Anna Rosholt

I really think that South Africa has some of the best jewellery design talent around!  I’m always discovering new designers I love, and today found Anna Rosholt.  I’m a fan of the beetles, bees and bananas (bananas about the beetles and bees?).





A uniform

I’ve been thinking more and more that life would be simpler if I just stuck to a weekday uniform.  I find it more and more difficult to buy clothes these days – harder to find things I really love that are worth shelving out hard earned cash – and although I’ve been fairly ruthless about getting rid of clothes I no longer wear, or that I don’t love wearing, I still have a heap of clothes hanging in my wardrobe (only to default to wanting to throw on the same thing I wore yesterday).
At the moment I just want to wear my current favourite pair of black or dark blue skinny jeans, a white shirt or t-shirt, or a stripey tee, and shoes that match my mood.  We’re lucky with the weather in South Africa, so much of the year, bare arms will suffice.  Weekends and nights out are a different story – hello colour and pattern, and maybe some bare legs – but it’s the daytime version of a man’s suit (or chinos and collared shirt) that I’m dreaming about.
I think these would make a very good place to start – Summer Uniform 101:

Smart black trousers (ZARA)


A white boyfriend shirt that’s not too sheer or too fitted (JCREW)


White shirt with some beautiful detail (ZARA)


Stripey tee (ZARA)


White t-shirt (ZARA)


Oversized grey t-shirt (ZARA)


Stripe funnelneck tank (MADEWELL)


Basic skinny, dark rinse jeans (ZARA)


Coated black skinny jeans (MADEWELL)


Slim boyfriend jeans (MADEWELL)


One in each colour of these basic scoop neck t-shirts (COTTON ON)


Flat smart shoes (ZARA)


Leopard flats (MADEWELL)


White sneakers (ASOS)

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?).