The wintery weather this weekend left me with little desire to stray too far from my bed.
Every time an invitation to a social engagement came my way; this song, sung and performed by Dita Von Teese at the Crazy Horse Paris, would dance around my head.
Still in my head…I’m putting it in yours and starting your week with Dita’s ivory skin.
The things I would do for outfits like that…
Happy Monday Kittens.
The internet has been busy this week.
What started as a brief 30 seconds of lols has spread into a goat pandemic of hilarity infiltrating the intertubes.
Internet, I would like to thank you. xx
On Monday morning, Caryn and I were delighted to find this gem on the front page of Reddit:
We watched it over and over and giggled and giggled, with no discernible decible of difference in our laughter between views.
Last night, Caryn informed me that the internet had indeed been busy this week.
The goats are everywhere.
Infiltrating bad pop music and overplayed classics alike, the goats have cropped up (often as an improvement from the original artist) everywhere!
And so, for your Friday viewing pleasure; I bring you the Karaoke Goats of the Internet.
(the wonderful thing about these is that they are all very short)
Whitney… [ Read more ]
“I was in the winter of my life, and the men I met along the road were my only summer. At night I fell asleep with visions of myself dancing and laughing and crying with them.
Three years down the line of being on an endless world tour and my memories of them were the only things that sustained me, and my only real happy times.
I was a singer, not a very popular one, who once had dreams of becoming a beautiful poet, but upon an unfortunate series of events, saw those dreams dashed and divided like a million stars in the night sky that I wished on over and over again, sparkling and broken.
But I didn’t really mind because I knew that it takes getting everything you ever wanted and then losing it to know what true freedom is
When the people I used to… [ Read more ]
but this one is AWESOME.
and this one is FREE.
No more “How many grams is in a stick of butter” – no more google kitchen for conversions and explanations and glossaries.
Easy to use conversions:
An ingredient compendium:
Basically everything that I want from a cooking app – except maybe a folder to put my recipes in or… [ Read more ]
I decided to celebrate the first day of 2013 by giving Oreo cupcakes some solid attention.
So delicious, were these cupcakes, that I decided to share my findings through my online oreo cookie recipe hunt.
To make delicious Oreo Cupcakes you will need:
- cupcake cases (you don’t want to bake these straight into a muffin pan)
- 2-3 packets of oreos
- chocolate cake mix*
Step 1 – prepare Cream Cheese Frosting and Basic Cake Mix.
*If you are a relatively new baker, feel free to buy a chocolate or vanilla “box” cake mix, make the cake according to the instructions on the box and then at the end stir in 12-14 broken Oreo cookies.
If you are an experienced baker you can use your favourite chocolate or vanilla mix (or make both and marble them) as a base – or you can use my chocolate cake recipe… [ Read more ]
On the 11th July 2012 RVCA South Africa facilitated a most epic roadtrip, taking surfers, skaters, artists, musicians, friends, family and misfits from Long Street in Cape Town to their new offices in J-bay.
Timmy Henny was there, filming and capturing the whole ting – from the start of the road trip to the decorating of the offices to the party that celebrated it all.
It was an amazing opportunity to meet Aritsts within the RVCA ANP (Artist Network Program) and get to know more about the surfers, skaters, hippies, pirates, friends and family of RVCA.
Here is the trailer:
and here is the full length thing:
Thank you to RVCA for an incredible road trip and an incredible party. This professional dreamer loves everything about your brand. xx
Last week I took part in the first of a series of Beluga’s Molecular wars.
For those of you unfamiliar with the term “Molecular Gastronomy” – it literally refers to the science of cooking. Modern chefs have explored and re-invented old flavors by preserving the taste while altering the texture or nature of the food.
For example: Jelly – taking gelatine or agar agar to transform juice or watery substance into a jelly. Eg: Reinvent the waldorf salad by dressing a plate with apple jelly, roasted walnuts and carefully selected micro-greens.
Foams: Where one creates a stable “foam” able to stand for around an hour (maybe less, maybe more depending on the type of foam) flavored with whatever you choose – eg: parmasan foam around a meatball on “rocket spaghetti” (pureed rocket chemically altered to have the appearance and texture of spaghetti without flour or egg.)
Spherification is when… [ Read more ]
Converse is having this rad competition where 10 South African bands compete for an all expenses paid trip to play at London’s 100Club and it closes Wednesday (tomorrow) at midnight.
Some of you will remember Goodnight Wembley from their earlier appearance on my blog as a “Thursday’s Themesong” a while back – and you can see some photos I took of them live in action here.
I would love to see this band succeed, and they have promised me that if they win they will busk outside Wembley Stadium and make us a youtube clip to enjoy
Vote for them here. *DREAM GRANTING LINK*
And listen to them live in the SA town closest to you on their Maiden Voyage Tour.
Thank you for the music.
Col’Cacchio does this great thing once a month where they launch a new “Celebrity Chef” special pizza.
Hopefuls compete to impress the Col’Cacchio judges and one winner is chosen for each month – their pizza becomes a part of the menu in every ColCacchio branch and R5 of the pizza price is donated to a worthy cause. From May-June alone they collected R85 910 for the Children’s Hospital Trust.
I was lucky enough to pop in during their July Special – The LipLekker Ribbetjie from chef Chris Erasmus which features a béchamel base infused with roasted garlic and rosemary (instead of the usual tomato base), topped with mozzarella, smoked and braised lamb soutribbetjie, caramelised onion, pears poached *perfectly* in port, fresh rocket and a sprinkling of rosemary salt.
My verdict: Delicious. Crispy and fresh. I’m not the biggest rib fan, but the perfectly port poached pears sealed this pizza as… [ Read more ]
I recently auditioned for Top Billing’s “My Top Billing Dream” Presenter Search and was honoured with a special feature that they filmed on me.
This special feature was somewhat last minute – after auditioning and interviewing for three solid days I finally went out and let my hair down. Hungover, somewhere around about 10:20am, whilst running my bath, I received a phone-call from Top Billing director Buddy asking if they could film a little something extra of me.
Excited, I asked specifics.
Buddy’s words went something along the lines of “you, at home, with cupcakes you’ve baked or are baking for Simba before your audition…. we’re due at the airport at 3:30 so we need to start as soon as possible.”
I negotiated an hour to get ready.
Sixty minutes for a bath, hair, make-up, shopping for ingredients, cleaning of kitchen, mixing, baking and calm-happy-un-hungover-vibes.
Crisis management… [ Read more ]