metal chairs and sheepskin blankets
To give my daily silver jewellery a break, I like to mix things up with gold like my shiny new Timex watch, in polished and brushed gold-plated stainless steel with a sparkling crystal-encrusted bezel and analogue chronograph quartz movement. It's been ages since I've worn a watch everyday but I'm rather taken with the Miami watch, which caught my eye at their press day a few months ago.
After three days in Phuket we drove to our next home: The Surin Hotel, an exclusive, secluded beach retreat on the west coast. We stayed in a hillside cottage nestled amongst coconut palms overlooking a private stretch of Pansea Beach, where you're only seconds away from pristine white sand, crashing waves and dipping your toes into the turquoise Andaman Sea.
A rather exciting gold envelope arrived the other day, with the new limited edition Jean Paul Gaultier Glam Classique Instense Eau de Parfum inside. The collector's edition is dressed in gold glitter and has a warm, oriental floral scent which lingers on the skin for hours. Top notes include orange blossom, pear and mandarin, middle notes include iris, orchid and tuberose and the warmth comes from the base notes of amber, musk and vanilla. It hits stores on 5 October, in time for Christmas as the perfect sparkling gift for Classique lovers.
I recently attended a #Zomatomeetup dinner, a series of evenings organised by Zomato with a handful of foodie bloggers to discover some of their new and favourite restaurants. The event was held at Bunnychow in Soho, a little corner place serving South African "bunnies" which are essentially different curries served in hollowed out bread. They might not sound like much, but they're delicious.