June's Cake!

Thursday, June 30, 2011

It's the last day of June and that means I'm finally getting around to posting June's cake! This time I went for a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting per my friend Amy's suggestion and it turned out nicely. I also made my debut in the world of piping. It was fun so I think I'm going to go for it again. You can find the recipe here


I'll Take One of Each Please

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

These beauties are both on my birthday wish list. 

Lonely Hearts

Lonely Hearts, Little Bandits Collection.

Brown Leather & So Good

Monday, June 27, 2011

I have an obsession with brown leather bags...
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Skinny Legs & All

Friday, June 24, 2011

The other day my friend, Theresa and I, went to a new cafe in town for coffee and ended up getting smoothies. She got chocolate banana and I got the green smoothie. It's called Skinny Legs & All and it's lovely- run by twin sisters with great taste (the food is yummm) and style. I highly recommend it. It's over on Loop and Hout for the Cape Town readers.




Setting Up Shop

Thursday, June 23, 2011

My friend, Amy and I, recently started a little business together (which I'll probably tell you more about later) and that has got me thinking about setting up shop. For now we're each working out of our homes, which I don't mind at all (working from my bed suits me just fine) but here are some work spaces that have got my mind spinning.


images: 1, 2, 3

Embroidered Art is Good for My Heart

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

I've got a weakness for embroidery. My sister is really good at it, I'm mediocre at it, but Sara Barnes is FANTASTIC at it. If I were an artist, I'd want to create works like Sara's... 

Stella McCartney Garden Party

Friday, June 17, 2011

This week Stella McCartney threw a garden party in New York City to launch her Resort 2012 Collection. Models dressed in Stella's collection played croquet and ping pong on the lawn,  blew bubbles and hoola-hooped while the guests mingled. Fun idea. Clever lady. How amazing is that final white dress- such beautiful lines.


images via style.com and hello magazine

Adie + George

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Often times I love the look books of the smaller, lesser known labels more than the big brand names and designers. This one from Adie + George is the perfect example. I can't get over the light in these photos.

photography by chloe aftel

Vintage Labels

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

The cards I could make out of these vintage labels...



ptitjournal 2 juillet 1905 dos
Agence Eureka via Sara Kate Studios

Friday, June 10, 2011


Such beautiful things over at Draught Dry Goods. I'm in love with the watch.

The Power and The Glory

Thursday, June 9, 2011

If you live in Cape Town you've probably already been to The Power and The Glory. A new(ish) spot that is one of my favorites and seems to be a lot of other people's favorite too. Besides offering great coffee and food, they got the interiors just right. Take a look.

photos via i love coffee.


On Monday we celebrated our two year wedding anniversary. We went for a walk in the forrest, saw a rainbow, ate tapas and finished off the night with ice cream and t.v. in bed. It was perfect.

Girls Who Dress Like Boys...

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Neighbour, is a men's clothing store in Vancouver, but after looking at their online shop I just couldn't help but think "I'd wear all of that." Andrew is out of town for a bit and you better believe I'm raiding his closet, pulling out his shirts and sweaters and wearing them all over town. Sometimes there's nothing better than your boyfriend or husbands sweater.

Locket Envy

Monday, June 6, 2011

If I were more on the ball I would have purchased this amazing locket for my friend Jess' birthday, tomorrow. She loves the forrest. 

Starling & Hero Bicycle Co.

Emile wrote to tell me about her new bicycle company, Starling & Hero (great name) and I instantly fell in love with it. They take old bicycles and restore them beautifully- giving each its own unique flavor. They also have fun bike accesories for sale.The bikes are exclusively available in South Africa- good news for South Africans, bad news for everybody else. Check out their website here.

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