I do love a good gin – even better if it’s a locally made craft Gin! And, given all the alcohol bans, it’s now more important than ever to support these small businesses. So, I got very excited when Still-Oaky Distillery – a boutique craft distillery owned and managed by husband and wife team Fanie … Continue Reading

I’m just going to come out and admit I’m a box wine drinker. And, there is absolutely nothing wrong with it! Yes, I do still buy bottled wine on the regular, but I always have a box of wine in storage – and lockdown (with the alcohol restriction that came with it) only served to … Continue Reading

Protea Wines recently sent me 3 of their everyday drinking wines. Aside from being excellent value for money at R75 each for the Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc & Chardonnay; it was heartwarming to learn that Protea wines are made in the spirit of sustainability – the brands motto being Reduce, Reuse & Recycle. You can … Continue Reading

Okay, I’m going to come straight out and say that I’ve always been a bit skeptical of collagen drinking formulas! So, when FUTURELIFE asked me to trial their new BEAUTI FOOD for a month and report back I couldn’t resist the challenge. FUTURELIFE BEAUTI FOOD claims to reduce wrinkles in 28 days, improve skin elasticity and … Continue Reading

 SuzelleDIY and UCOOK have announced an exciting collaboration, making dinner time easy, creative and delicious. During the month of May, UCOOK will feature a line-up of SuzelleDIY recipes as part of their weekly dinner-kit delivery service. On Friday last week, I got the opportunity to cook one of these easy recipes for SuzelleDIY herself! I … Continue Reading

Meet Momo – our new puppy! I’m an animal lover through and through. I grew up surrounded by dogs, cats, birds, hamsters, even silkworms (they escaped, but that’s a story for another day.) I believe growing up with and respecting animals makes for happier, more compassionate children. When my daughter Miyo was born, both my … Continue Reading

I was recently sent the new Hug in a Mug Cinnamon Bun Cappuccino (R42.95 for a box of 10 sachets) to review.  Now, one of my favourite treats is a good old cinnamon bun. It brings back memories of walking home from school with my granny when I was a wee girl, about four years … Continue Reading

It was world water day last week Tuesday, the 22 March. I was asked to take part in the 1 Day 10 Liters challenge which formed part of the global Giorgio Armani “Acqua for Life” initiative. This campaign, spearheaded in partnership with Green Cross globally, aims to raise awareness on water related issues. Every year, since … Continue Reading