August 09, 2017 2 min read
Hey! My name’s Claire and I’m the Experiential and Influencer Marketing Specialist at Encircled. Last summer I travelled to Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks. I spent much of my time in Cape Town and also took day trips to explore other parts of the Western Cape. This week, I’ll be sharing my favourite experiences in Cape Town and the stunning surrounding region.
The penguin population in the Western Cape has fallen drastically over the years due to over-fishing and habitat destruction. The population loss has been so severe because when one-half of a breeding pair falls ill, the other half doesn’t find a new partner. At the Boulders Beach Penguin Sanctuary, struggling penguins are treated and provided with shelters that you can buy for them.
KIRSTENBOSCH NATIONAL BOTANICAL GARDEN
I spent my first afternoon in Cape Town exploring the Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden, which finds its home in the southeast foothills of Table Mountain. This suspension bridge ran through parts of the gardens and led to an expansive viewing platform from where you could see the rest of the gardens.
There are an incredible number of things to do in Cape Town. We saw several people paraglide over the city, starting from Lion’s Head and landing on the beach on Clifton Beach. As we were in Cape Town during their winter, the weather was a bit unpredictable, so book weather-dependant activities early in case you need to rain-check.
That’s all from me! Cape Town really is an incredible city and I hope that this photo journal inspires you to add it to your list of must-see travel destinations. Let us know where you want to go next below!
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June 24, 2021 5 min read
Guest post written by Jen Pistor, Model, Blogger, and Online Influencer.
I took the Encircled Capsule Wardrobe Quiz and discovered I am a Queen of Comfort! Using Encircled pieces from the Queen of Comfort Collection, I created 10 looks using only 10 pieces of clothing. Take the Capsule Wardrobe Quiz today to find out what your Capsule Wardrobe Type is and how to build your dream capsule!
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Consumers are increasingly demanding ethically and sustainably-made clothing, which unfortunately many brands recognize as an opportunity to boost profits through sustainability-focused campaigns, despite not taking any steps to improve their actual business practices. Read on to learn about seven easy ways to spot greenwashing so you can make sure you’re supporting genuinely sustainable clothing brands.
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The key to a successful wardrobe is buying versatile pieces that mix and match effortlessly, so you can basically close your eyes and pick two pieces and know that they will go together. Jennifer shows us just how easy it is to style the Better Basics Kit for every day of the week with 8 pieces, a little creativity and a few simple accessories.