måndag 30 april 2012

Valborg + 1:a Maj

Today we are celebrating the official arrival of spring to Sweden and tomorrow is workers day.
Happy celebrating everyone!

lördag 28 april 2012

Taking my new leopard out for breakfast


(Finally) you can wear a bit of autumn clothes in Joburg. I’m as you may or may not know, not a big fan of cold weather but I kind of like autumn fashion, ...and spring fashion, and summer fashion as well…
Anyway. It’s a gorgeous day here and I woke up just before 6am, just in time to see the sun rise.
I have no specific plans this weekend which is really nice, I need to do some work but it’s a really fun project so I don’t mind at all. Thinking about making salmon for dinner. What are you guys up to?
My mum use to do this stunning salmon with almonds, I think she got the recipe from our neighbor Ann. Anyway, its really good! Ill get back to you with info if it turned out good or not.
Also, the gelish nail polish, I never gave you an update, it worked perfectly and stayed on for almost 3 weeks before I changed it.

tisdag 24 april 2012

This is what happens when you sit 45 minutes in the sun without sunblock...


Weekend

Hi everyone,
Hope all is well. This weekend flew away with two birthday parties for friends that turned 40. Both of them were so much fun and also an opportunity to catch up with new and old friends.
The theme for one of the parties were “fabulous” and I wore a dress that I really like and it is very “spring”-like, even if it is autumn here…  The temperature has gone down significantly and I’m hoping for a mild winter or I’m spending a lot of time indoors.



 This is from The Saxon hotel, they have an incredible spa and restaurant. This is also where Nelson Mandela wrote his book after being released from prison. What is super nice with this hotel is that it is located very central, less than 5 minutes from Sandton city.
Some of the pictures are borrowed from The Saxons webpage.

lördag 21 april 2012

Flowers

When in Joburg I like to buy fresh flowers weekly. This week i bought paradise flower and regular roses.




fredag 13 april 2012

Good morning Lagos

Spent the last week in Naija on business. Explains the silence on the blog. Rainy season has started but are slow and not really rainy so far.

lördag 7 april 2012

Leopard Lodge

 Just 1h outside Johannesburg there is a dam called Hartbeespoort dam, it’s at the bottom of the mountain range Magaliesburg.
There is a beautiful lodge there called Leopard Lodge, enjoy dinner in this fantastic setting. I woke up and walked out on the balcony to see a monkey finishing my salad from the day before.
In the area is also my favorite restaurant, Silver Orange Bistro. It’s an old citrus farm where the son opened a bistro. The weather has been amazing this weekend, 25-27 degrees in the day but chilly evenings.

 You stay in three hut like lodges on poles overlooking the dam from above.

 You even get your own house cat!

 Silver Orange Bistro  Instead of regular dinner I had 3 starters, the waiter listed the different starters and I ended up with 2 of their cheese options,  -You had me at Halloumi.

 Sunrise morning coffee, nothing beats it.
 Sunrise at around 06.10am.
 Moon rise at around 6.10pm

tisdag 3 april 2012

Soup season



The cold is coming to South Africa. Time for hot mushroom soup, and grilled sandwiches for dinner.
Knitted sweaters and tea in the afternoon. I have brought my duvet jacket from Sweden, not sure if it will be necessary though.
The days here during winter are stunning, blue skies, sunny weather and crisp air but the nights are super cold. There is usually no insulation on the houses, or in the windows which makes it cold, cold, cold.