Salad Days ♡

Thought it time to share some delicious and simple platters that I make.  Hope that these ideas make summer lunches and al fresco parties easy and enjoyable. 

Colourful salad with edible flowers, nuts and feta cheese - a feast for the eyes.

I like to combine something green, something crunchy, something creamy and something slightly unexpected (like fruit or flowers or cutting shapes for a visual punch):

Serve with some rustic bread or garlic rolls and sliced gammon served hot or cold:

Do all the prep beforehand and assemble before serving.  

Roast chicken or sliced fillet is fabulous as well.

In winter a platter of oven roast veggies (in this case aubergines, peppers and artichokes on grilled cabbage) with balsamic drizzle works a treat too.

A simple, healthy and beautiful option is to just serve seasonal fruit.  

Or a cheeseboard with grapes, figs etc!

For summer a mango and yoghurt dessert, berries or grilled peaches with marscapone or simply strawberries and cream.  
In winter you can add hot white chocolate sauce or naughty custard and icecream.

These platters give you more time to spend with your guests and have fun.

 Enjoy and bon-appetit!


Enchanted Garden ♡

Papaver Somniferum Lauren's Grape

I visited the most extraordinary enchanted garden yesterday.   A photographer's visual feast.
Feeling massively inspired.  To paint.  Garden.  Wallow in images of purple flowers.

Divine one pot planting to large scale landscaping.  A living canvas.


Art ♡

My art.  Abstracts, Nudes, Landscapes and still-lifes.  
Mostly oil and acrylics paintings. Large scale.
Some details from my works:






These are a selection of sold and available pieces.  More pics of artworks to follow.

My art is available for sale - originals and prints with shipping worldwide.  

Contact me at:


Beach House ♡

Beach getaways.  Long walks.
Collecting shells.  Happy dogs. Driftwood.
Chillaxing memories.

We rent out our holiday home in Voelklip, Hermanus.
Casual, unpretentious, handles large families and sandy kids well.
Sleeps 12.  Watch whales and explore the beautiful surrounds.
Contact me for info.


Cape Town Life ♡

There are so many gorgeous things to appreciate in Cape Town and surrounding areas.
How stunning is my lunch plate of tuna above?  
Food porn at Foxcroft Restaurant in Constantia, Cape Town.
Beautiful and good enough to eat.

So many gorgeous things to appreciate nearby too.

Like the architecture of Bosjes Chapel near Worcester.

Spinach pancake with hollandaise at Betty Blue bistro in Hermanus.

You can even catch some wildlife.
Like an arty Rhino at the V&A Waterfront with Table Mountain in the background.

Something for everyone, we are spoilt for choice.