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Archive for March, 2012

Sparkle & Shine! Wedding Dress Inspriation

Hi everyone! Apologies for not  blogging for a while – work has been manically busy and life has been even more so! Having thrown myself into training for the 2 Oceans Half Marathon (gulp – next weekend!) I’m now feeling fit and strong, boosted on by my Argus Cycle Tour training 🙂 A big winner here – did my best time: 4.36! Very happy with it and hoping to improve again next year.

Anyway, back to today’s blog post! If I stop and think for a second, I realise that a few friends, colleagues & acquaintances have all gotten married in the past couple of weeks – literally about 5 people I know of! And with my 2 year engagement anniversary coming up next month, it got me thinking of my wedding day and how amazing it all was…if I could fly back in time and watch that day unfold again I would! My husband and I were listening to audio clips on his cell phone the other day, listening to what he’d recorded in the weeks and days running up to our wedding and I was reminded just how incredibly special that time of our lives was.

And so, for whimsical, sentimental reasons I’m blogging Wedding Dresses todaybeautiful sparkly, unique and special dresses that I’ve spotted here and there – and all of which could do with some air time! So if you’re married, remember back to the day your wore your dress down the aisle, if you’re looking ahead to your day – dream on 🙂 & as always, be inspired!

A Lacy Ending - Wedding Dress

A Lacy Ending – Wedding Dress | source stylemepretty

Tied with a Bow - Wedding Dress

Tied with a Bow – Wedding Dress | source plumprettysugar

True Blue Tulle - Wedding Dress

True Blue Tulle – Wedding Dress | source Madelin Downey

Collared and Bejeweled - Wedding Dress

Collared and Bejeweled – Wedding Dress | source forever photography studio

Ice Blue Sparkles - Wedding Dress

Ice Blue Sparkles – Wedding Dress | source Emily Steffen

Mint Textured & Layered - Wedding Dress

Mint Textured & Layered – Wedding Dress | source ru-glamour (Eugenia Silva)

Ruffles in Wonderland - Wedding Dress

Ruffles in Wonderland – Wedding Dress | source House of Brides

Art Deco Style - Wedding Dress

Art Deco Style – Wedding Dress | source polkadotbride

I Love You Cape Town! I’m Showing You Off!

The last few months I’ve been riding my black and yellow Scott bike around some of the most beautiful coastal routes in the world – the Cape Peninsula! It makes me gobsmacked just how gorgeous Cape Town really is…from the closeness of the wilderness to my house, to the colours of the sea and the diversity on the mountain…

It’s also the fragrances, the textural layers, the vibrancy of the people, architecture, streets, food and more…As I prepare to ride my 4th Argus Cycle Tour this weekend (eek!) I’m dedicating this post to Cape Town. To all those who’ve never been, I invite you to visit – you’ll want to return again and again…

“Well, that was the river, this is the sea.” – The Waterboys

The Twelve Apostles - Cape Town

The Twelve Apostles – Cape Town | source here.

The Colourful Houses of the Bo Kaap

The Colourful Houses of the Bo Kaap | source here.

Noordehoek Beach at Sunset

Noordehoek Beach at Sunset | source here.

The Houses of Muizenburg

The Houses of Muizenburg | source here.

The Atlantic Seaboard Evening

The Atlantic Seaboard Evening | source here.

Clifton Paradise

Clifton Paradise | source here.

In the Harbour

In the Harbour | source here.

The Mountain, the Mountain

The Mountain, the Mountain | source here.

Live in the Sunshine – Friday Inspiration

Today, be inspired. Be inspired to live more, dream more, play harder, laugh and giggle in delight, swim in the sea, play dress up, experiment with crazy makeup, follow a stranger on twitter, try something new, run wild in the mountains, take up a new sport, phone your gran to say hi, make cookies and eat them all, drink a glass of chocolate milk, play with a puppy, stay up late, sleep in, get up early and be the best you can be.

It’s Friday and a new month! Make the most of it! Have a happy weekend 🙂

Live in the Sunshine

Swim in the Sunshine | source here.