My name is Karisa. I’m a lover of good food & wine, exploring & trying out new things, travelling, adventure, having a good laugh, retail therapy and most importantly the city of Cape Town.
My Love Affair with Cape Town is my little space to show off this incredible city which I get to call “home”. I blog about anything & everything Cape Town related with some personal bits of my own thrown in here and here. My interests & passions include:
- Mini Coopers! (love them)
- Eating out & wine tasting
- All things sweet & indulgent
- Cool new products
- Events / Parties / Shows
- Interesting shops & markets
- Awesome chill out spots
- Pampering girly things
- Festivals and more…
But how did I get into blogging?
In 2011 I embarked on a 4 week solo journey through the beautiful country that is Italia. While over there I kept a mini travel blog called My Love Affair with Italy (which you can check out over here if you’ve been thinking of heading over there as well: http://myloveaffairwithitaly.wordpress.com).
The idea behind the Italy blog was just to share my experience with my friends and family. I knew that there’d be so much to tell once I got back home and I’d likely have to retell the same stories over and over again, so I figured by keeping a bit of an online visual diary as I progressed, I would save myself a bit of that schlep and I would also not forget any cool details. But surprisingly, by the end of my trip there were lots of people I didn’t know from a bar of soap who were following my blog. I never for a moment thought anybody other than direct family & friends would find it interesting. So it was really awesome to see the readership grow and grow. Somewhere between Venice & Positano the blogging bug hit me hard. I really enjoyed having a creative outlet of sorts and I started thinking about how I could keep it going once I got back home.
With a bit of motivation from some friends & family, I decided that I would write about my ongoing love affair with the city that is and will always be my first love… Cape Town. As much as I enjoy travelling as frequently as I can, I’m always very happy to come home.
This city constantly surprises me and never fails to make me smile. I count myself truly lucky to be living in such a vibrant, exciting & beautiful place.
Some other cools things:
- I was rated as one of Excellent Media’s top 10 Female Bloggers in South Africa
- I’m WalkedThru.com‘s Cape Town blogger (they’re a specialist blogging community where you can find out about any & every topic you can think of)
- You can take a peek into my wardrobe with And Lollipops blog over here
- I did a What I know/love/want/wear/need piece with Becoming you blog over here
- And I’ve even been in Huisgenoot! Proof over here