April On Film

June 26, 2018

Just got my latest roll of film back and decided to put together a mini blog post – April on Film.

April started the way all months should start – with rose picking and scones with my mum-in-law. It’s a simple act of self-love walking through a garden and deciding which rose to pick and prune and take home, a consideration for mother nature and all she has to offer. It’s a truly calming and meditative process which I highly recommend. The Chart Farm in Cape Town is open 7 days a week from 9am and serve delicious cakes and scones for a seriously reasonable price.

I woke up the following weekend craving a warm batch of scones and because I can’t trust myself to not eat a whole batch of freshly baked scones I opted for tea and scones at the Nelly (Mount Nelson). As much as I love the scones at The Chart Farm (best value for money) nothing beats a Nelly scone and it’s undeniably charming tea room interiors.

With the Elgin Cool Festival right on our doorstep we decided to make the most of it and invited our friends away for the weekend. The weekend consisted of long walks, swimming in the lake, apple picking  and countless glasses of wine. Elgin is one of my favourite places to unwind and relax and it’s only an hours drive from town. We also feasted at Elgin’s very own smokehouse – The Hickory Shack. Think baked beans and burnt ends, smoked brisket and pork ribs and old school hot chocolate topped with marshmallows. A must if you ever passing through Elgin.

Driving back from Elgin we decided to stop off in Gordons Bay to indulge ourselves further into the life of food. Seriously though, some people eat to live, myself of the other hand lives to eat!

First things first, Bikini Beach Books, my secret little heaven on earth. I’ve been shopping at this book store ever since I can remember. Growing up I spent hours (and I mean hours) scanning the rows of books piled floor to ceiling trying to decide which few would be coming home with me. When I was 17 I stumbled upon an old red vintage looking book in a giant shell that was selling for 50c, I didn’t even bother opening it to find out what it was, I simply wanted the book for it’s ornamental value. A few years later I open the book and see it’s title… Moulin Rouge! So I started reading it and was immediately engrossed, it’s still one of my favourite books to date. A novel based on the life of Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, the most intriguing and peculiar artist, written by Pierre La Mure and published in 1947.

Book hunting was proceeded by fish and chips drenched in vinegar and a long walk on the beach. Bond and I decided to treat ourselves to a soft serve from Uncle Barry’s. Seaside bliss. 

My bestie from New York, Jelena, popped over to Cape Town to visit and surprised me with my dream skirt that I’ve been drooling over for the last couple of weeks. Naturally I choose to wear it to Justin’s Bday we celebrated at La Tete, paired with all the classics – stilettos, turtleneck and my Chanel WOC.

My morning drive to gym and back is the most marvellous scenic drive along the coast. Every day I drive past this palm tree and it’s sign pointing to Table Mountain and one morning I decided to take this quirky palm’s portrait. A little snapshot of Cape Town.

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The Perfect Fit

December 1, 2016

Wearing the right sports bra will be the difference between a good workout and great workout. It’s all about finding the perfect fit.

So how do you find your perfect fit? First, it has to do with a lot more than just your cup size. The three key factors to consider are FIT, FUNCTION and of course FASHION.

FIT:
A sports bra should be slightly tighter then a normal bra to provide maximum support. For larger busted ladies it’s important to choose a bra with good cleavage cover.

FUNCTION:
What kind of activities you do will determine whether you need a high impact or a low impact sports bra. Low impact activities include; walking, yoga, weight training and pilates. High impact sports bra’s are designed to “hold you in” and provides support across your back, bust and neck. If you are a larger busted lady always opt for high impact no matter the activity.

FASHION:
The best part, who doesn’t want to feel fab while they are working out? Shortlist an option of sports bra’s depending on fit and function first and then look for a bra that catches your eye and makes you feel amazing.

Staying healthy and fit plays a huge part in my life. As most may already know I’ve been a model for 7 years and if you follow me on Instagram or snapchat you’ll also know that I adore food! I gave up on the idea of depriving myself of life’s delicious treats years again and opted to follow a balanced lifestyle of exercising regularly so that I can eat regularly.

I’ve tried countless sporting and training activities over the years and have finally found the perfect combo for my body. Yoga + boxing + lots of walking and hiking. I train about 4-5 times a week (two high impact sessions and 3-4 low impact sessions per week) so having the perfect workout gear is essential to me, particularly the right sports bra. My two favourite’s are adidas’ Supernova graphic bra and the Supernova X bra.

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THE ADIDAS SUPERNOVA GRAPHIC BRA:
With ventilated climacool® that keeps you cool and dry while training this bra is a favourite of mine during heated yoga classes. With an elastic bottom band and cross-strap back for high support no matter your movement. The best part? It’s made in a more sustainable way by using recycled polyester and decreasing production emissions.

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THE ADIDAS SUPERNOVA X BRA:
With it’s scoop neck and a cross-strap back it makes the perfect high impact sport’s bra. I love running and boxing in this bra as it provides the upmost comfort whilst training as it’s made with a soft, stretchy jersey like material.

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Photos by Justin Polkey
*Advertorial post in collaboration with adidas Women. All words and outfit choice are my own. 

 

L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate

January 20, 2016

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Every year like clockwork during the first weekend of January there’s only one place you’ll find me, The L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate. Dressed up in blue and white sipping champagne and placing bets.

Rated as one of the world’s top five horse-racing events by The Telegraph in Britain, this internationally recognised and locally renowned event is one of the most established equestrian to-dos on the globe’s calendar.

Here’s a little preview of my fifth LQP and a sneak peak of my Rich Mnisi outfit I wore, full outfit post coming tomorrow so stay tuned.

xxx
EJ

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How To Be Parisian

January 21, 2015

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A Timeless Watch // Nuxe Body Oil // Red Christian Dior Lipstick // Camel Trench // Book ‘How to Be Parisian’ // Coffee // Croissants // Striped Tee’s & Skinny Jeans // Chanel Beige Nail Vanish // Birkin Bag // Macaroons // Bangs //

xxx EJ

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