Wednesday, 30 May 2012

My ♥ stopped at Sam Star*.


I've only just discovered Sam Star* and already I'm in luurve. She has already graced the pages of many mags and is a self-professed shoe addict (aren't we all?). The shoes are so well made and I adore the red detailing on some of the heels, very Sarah-Jessica. The exciting part is that Chica-Loca, Cavendish, now stocks them! Not only are they comfy, they'd be perfect with a wrap or cocktail dress to give any outfit a special touch. Chica-Loca also stocks Brazilian handbags, so be warned that your boyfriend might need to drag you kicking and screaming from this boutique. FAB-U-LOUS!

Find them at Chica-Loca! Shop Lg 65 Cavendish Square, Claremont CT. 021 6832172

These pics are all off the Sam Star* website.

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

My ♥ stopped at Fornarina.

Ladies living in JHB, I am SO envious of you! International fashion brand Fornarina has opened in Melrose Arch, and seems to be creating a buzz in fashion circles. The clothes remind me of Miss Sixty and Diesel but with a better looking price tag. Very chic leather jackets and sexy boots, perfect for a night out in Winter. 

Definitely worth checking out if you're in Jozi. For now, I look on lovingly from the Mother City.

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

My ♥ stopped when I read this.

In June of 1971, just days before his 26-year-old son, Michael, got married, future-U.S. President Ronald Reagan sent him the following letter of advice. I think it's one of the most insightful letters I've read. It made me sad and happy all at the same time.

Michael Reagan
Manhattan Beach, California
June 1971

Dear Mike:

Enclosed is the item I mentioned (with which goes a torn up IOU). I could stop here but I won't.

You've heard all the jokes that have been rousted around by all the "unhappy marrieds" and cynics. Now, in case no one has suggested it, there is another viewpoint. You have entered into the most meaningful relationship there is in all human life. It can be whatever you decide to make it.

Some men feel their masculinity can only be proven if they play out in their own life all the locker-room stories, smugly confident that what a wife doesn't know won't hurt her. The truth is, somehow, way down inside, without her ever finding lipstick on the collar or catching a man in the flimsy excuse of where he was till three A.M., a wife does know, and with that knowing, some of the magic of this relationship disappears. There are more men griping about marriage who kicked the whole thing away themselves than there can ever be wives deserving of blame. There is an old law of physics that you can only get out of a thing as much as you put in it. The man who puts into the marriage only half of what he owns will get that out. Sure, there will be moments when you will see someone or think back to an earlier time and you will be challenged to see if you can still make the grade, but let me tell you how really great is the challenge of proving your masculinity and charm with one woman for the rest of your life. Any man can find a twerp here and there who will go along with cheating, and it doesn't take all that much manhood. It does take quite a man to remain attractive and to be loved by a woman who has heard him snore, seen him unshaven, tended him while he was sick and washed his dirty underwear. Do that and keep her still feeling a warm glow and you will know some very beautiful music. If you truly love a girl, you shouldn't ever want her to feel, when she sees you greet a secretary or a girl you both know, that humiliation of wondering if she was someone who caused you to be late coming home, nor should you want any other woman to be able to meet your wife and know she was smiling behind her eyes as she looked at her, the woman you love, remembering this was the woman you rejected even momentarily for her favors.

Mike, you know better than many what an unhappy home is and what it can do to others. Now you have a chance to make it come out the way it should. There is no greater happiness for a man than approaching a door at the end of a day knowing someone on the other side of that door is waiting for the sound of his footsteps.



P.S. You'll never get in trouble if you say "I love you" at least once a day.

Found on a beautiful blog called Letter of Note

Thursday, 17 May 2012

My ♥ stopped at Mr & Mrs.

New winter dresses by Mr & Mrs on Kloof. Find them on facebook (here). Love love loving that red scarf.

Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Jewellery ♥-stopper: a merry mishap.

Aren't these rings beautiful? I sometimes feel like chunky jewellery looks strange on me (I have very small fingers) but these rings don't look too over-the-top. They're from amerrymishap, and won't break the bank.