Tuesday 24 November 2015


Does the concept luxurious indulgence conjure up images of long and extended afternoons languishing in the beauty of life's luxury brands, tantalizing your delicate taste buds with the delicacies presented by celebrated chefs, feasting your eyes on the gallantry of show jumpers scaling the bar, beautifully clad women gently trotting the manicured lawns in their best heels and glamorous chic outfits, with the harmonious sound of Sterling EQ filling your ears, and your gaze on the streamline configuration of pure Italian bred Lamborghini, luring you into the world of fast cars?
Then you are about to attend Le Kap Lifestyle Fair in association with Lamborghini, one of the best events showcasing just about every luxury object of envy you can imagine. Don't forget to suck it all up while pairing the gourmet bites with the delicate bubbles  of Veuve Cliquot.....or perhaps washing it down with the finest wine. With this year's theme being Royal  Ascot inspired chic, there can be no doubt about the amount of glamour parading the scene. Keep a firm eye on the front row with your investigating gaze glued to the elegance of the collections on the runway to be presented by none other than  Jacques LaGrange, Thula Sindi,  Craig Port, Carducci, and Luisa Spagnoli, South Africa.
If you haven't decided on an outfit yet, now is the time to pay a visit to your favourite designer or go shopping  for that awesome frock that is sure to turn heads. This year's event takes place on the 5th December 2015 at Webersburg, a boutique wine farm nestled in the lush Stellenbosch area, with an elegantly restored Cape Dutch homestead, serving as a perfect venue to this sophisticated event. Click on the link to book your ticket now if you wish to rub shoulders with the well heeled.....or to take your taste buds on another adventure, or perhaps to simply indulge in an unrivalled experience. 
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Tuesday 17 November 2015


Could any other place in the world have inspired Pichulik's latest collection better than the long, balmy afternoons of fall in Tuscany? My recent travels took me through the winding roads, cascading up and down the rolling hills of this beautiful Italian province, luring you into the mystical and magical alleys with narrow cobble stone streets, and letterboxes so inviting, you'd keep your eyes glued to it for mail. This time of year sees the most beautiful  colours representing a kaleidoscope of Rust Reds, Yellows and Greens, with autumn leaves falling to the floor. Life here is really slow before winter, with most stores closing for a little siesta by noon, only to re-emerge much later in the afternoon, inviting latecomers to an early dinner, or perhaps just a wee drab of Grappa to tantalize the taste buds for the evening's serving. 
The temperature drops slightly, allowing you to take long, languid afternoon strolls after a delicious lunch at one of the sidewalk cafes, indulging in carefully crafted starchy pastas drenched in lip smacking cheesy sauces, sipping it down  with Chianti.....and so Pichulik took inspiration for her beautiful range of adornment from the charming Tuscany. Like all her previous collections, it represents a unique design, each encapsulating the essence of a work of art. When visiting Tuscany in Fall, remember to take advantage of the bounty of seasonal fruit and vegetables, hence my indulgence in Artichoke filled pizza......And so this blog gently eases into becoming a lifestyle, travel and fashion platform.   
The Lena collection is aptly described as encapsulating a feeling of Tuscany, through an olive grove before the down pouring of summer rain.

All photographs of scenery on location in San  Gimignano and Volterra, Tuscany, Italy.

 Pichulik, an all South African Brand.