The Piano [Fiction]

§ Just as she retired for bed, she started to hear the muffled sounds of the piano being played downstairs. With a small sigh, and a slight hint of a smile, she reached for her bedroom door handle, slowly pulled it open and softly made her way down. With each...

High Tea at Oyster Box Hotel

One of the treats for my mum’s birthday was taking her to her very first high tea, and for those of you who love a fancy high tea will know the Oyster Box Hotel’s reputation. That’s why my sisters and I were quite pleased when we confirmed our...

Friday, Lyrics & Reflection

§ While I sit, working through a ton of things to do before I can retire for the weekend, my headphones are blasting an Arabic song whose lyrics I cannot tire of. As much as words cannot be used to express many feelings, there are an infinite number of things words...

Lunching at Cinta Food Market

: As of January 2018, Cinta Food Market has closed down. —– Cinta is an artisan food market that’s opposite the Old Biscuit Mill but.. it’s so easy to miss! In all the years of driving past, I haven’t noticed it before (so regretfully). This cute and cosy...

5 Domestic Travel Essentials

The one thing about having family scattered across multiple cities, is that you’re bound to be hopping on a plane, bus or car and heading off to see them every now and again. While it’s exciting, making sure you’ve packed everything you need, and...

Watermelon Slush

Recently my dad was raving about a watermelon slush he had some years ago, and the way he described its brilliant taste, I was inspired to make one myself. It’s summer and watermelon season… So it seemed ideal too. I Googled some recipes and eventually...

Breakfast Idea: Egg Nests

I love eating eggs. And because I make it so often, I look for new ways to prepare it so we don’t grow tired of it. Last year my sister tried out this egg nest recipe from Yuppiechef, and her husband raved about how tasty it was. I knew it was only a matter of...

Picture-Perfect: Personalised Paintings For Little People

If you’re an aunt, or uncle, to little kids then you’ll know the struggle is real when you want to get them a unique gift that they’ll love (because, chances are, their parents know what they love and got it for them already). So when my nieces and...

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Iridescent Lane is a lifestyle blog that covers food, local travel, creative writing, parenting, and a few other elements that make up Saajida’s journey living in Cape Town.

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