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She said in her speech that one of the things she loved most about him was how he made her laugh every single day… Sjo, these two! Some sneak peek pics from Bronwyn and Jacques gorgeous wedding this last weekend.

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Blueberries make the world a better place and this recipe makes it even better still :-) So simple, rustic and tasty! A complete winner and on our to do list for our next lunch with friends! Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on our weekly food column for the lovely Pretty Blog.

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The west coast really showed us what it’s famous for on Beth and Chris’ special Strandkombuis wedding day! Magnificent vistas, miles of open beach, turquoise waves, roaming tortoises and yes, you guessed it, gale force freezing winds ;-) But these two didn’t let that stop the happy festivities for one second!! There’s a photo I caught in a split second before the ceremony of two gulls flying side by side high in the blue air and I feel like that’s a perfect visual metaphor for these two! Beth and Chris, thank you for letting me capture SO many smiles – you two are so lovely and I’m so happy I got to know you and be a witness for this new start! Assisted by the ever lovely Illyan Cloete

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Isn’t this just a feast for the eyes??? Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on our weekly food column for the lovely Pretty Blog.

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I feel like I got to photograph Jennifer Aniston’s wedding!! Jana is an absolute twin – too gorgeous for words :-D Enjoy their sneak peek of some of my favourite photos!

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Seriously easy and pretty healthy! A treat the kids can help themselves to anytime without asking is a winner in our house :-D Find the Food Fox’s super recipe here on our weekly food column for the wonderful Pretty Blog.

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This amazing, strong and beautiful mum with her precious little boy is my lovely friend Cheryl – the talented eye behind Cheryl McEwan Photography. It’s always a bit nerve wracking shooting another photographer but Cheryl is just so gracious – even in the face of almost 100% humidity, hardcore hill walking and a busy babs who just wanted to dive head first into the sea :-D Bjorn you have a special mum right there!

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My husband and I took an incredibly rare evening off together for ‘date night’ at the gorgeous Dining Room in Woodstock. I’ve been to Karen Dudley’s fantastic eatery The Kitchen close by as well as sampled her phenomenally flavourful cooking at a wedding I photographed in April, so I’ve been looking forward to trying the Dining Room for quite some time! It was the most wonderful evening – the team looked after us like gold and the food (especially the seared tuna with smoky aubergine!) was sensational with that quirky, upbeat edge that makes Karen so special. Please do yourself a favour and pop over for dinner (Tues & Thurs nights and you can bring your own wine)- take someone fun with you!

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These two didn’t stop smiling THE whole day!! Beth and Chris’ sneak peek at the gorgeous Strandkombuis :-D

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My lovely gran, my mother’s mother, was a wonderful baker although she would always deny it vehemently! I remember an apple crumble made from scratch every time we visited, hot scones and jam, rock buns and the best mince pies with the crumbliest pastry every Christmas! It’s amazing how these memories stay with you :-) I gave my daughter Wren my gran’s middle name Elsie and I hope she carries similar happy memories of her wonderful grandfather’s cooking with her through her life! Take a moment to read the Food Fox’s beautiful story about her grandmother and try this amazing cinnamon cake with milk tart icing – some family heritage and South African heritage. Find her lovely recipe here on our weekly food column for the wonderful Pretty Blog.

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I thought it might be nice to share this screengrab of the posts from my weekend takeover at Bamboo Revolution’s instagram feed. It really was an opportunity to reflect on some moments with my family and share some pieces of my life which is rare as I’m pretty much always behind the camera ;-) Pop over to see more on their Instagram. How lovely are these watches!

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Let me sing you a song of peanut sauce and good times… Wow, these Vietnamese spring rolls changed my life a lil’ bit!! I wasn’t always so rapturous though ;-) I’m sad to admit that when Ilse was making them I was looking on with a little smidgen of dubiousness at all the raw, unseasoned veggies that were going in! Buuuuut once these beauties were laden with the best peanut sauce you’ll taste in your life I realised the true genius of the Food Fox and was ashamed of my doubting!! :-D Please try these with this sauce!!!!!!!!! Do it… Find her wonderful recipe here on our weekly food column for the inspiring Pretty Blog. p.s The mint and basil are a must!

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This little cutie and his amazing mum!!

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I’m feeling the happy glow after a lot of hard work came together in such a fun and successful day yesterday!! My incredible and talented friend Ilse van der Merwe, The Food Fox and I hosted a fabulous group of inspiring foodie women from so many walks of life for our 2016 Food Styling workshop! We couldn’t have done it without the generous help of our venue Oldenburg wine farm (Annine you were amazing!!). WHAT a place – you won’t find more stunning accommodation ANYWHERE in the winelands! A true and exquisite piece of paradise!! The six bedroom manor house comes complete with breathtaking mountain views, a cathedral like-kitchen and it’s own butler – I’m moving in!! I wish I’d had more time to take a million photos – next time for sure :-D We were also delighted to gift our attendees with a goodie bag full of treaties from these super and supportive people: Checkers, Woolworths, Poetry Stores and Thorne and Daughters. Checkers were so wonderful to also sponsor our ingredients and Ilse cooked up a storm to style and devour!

We started off with a breakfast spread overlooking the Helshoogte mountains and then packed in a tonne of theory before getting down to styling beautiful food :-D We decided to have a bit of fun with the first two set ups (inspired by Donna Hay Magazine’s black and white edition!) and shot a white on white duck egg merginue mess with passionfruit, as well as a black on black chocolate tart with mulberry glaze. Then lunch of souvlaki pitas with greek salad, red pepper hummus and tzatziki which we styled afterwards. The class then got to it on their own with some artisanal bread set ups and a green pesto spaghetti – they aced it from the start!! We finished off the intensive day with a chocolate milk and nutella cookies shot and lots of happy chat!

THANK YOU ladies for joining us and being happy sponges for all the info we threw at  you! Thank you again to our assistant Paula Smit – a little tornado of talent who is going somewhere in the food world! And of course a super special thank you (which will never be enough!!) to a force of nature and truly beautiful friend Ilse van der Merwe… Enjoy the photos.

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