I wish I could say I did this look post in the streets of Santorini, oh how I dream of a girls holiday to Greece. Non the less I did have loads of FUN in the cobbled streets of Kalkbay shooting with Tegan. Channeling my inner Grecian goddess with one of my all time favorite summer trends – The off the shoulder top. Get ready to bare those shoulders ladies, cause I’m all about shrugging off the winter blues and inviting summer with open arms or should I say open shoulders? I was always very skeptical about this trend, as I had an issue with my shoulders and felt I couldn’t pull it off due to being voluptuous. However I find that if you opt for a top that has straps, it’s way more flattering as this allows for the top to fall naturally off your shoulders, and NOT creep up and make you look frumpy.
What I’m wearing:
Off the shoulder Top – Foschini
Leggings – Cotton On
Heels – Woolworths
Clutch – Forever 21
Lipstick – Media by MAC
Photography by – Tegan Smith Photography
With summer peeking in Cape Town, I wanted to share my list of local hidden gems to do in our beautiful Mother City. This is not the type of list you’d find on a tourist website. This list probably says more about myself as a person than anything else.
I work for a Tour Operator so I’ve had the pleasure of visiting most of South Africa. However even though these places are different and beautiful in their own way, there will never be a place that quite measures up to Cape Town. I have lived here my entire life and couldn’t think of calling anywhere else home.
Known as the holiday city, with sweeping mountain views, majestic blue beaches and not to forget the lush green vineyards that surround us. So why not explore what your city has to offer?
Summer in Cape Town can be the ultimate holiday if you spend your days like a true Capetonian.
Here is my list of top things to do in Cape Town on a good summers day. I have narrowed it down to my top 6. Click on “more info” to find out more.
- Root 44 Market – This is the PERFECT day outing for all the foodies out there! This market is made up of several food stalls that stock only the best of the best! If you’re anything like me, and your still on the hunt for the best spring rolls in town? Look no further (TRUST ME)! Prices are reasonable and portions are very much filling. Spend the day sipping on a glass of wine or a craft beer, indulge in gourmet food and homemade ice cream all while listening to the sweet sounds of the live band outside under the trees. More Info
- Oranjezicht City Farm Market at Granger Bay – This is the perfect place to meet up with your friends for an early morning coffee and organic breakfast, all while you shop around for fresh produce that’s locally grown. Think Almond milk, chocolate brownies, ice coffees and freshly baked bread. Not to mention the beautiful flower arrangements on sale. More Info
- Shimmy Beach – Submerged Sundays – After a relaxing fun filled day at the beach, head down to Shimmy on a Sunday to enjoy one of Cape Towns best local duo; Gold Fish offering you the bests beats to get your feet moving. Sip on yummy cocktails and don’t forget to take a few good selfies with your ladies. The views over the ocean are a major plus. More Info
- Wine tasting at Steenberg Wine Farm – I have been to many places far and wide for wine tasting and have never enjoyed my experience more than I did at Steenberg. Tastings range from about R40.00 to R60.00 per person. The tastings happen right next to the famous Bistro1682 so be prepared to be taken in by the yummy scents traveling across the venue. More Info
- Breakfast at The Chart Farm – After spring has sprung and the roses are in full bloom in every color imaginable. Enjoy a true farm style breakfast with majestic views over the mountains. After breakfast go forth and pick some of your own roses. You can also enjoy some fresh farm produce from the Chart Farm Stall. More Info
- Brass Bell – Lunch, dinner or cocktails – Lunch and a view, if you haven’t already noticed I am all about the view! Cape Town is surrounded by beautiful blue seas, so why not enjoy some good grub and drinks while watching the waves crash against the rocks. More Info
If you have your own list of things to do in Cape Town, please do share them in the comments below, or send me a mail.