November Favourites

Hi everyone!

I know this month’s favourites is a little late, but better late than never is what I always say! I also tweaked this month’s favourites a little as an added bonus.

November and December is my favourite time of the year. I love looking back at everything I’ve done and achieved that year and this year it has been a lot! November is also the official start of summer and I can’t wait for the first official heat wave- and I think today qualifies.

So this month I am looking forward to the future which stretches far beyond this year. Next year will be a pretty exciting time for me and my fiancé. I am also looking forward to the festive season which will probably enter our home later this week as I put up the Christmas tree. This is one of my all time favourite things to do. Just add a little Christmas music and bam- you’re ready for anything! ‘Jingle bells jingle bells…’

Summer also means a few trips to the beach. We usually divide our time between Clifton and the West Coast for Christmas. I just can’t wait for endless turquoise waves and blueberries (by far my favourite berry) to match!

Next weekend I am visiting my niece in the winelands and we plan on baking macarons, not in front of the Eiffel Tower unfortunately but in their lovely kitchen. I suspect a few ice lollies might also be consumed…

Finally we are kicking off the wedding planning and I am mostly looking forward to dress shopping, always keeping my beloved Monique Lhullier Candy in the back of my mind.

P.S. As a fun extra I decided to compile this month’s favourites of pics from some of my favourite Instagram accounts. Credits go as follows:

  1. The Glitter Guide @glitterguide
  2. Stephster Jovski @stephsterjovski
  3. My own pic of Cliffton beach
  4. Lucy Laught @lucylaught
  5. Amy Stone @amy_stone
  6. A Girl, A Style @agirlastyle
  7. Gal Meets Glam @juliahengel
  8. Fab Muse Diana @fabmuse_diana
  9. Liz Adams @liz.adams_

You can also see what I Instagram over here.

I hope you all have a great November!

Much love,


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  • Dear Astrid,
    such a nice blog you have!
    Are you really decorating your tree so early, in Nivember already? Wow, you must be a Christmas-aholic 🙂
    Regarding your wedding, wishing you a great time planning and searching for the dress, I’ve just got married and I loved every aspect of it.
    Last, but not least, as you have the same theme I am using, please advise me: how did you make your PAGEs linking to your categories? I am so curious, I couldnt figure that out so far for myself.
    Thanks a lot 🙂
    Anami, xx

    • Haha yup slightly a Christmas addict, I really love the idea of sparkling lights, family dinners and happiness. Our tree sadly isn’t real so it will laat until Christmas granted the cat doesn’t take it down before then. Thanks for the well wishes and congratulations with being a newly-wed! Lastly blog wise, I created several categories beforehand. As this theme already has a menu option I just customised it to feature my categories. You don’t have to include all of them in the menu and can add more later. I did do this quite a while ago so please let me know if you are still struggling and I will try to explain it better. 🙂