Thanks to Shaheeda from Style by Shaheeda for the tag, it’s actually gotten me into a Summer frame of mind. Which is good, as it brings happy thoughts - beaches, holidays, braais (barbeques), no early soccer matches, and of course the vibe - Cape Town usually goes into full on chill mode in December. This past weekend also contained all the makings of a perfect Summer, the braai, the outdoors and gorgeous Cape Town weather.
So onto her questions…
1.What’s your favourite thing about Summer?
The Beach, and spending time outdoors! Living in stunning Cape Town is a huge privilege and I just love the beach and picnics, well actually anything to do with being outside. With my kids getting older though, it’s become harder and harder to do what I want to on weekends as it always ends up being an errand weekend, or driving them to and from activities. *sigh*
2. Do you have a favourite Summer drink?
I don’t really do soft drinks, or juice it’s usually tea in its various flavours, But if we go out in Summer it will be a virgin mojito or that KFC strawberry (?) sparkler. (Well I think that’s the name..)
Doesn’t this just make you wish you were there?
3. Is there a location you like to go to each Summer?
We own timeshare in Sedgefield at Pine Lake Marina and have been frequenting the resort every Summer for about as long as we’ve had kids, ie close on 16 years! It’s also the only time of the year hubby and I can travel abroad due to the long school holidays, so we may take the opportunity and just go wherever the wind blows us. (It’s usually also dictated by the weather at the destination)
4. Favourite makeup look for Summer?
I’m not really big on make up, so mascara and lipstick is pretty much my Summer scene. Occasionally some blush, so usually very natural.
5. Dresses or skirts?
Both, I love my t-shirts and in Summer its great paired with a maxi skirt.
6. Sandals or ballet pumps?
7. Do you prefer to wear your hair up or down for Summer?
I used to wear it down, this will be my first summer wearing the scarf… so wish me luck!
8. Deep smokey eyes or bold lips?
Bold lips, as I’ve said before I'm not big into make up. And when you apply bold lipstick it looks as if you’ve made an effort!
9. Favourite perfume for Summer?
Daisy by Marc Jacobs - I love light and fresh fragrances. My other favourite is Happy by Clinique.
10. Last but not least, favourite music for Summer?
I’m a big pop rock fan, so the likes of One Republic and The Script are my favourites. This will be mixed with Nickelback, Linkin Park and in some cases Taylor Swift (don’t judge me hehe).