Category Archives: Beauty

Rabbit in the Moon

Now here is a glimpse of a lovely venue – Rabbit in the Moon

Oxford Manor, Shop No. 5
198 Oxford Road
Illovo

The food is devine, the staff are spectacular (the owner even offered to let me sit in his vintage Mercedes-Benz named Morris) and the decor is out of this world.

 

Ha’pea-ness

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The Cock

 

I have a wee fascination with signage and logos (I know one day I will create a wine and label just for fun – and to drink of course), so here is a little something that I found inspiring and rather cheeky too.

 

This particular sign post comes from Clarens.  It’s for a restaurant called  ‘Roterbahn’.

I’ve heard that the eisbein there is a real must.

Impressive size, yes?

The 'Roterbahn' proud cock on a pole

See all the little cut outs of German folk of yesteryear lined up along the post.

Pure loveliness makes for a Happy Pea!

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Textures from Royal Elephant Hotel in Centurian

The company I work for recently did an event at the Royal Elephant Hotel.  The overall look and feel of the hotel was Moroccan inspired with occassional South African twists.  I loved the moodiness and the heavily studded decor pieces.  There were mosaics and stained glass that I simply had to photograph and share.

 

 

 

Here’s the entrance to the main hotel where an enormous hanging lantern hovered in the triple volume space.

 

 

 

My next magificent find was a large, ornate, golden elephant.

 

 

Hope they leave you feeling in the mood for some pretty things, just in time for Valentine’s Day.

Gorgeous giant garden pots

Simply gorgeous!

I discovered these giant garden pots at The Wesley Boutique Hotel in Bryanston, Johannesburg.

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65 Cumberland, The Wesley Boutique Hotel, Bryanston, Johannesburg

One of our little kitten girls, Lulu, is undergoing a change of life (as my mom would say).  In light of this fact, she is flopping around a lot and calling the attentions of the naughty tom cats of the neighbourhood.

Consequently, the toms are making plenty of noise at all of our windows.  Not only are we lacking ventilation during this time where South Africa is being subjected to Solar Flares, but we also find ourselves counting sheep to the chorus of a thousand off-key meeuws.

My partner is constantly furious, muttering how my cats are driving him up the wall.  And I am constantly reminding him how they are our cats and it is only nature so he might as well relax (note to self: demanding that a tired man understand, as well as be patient with a girl (human or non) who is experiencing that time of the month; is asking for a moody man).

In order to preserve my man’s sanity, I purchased a ping pong toy hand gun in an attempt to ward off the tom’s attentions.  Unfortunately, the trajectory was so unimpressive that the toms looked at me with humour in their eyes, and only after a pregnant pause, did they high tail it out of the vicinity.

Of all the infuriations.   So when it came to deciding on a gift for my man, a night away from all our drama seemed like a great idea.

We went to The Wesley Boutique Hotel in Bryanston for a birthday surprise getaway night. It was spectacular and decently priced too. We enjoyed the big bath, the Honesty Bar where the onus is on you to serve and record your own drinks, the free dvds and the divine breakfast the next morning.

My man was particularly impressed with the size of the bed and how it impacted his much needed sleep.  Unfortunately for me, I suffered from insomnia as I was too worried about the girls and if they were ok with no mom and dad to bother during the wee hours of the morning.