Zilke is a fun and loving person who likes to keep things fresh.
Always ready for an adventure, she loves packing the car and hitting the open road.
Embarking on camping explorations and making fires under the galaxies
are a couple of her favorite things.
Zilke had become a real homebody since the birth of her little girl 16 months ago. This evoked a motherly yearning inside her for all things soft, cozy and cuddly. Zilke loves to experiment with food and makes the perfect soups and stews, using fresh produce that she seeks out at local markets.
Zilke has always had a keen interest in yoga and meditation. She loves all the components that resonate with the mind, body, and soul. She completed a course that qualifies her as a yoga teacher for children. This course compliments her part-time occupation as an aupair.
After school, she completed her studies in Journalism and Creative Writing at City Varsity in Cape Town. She enjoys writing short stories, poetry, and blogs.
One of the projects she worked on was interviewing a couple of South African musicians and writing follow-up articles for a music magazine. She also completed an internship at Conde Nast, House, and Garden.
Zilke enjoys being a mother and makes it her priority. She sees it as a continual process of learning, growing, and adjusting. She enjoys expanding her knowledge and looks into ‘conscious parenting’ to guide her on this magical journey.
Apart from the enjoyment of being a Mom and a homemaker for her partner and their little girl, she loves to get out into nature as much as possible. These activities include hiking, trail running, surfing, and swimming in the ocean. Zilke aspires to further her studies in yoga to include adults and continues to improve her writing skills.
Feel free to check out some of her writing samples below.