• I’m a big fan of block mounted posters – en masse i think they can make any old wall look so interesting and when there are posters like those by US designer Katie Kirk to choose from…i can only be a happy gal…here are some of my favourite designs (posters and otherwise) by her

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  • Is Maya Prass South Africa’s princess of pattern? I think so! Not only does this über talented fashion designer have an eye for clothes that make every woman feel WOW, her designs for the home are fabulous too..i want and want and want

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  • The Muizenberg Fort has been restored to its former glory – an Italianite seaside building, complete with magnificent interiors and the fresh and unpretentious Casa Labia Café.

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  • Yes, i know, i have a fabric affliction…but it’s not my fault..look what Cape Town decor emporium Hadeda just did? They brought out more gorgeous offerings from Mexico to tempt me

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  • I’m on deadline and one of the stories i’ve been researching involves listing ‘the best high teas’ in the world. It’s left me feeling very sorry for myself and in need of sugary sustenance in a pretty place, far, far away from the madding crowd.

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  • Yes, i’ve been known to buy books for their covers and cars for their colours and certainly wine for its label. AA Badenhorst Family Wines are delicious both inside and out..

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  • Italian fashion and furniture house Missoni may well be the kings of colour, print and pattern.

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  • Warren Matthee and Rupert Smith are two super talented guys and their gorgeous Cape Town shop is crammed full of eye candy…i popped in there yesterday for a hit of deliciousness

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  • These boidie purses are cute and exactly what you need if you’re going to any WC games…

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  • Feeling frazzled? The Mount Nelson Hotel Spa is giving not one but TWO iwantthat readers fabulous Energy Massage treatments worth R550 each..enter now and win one for yourself

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  • A few weeks ago a new store opened in Jozi – i was gutted that i couldn’t make it to the opening – it’ll be my first port of call next time i visit the big smoke…

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  • The other day i walked past a gallery in Kalk Bay and nearly gave myself whiplash when i spotted limited edition prints by this supremely talented artist who takes his cue from the South African landscape.

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  • You know, about five years ago i swear i had two cushions to my name and then *poof* i turned into a cushion maniac. When i saw these lovelies i nearly started frothing at the mouth!

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  • Feeling frazzled? The Mount Nelson Hotel Spa is giving not one but TWO iwantthat readers fabulous Energy Massage treatments worth R550 each…here’s your chance to pay it forward by nominating someone who think really deserves a pick me up

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  • Mabeo is a Botswana-based furniture manufacturing facility that has married local skill with an international contingent of top notch designers … the results are really impressive

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  • it’s frrrrreezing here in Cape Town…here’s some hot water bottle inspiration for you… all available from the delicious UK-based dotcomgiftshop

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  • I like bowls. No, i love bowls. OK, i have a full blown bowls fetish. And these beauties by one of South Africa’s best local ceramists simply feed the unquenchable thirst for more…

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  • The Dutch get design so right on so many levels – and Studio Ditte is no exception. I spent some time trawling their fab site and making a wishlist of goodies i really really want…

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  • It’s that age old question…what to buy the man who has everything? A two-step, traditional hot towel shave, that’s what! Check out this inner city barber shop that recently set up shop in Cape Town…old-school chairs and all.

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  • Did you know that twitching (that’s bird watching to you and me) is one of the biggest growing urban hobbies in the world? Oh, and that Roberts Bird Guide is one of the most shoplifted books in South Africa?

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  • After a lovely hot and sunny weekend in the Mama City…the rain clouds are gathering…here is some inspiration to brighten up your wet weather wardrobe

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  • So…we’re moving into a temporary home for four months this weekend and i’m moving my office to Kalk Bay. I’m determined to be at least a little more organised in the new workspace than i have been in my current one…we’ll see…

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