The Paris Wife

I have just finished reading The Paris Wife by Paula McLain and totally loved it. It is a story of love and betrayal intertwined with a travel journal of places in the US and France concentrating on Paris. The year is 1920 and Ernest Hemingway meets Hadley Richardson in the States. They fall in love,… Read More The Paris Wife

Suzani Art

Manina Baumann has been importing and collecting these silk embroidery pieces of art since 2012. Hermanus FynArts invited her to exhibit at their gallery and she told the interesting stories of empowerment and perseverance represented by the cloths. One woman embroiders but the work involves the whole town. Weave, wash, dye, selection of designs based… Read More Suzani Art

South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards

Oscars statutes were already adorning mantlepieces in Los Angeles by the time I watched the ceremony on MNet.  My viewing might have been delayed but I still appreciated the South African presence at this year’s awards. Anele Mdoda conquered the red carpet with her entertaining quirps, movie knowledge and mention of South African boerewors and… Read More South Africa at the 91st Academy Awards