Last week I had the pleasure of being apart of the Cotton On Body in store shop for their December range, I mean what more could a girl ask for?
After a warm welcome form the Cotton On Body team, we were given the go ahead to shop for a few outfits that we would then shoot afterwards with the talented Tegan Smith. Its funny how you would think having no limit to your shop would make things easy, but it was the complete opposite! Cotton On Body has SERIOUSLY step up to the consumer plate; from styles to colors they have it all!
After an hour or so, my indecisive self had finally agreed on the garments I was NOT prepared to leave behind. With both hands full of hangers I made my way to the changing room, with a smile so big you would have thought I was about to head off on a Caribbean cruise. Not only was the excitement of a shoot with one of my favorite Cape Town photographers sinking in, but all the clothes fit perfectly!
Now on that note; being a lady with some simple curves I can still relate with ladies who go to stores and worry about active wear not fitting their body type (and those god awful changing room mirrors with lighting made for Victoria Secret models), but that’s one thing you do not have to worry about with Cotton On Body’s fits. Their range has kept every shape and size in mind, and they ensure all Cotton On Body ladies are well thought of and looked after.
No matter your size or shape Cotton On Body has your back, or in this case your boody.
This past Thursday I was lucky enough to spend the morning at Saucisse Boutique Deli for my mans birthday. This cozy deli is hidden at the back of The Old Biscuit Mill in Woodstock, where the sunlight hits your table just enough to keep warm early in the morning, and enough to not make you want to leave by lunch time.
I thought it would be fun to share this post with y’allz, as I had the BEST vegan bowl to date there and it just happens to be International Vegan day. Hows that for great timing?
Now before I get to the food, whats a blog post without a coffee photo? Saucisse have recently started serving Woza coffee, and the taste is just that. WOZA!
So let’s break down the food.
The Saucisse Benedict
Soft poached eggs, Hickory ham, caramelised onions, and our house Hollandaise sauce served on sourdough with rocket.
Now I didn’t even get a bite out of this baby, as my man kinda of ate it faster than I could take a photo of it ha ha. He did however say it was one of his best breakfast all year, so y’allz can take his word for it.
Avocado halves filled with roasted cherry tomatoes, lemon spinach, wild mushrooms, and humus served on Toasted Macadamia rye.
And here we have the bowl of the hour, and personally the best vegan bowl to date! I have to be honest with you, I was CRAVING a poached egg which I did add to the dish; however I would have been just as satisfied without it.
On a side note, who ever thought of toasted macadamia rye bread you are a genius!
From the food to the atmosphere, this is defiantly the deli of the day and I’ll be back this Sunday for my vegan fix!
So what do you get when you combine a group of foodies, fitness and fashion lovers? Well you get one heck of a girl-gang! That’s what’s up.
On the 4th October a group of influencers met on one of Cape Town’s finest summer days, to view Cotton On Body’s Summer range. After a very early start training my clients I was beyond excited to get to my daycation with Cotton On Body, and soon to be local girl-gang.
Being new to the blogging world I was admittedly a little nervous to be around some of my favorite influences, however a few minutes into the event it was evident that there was no reason to feel this way.
Once everyone had arrived, and grabbed some of the yummy snacks we headed to the viewing rooms that showcased all their new lines. Let me just say, that leaving girls in a room covered in clothes with the sentence “We will just leave you here to try on the garments and play around”, was possibly the best news since avo’s came back in season.
Excitement running high, we soon were hustled up stairs to our yoga session that could only be explained as a dream after hours of personal training beforehand.
So, the iPhones left the room and the golden yoga mat was laid out. It was now our time to unwind, and what better way to do that in some Cotton On Body wear am I right?
Once we had been instructed through the session, we wrapped up with some more treats and frantically exchanged digits until our next meetup. I left feeling content, comfortable and significantly girl ganged.
Last week I treated myself to a juice cleanse at Rootbar, a cozy home away from home health bar in Newlands. I was in my last stages of recovering from months of being injured, and wanted to cleanse both my body and mind from any lingering non-badass vibes.
I know this sounds weird, how can a bunch of juice sooth your mind? Well for me committing to something out of my comfort zone and allowing my body a break from what my mind thinks it wants instead of what it needs is just one of the many tools to setting yourself back on a clean slate.
I personally don’t feel one should commit to a cleanse of any sort for the end goal of loosing weight, a cleanse is essential giving your gut a god dam break from all the processed and hard products we unconsciously put into our bodies on a daily basis.
Okay so enough about my feelings, lets get down to breaking this process down briefly.
Firstly, what I really admired about Rootbars way of doing a juice cleanses is that they make each batch of juices that morning to give to your FRESH! Now this might not seem like a game changer, but it really is.
You see most juice bars freeze their products and give them to your after being made days in advanced. There is a lot of discussion whether it makes a difference being flash frozen or not, but in all honesty if you are making them fresh every day, with all the nutrients there for the taking, well then you win.
Not only where my juices made on the day, they were delivered to my work with cheeky sayings written on my morning EVERYTHING shot. I say everything because the way it turned my face as I swigged the ginger baby down is the only thing I can describe it as. *laughs
MEET THE GREEN JUICE CLEANSE
Juice One – Wake up Green
This is by far my favorite! The perfect combination of cucumber, oats, kale, spinach, oranges, dates and seed mix.
Juice Two – Sweet Green
The main refresher and a light mix of flavors. This dark beauty is made with pineapple, pear, kale, lemon, ginger and mint.
Juice Three – Rehydrate
This little baby is a meal by herself, which would make sense as your ‘lunch’ time juice, a lovely dense mix of kale, blueberries, almond butter, chia seeds and coconut water.
Juice Four – Juice all day
Ima be real with ya’llz, this was the one juice I found hard to stomach.
See I had my own juice company many moons ago, and I went to hard on the beetroot flavor. So it leaves a bitter taste in my mouth, quite literally; however if you are a beet lover, you’ll be pretty dang happy with it.
Nut Milk – Chewy Chai Cashew & Chocolate Almond Milk
Over the two days of the cleanse I got to try both flavors of almond milk, both great; but my chocolate fiend self will highly suggest the chocolate over the latter.
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