Wednesday, June 30, 2010
i was asked if i'd like to photograph my home for a magazine last week, while i was away. obviously i accepted the huge honour with open arms, which were filled with doughnuts, gin and slinkies at the time, so i dropped them. my friends came round and were my slaves for the day, as they helped style and even sew things in an attempt to make my place look habitable. it took me 8 hours non stop to photograph. i have a new found respect for glossy mag photographers and stylists and will now cackle everytime i see an 'open house tour' in a magazine, as i have more of an incling into what goes into it (including borrowing things and stealing flowers and such). i'm so excited - it really is a girly dream come true to have your house featured in a magazine. it's still a secret which magazine casa beatnik might be in, but i'll whisper it to you as soon as i'm able.
i've compiled a mood board of homes filled with old vintage finds, hand-me-downs, kist treasures and thrifted goodness to inspire you find the beauty in old things for your home. images from we heart it & design is mine.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
i'd jump through hoops to collect a bunch of lauren's beautiful hoop creations that she keeps making with the grace of a gazelle. i adore her recent hoops which incorporate 4 parts whimsy and 1 part slang :) you can order your own by emailing her on firstname.lastname@example.org
remember that we're still giving away these beautiful ceramics with orders of over r550, placed directly though me! so don't hesitate - take a look at all the gorgeous goodies available in the online shop and place your order by mailing me at email@example.com.
my friends and i went wine tasting in the hemel and aarde valley near hermanus last weekend, making a planned lunch stop at la vierge. i'd been planning a longer visit to this exquisitely positioned winery ever since writing about it a few months ago and after sampling many of the delicious wines on offer at the hermanuspietersfontein market, we crawled up the valley road towards our destination. set amongst the vineyards viewed through floor-to-ceiling glass windows, the restaurant at la vierge offers a winning combination of nouveau cuisine, delicate wines and a mesmerising setting.
Monday, June 28, 2010
Sunday, June 27, 2010
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
my friend laura and i decided to drive to grahamstown for the arts festival, upon a whim over breakfast on sunday morning. we drove until almost 11pm before we reached our accommodation which is at an old jail that has been converted into a backpacker. we sleep in a little jail cell on lock down every evening! we've watched 2 shows so far, including my cousin's husband's brilliant dance comedy named, 'Big Boys don't Dance,' which received a standing ovation.
Friday, June 18, 2010
the miss texas 1977 gig last night at speedways was entrancing and magical. i was so proud of lauren when she surprised us all and sang some songs with the band as one of their special guests for the evening. eventually the band jammed with 5 extra friends on drums, keyboards, vocals, guitar and bass. lauren also made the monochramatic garlands strung across the stage, because she's giving like that.
Thursday, June 17, 2010
miss texas 1977 and friends are playing at speedways tonight. i received this email from them and had a laugh: Get your butt down to Speedways to check this unique gig featuring many amazing friends (Abbey Hatcher, Lauren Fowler, Simon van Gend, Joshua Grierson, Ross Campbell) joining in with their voices, body parts and musical appendages. We end the night as a seven piece band committing musical hedonism ! Wear sunglasses so we don't have to see you crying with so many feelings of love and drunkenness.
Monday, June 14, 2010
i've been gathering inspiring beatnik images of rumbly tumbly vintagey interiors created by people who don't have enough money, nor the desire to employ decorators and to buy expensive 3 piece suites but rather find beauty in mismatching objects found at markets and borrowed from friends and family.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
my friend lauren posted a link on facebook last week to a website with the ugliest tats ever and it had me in stitches. if i ever had to get a tattoo, it would be whimsical like these. images taken from 'i heart it.'