Song of the week

If you haven’t heard of the band Bastille or their version of Pompeii, then you have been missing out BIG TIME! This band, all the way from England, has been making girls’ knees weak all over the world. With Dan Smith as lead singer, and Chris Wood, Will Farquarson and Kyle Simmons joining forces with him, this alternative rock group is ready to take the world by storm and invade ipods, radio stations and computers wherever their music spreads to.

So leave everything you are doing right now and head to their channel on VEVO (on YouTube).

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With that said, the song of the week is:

Pompeii by Bastille  [azlyrics.com]

I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settles around us

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Great clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes,
Does it almost feel like
You’ve been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

If you close your eyes, does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?…

Long Street, Cape Town

On my trips to Cape Town, I always try and find new and interesting places to visit as these places are what Cape Town is all about. My recent trip was no different and before I knew it, I found myself in Long Street – The most hipster slash vintage place I have ever been to.

The stores in Long Street follow everything but the status quo. They are small and each unique in its own way with clothing, shoes and accessories you won’t be able to find anywhere else in the country. Even the coffee shops are decorated in old vintage ways with black and white photographs on the walls and some of the most interesting menus you’ll come across in your life.

Jeffrey Cambell shoes are the main attraction at one of the stores whilst another try to stand out by selling only secondhand old vintage clothes from the early 1900’s. The #1 must see store of this street however, would be A-List, featuring all the hottest new trends in a small boutique with unique as well as 100% exclusive designs. No wonder Long Street is considered one of the fashion neighbourhoods in SA!

So whenever you find yourself in the Mother City of South Africa, be sure to add Long Street on top of your to do list.

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

 

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe

Photo credit: Anéne van der Merwe