Thursday, November 24, 2011

I made a Video - The Nomadic Orchestra

I made a video with my pics from Liefland Music Fest! I set my photos along to a song by The Nomadic Orchestra. love it. check their music Facebook group here in case you want to book them for a party -!/group.php?gid=94635254358

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

A Song by me

The first track off my album, Deeper
Facebook Music Page, Fiona Jean Hare
SoundCloud Page -

The Africa Project

A Cool new surf documentary about the surf spots in Africa. Even though I don't surf, I appreciate these places of immense beauty. Astounding really. Makes me proud to live where I live. Viva La Road Trips. Premiers this Friday, the 25th of November at Trinity, Cape Town.

Monday, November 21, 2011

I made a Video! My pics from The first Music Festival at Lievland Wine Estate

This was the very first What we are going to be doing on Sunday Folk Music Festival I went to. It was a hot, sweltering day and we all landed up in the dam after much wine. Here are the pics I took, put to Gil Hockman's new tune, The Ballad of me & the Doctor...

Alela Diane

The Pirate's Gospel, Alela Diane

Thursday, November 10, 2011

The Folk Festival I went to on Sunday

I adore Cape Town's Folk Music scene. i wouldn't live anywhere else in the world.What We ARe Going to Be Doing on Sunday is a Mini Folk Festival held near Stellenbosch, once a month, on a beautiful wine farm called Lievland Wine Estate. (Heaven) It is organised by Gil Hockman and he does a damn fine job creating the line up. I never, ever miss one. Go to his facebook page here for more info on up and coming shows -!/WWAGTBDOS It is held on the 1st Sunday of every month. Here's a clip I made of last Sunday's event, with all the photos I took. The artists were:  Nate Maingard, Gil Hockman, Timothy Hutchinson, Natasha Meister, Andrew James, Albert Frost, and Rob Nagel.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Lucy Rose

Indie Folk music singer Lucy Rose is indie music at its best. Warwickshire-born singer/songwriter. She has notably contributed vocals on the Bombay Bicycle Club albums Flaws and A Different Kind of Fix.
Stream her song Middle of the Bed or check out her gorgeous youtube video clip here.

One a Day

I'd like to post a song a day for you. the songs i like the most.
the ones that make you feel.
i found this one on the hypemachine this morning.
It's by Beth Ortan and Devandra Banhart.
and i'm listening to it on repeat.
listen to it here - Bert Jansch

until 4am - Cape To Cuba

we spent the weekend in a house, made of stone, overlooking the sea.
we danced to swing music, on  a black and white checkered dancefloor.
there were cubans, and cigars. there was even a jacuzzi.
and a house, and tables, upon which we danced.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Rainbow Gathering

"People are love, are magic, are beauty.
these sisters and brothers are the people of the future." ( Benoit Paille)
Beautiful photographer, follow him here -

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Photography Fix, Alexandra Valenti

Please go here for your Photography fix. Her name is Alexandra Valenti. I adore her. Talk about an inspirational find. These photos make me want to run out the office and do a photo shoot immediately. and travel back to the 70's. and rent a woodland cabin with my friends for the summer. All pics from

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Lana Del Rey

I promised not to get all up on the Lana Del Rey hype. so i won't. but really yes, i love this song. i love the sweet lyrics, and the big orchestral sweeps in the back ground. the harp and the rolling drum beats. this makes it lovely. listen to it here if you want. But, even more exciting, Bombay Bicylce Club has done a cover of it. it works.

The Tallest Man on Earth

I know we all know the Tallest Man on Earth. But I must say again, this man's amazing (once you get over his voice, it took me a while to get used to it, yes i know) but it grows on you, with his guitar skills and his lyrics. deep as a well. makes you want to lie down in them :) click here to listen on the Hype Machine.


I am digging Husky. They are from Melbourne. (What is it about Australia and all their good music?!) This year they've supported Noah and the Whale, Gotye, Kimbra and Devendra Banhart. Their debut album, Forever So, is released on October 21st. My favourite song is Fake Moustache.


Monday, October 17, 2011


Gotye is a Belgian-Australian Artist who I'm loving right now. The track 'Somebody That I used to know' was further boosted by endorsements from well-known celebrities Ashton Kutcher and Lily Allen via Twitter, exposing Gotye's music to their millions of followers. (I guess their's something to be said for networking) The single has gone on to reach 5× Platinum (350,000 units sold) status, peaking at number one on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart, the New Zealand Singles Chart and the Belgian Singles Chart. As you can see he digs animation :)

My friend

My friend Tanya who is sitting all the way over in Holland sent me this message. She knows how I feel. I love that she knows exactly how I feel and can send me something that resonates so deep. Thank you Tan. X

This is the place

This is the place where I share stuff. This is the place where I share things that are meaningful to me. the images that strike my heart, and the things that I want to record/ remember. This is my visual diary. This is my home.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Changing over

The whole idea of Juicing and eating Raw has me thinking about food and the nutrional value of food, now, and say 80 years ago. There is a vast difference in the nutrional value of food grown nowdays, to back thenv when our grandparents were eating it. They were healthier because they were eating 'off the land.' I stopped in at our big supermarket chains, and asked around for Organically grown vegetables, and there were none to speak of (only at Woolworths) I made the decision to buy Organic where possible. It makes sense to try and obtain the highest nutrition that you can from your food when you're juicing.

Wild Organics in Woodstock is the place I went to first. You order on a Tuesday, and pick up on a Wednesday. It's that simple. I've been eating Raw all week and have been feeling good. The green smoothies are my favourite and ridiculously good for you (apple juice, 1/2 a lemon, cup of spinach, banana) as well as the sprouted chickpea, avocado & mung bean salads. My counter looked so colourful when I came home I had to take a photo to show you.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Summer Goals

I found a gorgeous Blog! It's called Summer Goals.

"  we have lots of goals for the summer. they mostly include spending all of our time at the river, having impromptu barbecues, wind-blown hair, and doing crosswords at cafes. we will document our progress here. "

Gaia food Market

Let me write about something inspiring. Yesterday I went to the Gaia Food Market. (Alphen Hall, Constantia Main Road, on a Sunday) It has a completely different feel to anything else, because all the food is completley Vegan.  Nice hey? So the energy is clean, the food is clean, and the people are really helpful and enthusiastic about eating raw. I met such nice folks, and spent ages talking to Joseph about sprouting in your kitchen. He set me up with my first sprouting kit. Go to Kitchen Garden for more info. I bought the Rawlicious recipe book which I've had my eye on for ages, and made my first banana are raw chocolate smoothie for breakfast this morning. It was delicious! :) I had 3 slices of (raw) pizza for lunch from Earthshine and felt amazing. I really really encourage you to go, it's a nice laid back thing to do on a Sunday.

Where you used to be

Where you used to be, there is a hole in the world, which I find myself constantly walking around in the daytime, and falling in at night.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Beautiful camera bag

I wish I had one of these. The 1940's inspired satchel from ONA is amazing!

Mussels with cream, garlic and parsley

Cook yourself a restaurant-style dish in six simple steps – a splash of dry white wine, cider or even beer gives this dish an extra kick.


Preparation method

  1. Wash the mussels under plenty of cold, running water. Discard any open ones that won't close when lightly squeezed.
  2. Pull out the tough, fibrous beards protruding from between the tightly closed shells and then knock off any barnacles with a large knife. Give the mussels another quick rinse to remove any little pieces of shell.
  3. Soften the garlic and shallots in the butter with the bouquet garni, in a large pan big enough to take all the mussels - it should only be half full.
  4. Add the mussels and wine or cider, turn up the heat, then cover and steam them open in their own juices for 3-4 minutes. Give the pan a good shake every now and then.
  5. Remove the bouquet garni, add the cream and chopped parsley and remove from the heat.
  6. Spoon into four large warmed bowls and serve with lots of crusty bread.

This weekend away

This weekend I went to a friend's cabin in the mountains. It was spectacular. we braaied, and potjied and skottelled our hearts out. we played guitar and sang. my friend tammy even made us a huge pot of fresh mussels with white wine and cream. on a gas cannister, in the middle of nowhere. Tammy you are my hero. Xx

Friday, September 9, 2011


as you can see i'm feeling smitten. i guess i'll just go with it.


Isn't this the perfect breakfast? Happy Spring. Happy weekend.


Wowowow. i've been busy. i have: travelled to Tulbagh, experienced the Spring National Arts Festival, photographed Arno Carstens and Albert Frost up close, travelled to Knysna, stayed at the St James 5 star luxury hotel on the lakes, hiked Featherbed Nature Reserve, and started recording an album. total excitement.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

3 changes

I'm  daydreaming of my bohemian home. i am learning to be genuine with myself. i am running.