Floral Embroidery on Black Velvet

I’ve always been intrigued by Chinese culture and last year found myself signing up for Mandarin classes which led to an incredible experience in Beijing and Guangzhou, China. I bought this dress in a bargaining market there and the delicate hand sewn flowers which stand out against the black velvet backdrop caught my eye. I…

Mendi Night

I come from a big family and we have many weddings. The problem is I often struggle to find the right outfit. I’m sure you can relate so I thought I’d share some ideas. One of my closest cousins got married recently and my whole family had so much fun enjoying the festivities! The build…

Butter Biscuits (with surprise centre)

I love making these butter biscuits for my family and friends. They’re always the first to go and everyone asks me for the recipe. I think it’s because of the surprise centre! So what’s the surprise? Cadbury chocolate of course! Have a go with the recipe and let me know if you become everyone’s favourite too!…

Chocolate Tasting

The Spice Route in Paarl, about 45 minutes from Cape Town (see directions below), has a delightful village set up with De Villiers Artisan Chocolate, Roastery and Espresso Bar. The chocolate tasting experience starts with a tour of how chocolate is made, where it is sourced and the “proper way” to eat chocolate. Then we…

Water Colour Painting

Happy Sunday everyone! During my vacation I found this beautiful water colour set that my sister got as a present years ago. Shhh don’t tell her I took it! I love flowers so I decided to do a floral wreath. I’m no artist but I feel that painting and other crafts are therapeutic, relaxing and…

Strawberry Pavlova

One of my favourite things about summer is by far the fruit! There’s no better combination than sweet berries mixed with cream on top of a sugary, crispy base.  Pavlova is the perfect treat if you want to indulge in something delicious. This recipe is so simple but definitely does the job! What are your…