Restaurant review: Chinchilla rooftop cafe and bar in Camps Bay

Two weekends ago it was the most beautiful day in Cape Town so being invited to experience lunch at Chinchilla was fabulous as their deck serves up the most gorgeous views of Camps Bay. My friend Tracy and I spent the afternoon chilling in a comfy cushion-bedecked area and can report that their frozen margaritas […]

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Review: LJH Tea Tree 90 Essence from K-Beauty Africa (kbeauty.co.za)

Last week I chatted about Thursday Plantation tea tree cream, a cheap and cheerful multi-tasking tea tree oil-infused lotion that I mostly use for calming inflammation. Tea Tree 90 Essence (R440, K-Beauty Africa*), however, does much the same but, from a sensory point of view, it’s a zillion times more pleasant to use and its […]

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Cape Town’s got a classy new night club called TAU in De Waterkant

I don’t really go to the opening’s of night clubs these days. I did too much of that back in the day and now that I’m old and gross I like to spend my Friday’s eating out with friends or, better yet, watching crap on my laptop in bed. Still, I had to go check […]

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Reviews: Filorga Oxygen Peel re-oxygenating micro-peeling lotion, SIX Brightening enzyme peel and Team Dr Joseph fruit acid peel

I know the first question I’ll be asked when I hit publish is ‘what is your favourite exfoliant?’ so let’s knock that out right here. I’m big on exfoliation and am locked in a long-term love affair with Dermalogica’s microfoliant. Yes, I know. It’s super expensive and very easy to extol its wonders when you’re being given it […]

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I have a new #budgetbeauty staple and it’s Thursday Plantation Tea Tree cream (And no, this isn’t sponsored. Please f*ck off.)

I’ve been relying on anti-bacterial, anti-fungal tea tree oil as a bit of a cure-all for years now. Mosquito bites? Tea tree oil… minor graze? Tea tree oil… Crazy slow download speeds? Tea tree oil… Auto-correct insisting you want to write ‘ducking’? Tea tree oil… People who stand right on top of you in a […]

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I shared some water-wise beauty tips with Cape Talk. Missed it? Here’s the podcast

I popped into Cape Talk’s studio’s the other day to chat with kiff chick Pippa Hudson about water-saving beauty tips. If you didn’t catch it you’ll find the pod cast over here. I really enjoyed chatting to Pippa. She’s a brilliant ‘people’s person’ and makes you feel like you’re chatting with a friend as opposed […]

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Fragrance reviews: Stella McCartney Stella Peony, Salvatore Ferragamo Signoria Misteriosa, Versace Bright Crystal Absolu, Hugo Boss Boss The Scent Intense For Her Parfum Edition and DKNY Nectar Love

It’s that time again and you know the drill so let’s just jump right in! Remember Stella in Two Peony? It was a sad day when that pretty, ultra wearable scent left South African shores but now it’s back in the form of Stella McCartney Stella Peony EDT (R740 for 30ml, R1 015 for 50ml […]

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