• One of the only things we’ll be keeping in our renovation are the most beautiful never-been-painted 60-year-old wooden floors. Browsing The Selby the other day i found a gorgeous, swoonworthy NYC apartment that’s all about wood & white.

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  • Have you been to the lovely Blossom in Kalk Bay? I popped in the other day and saw what a haven of beautifully made crafts, clothes and collectables it is…

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  • So today is the beginning of my fifth month of blogging and happily i have something fantastic for YOU to celebrate! Read more to hear how you can win a whopping R5000-plus worth of fabulous (and i really mean fabulous) prizes.

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  • I have lamps and lighting on the brain at the moment and yesterday by chance i spotted handmade felt lampshades available here in Cape Town

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  • Loverboy has decided he doesn’t like being called Loverboy and that The Captain is a better name. Hmmmppph…we’ll see…but in honour of his sailing prowess and affinity with the sea here are some beautylicious plates from one of my favourite US design stores

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  • Wallpapers, stickers and out-of-the-box wall finishes are as big as ever and i’ve spent a little time finding some inspiration to implement at home. Here’s your chance to add some oomph to that wall that’s been looking a little unloved lately.

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  • South African gal Luzelle van der Westhuizen is making waves in the UK with her striking graphic designs. Take a look at some of her delicious work…

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  • Vladimir Tretchikoff is one of the most prolific painters of our time yet he was largely ignored by the art cognoscenti in South Africa where he made his home. The Tretchikoff and Me exhibition is a celebration of his immense talent and universal appeal.

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  • i’m generally a straight-up-and-down bookstore kind of a person…you know..the hushed tones, dark wood shelves bearing tomes of classic and contemporary literary works. I can’t help be drawn to this oh-so-edgy book and magazine store in New York though…

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  • Since selling her first range to a department store in 1993, Irish born Orla Kiely has gone from strength to strength…i am in love with so many of her gorgeous printed products

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  • A new little person joined our family last week…my sister in-law-to-be had a baby boy! I spent some time trawling the net looking for delicious goodies a boy baby may just want…

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  • 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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