Dermaquest bridal beauty 101

Oct 24, 2014 Tags: ,
Dermaquest bridal beauty 101
You may be frantically focusing on seating charts and save-the-dates, but as the clock ticks down towards the big day there’s no need to stress about how to make your skin a priority. Dermaquest Skin Therapy has products for getting your skin glowing for your walk down the aisle – tried and tested on Tanya Velimirovic, Head trainer at Dermaquest, for her own wedding!     ‘Skin treatments should be initiated well in advance, about two months before the wedding, so that the aesthetician gets enough time to provide a... Read More

Crème Brûlée recipe

Oct 23, 2014 Tags:
Crème Brûlée recipe
Since the 17th Century, Crème Brûlée was known by this name and literally means, “Burnt cream”. Although it is still made from the same recipe family as the Crème Caramel, the difference between the two custard base desserts is the topping. Caramel is served with caramel syrup and the Crème Brûlée recipe with a caramelised hard crust.   Here is the traditional French Crème Brûlée recipe I got to know when we were still foodie students. I’ve added some rose or orange flower water to the ingredients but this can be removed... Read More

Perfect Parties {Book review}

Oct 21, 2014 Tags: , ,
Perfect Parties {Book review}
When I was asked to review the book ‘Perfect Parties‘ I had no idea what to expect. Most of the books on entertaining I have read either focusses on the décor aspect, or the recipes. This book however covers it all! The book literally includes décor ideas, with gorgeous images, menu options, recipes, to-do lists and check-lists for a variety of special occasions.     About the Author: Originally an economist, Janet Kohler decided to follow her heart and train as a cordon bleu cook, but now as a stay-at-home mother of... Read More

‘Pad na jou hart’ engagement shoot

Oct 20, 2014 Tags:
'Pad na jou hart' engagement shoot
There has been quite a few Afrikaans movie releases over the past year or two, one such movie was the ‘Pad na jou hart‘ film that opened on valentines day this year. The film tells the story of a Basson, who has five days to make it to his father’s funeral in Cape Town, but needs to complete certain tasks on this trip before he can call the family company his own. His only chance to make it on time is to get a lift from the beautiful, free-spirited bohemian girl, Amory.   On the road called life, it is inevitable that you... Read More

Wedding Chair & Paddle Signs {Printable}

Oct 17, 2014 Tags: , ,
Wedding Chair & Paddle Signs {Printable}
by Coleen van Heese from Lieflingkind Design   What’s not to love about October? The weather is perfect & the flowers are in full bloom. We had the privilege of photographing this delightful DIY at Cheerio Gardens during the Spring Festival in Magoebaskloof, which is breathtaking at this time of the year. This was also the inspiration behind the styling – we played around with the natural & overstated floral style which seems to be trending right now & really fell in love with the results.     With... Read More

Orange treats recipes from Boeresjiek

Oct 16, 2014 Tags: ,
Orange treats recipes from Boeresjiek
Nicky Brecher, winner of the 2012 ‘Toptientuiskokke’ competition recently released her own cookbook – Boeresjiek. this book is packed with a variety of recipes ranging from sweet things to full meals. Although she cannot pinpoint where her love for cooking originated you can see through the recipe that this is a true passion. Photographer, Amanda Boonzaaier took the lovilee images of some new recipes that Nicky, the author of the book created.     Pongola Valley, where Nicky stays, is known for it’s sugar... Read More

Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat themed kids party

Oct 15, 2014 Tags: ,
Dr Seuss Cat in the Hat themed kids party
If you’ve never read a Dr Seuss book, you need to find one right now! They are such great books for kids and even better for a birthday celebration. Mommy, Candice Siege, opted for a Cat in The Hat themed first birthday party for little Daniel and it was just tooo lovilee! Tracey Kelsey was there to capture these precious memories!     About the celebrations as told by Candice We celebrated Daniel’s birthday monthly for the 1st 12 months and I photographed him at home. It was thus only fair to throw a major bash for the last... Read More

Woodland creatures {inspiration board}

Oct 14, 2014 Tags:
Woodland creatures {inspiration board}
When we posted the before & after bedroom with the fox theme that Lerika de Vaal did for her little one, it got me thinking about some other Woodland creatures. Will fall in the US, this has become a very popular theme. So here with my favourite finds available either locally or on-line.     Product / Image credits: Fox print cushion available in a variety of colours from Zana Products Rusty the fox plasters available from Heart&Home Fox family greeting card available from Little Rabbit Owl ‘My Pet’ case... Read More

Spring Blossom family shoot

Oct 13, 2014 Tags:
Spring Blossom family shoot
“Love, Spring, Family, Blossoms… Anél Nortier Photography submitted this lovilee family shoot with a breathtaking pink blossom backdrop. The family resides a farm, Molenrivier in the Koue Bokkeveld just outside Ceres. The perfect setting for the shoot.     How cute are these bubble jars, bought at Scrabbles, a scrap-booking shop in... Read More

 


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