All things Topshop

Flippen great day at The WKND Social with Anna- Belle and co.
Love these pics that she took.

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Yesterday I went to my first Weekend Social…on a Wednesday.

If you’re not sure what The Weekend Social is it’s basically a gathering of some of the city’s most stylish humans eating delicious food and listening to beautiful music.

Thanks so much to the lovely folks a Topshop for dressing me, emerald green is my favourite colour in the whole wide world! Get down to Topshop Sandton City to pick up my look.

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Thanks so much to Nicole and Sam for helping with my little mini shoot, you guys are the best! Check out more of Nicole’s work here.

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Topshop being the wonderful people they are also gave me a gift voucher to giveaway to the person I thought was the most stylish on the day. Congratulations Trusha… I really loved your look.

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Joy Smith

Last night I went to go and watch my dear friend, Joy play a gig at Amuse Cafe in Linden.

It was such a beautiful show.  Her voice gives me goosebumps and her lyrics make me feel nostalgic about a time I never experienced, but wish I had.

 

Cyanotypes

Hands painting. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011.

Hands painting. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011.

Burner. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011.

Burner. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011.

Books. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011

Books. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011

Vlieg. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011

Vlieg. Photo from Afrikaburn 2011

6 month love affair (Part 3) (Cinque Terre,Italy)

Cinque Terre day 1.

Cinque Terre day 1.

Pretty miserable weather, but that didn't stop us.

Pretty miserable weather.

Breathtaking drops along the way

Breathtaking drops along the way

Graffiti in the tunnel

Graffiti in the tunnel

Lexi

Lexi

Manarola train station

Manarola train station

Italian man

Italian man

The colourful, quaint town of Manarola.

The colourful, quaint town of Manarola.

The trails take you through vineyards and olive trees.

The trails take you through vineyards and olive trees.

The vineyards in Manarola

The vineyards in Manarola

Riomaggiore cemetery

Riomaggiore cemetery

Inside the cemetery.

Inside the cemetery.

Useful signs

Useful signs

View from te hillside vineyard.

View from te hillside vineyard.

Great big rocks

Great big rocks

Quaint towns

Quaint towns

Lone seagull

Lone seagull

Fellow traveler

Fellow traveler

Aboard the train

Aboard the train

Tunnel at the station

Tunnel at the station

Cool sign for pasta take away

Cool sign for pasta take away

Lady in Corniglia

Lady in Corniglia

Centre of town: that way.

Centre of town: that way.

Gelato and frozen yogurt like only Italy can do!

Gelato and frozen yogurt like only Italy can do!

The day's menu

The day’s menu

The road to Vernazza beyond the houses

The road to Vernazza beyond the houses

Hmm..Products of the region

Hmm..Products of the region

Local wine

Local wine

Sense of humour.

Sense of humour.

View of the ocean from Corniglia

View of the ocean from Corniglia

Tourists in the town

Tourists in the town

So over tourist shops.

So over tourist shops.

Easy to find churches in Italy.

Easy to find churches in Italy.

Vernazza waters, Cinque Terre (Italian Riviera).

Vernazza waters, Cinque Terre (Italian Riviera).

Snapped

Snapped

The town of Vernazza after the weather cleared up.

The town of Vernazza after the weather cleared up.

Man in Vernazza

Man in Vernazza

Chilling in the sun. The flags of the EU, Italy and Cinque Terre.

Chilling in the sun. The flags of the EU, Italy and Cinque Terre.

Tourist group

Tourist group

Boys by the water

Boys by the water

Alex in the alley

Alex in the alley

Motor yacht cruising

Motor yacht cruising

View of the town from the highest restaurant.

View of the town from the highest restaurant.

Bird in flight.

Bird in flight.

Enjoying 'torte di verdura' at the town's highest restaurant

Enjoying ‘torte di verdura’ at the town’s highest restaurant

Boats in port, Vernazza. View from the hike to Corniglia.

Boats in port, Vernazza. View from the hike to Corniglia.

The hike takes you in between terraces and vineyards.

The hike takes you in between terraces and vineyards.

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Painted stripes to make sure you stay on track.

Painted stripes to make sure you stay on track.

Many metres above sea level. View of the

Many metres above sea level. View of the

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I attempted one of the more strenuous hikes. Worth it!

I attempted one of the more strenuous hikes. Worth it!

The best trail I hiked

The best trail I hiked

Breathtaking views while hiking.

Breathtaking views while hiking.

On the way to Manarola.

On the way to Manarola.

The town before the town

The town before the town

Gorgeous view at the end of a 2 hour hike.

Gorgeous view at the end of a 2 hour hike

6 month love affair (Part 2)

Trying to orientate ourselves. Paris

Trying to orientate ourselves. Paris

First view of the eiffel tower

First view of the eiffel tower

Rachel loves candy floss. Paris, September

Rachel loves candy floss. Paris, September

Candystache

Candystache

Close up, it's quite magnificent

Close up, it’s quite magnificent

Going up the eiffel tower before sunset.

Going up the eiffel tower before sunset.

In the lift, on the way up.

In the lift, on the way up.

Stunning view from the 2nd floor.

Stunning view from the 2nd floor.

Observing Parisian life.

Observing Parisian life.

Tower souvenirs wherever you go.

Tower souvenirs wherever you go.

Lit up at night.

Lit up at night.

It's only possible to realise the scope of the city from so high up.

It’s only possible to realise the scope of the city from so high up.

Twilight.

Twilight.

Rachel and the tower, lit up.

Rachel and the tower, lit up.

Free entrance on Sunday means early queues.

Free entrance on Sunday means early queues.

Rachel's favourite place to be =)

Rachel’s favourite place to be =)

Rainy days are perfect for visiting the Louvre.

Rainy days are perfect for visiting the Louvre.

Raspberry macaron like only the French can do.

Raspberry macaron like only the French can do.

The sheer scale of some artworks was what impressed me most.

The sheer scale of some artworks was what impressed me most.

Gorgeous architecture.

Gorgeous architecture.

Escalators are necessary for getting around.

Escalators are necessary for getting around.

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Bunny slippers. Literally.

Bunny slippers. Literally.

Quick stop at Angelinas before heading to the Mona Lisa.

Quick stop at Angelinas before heading to the Mona Lisa.

This room is by far the most crowded. I did get a picture of the Mona Lisa, but I thought this far more interesting.

This room is by far the most crowded. I did get a picture of the Mona Lisa, but I thought this far more interesting.

The Louis Vuitton store on Champs-Élysées, Paris.

The Louis Vuitton store on Champs-Élysées, Paris.

Rachel in front of the store's awesome display.

Rachel in front of the store’s awesome display.

Ladurée treats!! The best cakes, tarts and pastries that you'll ever have.

Ladurée treats!! The best cakes, tarts and pastries that you’ll ever have.

Rachel's macaron obsession.

Rachel’s macaron obsession.

Eating treats and live *big band* jazz at the Luxembourg gardens.

Eating treats and live *big band* jazz at the Luxembourg gardens.

I spent hours wandering the beautiful streets.

I spent hours wandering the beautiful streets.

Snapped this on the way to somewhere.

Snapped this on the way to somewhere.

Cool sidewalk stalls.

Cool sidewalk stalls.

Patience is required to find the hidden gems.

Patience is required to find the hidden gems.

The exhib that was on.

The exhib that was on.

Under construction. Palais de Tokyo.

Under construction. Palais de Tokyo.

Gorgeous exhibitions on during September.

Gorgeous exhibitions on during September.

Palais de Tokyo interior.

Palais de Tokyo interior.

The Palais de Tokyo is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

The Palais de Tokyo is a building dedicated to modern and contemporary art.

Art book store that'll make you want to throw out your clothes and fill your bag with books.

Art book store that’ll make you want to throw out your clothes and fill your bag with books.

Video installation

Video installation

Awesome interior space.

Awesome interior space.

PALAIS DE TOKYO

PALAIS DE TOKYO

The tower on a cloudy day. View from the 16th arrondissment.

The tower on a cloudy day. View from the 16th arrondissment.

Quick pizza and sip of wine before the show. Boulevard de Clichy

Quick pizza and sip of wine before the show. Boulevard de Clichy

At Moulin rouge for the cabaret!

At Moulin rouge for the cabaret!

Sneaking a few photos inside before they collect my camera.

Sneaking a few photos inside before they collect my camera.

Red carpet vibes!

Red carpet vibes!

Stunning chandeliers inside.

Stunning chandeliers inside.

Wandered around the red light district after the show.

Wandered around the red light district after the show.

Rachel at the Palace of Versaille

Rachel at the Palace of Versaille

The royal château.

The royal château.

Inside the royal palaces.

Inside the royal palaces.

Model of Château de Versailles

Model of Château de Versailles

Royal gardens

Royal gardens

Contemporary art exhibition, Joana Vasconcelos.

Contemporary art exhibition, Joana Vasconcelos.

Artwork by Joana Vasconcelos.

Artwork by Joana Vasconcelos.

Tourists walking

Tourists walking

Joana Vasconcelos installation

Joana Vasconcelos installation

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Stained glass window by Joana Vasconcelos.

Stained glass window by Joana Vasconcelos.

At the start of the gardens. Already tired from walking around the palace.

At the start of the gardens. Already tired from walking around the palace.

The gardens at the end of summer.

The gardens at the end of summer.

Mukmuk

Mukmuk

Yummy macarons

Yummy macarons

Sacré Cœur at dusk

Sacré Cœur at dusk

View from the Sacré Cœur

View from the Sacré Cœur

Sacré Cœur means sacred heart.

Sacré Cœur means sacred heart.

6 month love affair (Part 1)

First steps, Antibes

First steps, Antibes

Uhm..?Where are we?

Uhm..?Where are we?

A luxury meal of soup, bread, cheese, beer.

A luxury meal of soup, bread, cheese, beer.

The "toilet bowl", Antibes.

The French Alpes covered in snow in the background and people on the beach?

Dibar. One of the most massive yachts in Antibes

Dilbar. One of the most massive yachts in Antibes. Please note the helicopter/ helipad! Money in Europe!

Endless time

Endless time

Liani on the platform. Gare d'Antibes

Liani on the platform. Gare d’Antibes

A lot of time spent on trains

A lot of time spent on trains

Beggar in Nice

Beggar in Nice

Sam

Sam

Decor

Decor in old town apartment

Old town

Old town bus stop

Treat day courtesy of Zuzanna

Treat day courtesy of Zuzanna

Sam, late afternoon

Sam, late afternoon

Missioning to the docks

Missioning to the docks

Sam and his GoPro

Sam and his GoPro

Monja

Monja

Not much choice for cider. Strongbow won

Not much choice for cider. Strongbow won

Liani caught by the wind

Liani caught by the wind

Beautiful Fijian, (girl Sam)

Beautiful Sam

Sundowners at the docks

Sundowners at the docks

Hayden

Hayden

Absenthe bar. Yes it's the real deal.

Absenthe bar. Yes it’s the real deal.

Bicycle at the port. Antibes

Bicycle at the port. Antibes

Self portrait (tip: always travel with 2 photographers so as to limit the self- portraits).

Self portrait (tip: always travel with 2 photographers so as to limit the self- portraits).

Picasso museum

Picasso museum

Spirals

Spirals

Picasso's plates. Lizanne, I thought of you and this awesome plate.

Picasso’s plates. Lizanne, I thought of you and this awesome plate.

Sam wasn't blown away by Picasso

Sam wasn’t blown away by Picasso. Too much reading

So French

So French

Antibes Old town in the background

Antibes Old town in the background

Relaxing on the back of the boat during voyage.

Relaxing on the back of the boat during voyage to Barcelona.

Barcelona

Barcelona

This photo was taken right before Wilson got lost in the ocean.

This photo was taken right before Wilson got lost in the ocean.

Entertaining ourselves while on anchor (one month in Formentera).

Taking up the tender. Formentera (Balearic Isles, Spain).

Taking up the tender. Formentera (Balearic Isles, Spain).

Anthony and Mael

Anthony and Mael

Windsurfer in the distance.

Windsurfer in the distance.

Alexis fishing at dusk.

Alexis fishing at dusk.

Formentera waters at sunrise.

Formentera waters at sunrise.

IBIZA!

IBIZA!

Massimo lighting a cigar.

Massimo lighting a cigar.

Tons of choices every night

Tons of choices every night

Ibiza hearts transvestites

Ibiza hearts transvestites

The streets are full of colour and life.

The streets are full of colour and life.

Ibiza street party

Ibiza street party

Mojito magician

Mojito magician

Watermelon mojito! *dies*

Watermelon mojito! *dies*

Best Mojitos I've ever had!
Best Mojitos I’ve ever had!
Pretty much sums up the party scene.

Pretty much sums up the party scene.

Every night is a party night.

Every night is a party night.

View of Ibiza from the Fort.

View of Ibiza from the Fort.

Jilles, Lexi.

Jilles, Lexi.

Our hungry chef

Our hungry chef

SANGRIA! What else in Ibiza, Spain?

SANGRIA! What else in Ibiza, Spain?

Puerto de Andratx

Puerto de Andratx

Part of the island of Mallorca (aka Majorca).

Part of the island of Mallorca (aka Majorca).

Near Port d'Andratx

Near Port d’Andratx

Rachel at the sailor bar

Rachel at the sailor bar

Cool car

Cool car

Night off.

Night off.

Warning. Art isn't boring.

Warning. Art isn’t boring.

At Coppola for soda and pizza.

At Coppola for soda and pizza.

Lexi at Coppola.

Lexi at Coppola.

Heading back to the boat.

Heading back to the boat.

Water

Seems to be a recurring theme in my life this year.

 

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A second chance

Picture perfect kitty that my sister rescued from an unknown fate

Street shadows

Antibes, Cote d’ Azur, France

As you travel, people cross your path, come into your life and then you part.

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