A View Above the Clouds on Cape Town’s Table Mountain

Table Mountain is Cape Town’s most iconic landmark yet ironically, quite shy. The flat topped mountain (which looks like a dining table) is often hidden beneath the clouds, under its “table cloth” so to speak, and so I wondered if I’d have a chance to see the mountain during my brief stay in Cape Town. […]


JoyceOctober 6, 2015 - 1:07 pm

Love how you captured the clouds, makes it look like you’re above them in heaven or something, lol! I can almost feel their texture through the photos. Love the breathtaking sea and city view. And I’ve never seen a rotating cable car, that seems so cool!

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Helen ChikOctober 6, 2015 - 8:22 pm

Wow!! That view is absolutely stunning – I am dying to go to Cape Town and your images are giving me serious Wanderlust!! You Rock x

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SherOctober 7, 2015 - 1:12 pm

Thanks Helen! You definitely need to visit – the view is even better in person 😉

TIFFOctober 11, 2015 - 12:02 pm

Amazingly stunning!!!
But I think I’ll freak out first in the cable, as I even do just a short ride at Sun Moon Lake :(
The place has been captured very beautifully, even though I have no idea when I’ll ever get to Cape Town, but I have a glimpse of what it is like in my mind now 😀

x Tiff

SherOctober 12, 2015 - 2:13 pm

The cable car went upwards pretty fast but I thought it was really cool! Then again, you always hear horror stories of glass cracking on bridges and viewing decks so maybe I should have exercised more caution… haha

Livia PangdokoOctober 12, 2015 - 10:14 pm

wow amazing place!!! so beautiful <3


Penguins at Boulders Beach

I arrived at the Penguin sanctuary at Boulders Beach, Cape Town and was just bowled over by how adorable these little African birds are! Cape Town has some of the world’s most scenic coast line and a great day trip is to drive down the coast until you reach the Cape of Good Hope and Cape Point, […]


JoyceOctober 1, 2015 - 3:38 pm

I’m not used to penguins next to beaches, I usually only picture them on icebergs, so this looks so surreal to me! (and unbelievably cute, too). I can’t believe how perfectly blue that water is too! :)

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SherOctober 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm

Hi Joyce! Ooh I would love to see them in Antarctica someday. They’re so fun to watch.

Mary Charie | Two Monkeys TravelOctober 1, 2015 - 4:17 pm

I’ve seen penguins walking on the ice and swimming. but over the sand? They are the cutest!

YolantaOctober 2, 2015 - 8:15 am

I always say that a Penguin is my spirit animal I absolutely adore them, your photography is so great. I had no Idea that there were over 2,000 of them in Cape Town thats so cool, really informative post. love it


Dannielle LilyOctober 2, 2015 - 8:47 am

Aww they’re so cute! Can’t beat a beach day, especially if it features penguins!

GemmaOctober 2, 2015 - 12:17 pm

My heart has melted. They are just so cute! I saw tiny penguins on Philip Island in Oz, was such a lovely experience. Amazing pictures, as always.

Nikoleta MíchalováOctober 2, 2015 - 1:35 pm

They are so adorable! I’ve never seen them in wild though

PaulinaOctober 2, 2015 - 2:35 pm

These photos are so adorable! Love it!



Katja - globetottingOctober 2, 2015 - 8:37 pm

Those penguins are too cute!! I love this and I really, really want to visit the Penguin Sanctuary now!

ElizabethOctober 3, 2015 - 7:27 pm

omg so adorable!!! I would love to see this in person. I’m so jealous u got to experience this!!


Natalie DeduckOctober 4, 2015 - 3:51 am

Great photo!!
Those little guys are so cute!! I sure it was an amazing experience to see them free on the nature,
Well done!

KarrieOctober 4, 2015 - 2:01 pm

so jealous! i wanna see a real penguins, too! haha south africa is on my bucket list! <3

MarOctober 5, 2015 - 11:10 pm

Awwww….how can one not go like that when seeing penguins! I lived in South Africa for a year and a half but never saw them, such a shame. They are the cutest thing

SherOctober 6, 2015 - 10:55 am

oh wow Mar! That must have been a great adventure. Cape Town is such a beautiful, active city, I can see why people love living there.

Anne | Girl Chasing SunshineOctober 9, 2015 - 4:42 pm

Such cuties! I’ve never seen a penguin but your photos tell me they are super adorable! <3

Staying in Downtown Cape Town at the Cullinan Hotel

On my recent trip to Cape Town, I stayed at the Cullinan Hotel. The hotel’s location is ideal for travelers as it’s a short 15 minute walk to Victoria’s Wharf for shopping and dining and also close to the Two Oceans Aquarium. The hotel has amazingly friendly staff who also run an hourly shuttle which […]


ValerieSeptember 29, 2015 - 1:56 pm

Oh my word! Now THAT’s what I call a beautiful hotel lobby <3 xx

KellySeptember 30, 2015 - 8:41 am

Great post! I have not been to South Africa but it is a place I’ve always wanted to travel to. Have I mentioned that I absolutely love the name of your blog? It is so punny and perfect :)

As for the thrift shops I frequent, yes as of recently Beacon’s Closet since moving to NYC, but that Cynthia Rowley dress you liked is actually from Crossroads. That is probably where I always have THE BEST luck. It’s always hit or miss, Black + Brown is another good one as well. Those were my go-tos in CA. Do you have any recommendations for NY or where are you based? Happy #wcw!


SherSeptember 30, 2015 - 9:08 am

Hi Kelly – haha thanks! i’m glad you appreciate the blog name 😉

I live in NYC but haven’t really gotten into thrifting – I guess I just don’t know where to go and often don’t have the stamina to sort through everything. I have been to the massive Beacons closet in Greenpoint though, that had a bunch of cool stuff. I’ll check out Crossroads and Black + Brown, thanks for the recc’s!

LarisaSeptember 30, 2015 - 11:17 am

Wow- simply gorgeous! I have never been to Cape Town… putting it on my bucket list now!

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EricaSeptember 30, 2015 - 2:28 pm

These photos are stunning! Looks like an incredible hotel :) Hope you had fun dear xx


SherSeptember 30, 2015 - 4:32 pm

Thanks Erica! Yes, it was probably my favorite trip to date.

SybilSeptember 30, 2015 - 10:33 pm

wow!! that is stunning! 😀

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ShannonOctober 1, 2015 - 2:40 am

Looks gorgeous. The lighting in the top photo is beautiful. You must have enjoyed your stay there!


YolantaOctober 2, 2015 - 8:11 am

This hotel looks so beautiful! I love the high windows, almost gives a roman architecture feel, it sounds magical. If I ever visit Cape town and I can afford to stay there I surly will, Can’t wait to see more from you !

Yolanta x

Equinox Inside Out Barre Class Review

If I could, I would take cardio and fast moving exercises classes every day of the week. However, my abs are in sore need of some work and everything these days feels tight. This is where Barre classes come in! I’ve tried a couple in the past but always felt like Barre was too “girly” […]


notesofglamSeptember 29, 2015 - 5:02 pm

That seems such an interesting class,it should be great for toning!


KatieSeptember 29, 2015 - 7:01 pm

Very interesting review. Thank you for sharing!


SherSeptember 30, 2015 - 9:09 am

Yes it definitely is! Have you tried out barre?

Learning to Cook Cape Malay Cuisine in Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap Quarter

Cape Town’s Bo-Kaap quarter is traditionally home to the Cape Malay population and situated right near the downtown city center on the slopes of Signal Hill. As you can see, the area is known for its brightly colored homes, sloped streets and charm. It felt a bit like a colorful San Francisco actually! On a […]


TodopormivestidoSeptember 24, 2015 - 6:43 am

Preciosas fotos y muy guapa, me ha gustado mucho

ZauniSeptember 24, 2015 - 12:59 pm

This is so dope, especially the fact you got an authentic cooking class.

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RochelleSeptember 24, 2015 - 2:53 pm

I love the idea of the different colors of the houses. It’s beautiful! And the cars are pretty well-aligned. Very cool! :)
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RachelSeptember 24, 2015 - 3:07 pm

What beautiful colors, looks like you had a great time exploring.


LarisaSeptember 24, 2015 - 3:44 pm

These photos are so gorgeous! A town that beautiful and colorful filled with food that delicious sounds like heaven.

xx Larisa @ weheartbeauty.com

pinkqueenSeptember 25, 2015 - 2:08 am

great houses!!!


el armario de la nenaSeptember 25, 2015 - 9:15 am

It seems a beautiful place to visit! thanks for sharing! and thank you for your comment on my blog 😀

SherSeptember 25, 2015 - 9:38 am

Thanks Zauni! Yes, the cooking class was by far the best (and tastiest) part!

SherSeptember 25, 2015 - 9:39 am

Hi Rochell! Yes isnt’ it amazing how the houses are all painted a different color? it seems perfectly coordinated but apparently it was done at random!

ASeptember 27, 2015 - 4:43 am

Awesome photos :) Love the purple/mustard(?) combo on the wall with the wooden window!

SherSeptember 27, 2015 - 9:59 am

Thanks! Yellow walls really make anything pop, don’t they :)

Fashion LoverSeptember 28, 2015 - 7:17 am

So beautiful pictures dear!! I love them.


GemmaSeptember 28, 2015 - 11:58 am

And as colourful as Trinidad in Cuba! I could do with some tea now.

SherSeptember 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm

Hey Gemma, thanks for stopping by! Ooh I’ve never been to Trinidad but a coworker of mine is from there and she’s getting excited for Carnival next spring haha. Sounds like I need to visit!

JoyceSeptember 29, 2015 - 2:25 pm

What a cute town! It’s so cool that you get to go to all the cooking classes every time you travel, such a cool way to learn more about the culture and history of the place!

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