south beach snaps

another guest post from jenna at saffakidlife

i went to visit casey in october last year.

and took some photos of her durban beachfront neighbourhood.

since i haven't shared any of the pics yet, and think i should, here are some:

casey on the pier for early AM surf update
taking to the south beach streets
sea view from the quarters
dokotela hands-holding mural outside addington
beachfront tile-clad style 


a guest post by jenna from saffakidlife.

in spirit of casey's recent months of i heart market stalls, and in celebration of siblingmine's new online store and future store space, i thought i'd share some of my own market finds with you, from a while-ago trip to south america, where markets are all-important, to everyone.

so the photos below are of a handful of market things that i liked, some i wish i'd bought, some old things, new things, pretty things and strange things that i thought you'd like to look at- some picture-time to fill the gap while siblingmine takes an online break.

1. homeware and food finds in central arequipa, peru:

bright sieves and bags
hey piggy piggy

purple tinge and yellow finger things

2. vintage collectibles in montevideo, uruguay:

lamps that reminded me of of colourful bobbins

buttons all tied up with string

box of clocks, bits and bobs

packing for london

pippa is heading to london today and shares must-pack list with us

do send us a pic of you on the bus in your get-up

  1. While scrounging around in my mom’s cupboard a couple of weeks ago, I came across a vintage cape that she hadn’t worn in a good 20 years. I snatched it up, changed the buttons and hemmed it a bit to give it an update of sorts. It’s one of the hottest items on the streets overseas at the moment and I spent R0 to get mine. I love hand-me-down treasures! {This is one is the Stella McCartney Double-Breasted Cotton Twill Cape }
  2. A chunky sweater: Apparently it’s the coldest winter they’ve had in England in a good few years, so I’m bundling up against the cold like never before. Layering is the key because it’s freezing on the street but toasty and warm in the shops and restaurants. Layering will make it easy for me to keep warm / cool when I need it. {Miss Selfridge Brown Batwing Cardi}
  3. A striped tee: perfect for layering and a key item at the moment {Matches Fashion}
  4. My skinnies: The thing about denim is that when you first step out into the cold, you nearly freeze, but the more time you spend in them the warmer they become. I love to travel with my skinnies because I can tuck them into boots or wear them with my brogues – I love the versatility of them. You don’t get that with a straight or boot leg. {Topshop Skinny Jeans}
  5. A beanie – need I say anymore? I’m not looking forward to hat hair though it must be said... {People Tree}
  6. My Diana – there will be tons of cool pics waiting to be taken on streets of London town – my Diana will be at the ready at all times. And not having batteries means I don’t have to worry about her dying on me in the middle of shot! She’s the perfect travel companion.
  7. Marie Biscuits – A little taste of home. While I’ll be staying in a pretty nice hotel that serves a great breakfast, I love cuddling in bed with a cup of tea and some maries to dunk in it before the hectic work starts for the day.
  8. My Ipod – to drown out the world when there are a few too many people in my face!
  9. Pounds, Pounds and more Pounds – I plan on spending quite a few of them in places like H&M, Topshop, Urban Outfitters, New Look, Primark and Zara, so my wallet will be flush with foreign currency!
  10. A scarf to keep out the chill – I love the idea of print clashing so mixing a leopard print scarf with a striped tee to me is the ultimate way to layer. {Singer22}
  11. Gloves to add a pop of colour {John Lewis}
  12. A rucksack to keep all my bits and bobs in – a hands free kit of sorts so I can free up my hands to look through the sales racks! {Madewell}
  13. Brogues – Ill be spending a lot of time walking and shopping on Oxford Street so I need good quality leather shoes to keep me going {Monsoon}
  14. Fun socks – It’s all about the attention to detail. In London, people really know how to dress so I’ve got to bring my A-Game! {Modcloth}

birthday wishes

wishing you ...

a rainbow of possibilities

kaleidoscope of adventures

and a tower of treats to follow

a cappella

sibling mine is bouncing up and down on a string above my reach

every time i think i can grab it

it snaps away further

past frustrated, now accepted

the time is not right now


i've been working on some collages form my trip

and can't wait to share them with you

it was a magical, tremendous journey

and im still in its stupor

for now i've got a 'packing for' guest post to wanderlust over

and jenna from saffa kid life is back on the sibling mine bicycle ( better than bus ) and will be joining me with posts on the site

spent my post call day trawling pawn shops and demolition sites

the meeting point is requiring attention, on track and waiting for you to meet with us there soon