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Welcome to the Cape: Part II

Welcome to the Cape: Part II

Cape Town is a special city. A Dutch colonial outpost for trade with Asia, settlers brought slaves from modern day Indonesia in the 17th and 18th centuries. It was subsequently controlled by the British bringing a wave of Indian migration. These communities mixed with the Africans indigenous to the Cape and with people of European settler ancestry. The result is a vivid mix of race, culture and religion.

One of the main highlights was visiting the small neighbourhood of Bo-Kaap. Home to the ‘Cape-Malay’ community – it’s a small Muslim community dating back to early 1800s and comprises a mix of Indonesian, Indian and other ethnic communities settled in Cape Town by European settlers. Small tightly backed houses like the streets with each house proudly painted in bright colours.

Seville, Seville, Seville!

Seville, Seville, Seville!

Our time spent is Seville went by so slowly!  Maybe it's just the slowed down lifestyle of the Spanish people that influenced our sentiment, but man, it felt like we were in Seville for a long time!  It was only 2.5 days, which was more than enough to see the incredible monuments and experience the laid back atmosphere and kind faces of the Sevillian life.

A million times over and back again: Celebrating 4 years together [Video]

A million times over and back again: Celebrating 4 years together [Video]

This month we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary.  Four beautiful, happy, adventure-seeking, loving years together as husband and wife.  Sometimes I sit back and think, 'Are we really married? Am I really living the life I've always dreamed of? With this incredible human being by my side!?'.  Reality reminds me that, yes, for some crazy wild reason, he chose me.  

Just a little sweeter

Just a little sweeter

I can sum it up by saying that this past year was quite adventurous. And with all adventures come difficulty, self-doubt and little to no direction. But also with adventure, comes opportunities to forge new pathways, map out your dreams, fulfill them and appreciate the present moment for what it is rather than what you expect it to be.

Laguna Shoot | Sea Candy Jewelry

As we set down our beach blanket and stretched out our legs onto the warm sands, we noticed a couple of girls all decked out in long flowy maxi dresses photographing their bracelets using their phones.  Being a sucker for all things shiny and at the cost of looking like a bit of a stalker, I approached them and asked if I might help.  I quickly found out that Olivia and Emily had established a small business designing and hand making unique jewelry using sea glass washed up along the Pacific shores of Laguna Beach.