Beach life and My New House Tour

Hey Friday face 🙂 So excited to bring you a tour of my empty house. I actually shot this video on key hand over day and never finished editing the video because my only tech that’s unpacked is my cellphone (haha, yes slow unpacking) you can check out my video below and subscribe and like…

My Scandi inspired dining room

I started this blog towards the end of last year because I found myself obsessed with DIY, possibly because I was always told as a child that if you want something done right do it yourself! It could also be that I have a slight tendancy to control myself and my surroundings but that’s not…

Bamboo Storage

Finally, a moment of silence and a little less chaos to blog. I’m in the kitchen and trying to contain the mess that is my pantry before it gets way out of hand! I bought these bamboo lid storage glasses from a home wear store in Johannesburg and then immediately boxed them. Now that they…

Unicorn kids rug

I’m sitting with my feet up feeling chuffed with myself because I made this adorable kids unicorn rug in the midst of packing – when I have an idea, I have an idea what can I say? Haha. Actually my feet are up because my feet are tired because of all the packing and wrapping…

Welcome to the beach life…

It’s a different post today. One I’m typing this from my empty new home in the coast. It only hit me when I received the keys today that oh my goodness it’s real, it’s happened. I made this decision after a year of searching for a home in the city I’ve always lived in, the…

Some Local Finds

Hey guys! I cannot believe how stressful the past week has been I am honestly ready to move now and have everything sorted and organised but patience is all I have for now. Today I wanted to share some local finds which I adore from two local South African stores, if I am not mistaken…

DIY Scatter Cushions

Hey guys happy rainy Thursday. It took me an entire week to produce these scatter cushions because I’ve been recovering from a cold. Another problem that arose was that I couldn’t find my plug for my home machine so these are handmade in the literal sense, I thought about getting a hot glue gun but…

DIY Miffy wall art

Hey! Long time no see/chat/blog haha, I miss one week and it literally feels like it was a month ago since I last posted. I have been swimming in work and that is because WE ARE OFFICIALLY MOVING TO THE COAST! I am so excited, nothing better than living by the sea, I’ve been a…

DIY Merino Wool Throw Blanket

Hey guys! Happy Thursday! It’s back to doing it myself. I created a knit throw from 100% pure merino wool for my daughter’s bedroom. I’m sure you guys have seen the gigantic blankets and throws made from merino roving, they are crazy expensive! One, roving is generally very expensive and you’d require about 7lbs to…

Interior Haul

Hey guys! Today I want to share with you some stuff I’ve bought for the house. Last year I blogged about colour palettes in order to make a space for the house that I love and so far so good. I purchased this gorgeous and fluffy Icelandic sheepskin rug from Etsy from a shop called…

City & Orchid’s New YouTube Channel

Hey guys 🙂 I’m so excited to inform you all that City & Orchid has a new YouTube Channel! Same name same branding, different content. I wanted to deliver some more topics that I am passionate about and that have become super important but deliver the topics in a different way, so if you’re more…

How To Get Organised For 2017

Hey guys, happy new year! Wow, did 2016 fly by or what? I hope everyone had or is still currently having a great holiday. I want to draw your attention to something exciting and part of my ‘getting organised’ commitment and that is City & Orchid’s new domain name- talk about commitment right? So now…