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From Simple 2 Elegant and everything in between

Simple2Elegant Autumn Inspiration Colour Board 2018

Simple2Elegant Autumn Inspiration Colour Board 2018

SIMPLE2ELEGANT AUTUMN INSPIRATION COLOUR BOARD 2018 "Autumn paints in colours that Summer has never seen".......Autumn inspiration Sharing my Autumn Inspiration Board... Autumn inspiration 2018. This year, Simple2Elegant found Autumn inspiration in two beautiful...

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Simple Fall Centrepiece In 5 Easy Steps

Simple Fall Centrepiece In 5 Easy Steps

Simple Fall Centrepiece In 5 Easy Steps “Sometimes we are so busy looking for expensive ways to create the perfect dinner party” Sometimes we are so busy looking for expensive ways to create centrepieces for our home or dinner table that we forget to look outdoors....

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My Favourite Durban Curry

My Favourite Durban Curry

My Favourite Durban Curry RECIEPE from the Executive Chef at The Oyster Box – Chef Kevin Joseph’s blog – blog.redcarnationhotels.com “A little history lesson on how curry was introduced to the Colony of Natal.  Curry was introduced over 150 years ago by indentured...

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Winter Dinner Party At Home…Part 2, the food!!

Winter Dinner Party At Home…Part 2, the food!!

Winter Dinner Party At Home… Part 2, the food!! “Wine is one of the most agreeable and essential ingredients in life” - Julia Childs It’s been rather chilly here in the Algarve. With winter in mind, whilst having a few glasses of red wine with a dear friend, Coq au...

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Enchanting Moroccan Party and Decor Ideas

Enchanting Moroccan Party and Decor Ideas

Enchanting Moroccan Party and Decor Ideas Join me on a journey of discovery, where Moroccan flavours and the vibrancy of colour, textile and textures enchant the soul. The history of Portugal reflects a deep Moorish influence and now living in the Algarve it is...

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5 Must Haves For A Beach Picnic

5 Must Haves For A Beach Picnic

5 Must Haves For A Beach Picnic "Life is better at the beach" Whether you celebrating the beginning of SPRING or AUTUMN, a picnic at the beach is a great place to chill and relax. The BEACH is definitely my happy place. TABLECLOTHS SET THE SCENE  Cotton...

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Chic Afrique

Chic Afrique

CHIC AFRIQUE trends and ideas that can add versatility to your entertaining style!! Africa forever in my heart ... South Africa a place only once lived or visited can only be understood. The unique beat of a "rainbow nation" with its diversity of design and culture...

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Shades of Blue and White

Shades of Blue and White

Shades Of Blue & White Make For A Simple Table Setting With great excitement I share my first attempt at my very own photoshoot (I have to add, hubby did have a little hand, great assistant he was) The dinnerware I found when scratching through my Mum’s kitchen...

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Never Stop Exploring – Part 1

Never Stop Exploring – Part 1

Never Stop Exploring - Road tripping to the Silver Coast, Portugal “life is a journey and we must live it” The feeling of getting in a car and road tripping always makes us so excited. Our life has changed completely in the past year. We recently moved from South...

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Never Stop Exploring – Part 2

Never Stop Exploring – Part 2

Never stop exploring... Live is a journey so live it (Part 2) THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF OBIDOS, what a find!! Our next stop was the beautiful village of Obidos, built within the most spectacular castle walls with an amazing history that would take up most of my blog if I...

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A Home Needs A Few Pieces Of Crystal

A Home Needs A Few Pieces Of Crystal

A HOME NEEDS A FEW PIECES OF CRYSTAL A HOME NEEDS A FEW PIECES OF CRYSTAL to make a focal point. For those that know me and those that are still getting to know me, I have an absolute passion for CRYSTAL and ELEGANT GLASSWARE.  It drives my husband crazy, how much...

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Great Ideas for a Mexican Fiesta

Great Ideas for a Mexican Fiesta

Great Ideas for a Mexican Fiesta With food prices soaring why not create a DINNER CLUB with friends... ...It’s a great way to cut down on costs and gives rise to a far more relaxed and stress free gathering.  Sharing in the food experience makes for loads of...

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Trending: Homeware & Décor Using The Pantone Colours

Trending: Homeware & Décor Using The Pantone Colours

Trending: Homeware & Décor Using The Pantone Colours “Rose Quartz is a persuasive yet gentle tone that conveys compassion and a sense of composure” “Serenity is weightless and airy, like the expanse of the blue sky above us, bringing feelings of respite and...

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February… the month of Love

February… the month of Love

February... The month of LOVE What better way than to celebrate with the Pantone colours of the year for 2016, ROSE QUARTZ and SERENITY Oh! So pretty and romantic. Personally, if you are in a relationship, married or not, then love should be celebrated throughout the...

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