A Great Day Out

We had the most amazing day out as a family for my moms Birthday! If you’ve still not been to Babylonstoren, it’s such a treat for the senses, tum and to be completely inspired!

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Now somewhere I’ve not been before, and am SO lucky to have been to, is The Table at De Meye! What a treat! Set underneath a canopy of trees, a relaxed restaurant with hearty food makes for a long lazy lunch!


They have corkage – and so we totally took advantage to enjoy some Hermanuspietersfontein Bubbly. The best bubbly I’ve tasted in a while! SO easy drinking & perfect for summer, day-time celebrations!


Take a breather between your fist course and enjoy a little wine tasting at the De Meye cellar – we rather enjoyed a few bottles of their Shiraz Rose!



After the most hearty, delicious and comforting, home-cooked meal – explore the veggie garden, relax on their blankets under a tree or chat amongst yourselves with no time pressures!


This was honestly one of the most relaxing, delicious, unpretentious yet inspiring & on trend experiences! They are busy establishing a wedding venue too – highly recommended if you’re looking to get marries sometime next year!

Luke & Jessica also have a great eye for aesthetics – follow them on Instagram here! 

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How Signature Pieces Can Change The Look & Feel Of Your Home

The one thing I’ve enjoyed about moving house is mixing new finds with my signature favourites from South Africa and various travels. You can change the look & feel of your home through a few key pieces without having to move homes though!

For the dining room – I’d either select a mix of eclectic miss-match chairs to create a quirky twist, or invest in great lighting pendants. Lighting does set the tone to a great evening and creates a central focus! I love the chair & lighting options over at robert-thomson.com.

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I know it’s not exactly an item, but for me, tiles maketh the kitchen! Whether it’s industrial cool or exotic prints & colours – tiles set the tone & feel for your kitchen and home and make a fabulous backdrop & statement. I’d invest in handmade tiles from The Moroccan Warehouse In Cape Town. (Corner of Buitenkant & Commercial Street)

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A crummy bed can be hidden under lovely-linen and one can get creative with bedside tables – from chairs, to a pile of magazines. My signature bedroom must-have would be a beautiful rug to cosy up the room and make it feel lush! Again, I love Moroccan Warehouse for vibrant finds, and Gonsenhausers or Airloom are great for both exotic & contemporary rugs.

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The bathroom, well a beautiful bath of course! (If you have the space – and do test it out for comfort first, I failed in that department!)


Beautiful paintings, meaningful prints & memories make a living space for me! Whether it’s monochrome minimalism or bold, oil paintings and photographs, a feature wall can transform a bare room. And speaking of meaningful items, make sure your signature items are insured and treasured! Check out Dial Direct for just that! Happy home-making xx


*Written in collaboration with Dial Direct / images via Here.

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