African Fever

Even through the bad times, there are so many good things about our country that make us proud to be South Africans. Our country is diverse, has great weather, is extremely beautiful and we have some of the friendliest people. So let’s celebrate our country with a little African fever.

If you, like me, have friends and family living overseas, why not send them a little gift from home? Or if you are relocating to another country, take a little something from home with you.

This is perfect as a gift to yourself or to a friend; the I lost my heart in Africa necklace from Hallo Jane or these African cufflinks from Duke & Dutch, are small and light enough to fit into a travel bag.  This beautiful African ring from Thula is a great gift as well.  Now there’s no excuse that you have no space!

It’s always nice to bring a little bit of Africa into your home with subtle pieces. Nolene Huisamen makes this beautiful African wooden clock, which would look great in your kitchen. The Bushveld Studio has this amazing set of three canvas art prints, to bring the wild side out in you.  

Image One- I lost my heart in Africa
Image Two- African Cufflinks
Image Three- African Ring
Image Four- African Wooden Clock
Image Five- Canvas Art Prints

Bento Monsters Takes Food Art to the Next Level

Stay-at-home mom, Ming, makes the most incredible lunches for her two boys. Trust me; they are something to be jealous of! It all started when her first child went to primary school and he was having trouble adjusting. She wanted to pack a cute lunch with notes, so that he can have something to look forward to when break time came.

The charabens, which are decorative bentos, have now become a hobby. Ming started taking photos of her food art and decided to start a blog; www.bentomonsters.com. Her blog has many recipes and tutorials, so there’s no excuse for you not to try it out! She also posts many photos to her Instagram account and she has brought out a book with some amazing recipes and ideas.

How adorable are the piglets and the sleeping bunnies? To all the moms out there, are you up for the challenge? 

Source: Bored Panda
Images: Bento Monsters

Colour Palette- Greens

The Bosco Verticale in Milan has inspired me to put together a colour palette of beautiful green products from Hello Pretty. A little green here and there can brighten up your home and wardrobe with ease. If you like to take risks go for something in lime green or a rich emerald, and if you like to stay on the safe side, go for something in mint or pale green.

I really like this green handstitched Lulu bag from Created in Eden. It’s not too risky but adds a bit of colour. The arrows green scatter cushion from Phlo Studio is great for some subtle colour too. For something a little brighter, they have this amazing lime green seedling sheen scatter cushion

The Green African Shield from African Swell Creations will brighten up your home; it can be used as table décor or put up on the wall. If you are feeling colourful, go for this green seedbead bracelet from Blossom Handmade, which will brighten up your outfit. 

I like pink drinks.

Some people don't enjoy surprises. I am not one of them.

I've just been away for a month on training, and it's been a little slow-going cranking myself back into gear. I stepped out to grab a coffee, and returned to this:

 

Do you know what that is?

Wine. It's WINE.

Put your desires and intentions out into the universe and watch them manifest, they say. Well, tickle me pink and call me a convert, because that business is real, my friends, and I have consumed the proof.

In celebration of Leap Day on Monday, Spier Secret sent us a this glorious thing:

Let us all have a minute of silence for this delightful pink Leap Day drink, which was gone before it's time.

Thank you Spier. You bring a tear of joy to my eye.

The Perfect Vanity Area

Weekday mornings are always a rush for me as I try to get ready for the day ahead as quickly as possible! Most of us have a routine in the morning, which makes things run a little bit smoother. Whether it’s getting ready for work, school-runs or for that glamourous night out, we all need the perfect vanity area.

Getting ready for the day or an event is so much more relaxing and easier when all of your make-up and hair products are in one place. When you know where everything is, it just goes that much faster. And we all need to save a bit of time here and there, right?

I love the White Organizer Shelf and the Copper Organizer Shelf from Leg Studios on Hello Pretty!  These are great because you can put them on your vanity table or you can mount them to a wall; whichever you prefer! Not only will they keep your cosmetics and products organized, but they look beautiful too.

To top off your perfect vanity area, this rectangular Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror or the round Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror from Be Beautiful by Katy M is ideal. I would love the white organizer shelf on my vanity table with a beautiful vase of flowers! 

*Images
Image One- White Organizer Shelf
Image Two- Copper Organizer Shelf
Image Three- Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror
Image Four- Hollywood Glam Vanity Mirror
Image Five- Make-up by Maria Morri
 

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