All things velvet?

All things velvet?

If any fabric is dominating the fashion world right now, it’s velvet! Fashions current love affair has been everywhere on the autumn/winter catwalks it was done by countless designers in a range of different ways:  No shoes are more opulent and glamorous than velvet ones.

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Chloe Velvet Pumps

Chloe Velvet Pumps

Valentino Velvet Sandals

Gianvito Rossi Velvet Pumps

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Prada Velvet Pumps

Tom Ford Velvet and Satin Pumps

Saint Laurent Grace Velvet Sandals

Saint Laurent Candy Velvet Platform Sandals

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Alexander McQuenn Velvet Platform Sandals

Paul Andrew Aslinhan Velvet Sandals

Paul Andrew Nehir Embellished Velvet Sandals

Saint Laurent Lily Velvet Knee Boots

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Mui Mui Velvet Platform Sandals

Marco De Vincenzo Braided Velvet Sandals

Malone Souliers Dawn Embellished Velvet Mules

Alexander McQueen Embellished Velvet Platform Sandals

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Sanayi 313 Serata Tasseled Velvet Mules

Charlotte Olympia Alix Velvet Platform Pumps

Gianvito Rossi Velvet Platform Pumps

Paul Andrew Elder Appliqued Suede Knee Boots

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Charlotte Olympia The Dolly Velvet Pumps

Jil Sander Velvet Platform Pumps

Prada Velvet Platform Pumps

Jil Sander Velvet Platform Pumps

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Brian Atwood Talise Printed Velvet Ankle Boots

Saint Laurent Lily Embellished Velvet Knee Boots

Prada Two Tone Velvet Sandals

Aquazzura Fauna Leather Trimmed Embellished Velvet Boots

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Prada Two Tone Velvet Sandals

Jimmy Choo Lucy Leather Trimmed Velvet Pumps

Jimmy Choo Holly Leather Trimmed Velvet Platform Sandals

Alexander McQueen Leather Trimmed Embroidered Velvet Loafers

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Charlotte Olympia Galactica Metallic Leather and Velvet Ankle Boots

Sanayi 313 Signorina Faux Fur Trimmed Velvet Mules

Valentino Studded Grosgrain Trimmed Velvet Loafers

Chloe Lace Up Velvet Ankle Boots

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Giuseppe Zanotti Metal Trimmed Velvet Platform Sandals

Malone Souliers Maureen Patent Leather Trimmed Velvet Mules

Malone Souliers Savannah Leather Trimmed Velvet Sandals

Sam Edelman Kassidy Leather Trimmed Velvet Pumps

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Charlotte Olympia Kitty Embroided Patent Leather Trimmed Velvet Slingback Pumps

Christian Louboutin Iva Cora 100 Embellished Velvet Point Toe Pumps

Charlotte Olympia Infinity and Beyond Embellished Stretch Velvet Over the Knee Boots

MM6 Maison Margiela Stretch Velvet Over the Knee Boots

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Isa Tapia Sandals

Toga Multi Buckle Ankle Boots

Brian Atwood Ankle Wrap Pumps

 

 

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n21 Star Embellished Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Platforms Sandals

Giuseppe Zanotti Design Betty Sandals

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Jil Sander Velvet Platform Sandals

Charlotte Olympia Vreeland Sculpted Sandals

3 1Phillip Lim Kyoto Ankle Boots

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Rochas Floral Embroidery Sandals

Chloe Velvet Susanna Boots

n21 Buckled Sandals

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Alexander McQueen Floral Embroidered Slippers

Aperlai Chuncky Heel Boots

Chloe Kingsley Platform Sandals

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Chloe Kingsley Loafers

Stella Mccartney Velvet Boots

Charlotte Olympia Apollo Sandals

 

 

Where to go for date night in Leeds

Where to go for date night in Leeds

Leeds is a top spot for shoppers and has been named one of the best British cities ever for it’s restaurants and lively nightlife. I myself live in Leeds and not to sound biased but it truly is one of the best cities in the country, especially now that it houses the second biggest designer shopping mall (Victoria Gate) outside of London which is amazing for us shopaholics because it has everything you could ever wish for under one roof!

I personally know how hard it s to find a good restaurant with extraordinary food, an incredible atmosphere and great customer service, so I have made the job easier for you all by giving you my top recommendations of where to eat in Leeds. Whether you live here or are just visiting make sure you check out these restaurants because you have my world that you will not regret it!

Salvos, Headingley – Italian

Angelica, Level 6 Leeds Trinity – Cocktail bar

Sky Lounge, Hilton – Cocktail bar and restaurant 

The Alchemist, Level 1 Leeds Trinity – Cocktail bar and Restaurant 

Gaucho – Argentinian 

Zucco – Italian  

Fazenda – Brazilian 

The Man Behind The Curtain

Sukhothai – Thai

Pintura – Tapas

 

 

All About Africa; Stellenbosch, South Africa

All About Africa; Stellenbosch, South Africa

When most people think about going to South Africa they mainly think about going to the beach or going on a safari but no one ever really talks going to amazing small towns like Stellenbosch, most probably because they have never heard of them, but I just have to say that they are just as amazing as the big cities if not better! They may be small but they have a lot to offer as well as peace, tranquility, culture and lots of fun.

Stellenbosch is a university town in Western Cape. It’s surrounded by the most magnificent vineyards of the Cape Winelands and the mountainous nature reserves of Jonkershoek and Simonsberg. The town’s oak-shaded streets are filled with cafes, boutiques and art galleries. Cape Dutch architecture gives a sense of South Africa’s Dutch colonial history, as do the Village Museum’s period houses and gardens.

Accommodation

Asara Wine Estate & Hotel

Oude Werf Hotel

 Wine

Stellenbosch Vineyards is a leading wine producer and exporter set in the heart of South Africa’s wine industry with over 200 wine producers in the valley, stop for wine-tasting, take a walk through the vineyards, go on a wine safari, blend your own wine and make a personalised label for your Cape Blend, or learn about the art of wine-making from the perspective of a local farmer.

The town of Stellenbosch dates back to 1679 and the first vineyards were planted in 1679.  The Stellenbosch Wine Route was founded in 1971. Now known as the Stellenbosch American Express Wine Routes, it is divided into five sub-routes and is the second-oldest wine producing region in South Africa, world-renowned for its award-winning wines.

For more information – http://www.wineroute.co.za/

http://www.stellenbosch.travel/wine

Where to Dine – http://insideguide.co.za/the-best-stellenbosch-restaurants/

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All About Africa; Zimbali, South Africa

All About Africa; Zimbali, South Africa

Looking for a holiday home in South Africa but don’t really know where to look? Why not Zimbali? With so much to do It’s the perfect place for a vacation whether you want to be alone, with family or you significant other!

To be completely honest I never even knew that this place existed until a few weeks ago but I think that you’d all agree with me when I say that this place is truly amazing. Africa is just full of wonderful surprises!

Located 45km north of Durban Zimbali Coastal Resort, one of Southern Africa’s most finest Coastal Residential Estates is situated on a pristine stretch of KwaZulu-Natal’s Dolphin Coast. In Zulu Zimbali translates to ‘valley of flowers’. Most of the architecture on the is influenced by Indonesia, you feel like your at peace and can relax away from the rest of the world and the majestic estate offers residents and guests an exceptional quality of life within a pristine natural environment. This is a place of beauty, filled with tremendous plant, bird and animal wildlife. Incorporating one of the three remaining coastal forests in KwaZulu-Natal, it harbours a wealth of natural water. How breathtaking does this sound?

Beaches

Although Zimbali has it’s very own beach there are also around 8 other beaches located within a close proximity.

Zimbali Beach – located within the Zimbali Coastal Estate. It has 3km of unspoilt beach and offers beach goers the contrasting beauty of the green forest estate with the deep blue warm Indian Ocean.

Thompsons bay – located north of Ballito. This beach is another extremely popular destination and has both qualified lifeguards and shark nets to ensure safety at all times

Ushaka Marine World- although this may not be a beach it’s a fun water park close by to go with the family and spend the day having nothing but fun

North Beach – Durban’s main beach, and it is where everything is happening.

Ballito Beach – Willard Beach is considered Ballito’s main beach. This beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, which is only given to beaches that are clean, safe and environmentally sound.

Umhlanga Beach- one of the most popular beach resort destinations on the east coast of South Africa

What to do around the resort

  • Play Tennis
  • Game Walks
  • Play Golf
  • Bird and butterfly watching
  • Mountain Biking
  • Dolphin and Whale watching
  • Hit the gym
  • Go to the Spa
  • Beach Braai
  • Scuba Diving
  • Sky Adventures
  • Deep sea Fishing

For the kids

  • Zip lining
  • Flag Farm
  • Crocodile Farm
  • Kids club
  • Jungle gym
  • junior golf
  • Soccer/football field

For the best places to eat in the area – http://www.zema.co.za/things-to-do/restaurants-cuisine

Where to stay

There are two main places to stay in Zimbali;

  1. Fairmount Lodge

2. Fairmont Resort

However if you would prefer to rent a holiday home or maybe even purchase one on the estate you can go t the following site for all the necessary details – www.zimbali.co.za