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Home is where the art is.

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A little sneak peak into my humble abode…

Y’know, because I have no skaam in publishing my life on the internet.

Some of you may remember this post, where I excitedly announced that I’d be moving into my very own spot. Well, said spot is finally coming together and I thought I’d share the progress. There’s still so much more I want to do, but y’know, cash money, so I have to be patient. 

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Being my first young-professional-flat, it’s been a process of acquiring old family furniture (see Kitkat couch), hand-making my own decor, getting the odd new piece and making it all work together. I managed to tick off the Persian rugs, black accents and framed pictures on the checklist from my decor post, but the leafy plants that don’t die wasn’t a possible feat. 

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It’s still a major work in progress, but I’ve loved having my own space. Record evenings, tea on the balcony, hour-long baths. It’s been bliss. 

I highly recommend it. 

Lounge

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Kitchen


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Bathroom

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Bedroom


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Thanks for visiting, it was lovely to have you over. xx

STOP.Hammer time!

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I ordered the sweetest floral bomber jacket from Lambley – this rad online thrift store ,run by a darling called Tarryn. I can’t express how impressed I was by how quick the delivery time was and what good condition the jacket is in. Seriously, if you’re looking for some unique fashion inspiration, you need to check out the Facebook page for this girl.She has the best taste and you can rest assured knowing that you’re getting good quality ,original finds.

Here is me,looking 80’s fabulous in my jacket,a lot cheaper than the ones trending from Balenciaga at the moment. Thanks Glossary Lauren for the pics during our lunch break at work.You’re the best boss lady a gal could ever ask for. 

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Antiques

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Naughty Nineties Antiques on Churchill Street in Windermere,but be the quaintest and quirkiest gosh-darn place this side of Durban.

When I informed my friends that I would be working in  Churchill, each one of them got more excited that I could practically eat here everyday, than the fact that I had finally gotten a job. And after investigating- I understood why!

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Tucked away in a little side street house,Antiques is the perfect spot to grab some comfort  food. A hot chocolate or a potted muffin- all fresh,quick and tasty. This little place is decorated with everything that is kitsch and cool. Mismatched sari’s as curtains, revamped furniture, plates and cups of every size and color as well as hand picked ornaments from a time gone by.

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The staff are as sugary sweet as the cafe’ and  you better be sure to book on a rainy lunch time as this tiny place gets rather packed! Even more wonderful than the old Coca Cola fridge, is that a florist and decor shop are attached for those of you who will want to return home and convert your homes into the beautiful chaos that themes Antiques.

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91 Churchill Road, Berea, KwaZulu Natal

Mon – Fri 8am – 4:30pm, Sat: 8am – 2:30pm, Sun: Closed

+27 (0)31 303 5959

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Retro, Let’s Go! Durban’s vintage festival

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This past Saturday was Durban’s very own and very first,vintage festival.

Micaela De Freitas was the brainchild behind this operation and I watched her meticulously plan and prep for this event, through all her social media updates.By the time we actually met at the market,I felt like we were old friends. Her attention to detail to make this a completely unique event, was awe-inspiring. The emails she sent out to the media were even written in 1950’s slang, which made me even more excited to get into theme!

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The Facebook page featured daily posts, inspiring readers about the dress,music and feel of the 1950’s era. It was this care and time that got the whole of Durban interested in this relatively small market at the DLI Hall. And yet somehow this “little market” got 500 people interested and the event turned out a huge success. Each stall was carefully selected to keep in line with the theme. Fresh lemonade, music played from a record player and vintage clothing made you instantly feel as though you’d stepped back into a time gone by.

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Not only could you by retro clothing and jewelry or vintage records and antiques, but ladies could also get their hair and make up did by  professionals,in true 1950’s style. Red lips and pined up hair for all!

I was so impressed by the detail and overall vibe of the market. I can only imagine that the 50’s dance that night,was an even bigger success.It was also wonderful to see Durban get into theme and rally together for such an impressive attendance. 

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Well done Micaela, your hard work,originality and passion most definitely paid off!

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