Category Lifestyle


Happy July guys! My gorgeous and talented friend Ying curated this month's playlist. Ying is a film researcher at a production company called Bouffant (They've been ranked as the number one production company in South African, by the way). In her spare time, she's a DJ and she's part of an incredible band, Bye Beneco.... Continue reading

Elemental Café

Elemental Café makes the kind of vegetarian and vegan food that will leave the most bacon obsessed of meat lovers impressed and satisified. A friend of mine suggested it recently and it's become one of my go-to neighbourhood spots. Elemental Café has a huge offering on its menu, including breakfast, lunch and snacks for in... Continue reading

Fashion Bookclub! Ntombenhle’s Reads

Ntombenhle Shezi is a journalist who writes for various Times Media titles including; The Sunday Times, The Edit, WANTED and the newly launched SMag, part of Sowetan. She's worked at ELLE Magazine and has freelanced for Marie Claire and the Mail & Guardian. She's a complete bae and I could sit listening to her ideas... Continue reading


Jenna Bruwer is a self-proclaimed "Fashion Editor turned wine person", with fantastic taste in literature and one hell of a funny Twitter feed. When Jenna isn't doing the marketing for Springfield Estate, she haunts the Western Cape's top restaurants and cafes with some of Cape Town's finest fashion folk- which makes for incredible Instagram fodder.... Continue reading


Being a blogger means you need to be up to date and go to newly opened places, right? Well technically yes. But sometimes I run behind. Going to The Grove Green Café was one of those times and I really wished I gone in when the café first opened. Quite simply because I’ve missed out… Continue reading


Kitsi Sebati put together our June Pay Day Play, and it's a whopper. Working as a producer at award-winning production agency Lampost, Kitsi is one talented and well-connected bae. Putting together the production teams behind some of South Africa's best photographic ad campaigns and fashion shoots by day, Kitsi also has an inspiring tumblr account, itsibitsikitsi.... Continue reading


Sandiso Ngubane is a trend analyst, prolific writer and opinion leader in South Africa's cultural and fashion landscape. He's had work featured in the Mail and Guardian, Sunday Times, on Superbalist's blog The Way Of Us and the local editions of Marie Claire and QG to name a few. If you want to mull over... Continue reading

PAY DAY PLAY: Eleni’s March Edition

Eleni Labrou is the founder and designer behind AKEDO, a label known for it's minimal aesthetic blending sophistication with weird design. You can see AKEDO's AW 2016 collection, shown at #MBFW16 earlier this month here, at SDR and read The Stylist's Notebook review of the collection here. Eleni put together this month's Pay Day Play... Continue reading


It’s our second month of Fashion Book Club (yay!) and we’re looking at a selection from Araffa-Isabella Mpungwe, contributing Beauty Editor and Chef in Training. “I like to think I read according to my current life theme, but looking at some of the books I’ve read and the timing, perhaps that’s not the case. I’m… Continue reading

Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream Empire

Talk about a success story.   Paul’s Homemade Ice Cream is officially opened their second store this Sunday in The Zone, Rosebank. The store has been trading since mid December. You may have heard Paul’s story a few times, but if not here’s a quick recap. Or the quickest recap I can make of a… Continue reading