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Austin + Cape Town = Live Music Love


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Now that I’m in Austin, I notice how similar the two cities are when it comes to their love for live music. In Cape Town, Skybok filmed many bars that were essentially stages for local artists to get a kick start into a competitive industry. (See my post on it here). It’s no different here in Austin, and that’s what makes both cities so creative + so appealing. After all, Cape Town + Austin are both among their country’s fastest growing cities respectively.

FYI: Austin is ranked by Forbes as America’s fastest growing city  + Cape Town is South Africa’s 3rd fastest.

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Experience Franschhoek: Motor Museum


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The Franschhoek Motor Museum in Franschhoek, South Africa, offers visitors a special opportunity to look back at more than 100 years of motoring history with its unique and exciting collection of vehicles, motorcycles, bicycles and memorabilia in the magnificent setting of L’Ormarins. Entrance is R60 for adults ($4).

*Cover photo taken on La Motte wine farm, edited on iPhone with A Color Story app

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Stay Franschhoek: Bo La Motte Cottages


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Bo La Motte Cottages are set in a unique location on the slope of the Middagkrans mountain with spectacular views and farm ambience,  and are an ideal base for a memorable visit to the beautiful Franschhoek Valley just outside Cape Town, South Africa. The six self-catering cottages all have their own separate and scenic locations around the farm allowing guests the privacy and space in which to relax and unwind. There are 6 cottages available, sleeping from 2-6 persons, each for hire from R1000 a night ($60).

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A Heart Full of Sunset


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I enjoyed a sundowner in Camps Bay recently. I really do live in a beautiful city! It’s awesome being by the beach. My favourite time of day is sunset… I usually try make sundowners on the weekend somewhere along Victoria Drive, Cape Town.

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Bridal Shoot Modelling


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Behind-The-Scenes Bridal ShootsI modelled at Brenaissance wine estate this past weekend for a bridal editorial with photographer Veronique Millswedding gown designer Elizabeth Stockenstrom + Bijoux JewelleryBrenaissance is any bridal couple’s dream venue. The Bridal suite is beautifully decorated. There’s a white glass fronted chapel that overlooks the vineyards. The venue is a blank canvas and it’s got all the amenities needed for an amazing wedding! If you feel like relaxing at the restaurant on a saturday, they’ve launched their new picnic menu. They also have a brand new wine tasting deck. They offer the most delicious wine paring pizza + lovely cheese cake to top it all off. The shoot was so much fun! I’m confident the images will be pretty awesome. Read more on an article I wrote for aspiring models on how to make magic in front of the camera. I’ve also got more photos of behind-the-scenes on my instagram @misstamikajade.

+ Photography – Veronique Photography

+ Hair – Huidrie Marais

+ Models – Chanel Wessels, Tamika Doubell, Anesia Joseph

+ Make-up – Pipa Cross

+ Venue – Brenaissance Wine Estate

+ Dresses – Elizabeth Stockenstrom

+ Jewellery & Hair pieces – Marnell Nortje {Bijoux Jewellery}

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