June book review recap
In June, I worked my way through a few audiobooks supplied by various publishers through NetGalley. So here's what I read and what I thought. I reread John le Carré's classic novels about the intricate shadow worlds of international espionage. It's been acclaimed as...
Dirty Dozen Book Reviews
I've collected short reviews of the last twelve audiobooks I listened to through Netgalley and decided it's time to share them. I hope you enjoy and grab a copy of those that pique your attention. "Fatal First Edition" by Jenn McKinlay is the latest addition to the...
Step into my Slippers on 31 May 2024
Slipper Day, Reach For A Dream's biggest fundraiser, returns on 31 May 2024, promising a day filled with warmth, generosity, and fun - all in support of children with life-threatening illnesses. This year, Reach For A Dream and their partners bring you the chance to...
Ten Things About Champagne
There are ten essential insights into the world of Champagne to prepare you for the upcoming Johannesburg Cap Classique, Champagne & Bubbles Festival, slated for May 17th and 18th at the Inanda Polo Club in Sandton. Protected Origins: Only wines crafted within the...
Friday French High Tea

Friday French High Tea

I love a good high tea, and when I saw Liberté's Instagram post about their French High Tea every Friday, I had to look into it. The first thing I did was send the post to Nafisa, who took these incredible pics and my usual partner in crime when it comes to exploring...

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Something fresh at Starbucks

Something fresh at Starbucks

As summer draws to an end, Starbucks is rolling out fresh food nationwide with a delicious new menu of freshly prepared and ready-to-go snacks and treats. They invited me to try some of it. Some of their new offerings include the granola pot, a breakfast favourite...

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Review: Home Cooking

Review: Home Cooking

Home Cooking by Herman Lensing is a title sent to me by the wonderful people over at Penguin Random House. I have to be honest; I outsourced this read to the family that cooks my daily dinner. While William does most of the cooking, the gorgeous gilded pages lured...

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NESTLÉ SMARTIES get smarter

NESTLÉ SMARTIES get smarter

NESTLÉ SMARTIES has been a constant favourite throughout my life, as I’m sure it’s been for many South Africans. As a child, an ice cream with SMARTIES was the ultimate treat (by the way, I see that a certain fast-food chain is now offering their ice cream mixture...

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The baking starts

The baking starts

Everyone probably baked at least one thing during the lockdown. If you had flour and eggs you baked. Or you added them to your list for your next essential grocery outing. I'd made sure to get the ingredients for these blueberry muffins. Grant loves blueberry muffins,...

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It’s started

It’s started

Lockdown started in South Africa at midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020. I decided we should start the day/lockdown deliciously and whipped out a bagel and bacon breakfast. Also coffee, of course, and some few fruit to make sure we don't get scurvy while avoiding the...

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Cadbury’s generosity has taken root

Cadbury’s generosity has taken root

In May 2019 Cadbury Dairy Milk launched The Little Generosity Shop to appeal to south Africans to make a difference in the lives of some of the millions of orphaned and vulnerable children in the country. More than 90 000 donations from this initiative were handed...

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Celebrating spring with NutriBullet

Celebrating spring with NutriBullet

NutriBullet is super versatile. It is one of the best press drops I've received, and as promised, this weekend I used it to blitz some boozed-up slushies. Syllable's Strawberry Rose I love Hendricks Gin. It's definitely in my top three, if not number one. Inspired by...

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