This is one of my prized possessions a facsimile edition of Alys Fane Trotter's "Old Colonial Houses of the Cape of Good Hope." No.1444/1500 Printed & bound by Creda Press, Eppindust, Cape. With notes by Herbert Baker. It's not in perfect condition but I love it all the same.
The original book & by extension this edition, a treasure to the history of "Cape Dutch" Architecture. A style of architecture which when studied closely bares, in truth, only a slight resemblance to the homesteads of their Dutch cousins. An evolved & wholly adapted form to suit the unique conditions, rooted, native, to the land.
I have a deep love & appreciation for architecture. Cape Dutch a style which resonates with me strongly. If one day I own a property large enough I will design & build a faithful homage to this pioneering style. It will sit alongside my other architectural loves.
Besides the cool label, this rose is the ish bro zay. We getting strawberry jam on the snout, actually some white butter toast and strawberry jam! Yum. It's light, fruity, with a fresh finish....and the label is awesome 🐽 @spiderpigwine we thank you! #cheers
Ok all you sweet wine drinkers, shut up and listen! This #cederbergbukettraube , this ridiculous marriage of flavors aaaaaah. Rose and litchi on the nose, a delicate beauty, well balanced and naturally sweet. Pair this with some spicy bites, don't say we didn't tell you #18bottlesgotit#18bottles told you. Ok... As you were.
Organic never tasted so good. This beauty boasts of floral, citrus(y) notes on the nose. On the palate it's creamy, clean and refreshing. Beautiful balance... Let's go hug trees or vines in this case 🍇 @silvermistvineyards *clink clink*
Breathtaking road trip to the wine lands of South Africa! South Africa surprised me at every turn. If you told me we were in Napa, I would’ve believed you. Vineyards surrounded by mountains everywhere you looked. Arriving in Franschoek and the Cape Vue Country House. 🍷 ⛰ 📸 🇿🇦 #africa#franschoek#winecountry
So excited to visit @cathrinesbridalcouture again this week! 👰🏻 this is getting SO real now, and I wish I can explain how excited I am to become Donovan’s wife on our 8 year anniversary! ❤️ 💍Also, since so many of you have asked advice with regards to love and relationships: Not that I’m an expert - but here goes:
Don’t look for it. We found each other when neither one of us were looking. But BAM, what’s meant to be will always be.