Crush issue 39 is online

Crush issue 39 – The Baking Issue – is online and I dare you not to lick your lips when you look at this cover:
Did a bundt cake ever look so sinfully good?!
The rest of the issue is filled with artisanal bread, beautiful cakes, French baking, mini cakes, articles on local bakeries in SA, beer bread, cooking with vanilla and an easter feast menu. Thank god you cannot get fat reading about food online…

Click here to read the issue in full online for free!

Bayete Zulu – a little piece of African paradise

I visited the beautiful Bayete Zulu Game Reserve a few weeks ago and will be sharing my amazing experience there in a blog post next week.
In the meantime, they have a great special on for the rest of April – their usual rate of R800.00 pppn with elephant interaction worth R400 per person for free.
Bayete Special April 2014

Visit their website for further details.

Whisky Live Showroom at Suncoast

Fancy your tipple?
Consider yourself a connoisseur?
Or you just like a whisky because it’s not-so-fattening!?

Anyway you look at it, this should be a fun event on the 25th & 26th April at Suncoast.
Head to the FNB Whisky Live Showroom, where wisky enthusiasts and beginners who desire a great taste will have the opportunity to pick and choose from some of the world’s finest whiskies.

Book your ticket now to attend the exclusive event and savour some of the world’s most awarded single malt whiskies including Glenfiddich and The Balvenie.
Tickets are R150 online or R170 at the door.

For more information or booking visit the website

Win your Winter Wardrobe from Mr Price!

I went to the Mr Price Winter Edit last week, for a sneak preview of their 2014 winter range, which should be in stores in the next month.
It’s full of on-trend prints and colours and what’s great is there are loads of separates so you can mix and match with your existing wardrobe easily and the pricepoints are crazy low – as always with Mr P! LOVE IT!!!
You have the chance to win a R2500 voucher, from Mr Price, to spruce up your winter wardrobe!
Click click, win win…

Here are some of my instagram snaps from last week’s preview – loving these prints!
Click here to stand a chance to win that voucher for R2500 and they could all be YOURS!


In House Brand Architects latest project – clever corporate revamp

I loved the revamp of the 99c agency in Cape Town so was excited to see that In House Brand Architects have just completed an interior revamp project in Durban too – that of Regent Insurance Brokers in Umhlanga.

The result is atypical insurance company – the space has a personality and strong focus was paid to the way staff work everyday. The design team, led by In House Director Phillip Wyatt, focused on increasing staff morale by providing an appealing work environment. In order to encourage a mix of different functions within the office space, Wyatt incorporated what he refers to as ‘camp sites’ – zones that allow staff to breakaway and meet informally. Workplace efficiency was also a prime concern, with attention paid to providing the correct infrastructure relating to conferencing systems within meeting rooms and boardrooms.

Clever use of colours, materials and finishes make this revamp cut through the usual corporate clutter you’d expect in an insurance firm – it’s great to see cool design ideas working in tandem with functional design – after all, we spend so much time at work, whist it needs to serve a purpose, it should also be fun and encourage productivity!breakawayroomstaffcafeteriasignagemeetingroomdetailfeaturewallceilingdetail

The Coffee Tree in Glenwood

Been meaning to tell you about a cute new coffee spot in Glenwood called The Coffee Tree - it’s from the same team who brought us Corner Cafe and Love Coffee so it’s bound to be successful – but what I’m loving about it even more than the yummy coffee, is the gluten-free sarmies, muffins, breadsticks, quiches, cakes and biscuits they serve AND they’re open 7 days a week!

Open Mon – Fri 6:30am – 5:30pm
Sat & Sun 7:00am – 12pm