• Of cooked flesh and beautiful eats.

    I know. Sounds a bit rough, huh? But actually I’m just referring to Charcuterie. “Char-ka-wha?,” you ask?…. Charcuterie. French for cooked flesh. Ok, enough. It’s a plate (or a board if you want to be technical) of cooked meats….hams, sausages, pates, confits, etc. And it’s my latest vibe. There’s nothing more delicious than a charcuterie board (I cheat and add cheeses and fresh fruit), an easy-drinking cabernet and a crusty loaf to pass time on a cold and rainy Sunday afternoon in front of the fire. The Cowboy loves it. It’s sooo easy to put together and pretty food is oddly satisfying, isn’t it? So, here’s how you do it:…

  • I’ve always wanted a Cowboy … in a bag ;)

    Love the COWBOYSBAG label recently launched in South Africa by Label Orange – the agent for Dutch brands in South Africa.  The signature COWBOYSBAG, “The Bag” (gotta’ love the Dutch for their simplicity), is gorgeous soft leather with loads of room to spare for keys, iPad, notebook, cosmetic purse, etc. But I’ve already decided that “The Bolton” is going to be my next investment bag. I have so much love for the Sky Blue Bolton. “The Bag” is actually their first and bestselling bag and has two compartments on the front and comes in every colour imaginable. I love the size. I can Mary Poppins the hell out of this bag. Although…

  • Ole! The Maria Lopez Collection is here

    High ceilings, exquisite chandeliers, antiques from Europe, sparkling wine and tasty canapés set the scene for the Cape Town launch of a spanish shoe collection. Women and shoes? Why the obsession…because it is an obsession. I thought about this again last night as I came back from attending the launch of the Maria Lopez Collection at Delos Antiques – probably one of Cape Town’s most beautiful venues. The Maria Lopez Collection is beautiful – elegant pumps, feminine wedges and, my personal favourite, the dramatic signature Marie Lopez stiletto which features gorgeous jewel colours and textured brocade and satin. I spoke to Spanish shoe designer, Maria Lopez who flew in from…