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Why sneakers are this Summer’s staple Items

September 28, 2017

If you know me, and you follow (and have lived through) my occasional fashion outbursts, you’ll know that I am totally a sneaker gal.  I could wear them with absolutely anything I can find in my wardrobe. What can I say, I’m a mom, so I like the convenience and comfort sneakers offer. And they’re cute! As I wrote in another post, these babies are perfect all year round – also in Summer.

Since the trend’s growing popularity and women, in particular, moving away from simply pairing their gorgeous sneaks with just track pants and jeans, there is such a large variety available to choose from.


Where are the best sneakers available? 

Since falling in love with Superbalist, I feel it’s my duty to share them with the rest of you.


First-off they have the largest collection of sneakers in the Country! From Nike Sneakers to Adidas Originals and everything in-between.
Superbalist delivers for free anywhere in SA, and to make the experience even more effortless they accept payment by SnapScan , Discovery miles, and ebucks too!
But wait…there’s more! If you’re a newcomer to the Superbalist site, then you get an R250 off your first purchase.
For fast and convenient shopping, moms, you can download the Superbalist App directly to your Android or iOS mobile device.


The team has asked me to share my favourite sneakers from their catalog, so here are my top 5 favourite Spring / Summer Picks


Superstar Foundation


Create the perfect Summer look with this Adidas-inspired and super comfortable  Tennis Skirt 



Classic Wedge



Pair your platforms with another classic Summer favourite,  the Honesty Maxi Dress 






You do not need a reason to own a pair of plain white sneakers. You just do. And the Converse has absolutely been the most sought-after in recent years. Be the coolest kid on the block (or mom at school pick-up) with the hottest trouser this  – SummerCulottes



Nike Air Force 1 Ultraforce



Pair this classic shoe with anything and you are sure to make a statement. Try it with this longline knit top and comfortable jeans



New Balance 



The perfect shoe to dress down my favourite, the  tulle midi skirt 



“Kickoff” your Summer the right way 😉



Fashion, Inspiration

Weekend Style Crush – The Satin Slip Dress

June 12, 2017

I used to think satin dresses were only meant for the bedroom and ball gowns way back in the 90’s, but just like many other styles, this one has made a pretty big comeback in recent years and, I must admit, is starting to grow on me. Here at fabmom we love looking and feeling good and are always on the lookout for fresh ideas on how to spice up our wardrobe… and date nights.

Sometimes less is more, and wearing the satin slip dress is definitely one of those times. You want the focus to be on this attractive number when stepping into a cocktail bar or glamorous restaurant with your man. If this is your intention (which it should) then I suggest you opt for minimal jewelry and makeup and that you keep your colours neutral and pure.

Below is my wishlist from the Rosegal store, in time for your next date night. Beware the danger of leaving bae feeling hot and bothered and possibly dragging you home before the night is over.

Satin Wrap Dress


Draped Belted Duster Coat – Pink


Trendy Strappy Sandal in Apricot
Embroidered Lip Chains Handbag – Gold


Gold Plated Leaf Necklace


Metal Leaf Pearl Drop Earrings – Gold


We also recommend you check out the Sapphire blue dress and the long sleeve floor length dress collection from the Rosegal store.


Enjoy your night out ladies 😉





Fashion, Inspiration, Slider

Weekend Style Crush – Mom Jeans

May 19, 2017

At first it may seem tricky getting it right, but mom jeans are actually perfect for many reasons, two of which are, they compliment almost any body type and they are not tight-fitting, in fact the more loose-fitting, all the better!

They are also pretty fun to play with when it comes to styling and are quite forgiving of us moms having to run around with the littlies all day long.

How do you find the perfect pair for you? Make sure it hugs the tummy at the smallest part of the waist and it will flatter any figure. The legs are easy and should be straight-cut and loose fitting.

Here’s an inspiration board I’ve put together for you, and to avoid me getting swamped with emails (I learned the hard way), I’ve also included the links to outlets around South Africa where you could possibly find a mom jeans of your own!




One thing is clear in all these looks – With the right shoe, you can add your touch of magic to any outfit. The challenge is to show off your unique style.


You can find a pair of mom jeans at:





If you know where else we can find mom jeans, please email me or leave a comment 🙂




Founding Moms, Inspiration

Fabmom of the Month – Believe in your dreams

May 18, 2017

A Cape flats darling, Baryl Hendricks moved to Atlantis in 1984 after she got married. With a fiery passion for making others look and feel beautiful, she started working at Cut Above, a hair salon based close to her new home and where her obsession with hair and beauty was further fueled.

In 1993, due to her husband’s work demands, they packed up their life and moved to Johannesburg where she immediately threw herself back into what she loved most and started a new career at Hair International, an upmarket salon in Pretoria.

Not quite settled in and just getting used to the drier climate, Baryl soon found herself on a plane back to Cape Town. Her ex- boss simply couldn’t do without her and her magnetic love for the industry that drew clients so easily, and booked her the earliest flight home. To Baryl it felt good being valued.

With her husband still in Joburg, the pair decided it’s time they settle and bought a house in Atlantis. Fulfilling a lifelong dream she finally took the plunge and opened her very own hair and beauty salon. The path that followed wasn’t an easy one and not all things turned out as she had planned.

Her marriage crumbled and in 1999 she once again packed up, and with five kids in tow moved to the Northern Suburbs. With her focus set firmly on her career and figuring out the best way to raise her children in the most safe and loving environment, she successfully started up and ran three hair salons.

So amazing was she at what she did that all her managers eventually went on to open their own salons – having learned from the best in the industry.

Baryl has since remarried and been running her only remaining branch in Kraaifontein for the last 29 years. She lives for the happiness of her family…and making her clients look and feel amazing every time.

Pop in for a cup of coffee and  say hello to Baryl at:
65 Brighton Road
Cape Town
Contact to her on 021 827 0107 for amazing deals.

Yours in beauty,

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Family Road Trip to Fairy Sanctuary Swellendam

April 25, 2017

Hidden not-too-deep in the valley of Swellendam, is the continent of Sulina, or Faerie Sanctuary as it’s lovingly known, founded by Ian and Minky Sulin more than 25 years ago.

When I first heard of this magical place I just knew I had to take the kids there. More accurately, I knew Jada would be blown away and I’ll once again be mom of the year!

So we took to the road one Sunday morning early after breakfast and began our almost three-hour journey from Kraaifontein. Luckily we packed snacks and made sure the USB was loaded with our favourite jams which kept us all happily entertained all the way there. The breathtaking views as we passed one wine farm after another also contributed largely in making the drive so much more enjoyable.

I made a mental note to pack a picnic basket the next time we decide to visit and stop at one of the many dams along the way.

 We arrived just after 11am to find a beautiful, sunshiny and serene Swellendam, and a car full of excited kids. Although the sanctuary where the fairy folk live is well hidden, there are signs all along the road directing you there, almost from the moment you arrive in Swellendam.

When we finally reach our destination, we are surprised to find so much more than what we hoped for, except for Jada who was expecting to be greeted by tiny flying, sparkly winged beings. Alas she was soon filled with all kinds of excitement as we made our way through the enchanted garden with its gnomes, angels, unicorns, sleeping dragons and of cause, fairies nestled behind, on top and in-between flowers and plants and red polka dot mushrooms. She was even more thrilled when the hosts showed us an image of a picture taken right there in the garden, of a real-life fairy. The image was even blown up double its size to prove to every hopeful 6-year-old  and skeptical adult, that fairies may very well exist. And if indeed they do, then I bet The continent of Sulina is where they all hangout.

The boys were just happy to have found the charming play area which neither wanted to leave.

One could literally spend hours between the fairy folk and still not have had enough time. But, we were hungry and needed to eat and decided we’ll be back again very soon.






Wednesdays to Saturdays 9am – 4:30pm
Sundays from 10am to 4pm
Every Schoolholidays from 9am to 4:30pm
Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays
Also closed during the month of June for resting and restoration and Christmas and New Years Day.
Children under 13 yrs old….R10.00

All fees are shared with local charities


Love and Light,