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If simplicity is my life philosophy, beauty is my religion.


If simplicity is my life philosophy, beauty is my religion. I believe simplicity and beauty together can create a good life.

I’m Genevieve, a woman, a wife and a mom of two daughters. I live between the sea and the mountains in Cape Town and I stand for beauty, inspiration, and simplicity.


Simplicity supports a lighter life. It untangles and allows space. I have been inspired by the Minimalist movement for over a decade, yet I don’t consider myself a Minimalist. I do consider the simple option in all my decision-making and I believe this habit has helped me to live a lighter life.


Beauty is everywhere – in views, objects, textures, and sensations. Currently, I am more comfortable as a curator than a creator, but there is space for both.

So I wanted to create an online container nest of beautiful things that uplift and ease life. As such this space is now a home for a collection of beauty to serve as inspiration in a big wild world.


I love life, and inspirational quotes (even now in my late 40’s) – because we find comfort in the realisation that we don’t journey alone.

This Meandering Blogspace

relaxed laughing woman on the beach

It’s OK to be Yourself

I am an Enneagram 7 so I am interested in a lot of things. My interests continue to change as I grow older. And that’s ok. Change is part of life and flexibility is always an option.

“Change is the only constant in life.”

Heraclitus, a Greek philosopher

Since I began this blog, I have grown older, experienced a few more years of life, and my priorities and interests have shifted. I am not a specialist. I am not alone in being a shifting generalist, and that is ok.

First It Was About Minimalism

When I started this blog, this was the quote that resonated with me:

“I feel thin, sort of stretched, like butter scraped over too much bread.”

Bilbo tells Gandalf in Lord of Rings, Tolkien

At this time I had small children and we had moved countries and were working hard. We were busy! I remember well how stretched I felt. I felt rudderless and as though I were living in a fog. I needed to get to know myself again and I craved simplicity in life.

Then It Morphed Into Money

In the shutdown years, our business was paused, so I made an effort to monetise the blog. I discovered phrases like “hustle culture” and “affiliate marketing”, and learned that those vibes are just not me.

I did learn some digital skills and stepped out onto the personal development path. Themes like purpose and meaning replaced marketing tactics and funnel design.

“You must either modify your dreams or magnify your skills.”

Jim Rohn
girl on a camel

And Now To Simple Inspiration

After having spent a couple of years online, I decided that I needed to step away from the digital space and reconnect with “real life”.

My books shifted from marketing bibles to philosophical reads like “Walden” by Henry David Thoreau and Viktor Frankel’s “Man’s Search for Meaning”.

I now need nature and connection and still crave simplicity, but spiritual and emotional simplicity rather than material simplicity. Here is a quote that currently resonates:

I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.

Henry David Thoreau

A Moment For You

curly haired woman sitting on the beach

So what do I want from you? Nothing other than a few moments of your time.

What do I wish for you? A moment or more of upliftment.

Nothing to sell here, but a wish for a good life. And a collection of bright beautiful things to help you create your own simple beautiful inspired life!