Visiting Cape Town

Botanical Gardens Cape Town
This weekend we have visited Kirstenbosch Botanical Garden, about a 20 minute drive from Cape Town.
The beautiful garden was founded in 1913 on land bequeathed by industrialist Cecil Rhodes to preserve plants from different South African regions and some unique Cape Town species. A perfect place to spend the day, especially now in spring, with impressive blooming flowers.

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Bring a picnic and relax on the sloping lawns or have lunch in the cafe or at the more upscale Moyo restaurant.

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During the summer, concerts are held in the open air stage.

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Rhodes Dr, Newlands, Cape Town, 7735
Schedule: 8h-18h
Entrance fee: 50R

The Lourensford Harvest Market

In Cape Town, during the weekends there are a number of different farmers markets where local producers sell artisanal products and organic food.

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The Lourensford Harvest Market is located in beautifully landscaped vineyard, which makes for an unusual setting for a farmers market.

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Lourensford ave, Helderberg Rural, Cape Town, 7135
Saturday and Sunday from 10h to 15h.

Dornier Stellenbosch

This winery began life in the seventeenth century, from a family of French origin, and offers a variety of great wines.

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Besides visiting the vineyard you can spend the night there and have a lovely meal in their restaurant while enjoying the views.

Blaauwklippen Rd, Stellenbosch, 7600

Schedule: 11h to 17h

 

 

Winter Look

For the last days of winter in Cape Town and the beginning of Spring, here is a look I suggest that can be worn day or night and even to work if you change the jeans for something more formal.

The fine coat or long jacket are from a local brand here in South Africa that I have just discovered. http://www.mrp.com/en_za They have cute things at very good prices. 

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The bag is from Liu-Jo from the new collection, I chose this grey stone color because it is easy to match and is seasonless.

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The jeans I had from a previous season, a basic I use a lot being one of my favorites, from SOS by Orza Studio.

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The shoes, with black leather, are wardrobe standards, and the grey jersey are from the same shop as the coat http://www.mrp.com/en_za.

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The neckless is from STRADIVARIUS and bought in Spain last year, made from intertwined pale rose twine with shiny stones in the center.

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Sunglasses by VOGUE EYEWEAR.

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I hope you liked the look, I’d love to know your opinion!

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In the next post, we’ll visit a beautiful vineyard close to Cape Town.

Kisses,

Victoria

Trench coat

Hello from South Africa!

How’s your weekend going? Around here we are going non-stop while we discover new places and organizing visits around Cape Town, beautiful and fascinating places that I will tell you about very soon.

I imagine that at this stage of the summer, you are still enjoying your holidays with great weather. Over here, it is the opposite end of the seasons, in the middle of winter, though it’s not that cold and we are looking forward to spring.

The look that I will show you today is for those days that start to get chilly, but are still not cold enough for a jacket.

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The trench coat with new material and structure is without doubt one of the trends for this autumn.

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We will see these coats in earth colors, kaki, black and beige. I chose one in a green military tone from STRADIVARIUS that appeared very easy to match and what’s more, to change a bit from the typical colors of the wardrobe standards of beige or black.

 

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Sunglasses from DSQUARED.

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I combined the trench in two ways, one option being more informal, with a tie-die sweater with stripes in beige and white from MANGO.

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And the other option is a fine black sweater from MANGO that adding an accessory like this neckless, gives a more dressed up look.

Sunglasses by VOGUE EYEWEAR.

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Boots with laces by ZARA, from a few years ago, but they are still worn a lot and we will see them again this Autumn-Winter.

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Hope you liked this look. In the next posts, I will tell you about my life in South Africa and show you some beautiful places that I have visited.

HAPPY SUNDAY!