Birthday Happiness

First of all, happy new year!
I hope it’s a fantastic one 🙂

I turned 26 on the 30th of December, and this was the first birthday where I wasn’t overly excited. I think it’s an age thing, I’m headed for my 30s now!
My hubby made it super special for me.

Then, I was woken up to a box filled with so many of my favourite things, each one beautifully wrapped.
– a polo jersey that I’ve been eyeing out
– a beige leather passport leather (love leather stationery, and there’s a really cool Swedish store that’s opened in the new section of Sandton City recently)
– travel books on New York and Los Angeles (refer to my post on My Dream USA holiday)
– a portable harddrive
anddd a Kelly Clarkson cd!

Just fab.

I spent a measly 2.5 hours at work, and we then drove to Hartbeespoort.
We had lunch at a stunning restaurant on a citrus farm (
The food was divine, and the setting even better. It’s an old farmhouse, and it oozes rustic flair.

 Gorgeous bathroom!

I had Camembert in phyllo for starters, and sole for main. Dessert was absolutely decadent.


 Bread for the table

Peanut butter and fudge icecream- omg!
We spent the night at Stirling Manor, in the presidential suite nogal! Did I not say I got spoilt 🙂 The room was massive, and the bathroom had dual showers and dual basins.
Our room had a stunning view of the dam.

We went to dinner at a restaurant called Siesta. I loved it- it was so different to anything in JHB, I felt like I was in Buenos Aires again! It was a tapas restaurant, all the food was good and the vibe was awesome.

The roof!

Bday gal 😉
MMM- Nacho’s!
We got home to find that our bed had been beautifully turned down with rose petals, perfect end to a perfect day <3

x o x o