Fast Forward 30 odd years – not much has changed – with the ‘live the good life-mentality’ being further instilled by her own mom, it was just considered the only approach of doing things! Armed with a BA Degree (Stellenbosch University) and loads of enthusiasm, a 12 year stint in corporate life followed, which included a period in publishing, and as Client Service Director in the Advertising Industry, working on lifestyle brands. It was clear that there was just no getting away from ‘Living a Good Life’!
So, after the birth of her first daughter, Sophia, Adél set-out to conquer her true passion – making everything around her beautiful – and the interior design consultancy, ‘Life of Reily’ was born. A variety of interior projects followed – a chain of clothing boutiques, a family beach house, a spa, re-vamp of a lodge, etc.
After the birth of her second daughter, Gabriella, focus shifted more towards feathering her own nest and making magic in the kitchen – whether it is perfecting that cheesecake, or making the best butternut & ricotta ravioli from scratch. Which could possibly explain the vast collection and obsession with any kind of cookbook or kitchen gadget.
Life of Reily is now ready for its next lifestyle phase. Armed with all of these lifestyle experiences, it is time to share the lifestyle passions and finds with her loyal clients and readers.
Come along for the ride – be inspired or just take some time out to reminisce of a time when taking things slow was not necessarily a bad thing. The Life of Reily blog plans to bring inspiration to those who believe that a life should be lived well and beautifully, every day and in every way. Life is a journey after all!
Special focus will be given to children – a vintage inspired clothing brand will launch later this year, along with beautifully sourced lifestyle products.
The blog inspires to take us on a creative journey to find icon tastemakers, inspiring places and fantastic foodmakers…