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Showing posts from September, 2013

birthday on the mountain.

I got back to Cape Town just in time for Andrew's birthday! We celebrated with a sunset hike at Deer Park, one of the many trails on Table Mountain, and burgers & cake at Hudson's on Somerset Road. It was a lovely first day back in the Mother City. I'm so glad I was here to celebrate the day with my dear hubby! 


My last day in the States was spent at my parents' house in New Jersey and on the edge of Brooklyn. My dad made us peach and blueberry pancakes for breakfast, and then we ate Italian food for dinner at The River Deli in Brooklyn Heights and ice cream for dessert under the Brooklyn Bridge. A really magical way to end an amazing trip home. 

Waking up in my room at my parents' house.

My sister, my mom & my grandfather.


Breakfast of champions. My dad makes the best pancakes.


Hello New York.

above the street.

Just below 14th Street, all the way on Manhattan's west side, is the beginning of the Highline, an elevated park that sits on old railroad tracks and runs from 10th Street into the 30s, looking west over New Jersey, and east across Manhattan. The neighborhood below the bottom chunk of the Highline is the uber-trendy Meatpacking District. It's full of models, artists and fashion. But when you climb the stairs up to the Highline, suddenly all of New York's noise fades into the background, and there is an almost deafening opportunity for meditation and reflection, raised above the noise of street. 

14th Street.

Art + Empire State.

Empire State.

Standard Grill.

Alexander McQueen.

Art on the street, NYFW.

chromat | mathletes

On Thursday my sister's friend Becca, the designer behind the label Chromat, showed her Spring / Summer 2014 collection, named Mathletes, at New York Fashion Week, and we were there. Some pretty cool stuff from this young, innovative New York designer! 

blue hill at stone barns.

Yesterday we drove about an hour outside NYC to a beautiful farm in Westchester County called Stone Barns. It is an old Rockefeller property outside Tarrytown that still operates as a working farm and agricultural centre, welcoming visitors to hike through the pastures and get a close up look at the vegetables, fruits, flowers and livestock. Stone Barns is also home to Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a noteworthy restaurant that is a leader in the New York scene. We took a lovely walk around the property and ate lunch at Blue Hill Cafe, the little sister to the main restaurant. Check out some shots from our time there below!