on a Friday knowing that the weekend is going to be so huge and I am going to be so fresh. 
  • If you want to fly, you’ve got to give up the shit that weighs you down.
  • Going in a bus with your favourite people is really the only way to travel to a party.
  • Angels, I think this will be our theme to a lot of parties. Fly away with me. 
  • Deadmau5 was amazing. I loved it, I want more, I feel sorry for the people who missed out. 
  • Lindt now makes chocolate bears with heart necklaces. Goodness I love bears... BEARS! I want one.
  • There are far better things ahead than anything we leave behind.
  • I am thankful for the difficult people in my life. They have shown me exactly who I don’t want to be.
  • American Horror Story is my new favourite show. No I’m not twisted I just love a good scare and HELL this is scary... Trippy... Twisted... I love it... Dylan McDermott, hello yum! 
  • Being a super blonde is so much more fun, almost forgot what I was missing, good to be back.
  • Hello vintage crazy at Mr Price. Wow what amazing stuff! Whoever is organising it, keep on keeping on, you have a huge fan in me.


PS. If you don’t have anything nice to say, go fuck yourself.

Let go

Weekend Learning's

Wednesday, 30 November 2011
Swing wild thing, swing.
I loved this weekend. My friends just get more and more awesome. This is what I learned.

  • Quote of the Vega Showcase “I’d rather sell my boyfriend than be without my blackberry” that is exactly how I felt that night too. So I went out with the boys. Best idea ever! 
  • Second Quote of the Vega Showcase “I would’ve passed if I had done this on canvas.” Sorry Multimedia kids... You’re still sexy... Prrr.
  • Don’t ever think ill sit around and wait for anyone. Life’s too short.
  • I have wonderful people who I work with. A Hill Billy meets Jersey Shore end of year party, raucous. 
  • Sometimes peoples hidden feelings have to stay hidden. (even though they are so obvious to everyone, *bless)
  • Somehow I always end up with the handcuffs and the weird parties, don’t ask.
  • China Mall, raking in poor people one empty wallet at a time.
  • I’m dreaming of a white décor Christmas. I cannot believe it is the first of December already.
  • It scares me when people say they quit their jobs because they’d “rather be unemployed and happy than employed and unhappy.” Are you insane? And it comes up SO often. 
  • In these trying times your job is your greatest assets! If you can afford to not have a job and puddle your way through everyday... Go play at the traffic please. It is sad and embarrassing especially if you live is South Africa where jobs are so rare. You. Are. Pathetic.  
  • I love pool parties in Jozi, I also love being the shade for my friends, anything for you heart.
  • There are angels on the dance floor, good to know you were there with us Nyks.
  • Driving, singing, eating Mc Donald's, I haven’t done it in so long, its still good fun.
  • Throbbing Strawberry is still the best lunch spot on a Sunday. Live music. Sunshine. Wine. Friends. The Japanese mayo you order on the side is even free, that is how you keep your customers coming. 
  • I believe in good people. My friends prove they are out there, and no you cannot have them. Mine. Mine. Mine. 

PS. Life is too short to give another minute to anyone or anything that doesn’t make you happy or their number one. Me number two? WHAHAHAHAHA. Moving on. 


Die Hard Designer

Thursday, 24 November 2011
ai but its true.
Graphic Designer humor things I find online. They’re hysterical. I found this one {here}. Have a read, its completely true!
  • You’ve almost rear-ended the car in front of you because you were analyzing a font on a billboard.
  • You get pissed when a free Photoshop brush you download is less than 1000px in size.
  • You’d rather study the paisley pattern on your boyfriend/girlfriend’s shirt than listen to what he/she has to say.
  • You can use keyboard shortcuts at light speed, blindfolded, but you can’t type a paragraph of text without staring at the keyboard.
  • You’ve had “Software Nightmares,” when you’ve been working way too much.
  • You consider meals interruptions.
  • You’ve learned your lesson and stopped using the word “final” in any file name when saving.
  • You clean your keyboard more often than you wash your car.
  • You’ve intentionally given up trying to explain your projects to non-designers. (and what you do... “I’m a Graphic Designer...” “So what does that mean” “Im going to get another drink”)
  • You see CMYK and RGB like Neo sees the Matrix.
  • You’d rather organize your desktop than your sock drawer.
  • When you heard that Adobe was aquiring Macromedia, you had a Design Orgasm.
  • When you look at Album art all you see are grunge Photoshop Brushes. (Then you see the album art a couple minutes later)
  • You’ve Photoshopped out a watermark for a comp or mock-up.
  • You’ve actually paid for a font.
  • You’ve totally slaughtered a great design concept because the client thinks he/she knows best. (everyone thinks they are a designer...)
  • The amount of words you’ve written with on burned discs total more than the amount of words you’ve read in novels.
  • You’ve had to explain to a client that a layered file wasn’t part of the deal.
  • You’ve kept a ragged concert ticket just so you could scan it.
  • You’ve nicknamed the OSX spinning wheel. (and not affectionately) spinning beachball o’ death (SO TURE!)
  • You bookmark a resource more often than you have a fun night out on the town.
  • You’ve intentionally overbid a project because you can sniff out a bad client from a mile away.
  • You can’t go to a restaurant without secretly critiquing the menu design.
  • You have an amazingly huge font collection, and an amazingly short temper.
  • If you had a cent for every mouse click, you would have been a trillionaire 3 years ago.
  • You have removed the arrows and cleaned up the fonts on a forwarded mail before forwarding on.

PS. I cannot talk when I work too hard because my brain is thinking in pixels and not in words. Love. 

You can't just study it or decide one day you like it... you're born with it.

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 21 November 2011
It's been done...
Weekend learning’s have become one of those things I become mildly obsessed with. By Sunday evening I am thinking of possible quotes and images and by Monday morning I’m jotting down notes in my little book. This is what I learned.
  • The electricity in the air on a Friday is one thing. The electricity with a storm on a Friday sends sparkles down my spine.
  • Making Mix Tapes for special people is too much fun. Decorating them is the best bit... Said the designer in me.
  • Photo booths are still mad fun, but I don’t like props, my face is funny enough.
  • Trabella still makes great pizza and their salads are not half bad either. The quote on the wall reads “I wish I was lettuce”, love it.
  • Kitchen Tea’s are still a strange tradition to me. They evoke a lot of emotions and inner turmoil, shiver.
  • Seeing my little cousin Kate in a dress made of dishcloths was an hysterical moment... It was her Kitchen Tea.
  • Not Bread Alone is a new bakery in Illovo. Their pies are delish and the have super pretty cupcakes, yum!
  • Sometimes a friends surprising (and shocking) news makes you realise that its actually exactly what you always wanted for them... Happiness and their perception of normality.
  • It comforting to know that I can lie with you and talk about nothing and the time just flies so quickly that it goes from dawn to lunch and it doesn’t feel like we wasted one second.
  • Life is short, live it. Love is rare, grab it. Anger is bad, dump it. Fear is awful, face it. Memories are sweet, cherish them.
Happy week lovlies.


PS. “You were my lesson I had to learn, I was your fortress you had to burn.” Madonna, The Power of Goodbye.  


Weekend Learning's

Friday, 18 November 2011
I made this, I credit no one but myself, coco the nut.
Hello. Yes I am bloody well aware it is Friday and I bloody well know it is the next weekend already but I wrote this post on Monday and due to bad net I haven't been able to post so I thought today I might as well get it up and out anyway. So... Here it is! Weekend Learning’s on a Friday, yip its been one of these weeks... Besides there are some points in this post for some amazing people (you know who you are) that just have to be said... love.

A fast paced weekend with little sleep and high temperatures. I spent most of it without shoes and in minimal clothes (due to the 30 degree weather to gutterhead!) This is what I learned.

  • The Baron Sandton, no matter what you say about the venue, has really delish food.
  • I forgot how sore my feet get when I haven’t gone dancing in a long time. Ouch.
  • Norwood has got some seriously gorgeous little antique stores.
  • When one door closes, another opens OR you actually turn away from the closed door and realise there were 40 other better open doors waiting for you and you were so stupid to think you only had one door this whole time you almost missed the sunshine... Silly ferret.
  • Friends are family you choose. I love my family.
  • Woolworths Sparking Pineapple Juice is delicious and refreshing in this Johannesburg heat.
  • I make hell of a good braai. Including marinated chops, little corn on the cobs and baby potatoes, nom. Hosting is fun.
  • I love that most of the things we ate on the weekend came from my garden, rosemary, lemon, potatoes, corn, spinach, salad... Coco has a green thumb.
  • My little pup Louis (1 years) and my Goddaughter Lili (2 years) are the best of friends. Too cute!
  • I love it when two groups of friends merge and become one. Birds of a feather...
  • My Gran still sits on the porch on a Sunday afternoon, sips lemon iced tea and tells me pearls of wisdom. Wearing shoes is for the birds, a nice man is just a nice man and people with troubles will dump their troubles on me; “The trash can is by the door Dear, its not sitting there looking pretty.”

PS. Friends pick us up when we fall down and if they cant they just lie right down next to us. *love you guys. 

you, I will always fight for you.


Thursday, 10 November 2011
Beautiful Leather Bird Brooches
There is so much beauty in the world and so much great art, naturally handbags and leather goods should fall into the same category. When I heard that Missibaba had a pop-up store at my favourite spot Hand I put my foot on the pedal.

I’m a sucker for beautiful things. Being a female designer I demand great design in clothes and accessories as well. Missibaba makes this little designer girl very happy. The smell of the leather was intoxicating. I actually recall saying to Shanon (my wonderful friend and owner of Hand JHB) “I shouldn’t have come here.”

Feeling like Alice is Wonder-bag-land I pranced around the wooden bag ‘Tree’ and introduced myself to every bag with loving affection.

“Missibaba is a luxury accessory design label established five years ago by leather aficionado Chloe Townsend. Passionate about South Africa and supporting local industry, Chloe opened her Studio in the heart of Woodstock where she could surround herself with the best craftswomen in the country.

Combining technical skills learnt at the London College of Fashion with an inherent passion for uninhibited creativity, Chloe created the inimitable Missibaba brand. A playground for all things leather, Missibaba continues to experiment with texture and colour continuously pushing the boundaries of imagination.”

I bought me an Aztec. Ladies I highly recommend you invest in one, two, or twenty-six of these gorgeous pieces. Below are some of my next wants but there are many, many, many i want to get there Coco paws on... prrr.


PS. The detail in the handbag is the buying point for Coco. My Missibaba is peach and cream candy stripe, delish.

Zoo Cha-Ching
Kaleidoscope Clutch
The Sgt Pepper (wow)
The Kaleidoscope Possum 2


Wednesday, 9 November 2011
Welcome to Movember Miss Portman.
So we’re one week into Movember, lets have a little update. The Movember website says; “On Movember 1st, guys register at with a clean-shave face and then for the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Mo Sistas are the women who register to support the men in their lives, raising funds by seeking sponsorship for their Mo-growing efforts.

Mo Bros effectively become walking, talking billboards for the 30 days of November and through their actions and words raise awareness by prompting private and public conversation around the often ignored issue of men’s health.

At the end of the month, Mo Bros and Mo Sistas celebrate their gallantry and valor by either throwing their own Movember party or attending one of the infamous Gala Partés held around the world by Movember, for Movember.

The social media world has been full of it. Both ladies and men alike have been flooding their twitter avatars and facebook profiles with tash’s and mo’s.

I’ve added a couple of my favourite Ladies, go team Lassie Tash! Read some other articals on Coco Mo’s {here}.


PS. Hey CocoMo, I like it!

Coco & Miss Kitty

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 7 November 2011
Top hats, Pearl and The Beard and The Queen of Hearts.
A huge weekend with the people I love. I could honestly end this post right there, but I won't. This is what I learned;
  • You can walk a cat on a leash. It might look funny, very funny, but its effective.
  • I like when you smile, but I love it when I’m the reason.
  • There are signs everywhere. You just need to decided how you’re going to interpret them.
  • Stabilising to new medication sometimes becomes harder than expected. Eish.
  • Each king in a deck of playing cards represents a great king from history: Spades- King David, Hearts- Charlemagne, Clubs- Alexander the Great and Diamonds- Julius Caesar.
  • I love the name Charlemagne, I will use it one day. On that note as well and on Movember, the King of Hearts in the only King without a Moustache.... Fascinating.
  • Dancing on grass, under the palm trees and blue skies in the summer heat is one of my favourite things to do. Tropical Parties are the best.
  • Sometimes going out with just the boys to a ridiculous trance party to a gay club in town is just enough weird to remind me how fantastic my life really is.
  • Apparently I suit top hats, thank you. *Next time.
  • O.P.I’s nail polish colour in “Hot and Spicy” is a great coral, orangey colour. It is the perfect Thanksgiving shade.
  • I made a lot of good decisions this weekend, and a lot of them had to do with forgiving and letting go.
  • I’m loving Pearl And The Beard, specifically ‘Sweetness’. “Sweetness, we see the exact same sunrise, cause I’m drunk, I’m drunk on your love.”
  • Life is too short to spend time with people who suck the happiness out of you.
  • Sundays with all of you make my heart sing, I am blessed, thank you.
Loves please don’t forget to vote for Coco, click the red button and ask all your friends! Voting closes THIS Wednesday! Thank you.


PS. "I will dare to just do what I do, be just what I am and dance whenever I want to"- Beverly Williams.

...or ankles... tee hee.

Fortune Cookie

Thursday, 3 November 2011
White Rabbit much?
I eat a lot of Asian foodies. So I get a lot of Fortune Cookies. I’ve decided that I will post all my fortunes on Coco. I don’t know why I didn’t think of this before... Silly Coco SILLY.

"Trust yourself and anything you do will be right."


PS. Fortunes speak the truth.


Wednesday, 2 November 2011
Which mo are you?
So its mo time again! Yay! There is nothing sweeter than seeing a whole table of men at the bar supporting a tash. Cute. I do not know if it is the fact that I was born in the eighties, or maybe my love for seventies crime fighters or a little bit of crushing on the village people but I love it!

Truly the main reason I love it is because it is for a good cause.

Wiki says: “Movember is an annual, month-long event involving the growing of moustaches during the month of November. The event was conceived in 1999 by a group of Australian men from Adelaide.

Since 2004, the Movember Foundation charity has run Movember events to raise awareness and funds for men's health issues, such as prostate cancer and depression, in Australia and New Zealand. In 2007, events were launched in Ireland, Canada, Cyprus, Czech Republic, , Denmark, Greece, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, United States and our luscious South Africa. And In 2010, Movember merged with the testicular cancer event Tacheback.”

Get involved, go to the Movember site {here} to help and donate.

I love a good moustache. In fact I did a whole article on the Mo. Read it {here}. More mo awesome to follow!

Don’t forget to vote for Cocobutton for the SA Blog Awards, click the red vote button and confirm the email and its done!


PS. Shady as a lady in a moustache. 

Power to the tash, er... ring.
You can support at any age...
Or any breed...
Even a girl can do it! Anything for my boys.

Vote for Coco ❧

Monday, 31 October 2011
Thank you, and you and YOU and of course *you!

Dear Coco’s followers and loved readers,

Thank you so much for all your love and support. Because of you I have made it into the 2011 SA Blog Awards! Yay! Please vote for me for Best Entertainment Blog. Every vote counts and I need your help in order to make it into finalists this year.

You can click on the link top right (The big red vote button *wink wink). Please make sure you confirm your vote. They will send you an email which you can click on the link and it will confirm. If you do not do this the vote will not be registered. Meh.

Thank you again so much!


PS. A friend in need is a friend indeed. 

Weekend Learning's

A good weekend goes a long way.
My weekend again started on Thursday with the opening of Sharon Sampson’s Studio. The evening was a great success and a perfect diving board to the weekend. This is what I learned;
  • Art is still one of my favourite things. Culture is a rare and special thing in this modern-day rat race. It scares me how many people know nothing about art and the up-and-coming local talent we have in South Africa.
  • The fact that my friends came to support my family means more to me than they’ll ever know.
  • I cannot believe how grown up my little sister is, and so beautiful and smart as well
  • It does not matter how slow you go as long as you do not stop.
  • I know I can always rely on Hand and the amazing people who work there. I can honestly say I love going there.
  • Missibaba (who had a popup store at Hand on Saturday) has become a renowned name. The palette, range and depth of the leather goods and design are amazing. I bought myself a little number I will blog about soon.
  • Protea’s, gosh I cannot stop loving them! They make my heart and my room smile.
  • The Patisserie in Illovo is a great little coffee spot to sip on cappuccinos, eat cheesecake and get a hand tickle... not from the waiters, just the company you take.
  • Going to Panyaza, a Shabeen in the depth of Soweto is awesome, I love Jozi culture.
  • Having a whole bottle of Captain Morgan dropped on my toe made for interesting dance moves. Ouch, hope its not broke.
  • Kings of Leon, I was a fan from the very beginning, now I’m just more in love with the band and the music, you’re awesome. Best concert EVER. Jared, I'll call you later.
  • The smell of Eucalyptus after the rain is amazing and freshly delicious.
  • Sunday lunch at Throbbing Strawberry with a special girl, the Rocketeers, and great food and vino is my idea of the perfect day. x

PS. Remember the compliments you receive and forget the insults.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Bitches be lovin' this summery shiz.
A good weekend as usual. House sitting and cat sitting causes some more interesting outcomes. This is what I learned:
  • Cats shed a lot of hair. Dust Busters are great in this regard.
  • I am a fan of heat waves, 37 degrees in the shade, hell I’m happy.
  • Talking with quiet confidence will always beat screaming with obvious insecurity.
  • Vixi can pull off any look, even Robocop sunglasses from The Street, Deadmau5 is going to be wicked.
  • I forgot how much fun Greenside is, its good to party like a rockstar.
  • The Street still has completely awesome and unique pieces. The people who own it are just as wonderful.
  • It’s amazing to have someone who will never let you down! A rare and special trait.  
  • Daria Nepriakhina designed this lovely Coco logo, I wish it was mine. Inspired to give Cocobutton a makeover.
  • I love sitting with the girls next to a river sipping wine in the heat of summer, blissful I say, blissful.
  • I am loving the floral trend, flowers please!
  • Birthdays with wonderful folk who understand the 5 days a week you share with them can sometimes be just what you need to laugh so hard your tummy hurts.
  • Rugby, Braai and Cricket all crammed into a Summer Sunday is exactly how I want to spend my days.
  • Living alone makes me realise what a clean freak I am... After you’ve finished with the plate wash and put away... The end.

PS. Big dreams, good music and expensive taste.

Something to live by as a Designer...

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Pretty life you lead over there Coco...
Another weekend loved and gone. My weekend stretched from Thursday night to Tuesday morning, so I got in a serious amount of weekending in. loving life. This is what I learned;
  • Absenthe, it is as evil as it was when I was 18.
  • For the first time in a long time I was sad to pack my bags for my holiday destination.
  • I love to people watch at the airport, there really is a special breed there.
  • Tying a cherry stem in my mouth in a knot is something I can do... And quite well.
  • I am bulldozing the old memories with ones which are a million times better.
  • Those Rosti’s and Mules at The Biscuit Mill, get better every time, and I have had them a lot.
  • Going to a dress up party as Alice in Wonderland is effortless when you have a wardrobe like mine.
  • The new phone era has ruined romance, when you called and said “I just called to hear your voice.” heart. Skipped. Beat.
  • If you’re both not seeing anyone else it means your dating, fact. Accept you got swallowed.
  • The Grand’s giant pizza’s are perfect to share with special people. The view... Well she’s beautiful.
  • Sitting outside, with the sun on my back, rugby to the front, bestie to my left and sea to the right, perfect cherish moments.
  • I have a love hate relationship with sand in my shoes.
  • One Day is showing at Cinema Nouveau. I highly recommend it. Beautiful movie! Jim Sturgess is yum and so was the company. A perfect ending to my perfect weekend.
A four day week... Hope this meets you with life and love.


PS.  When you let go of the past, something better comes along.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 11 October 2011
Jozi, summer, good music, colourful life.

Weekends are coming fast and furious as the end of the year draws closer. Its scary. We’re already half way through October! This is what I learned;
  • With my low immune system at the moment, driving in a convertible is a bad idea. However, this hairstyle is perfect for it.
  • Symphonic Rocks was unbelievable! It is times like these when I am so proudly South African it feels like my heart is going to burst with happiness!
  • Gold plated bulldog statues are kitch but cool.
  • FNB Soccer City is as epic as you think it is!
  • One awesome band, two great girls, four elephants, five sips in a pink flask and one million balloons... Coldplay blew my mind.
  • One day I want to go to Holi (a religious spring festival celebrated by Hindus) commonly known as the Festival of Colour, all I can say is wow, what could be better than throwing powdered pain at each other?
  • When you open your car door and someone puts their jacket on you before you get out to keep you warm... heart smiles are inevitable. Hash tag CUTE!
  • I am obsessing over Lykke Li, especially ‘Little Bit’. Honest lyric writer with fab style, we’re winning!
  • I am not a fan of people with dry skin... Get some moisturiser PLEASE! Freaks me out.
  • Death Junkie is an awesome website, I like that its a bit creepy and dark and you cant really look at it at the office without making employees uncomfortable.
  • The new Country Road’s summer mens collection is delish... Cant wait to see all them hotties kitted out. Prr!
  • Dancing on the roof in Jozi... There are no words... Kick it!
  • If you are brave to say goodbye life will reward you with a new hello. Its hell of a scary but it works.
Have a beautiful week little ponies, this weekend ill be Cape Towning again. Bliss!


PS. I love Photo’s because the best thing about them is they will never change... even when the people in it do.

Weekend Learning's

Monday, 3 October 2011
Warm home-made bread and butter in the rain... colourful
A rather wonderful weekend again. I think I might have had an epiphany on Friday. It seems to have cleared my mind and I am not worried about anything anymore. What will happen will happen and I like not knowing what is around the next corner. This is what I learned;
  • I love Afrikaans. Its a soothing language and wonderful culture that I want to keep with me no matter where I go.
  • I find comfort in the fact that I have friends I can rely on in both the bad and the good.
  • Whenever I get together with my work friends, we will talk shop and if you’re not in the industry maybe you should stay home, you’ll be less ignored.
  • The Gay Pride Parade (Joburg Pride) is a wondrous site! Any excuse to wear a moustache and pretty multicoloured eye shadow.
  • Good Luck must be my favourite SA performers at the moment, Juliet rocks my world! She dances and sings like a rock star, its insane!
  • There’s a fine line between being tanned and looking like you’ve rolled in Doritos.
  • Driving during the biggest thunder downpour is a bad idea (I know, I was in the thick of it) rather pull over.
  • Sunday bread making is bliss. The smell is heaven!
  • Sunday homemade luncheon is even better :) thanks!
  • Sometimes the people you think will be in your life forever, really don’t deserve to have that kind of longevity.
  • Life is not about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain.

PS. To the world I may just be one person but one day I will mean the world to one person. 

Hugs, I want more.

Mow Sounds

Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Snuggle sounds I bet...
I am still on the search for awesome and unique headphones. I stumbled upon these. SO Meow! 

Tiger Ears Cozy Knit Headphones. These headphones are a triple threat: they keep your ears warm, fill your head with bops, and make you look like a mighty jungle predator... Or just a sassy little designer with kittyphones on. Knit fabric is soft and comfortable, and at the end of the cable is a standard 3.5mm headphone jack.

Get some for me now! Or just get some for yourself {here}


PS. Yea I hear you purring. 

Cat got your tongue... yes.

Weekend Learning's

Tuesday, 27 September 2011
I like... don't fight it.
Weekend learning’s on a Tuesday... Almost did not make it. Here is what I learned;

I love getting flowers. White lily’s are amazing because they bloom slowly, they are beautiful. Thank you.
Office braai’s are great especially on the roof watching the Jozi sunset with wine in hand, love.
All of a sudden desperately miss my long, luscious blonde hair... Watch this space. (thank god it grows like a weed)
Str.crd was awesome. Serious love for the smell of spray paint and a serious love for tasty skateboarders... Hello there.
The Patisserie's apple cake is so delicious it actually pains me when I eat the last crumb.
I like the word crumb.
Joburg has a wonderful sweet blossom smell this time of year. Its warm and comforting and makes me happy.
I miss my old friends and will not cut them out anymore. I will be there for you when you need me no matter what.
I like zombie stuff, I don’t know why and I know its weird but I just love it.
Good Food and Wine Show was amazing! Gordon Ramsay is actually handsome... Or maybe its the Spring Bok jersey he was sporting.
Men seem to wear a lot of pink these days... Not so keen on that.
If you tickle me, I’m not responsible for your injuries.
You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

Have a great week shoelaces!


PS. Dress like a cupcake should feel.

Spring Fling

Friday, 23 September 2011
I like you Spring, I really like you.
It’s spring time in Jozi. Kind of feels more like summer. But there are a couple things that I’m finding around that are great spring items.

My Aldo Trules. Wedges perfect for smart summery lunches. They’re cool yet casual, and a little person like me can always use some height.
My Cellini Coral bag. She’s almost pink. She reminds me of sea coral, blue water and white beaches. And its called a Cruze, kiff, haha.
Calvin Klein Euphoria. Sweet and flowery this summer scent is perfect for day or night. Its great because its not too sweet so it doesn’t attract bees!
Trinket brooches. What could be sweeter than wearing an apple in spring!
Little Dragon. Swedish electronic band with lyrics and tunes which blow my days away, sweet sweet bop music.
Reading my book in the sun. This doesn’t need a description.
Stripey stuff. I like to be a little sailor in summer...
Heritage day, national braai day the smell of a braai... Mmm summer. Chop please.

Happy weekend feathers!


PS. “Now something’s missing from my memory of … you
You shake my world from my ground to my head.” - Little Dragon
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