Bachelorette Weekend: Kitchen Tea

19 September 2014

On Sunday afternoon, after all the girls had left, Nicole thought she was heading home to relax and chill after her big night out... but we had other plans her! Another surprise...
Kitchen Tea

Nicole's mom, aunt, mom-in-law, aunt-in-law and sister-in-law hosted a kitchen tea for her on Sunday afternoon. A lovely afternoon with a high tea and lots of pretty presents. 

A lovely last send off for our bride-to-be.
We cannot wait for the wedding.

Bachelorette Weekend: Hula Party

18 September 2014

After her jam-packed morning with the girls, Nicole expected to come home for lunch with the 5 of us but she arrived home to a big
Fourteen of her closest friends dressed and ready to hula in the driveway - after a few tears and overwhelmed and shocked expressions, we got her dressed (wig and all) and started our party.

We chose a hula/pool party theme as a day in the sun is exactly what she enjoys. All the girls wore their own Summer outfits with necklaces and head pieces of flowers. Each girl received a favour pack with a beach towel, sippy cup, funky glasses and flowers. We relaxed in the sun, drank Pimm's and vodka jelly shots, ate fruity cupcakes and a burger bar and played some fun games (Q&A with the bride and groom and pin the body part on the groom!)

Lots and lots of fun for our special bride-to-be.

Bachelorette Weekend: Bridesmaids

17 September 2014

This past weekend, we spent the weekend celebrating my MOH - 
Nicole's Bachelorette Weekend.
Nicole has 7 bridesmaids - one in Australia, one in London, one in Johannesburg and four of us in Durban. Unfortunately, the three ladies from afar couldn't join us but we will more than make up for it at the wedding and have been involved in all the planning.

Nicole is not your average shooter-drinking, stripper-watching, all-night-partying type of girl so we decided to do something a little different. And it was all a surprise!

The 4 of us 'hijacked' Nicole from school (she is a teacher) on Friday afternoon armed with flowers and champagne for our bride-to-be.  We raced home to pack her bag and then headed down the South Coast to a friends beach cottage for the weekend. Us girls spent a quiet night in with a girly dinner and Scrabble in our pj's.

The next morning we lay by the pool, and two of the BM's took Nicole to the beach, for dress up fun at the local clothing store and a pancake whilst us other two set up the house for a pool party.
Another post to follow

Big City Lights...

11 September 2014

via Pinterest
Can you even believe that picture?
Definitely a concrete jungle... and my favourite city in the world!!!

Next stop is - NEW YORK

Do you have any recommendations?
Places to eat?
Sport to watch?
Sights to see?
Shops to visit?
Shows to watch?

Help a girl out

These boots are made for walking...

08 September 2014

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So the secret is out, in a few short weeks (seven to be exact!), MC and I are leaving on a jet plane and we are making our way to the big, grand US of A. My SIL is running the New York marathon so we have decided to go and support her and make a holiday out of it - just the two of us (with no kiddies!) And I am so excited...

Our itinerary looks like this:
Houston, Texas - for 3 days (my cowboy has to show me around and he may work a bit too)
New York - for 7 days (sightseeing, shopping and marathon supporting)
London - for 3 days (meeting our new niece/nephew and attend a friends wedding)


So now, I need your help:
Who is in Texas to say hi to?
Any recommendations for new tourists - 
Where and what to eat?
Where to shop?
Favourite honky tonks?
Interesting places to visit?

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