What a year it has been, with so much change and turmoil. I am happy to report, however, that something good has come out of 2020! We are thrilled to announce the launch of the Inspired Living SA shop! To give you a bit of a backstory – during our national lockdown, my daughter, Ally and I decided to get creative and started making scented candles. This project has since blossomed and has resulted in us creating an online home decor shop.[Read more…]
If you are looking for winter meal ideas, my Lamb Stew Recipe is melt-in-the-mouth delicious, and pairs exceptionally well with a full-bodied red wine. Growing up, Lamb Stew was a firm favourite in our household and the aroma that fills our home when I am cooking it, brings back wonderful childhood memories.[Read more…]
With so many of us living in isolation since the middle of March, cabin fever has truly set in. Everyone I have spoken to is chomping at the bit to get out into the big wide world and explore! It is going to feel incredible to once again enjoy many of our Top Cape Town Attractions. I cannot wait to walk on the beach or eat out at one of our world-renowned restaurants.[Read more…]
Making the decision to buy property and finally owning your first home is an exhilarating time in your life. Being a first-time homeowner, while thrilling, can also be daunting. I find this especially true when you take those first steps in making the place your own, which is why a few smart decor tips can come in very handy.[Read more…]
It is amazing how one’s tastes evolve as you get older, especially when it comes to travel. Maybe it is because of age, but as much as I love a beach holiday, there is something even more magical about a remote bush safari. A stay at Gondwana Family Lodge, at Sanbona Wildlife Reserve, saw us experiencing our second safari for 2018. This time, however, as a family.[Read more…]
Over the past few months have been sipping my way through some fantastic South African Rosé Wines. Tough job I know! I am now excited to share my Top 10 South African Rosé Wines with you.[Read more…]
A feature I wrote on the Top 10 Hotels in South Africa, was very well received, which gave me the idea of creating something similar for the individual cities in SA. I am starting with the Top 10 Hotels in Cape Town, which includes Southern Suburbs and Atlantic Seaboard.
The frightening thing about ageing is how it sneaks up on you! Most days I don’t feel my age, which is a tad over forty but we won’t go into specifics. I guess still feeling youthful is a good thing, but ageing is nevertheless a reality. The natural process of getting older brings with it a few not very pleasing attributes. Some I have learnt to accept gracefully, others not so much. One of the things which I have battled with the most is how my body has changed over the last few years! Lack of muscle tone and difficulty losing weight, have been two of the most challenging things to accept, especially with the impact they have on maintaining Body Confidence!