Friday, June 20, 2014

Weekend - What are you doing?

It's nearly weekend. What are you doing? We're going to a secret soiree tonight. It's hosted in people's private homes all over South Africa, a really great concept. You can find out more about it here on

Work space

Right now I'm working on making a creative space. I'd like a quiet corner which is inspirational where I can sit and write and drink tea and 'make'. Ideally I would like my own quiet studio outside away from all the noise and bussle, but for now I can make do with re-arranging my own space. Things I need to do: buy a bigger desk/ work space, get a nice light source, a lamp could be nice, could move stuff around to get the most of the view, get more plants inside, canvasses on the walls and a fluffy carpet. Here are some work spaces I am swooning over, I like the more cosy zen ones.

Monday, June 9, 2014

El Jimador 100% Agave Surf Classic - Beautiful Surf boards

This weekend was the 100% Agave Surf Classic at Big Bay, check out The work that went into these boards is incredible. These boards are shaped and made by two of our Kommetjie locals, Jason Hayes and Ian Armstrong. Watch the video to see the love and hard work that went into making them! if I could have a board it would be this.Those who surfed are automatically entered into a draw and every week can win one of these beautiful 100% Agave surfboards. Some of my pics of the day here:

Friday, June 6, 2014

Sunday night chill

Last night I played a gig. and now I am tired. so tired.

This is the only kind of music I can listen to today.

It's called Sunday night chill and it drops off you like wax. organic.

This is how I feel today.


It’s 5-O’Clock Somewhere: Sparkling Sangria
I love this pic. Sangria. The perfect balance between wine and juice. This great recipe here:


 WHAT YOU’LL NEED1 bottle dry white wine
1/2 cup silver rum
1 cup sliced grapefruit
1/2 cup sliced strawberries
2 cups grapefruit soda (or, 1/2 cup grapefruit juice + 1 1/2 cup sparkling water)
Large handful of fresh mint, chopped1/4 cup agave or simple syrup (optional)
HOW TO MAKE IT…In a large pitcher combine the wine, rum and fruit. Refrigerate and let sit at least one hour, preferably up to eight. Add grapefruit soda (or the juice and sparkling water) and chopped mint; if needed, add agave or simple syrup to sweeten (sodas and juices may vary, so make sure to taste first). To serve, pour sangria into glasses filled with ice, making sure each receives plenty of fruit, or decant into a prettily painted jar and carry to a party.

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Meandering - Kingdom

Yesterday I took a meander to the Woodstock Exchange, 66 Albert road Woodstock - I found Vellies to die for, the perfect winter companian. I will save up for them and have them by next month. This shop has such good stuff! They are made in the Natal Midlands, and have them in Charcoal grey, Tan, Ink and Aubergine from Kingdom (you can find Kingdom's quirky Facebook page here and follow)