Saturday morning found me in the beautiful wine bar at the Sandton Sun for the photoshoot follow up of last week’s Winestyle Magazine Pros vs Punters event. The wine bar overlooks the glorious pool deck and I was very tempted to lounge out there and soak up the sun.

They been clever with the decor, this is the floor at the entrance to the wine bar.

I was told to wear jeans and a bright TShirt, couldn’t think of a better message to share with the world at large. I just love the Stoned Cherrie label! I got a bit lost trying to find my car (could have been the great gin martini … or the wine …) and saw this monstrous beast of a building. Sorry, it doesn’t do it for me at all.

Driving home I spotted this bloke holding a suitcase almost as big as himself with one hand, while he steered with the other. Not sure how he managed to stay on.

As a contrast to the Obikwa bargains I bagged last week, I splurged (R125) on a bottle of Warwick and did soak up the sunshine after all and had a lovely nap, albeit in my own back garden.


51 Comments Add yours

  1. Naomi says:

    Sounds like a stunning morning, Cin! Don’t think I could have resisted that pool deck, and glad to hear you got some sun later πŸ˜€ Thanks for the link to the Winestyle registration page via FB – looking forward to my first issue…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Glad you subscribed, Naomi, it’s a great mag πŸ™‚

  2. Tandy says:

    the kids all take the surfboards on their scooters to the beach! I will have to go and take a look at that building! Have a great day xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too, almost time for you to be in my kitchen again, yay! xxx

  3. MaanKind says:

    What a life you’ve made for yourself!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m just a lucky gal πŸ™‚

  4. Ok, this time I have to agree, that building really is ghastly! πŸ˜‰ Glad to hear you’re soaking up the rays! πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Our days are slowly starting to get warmer, Celia πŸ™‚

  5. Tilly Bud says:

    Sounds like fun. That is an interesting building, to say the least.

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s very ugly …

  6. Madmom says:

    A lovely day, Cindy.

    1. theonlycin says:

      ’twas that, Madmom πŸ™‚

  7. Sparkle says:

    Nice T-shirt. The buildings @ the back of the deck are scary! I don’t understand the funny shape.
    Have a lovely week Cin πŸ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too, Sparky xxx

  8. adeeyoyo says:

    Your ‘…monstrous beast of a building…’ looks exactly like a modern version of Norman Bates’ house in the movie Psycho!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Spot on, adee, bwahahaha!

  9. i could so lounge and sip vino on that sun deck! have a great day xxx

    1. theonlycin says:

      You too, my Jan-Jan πŸ™‚

  10. What a fab weekend you enjoyed and I LOVE your T-shirt!
    Have a happy week – sorry not sure if I have said that already, otherwise have a doubly happy one.
    πŸ™‚ Mandy

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Mandy, double back right at you πŸ™‚

  11. pinkpolkadotfood says:

    It sounds like a great day!! I love the t-shirt!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Pinky πŸ™‚

  12. MissChris says:

    Love love love that t-shirt – I want one too *pouts*!

    1. theonlycin says:

      It’s smashing innit?

  13. SuziCate says:

    Wow, what a building. Love the t-shirt! Glad you found your car and your way home!

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m glad too, SuziCate, would hate to still be stumbling around there πŸ˜‰

  14. nrhatch says:

    Love the entrance to the wine bar! When life emulates wine . . . it’s Vibrant, Bold, Robust, Rich, Strong, Elegant, Crisp, and Velvety!

    Great t-shirt too.

    The building is aptly named . . . looking like one of DaVinci’s sketches. πŸ˜€

    1. theonlycin says:

      The building scares me 😦

  15. Tes says:

    Beautiful day… it’s so joyful πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Very happy day, Tes πŸ™‚

  16. slpmartin says:

    Must agree with you on the design of that building ” monstrous”.

    1. theonlycin says:

      Dreadful Charlie πŸ˜‰

  17. Now that is a deck that I can lounge on too! I kind’a like the monster building… Seems like a few new, modern ones are rising up out of all that construction dust and inconvenience. Can’t wait to see the magazine pics! (Some lovely pics, Cin! I like the one with the words πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      I just wonder what future generations will think of us when they unearth the building?

  18. Just love that bloke on a bike. Glad the shoot went well πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      I am looking forward to seeing the pics of the shoot, Kate:)

  19. nursemyra says:

    I really like that first photo

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Myra πŸ™‚

  20. souldipper says:

    If I’d run into you wearing that t-shirt when I was in Africa, I’m confident it would now be in Canada! There may have been a jail sentence in between!

    I agree – I would not have to look at that building in my view. The lines in the building in the first photo fascinates me. I’m picturing people sitting on slanted floors, holding on to their desks for dear life as they careen down the tilts!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Funny I also wondered about that!

  21. bluebee says:

    An enjoyable way to spend a Saturday, Cin – looks as if the weather’s improving there too πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      I expect we’ll have another cold spell in August, bluebee, but it sure is getting warmer πŸ™‚

  22. Steffi says:

    Sounds like a nice day.Look like a great location where y<ou was,Cin.I wish I could sit there too.

    1. theonlycin says:

      I’m going back there soon, Steffi, the perfect place to spend an afternoon πŸ™‚

      1. Steffi says:

        I think to sit there in the evening must be really nice.A glass of red wine-perfect day(evening)…

      2. theonlycin says:

        In the summer it would be glorious, Steffi πŸ™‚

  23. colleen says:

    really dig the t-shirt; ghastly building I agree. When do we see the shoot results Cin?

    1. theonlycin says:

      Did you subscribe to the mag Colleen, I think it will be out in September, the Spring edition.

  24. SidevieW says:

    I like Sandton’s ‘funny’ buildings. Some will stay on as horrors, others will grow on us

    1. theonlycin says:

      Grow on us or, hopefully, be imploded ;p

  25. Jamie Dedes says:

    That is indeed a beastly building. Wow! Glad the day wasn’t beastly at all …Great photos, Cindy.

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