30/11/2016 ChandreBo 2Comment

Maybe it’s the poet in me, but I really enjoying writing cards. Whether its for a birthday, a wedding, or just a ‘get-well-soon’ I enjoy writing messages for people to read. I still keep all the cards I receive and stick in them into a big book. The messages and wishes written in them mean a lot to me, so even for a Christmas tag, I like to have the space to write something special. Which is why I decided to make these, rather large, Christmas-themed gift tags for presents delivered this past weekend. This DIY is very quick to…

22/11/2016 ChandreBo

I have a love-hate relationship with markets. I’m not a flea-market person, but mostly because I feel that you end up seeing the same thing over and over again. Going to the Hazelwood food market in Pretoria for a friend’s birthday introduced me to how interesting and creative markets can be. My family also loved going to that market when they were visiting on a Saturday. But then we moved to Johannesburg, and I felt like a duck out of familiar waters. Johannesburg has no shortage of different markets. On a whim, we started with the Rosebank Sunday Market The Setting…

14/11/2016 ChandreBo

When it comes to dining in Paris, I feel like we have truly done the full spectrum. From super-fancy-you-can’t-dine-without-a-jacket to buying bread and cheese at a local Franprix to make sandwiches in our hotel room. Notably, the sandwiches happened the night after we had the fancy meal with a jacket and we were feeling exceptionally poor. So here are a few of my tips on eating on your trip to Paris! Wine, baguette, tartare sausage and olives in the Opera District of Paris The most important meal of the day: Coffee If you just ask for coffee…

11/11/2016 ChandreBo

The Moulin Rouge. Immortalized by Baz Luhrmann’s film and demonized by more than a few mothers, it remains a big tourist hotspot in Paris. You can buy all kinds of souvenirs with ‘Moulin Rouge’ written all over them. From trays to t-shirts. Whether you love or hate it there’s no denying that the big, red windmill is synonymous with Paris. Maybe it was because thirteen year old me loved the film so much and knew every song by heart. Or maybe we two newlyweds wanted to try something a little controversial, but my husband and I decided to go see…

03/11/2016 ChandreBo

Getting around any city that you are not familiar with can be challenging. I grew up in a small town where the closest thing to public transport is grabbing a lift with a friend. The last time we checked, uber didn’t function there yet. So when it comes to getting around a new place, especially a city like Paris, I had no idea where to begin. Which means I had to learn quickly. Thankfully I have a very travel savvy and adventurous husband. Which is why I wanted to write this article. For people who are more like me. That time…