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Jessica Littlewood

Writer

Location icon South Africa

Took a compliment from an English teacher too seriously and wound up being a writer.

Currently working as a freelance writer.

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Sonae Arauco
09/05/2019
Four interior design trends with a South African twist.

South Africa is a melting pot of diverse cultures and beliefs, with eleven official languages and many more unofficial languages. All these people and their collective heritage come together to form our Rainbow Nation. South African and - by extension, African - designs, stand out because of their unabashed originality, bright colours, dynamic energy and their love of contrast.

Homesofdistinction
Winter is over - it's time to declutter!

Winter is over - it's time to declutter! - Spring is in the air and why not use the change of season as a reason to clean out all the winter clutter that has accumulated in your home over the past few mo

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Our Friends
03/06/2017
A Guide to Being Lazy in Cape Town - Part 2

Moving on from Part 1, Jess continues on her compiled a list of things to do in Cape Town that won't drain you of your humanity. Food One of the best parts of Cape Town is the food you can find there.

Our Friends
03/02/2017
A Guide to Being Lazy in Cape Town - Part 1

You've made it to Cape Town. You're filled with excitement as you gaze from the mountains to the sea and then back again. You can't wait to explore. Unfortunately, if you ask any Capetonian about what exciting things there are for you to do in their lovely city, you're definitely going to be met with responses containing words such as 'hike', 'climb', 'nature trail' or 'run'.

Texx and the City
10/15/2018
La Maison Noir: The Gift and the Curse

Pulling heavily on the classical elements of fire, earth, wind and water, intertwined with his own take on the Congolese Cosmogram, Petite Noir (real name Yanick Illunga) has created a four-part visual masterpiece rich in symbolism, colour and energy - an oeuvre that calls for collective transcendence as it shines a spotlight on the unconquerable African spirit.

Reviews

Our Friends
11/09/2018
There's no such thing as twenty-four hours at Endless Daze

You're sitting on the beach with your friends watching the sunset, gin and tonic (or kombucha if you are so inclined?) in hand. A cool sea breeze blows through your hair, carrying with it the not-so distant sounds of an awesome band's set. This is Endless Daze and it's a damn good time.

Texx and the City
07/29/2019
the klubs cordially invite you to join their Cult Party pt 1: male plague

Here come the klubs. A brand new three-piece post-punk band straight out of Pretoria. Their debut release, a 5 song EP Cult Party pt.1: male plague is an audacious auditory exploration into the unpleasant state of the world. Opening track "FFS" serves as a deceptively apathetic introduction for the listener.

Texx and the City
07/18/2019
Mama Aiuto's debut "Well Rested in Peace" is an ode to tranquillity

Well Rested in Peace is the dreamy debut album for Mama Aiuto, the brainchild and latest project of Cape Town based producer Benjamin McCarthy (Oracles and The World of Birds). Clocking in at just over 16 minutes and comprising of 8 tracks, Well Rested in Peace offers the listener a chance at attaining just that, as it invites you to sit back, relax and completely unwind.

Our Friends
08/11/2016
Oppikoppi 2016: Is This What a Breakup Feels Like? - Our Friends

Jess and Henry power teamed our Oppikoppi 2016 coverage. Jess writes a review that will blow your mind and Henry has created an incredible set of images that will give you FOMO. Oh Oppi, I miss you so much and even though we've only been apart a day, it feels like months.

Texx and the City
06/19/2019
In Review: RAMfest reborn

When RAMfest announced it was taking a hiatus in order to regroup and re-plan, metal and rock fans alike were left with a giant ram-shaped hole in their hearts.

Interviews

Our Friends
10/22/2018
Looking to Endless Daze 2018: A quick word with Medicine Boy - Our Friends

We caught up with the Berlin-based, dream noise duo ahead of their Saturday night performance at Endless Daze Festival 2018 has been a big year for you two, moving to Berlin, signing to Fuzz Club Records and releasing your second full length album 'Lower'; what are your plans for the future?

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