Paradise at Sea Pearl Villa

They are busy with renovations at our apartment complex and the drilling is enough to drive anyone insane. I was hoping to go sit at my mother-in-law’s place to get away from it but she was getting ready to go to St Helena Bay. She suggested me and the little one go along for a 2 day break. After checking with daddy if I could take his little one away for 2 days, me and Cristiano were packing for the West Coast! 

My mother-in-law’s sister and her husband owns a holiday home in Brittania Bay, St Helena Bay, on the beautiful South African West Coast. Sea Pearl Villa was going to be our home for 2 days where there was nothing but peace, quiet and views for days. Situated a few meters from the beach, all you heard was the waves crashing and endless stretches of ocean. It was 2 days of bliss!

If you are looking for a place to relax and unwind, you have to visit Sea Pearl Villa. Below are some pictures to convince you that this is where your next holiday should be.

Book your stay here: https://goo.gl/9sriy6

Front view of holiday home.
View from top deck. The beach is right there! 🌊
Comfortable furniture on the top deck to soak up the sun and stunning views.
180 degree view of the beach.
A seal came to say hi!
Just love the comfort of the interior! Makes you feel right at home!

Life is indeed good when you are here. πŸ˜†πŸ˜†πŸ˜†
Beautiful roses welcomed us. 🌹

I just love the little sayings on the walls that keep reminding you to enjoy yourself. ❀❀❀

You bet!

Sorry I didn’t take pictures of our room. Cristiano’s mountain of luggage took over. πŸ™ˆ Travelling with a baby ain’t light! πŸ˜…πŸ˜…πŸ˜…

So what you waiting for?! Book your holiday! I promise you won’t regret it. Besides, you deserve a break! πŸ˜‰

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Quick mini shoot of my boy

Today after wiping down my little one and getting him dressed, I just grabbed the camera and started taking pictures. I did not know what I would get as taking pictures of a baby is unpredictable. I am pleased to say that I am in love with the results! These are definitely being enlarged! 😍😍😍


Mom’s Birthday at Buena Vista & Peter Falke Wines

My mom’s birthday was not too long ago and my brother wanted us to do lunch somewhere. We decided on lunch at Buena Vista  and wine tasting afterwards at Peter Falke Wines. God blessed us with a beautiful day in the middle of winter. 

We made a pitstop at Mooiberge. Cristiano is a jetsetter in his Doona. πŸ˜…
Cristiano with his grannies!

First stop was Buena Vista on the R44 between Stellenbosch and Somerset West. Mom ordered a Nederburg rose for the table and me and my brother opted for cocktails. I ordered the Quesadillas Con Cordero which was filled with roasted lamb. It was delicious! The birthday girl had the lamb cutlets with some nice veggies.

Yummy!
After we were all fully satisfied we took some pictures and headed to Peter Falke wines. 

What is that face?! πŸ˜…
Now this wine estate is one of my favourites! It has amazing views and stylishly decorated. 

Halfway through our tasting, my mother’s boyfriend popped the question and she said yes! 

Let me inspect the ring grandma!

After the whirl of the proposal we took some pictures on the estate and enjoyed the beautiful sunset. It was quite an eventful day and Cristiano was such a good boy through it all. He was quite exhausted after the full day of activities.

3 Generations
Our wine expert Ruben was the best!
Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet!
We are family! ❀

My grannies are the best!

First Date Night Post Baby

At the beginning of July hubby put his foot down and decided that we were doing date night. Grandma was happy to babysit the little one. The question was, where do we go? Now having a baby ain’t cheap and with mommy constantly buying things for baby, I always look for a bargain on anything else. In this case my Entertainer app came in handy. We decided on Eden on the Bay because it’s close to home. We had dinner at The Ocean Sizzler restaurant. 

It was so good talking to my husband and having adult conversation over a glass of wine and good food. We had the Flagstone Poetry Merlot. Hubby chose a nice piece of steak (medium rare) and I had to have the prawns! The food was really good and we got 2 for 1 special with the Entertainer app. That makes me a very happy mommy!

The sky was stunning during sunset with beautiful hues of pink and blue. We truly live in a beautiful country!

2 Months Old!

The quote “Time flies when you having fun” holds so true when I look at the past 2 months with my boy. I can’t believe I have to go back to work in a month’s time. 

Our boy has grown so much in the past month that I just want to slow down time. Cristiano can now roll himself over from his tummy to his back, has very strong legs to stand on your lap and now smiles and talks back in a conversation. He also started drooling quite a bit and we are now making use of the many bibs he received. My boy is a good sleeper so far and only wake during the night for feedings and diaper changes. 

He went to his paediatrician check up at 7 weeks and doctor was very happy with his health and progress. At 7 weeks he weighed 4.9kg and now most probably over 5kg. He is quite a weight but a weight I am more than happy to carry at anytime during the day or night. 

Below pictures of my sweet little boy!

Grannies Lunch at Brenaissance

Both my mother and mother-in-law are born under the same star sign, Cancer. Their birthdays are 2weeks apart and I decided to take the 2 of them for lunch at Brenaissance with the little Mr. Both grandma’s love their grandson to the moon and back and have been a tremendous source of support. I only saw it fitting to treat these two ladies to one of the best wine estates I know of, Brenaissance.

Brenaissance is the estate before our wedding venue (Clos Malverne) in Stellenbosch. I love this estate! It is absolutely beautiful and stylish with its black and white theme. What I love even more about this estate now that I am a mommy, is the playground and the little stream that passes by. The day we went the weather was a bit dreary but I can’t wait to go back in summer when Cristiano is bigger and can enjoy the beautiful surroundings. The below pictures were taken in 2013 when me and Marc first visited the estate and it also gives one a nice idea of how amazing it looks on a bright summers day.

We ordered the Lord T red blend which I absolutely LOVE! We ordered the Full house pizza and the Hole-some Option. The Full House pizza consisted of a Biltong, Cajun Chicken, Parma Ham and Caramelised Onion pizza. This way we had all the flavours in 1! Yummy! The Hole-some pizza was a pizza of your choice with the middle cut out and replaced with a salad. Very different but oh so nice!

Cristiano’s bottle got the royal treatment. πŸ˜…
Cristiano also made a cute new friend at Brenaissance. 😊 

Our Doona is a real life saver on these outings. Review on this nifty must have coming soon. πŸ˜‰ With the fire crackling and there being very few people, we had an amazing time! 😍😍😍