A staycation at Babylonstoren

Babylonstoren garden

Ask anyone whose been to Babylonstoren if they love it and looks of excitement, bliss and happiness will waft over their faces – myself included. Nestled in the lush and beautiful Franschhoek, Babylonstoren is one of South Africa’s oldest Cape Dutch farms. Known for the incredible land that makes up the farm, the orchard, their food, and the lush gardens, Babylonstoren is a dream destination for both locals and tourists alike and it’s easy to see why.

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The local businesses you can support during COVID – 19

Here at the Fatima Saib blog, I am extremely passionate about sharing the best in health and wellness in South Africa. However, since the recent development of the COVID – 19 virus, I have decided to put together a list of local stores that can be supported in an effort to ‘flatten the curve’. If there are any small businesses offering speciality products or groceries that are not on my list, then please feel free to send me an email at fatima@fatimasaib.co.za so that I can add it below.

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The Wedding

After a few months of prepping and planning, the most wonderful day of my life finally came around and I got to marry my absolute best friend. For the first time I won’t say much, except for the fact that it was perfect in every single way. These photographs are so utterly beautiful and still take my breath away each time I glance at them. The happiness, love and overwhelming sense of being exactly where I needed to be is something I will cherish forever.

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Bobbi Brown – a makeup revolution

Just like the clothes we consciously decide to put on everyday, makeup is a truly personal experience that almost every woman has a connection with. While I am drawn to a more simplistic approach to makeup (and by that I mean just foundation and mascara), I always tend to admire the work, effort and skill that goes into applying a full face of makeup whilst making sure that everything blends seamlessly.

One of my makeup woes which I struggled with for the longest time was finding a good quality, high street foundation that matches my skin tone without going ashy or settling into a cakey mess. I also needed something fuss free and that was easy to apply for mornings where I had lots to do or was running late for an appointment. Before my engagement in December last year, I made the conscious decision to take out a few hours of my day and dedicate it to finding a foundation that matches my skin perfectly which, to be frank, I never had much hope for – that is, until I found Bobbi Brown.

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