arkade co-work space melkbos

The arkade is the hottest new co-work space on the West Coast. Adrian Shields (South African photographer) and Johan Beukes (Videographer, camera guy, video editor and cold brew maker) when they decided that working home was just no good. The team enjoys skating, surfing, chillin… yeah and craft beers at Hart or I Love Melkies every […]

the dispensary – melkbos health shop

the dispensary is a counter for health foods and other delicious lifestyle products in Melkbos. They are located right on the beach in the heart of this little coastal town. The focus is on gradually adding products into your way of eating and into your life that help you to feel and be better. You […]

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Debut of Feel Good Fermented

On Saturday 29th of October I was able to host my first ever Feel Good Fermented info workshop on Kefir and Kombucha ferments. My journey with food along with my somewhat faulty relationship with food made itself a huge feature of my life back in 2009 when I had gained around 20kg and was probably one […]

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Second Waterfall Jonkershoek Hike in Stellenbosch

On this past Sunday foggy Blouberg morning Adrian woke up and asked me if I wanted to go to the mountains… of course I said yes. We were meeting a few friends at the Jonkershoek parking lot (map below) where we could sign in, we then drove another bumpy but pleasant few km to a parking […]

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Earth to Plate – Fall in Love with Vegan

Last night was the Vegan cooking experience with Nathalie Larsen at Ginger & Lime food studio. The quality of the course and of the food was superb. As nervous as Nathalie, who is new to demo style workshops, said she was, it was not evident at all. She spoke confidently about her dishes, how superfoods […]

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Superfood Frenzy at Ginger & Lime food studio

Join Nathalie Larsen on her plant based living cuisine adventure this May at Ginger & Lime food studio. Earth to Plate is a celebration of whole foods in their purest, most divine form straight from the earth to your plate. The creator Nathalie Larsen is a Personalised Chef & Holistic Nutrition, Health Foods Consultant. Nathalie is […]

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I Love Big Bay in Spring 2016

I Love Big Bay held it’s first market in September of 2015, we were overbooked, it was raining and it was a fiasco. All in all it was a super successful evening and I giggled to myself afterward thinking “what have I got myself into?”  After just one season and 6 months of trade we hope to […]

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Self Investment in Business or Life

  Social Media can be special in that it creates relationships, enables a client to establish trust in a person or service and when opportunity arises you can then match up service to client. I have followed what Nadia VD Mescht does for years, I eventually met her a few years back in Durban where […]

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Pipe Track Hike – Cape Town

  On gorgeous Autumn days in Cape Town, it is unavoidable to get off ones bum and go for a walk. I have never done Pipe Track before and have been eagerly bookmarking it for a lovely day out. For more hikes join this community group on Facebook. A few quick tips: Where + Parking – turn […]

De-stress with this Video

I sit at my desk quite a bit with the work that I do, I find that I get a lot of tension in my neck, numbness in my right hand (mouse operator) and can feel very aggravated by the end of a long day in front of the screen, so I thought I would […]

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Ginger & Lime’s Newsletters

I am very fortunate to work with Denise Levy and the amazing team at Ginger & Lime food studio in Fresnaye when it comes to their Social Media and Newsletter copy + design. I have been working with Denise for almost two years now and it has been such a great fit for me as […]

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The Jes Foord Foundation

I was so very fortunate to have worked really closely with this foundation who work to make a difference in the lives of rape survivors all around South Africa. Jes Foord’s whole life changed following her traumatic gang rape by four men. Jes’s story is both moving and inspirational. Her courage and strength of purpose in […]

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Dee Designs – Cape Town handmade silver creations

Dee Designs has such a beautiful story. The first Tribute Heart ever created was just a practice cutting exercise for Dee & Lesta’s son who was toying with the idea of following in Lesta’s footsteps as a master craftsman. Most of the heart’s that they produce are not just beautiful patterns but encapsulate the names […]

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Where in the world is Adrian Shields

Adrian Shields, my partner in crime and life, is also a sought after Cape Town lifestyle and wedding photographer. The above photograph was taken off Kommetjie Long Beach at Sunset Reef after a recent fascination with big wave surfing got a hold of him. Mark from Eco Boat Rides collected us at Hout Bay harbour […]

Major Adventures SANI PASS Competition

  If you have never been up Sani Pass in the Southern berg in Kwazulu Natal you have yet to experience something amazing. Once at the top visit the Sani Pass Hotel, the highest pub in Africa and THE most delicious Gluhwein. If you’re keen to get the ball rolling… Win with Major Adventures and […]

Cape Town Productions

  I started working with @capetownproductions just over 2 months ago and I am loving every minute. They’re a progressive, creative and passionate photo production company in Cape Town. If you ever visit the Dogs Bollocks/The Yard in Roodehek St, Gardens you will basically fall over their offices. Visit their portfolio on ctprod.co.za!

Mr Browns Smoked Foods in Durban

  Mr Brown’s BBQ & Smoked Foods is a long standing client of mine. Although I have been a veggie for just over a year now I have been a part of this brand literally since about day 3, so I have completely learned to live the brand. Mr Brown’s is all about attitude, being fun and taking […]