Eat Play Luv

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Penguins, Prawns, Pringle Bay

3 P’s – Penguins, Prawns, Pringle Bay

When we visit Rik’s sister and brother-in-law (Aims and Zak) at their home in Pringle Bay a few things are guaranteed … great food, great wine and great company! We visited while Rik’s mom was in town and went on a little trip to see the penguins at Stony Point down the road in Bettys […]

Ons Huisie

Ons Huisie Breakfast – What a Winner!

Oh my hat bags, if you haven’t been to Ons Huisie in Bloubergstrand do yourself a favour and get down there. We went a while ago for a friends birthday and not only did we spend hours there enjoying each other’s company but I also had one of the BEST breakfasts I’ve eaten from a […]

Mariana Serfontein

I ♥ My Mariana Serfontein Plates

Oh boy am I lucky, I am starting a collection of crockery that I (and most people who see them) covet. I am the proud owner of 4 plates and 6 bowls from the very talented Mariana Serfontein Pottery. Rik’s mom has spoilt us with these treasures and I absolutely adore setting the table with […]


Introducing my latest kitchen tool – meet Nessie. She loves to hang out in a big bowl of soup. She looks great in any pot and compliments plenty of colours! Cute isn’t she?

Meet Nessie

I Luv Lipidol

I ♥ Lipidol Cleansing Face Oil

As with all good intentions, they are what they are … good intentions – not necessarily what the result is. I have been awfully quiet this year and have meant to blog, but life has happened and I haven’t found the time. So forgive me … all I can do is try (although is anyone […]

Where Have I Been?

Where Have I Been?

Out having fun that’s where! Sheesh, life she has been busy. Not even sure where to start. Apologies for the lack of writing, as you can imagine my brain is in need of a serious word vom! But I’ll save that for another day. Some new and exciting things which are cause for celebration and […]


If You Need Me …

This is where I will be … One whole week in Botswana with my Rik. I am ridiculously excited … doesn’t it look like bliss? I’ll also be enjoying my 31st birthday there! Yeeeha! I’ll have some updates on my return. ♥ Tans Photographs Eat Play Luv © (please request permission before using)

Dubai Desert Safari

We Hit The Dunes Hard – Dubai Desert Safari

I said Dubai was a holiday of firsts and this day was a serious bunch of firsts. It was a great evening out, although pretty swelteringly hot and all outdoors! This one might just need to be more about the photographs because I think they tell a story in themselves. Actually come to think about […]

Team Ginja Ninja

Team Ginga Ninja Does Bierfest

As you all know I do LUV a dress up. If you don’t know this about me … shame on you, remember this information forever! On a side note I think the love for dress up comes from the Wam. We always had amazing costumes whenever there was a dress up party or event and […]

Dinner in Dubai

Rik Makes Us Dinner In Dubai

I have mentioned before that Rik makes sensational food, when we were in Dubai he treated us to some serious yummy delish! Being in Dubai during the holy month of Ramadan was an interesting experience … we didn’t really eat out and since we were staying at a friends house it was easy to cook […]


Simple Dins – Burger Without the Bun

I’ve recently started Hot Yoga, no this isn’t a new years resolution that will end in a week or two, but something I am loving to the max. It does however, deserve an entirely separate post, so hold tight and watch this space. One of the things I have noticed with this new regime of […]


I ♥ My Christmas Jumper

It may not seem like it, but Christmas is one of my most favourite times of the year. To be fair the last few years I have been slack with the Christmas vibes, hardly any presents were bought, no tree put up, very few Christmas parties and just a general slackness with my Christmassy spirit. […]

Friday Brunch filled with Yummy Delish

We Do Friday Brunch in Dubai

I know I posted this yesterday, but a silly sausage thought it would be fun to add some super spammy links in the background (naughty and well … lame). But to cut a long story short, yesterdays bit of beautiful writing was lost and instead of boring you with more I’ll just leave you with […]


After waking up and hearing of your passing the night before (5 December 2013) … these are my thoughts. “I’ll never forget waiting for your arrival on the grand parade on 11 February 1990. A father who changed a nation, thank you for your sacrifice, may your spirit live in the hearts of all South Africans and may we never forget. Rest in peace Tata” xxx


Burger From Eat Out The Box

There are days when you just don’t feel like cooking, especially when it has been a long day and you’re only cooking for one. So something I like to treat myself to occasionally (when it isn’t pizza) is something from Eat Out The Box. They are a relatively new take-away spot that operates in the […]

Dubai Fountains

We See The Dubai Fountain

I have mentioned before that I didn’t really do much planning for the Dubai trip. More of the lets go with the flow rather than an itinerary. I didn’t do much research about anything, but one thing I did know about was the Dubai Fountain. I’d heard that one of the must see’s were the […]

Tomato Tart

I Make My Version Of A Tomato Tart

There is one thing I always have in my freezer, something that comes is rather handy and possibly something you don’t always keep in yours. Ready Made Puff Pastry, this is key and I’m going to tell you why. Besides pastry being simply delicious and moreish it is great to use to make both starters […]

On Top Of The World

We Were On Top Of The World At the Burj Khalifa

When planning our trip to Dubai, Rik, Justin, Van and myself had a Whatsapp group where we’d chat, plan and get excited about the upcoming trip. Ok when I say plan I mean Vanessa and I would discuss details like visa requirements and so on and so forth whereas the boys would send joke pics […]