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Into the Karoo | Style Inspiration Moodboard

I’m off to my favourite Western Cape reserve this weekend – Sanbona Private Game Reserve – for a MUCH-ANTICIPATED time of being with good friends, eating great food, drinking red wine and hanging out under the Karoo stars – my favourite.

What I love about being out in the Karoo is the incredible sense of space; the sky is bigger here (I can imagine Montana similarly), and the horizons blur out in the distance. The quaint farmhouses dot the desert scrub and herds of sheep skitter along the slopes; it’s farmland out here, and it’s so peaceful.

I’ve always loved visiting Karoo farmhouses or side-of-the-road farmstalls, as there’s always something to look at, buy or get interested in, as well as fascinating people to talk to. One of the things I enjoy the most is the style of a farmhouse; I always say I want a Karoo kitchen, and hopefully one day I can make that happen!

From white-washed walls to simple ceramics, wooden floors and textured  pieces of furniture, the style is always unique and custom-made. I’ve put together a Karoo moodboard today – just for a little bit of inspiration on an entire style of living… for more great Karoo pics, check out this great Pinterest board.

Karoo Home Inspiration

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Safari Style | Some African Inspiration

I get a lot of decor satisfaction with looking at images of beautiful safari lodges in Africa. Yes, I work in E-Marketing, but I also work for an outbound luxury Africa tour operator, so I see images like the below ALL the time! I love the essence and elegance of superb safari style – not cheesy animal print and fur, but classic tented style glamour, old colonial elements and a clear artistic flair.

One of my absolute favourite reserves is Singita – renowned the world over for their luxurious safaris and lodges. They have five SA lodges – Ebony, Boulders & Castleton in the Sabi Sands, and Lebombo and Sweni in the Kruger. They also have one lodge in Zimbabwe – Pamushana and then four in the Grumeti Reserves in Tanzania – Sasakwa, Sabora Tented, Faru Faru and Singita Explore. All offer unique and different experiences, but ALL are sublime when it comes to decor & style. Be inspired for your own home!

Singita Castleton

Castleton Foliage

Singita Boulders

Singita Ebony

Ebony Pith Helmets

Singita Sweni

Singita Lebombo

Lebombo Style

Sand River

All photos from Singita

Pink! It just goes with the Fashion | Decor & Style

Pink, it’s my new obsession, yeah
Pink, it’s not even a question
Pink, on the lips of your lover
‘Cause pink is the love you discover

Pink, as the bing on your cherry
Pink, ’cause you are so very
Pink, it’s the color of passion
‘Cause today it just goes with the fashion!

Aerosmith

Pink Cafe

Pink Cafe | source ZsaZsa Bellagio

Rose in a Gilt Cage

Rose in a Gilt Cage | source valdirose.blogspot.com

Ballerina Girl

Ballerina Girl | source weheartit.com

Love on a Stand

Love on a Stand | source juliasroomfordessert.blogspot.com

Pink & Orange India

Pink & Orange India | source Erin ever After

Into Morocco

Into Morocco | prettypetals.typepad.com

French Afternoon

French Afternoon | source frenchbydesign.blogspot.com

Pink at the Beach House

Pink at the Beach House | source vintagerosebrocante.tumblr.com

Oh So Vintage

Oh So Vintage | source Sarah Kaye

Vintage Wedding

Vintage Wedding | source The Pretty Blog

Lounge in the Pink

Lounge in the Pink | source Style at Home

It's PINK!

It’s PINK! | source pinterest

Gaga for the Lady – So You Think She’s Got Style?

I’m currently obsessed with So You Think You Can Dance – one of my absolute favourite shows. I love the incredible creativity, style and amazeballs moments when you see a dancer do something you’ve never dreamt existed. One of the cool things about the show is that they have regular celebrity guest judges, and this week it was the one and only Lady Gaga.

Now I must say, I still think she’s pretty cooky and odd, and sometimes downright strange. However, her complete honesty, transparency as a person (even through the crazy clothes and makeup) and truthful praise and criticism of the dancers was quite an insight into her character.

I really guess it was a bit of ‘don’t judge the book by it’s cover’ situation! She’s still not my favourite, and I do find her lyrics to be offensive and cryptic at times, but still, she is just something else. Today’s post on The Good Girls Guide is all about being Gaga for the Ladya style diary

Lady Gaga on So You Think You Can Dance

Lady Gaga on So You Think You Can Dance | source here.

Amazeballs

Amazeballs | source here.

The Fame

The Fame | source here.

Roar!

Roar! | source here.

Cover Girl

Cover Girl | source here.

Hair Like Ice

Hair Like Ice | source here.

Fabulous Gaga

Fabulous Gaga | source here.

Channelling Marilyn

Channelling Marilyn | source here.

Dark Like the Night

Dark Like the Night | source here.

Lady Gaga Style

Lady Gaga Style | source here.

Lady Gaga the Rockstar

Lady Gaga the Rockstar | source here.