The Weekender Series – Italian Dining, Pretty Interior & New Products

In addition to blog more I’ve introduced a new series titled ‘The Weekender’. I’ll include visuals of what I wore, views, location and food. I’ve introduced a new series titled ‘The Weekender’. I’ll compile images from both the weekday and weekend. It’s a vlog but written, titled, the weekender.

Join me as I celebrate the first weekend of the spring season. From trying out a new Italian restaurant, grab some homemade ice-cream, try-out some new skincare goodies from The Body Shop, and photograph every bit of what I got up to with J.

September 3

Spring hasn’t fully sprung just yet hence I thought it would be great to title this first piece as ‘First Friday, New Season’. By now I’d have a post that I would reference as a ‘Read Here’ inspired by the new season I do think it would be better once the season has entirely kicked in. I had quite a busy Friday researching and spending time figuring out upcoming content that I want to create and work on. J and I finally decided on trying out a place called The Fat Zebra located in Parkhurst. The food was so appetizing and flavoured good which goes hand-in-hand with their philosophy ‘The Fat Zebra dishes focuses only the finest ingredients and attention to detail.’

📍Vidae Cafe
📍The Fat Zebra, Parkhurst

September 4

Have I ever had such an early start to my weekend? Not sure. We were out and about super early for an important errand and decided to stop by Mugg & Bean for breakfast. It wasn’t a pleasant meal for J because he had medium done eggs and didn’t feel so good during his meal (the lesson here is that the yolk ain’t for everyone). We did some window shopping and I was able to find some simple yet pretty dresses that I want to style for the warmer weather. We took the car in to get washed and had lunch at an Italian spot around Parktown. I had a pasta dish which was baked chorizo and mozzarella gnocchi (which I wasn’t sure whether I enjoyed it or not) served in a creamy Napoli sauce and fresh basil. I did ask for the chorizo to be replaced with chicken because I don’t eat pork. J had a lamb pasta dish which was good. We had a quick photo stop and headed to Paul’s Homemade Ice-Cream and a late Starbucks run. And if you can’t tell, I was into the interior from the Italian restaurant with the pretty tiles, plants and chairs to the pretty, pink design of Paul’s. I had such a calm yet fun day and I think us being able to try out new places really add to a good day.

📍Mugg & Bean, Clearwater
📍H&M, Clearwater
📍Il Contadino, Parktown
📍Paul’s Homemade Ice-Cream, Parkhurst

September 5

I got some mini skincare products that I got from The Body Shop and wanted to give it go before getting the bigger tubs. The first product is a Tea Tree Oil formula which has powerful, purifying properties. I am currently on a hunt to find an effective product to assist me with tiny blemishes or dark spots on my face from old breakouts so I was told that this works really well. So far it’s working well and it’s great for quick application. Another product I got and that I’ve been dying to get is this Himalayan Charcoal Mask. The reviews say that this is the OG of clay masks and is effective in drawing out impurities and refines the appearance of pores for healthy-looking skin with a glow that shows. It replenishes, restores and gives comforts skin. I’ll be swapping out my usual masks and exfoliator to see whether this product honestly works. Later on we went to grab some food at Fish Monger and called it a night.

📍Fish Monger, Rosebank

In other news of ‘no-one asked’, I wanted to share some movies and series that I’ve been watching. If you’re a lover of true crime and anything with action and a twist to it you’ll definitely enjoy these.