Tuesday, February 10th, 2015
Hey! I thought I’d go back to my roots and review a market. The Kirstenbosch Craft Market is a lovely market located at the Stone Cottages in Kirstenbosch diagonally opposite the entrance to Kirstenbosch Garden. The market happens every last Sunday of the month except for Winter. It is truly a craft market. There is a rule that all the goods must be made by the sellers so you won’t be finding any Chinatown wares here. As you can see in the pics below there is some cute stuff to buy. This is definitely not the place to go looking for fashion though but that’s ok. The thing I love most about this market is the location. Kirstenbosch is just so beautiful! There are some food stalls but not too many since the focus of this market is crafts. They always have live music as well which is a plus. You can buy something to eat, sit on the grass and listen to the live music. Do pay a visit if you are looking for a charming way to spend a Sunday.
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
I can barely find the words to describe our holiday in Phuket. Janine and I decided that Phuket would be our island of choice after visiting busy Bangkok. We arrived in a very rainy Phuket and I Googled a bit only to find Typhoon warnings. We were soon assured by a Capetonian working in Phuket that there was no reason to worry and that the weather would clear up. Luckily it did allowing us to spend many days on the beach.
We spent a few nights in crazy Patong. I had never been to that part of the island and we were keen to experience Bangla Road. We had quite the night in Bangla Road. We actually needed an entire day recover afterwards. The rest of the holiday was spent visiting James Bond Island and staying in Nai Harn. They are both exceptionally beautiful! Nai Harn is quite the gem. It is much more quiet than the other parts of the island but also much harder to get around!
I am so grateful that we were able to go on this trip. Two weeks of QT with your bestie is amazing but spending it in Thailand is one for the bucket list. I hope we can do it again. Janine, perhaps when we turn 40?
Wednesday, January 7th, 2015
Happy New Year! I hope you had a fanstastic festive season! Mine was blissful. I spent my time with family, swimming, watching too much Sons of Anarchy and eating too much Christmas treats.
I was doing some Spring cleaning over the holidays and found myself wanting a convenient way to store my earrings. I can never keep my earrings in pairs and that just does not work when I am in a hurry. I came up with this easy method. Here are the steps:
- Find a shoe box lid (any piece of cardboard will work but shoe box lids are usually easy to find).
- Pierce holes in the shoe box lid and insert your earrings in pairs.
- You could decorate the shoe box lid by painting it or using wrapping paper. I left mine as is.
My new earring holder has been working out well. You can even mount it to your wall as a decoration. I hope you found this useful! Please let me know if you have any storage tips for me.