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TRAVEL / Monday / April 7th, 2014

Take Flight

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Jacket – Zara South Africa | Leggings – Bershka London | Shirt – MRP Menswear | Top – Mango | Bag – Zara | Boots – Country Road
Last week Tegan and I hopped onto a local flight to Johannesburg for two days. I wish I could have stayed longer but one of my best friends came into town to visit and I had to rush back to Cape Town to spend quality time with her. One thing I struggle to do on long haul flights is dress appropriately. When you’re flying economy class it’s difficult to look good and be comfortable at the same time, so I always end up styling something involving track pants and sneakers. With Johannesburg being less than two hours away from my incredible city of Cape Town, I could finally try something a little less practical to wear on my flight. I decided to test this look out, could I pull something like this off on a 7 hour flight? (more…)

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LOCAL, TRAVEL / Wednesday / January 30th, 2013

Paternoster Seaside Break


 A few weekends ago Tegan and I were lucky enough to enjoy a beautiful time at Paternoster Seaside Cottages. The people over at Abalone House treated us to a gorgeous BTB girls weekend with a stunning beach cottage, high tea and incredible service. 

The cottage has a fully equipped with a kitchen, two bedrooms (with en suite) and an infinity pool overlooking the gorgeous Paternoster beach. Each cottage comes along with a coffee machine, tea  and complementary cookies; We thoroughly enjoyed our relaxing weekend at this quaint fishing village just an hour and twenty minutes drive from Cape Town. We giggled, tanned, talked and took a drive through the pretty town viewing it’s charming shops. 

We finished off our trip with High Tea at Abalone House’s tea room, with canapés and coffee cakes. 
Their Saffron Restaurant has a new menu each day with all food freshly prepared fish from the local fisherman’s daily catch. 

Thank you so much to Abalone house for their hospitality and incredible service! (seriously the service is brilliant) 

To Book contact:
Tel: (022) 752 2044  |  Fax:  086 215 1839  |  E-mail: info@seasidecottage.co.za





x x x Aisha B

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Dubai, INTERNATIONAL, TRAVEL / Monday / January 28th, 2013

Global Village Dubai


Global Village is an annual fair hosted in the Dubai Desert for the 6months of cooler weather they like to call “winter”. The fair hosts shopping stalls from the entire world, with local products from each of the worlds continents most popular countries. I  spent mosts of my time in the middle eastern stalls picking up a few timeless pieces from Afghanistan & Pakistan as well as enjoying music and food from Jourdan and India. Theres something for everyone with tons of live entertainment showcasing the cultures of the world and great rides for kids and young adults to enjoy and of course tons of shopping to be done — it is Dubai after all! 

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Aisha B




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Dubai, INTERNATIONAL, TRAVEL / Monday / January 21st, 2013

Musandam


Musandam is a small town in Oman about an hour and a bit drive from Dubai. The middle eastern fishing village is filled with traditional Arabian styled boats called dhows and fisherman living a modest life. It’s a pretty quiet village with many of the locals using bicycles to get around and fishing to make a living. We took a dhow out on the Persian Gulf to have a look at the vast and beautiful limestone mountains kissing the ocean.  Our captain took us into a breathtaking little cove where we anchored for the day. Before a traditional lunch we took speedboats out to the picturesque beach to enjoy tanning, swimming and snorkeling. There was a quaint house hosting a local family and  2 goats and a donkey who roamed around the beach with us. We were told the owners of the house live on the beach and allow visitors to enjoy their beach during the middle eastern winter ( which is 25 to 30 degree weather!) 

After our swim and a delicious lunch the two tiny speed boats took us across the ocean to see thee most magnificent caves nestled between the mountain and ocean.  The sea breeze was both relaxing and mesmerizing and I had a few gorgeous naps on board (anyone who knows me well will know I describe a comatose nap as nothing short of gorgeous). 

If you’re heading out to the middle east anytime soon, Dubai in particular, be sure to book a Musandam tour – its a tiny paradise to say the least.

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Aisha B 





















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Dubai, INTERNATIONAL, TRAVEL / Tuesday / January 15th, 2013

New Years Eve Dubai


Happy New Year to all our extraordinary readers and supporters! My New Year’s Eve was spent in downtown Dubai with my family, as I watched a remarkable fireworks display take place off the Burj Khalifa – the tallest building in the entire world! The Prague Philharmonic Orchestra supported the fire and waterworks display with beautiful classical music. (watch here)

Dubai along with Sydney, New York and London had thee most viewed celebration with over 1.7million tourists, expats and locals blown away by the display inspired by the UAE’s national flag colors red, white & green. It was certainly a New Year’s Eve to remember; walking about 3 km to the display with millions of people around us, sardined on the metro and having delicious italian pizza in the middle east was a bit different to my usual mediocre New Year’s Eve spent in Cape Town.

It was really special welcoming 2013 with my loved ones and gawking at all the people and the effort that went into creating such an amazing pyrotechnic display. 
I hope you all had an exciting New Year’s Eve with the special people in your life and my this year bring you love, peace and utter bliss. 

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Aisha B 

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