I absolutely loved this idea when I came across Mackenzie Horan's 101 in 1001 post on her blog, Design Darling a couple years ago. A 101 in 1001 list is essentially 101 things you would like to do in 1001 days or 2.75 years… Mackenzie describes 1001 days as a happy medium between writing a to do list and keeping a bucket list. 

Mackenzie is now on her second 101 things in 1001 days list and I secretly finished my first last year and thought it would be fun to upload my second list, which I will be updating as I cross items off. 

Definitely take a look at Mackenzie's 1st and 2nd lists as well as find other bloggers lists here - hopefully these will be as inspiring as they were for me. 

Below is my second 101 things in 1001 days list

1. Do not buy any new clothes for 3 months 
2. Sell second hand clothing items 
3. Donate more time and money to charities 
4. Have personalised notecards made 
5. Go on a Facebook and Twitter fast for 1 month 
6. Finish Scandal 
7. Do something that scares me once a week for a month 
8. Have an inspiration day 
9. Attend a 1st or 3rd Thursday night in Cape Town 
10. Design a home office space in the new apartment 
11. Showcase my talents more often 
12. Inspire someone 
13. Find out blood type 
14. Give blood 
15. Study the world map 
16. Set up all debit accounts
17. Have breakfast at Sababa one morning 
18. Spend a morning at the spa
19. Splurge on a cashmere gown 
20. Have a breakfast and mimosa birthday celebration 
21. Celebrate fun holidays just because 
22. Redesign and make my 'kim' ring 
23. Purchase a BOLD love ring from Stefalux 
24. Read 5 business books 
25. Help promote friends and people who are doing great things 
26. Spoil myself just because
27. Organise a winter blanket run for Tears 
28. Spend a weekend organising my wardrobe 
29. Go zip lining (20 April, 2014) 
30. Save an animal and keep it (May, 2014 - 2 beautiful cats that previous tenants had left behind ) 
31. Have my Louboutin 'stack heels' resoled 
32. Put R50 into savings for every goal accomplished 
33. Network as often as possible 
34. Go fishing with my dad
35. Read every Jane Austen novel (2/7) 
36. Inspire someone else to write a 101 in 1001 list of their own
37. Subscribe to magazine apps I usually buy at book stores and land up throwing away
38. Watch a Kirstenbosch Summer concert
39. Send out Christmas cards one year 
40. Set up a Retirement fund account (April, 2014) 
41. Re-read Jonathan Livingston Seagull 
42. Master my budget sheets 
43. Invest in a cashmere sweater 
44. Learn to DIY a furniture item 
45. Make my own sushi 
46. Bake a chocolate cake for someone 
47. Commission a friend to paint me a painting 
48. Go through all home items and only keep items we love and treasure 
49. Start recycling 
50. Perfect a signature dish 
51. Invest in monogrammed pillowcases 
52. Have the girls over for brunch 
53. Buy a piece of art work
54. Always have a bottle of red wine in the house 
55. Decorate new apartment 
56. Have friends over more often
57. Take a cooking lesson
58. Run a 10 Km race 
59. Stop drinking for 1 month 
60. Try meatless Monday for 1 month 
61. Mediate at least twice a week for a month 
62. Go stand up paddle boarding 
63. Go without eating out for at least a month 
64. Walk up Table Mountain 
65. Collaborate with someone 
66. Build my personal brand 
67. Start my blog / website (May, 2014) 
68. Visit my best friend in Sydney, Australia 
69. Experience Afrika Burn 
70. Go on an adventure - anywhere 
71. Go on a yoga retreat
72. Spend a weekend in Paternoster (May, 2014) 
73. Visit Ibiza 
74. Have a girls weekend away 
75. Ride in a hot air balloon in Cappadocia 
76. Visit New England over Fall 
77. Visit Turkey 
78. Sign up for a Finance Management Course with GetSmart 
79. Volunteer for a cause I'm passionate about 
80. Visit Barcelona 
81. Invest in a great weekender bag 
82. Organise a fundraiser event for TEARS 
83. Invest in a pair of Charlotte Olympia flats 
84. Read 10 new books 
85. Find another 10 new restaurants in Cape Town 
86. Plan a road trip 
87. Try a 3 day juice cleanse (7 - 9 July, 2014)
88. Plan a trip with my mum 
89. Cook dinner for my parents in their own home 
90. Find the perfect travel bag 
91. Come up with another 101 things 
92. Do something special for someone out of the blue 
93. Attend one show at Cape Town Fashion Week 
94. Design a stationary line 
95. Book an appointment with a Nutritionist 
96. Increase work social media followers 
97. Organise a Game Farm trip 
98. Start a new tradition
99. Watch ballet at The Artscape Theatre 
100. Solve parking situation at work
101. Find the perfect tinted moisturiser 



I'm loving Emerson Fry's less is more aesthetic. Their modern clean, versatile, long-wearing pieces are perfect Spring / Summer items to invest in. Find their Viet dress here and their Carolyn sweater here.

Comments are always welcome - I would love to hear what you have to say!