Tuesday, February 28, 2012

i passed my learners... yeah!

So, after 3 hours at the traffic department (of which I only spent 30 minutes actually writing the test) I now have my bike learners. So excited to start learning to ride :). My ultimate goal is to look as cool on a bike as this girl :P

Sunday, February 26, 2012


Anje and Wiehan invited us out for breakfast yesterday morning, so we trundled off to Willow Bridge for a relaxed time of good food and slow market fair. Anje said she'd seen a very cute little place she was dying to try and so we plopped ourselves down in Pulp Kitchen & Deli. We were very please with her selection and will definitely be visiting there much more. The setting was darling, the service was wonderful!!! (which is something that is lacking in many a SA restaurant) and the food was divine. I had a breakfast wrap and it was so refreshing to get a normal sized plate of food. I'm tired of these American sizes that places are serving these days. And I must say those were the best scrambled eggs I've ever had!

I love quirky little place and Pulp ticked all my boxes. Interesting d├ęcor, a cute and sassy menu, that features good design and totally inspired item names like "what's your beef?" burger, and a great atmosphere. I highly recommend going to check this gem out.

dreaming of new york

I will still get there one day!

designer showcase: Alyssa Nassner

Name: Alyssa Nassner
Claim to fameBeautiful Illustrations
Location: Baltimore, United States
Website: http://www.etsy.com/shop/smalltalkstudio

Go check out her stuff on Etsy and buy something :)

Friday, February 24, 2012

take me away

It's been a long week and I wish I could also jump on a big pink balloon and float away.

amazing tattoos

I've always wanted to get a tattoo, but I've resigned myself to the fact that I won't because I'm one of those people who changes their mind about what I like often and I just can't commit to something a permanent as a tattoo. But these two tattoos just blew me away. Kudos to these two brave and beautiful ladies for wearing their heart of their sleeve, so to speak.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

words to live by

steal her style

I'm feeling in serious need of a make-over, so I just loved this girls style. Tutu, simple cardi and leopard print. Stunning!

poster love

Find more here.

pantone chic

More pantone love...After getting my beautiful Pantone set I was thinking about all the cool Pantone branded products you get. There are mugs and t-shirts, chairs and salt grinders, but the above are some of my favourite.

First you have the Pantone Hotel in Brussels. How cool is a whole hotel where each room is decked out in  different Pantone colours? Then you have Pantone glasses! You get 3 interchangeable colour frames that you can customise as you like. I really want some of these. Then there's Pantone Notebooks and Pantone fridge magnets (which is actually a super cool DIY project by How About Orange). And lastly you have Pantone sneakers by SeaVees.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

i'm a biker chick now :)

So, for as long as we've been together Rudi has talked about getting bikes one day, teaching me to ride and then touring around the country on them. We were going to start off small and after I wrote my learners licence (which is Tuesday and I haven't really studied, but hope I get through on common sense. It is just the road signs after all and I've been driving for 11 years already, right?!?) we were going to get a little 180cc bike to get started with. That plan got totally vetoed when my aunt let me know she was selling her 650GS BMW (and at such a steal!). I always joked that if she ever sold it we'd buy it, but I didn't imagine it happening now. So, after much umming and aahing we took the plunge and bought it. I still have to start on something smaller (I'm going to go to a proper riding school), but I can't wait to be confident enough to take out new baby out for a spin. For now I'll be content to sit behind Rudi and enjoy the scenery. Now just to find some cool biker gear :D

Thursday, February 16, 2012

kate spade love

I came across this stunning clutch and fell completely inlove with it. It combines two of my fav things... Kate Spade and Chocolate. It was on sale, but unfortunately Katespade.com doesn't ship to SA, so not luck for me. I also can't find it on the website any more, so I take it it's gone forever. At least I can still look at these pretty pictures.

Thursday, February 9, 2012


Only a designer could get excited about Pantone charts, but my babies arrived yesterday and I can't wait to start using them. Aren't they pretty?!?

yummy things in jars

Neapolitan Cake, Cupcakes and frosting, Peach Pie, S'mores Cake, Orange Dreamsicle Cupcakes

funky iphone cases

From top to bottom:
Pantone Case by Pantone Universe
Wooden Camera Case from Photojojo
Cross Stick Case from Connect Design
Elastic Storage Case from Belkin
Rabito Case from Connect Design
Stacks Case from Case Mate

blue heeler

Such a cute pup.

super easy gallery

I'm loving this super simple and pretty polaroid gallery by Ab Chao. What an easy way to display some of my fav photos and you don't have to feel bad when you want to change them.  I think this would look great on my office wall.

sweet heart treats

These are too pretty to eat. I think I need to try baking cookies so that I can also make some like these. The envelopes are also just the best touch.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012