Date Night Idea: Dinner at Lupa Osteria

Lupa Cape Town

Over the last few months, Kurt and I have really been keeping the momentum going when it comes to date nights.

While we adore spending most of our time with the kids, It’s absolute bliss to get to spend a few hours alone, just the two of us.

Recently, Lupa Osteria opened their doors to its first Cape Town restaurant at the Clock Tower in the V&A Waterfront and we were invited to experience what they have to offer on our next date night. Fab!

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Upcycled Hip Homeware From Lilly Loompa *WIN*

Earlier this year, I had the pleasure of meeting Lizl Naude.

Lizl is a passionate designer and the owner of Lilly Loompa, a company that creates beautiful and usable products made with recycled material.

Lizl’s story is just so inspiring to me and it’s a complete honour to share her story on Hayley’s Joys.

If you or your child has a burning desire to be an entrepreneur, then the story behind Lilly Loompa may just give you the boost you need to take the next step.

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My Favourite Products For Dry Skin

products for dry skin

So a couple of weeks ago I shared some natural ways to keep my skin glowing.

Those tips really work well for me, but there are still times when I experience a dry patch of skin and it usually pops up when my body is run down or when the weather season changes.

When that happens, I do need some help to keep my skin moisturised and to get back that glow.

Here are some of the products that help me nurse my skin back to health.

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Why A Holiday Is So Good For You & Win With Afristay


Going away on holiday is a chance to just get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life and recharge our batteries. It can truly be beneficial to take a relaxing break every now and again.

But when you’re a parent, it’s quite a bit of a conundrum, as it really is fantastic to get away but at the same time, your parenting duties don’t come to an end.

You won’t necessarily get the chance to catch up on loads of much-needed sleep but you may be able to lie-in in the mornings and chill for a bit, instead of preparing for the 100 things that’s usually part of your normal routine.

And what’s also great, is being in a relaxed, holiday frame of mind! Your body will thank you for taking time out to de-stress on holiday. You will have a bit more time to relax, you’ll get plenty of vitamin D from being in the sunshine and it will give your mind the chance to forget everything going on at home and at work will both de-stress you and relax you.

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