All posts tagged: South Africa

Africa Inspired

Africa Inspired

It’s already a year ago that I was living in Cape Town (time really flies!), but I still keep myself updated of the South African fashion and design scene. Just because they really are innovative and creative. Like the brand Africa Inspired where you can buy 100% cotton, locally produced babygrows. Founded by Lyndall McCarthy, an illustrator and

Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren

I’m already two months back from my stay in Cape Town, but there are still some gems which I want to share with you. One of these gems is winelands farm Babylonstoren. Situated just a 45-minute drive east of Cape Town (between Franschhoek and Paarl), you will find this Old Dutch farm. Babylonstoren – named

My Style Tour #3

My Style Tour #3

May I present to you: the 3rd part of the #MyStyleTour series in collaboration with Philips! In the kick off campaign video you saw me packing and preparing at home in the Netherlands for Cape Town. In the second video I visited the design and fashion highlights of Cape Town. In this third video you’ll see me discovering the food and coffee culture in

Top 5 Cape Town Coffee Bars

Top 5 Cape Town Coffee Bars

After 3 months of tasting around it’s not difficult for me to make my personal top 5 of Coffee Bars in Cape Town. Living in or going to Cape Town? Be sure to stop by one of these coffee hotspots: 1) Bread Milk and Honey Open from Monday to Friday from 7am – 4pm, offering

Back to reality

Back to reality

And that was the end… the end of my 3 month stay in Cape Town…. Wow, that went fast. Too fast! Last Saturday I arrived back on Dutch ground and well, that was a cold encounter. Miss the beautiful weather, nature and people I’ve met already. My 3 months in Cape Town consisted of a

South African Braids

South African Braids

The Cut, New York Magazine’s fashion blog, is sending photographers around the world for their Global Beauty Week, to find out what makes the women of one city look dinstinctive from another. Because in the end, are there any beauty trends? Is it really that French women have the best and most bedhead…? For their

Postcard Happiness

Postcard Happiness

I like sending postcards, of course also receiving them, but especially sending them. Call me old fashioned, but with sending a postcard you not only give someone a nice card but also something very personal. That’s why I really like the website of Cape Town based Tatjana Buisson. Tatjana is a graphic designer/ illustrator/ photographer/ adventurer/

Go go camping!

Go go camping!

When I was young we went camping every year. With a caravan (yes, how typical Dutch…) and a little tent in which my sister and I slept. Most of the time we went to Italy, not to lake Garda or some other turistic area, but to nice real Italian campsites a little deeper into Italy.

My Style Tour #2

My Style Tour #2

There it is my second #MyStyleTour film in collaboration with Philips! In the kick off campaign video you could see me packing and preparing at home in the Netherlands for Cape Town. In this next video you see me doing my morning fix and then visiting some of the design and fashion highlights of Cape Town. Because one of

Skateboarding is a ‘crime’

Skateboarding is a ‘crime’

So much creativity here in Cape Town; there hasn’t been one day that I didn’t discover or stumbled upon a new cool project/designer. One of them is Cape Town based Gerhard Human. I saw his work in the shop Fabricate (also highly recommended!) and immediately liked it. His illustrations has that kind of ‘Gorillaz‘-feeling which I

[VIDEO] Catch it if you can!

[VIDEO] Catch it if you can!

Little fun, in-between teaser until my second #MyStyleTour film will be online… Moving around (and discovering) Cape Town while throwing a frisbee. Catch it if you can!  

C’est le week-end!

C’est le week-end!

From design fair to (horseback) safari and spotting some amazing wild animals to the hottest day ever (42 degrees) to the launch of my first #MyStyleTour film (from a series of 4) in collaboration with Philips… You can definitely say it has been quite a week! You can find a short recap in pictures beneath.