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My visit to the Kif Kef home.

My visit to the Kif Kef home.


Discover my -part 1- of my visit to the Kif Kef home. Sumeyye Ata, the girlboss behind Kif Kef is one of the most creative women I know in the interior business. 5 years ago she started with her own webshop Kif Kef, famous for it’s ‘bars chairs’. At that time she lived in Mortsel (Antwerp) with her husband and little boy. The two of them renovated their little home and sold it. Their first home was already a huge Pinterest hit so the signs pointed to a bigger succes when they decided to buy a new -much bigger- home in Antwerp. They renovated & seperated the house in 4 levels. Level 0 = The Kif Kef Studio Level 1 = The home Level 2 = The Kif Kef Appartement (Airbnb/ rental accommodation) Level 3 = The Kif Kef Loft (Also rental place) The renovation has been huge and most impressive part is they did most of it themselves. (Really, still don’t know where they found or will find the time in the future… especially if you know they also have twins now. (1,5yrs old) & a little boy 4yrs old.

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Our last day of the Gardenroute was spend in Jeffreys bay, we...

Our last day of the Gardenroute was spend in Jeffreys bay, we...


Our last day of the Gardenroute was spend in Jeffreys bay, we started our day with a breakfast at 100% Jbay Bru, the best part of this place is that it had a big inside playground.

Afterwards we drove to Port Elizabeth for our flight back to Capetown.

The view on table mountain was just stunning!

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Wednesday the 31th of January we drove to Tsitsikamma national...

Wednesday the 31th of January we drove to Tsitsikamma national...


Wednesday the 31th of January we drove to Tsitsikamma national park, the park is famous for it’s big suspension bridge (77meters!) that hangs over the black waters of the Storms River Mouth. 

A day before we booked a Kayak session with “Kayak & Lilo & it’s was awesome! 

Completely satisfied & tired we drove off to Jeffreys Bay. ‘Jbay’ (like the locals name it…) is a spot famous for ‘supertubes’ (Very big waves) and pro surfers place this hotspot in their top 10 favorite surfing places all around the world!

We went to the beach & had a lovely dinner (& lunch! :)) in ‘Kitchen Windows’ a restaurant really really worth mentioning!

We stayed here for 2 night in the casa surf lodge.


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On wednesday we arrived at our second Gardenroute stop;...

On wednesday we arrived at our second Gardenroute stop;...


On wednesday we arrived at our second Gardenroute stop; Plettenberg Bay.
We decided to stay in this area for 3 nights because there are a lot of things in this area that we want(ed) to visit. 

On our first day here we decided to visit the elephant park, Beau loves elephants and has been talking about going to see them since we told her we were coming to South-Africa. The elephant park specializes in rescuing abandoned elephants & elephant orphans. When the elephant is feeling secure again the animal goes back to an ‘open’ area. 

This healthy way of park-visiting attracted us and we liked it very much, we have pet the elephants and gave them their lunch. It really was an extraordinary experience.

Afterwards we drove around in Knysna and visited the Knysna ‘Heads’ - view point. On our way back we went to the Plettenberg beach. During the evening we went to ‘Tsala three lodge restaurant’. The ideal location to thank our mom for all the things she has done for us in the past year. <3

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On sundaymorning my hubby went snorkling/diving with...



On sundaymorning my hubby went snorkling/diving with Deep-South-Adventures near Miller’s Point. And we chilled on our private beach… :)

Afterwards we went for lunch in Simon’s Town. 

In the evening we attended a Kirstenbosch concert from a band named ‘The Soil’.


We had such a warm & loving day. Especially the concert was so beautiful. For the first time we noticed a ‘real South-African’ crowd with a perfect mix of all nations, colors & religions. A true rainbow nation.

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Six years ago I did a voluntary project in Muizenberg. The...



Six years ago I did a voluntary project in Muizenberg. The project - giving surfing lessons to children from the nearby township Capricorn- has evolved to … (1) a pizza restaurant called Ovenbaked which supports (so when you buy a pizza the money goes to…) (2) the Surf Outreach Project.  

It was so nice for me to see the evolution of this project & to meet my best friend who made this project to what it has become today again!

If you ever know somebody who wants to do a voluntary job, definitely refer them to this project. I wouldn’t have said this 6 years ago but today the project is exactly where it has to be. And it could use all kinds of help!

During our day in Muizenberg we first had breakfast at @empirecafe later we went surfing on the beach. 

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This was our shopinterior for the festive season of 2017.So many...



This was our shopinterior for the festive season of 2017.


So many people payed us a visit, we can’t express our gratitude enough. THANK YOU! Thank you! Thank you!

 Hope we can make you happy again in 2018
& thanks for believing in us. We had a rough summer but winter made it all better. <3


Hugs & kisses, your My Ex Boyfriend team! 

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Meet the makers of our kitchen - Atelier Nerf. Some time ago we...



Meet the makers of our kitchen - Atelier Nerf.

Some time ago we made an Instastory about our home & because we wanted to show our followers the house we finally found (after searching for more then 2 years…)

I ended the movie with our kitchen & the need for some new doors because I really hated the blue kitchen doors we had at that time. I asked if somebody knew somebody for our new kitchendoors & this guy responded … (didn’t knew him at the time ) Suggesting he wanted to help us out with our kitchen issues.

After a little brainstorm session at our home we planned the renovation during our stay in Valencia so the team could work for 3 days without us interfering all the time.

And so it happened. We came back from a relaxing familyweekend (Check those pictures here!) & we had a brand new super fantastic beautiful superbe new kitchen. Look at the before & after pictures.

The guys made us new kitchendoors in Polish Pine (poolse grenen / poolse den) first they oiled the wood with a white oil & then they gave the wood 2 layers of varnish. We bought a white sink, white inductio cooker & black water tab at ikea. I found the little black leather handles online at superfront.com..

If you want a new kitchen, some interior changes or maybe you have an idea for a piece of furniture… please do contact the guys from Atelier Nerf. We are so happy with the end result!

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