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Wise Words to start the week with


Monday has come around again and this week is going to be a great one. So far my week is pretty jam packed with exciting adventures, how is yours looking?
The fun starts tomorrow with the Chili Peppers concert and ends in Betty’s Bay for a weekend away.
Hope yours is fab too!

The source for this week’s wise words is 48 Savvy Sailors

Words to start your week on

Yesterday (Sunday) was my little niece and nephew’s first birthday party. It was a lovely afternoon, my sister’s house was full of kids running about laughing, splashing, eating and generally having a blast.

It was fantastic seeing family I haven’t seen in over a year and catching up with friends, but what really struck me about this day was how quickly time as past since these tiny (very tiny) babies came into our lives. They are big and strong now, but for a while, in the beginning, they where so little and fragile and remembering them hooked up to wires and tubes and machines still seems so scary. It reminds me that we should stop and take account more regularly. Life whizzes by and moments are lost, try to enjoy every step.

I found this great quote by John Hughes (drawn by Friends of Type). I think it sums up my sentiment perfectly.

Wise Words

Hell Yeah!

2013 is going to be a year of new, exciting and challenging adventures – bring it on!

(Regular blog posts to resume early next week, I will be out of action for the better half of this week as I am having round 3 of Lasik surgery)

Hell Yeah!
(found here)

Words to start your week with

This week is off to an excellent start – the sun is out and there isnt a breath of wind. Let’s hope the rest of the week plays along and each day brings new and exciting challenges. Have a smashing week everyone.

This week’s wise words are from Inspired To Share, with the lettering done by Molly Jacques

Devil’s Peak

Devil's Peak
This week has been a bit of a blur – but in a good kind of way. Lots has gotten ticked off of on my to-do list, I solved a worrying problem I was having in the code on a project I am working on (massive achievement as I am NOT a developer, and I managed to solve it all by my self!) I also baked up a storm, spring cleaned, entertained dinner guests and managed to squeeze in a good chin wag with an old friend.

On Tuesday evening I met up with my dear old work mate, Romy and the two of us headed off to the infamous Maria’s for a proper Greek slap up meal. What a lovely evening – it was wonderful to just breathe out, drink some wine, stuff my face with all number of delicious goodies and have a good old fashioned chat. Thanks Rome’s for making me feel sane again!

Maria’s is a great little restaurant in Dunkley square in Cape Town. They have a small tapas style menu with special dishes everyday. The service was good – the interior was cozy and warm, the wine list was good (only they don’t sell sparkling wine by the glass… sigh!) and the food was scrummy.
When we ordered our drinks the waiter very proudly pointed out their excellent range of local beers. In amongst them was the gorgeous Devil’s Peak Brewing Company’s latest four offerings. I have to admit I hadn’t seem them before, but Romy, being the packaging nut that she is, was quick to point out how stunning each bottle’s labels labeling is. Wouldn’t you agree?

These gems where designed by Jay Badenhorst from Just Design with illustrations done my Studio Muti in Cape Town. Just Design is a Stellenbosch based agency who have quite a repertoire of cool packaging in their portfolio, including some nifty looking Esprit bottles. Do you remember Esprit? I didn’t even know it still existed… it is definitely a lot posher now than in my misspent youth!

Thanks to Romy for finding this link on the legendary Dieline website (Warning: if you are mad about packing – you may get sucked in)

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Wise Words to Start your week with

I usually try to post a set of wise words to end you week on, but I thought I would switch this to a Monday rather, as often insightful words of wisdom are more needed first thing on a Monday than late on a Friday.
Here is this week’s installment, found on Nifty Swank.

I hope you have a beautiful week.

Words to end your week on

Linsday lettersAnother week has rushed past and a lovely weekend lies ahead. How has your week been? Busy? Rushed? All over the shop? With a spot of luck, my next week will be a little more predictable and well behaved. Although I have been busy, I really don’t feel I have a lot to show for it.

As it is that time of the week, here are this week’s wise words. They are beautifully penned by Lindsay from Lindsay letters and I spotted them on the ever inspirational Promise Tangeman blog.

Have a fantastic weekend folks!

Got milk?


Who isn’t a sucker for packaging? I mean, would you not be tempted by this bottle of Cab Sav? Isn’t it gorgeous? Other than the shape of the bottle, there is very little here to indicate that this is even a bottle of wine. I love it!

This smart packaging was created by Emily Hale a student at Pratt Institute. It pays tribute to the memory of Harvey Milk, the first openly gay man to be elected to public office in California. But why a bottle of wine? Well to quote Emily Hale: “It is a little known fact that San Fransisco boasts some of California’s best wines, much like many do not know that San Fransisco was also home to one of the first openly gay politicians in the United States, Harvey Milk. And thus, I created a wine which pays tribute to the memory of Harvey Milk”.

Apparently the half full bottle of milk depicted in the packaging is a nod to Milk’s ever positive attitude and vision for the future. As Harvey Milk once said, “I have tasted freedom. I will not give up that which I have tasted. I have a lot more to drink.”

Emily’s work was spotted on the every inspirational The Die Line.
Font nerd alert, the font used in the logo is called Radio. Find out about it here.

Words to End your week on

Yes, it’s that time of the week again, and yes – I have been really bad at putting up my regular Wise Words selection, so this week it’s a bumper crop.
All these pearls of wisdom are from my favourite Five Words.
Have a smashing weekend folks!

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Words to end your week on

Finally Friday is here and a busy but fabulous weekend lies ahead.
In our busy lives sometimes it’s wise to remember to take the slow route.

Matt Hunsberger

This week’s words to end you week on are created by Matt Hunsberger.
Have a smashing weekend everyone.