THURSDAY 23 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
The launch of Joburg's first rooftop cinema club is finally here. I present to you the Air Cinema Club! A totally new movie watching experience, completely outdoors on the Johannesburg city roof tops. The launch is happening next week thursday on the roof of the neighborgoods market in Braamfontein starting with Ken Loach's film 'The Angels' Share,' which was a Cannes Film Festival Official selection in 2012. Click here to watch the trailer.
Tickets are R120 from webtickets which includes your entrance, a bean bag to sit on, and bottomless popcorn. They're going to be serving a whole lot of delicious food and drinks too. Burgers from Joe Burgers, Gluwein, hot chocolate and Shwarama's. If you want to bring your own cooler box of food and drinks there is a bit of a "corkage" and you must purchase the R170 tickets.
To enter all you have to do is tweet using the hashtag #EJN_AirCinema using this link Tweet #EJN_AirCinema
I'm going to pick a winner next week Tuesday :) so get entering!
Be sure to also like them on facebook to get updates on the movie screenings :)
Here are some of the clever people who have already enterred.Tweets about "#ejn_aircinema"
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Local lovely Jane Sews has just launched her online store. I couldn't be more excited because her beautiful garments are made in very limited quantities so this is one way to make sure you get your paws on these beautiful pieces. Here are some lovely pictures by Dear Heart of her Fall line. They look so wonderful, warm and cozy. She's also just introduced some accessories into her collection too - look out for bags, iphone covers, belts and scarves.
Beautiful Amy! Well done!
Photographer - Dear Heart
Model - Andrea Gema Bester
THURSDAY 16 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Sorry for the radio silence over here this week. I've been editing non stop trying to get work out before we go on holiday this friday. We're going on a little Cape escape, starting with a hike and camp out on the Table Mountain reserve with a few other bloggers this weekend. I'm so excited for a change of scenery and a break from the two glossy screens that I spend all my time with.
We've been working hard, and I have so many nice shoots I still want to share with you guys. In the past few weeks we've been doing a lot of different work, which has been a wonderful break from shooting weddings. Don't get me wrong, I love weddings but it's so nice mixing it up with other types of shoots too. Here are a few sneak peeks of our latest work:
A maternity shoot that looks nothing like a maternity shoot.
A fashion look book for a local boutique.
and a really fun, no cheese, couple shoot.
Now I just have to get around to actually blogging it all!
FRIDAY 10 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
After reading this post i've started experimenting a bit with multiple exposures, something i've always been fascinated by, and happy to discover I can make these beautiful images in my 5D Mark III.
Dylan was my first subject and the results got me so excited I want to do a whole series of images using this method.
I really love how this picture came out, mostly because of the magic that's happening between Dylan's beard and the autumn leaves. In black and white it feels so lovely and wintery and I'm thinking this picture would make for an awesome print in our house somewhere.
WEDNESDAY 8 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
While my house isn't ready for a full feature yet, I do like showing off a little sneak peak here and there.
We STILL haven't found things to put on our walls yet. I think it just feels so permanent and we haven't found the perfect prints or art works yet. First world problems am I right?
We've been working hard at cleaning up and de cluttering spaces, so today i'm showing you our guest room and office space.
Marsel Roothman came to take a few pictures the other day for her interior portfolio. She took some lovely ones so I asked her nicely if I could use them in this post.
So first up is the guest room. We found these awesome double lockers at a second hand office furniture shop and painted them grey and yellow. I love how they make the whole room feel bright and welcoming! They've also been so great for storage, as we ripped out the old awful cupboards in this room. We just need a print or something hanging above the bed, and I think it will be complete. (This room used to be a store room for all our junk for a while so i'm so happy that it's made a bit of progress).
Moving onto our workspace. Below you'll see i'm standing at the entrance to the office. It opens up really nicely onto the garden letting in lots of fresh air and light which is nice in summer but a little bit chilly now that it's cooling down!
It's a very simple clean space. Dylan and I started out with separate, quite bulky desks that didn't really work with the space, so he built a long white surface (made from a kitchen counter, and a trestle) against the one wall so we could both work on the same side, and use the other side for storage. I like it so much because the room feels so much bigger and you can't see any cords or wires - it's just white and clean. We also added a wooden shelf above our desk which has been a nice place to put our old cameras and other things that are nice to look at. (I will do a full workspace post soon soon).
This is my workspace below. Dylan works a little down to the left, and Zara (our cat) usually sits/sleeps on a blanket in the middle. It's the only way to keep her off our keyboards!
Lastly, a few more nice pictures Marsel took in some of the other rooms in my house.
Eggs. My favourite breakfast.
WEDNESDAY 22 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
This past weekend Dylan and I joined a small group of bloggers in Cape Town on an awesome weekend of hiking, eating and music, all brought together by Sedgwicks Old Brown sherry. We did a small part of the Hoerikwaggo trail. Starting at Silvermine and ending off on Table mountain. We hiked about 25 km!
Cape Town is beautiful, we all know that, but seeing it from those heights blew me away. Seeing the city and the ocean through the pine trees, and beyond that, the layers and layers of mountain ranges was something incredible! Such a different perspective and such raw beauty.
After our first day of hiking we settled in at the Orange Kloof tented camps, which were so comfortable and luxurious for camping style accomodation, and so beautiful (see pic below). After the sun dropped (along with the temperature) we all gathered around the fire place with amazing food and awesome folky tunes provided by the Black handed kites who are two lovely lads who are making some great music (listen here!). We had such a surreal camp fire night, sharing stories, singing songs - I felt like I was in American summer camp movie, but better.
Oh and an awesome video was made of our little adventure by Jacques Koudstaal - it's really beautiful and the music is great so have a watch!
The next day we soldiered on and finished off on Table mountain with an ice cream and a ride down the cable car ;)
Thank you Sedgwicks for an unforgettable weekend!
Ps. Our hiking guide was the amazing Binnie from the Ridgeway ramblers if you're looking for a guide to do something similar to what we did.
THURSDAY 16 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Spotted these beautiful pieces on Miss Moss this week by Katrin Coetzer and fell in love. I would love something like this aerial view of a tea/breakfast table in my dining room. It's so cute and homey, yet still so elegant and tasteful. She has an exhibition at Salon91 on Kloof which i'm hoping to see on friday when we arrive in CT. Go here to see more of her lovely work.
THURSDAY 16 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
Spotted this cool combo on Asos last night. What do you think of it?
I like it so much, and I think it's the kind of outfit that makes you feel like a little girl going to a birthday party (which i'm still not sure is a good or bad thing). Here are a few ladies who have worn it well.
THURSDAY 9 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
These are our very good friends Martin & Judy. They got engaged at the top of Kilimanjaro at the beginning of the year and are getting married next year January. A few weeks ago we drove up to Limpopo to scout out some cool non-wedding venue places to get married and I think they've settled on this place in Haenertsburg, Limpopo. While we were there, we stayed at a beautiful log cabin on Stanford Lake, and decided to squeeze in a little impromptu engagement shoot. I fashioned Judy a little flower crown out of an arrangement I found in the cabin and we headed into the woods. I think it turned out quite nicely. The light was beautiful on the lake, Judy serenaded our photo taking on her Ukulele (you gotta here them sing and play together! It's Magic!) and we ended off the night at the Pot & Plough for pizza (The only place to eat if you're in and around Haenertsburg. It was also a tasting of sorts as I think they're going use them to cater their wedding).
If you want to see a few more pics from this session or some of our other work go here.
TUESDAY 7 MAY, 2013 / COMMENTS 
So the other day I wrote a post about my winter goals and plans, one of them being to make and freeze and variety of delicious soups for winter.
During the week we want nice, quick and healthy meals without having to go out and buy anything. So I went to the fruit and veg shop and bought a trolley FULL of ingredients (it came to about R300 with fruit and salad ingredients - so cheap!) and decided to make three different soups.
I made Nigella's butternut soup,
All delicious and simple.
I always thought soups were such a mission to make, but they're so easy peasy (and the recipe's are so adaptable). All you really have to do is chop up the veggies, and add water/stock and let it cook.
They've been so great to heat up on these cold winter days. I'd really recommend this. I doubled each recipe and decanted the soups into portions of two (you'll need quite a few small tupperwares). You'll save money, you'll eat healthier - I can't recommend it enough! : )
I'm thinking of doing a few more interesting one's next time. If you have any tried and tested recipes please let me know : )