tying and dying.

tye dye with epic colours is just my favourite thing.
pretty much always.
the 'navy and white' combo is up there with 'turqoise and coral'
as are lumo colours and tanned skin
and pretty much ANYTHING else against tanned skin :D
oh i love summer!
just sayin'.
so today i dip dyed my white cardi with navy- it looks pretty cool. messy though-has resulted in my body being navy-splotched in all sorts of places. i look diseased :P
as you were sea gypsies, as you were.
xxx

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Wet Monkeys

MONKEY WEATHER!!!! yes-so our dive adventure turned into a coffee-beach-ice cream-chasing rainbow one!!! but sooo much fun! aside from the sunny-windy-rainy-weird weather that defined today, 3 other very important events occured.


Sea Gypsy went fabric shopping :D and you will hopefully be excited to know that with the help of dear "sah", the first collection is coming along nicely and will be released in the next short while :) so watch this space.


Also, my other sea gypsy sister and i chased a rainbow!!! all around camps bay i tell you! and we came pretty insanely close i'd say ;)


And lastly, the 2 sea gypsies came up with a pledge... one that is going to lead to many exciting adventures in the future-both close by and in far off lands. its all very exciting!!! and this is what it says:

SEA GYPSY PLEDGE

I hereby pledge to live like a Sea Gypsy
To watch the sunrise in the ocean,
to never wear shoes on the beach.
To let the sea wash my hair
and to never be dry for too long.
To always show the sun my skin
and to always appreciate and know
whats going on beneath the swell.
And if the need arises- to fight for it.
I pledge to get to know Sea Gypsies from
other cultures and to seek them wherever i go.
Above all, I pledge to never stop loving
and being amazed by the ocean, as I
live by the currents,
plan by the tides
and follow the sun.

Signed by S.B.Levy and T.G.Noble
on Tue,12.June.2012 14:00.

treasure

eish, ek se!!! it’s been a while!

but in the last few weeks i seem to have accumulated some special things. maybe its because it was my birthday and i got some pretty awesome presents. or maybe i’ve just noticed beauty in things that i hadn’t before.

but these are some items that make me smile, that give me that feeling one gets after climbing out of icy cold water, from a dive or a surf, and can dry off, blow one’s nose and put on one’s favourite hoodie and slippers- that totally refreshed but warm and utterly contented feeling. oh yeah :)

this is some of the indian treasure that my special sister sent me. the beads are PERFECT for my new dread that i’m “cultivating” and the biggest treasure was that i got to video skype her while opening it ;)

dont these iron vintage scissors just make you want to cut things!!!! these are so cool and sharp-make me feel very pro when slicing up tshirts, from my special friend courtney :)

this is what happens when a certain sea gypsy gets hold of R25 JET tshirts and dye from the chemist. the blue one feels like you are wearing the ocean-seriously, what could be better!!!! wearing one of these makes me happy for the whole day :)

these little things hiding in my still-living-after-1-year-plant are pretty authentic treasures :) some found on wrecks, others on reefs…the golf ball at the bottom of the UCT dam…but all whilst diving :)

i got this necklace for my bday from my epic friend quaid-who made it, and i’ve probably worn it every second day since i’ve gotten it and only because i was trying to show constraint-its so cool :D and makes me feel sort of earthy :P

oh my goodness!!! well without hesitation, EVERYONE should know that turtles are the most precious and beautiful treasure. but if it’s a picture of one, drawn for you by a particularly talented friend, then it’s an even more special treasure. obrigado philipe :)

hehe, coffee is one of those everyday treasures that has pretty much turned into a non-negotiable need, but if its starbucks or truth coffee….then its like drinking liquid gold. which is pretty legit treasure.

ja, so i’m feeling pretty lucky with all this treasure around. and so much of my treasure is not even touchable. like going for runs, awesome bio fieldtrips, amazing books, new playlists, aquaintances which grow into friendships, daydreaming. these are all amazing treasures, yet so easily overlooked :)

hope you discover and realise some of your treasures

xxx

thejunglebythebeach

my family holiday’ed :D

oh yeah-lots of fun :) we stayed in brenton-on-sea.ocean on the one side, lagoon on the other!!!

our house was like a tropical forest-with huge trees,overgrown plants, millions of birds, vines, tangled ivy and even buck on occasion. every morning you would wake up and hear the sea and only have to walk a couple minutes to be submerged in its epic colour!

a holiday filled with lying in the sun, eating pasta and litchi’s, reading,drinking kahlua fudge coffee, listening to birds, early morning runs, lazy walks, cem supp studying (hmm), sunset picnics and collecting shells with my crazy family is definitely a good one :)

new sea gypsy creation….

[I HEART HOLIDAYS UP THE EAST COAST!!!]

pretty flower pictures taken by my sister, charissa and her new camera ;)

xxx

deep summer is when laziness finds respectability.

whilst the weather today has proven to be not quite deep summer(indeed it has been hailing), it was an amazing summer day not so long ago. exams had just ended. the ocean was dead calm(amazing for swimming-not so amazing for surfing) and a few of usĀ  had a day together :) it was indeed the perfect weather to dress up in some sea gypsy creations and smile, giggle and pose in front of the camera.


because summer is all about finally LIVING what you’ve spent all year DREAMING about.

yes, any day that ends with iced coffee and white hot chocolate from tribeca is a good one.

all these photo’s were taken by Raynard Sims…who takes awesome shots, has an epic blog (http://rddesignphoto.tumblr.com/) and is a pretty insane friend. thanks :)