#LTselects: @laclevillas

We’ve found our South African spirit animal, and it goes by the name of La Clé des Montagnes. The latest induction to our #LTselects series, this boutique hotel in South African wine country was most certainly love at first sight. Our first day of sightseeing in the Western Cape came to end in the town of Franschhoek, where our Hands Up Holidays guide, Janise, dropped us off at our accommodations for the evening: La Clé des Montagnes, a small collection of villas situated on a private estate. So, how much do we love La Clé des Montagnes? Let us count thy ways… The location // The English translation of the french name is “The Key…

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the lazy girls’ guide to exploring south africa’s western cape: part 1

If you’re curious why we’ve taken so long to start writing about our #LTsouthafrica trip, we have two very legitimate excuses: 1. Our lives have been a bit topsy turvy the past few weeks… read: very, very busy. 2. More importantly, every time we think back on our week in South Africa, we get such a strong pang of nostalgia that it physically HURTS us not to be there. It was, for so many reasons, an absolutely unforgettable trip, and starting today (finally!), we’ve made a pact to push past all those wanderlusty twinges of nostalgia and start to share our stories. We can’t think of a more perfect place to start our story-telling than…

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sneak peek: south africa

You know, we were overly ambitious in our plans to keep the blog updated last week, and we very clearly failed. But, if you’ve been following along on social media (namely here, here, and here), we think you’ll give us a pass. Starting last Friday, we gave South Africa all we got… and we fell in love. We will obviously be reporting back on every detail very soon, but while we regroup, collect our thoughts, and start sorting through our thousands of photos and videos, we wanted to leave you with some snaps from one of the very best weeks in LT history. We don’t throw this around much (because we’re not frat boys), but it…

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#LTsouthafrica: we’re going to africa & you’re invited!

If you’ve been reading LT from its earliest days, then you may already know this… but visiting South Africa has been at the top of our list for-basically-ever. To be perfectly honest, though? Actually booking a trip felt overwhelming. How do you know that you’re doing such an expansive, incredible country justice?! Finally, we pushed our laziness aside. Sort of. In just under four weeks, along with our friend Mrs. O, we’ll be jetting off to Cape Town. We’ve partnered with Hands Up Holidays, who arranges luxury voluntourism in regions all over the world. That’s right, instead of putting this amazing itinerary together ourselves, we found someone to do the planning for us. See, we’re…

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