Take Cover

January 27, 2015

      Packing for a trip always proves a difficult task, no matter how long the excursion. It could be a weekend away or two weeks overseas, it seems one can never have too much of anything when it comes to packing a suitcase. As much as I am my mother’s child, I am not one to pack an outfit per day and maybe two extras, just in case. I prefer to pack according to categories – whatever shirts,…

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January 19, 2015

First thing’s first, I apologise for my silence over the past 2/3 weeks – I was having issues with my laptop and my camera and basically the world was against me for a while. But, it’s back on my side and as a result I am back on track. Now the title “Jump” is not a response to my current (and hopefully past) struggles with technology but rather the answer to my perpetual, and somewhat unhealthy, state of relaxation as of late.…

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New (but oldish) Home for The Fashion Freckle

January 4, 2015

I realize I should have done this a long time ago when my blog actually moved but things get hectic and as a results things get forgotten. Towards the end of last year I joined a blog network called TGETHER – this explains why I haven’t posted anything on this platform for months! So, you can find my new home here – www.thefashionfreckle.tgether.co.za Sorry again for the lateness, and happy new year to you all!…

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December 31, 2014

With the new year just around the corner, we find ourselves reminiscing on the past 12 months and introducing potential changes we want to attribute to the year ahead. For a while I have found myself at a blockade with my creative ventures. Focusing on another’s strengths in comparison to your own is dangerous, and I plan to put an end to this next year. Finding your own voice proves extremely difficult in this social media world made up of public…

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Stepford Streets

December 29, 2014

Ever heard of Celebration Village in Orlando Florida? Neither. Basically, it is a mini town designed by Disney. Word on the street, and by street I mean Mama V, is that Celebration is a place so perfect that it is reminiscent of a town from “The Stepford Wives”. People walking their dogs along the Wisteria-like streets, kids riding their bicycles to school (yes there is a primary school in Celebration and a high school and university for that matter), and every person greeting you…

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Day 7: Gingerbread Cupakes

December 25, 2014

Merry Christmas to all who celebrate! It is said every year, but I don’t know how it could possibly be Christmas day already and soon it will be 2015. What. How. When. This recipe was inspired by someone else’s recipe that I discovered on the web. The recipe was on Creme de La Crumb blog run by a lady called Tiffany. I am basically sharing her recipe but changed a few things and let me tell you, she knows what she…

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Day 6: The Best Peppermint Crisp Pudding

December 24, 2014

My mom has been making this dessert since I can remember, and I have been devouring it from the very beginning. It is always my go-to recipe when my brain doesn’t want to think too hard and it never fails and never disappoints. Ingredients: 360g Caramel (I use Nestle Treat caramel, I know it’s a cop out but it is sold for a reason) 200g Milk chocolate digestive biscuits 150g bar of Peppermint Crisp chocolate 250g whipping cream Method: I…

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Day 5: Watermelon Mimosa

December 23, 2014

If you’re looking for a refreshing treat, this is it. I have always been a major fan of anything watermelon flavoured – it’s my favourite Body Shop lipbalm flavour. This watermelon sorbet is no expection. It is both fresh and refreshing, and somewhat healthy. Somewhat. Ingredients: Half a watermelon 2 cups of water 1 cup of caster sugar 2 egg whites Your favourite champagne (Or sparkling grape juice, in my case – not the biggest fan of alcohol) Method: Add the…

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Blurred Lines

December 22, 2014

I’m jetlagged and honestly have no other thoughts in my head but food and bed. As a result, this post is very unimaginative and I’m sorry. At the very least it serves as a much needed break amongst the sugar and carb-overload of the last 4 posts. All that is of importance is that I have been looking for leather jeans with a ribbed effect by the knees. So thank you Zara, you’re grand. Off to bed. What I Wore:…

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Day 4: Jess’s Hot Chocolate

December 21, 2014

This hot chocolate recipe was inspired by the Parisian patisserie Angelina’s hot chocolate. When I drank the Angelina hot chocolate back in June, it felt as if I was drinking melted chocolate. You can imagine the decadence of it all. I know I will never be able to replicate it but this is my attempt. Ingredients: 4 x 80g bars of Cadbury’s Topdeck chocolate 1/2 a cup of milk, or enough to turn the consistency of the chocolate to something in…

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