Happy Easter

Easter has always been special for my family. As pastor’s kids the spiritual meaning has a strong emphasis in our celebrations. It was my beloved late father’s favourite holiday. He’d get up early and toast hot cross buns and the aromatic smell would fill the house. He was always so happy over Easter. I remember Easter Egg hunts with clues that would lead us all over the house and garden. I still get excited when I see the first few arriving in the shops, which these days is normally the day after Valentine’s Day. 

This year we are going to do something a little different but majorly exciting. We are jetting off on holiday for a much need break. I am feeling very blessed right now.

Have a blessed Easter everyone x

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— Emily

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easter crafts

For Easter this year we’re going to be visiting my sister and her family in Durban. I am too excited! And since my sister is an art teacher and the most creative person I know, perhaps I can convince her to help me and the littles out with some of these crafts…

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1. Miffy-inspired Tote 2. Bunny Ear Bags 3. Easter Masks 4. Bunny Ears

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PS: If you buy a Lindt milk chocolate gold bunny this easter, you could stand in line win a delicious chocolate hamper and the grand prize of a magical family cruise. Simply submit the code in your Lindt bunny sticker (you have until 20 April!). Visit Gold Bunny for all the info. 

— Liza

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emma watson on a winning style streak

Forget the obnoxious know-it-all attitude and the scary Hermione hair, Emma Watson has proved she’s more than just a wizard’s BF. This young lady, at just 23, is top of the class when it comes to red-carpet style. Love, love, love.

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At the Golden Globes in Christian Dior and the Academy Awards in Vera Wang

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Wearing Theysken’s Theory at a Golden Globes after party, and Ralph Lauren Collection at the London premiere of Noah

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At the Noah premiere in Madrid wearing J Mendel and in Berlin wearing Wes Gordon

— Liza

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nice knits

We are delighted that the sunshine is back, we weren’t quite ready for all that rain just yet. But it did get us thinking about our winter wardrobes, hence Emily’s post yesterday. We always seem to wake up late when it comes to transitional season dressing – it just doesn’t feel right buying thick, woolly jerseys when you’re dressed in a summer frock and dying of heat. But we’re actually quite excited to get our paws on this season’s new knitwear. There seems to be a lot more variety… colours, polka-dots, textures, ribbing, quilting, prints.

These are just some of the beautiful knits available at Poetry and Old Khaki this season.

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From top to bottom: Poetry polka-dot jersey; Old Khaki grape cardigan; Rare Earth oatmeal pullover; Old Khaki quilted sweater

— Liza

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what are you wearing this winter?

I’ve always struggled with my winter wardrobe. Working from home it’s so easy to just stay in your dressing gown all morning and then you’re just too cold to bother looking nice, so it’s the same old thing day in day out.

*shudder*

I am dreading it if I’m honest. There is something so desolate about Cape Town in the winter… the houses are not geared up for it and neither are we, but this year I’m going to prepare myself with a few key looks that will make me want to get dressed in the morning (as opposed to halfway through the afternoon).

What are your key looks for winter?

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Bohemian patterns

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Oversized coat

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Printed pants

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Textured knits

Stripes

Stripes, stripes and more stripes

— Emily

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“A portrait of our children, once a week, every week, in 2014″

Willow: At Earth Fair Market, after being told she cannot have an ice cream and a cake pop
James: Possibly my favourite photo ever. Splashing in nanny’s fountain
Bailey: Trying on winter coats
Robert: Chewing on pork rib bones – he’s 14 months tomorrow and he has 14 teeth 

— Liza

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