Had an awesome long weekend in Mossel Bay On Thursday it was just me, Nikki, Zané and Niki staying at the River Shack. We had drinks played games, went to the beach, got creeped out by spiders and had fun.
On Friday morning after a 3 hour sleep me, Nikki and Zané went on a 3 hour horse riding excursion thingy. It was awesome to gallop in the sand dunes Unfortunately we had no place to put our phones so we couldn’t take any photos. Actually most of the weekend I didn’t have any batteries on my phone do I didn’t take a lot of photos at all. But lucky the other peeps did so I will steal photos from them later to post on my blog! After the horse riding we started prepping for the rest of the guys to arrive so we prepared the food for the braai and had a few drinks. When they all arrived we partied by the fire and had fun. The next day we drove to had lunch at some place packed with bikers and then partied again but had an early night.
Sunday we drove back to PE and crashed in front on the tv at home. The weekend was really heavy on my body and I have been feeling sick since yesterday But no time to chill haha tomorrow we are driving down to Cape Town for another long weekend packed with fun
Hello everyone! I know I haven’t been blogging in a while but to be honest I have dealt with a lot life lately. Big decisions and planning, preparing, thinking… I’m pretty sure all know how it feels. You have a bit too much to think about to be able to just sit down and blog and focus your mind on what’s going right now. Mentally being in the future or far away in dreamland. Will try to shape up a bit and blog more!
On sunday we woke up and had a lovely breakfast at the Trogon House, then we drove to Keurbooms river where we rented a boat. We didn’t swim as we planned on doing cause you couldn’t see what was in the water it was so dark haha. Too freaked out about water snakes and stuff. All the way up the river we decided to stop for a bit then struggled like crazy to get boat started again. Half way back we ran out of gas haha but luckily we had some more in the boat. It was really a nice boat ride and day on the river.
Yummy healthy breakfast at the Trogon House and Forest Spa.
At the river.
Captain Martin haha
I’m the king of the world on a boat like Leo..!
After the boating we were on our way back home to P.E. again. We just needed to stop at Plett Puzzle Park first to run around in a 3D Maze for an hour and a half haha. It was crazy intense – guys vs. girls. Girls won of course! The guys cheated and kept using the emergency exits. Very uncool. But we still won so Nikki and I rock!
Last stop of the day was at Matt’s house to celebrate Matt and Mignon’s engagement But I didn’t take any photos of that …
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Tagged Diner, Eastern Cape, Food, Marilyn's 60's American Diner, Marilyn's Diner Storms River, Storms River, Tree, Tsitsikamma Big Tree, Tsitsikamma National Park
On Sunday Nikki and I went to the movies at Walmer Park.
We got popcorn, chocolates and drinks and were all smiley and happy
and excited as we sat down to watch Les Misérable. Walking out
after the movie both of us were almost crying. We both did our best
not to cry during the movie but it was hard. Les Misérable
really did make us miserable. Feeling empty and without a cause,
questioning the meaning of life, trying to find a purpose. But wow
what a movie. It has been a looooong time since a movie made me
feel as much as this one did. Def one of the best movies I’ve seen.
I think I need to buy it…so I can watch it alone in the dark and
cry. The movie deserves that. Deserves my tears. Everyone’s acting
was amazing. Anne Hathaway
blew me away (that’s a funny sentence haha) with her performance.
The biggest surprise to me was http://www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/hugh_jackman” target=”_blank” rel=”rottentomatoes”>Hugh Jackman. He
was amazing. That’s all I can say, amazing!
When we got back to Martin and Nikki’s house we were greeted by reality and had to try escape the feeling of emptiness the movie left in us. A glass of wine and a bit of braaing helped. Oh and what also helped a bit was checking out Eddie Redmayne photos on Google haha we both have a little crush on him.
Sorry Ryan and Martin We still love you the most!
Hey guys Hope your week has been good so far and that
you will have an amazing weekend! I’ve had the nicest morning. Woke
up, had breakfast, watched a bit of KUWTK and chilled. After that I
did a 1 hour workout, my new fav is Blogilates. Then I took a long
bath with Epsom salt, a hair treatment and face mask while
listening to music. Afterwards I spent about 2 hours trying on
clothes haha (I do that most days anyway..) then I had lunch and
now it’s time for a french mani/pedi Going over to Martin and
Nikki’s house later to watch the rugby and then see what happens
Here is something that I completely forgot to blog about. Last year we (me, Ryan, Robin, Martin, Nikki, Preller and Sam) all drove down from Port Elizabeth to Cape Town to go to the last Homegrown party ever on nov 3rd. We only started driving at like 6pm so we got to Cape Town at about 4 in the morning haha. 2 cars 7 peeps. The next day we met up with Zané, Niki, Brett and Alisha to party. We went to the Last Homegrown ever and the next day we all drove back again. It’s about 8 hours one way to drive haha. So here are some photos and a video that my boyfriend and his brother made from that party - which was insane!!
On our way to the Waterfront.
Lunch and drinks somewhere by the Waterfront. I’m the BOSS haha.
In the taxi on our way to Signal Hill.
Nikki and I in the taxi – I’m making a funny face
Nikki, Ryan and I – in the taxi.
View from Signal Hill.
Cheers! Having a beer at Signal Hill.
Me and my love.
Me and Robin.
Martin and Nikki – so cute!
Me and Ryan being cute too haha!
Sam and I posing.
Pre-party at Zané’s place before Homegrown.
My lovely and I.
Nikki and I.
Ryan, me, Sam and Preller.
Sam, Nikki, Alisha, Niki and me.
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Tagged Cape Town, Drum ´n Bass, Drum ´n Bass party Cape Town, Homegrown 2012, Homegrown Cape Town, Port Elizabeth, Signal Hill, South Africa
Went shopping this morning with Ryan and Robin. We stood outside Moffet on Main before they even opened. The plan was to get a new coffee table. That plan failed. Big time. We went to like a million (yes I am exaggerating there aren’t that many places here in Port Elizabeth) furniture shops but found nothing. Moffet on Main, Walmer Park, some other shopping area and Greenacres. Like I said, huge fail. They don’t have anything, at all. Anyway, we had lunch at Kauai at Walmer Park. That’s always nice. Love the fresh and healthy food there. I had a vegetarian Mexican burrito – very yum!
Now we are just waiting for the rest of the peeps to show up so we can start partying
Excuse the aggressive look haha. Early morning and sun in my eyes Wearing top from YDE, Shorts from Abercrombie & Fitch, belt from Foschini, shoes from Mr.P, Watch from Michael Kors, Sunglasses from Jay Jays, bag from Louis Vuitton.
Posted in Food, Outfit of the day, Personal, Shopping, Style
Tagged Abercrombie & Fitch shorts, Brunch, Furniture shopping Port Elizabeth, Jay Jays sunglasses, Kauai, Kauai Port Elizabeth, Kauai South Africa, Louis Vuitton bag, Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Shopping
Last night was super nice. Had a valentines dinner at home with Ryan and Robin. Nothing fancy just spaghetti and soya mince with tomatoes, onion, chili, corn, sundried tomatoes, peanuts and black pepper feta cheese. Enjoyed two bottles of red wine, no tv, background music and a whole lot of conversation. For dessert we had a little box of Ferrero Roscher and I made heart shaped watermelon bites that were all eaten up so fast that I didn’t get to take a photo of them haha
Got Ryan a ‘Love’ pillow and a heart shaped box of Lindt Lindor chocolate.
Happy Valentines Day to all of you my lovely readers! Hope you have a really romantic one
I told you guys that I had something to do nine days ago that I couldn’t tell you about just then… remember? You can check the post here.
Anyway, that sunday I had a photo-shoot with my gorgeous friend Nikki. It was so much fun! We were in our ‘home studio’ fixing with makeup, hair and outfits. Drinking champagne and laughing, trying not to die from the heat! Have to do it again soon
So here are the results with me behind the camera and Nikki in front of it, please tell me what you think! I absolutely love the photos, she is so stunning it’s not even funny!
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Tagged model, Modeling, photo, Photo Shoot, Photography, photos, Photoshoot
The Greek restaurant that we went to last night is called Mykonos. I’ve been there once before and the peeps there are super sweet. I just couldn’t remember the name haha. It was me, Ryan, Robin, Nikki, Martin, Mignon and her friend Wesley.
Had a yummy halumi cheese and mushroom type thing to eat. Everyone had a Greek shot except for me, I cannot handle shots at all. No one liked it anyway haha. After Mykonos we went to Pool City and had a couple of drinks before we went home.
Ryan and I slept over at Martin and Nikki’s house so this morning we did a bit of a ‘walk of shame’ at the beach
The weather has been amazing all day and the water was so warm (about 27 degrees) so after a shower Martin, Nikki, Ryan and I spent the whole day at the beach – we have sunburns to prove it It was an awesome day! I love swimming! Tonight will be a chilled one with movies and snacks at Martin and Nikki’s house. Hope you all are having a great weekend
So I went to the doctor here in Port Elizabeth today and they took some tests so I will know by next what’s going on. Hate it when they have to take blood haha I always end up being so pale that they ask me if I need to lie down for a bit! Anyway, I’m going for dinner and drinks now at the Greek place (can’t remember the name haha) with Ryan, Robin, Nikki, Martin and Mignon. Will be lovely – just hope I don’t get food poisoning this time! I’m just looking forward to a nice and chilled night tonight. I’m wearing my new jacket paired with an old dress. All black and gold today.
What I’m wearing: Jacket from Mr.P / Don’t know about the dress…/ Shoes from Foschini / Earrings from Mr.P / Watch from Michael Kors / Bag (my lovely bag) from Chanel / Sunglasses from Jay Jay’s.
Posted in Fashion, Outfit of the day, Personal, Photos, Style, Uncategorized
Tagged Chanel, Chanel Bag, Dinner, Foschini, Friday, Greek Restaurant, Jay Jay's, Michael Kors, Michael Kors Rose Gold Watch, Michael Kors Watch, Mr. Price, Mr.P, Outfit, Port Elizabeth, Style
I have been ignoring my blog today. Actually I have been ignoring life in general today. What I have been doing is reading, and sleeping. I’m loving the book even though it’s like 30 years old haha. It’s called ‘The Chamber’ by John Grisham and I’m down to the last 33 pages! So exciting!! For me, obviously not for you hehe. Been feeling like I look in the photo – weird and tired. So tomorrow I’m gonna book an appointment with a doctor. See what happens. Adios for now amigos! Time to eat, read and sleep.
I am sitting here wondering why (oh why) I am so insanely tired. Not just tired like normal tired. Crazy tired, exhausted, weak, cannot move tired. My head is a blur, I’ve got a constant headache (the constant drilling and banging in the building might have something to do with that) my left hand is tingling and I’m soooo thirsty. I had planned a shopping trip to Greenacres today but since I didn’t have any cash for the taxi and no energy I decided that tomorrow is a better Idea for that. It is half past twelve and I’m still walking around in my pajamas. Walking around is a bit of a lie, more like lying on the couch haha. Anyone else feel this way? It’s not like I actually have a reason to be this tired. I don’t really have a job or anything else super demanding. I’m more of a house-girlfriend hehe meaning I cook and clean and organize and stuff. Anyway, that’s enough complaining for now, I’m getting even more tired just reading about me being tired haha. It’s a stunning day outside today so I’m gonna force myself to go for a power walk as soon as it cools down bit.
This afternoon a package arrived for me from my mom. All the way from Sweden to Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Only takes about 1 1/2 months haha. Good thing she didn’t send me cheese! Instead I got a package of hand made things. Hand made as in made by my mom!
I got this lovely blanket – at the moment its lying on my bed as a throw or whatever it’s called.
Second thing I got was this hood-thingy. And as you can see my mom made it my fashion Fashion by Sofie. How sweet!
The third thing my mom made are these wrist warmers, not sure if that’s what they are actually called but I’m calling them that from now on haha. They are mine so I can call them whatever I want. I could call them Bernardies if wanted to, but I don’t, so I won’t, As you can see my little logo is on them too. Fashion by Sofie. I like it. Having my own logo. Also the wrist warmers are insanely fluffy and soft. Will be nice when it’s winter (a months from now).
The final thing in my package was this….troll? Yes, a troll. Wearing earrings that I will steal from him. Not sure if my mom made the earrings as well, she said it was all hand made so I’m guessing she did. Did you?
Thank you so much for the presents mom!
Posted in Fashion, Personal, Things and Stuff
Tagged Blanket, Christmas Presents, fashion, Fashion by Sofie, Gifts, Hand made, Hood, Port Elizabeth, Present, Sofie, South Africa, Sweden, Wrist warmers
Hey lovelies Wishing everyone an amazing weekend. I have plans for sunday that I won’t be able to tell you about just yet but I’m very very excited about it! Will hopefully tell you about it next week ;) I think this weekend is going to be a chilled one. I am jealous of Robin and Zané who are going to see Red Hot Chili Peppers in Cape Town..! If I’m lucky then my lovely boyfriend will take me long boarding tomorrow, and maybe a quick shopping trip to Greenacres. Right now I would give my Kingdom for
a horse nachos and a glass of red wine!
Excuse the hamster face haha Had breakfast with Ryan and Robin at Finnezz this morning. Lovely salmon and scrambled eggs. The place was quite empty but we are gonna have to go there some night for drinks cause it looks really nice since they moved. Now I’m watching a How I Met Your Mother marathon before its time to do some actual running haha. Going jogging with Nikki this afternoon – need to get back into exercising mode again. Been way too lazy for way too long.
Today was a busy one for me! I decided to make the study room my own closet. They guys haven’t seen it yet haha but they will in about 30 min when they get home from work. It took me seriously all day and I rearranged a lot of stuff and threw away old shoe boxes and other crap that was just taking up space. The tiny space I had in my wardrobe in the bedroom did not work for the amount of clothes I have and it always ended up in a HUGE mess…as you can see in the first photo – my ‘after the weekend’ mess. But now I am so happy and I can actually see every piece of clothing I have in there which is a very nice and welcomed change. The only thing is that I realized that some of my stuff is missing… very uncool. I had a fav top that is no gone and my Louis Vuitton shopping bag has disappeared, a whole bunch of stuff really. Time to go shopping soon? One day when I’m rich and famous (hahaha) I will build a house with a proper Sex and the City walk in closet
And as you can see my painting ended up in a corner in the bedroom haha
So now my masterpiece is finally done! Hahahaha!!! I am still not very happy with it… I am actually just so over it and don’t wanna deal with spray paints maybe ever again. Had I known that it would be this difficult to work with spray paints before buying them I would never even started this little project. I am no Picasso. Not even a little bit. But here is the result anyway:
Here is the follow up on Spray paint Picasso – part 1:
Being creative is so hard when your doing something for the first time… I thought spray painting would be easy hahaha how wrong was I?!?! I has been fun though I Sprayed an abstract space ship and stars and stuff but according to my lovely boyfriend it looked like crap, so we started over with his idea of what to do and what you see in these first photos here is the drunken result of that. So I decided to start over again. As you can see I just painted the whole thing black again. I have the evening to myself to finish it… if I can. I probably should have had a better plan to start with. Next painting I’m gonna skip the spay paints and go for normal regular paint with brushes and whole kit. I really am not a Picasso haha
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Tagged Aerosol paint, Canvas, Pablo Picasso, Paint, Painting, Picasso, Spray Paint, Spray Painting
Didn’t really have time to blog this weekend. On Friday I went to the Boardwalk Hotel Spa with Nikki and Mignon it was soooo lovely! Had a hot stone massage and Nikki and Mignon had some stick massage. The girl massaging me was amazing! The spa is really lovely and we were bubbling in the pool for a bit. After our massages we ordered in a bottle of wine. After we were finished at the spa we had dinner and more wine on the hotel terrace. A super lovely girls night
Today’s summer style outfit : ) Striped dress from H&M, Borrowed (my boyfriend’s) hat from Hurley, Sunglasses ? and shoes that you can’t see in these photos haha from Lacoste. You are actually lucky not to see them haha the are so worn it’s not even funny but the most comfortable pair of shoes I have. On my way to buy some more paint now so I can continue with my Picasso project. Going for a drink later with a friend who’s moving to Cape Town tomorrow, so will have to look for a going away present as well…tricky!
Life by Sofie
Feeling a bit princess like at the moment wearing my crown haha. Had lunch with the guys and now chilling having a beer at home. Going out for dinner tonight with Ryan, Martin and Nikki somewhere at Stanley Street. I really feel like a glass if wine Gonna be nice. But I won’t wear my crown out, I am princess of the house – wearing it out would make me look a bit psycho haha : ) Hope everyone is having a nice Friday Peace and Love
Haha I know it’s a bit late to say Happy New Year, it’s not THAT new anymore but since it’s my first post of the year it seemed perfect to mention. So a lot has happened since my post but I’m not gonna tell you about everything. December was amazing though and there will be a post about it later.
Now I’m back in Port Elizabeth planning 2013. Lots to think about and do.
Was supposed to be detoxing and stuff but seriously that’s just not fun haha so instead I’m just just gonna be making bit healthier choices. I don’t feel like giving up everything I like to be healthy. Healthy surely must mean being a bit unhealthy and happy? I love my reasoning. However, it is time to start working out again. Nikki and I are now going to start training for a half marathon. I’m very excited about it! : ) We are starting next week. Feels like 2013 is going to be amazing – so far it has been excellent. Wishing all you guys the best year ever : )
Peace Love and Happiness
Obviously the world did not end today haha. Sorry peeps in bunkers all over the world that wasted your day. After going to Table Mountain I had a nice and chilled picnic lunch in the park with Ryan, my dad and Lena today. Baguettes, cheeses, potato salad, greek salad, crostinis and cashews = YUM. The weather was amazing, 36 degrees! We were supposed to go on a sunset cruise this evening but the weather changed into this:
So Ryan and I have been chilling at home instead. Tomorrow Zané and Robin are back in town and its party time again ; ) I’m excited! And just a few days til Christmas!!!
My dad and his wife have been here since Monday and Ryan and I have been doing a whole bunch of stuff with them – been to the beach in Camps Bay, went for a drive and spotted a whale, had a LOT to eat and drink at different restaurants, went to the Waterfront and today we took a cable car up Table Mountain. So beautiful up there with the most amazing view.
Road tripping with Ryan : ) Port Elizabeth to Cape Town. 4 weeks holiday dolls – amazing!! Tomorrow my dad and his wife gets here and are gonna spend 2 weeks in CT with us before they leave for Thailand. Excited! First time they meet everyone ; )
Had a lovely day with my love Went to see The Hobbit at the movies with popcorn and everything. The movie was crazy good! I loved it and can’t wait for the next one to come out next year. And the next one after that in 2014. Got Ryan a small little surprise when he got back from work today:
A collage I made : ) some sparkling and a box of Ferrero Rocher.
Can’t believe it’s already been 4 years, and at the same time I can’t believe it’s only been 4 years haha. I’m happy and crazy in love
Old photo from the holiday when we first met ; )
Looking like scary monsters… well at least I do haha. My face mask was cracking and itching and Ryan’s was just shiny… not fair. He was supposed to look like a monster with me! This is what he was supposed to look like:
But even if he’s not blue he’s still making funny faces with me and adore that
Pamper afternoon with hair mask, face mask and painting my nails – lovely! Pre-spa-ing myself before I’m going to the spa on friday haha.
Hey everyone Hope you all had a nice day! I went shopping at Greenacres this morning – got a another lovely birthday present from Robin so I could shop shop shop :)
Found a few things, but will go back tomorrow. I realized that it is waaaay to close to Christmas haha everyone is in the mall doing their Christmas shopping and it gets insanely busy. I hate busy malls with a passion! Could only manage 2 hours before I desperately had to get out. Tomorrow I’m gonna try to be there just as they open – be one of the first people in so I can avoid the crazy long lines. Anyway, here’s what I got:
A new Nike dri-fit cap for when I’m out jogging. And a peach colored hoodie from Pineapple.
Lovely new sandals.
A tank top to work out in.
A pair of wedges.
I also got Ryan a pair of Adidas shoes. Super cool ones : ) They look way better than in this photo – took it in the shop haha.
So we will see if I can find something else cool tomorrow. I also need to do some Christmas shopping… guess I’m just as bad as all the other peeps running around the mall haha sure they would also love for it to be less busy.