Recipe: Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Grilled Organic Brahman Steak

Not sure if any of you are feeling the pre-summer slump but boy I cannot shake my winter weight. Granted, I am not really doing anything serious about it but still! I turned to the Keto diet for help. It worked for a little while but the thing nobody is talking about is if you stop... all the weight comes right back with a vengeance. Anyhoo, I found myself at the Bryanston Organic Market to do an interview for work and ended up shopping my heart out. I had about 3 kilos of tomatoes from our ... Continue Reading

Travel Dreams – The Panorama Route of South Africa and All Its Beauty

Growing up in Cape Town, I was blessed with a beautiful environment. Table Mountain is exquisite and the great stretches of wine farms could make any person envious. I spent holidays travelling up the West Coast to places like Langebaan and Paternoster or down the Garden Route. Wilderness is one of my favourite places in the world because it has trees and ocean for days. I love trees! Forests and woodlands are my ideas of peace. Recently I was in Tzaneen, a town in Limpopo filled with ... Continue Reading

EcoBricking – The Latest Trend in Reducing Landfill & Ocean Plastic

Goodness me, the time has flown by since I was last able to blog here. Life got a little complicated in the last few months. On the upside, I started a new relationship that is going splendidly. Here is a quick life recap from the last two months I have been missing here. The plastic issue has become an even bigger cause in my household, I have been collecting plastic for two months just to do this post, I am so excited that I will be able to clear it all out now. As mentioned above, I ... Continue Reading

3 Alternative Deodorant Options for Sensitive Skin – Ditch the Spray!

Deodorant and I do not go well together. Painful inflammation, rashes, dry flaky skin and skin discolouration are just a few of the symptoms my body displays if I attempt to use a commercial deodorant. I have tried many alternative deodorant options and these three are the most promising! Before I stumbled onto this trio, I would walk around smelling to high heaven! If people commented, I would apologise and always be hyper-aware of myself. It was no way to live! Then I stumbled into a Lush ... Continue Reading

Nourishing Nightly Winter Skincare Routine Using Bee Natural Products

After my last Bee Natural post, I was given the opportunity to try out even more of the product range. This time the focus was on skincare after cleansing. In my parcel, I got 6 amazing items which I shared on my Instagram Stories a while back. It has been about 2 months since the parcel arrived and I can safely give my opinion on them now as I have thoroughly tested each product. I only managed to photograph 4 of the 6 items but that's ok because I can still share my thoughts. As I ... Continue Reading

Recipe: Apple Crisp – A Delicious Treat, Perfect for Winter Nights

Can you feel it in the air? The chill is dissipating and the warmth is rolling in, Summer is well on the way. Don't get me wrong, I do love the Winter but only because I get to eat all the comfort foods without any guilt. One of those comforts is a cheeky Sunday pudding or a brownie for lunch... Yes, I actually did that the other day, I ordered a brownie with ice-cream for lunch. I carry no shame in admitting it! So as I said, it is starting to get warmer and darker later but there are still ... Continue Reading

Self-Care Sundays are the Best Way to Get Ready for a New Week

Sundays are my favourite day of the week. Yes, I know Monday is right around the corner but Sundays are the days I use to get myself ready for the new week. It is important to take time out for some well deserved "me time". Once a month is a good place to start but, add more frequency into the mix until you find a balance that works for you and your lifestyle. I like to do a self-care day once a week, usually on Sundays. It is a simple thing to do. It's easy to spend a Sunday in bed ... Continue Reading

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt – Book Review

The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt is an incredible book about a man's tragic journey to the art underworld and how it unravels his entire life. The book is based on a beautiful painting of a finch by Carel Fabritius. I was incredibly lucky to see it in real life. Here is the not so short story... It is quite a serendipitous tale... In October 2016, while I was living in the UK, I was visiting my mom in Bristol. During one of our days out, I found the book in a charity shop. They sold it for £1.00 ... Continue Reading

Spier Winemakers Sundowners Event in Westcliff, Johannesburg

The annual Spier Winemakers Sundowners event was hosted at a private residence in Westcliff, Johannesburg this year and it was a real treat! There was no launch, it was just an event to give people the chance to meet the winemakers at Spier. I had a great chat with Jacques Erasmus, the white winemaker. Jacques is the man who created the 'oh-so-delicious' Creative Block 2. "A harmony of tastes and flavours, assembled from a handful of vineyard blocks, the 2014 vintage brought home the ... Continue Reading

Coconut Oil – An Essential DIY product for every Eco-Beauty Guru

It has been some time since I shared an Essential DIY product post... Oopsie, time just ran away from me but I thought I would quickly write up some of the best coconut oil tips for you all. I enjoy every form of coconut except when it is dried and sprinkled on cakes... yuck! But for beauty, it is a wonderful ingredient to have in your home, fresh or in oil form. Previously on the blog, I shared info on how to crack a coconut at home using two tools, eating it fresh is so good! Coconut Oil ... Continue Reading