Friday, 26 April 2019

KALAHARI OASIS IN THE MIDDLE OF MABALINGWE

Here we are, enjoying our holidays at Mabalingwe Nature Reserve, located 2 hours drive from Johannesburg. The name of Mabalingwe was reshaped from the Tswana words "mabala a nkwe" which means "spots of the leopard". 

This nature reserve has been a pleasant surprise and the perfect destination for our family. I would say a great mixture of fun, nature and love. 
And while we were doing a safari, in the middle of nowhere, we found the Kalahari Oasis: A pub with a very interesting vibe and unique decoration. We loved it! 
Isn't this place so cool? We had beers and our kids were running all over. 
We had a wonderful holiday at Mabalingwe. We will definitely come back. 
On the other hand, how not to love twinning with daughter? She turned two and we are having so much fun with her. 

WE ARE WEARING:

DIANA
Top: Pick N Pay Clothing 
Shorts: Cotton On 
Sneakers: New Balance 

MAITE

Top: Mr. Price 
Shorts: H&M 
Sandals: Shoes Warehouse 








Friday, 5 April 2019

WHAT TO GIVE TO SOMEONE WHO WAS NICE TO YOU?


Being grateful is something that I try to practice on a daily basis. I feel grateful for so many things, but mostly for the wonderful people I have met in this country, and for the solid friendships I have built over the years.

Very recently, I had to say bye to two of those wonderful souls, that I met here,  as they moved to the US. I wanted to say, “Thanks for the friendship”, and give them something really nice.

So, I went to the NetFlorist website having in mind to send them a bouquet of flowers, with a lovely note, but to my surprise, I found that Netflorist has so many gift ideas.
From flowers, plants, home, clothing, food and drink, to jewelry options. They have everything you need for every single occasion such as weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, baby births, engagements, graduations, even apology or just like in my case,  that I wanted to send something nice to say “Thanks!”
After clicking on all their links my mind was just blown away, with all the things I could send them.  So, flowers wasn’t the plan anymore.  I decided to send them something that they could take with them, and that would have more meaning to them.  So, this is what I chose:  
The good thing is that I could personalize it with our initials to make it even more special.

NetFlorist has over 12,000 gifts, 20% of these choices can be personalized which adds a unique, and special touch. In the early 2000’s, NetFlorist was receiving an average of 72 orders per day.  Today, they receive more, or less 2,000 orders daily! Because of the big demand, they have a dedicated night team that will make sure that the ‘Prezzies’, will be ready to go out first thing in the morning.

So the nice thing about the present that I bought for my friends is, that it was delivered to their home so they weren’t expecting it, and it was a really nice surprise for them.

I love scrolling through the NetFlorist website as it gives me so many gifts ideas, that I will send to my friends for future occasions. These are some of my favorites:

I  am even now choosing the present that my husband will receive for ‘Father´s Day’, as I am always late!
Congrats NetFlorist on your 20 year anniversary! And for reminding us with your #20daysofnice campaign, that being nice, and kind to other people is what makes the world a better place to live.


Friday, 1 March 2019

VINTAGE ME

I am the kind of woman who like wearing very exquisite dresses with a touch of vintage style, like this one from Miladys. 


I am wearing: 

Dress: Miladys South Africa 
Bag: H&M 
Sneakers: New Balance - Superbalist 
Shades: Lundun 
Location: Palazzo Hotel Johannesburg 



Friday, 15 February 2019

SAFARI AT KRUGER PARK, ANOTHER BEAUTIFUL EXPERIENCE

The Bush is also one of my favourite places to scape and relax my mind. Last time I visited Kruger was in 2008 when we came with our family from Spain. 
This time, we traveled with friends and our kids which made this trip even more special.  
Our friend Paloma, invited us to spend few days with her family at Mjejane Game Reserve, located in the south of Kruger Park.  There isn't need to caption these pictures, the images say it all. 
These pictures were taken with my phone (Iphone 7 Plus).
I have better pictures that I took with my profesional camera that I will 
share in another post. 
While doing safari, wear the colors of the african bush. I am wearing this top from Miladys perfect for this occasion. 
Definitely Kruger is Kruger and nothing can't beat its landscapes and sunsets. 
 I am wearing: 

Top: Miladys South Africa
Shorts: Woolworts 
Sneakers: New Balances 
Shades: Rayban 
Hat: Panama Hat bought in a local market 
















Thursday, 20 December 2018

A LITTLE BIT MORE OF OUR TRIP TO COLOMBIA

My country boasts an incredibly biodiversity. I couldn´t keep these pictures just for me from our latest trip to Colombia, where we visited the countryside and we enjoyed the exotic and  exuberant nature.
During our stay in Santa Fe de Antioquia, we visit Occidente Bridge which was built in 1895. They took around 8 years to build this bridge, which in the 19th century played a very important role in the development of Antioquia, as it became the connection from the region to the sea. 
The views over the Cauca River are just breathtaking 
We stayed in a beautiful and colonial hotel called Santa Fe Colonial where we had a vey relaxing time. My kids loved running around, playing in the pool and interacting with nature. 
  This was a very special holiday for all of us. My son keeps asking when we will go back to Santa Fe de Antioquia. I wish I can visit Colombia soon to see my family and friends and also to take my kids to this beautiful colonial town. 

See the video of our trip here: