places

The Mess

24th October 2016

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Last Saturday night hubs and I were invited to sample and review the newly opened The Mess in Green Point, Cape Town. With such a strange name, we were intrigued, but it turns out that a mess is the last thing you’ll find here. Considered and contemporary decor, extremely flavourful curated dishes and attentive staff make this a very well-rounded culinary experience.

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recipes

Zucchini Crusted Pizza

18th October 2016

Zucchini Crust Pizza

I’m just gonna come right out and say it: I may have struck gold with this one. I’d barely had a bite of my own slice when I caught hubs trying to steal another piece from my plate after he’d had HALF a pizza already! I really just experimented with this zucchini crusted pizza – made some mistakes, fixed them, made more mistakes, fixed those, and was quite surprised at how unbelievably delicious this was! And hello, zero carbs! Zucchinis are currently competing with aubergines for first place on my Favourite Vegetable Ever in the Universe list.

I’ve included here the mistakes I made so you can avoid them yourself, and hopefully you’ll have on your hands the crowd-pleaser that I’ve had. Aside from being stupid-easy, the only bit of multitasking you’ll need is stirring with one hand while staving off the ravenous fiends with the other. Good luck.

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DIY

Good Morning Beautiful Day No Sew Wall Hanging

13th October 2016

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I know, I know. I’ve been MIA for a (very) long time. Lots of life things have happened – some good, some not-so-good. And then I had this chance encounter with a lovely talented lady who is both a self-taught baker (like me) and a self-taught photographer (like me), and she’s a bajillion times more talented than I could ever dream of being. I told her I felt ‘insufficient’ in her presence, but that that’s a good thing – nothing inspires me to be and do better than feeling like I could be or do better. The last thing on my mind, though, was a DIY wall hanging, but little did I know how meeting this lovely person would spring it back into mind. Thank you, Claire Gunn – what a serendipitous collision of two souls! And seriously, check her out. Go. Now.

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DIY

DIY Faux Marble Jewellery Display

7th April 2016

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You guys! I am so in love with this new project! It’s everything I love about DIY – it borrows conceptually from an existing expensive product and makes it cheap as chips, it took me about an hour to complete from start to finish and it’s so damn stylish no one will guess its a DIY to begin with! Squeee! And a Faux Marble Jewellery Display is just what I needed to help me move on from the disaster that is my jewellery box.

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DIY / inspiration / things

Sneak Peek

6th April 2016

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I just thought I’d let you guys know what I’ve been up to behind the scenes! Aside from completing (more) orders for custom personalised mugs, I’ve also been experimenting with crystal soaps! I made about 150 of them for my wedding as favours, and people loved them! Everyone kept telling me to sell them so I’ve been experimenting and finessing and these are where I’m at so far!

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recipes

Vegan Butternut & Pumpkin Soup with Toasted Chickpeas

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Cape Town isn’t called ‘Four-Seasons-in-One-Day’ for nothing. Just the other day it was all still blistering summer, sunscreen, long walks on the Promenade and sleepless nights. We’ve barely blinked since then and we’re already feeling the biting edge of winter approaching (although there’s another heatwave hitting us in a couple days). Autumn is so lovely, albeit confusing, in the Mother City, eliciting snuggles, slippers, socks and soup! And this healthy, nourishing bowl of goodness doesn’t disappoint!

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DIY

DIY Hanging Rope Planter

28th March 2016

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You know, blogging isn’t easy (I’ll be posting a more dedicated topic on this in the future). There’s some stiff competition out there with such wonderful bloggers doing such extraordinary work which makes me really happy and motivated! You constantly need to be coming up with creative ideas that are entirely your own and yet still remain relevant to the current trends which is a wonderful push in the right direction. And this, dearest readers, is where I got the inspiration for this adorable mini Hanging Rope Planter.

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