Wooden utensils of delight

I’ve taken to making my own nut butter and jam.  The nut butter is definitely a result of being the proud (temporary) owner of a MagiMix, and I think the jam making stems from it being strawberry season and me not really loving fresh strawberries.  Both pursuits make me feel pretty amazing – like an absolute domestic goddess, and also like I’ve got my shit together (when all evidence points to the contrary).

I saw these gorgeous utensils on Etsy, and I imagined them scooping and spreading my homemade strawberry jam and cashew nut butter onto warm bread. They’d really cause a stir in my kitchen (get it?).

The 12 Decades Hotel

Val-Day has its perks, like a night at the 12 Decades Art Hotel in Maboneng, a place I’ve wanted to visit for ages!  It feels totally indulgent staying in a hotel when your house is 20  minutes away, but also a lovely break from the same old same old.

We stayed in the MineHaus room, where Bauhaus meets Joburg mining town, designed by a long time favourite of mine Dokter & Misses.  Below are some pics from the room, the installations on the 7th floor, and Joburg’s famous skyline from the rooftop bar (most from my Instagram).

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