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a piz buin summer

The first Monday of the school holidays was like, way hot. I had just received some lovely Piz Buin products (my all time favourite sun protection) and I got a spontaneous urge to close up my laptop and take my kids down to the beach. So I did…

I envisioned us on a blanket with buckets and spades, building castles and enjoying the sun and the beautiful surrounds. What I got however was a nasty taste of reality – never go to the beach on the first hot day of the school holidays! It was packed, there were roadworks so it took ages to get there, there was no parking and I realised that I was going to have to be a bit more strategic when it came to fun in the sun this holiday.

Happily my sis-in-law messaged to say she was taking the kids to the river in Bishops Court. It’s a gorgeous little bubbling brook hidden away from the bustle of the city and so I did an immediate u-turn and headed there. It was idyllic. The kids searched for river crabs and skimmed stones, while the babies wandered around in nothing but their Havaianas and loads of Piz Buin to protect them from the sun.

What a city we live in!








— Emily


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travel light

Today in exactly one month I will be running around packing and planning for 10 days at Le Cannonier in Mauritius. Please feel free to hate me for one minute, but no longer!

My head is already spinning at the thought of packing and flying with Willow and Jimmy. My two biggest concerns right now – apart from the fact that Her Majesty’s Passport Office still haven’t returned my renewed passport – is how will we remember everything, and how will we make a dignified transition from airplane to airport to shuttle at 9pm with two sleeping babies and a million bags?

My answer is to travel light. Kids come with their own piles of baggage, so I will pack nothing but swimwear and diaphanous wraps. However, packing light is an art and although nappies and bottles, a stroller and small people’s entertainment along with the inevitable Tigger, bunny and frog (aka thog) are non-negotiables, my luggage can be streamlined.

Here are my 7 non-negotiables…


1. No holiday by the sea is complete without a chic Breton striped tee a’la Mademoiselle Chanel.
2. Minimal make-up but I still want to look presentable. A reliable waterproof mascara is just the thing.
3. My favourite novel. I’ve read it 3 times and could read it 3 more.
4. A beautiful, plain black full piece. After 2 babies in 2 years I’m opting for modest and classic!
5. I’ve never owned a bottle of Chanel No 5. A holiday in Mauritius is the perfect opportunity to splash out.
6. Classic sunnies are a must-have.
7. Lashings of Piz Buin to protect my pasty English skin.

— Emily


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day 8: piz buin hampers worth R900 each / closed

It’s summer! And that means sunshine, sea and, of course, sunscreen 🙂 We are obsessed with the new Wet Skin Transparent Sun Spray from Piz Buin – spray directly onto wet skin after a swim and you’re instantly protected. Two lucky readers stand the chance to win Piz Buin hampers worth R900 each. You’ll be set for summer!

Want to win a Piz Buin hamper? Simply comment on this post or tweet about this giveaway, copying @the_iheartgirls and with the hashtag #iheartchristmas.

See here for the rules on our I Heart Christmas giveaways. And like our Facebook page here to keep up to date with all our news!

Good luck

— Liza

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