Sunday, 27 March 2016

Happy Easter Every Bunny!

May your Easter be filled with a bucket load of chocolate!

 image credit here

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Amazing South African Instagramers {2}


I had such a great time putting a small list together of my favourite South African Instagramers last time that when I came across other South African bloggers and instagramers I wanted to share them with you!

I love love finding new blogs and instagrams especially if these blogs and instagramers have the same passion as i do for South Africa 

So here are my 4 recent finds of favourite instagramers no particular order :) 

Melissa is an interior designer and lifestyle blogger. She has a lovely little spot on the world wide web and i especially love her Instagram photos. Visit her blog here to see more!

When ever i get a chance to do a bit of browsing on the internet, i pop by Glossary and now Lauren has moved on to becoming a photographer herself visit her new site here. Lauren is such an inspiration. I look forward to seeing where her photography takes her to!

I am a BIG fan of Roxy Hutton's Citygirl Searching. I enjoy checking her blog on a daily basis and would it be too staker-ish to say I am kind of hooked on her Instagram posts AND i absolutely love that she shares her knowledge and experience on blogging. Roxy is now in the process of creating her very own resource library with a beautiful selection of stock images -  Shes pretty amazing  

Roxy and her husband are currently living in South Korea and are due to return to South Africa in June this year (looking forward to seeing how she adjusts to South African life again!). 
I recently came across the lovely blog Hey Arrie and have been checking in ever since!
Do you have any South African Instagramers you would like me to include in my list next time? I'd love to hear about them.

Visit {Part one} of this series of my favourite South African Instagramers here or my latest list of instagramers {Part Three} here

Friday, 11 March 2016

{Celebration Saturday Pt 2} Beefcakes

We transitioned from the wonderful afternoon into a very exciting evening at Beefcakes in Bedfordview. 

The bride-to-be chose Beefcakes (in case you were wondering this is not a strip club but rather a drag queen show) as her preferred spot for her Bachelorette and might I just say, I thought it really was a great choice!

  Beefcakes is definitely geared up to host an event with a little pizzazz. What really impressed me was the fact that parking was in a secure enclosed area. The waiters at beefcakes (men only) were excellent. I'm not sure if they are trained to sweet-talk the ladies because we were certainly well looked after. I was especially impressed that these waiters were able to handle the night as Beefcakes was full to capacity with a total of 11 bachelorette parties that night. Of course I cant mention Beefcakes without mentioning the witty and hilarious shows (I was left in stitches a couple of times). 

I was certainly impressed. You see, I am a very conservative person and so naturally I was nervous about going. I was worried about what granny would think of the photos I would be tagged in on Facebook. At the end of this evening I realised I was worrying about nothing (like I always do) and now I am so sad the weekend is over. 

I am not wild about the idea of rating places I have been to but I feel this little spot deserved 5/5 


The decor was very much inspired by the 60's bubblegum pink colours. Beefcakes reminded me of the Robin Williams movie "The Birdcage" 

"Lets take a Selfie" moment

We were unexpectedly photo bombed! One of the performers that night jumped into the photo we were taking on the Beefcakes stage. This just about turned the place upside down when all the other 10 brides decided they also wanted to have the same photo! 😊
The show was pretty incredible! i wont give anything away as you'll have to experience this for yourself at least once! 
What are your suggestions for a unique night out? 

Until next time!

Monday, 7 March 2016

{Celebration Saturday Pt 1} Alice in Wonderland Kitchen Tea

I just wanted to give you a bit of history before I share my pictures from the bachelorette I went to on Saturday.

Three years ago almost to the day, in preparation for my big wedding day did i start going to Sorbet to get my nails done and met this lovely lady who would become a special friend to me in and  outside of the salon. We would exchange stories of our lives and we found that we really got on well with each other. So much so that my husband knew that when I was going to get my nails done I would probably be out most of the day! 

Fast forward to the present day and this lovely lady is getting married! *All around cheers and applause* They are such a lovely couple - take my word for it! I am  fortunate enough to be invited to her big day and so naturally I was invited to her mad hatters themed Kitchen Tea :) This friend was also gracious enough to let me share the lovely photos i took on Saturday (I asked really nicely). 
This cream cheese cake was made by Blonde Butter Beauty - It was absolutely delicious!

Table setting inspired by the clocks in Alice and Wonderland

Kitchen Tea biscuit favours

Can you see how much time went into all the decorating? I especially loved the recurring theme of the clocks which obviously worked very well considering there is a final countdown to her big day and the white rabbit in Alice and Wonderland was late "for a very important date!" 
There was also a Photo booth, with the best props I have seen for a while! Bride to be is on the left and that is me on the right! 
I’ve been invited to quite a few bachelorette/kitchen tea parties including my own. So hear me when I say this was one of the best I’ve been to and I really mean it (I also didn’t know anyone there).

Part 2 coming later on this week!