It may be Heritage Day next week, but we’ve all come to know this important holiday as National Braai Day — named after the much-loved South African tradition of cooking food outdoors. If there’s one smell that makes you think of a perfect summer day, it’s the scent of delicious meats and vegetables cooking over a smoldering fire. And if the recent bout of wonderful weather is anything to go by, we’ll be braaing up a storm over the coming weeks!
Nothing lifts your post-winter spirit quite like the sight of shopfronts filled with dresses, shorts and blouses for the new season. Suddenly rows of cozy coats and boots are replaced with tropical swimwear and sandals. It may only be spring but it’s a sign that summer is coming! With spring cleaning already underway for most, it’s time to start filling in those gaps where unworn clothes used to be. Today’s look is for the fashionista who’s looking to hit the shops and stock up for the next season.
Whether you’re attending a little one’s birthday at your local park, or celebrating with a luxury picnic at the botanical gardens, parks are wonderful places to soak up some sun, enjoy an outdoor spread and spend time with friends and family. Spring is an excellent time to spend time outdoors, with the summer heat sometimes a little too strong for long days lounging in the sun. Today’s look is a cool and casual ensemble suitable for any midday soiree.
In just a few days spring will have officially begun and warm winter woollies will be packed away to make room for floaty frocks, delicate ballet pumps and pretty cardigans. However the first day of spring is not only marked with a change in attire, but also with an annual desire to freshen one’s home. Today’s what to wear is for all those domestic goddesses who like to still look fabulous while spring cleaning!
Everyone knows that September is baby season. Whether it’s scientifically true or not that many conceptions occur over the festive season, there’s no denying that there sure are a lot of birthdays nine months later! In preparation for new arrivals spring is filled with baby showers for expecting moms. And if you’re the mom-to-be you’ll want to look your best for the special occasion!
It may already be halfway through August but if you’re anywhere in South Africa right now you’ll agree it still feels like it’s the heart of winter. But before we know it warm weather days will be upon us and we’ll all be wishing we’d started losing those winter kilos sooner. Today’s what to wear is for those determined to look their best when summer frocks and sandals replace those overcoats and baggy knits.
Oppikoppi takes place this weekend and it’s just the first of many music festivals to come. While sunny days make summer festival dressing a cinch, pre-spring festivals are not so easy to forecast. In order to ensure you’re not left out in the rain, you’ll need a few of these festival essentials.
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