Last weeks discovered links #16

Things I am loving on the internet from last week…

week161 || So in love with this Trinket necklace Curious Babe bought at the Design Indaba.

2 || This weeks motto- “Do today with love”

3 ||  Apartment living, I adore these 25 absolutely beautiful small kitchens

4 || If you do not own one of these note books we cant be friends!

5 || The secret to keeping rugs in place…


Images listed by various links. 

The only shades of grey I’m lusting over

50 Shades of Grey has taken the world by storm, with so many opinions out there, good storm or bad storm I will let you decide…. but these are the only shades of grey I’m lusting over!

50 shades of grey by melissa Louise

one || Slouchy T  - MRP

two || Sweet Almond & Macaroon Home Candle – Jo Malone

three || Straw Ribbon Panama Hat – Woolworths

four || Sabina Ankle Boot – Country Road

five || Black Spec Coin Purse – Zana



Last weeks discovered links #15 – with a fresh new look

Lately I have been so overwhelmed by the abundance of beautiful and creative things all over the internet.

Side note: I am constantly fighting an inward battle about posting regurgitated content regularly on my blog VS my own original content less frequently…. I want to contribute to the beautiful things out there and be proud that I came up with that and shared my photos with the world. However I find that if you “want to make it” in the blogging sphere you have to get them stats up and the only way that can be done is through consistency. I am no robot and simply cannot post every day, so what is one to do? 

I have had great reviews about this series and so I will continue to do them… Here is what I have discovered (and loved) on the internet lately,

Last weeks links with Melissa Louise

1 || 27 beautiful infographics that teach you how to cook, well, kinda!

2 || I am so in love with this DIY hanging flower installation, future Melissa needs this on her wedding day.

3 || I am obsessed with peg board at the moment, here are 5 ways to use it in your home.

4 || Two foodie apps I have recently downloaded, Zomato and Marions Kitchen app. You NEED them too…

5 || How beautiful is this home tour of Whitney Port’s Bohemian Venice Loft?


Images listed by various links. 

Happy 2015

I started work this week and after a long and lovely holiday it feels good to be back, also translated as- I am exhausted and this has been the longest week ever, I miss my afternoon naps…

I am not a new year resolution kinda gal, of course I have hopes and wishes for the year to come but I am realistic and like to enter the year peacefully and with no extra added pressure…

happy 2015

So here it is, 10 things to do more of in 2015…

1 || Enjoy the little things

2 || Go for a walk/run/swim

3 || Eat healthy

4 || Go to bed earlier

5 || Listen to happy music

6 || Read a book or 3

7 || Go on adventures

8 || Draw

9 || Let loved ones know that they are loved

10 || Drink more wine


Fabricate POP- UP Store is back and just in time for Christmas

For those of you who do not know, Fabricate is a pop up store based in Gardens centre, Cape Town. They support creative, small businesses and stock amazing hand made, South African goods. Doesn’t that sound like the perfect place to get ALL your Christmas shopping done? 

It’s open Monday to Friday 9 am – 5 pm, Saturday 9 am – 5 pm and Sunday 9 am – 2 pm.

I, along with Robyn from Zana, attended their opening on the 19th of November. Here are a few photos of their beautiful space –

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The night was not complete with out a mirror selfie. hehe.Left- Me, Right- Robyn. 

Some of my fave brands to look our for over at Fabricate are: Zana, Famke , The Artisan and Bow Peep just to name a few.

Happy shopping errybody!


All photographs by Melissa Louise.