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Cape Town capers – Part 1 – The hen’s day

I’m back, baby, I’m back!  And since its almost like I never had a holiday (already!), I am going to try and eke out my Cape Town experience as long as I can by posting about it as much as I can.  A touch self indulgent, perhaps?

So, I mentioned in my last post that I was off to Cape Town for my sister’s wedding.  It was the most wonderful 5 days, and here are the highlights from Day 1 (the Hen’s Day)…

We started with lunch at Pepenero’s – an elegant looking restaurant with waterviews that was the perfect start to a ladies’ day out.  The food was delicious, especially the Creme Brulee dessert, and the cocktails were fab.  One thing I was surprised about in Cape Town is just how wonderfully attentive the service was everywhere we went- as though we truly were the VIPs I like to dream we were.


After lunch, I had planned for us to do some lawn bowls, as its quite fun to play lawn bowls while enjoying the fantastically cheap drinks.  Yes, I am the style master who planned this Hen’s Day.  Slight problem – the club house of the Atlantic Green Point bowls club had burnt down (see below for an idea of how it *was*).  I was undeterred, and asked if we could bring our own drinks and we would look after ourselves.  I was in for a surprise.


John, who runs the club, had set up a table and chairs, and clean glasses inside the club house (see below – ‘elf and safety concerns, anyone?) and told us to make ourselves at home (the ladies’ toilet was still working).  Once I had recovered from the shock of drinking in a burnt out shell, we were entertained by the very charismatic, knowledgeable and relaxed John who actually gave us a bowls lesson.  Despite most of us lacking the spatial awareness and coordination needed, we all had a really great time.  Numerous “drinks breaks” did help…



John giving us some pointers.  He was quite stoic about the lack of skills in the group, and the frequent “breaks” for drinks…


After many drinks and hours in the sun, we rolled off to the Grand Cafe and Beach on the waterfront for cocktails and dinner.  Excellent food, good strong drinks – it was a very good fun night.



And what did I wear?  Clearly I didn’t know that Cape Town is very windy.  So I wore a floral print short skirt from Zara (seen blowing up around my waist far too often – it was trousers from there on in…), with a cobalt cowl neck Phase Eight top, black David Lawrence blazer and black Nine West heels.   All old.  And I must express my gratitude to the fab Soltan bronzer from Boots that gave me instant colour in the 25 mins I had to get ready after my overnight flight…




Phase Eight Women's Lapis Carla Cowl Top


Picking up the baton… and some more butterflies

When I have some child free time, I try and wear things that aren’t great around the girls. Which is most things [grin]. So I reached for my new big, sparkly necklace from Zara and my white Baxters. Picking up the white jeans baton where Tracey neatly placed it. This is probably the only sporting reference you will ever get from me!!

Like many of the other Worn Out ladies, I love black, cobalt and white together. So, I have really enjoyed wearing today’s outfit. Not least of all because it’s a really lovely day here in London today.

Which I spent strolling from Embankment, through Covent Garden, up to Holborn. Perfect!! On my travels, I picked up my Massimo Dutti order, which included this beautiful silk white with black butterfly print blouse. Reduced to £14.99 from £54.99. It sits so nicely that I hope they do it again this season in another print.

Keeping with my love of cobalt and wearable ballets, I spotted these cobalt wool and leather Ashley ballets in Banana Republic (not online). I have them in black leather and they are so comfortable that I will want them in other colours, too. Straight to the wishlist for them!! And also this stunning black lace strapless dress. Shame I don’t have the lifestyle for it, as it looks so elegant.

And now I am off to meet my sister for a cocktail after work – my Wednesday is other people’s weekend!!

Outfit: black fitted David Lawrence (Australian brand) blazer, cobalt Phase Eight Carla cowl neck top, white TopShop Baxter jeans (apparently now on sale for £25!!), black w silver bugle bead sandals from Seduce (Australian brand). And my Zara necklace!!