Read part 1 for an explanation behind this photo series set in my former apartment. All pics in this final part 2 are by Danielle Olivier except for my 2 cellphone pics (the mailboxes and my leggies).
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I am by nature, a sentimental person. And I spend more time at home than the average person given that I am self-employed; my living space is both home and office. So when I found out last year that the beautiful, large and ridiculously cheap art deco apartment I’d spent close to 3 years living in, along with 2 awesome flatmates, was set to be demolished for redevelopment in the first half of 2017, I knew I wanted something more to remember it by than a bunch of blurry cellphone pics of our various housewarming and house-cooling parties (the middle bedroom was something of a revolving door, seeing 4 different flatmates come and go over 3 years, each warranted a party, naturally). I also thought the building deserved to be immortalized; so filled with character, sunny charm and gentle rust from decades of sea air. It’s name was Mon Reve, French for “My Dream” [Read more…]
In my previous post I lamented the total lack of a Cape Town autumn this year as I’m heading for London on Sunday. But we did get a few cooler days this past month and let’s be honest, the Great British Summer doesn’t actually begin until mid-July so I will have a little reprieve from the heat and the opportunity to wear layered clothes and beloved boots. [Read more…]
Down at the Southern tip of Africa we’ve been having an extended Summer. Not the quaint kind, but more like the “ok knock it off now this isn’t funny anymore” kind. Exhibit A- the hottest month of the “summer season” appeared to be April, aka the 2nd month of Autumn. Exhibit B- We are now half way through May, technically supposed to be Winter and it was 30C degrees on Sunday, 28 on Monday. I’m probably going to go to the beach this weekend. Global Warming is real, fam (I wish I could show that to a certain foreign president, in addition to my middle finger). Autumn and the cool, mild weather it brings is usually my favourite season, I’m heading straight to a second round of Summer in the UK soon and Cape Town is suffering a severe drought & water shortage. All this is making me irritable AF every time I step out into another sweaty, baking day. But I may as well accept the fact that I’ll just have to continue donning skirts and dresses and carry on shaving my legs for the rest of 2017 and make the most of endless Summer fashion…