Christmas time in the McGregor house is a very nostalgic, grossly exaggerated celebration. We use the whole month. Don’t waste a second of it… Lots of entertaining, big tree and an even bigger lunch. All the family pull in for champers and pavlova.

We thought we would provide you with a little Christmas inspiration and a very mild dose of what the 25th December looks like in our house…

It’s all too many cooks in the kitchen adding their flair to the feast but that’s how we get the best results.

We decided to do a gorgeous summer inspired decor versus the traditional kind (although our tree, decorated by the kiddies, is pretty eclectic) to our lunch this year. Some Delicious Monster, pretty flowers and candles for the table. I think one way of getting inspired is foraging through your garden, or the neighbours 😉 Pick something green or colourful and fill your vases.

Keeping with our summer trend, we had a braai (barbecue for those not in the know). Beautiful fresh crayfish and prawns – natural and full of flavour! If these aren’t in season (or just not up your alley) you could substitute anything you want really, for us it would be lamb because, well, that’s Xmas in a roasting pan…

We served it with Lemon crushed thyme roasted potatoes; Tomato, feta, red onion and basil salad; Radish avo and pine nut salad and a Caprese tart. Way too much food of course, as one has to over cater on Christmas Day but leftovers can always be reused or given to those in need.

Dessert was a Tropical fruit chocolate pavlova (all the flavours of summer for us) – mango, granadilla and lemon curd with greek yoghurt (and maybe a hint of cream… ssshhh).

For the kiddies  (and some adults) Choc dipped waffle cones with ice cream and toppings in abundance. Your imagination can run wild with ideas – Peanut Brittle, Honeycomb, Sprinkles, Caramel covered popcorn, even Popping candy! Cover with a sauce of your choice and add a Flake for luck… Voila.

 We hope your Christmas is a safe and special one with your friends and family and you’re surrounded by love above all else.
All our Christmas love,
Kerry, Tracy and Cindi
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Photo Credit: Darren Bester Photography
December 22, 2016 2 comments
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Light Mask therapy is a treatment for the face using a LED light mask which uses combined visible light (red and blue) and invisible infra-red light (pink). We found this amazing gem of a skin treatment at the Libi Roos Skin Care boutique in Cape Town and were so excited when the day came that she could fit us all in. Straight off the bat Libi went through all the benefits of the light treatments with us. We then each had individual consultations so Libi could determine what each of us needed in terms of treatment according to our specific skin types and worries.

December 18, 2016 0 comment
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When I saw the Bomber jacket trending on the international fashion scene, I knew I had to have one.

I found this absolutely gorgeous one at Zara and what I really love about it is the intricate embroidery detail on the front and back. It gives the jacket such a nice vintage feel which I’m totally obsessed with.

Wear it a little more casual for daytime or a tad dressed up for a night on the town…..either way you’re bound to be a knockout!

 

Cindi

XXX

 

 

December 9, 2016 0 comment
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I knew before I left South Africa that I would be eating my way through Australia, Masterchef-Style and quite frankly that is exactly what I did…

I have a very healthy relationship with food… well, love affair rather. I am in my happy place when I have myself surrounded by plates of (great) food, good company and a great vino.

The beauty of what Australia has mastered is their food philosophy. Urbanology of food, so to speak. These brilliant little cafes and restaurants you find hidden down alleys that you either find because a local has recommended it or you take the risk of walking into the unknown… Food is creative, seasonal with small menus and a whole lot of passion. Cool, alternative style music is played that makes you want to sit all day from brunch through to dinner sipping latte then cider then wine. I would, mind you, if it didn’t mean I couldn’t walk the streets to further experience the next alley or café or gallery…

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I especially love the Asian influence on their food, gorgeous, fresh flavours. Australian food, I feel, isn’t one of any one thing but more an influence of the world.

November 28, 2016 0 comment
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About Us

Starting our own blog has been something we have wanted to do for a very long time. And when we say blog we don’t mean that we’re going to try and attempt long paragraphs of creative journalism excellence (because trust me none of us have a truly inspired way with words ~ ha ha) but rather a space where we can share great stories about all the moments of inspiration and the tiniest of things that make us tick.

November 21, 2016 4 comments
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So we all know that sheer panic one feels when the days start getting ever so slightly warmer and the clothes we need to start wearing in our wardrobe start showing a little more skin…..it means….SUMMER IS COMING! I tell myself every year that I’m going to do things differently, get my summer body ready in winter blah blah and always seem to land up wishing I’d stuck to my plan a tad more ~ haha! But then I remind myself not to panic.

November 21, 2016 1 comment
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