Oh, hello there

I’m Asta, a big city girl turned small town adventurer, currently living a delightfully simple life in rural South Africa.

In 2016 my loves and I relocated from Johannesburg to a sleepy little town in the Karoo Heartland after a lifetime in the city. We swapped high-rises for mountains, traffic lights for starry nights and currently call a lovely old house at the foot of a beautiful green mountain home.

I’m a work-from-home cat mom – a writer by delightful default and a fashion designer by trade, moonlighting as a professional homebody. When I’m not on the road exploring the Eastern Cape, you’ll find me at home surrounded by fabric, felines, fruit and my favourite human, André – a talented designer, gentle giant and cat baby daddy to our two sweet rescues, Liquorice and Vanilla. I love staying in, dreaming up designs for pretty frocks and home decor, and creating delicious and nutritious recipes.

Welcome to my online journal – a mix of our small town adventures, my thoughts, and things I make and love, with a bit of unicorn magic mixed in from time to time.

Come say hello at hello@halfgirlhalfunicorn.com

Psst… All photographs and graphics belong to Half Girl Half Unicorn unless stated otherwise. Any other content will be credited to the best of my ability. Feel free to share, tweet and pin away, but pretty please credit and link to Half Girl Half Unicorn if you feature any of my images, recipes or projects. K thanks bye.

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