Category Lifestyle


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

PAY DAY PLAY: Colin’s January Edition

Meet Colin, he’s a Creative Director and co-founder of the recently formed Wondermerk Studios in addition to being a co-founder at the award winning Gaschette Magazine. Colin also directs adverts. He’s kind of a big deal. His office doesn’t smell like mahogany, but he really is a big deal. Colin does pretty mind blowing motion... Continue reading


Fashion people like to read. This may surprise if you've never really got to know people in the fashion industry well, but a lot of it's members are well read, curious and intelligent. I know, I know, it's a 'frivolous' industry but to survive in it you need to know not just your own stuff,... Continue reading

Cape Town Travels

It’s the last day on my holiday and I’m looking back on my incredible trip to Cape Town last December. My brother got married in a beautiful ceremony at Kirstenbosch Gardens Manor House, more on that in a future post, but it was a great excuse for a family getaway! Here are some of my highlights… Continue reading


Last week businesses closed up, pay checks and December bonuses went out and holidays started up around South Africa. For the last month of 2015 -and the last Pay Day Play too- I decided to do a round up of my favourite songs from the year instead of the usual guest playlist. These are tracks… Continue reading