Wednesday, April 23, 2014


Back in Feb, I was invited to the Mount Nelson Hotel to test out Cycology's electric bikes. It was really fun to try them out but I'm going to be straight up with you… At R950 per hour it's not really a suitable activity for locals. That being said, it is a lovely way for those with dollars and pounds to explore Cape Town without having to pedal too hard or go as far as a bike/scooter. It would also be rather splendid to own an electric bike. The futcha! 

They are incredibly easy to use.

Despite being able to get up to very fun speeds through Company Gardens, we must stop for picture-taking. That's Misha up ahead, doing the same thing I'm doing. 

A little treat was waiting for us at the end. I love the Mount Nelson on beautiful Summer evenings. I also love bubbly. 

If you'd like to find out more about Cycology (tours, corporate trips, buying a bike even), find their website here. It's all very bespoke and cool. 

Oh and one more thing...

This is just a little something I took along the way. I love the Land Bank building, especially on the inside.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

A Long, Long Weekend.

I have never been very good at Easter. All while growing up I would always be the first child to find all their chocolate eggs and the first child to finish all their chocolate eggs. I'd then watch everyone else drag theirs out over days and weeks to come. It was painful. My approach to chocolate moderation has not changed but everything else about this weekend was slow and glorious and unattached. 

Balcony time.

More balcony time. 

Poolside time. 

Chocolate time. 

More chocolate time. 

Friend time.

Feasting with friends time.

Julie never misses a beat when it comes to entertaining at home.

More feasting.


 And time on the trail. 

When not doing Yoga, of course. 

I love it up there. 

A perfect way to see in the end of four blissful days.

Bring on the next long weekend, please. Thank you in advance.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

New Music: Lykke Li

Lykke Li is set to release a new album on May 5th and I can't flippin' wait. She has, without a doubt, one of the best voices in the business. She's like Lana Del Rey but better, creating powerful music that traverses sensitive subjects without being utterly depressing. I love her. 

Listen to Gunshot here. Do it now! 

And here is No Rest For The Wicked, another deeply emotional track from the new album "I Never Learn".