Green Musings / Stellenberg Gardens

As a person who appreciates nature, and plants in particular, the Stellenberg Gardens were an absolute treat to visit. Talk about #gardengoals. The beautiful private gardens are open to the public one weekend a year, and this year, my family and I visited. What I loved most about the garden is how diverse the plant life is. Every little section feltย like a whole new world full of plants and flowers that were are a visual feast. I forgot my camera at home and was seriously sad about that, but snapped some shots on my phone anyway. If you love gorgeous gardens and beautiful plant life, be sure to keep your eyes peeled for open gardens that take place throughout the summer around Cape Town…

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Spot the bee

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Glorious afternoon lightย 
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My favourite plant – delicious monster /ย Monstera deliciosa

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Nabeela x

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Green Musings / Kleinmond Nursery

Its not secret that I adore plants. So when I stumbled upon the lovely Bistro 14ย  inย Kleinmond that is part-bistro, part-nursery, I couldn’t help but love it! They serve the loveliest smoothies and cakes – perfect for Sunday afternoon tea! I strolled around the little nursery and took some snaps. Hope you enjoy my green musings…

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Check this place out if you’re in the area!

Nabeela x

 

P.S. All photos are my own photography and belong to me – be nice, don’t steal. If you’d like to use these anywhere, please ask and credit appropriately. Thanks x

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Oudebosch Eco Cabins

A little while ago, my family and I went to stay in the beautiful Kogelberg Nature Reserve for a quick getaway. It was utter bliss. I had just returned from my Europe trip, and it was lovely to have a chance just to lie in the winter sun, and read a book, without the constant noise of the internet (there’s no cellphone reception) and city. The Oudebosch Eco Cabins are beautiful, wooden houses on the foot of the mountains in the Kogelberg Nature Reserve. There are mountain bike and hiking trails all within the area too, which is lovely too. As a design student and a person who has a deep appreciation for aesthetics and innovation, I was taken aback by the incredible design of these sustainable, eco-friendly structures. They’re beautiful and functional and staying there was such a treat. Nothing quite like some peace and quiet, fresh air and time offline…

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Nabeela x

Green Musings / Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren is one of my favourite places. I could spend all day sipping their deliciously fresh ย juices and eating popsicles made from fresh fruits and herbs straight off the farm. I adore the many gardens, each with their own unique beauty. Its such a treat to have a good old stroll through this lovely, peaceful place. I have been to Babylonstoren before, but the novelty never wears off. ย It’s a visual feast and an all around sensory delight. If you’re in Cape Town, this is a place you need to visit…

Here are some snaps from my recent visit…

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Nabeela x

{All photographs are my own. Be nice, don’t steal.}ย 

 

Sunday Sipping / Kahvรฉ Road

Last Sunday, I had a quick coffee date with my mum. We came across a exquisite coffee bar and patisserie, Kahvรฉ Road. As soon as you step inside, its easy to forget that you’re in the middle of a suburban mall. The leather upholstery, dramatic lighting, and moody interiors make for an incredible ambience. They have a selection of herbal teas, coffees and fresh juices, as well as delightful pastries, desserts and my personal favourite, macarons. What a lovely place…

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Chocolate and espresso dome
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Pineapple, orange, strawberry and mint juice

 

Nabeela x

 

 

Sunday Sipping / Crรจme de Levain

On Sunday, we were treated to a taste of Spring here in Cape Town, with the sun making an appearance and the iciness in the air taking a day off. My family decided to take advantage of this, and I found myself in the lovely little town of Stellenbosch. A Sunday isn’t a Sunday without a visit to a cute cafรฉ for a little treat, so we visited the charmingย Crรจme de Levain, a lovely little cafรฉ, bakery and creamery. The interior is simply gorgeous, and their waffles are incredible. If you’re in the Stellies area and need a place to refuel, make sure to check this little place out…

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Blueberry waffle – yum!

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Nabeela x

Sunday Sipping / The Silo

I recently popped into the beautiful new hotel and the V&A Waterfront, The Silo, for Sunday tea with family.ย ย The juxtaposition of the ย fresh, modern art and luxurious interiors within the old grain elevator walls make for an incredible space. Naturally, I fell in love. We went to the Willaston Bar, a lovely space with amazing views, good coffee and delicious cakes. If you’re looking for a cool new spot to do coffee dates, this is your place!

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Nabeela x

{The first photo was taken by Iman Cassiem. The rest were taken by me.}