Karoo Skies and Stars ♡

There is something breath-taking about the night skies in the Tankwa Karoo.

If star-gazing and enjoying the countryside in the most luxurious farm accomodation appeals to you then our friend's farm is the perfect place to be.  


 The farm has 2 huge rooftop viewing decks to take in the spectacular vistas by day or night.  These photographs are from their farm website (see details below).


Watch the shadows move across the mountains during golden hour, or bask in their spectacular swimming pool after the heat of the day.

Please visit their beautiful website for more information and to book:  https://de-kruis.com/





Karoo Food ♡

 This has to be the MOST glamorous farmhouse kitchen for a feast:

(That is if you can distract yourself from the beautiful farm scenery on your doorstep)

When the heart of this beautiful home is an Aga, and on the other side is a fabulous turquoise Smeg fridge then you know you have the perfect setting for a magnificent meal.

Better yet, you can ask their resident cook for some beautiful locally sourced farm dishes (Karoo lamb, sumptous pies, seasonal desserts) and just enjoy this country setting.

 Please visit their beautiful website for more mouth-watering photographs, information and how to book your stay:  https://de-kruis.com/



Karoo Dreams ♡

If you are looking for a tranquil luxurious country getaway - look no further.

Our friends beautiful farm in the Tankwa Karoo is the perfect spot to relax and unwind.  These are just some of the tantalising pictures from their website (see details below).


 Super comfortable beds, cosy corners, warm fires and beguiling views will soothe your soul.

Each bathroom has special or unique touches - some with stunning marble basins, another with a deep copper bath.  You will be spoilt for choice.


Please visit their beautiful website for more information and to book:  https://de-kruis.com/




Karoo Living ♡

This characterful farm house in the Tankwa Karoo is gorgeous, timeless and filled with all the creature comforts of modern living.


  Every detail is considered, and treasured items and lovely patterns are layered to create a unique and welcoming home.


 There are an abundance of books, a beautiful piano, games and Karoo posies tempting you to linger longer and enjoy the moment.

The spacious lounge leads to the cosy and colourful library with a huge picture window.

 For more photographs and information on the farm including bookings see 

the De Kruis website:  https://de-kruis.com/




De Kruis Karoo Farm ♡

De Kruis is ready for visitors!

Our friends fabulous farm in the Karoo is now available to rent.  These photographs are from their gorgeous website (see details below).

I've posted about this stunning retreat several times before.  It has been an amazing process to watch our friends create this haven of luxury and calm in the spectacular Tankwa Karoo.


The farm has the most spectacular swimming pool, and numerous indoor and outdoor areas for entertaining, star-gazing and relaxing.




Please visit their website for more information and to book:  https://de-kruis.com/



Earth laughs in flowers ♡

Happy sunflowers ♡

a mixed bunch posy

from kind birthday gifts 

all coming together

More is more

 White Proteas  ♡

So striking and elegant

Simple but a statement flower

How stunning as a bridal flower


 Pretty Peonies  ♡

Delicate, fragile, classic

From bud to full blown

the petal formation is perfection


Scented Roses ♡

Heady perfumed garden roses

Thorny and extravagant blossoms

Old fashioned splendour


 Enduring blooms ♡

My birthday scarf

Delightful bottanicals

a riot of florals to enjoy

in perpetuity!



London Summer ♡

Summer in London is so fun!  London laughs in flowers.

And we spotted the perfect pink Barbie car in London too!

There is so much to delight the senses.

The architecture is adorned with hanging flower baskets and the colours are bright.


The city is alive with people, brands, merchandising. 


Love this summer crochet clutch!


 How quirky and adorable is the yellow duck shop?

So many visual delights, food treats, and my favourite is just people watching.

Soho, Chinatown, Covent Garden and pretty much every street has something interesting to see.


We have just returned from a jam-packed trip to the UK and I'll share a series of posts of our road-trip and highlights of all the places we visited.


Check out my instagram and pinterest boards for more.