Noble Wedding

04 August 2015

We attended a very special wedding this weekend. Debbie and I knew each other as acquaintances at school and varsity but then got to know each other very well when we moved in together whilst living in London. Debs is one of the sweetest and most gentle girls I know, and she has met her match with Geoff. 
What a beautiful wedding for a lovely couple - and one of the most breathtaking brides I have ever seen.

Giveaway - Nicole Martine Beachwear

03 August 2015

Our first giveaway this month is:
Tote bag from Nicole Martine Beachwear
(to the value of R690)

Nicole Martine is quality, island inspired, luxury beachwear. All collections are proudly made in Africa and inspired by beautiful islands and exotic destinations around the world.

The tote bags are made of Neoprene - the most exciting and versatile fabric that is durable, flexible, insulated and also wrinkle, water and UV resistant - perfect for a pool party, trip to the beach or exotic island getaway.

Nicole Martine embodies the lush, exotic island lifestyle. They aim to offer everyone a classic natural beach style with a touch of island luxury. Find more information and place your order online:
Nicole Martine Website

Choose from one of these fabulous colours:

All you need to do to enter:
Leave a comment with your favourite tote colour
Follow Ellie Love on Bloglovin
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Follow Nicole Martine Beachwear on Facebook
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Entries close and winner announced on Friday 7 August
Good luck!

August is Birthday Month

01 August 2015

August is my birthday month!!! 
I can't believe I'm going to be 30!
Birthday month means August is giveaway month here at Ellie Love. 
I love birthdays, parties, gifts and celebrations but I also love to give and celebrate others too! Every Monday, I will be giving away a special gift to one lucky Ellie Love reader. You don't want to miss this!!

Five on Friday

31 July 2015

Last Friday of July - it it hardly believable!! A busy weekend ahead for us... But a quick link up with Christina for Five on Friday and Karli for Oh Hey Friday!

New Favourite Items from Heart Stuff

1. Colour Block Dresses. I have a thing for shift and t-shirt dresses. My daytime dress cupboard is full of them - in all colours, long and short sleeve and loose and comfortable material. These are now my new favourites.

2. Cerise Long Sleeve Dress. This colour drew me in and the fit is super comfortable too. The best thing about this dress is that it can be dressed up or down from day to night. 

3. Floral Jumpsuits. The colours, the fabric, the Summer vibes and once again the flexibility to dress up or down - I couldn't just get one, I had to get both!

4. Floral Long Sleeve Dress. Another gorgeous print on a comfortable dress. A friend of mine wore this and it looked stunning on - I can't wait for Spring days (or nights) in this dress.

5. Kaftans (and pom poms!) I cannot resist a pom pom or a tassle - and these bright colours are perfect for the beach in Summer - especially to cover up this mom bod.

For the Durban ladies, Heart Stuff is hosting a pop uo shop next Friday, 7th August. Contact the ladies on their Facebook page and they will email you an invite. 
You don't want to miss this!

Taste of Durban

27 July 2015

Zomato is a restaurant search app providing in-depth information for over a million restaurants across 22 countries. Zomato's core content features include restaurant information such as scanned menus and photos sourced by its massive feet-on-the-street team over 500 cities. Users can rate and review restaurants, as well as create their own network of foodies for personalised recommendations. Zomato's mobile app is available for iOS, Android and Windows Phone. It can be downloaded free from:

For Taste of Durban, Zomato partnered with them to create a collection that showcased all the restaurants that served food at the event. See more information and list of restaurants here.

I was lucky enough to receive complimentary tickets to Taste of Durban, from the lovely ladies at Zomato. Despite the pouring rain on Friday evening, MC and I headed out for much needed date night and to taste the delicious meals on offer.

We enjoyed a taste from each stand (the crispy calamari from Beluga was my best!), were treated to live DJ's from East Coast Radio, and tasty cocktails from various bars/lounges. There were different stands selling products from cupcakes and treats, biltong, Banting bakery and buffalo cheeses. We treated ourselves to the delicious dessert of Wicked Donuts - the Nutella mini donut is amazing! There were also two master classes available - a mixology master class to learn how to mix cocktails and a burger master class to make different burgers. Unfortunately, we skipped those due to time and the pouring rain but had a wonderful evening.

*Please excuse the bad iPhone, dark and rainy photography

Cold and rainy entrance

Bacardi Mixology Bar

Duck Spring Roll and Butternut Risotto from Jackie Cameron

Salmon sushi and Crispy Calamari from Beluga

Calamari roll, Tuna slider, Lamb spring roll and Chocolate Blondie from Boiler Room Cafe

Chilli chicken and Sticky ribs from Greedy Buddha

Tom Yum Noodles from Simply Asia

The BEST Nutella donuts from Wicked Donuts

Thank you Zomato for the great spoils and a delicious evening.

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