Back in Black in Babylonstoren

DSC_3638 This past weekend was a long one for some and for the rest of us, well we had to work on Friday. That does not mean that we didn’t make the best of Thursday’s public holiday! Ryno and I decided to head out to Stellenbosch for lunch as I hadn’t been there in quite a while. After finding a few of our favourite spots were closed for the holiday, we headed to an old favourite, Java for their chai lattes (a.k.a. liquid pancakes) and pizza.

DSC_3606Winter is definitely truly here and if we’d been armed with an umbrella, the relentless rain wouldn’t have gotten us down. But sans umbrella we drove on to Babylonstoren, somewhere between Paarl and Franschhoek. I have visited the farm on multiple occasions, but never before during winter. Each season brings about a few changes and I was delighted to find that the gardens are just as beautiful even when it is absolutely freezing outside! The lemon trees were a definite favourite. Somehow I’d never stumbled upon the prickly pears before, so when we happened upon them I couldn’t help but take a few outfit pictures.

I own a tonne of dresses for summer, but haven’t really had any suitable for tights and jackets in quite a while. This beautiful black and white number from Mr Price however instantly stole my heart! It is the perfect length (hits just above the knee) and I love the combination of the high neckline with the ever-so-slightly sheer top (the skirt is lined).  Oh an check the sleeves! This has however sold out online, but it looks like they have the exact same dress in burgundy online (available here). I finished the outfit in a black felt hat (Mr Price, other colours available here), wooly tights from Woolworths and my trusty faux leather jacket from Forever 21.


DSC_3639DSC_3640We’re looking for more ideas on what to do in and around Cape Town, so any suggestions welcome! I’d love to hear what you do when the temperature drops.


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