Archives for "October, 2011"

Posted by the trend stalker on 31st October 2011

Making space to play

This non-Mom is going to a first birthday party on Sunday and, apart from slightly dreading the child-to-adult ratio of the expected guests, I’m at a total loss for gift ideas. The birthday boy – let’s call him Little J – already seems to have more toys than his parents have space for and cute […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 26th October 2011

Invite your inner artist on a play date

Every now and then I get a yen to do something creative around the house. The burst of inspiration normally ends up with a disappointing trawl around the craft shop, mission thwarted by my landlord’s absolute refusal to let me bang nails into her walls in order to hang anything. So instead of a home […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 24th October 2011

Curtain call: an open and shut case

This trend stalker is officially blissed out. And all it took was a weekend in the Underberg, doing nothing but staring at the mountain scenery from the comfort of the chalet’s patio, glass of wine at hand, and mobile and Mac stashed away due to there being a very weak cellular signal and no will […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 19th October 2011

Stairs: the ins and outs of the up-and-down

Hubby and I live on the third floor, in a block with no lift. The dark, narrow fire escape staircase – all 52 steps of it – from the garage to our front door has become my nemesis. When I’ve got my goddess on, I start off by sashaying down, chin up and body, elegantly, […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 17th October 2011

It’s an image thing …

When I put on my image consultant hat, I have to tell women that black is not BFF that they think it is. It most often makes light-skinned ladies look pallid and tired. And it isn’t always kind to darker-skinned women either. But, I tell them, when used with colour or teamed with a bit […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 10th October 2011

Mosaic: little pieces, big effect

I’ve found a fab little neighbourhood coffee shop that takes me right back to my student days. Called The Blue House, it’s 100% “Melville in the 90s”, which is where most of my four years as a student was spent (as opposed to actually “on campus”). The coffee shop is a little courtyard at the […]

Posted by the trend stalker on 7th October 2011

Wave hello

I just got an email from mooidev, the nice people who make thefurnishingtouch look pretty, to say that they’ve revamped the Grafton Everest website. Hey guys, the Trend Stalker is well impressed! The site is looking fresh and modern and – oh my word – so is Grafton Everest’s new range. Don’t you just love […]