There’s definitely no shortage of beautiful jewellery in Cape Town as we have some of the best jewellery designers based right here in our city. Two of my favourite local designers have just released gorgeous new look books featuring their latest collections. They both have online stores, so readers living further afield, you can get shopping too!
The Let’s get Tropsi collection by Dear Rae is so up my street. Beautiful, delicate pieces with gem stones and simple designs inspired by summer. I’m mad about the Delicious Monster ring.
Baraka by Pichulik is a bold, strong collection inspired by the Islamic Malian architecture of North Africa and the garb worn by traditional Islamic tribes in this area. If you want to make a statement, an exquisite necklace from Pichulik is what you need!
Image credits: Photography by Maike McNeill for Dear Rae | Photography by Kope Figgins for Pichulik
If you’re also a fan of Indian quilts and block printed fabrics, then you need to pay a visit to Harridans. This tiny shop in the heart of Chelsea Village has a really great selection of beautiful vintage hand stitched Indian quilts and throws. Throw one of these pretties over your bed and voila, your bedroom is instantly refreshed. Add some contrasting patterns and textures to the mix to create a gorgeous bohemian feel. These are a few photos from my recent visit to Harridans, I was tempted to bring home an armload of quilts!
All photography: Lana Kenney ©
I came home from my trip to find a few nice surprises waiting for me at home… definitely one of the perks of being a blogger! So I got to try out the famous Swedish Rekorderlig Cider for the first time. Rekorderlig is a semi-sweet, refreshing cider made from 100% apples or pears. No syrups or concentrates are involved. Spring water and fruit combinations are added to the apple/pear base to create a rather delicious drink.
Being a cider, the drink is sweet, so I’d definitely recommend serving it over ice. Add some sprigs of mint and lemon for decoration and an extra zest.
These are the three flavours available here in SA:
Wild berries ~ This was my favourite out of the three!
Strawberry Lime ~ Best served over ice with mint leaves or strawberries and a wedge of lime
Pear ~ I found the Pear flavour too sweet for me. Serve over ice with a wedge of zesty lemon or lime
I think we’ll be seeing quite a lot of this cider in the upcoming summer season but I can’t wait to try their Winter Cider with apple, cinnamon and vanilla!
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Image credits: 1 – 4) Lana Kenney, 5) Rekorderlig
Yuppiechef are offering us a free online Festive Feast Course! So here’s your chance to brush up on your culinary skills and impress the family this Christmas. I’ve tried their Mastering Meat course, presented by MasterChef judge Peter Goffe-Wood and it’s really great. Well presented with useful tips, in-depth theory notes, quizzes and an online Q&A forum to share experiences with other learners. Oh and of course and of course delicious recipes.
A Very Merry Festive Feast is presented by accomplished chef and restaurateur, Franck Dangereux and is sure to be just as good! Starters, Mains and Desserts lessons are included in this course with the following recipes demonstrated in video tutorials:
Phyllo tarts with Candied tomatoes, brazil nuts, cheese & rocket
Phyllo tarts with Goats cheese, parma ham & pink peppercorns
Salmon and dill terrine with crostini & watercress
Roasted turkey with stuffing, gravy & roast potatoes
Chocolate yule log
Bonus recipes: Butternut gratin, Roasted gammon with spicy jam, Cranberry and almond biscotti. So what are you waiting for? Sign up now!