Saturday, 8 November 2014

This is me...

Hi {Meraki} followers,

Today is the perfect day to give you a very short glimpse into my timeline, otherwise known as everyday life!

So bear with me as I write one of my longest blog posts to date...

It was the strangest thing to compile a {mini timeline} of the past 5 years, but in order to get you up to speed with who I am & whom I share my life with, I simply had to pick a few snapshots!

So here goes...

Above is where my {passion} for the wine industry lies - give me a wine trade show or the launch of a new product or place any day of the week.

I love meeting {unique} people & reviewing new products!

The pictures below indicate the romantic side of my job...

Although, most of the time - my job is more like the picture below... :)

The story of how our family started...
I met my hubby about 5 years ago, through mutual friends at social event on their wine farm.

Got engaged & had our lovely {engagement} shoot at Rhodes farm opposite the Boschendal Estate in Franschhoek.

If you're ever in the area please go visit their {newly} revamped Le Pique Nique spot - the nicest place to have a picnic in the winelands!

We got married in the very picturesque town of Wellington at the Kleinevalleij Wedding & Function Venue.

They have the quirkiest restaurant Festa - where they serve the {yummiest} lunches!

We took most of our wedding pics in the beautiful woods near the Doolhof Wine Estate!

Although, the humidity was {sky-high} that day - the cool, tranquil vibes of the forest made each click of the camera worthwhile...

I will do a {blog post} on our wedding day at a later stage - although we got married in 2012, I still love the {finer details} that went into making our wedding day the perfect {spring} wedding!

Have a look at that amazing old cellar on our left - places like these are just begging to be used as a rustic setting for a styled shoot or vintage wedding venue!

A year later, we got the exciting news!

A pea in the pod...

And then we became 3...

Our {little man} was born on 23 April 2014!

The cutest little boy, with a {huge} personality and too many nicknames:

To name just a few!

I just love the pic above, on the left our little guy was a few hours old & on the other photo he's about 4 months old!

Sometimes, as a new mommy it's so difficult to comprehend how quickly time flies!

Before we knew it, our little man had his 1st tooth...

...started sitting on his own...

...slept like a boss...

...started on his #1stfoods...

...and had the coolest social calendar a #7month old boy could wish for!

So know you have an idea of who I am, whom I share my life with & I really hope you enjoy my journey with me!

Please comment, share & pin what you love!

Have a great weekend!


Sunday, 2 November 2014

Welcome to {Meraki} - A Lifestyle Blog...

Finally! After months of hard work & many great brainstorming sessions, I am proud to launch the {new look} blog named Meraki.

Some of you might remember my previous blog named: Lana's Life - this is just a revamped extension of my dream.

I can't wait to share all the new & exciting things I've got lined up for the new blog with you!

But first, I would like to acknowledge the two very talented ladies who made this dream a reality...please visit their social media pages for more info!

Photo Credit: Caylee Grey

Photo Credit: Caylee Grey

Photo Credit: Vivienne van Deventer

Photo Credit: Vivienne van Deventer

A huge {thank you} to the lovely Caylee Grey of {Pretty Organised} & Vivienne van Deventer from {Illo} for all their design inspirations and hard work to make {Meraki} a virtual dream come true!

Have a great weekend!