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Summer Holiday Must Dos

Hello Summer holiday! Yup, a lot of us are probably on holiday. Well, technically I'm not because I'll be heading off to China in March but I did take a few days off so I'm keen to try out some new things as well as relax. With tons of times on your hands, do you know how you will be spending the holiday with your friends and family? Groupon offers a myriad of things to do and places to see, whatever your tastes I bet you'll be able to find something fun to get up to! My friends over at Groupon shared with me a list of cool things to check out in JHB. Check it out below! I know I may be trying one or two of the below during my time off. Bungee Jump for One at Bungee Mogale Before the invention of bungee jumping, flying through the air was an experience reserved only...

Converse x Sandton City (GIVEAWAY)

Last week I told you about my introduction to the Converse brand when I still lived in Durban and was younger (then what I am now). The brand really is the epitome of style and comfort. What else will let each and every person be able to showcase their individual style and personality? The answer: very few clothing and shoe brands. Living in Johannesburg has had me be exposed to so many different types of people. From sporty to girly to hip to eccentric, what I noticed with each and every one of them was their common appreciation for one brand: Converse. It's rare to see a brand have such an appeal to such a wide and vast audience. It's always funny to think about how different a band rocker is to a self-titled geek. Oh well, each of them can rock their pair of Converse shoes like no one else...

Converse x Durban (GIVEAWAY)

Growing up, I always remember my sister being a fan of sports clothing brands. Due to her interest in the style, it was only natural that I acquired an interest in it too. Living in Durban it seemed like a natural pairing too: strolling down the beach promenade in a great pair of sneakers. A family favourite was always Converse, both stylish and durable, their shoes were worth every Rand and cent. Do you want to hear something exciting? Converse is opening two specialty retail stores in South Africa! The first will open this week on 2 December at Gateway Theatre of Shopping in Durban. The second store will open its doors on 8 December at Sandton City in Johannesburg. I know many of you will be counting down because this will be Converse’s official stores in the country! Expect to see limited edition collections, premium footwear, apparel and accessories never before so widely available...

Our DIY Disney dog kennel

Yes guys, I painted a dog kennel inspired by Disney! Technically inspied by their Disney Junior show, Doc McStuffins, it was amazing to be able to be a part of something so fun and great!

Basically, we had to get creative and paint a dog house which Disney would hand over to a local SPCA. We jumped at the chance of this fun project – creativity and animals, what a great combo. We were given a ton of supplies such as paint and stencils to create a uniquely designed house for a little cute furry four-legged friend.

We headed over to Wilma’s place – where she has the most beautiful dogs, cats and a pig – to work on the project. We bought tons of pizza and snacks. We started a bit later than expected but it was worth every bit of effort involved! Instead of writing about the experience, I shot a little vlog which you can see below.

We also took some photos – though I was not around on the day the photos were taken – to shared of the completed dog kennel. Check them out below after the jump!

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What’s in my bag – rAge Expo 2015 edition

I'm going to rAge Expo 2015! I'm so happy and excited and beyond thrilled (I can't even form proper sentences)! rAge is something I've always wanted to go to, but living in Durban meant it was never really an option. My friend, MAthew and I would always talk each year in high school saying we want to go and roadtrip to the expo, but we never did. Now, I'm finally going. Yup, it's happening. I'm heading to the expo with media passes because I am keen to do interviews and tons of coverage so make sure to follow me on Facebook and Twitter to see my updates - I'll Periscope too. I've decided to share what I plan to take to rAge. I got so excited, some of the items are upside down and I only noticed later - but who cares, right? Saturday is going to be hot - JHB is currently...

Vlog: Schuks! Pay Back the Money!

This is about to be a #FlashbackFriday post in a sense but in reality… isn’t. Does that make sense? Most probably not. About two weeks back you may have seen that I attended the premiere of Leon Schuster’s new movie, Schuks! Pay Back the Money! courtesy of The Walt Disney Company Africa. Yes guys, Disney does a lot more than just, well, you know… their own movies and shows. Many people actually don’t know that Disney owns quite a lot within the industry and distribute many titles BUT that’s a story for another day where I educate you on how truly vast Disney’s reach is. So, I went for the premiere and it was such fun! The premiere happened at Ster-Kinekor at Sandton City. It was so busy and there was food everywhere which of course made Yentl, Ashlee and myself very happy. Prior to the premiere we headed to Mugg &...

Special screening of Disney’s Descendants

Yesterday was such fun: I spent the morning at Montecasino enjoying a special screening of Disney’s Descendants courtesy of The Walt Disney Company Africa/The Disney Channel and then a wonderful few hours catching up with my friend, Chantelle. It was such a great time I was even able to ignore how my hair decided to go curly practically 5 minutes after leaving the house ~ SIGH.

Before I get into the proceedings of today, I’d like to make a bit of an embarrassing confession… I thought this event was last week Saturday. I was literally ready to request my Uber and leave last Saturday morning when something prompted me to take a look at the invite again to only realise I was a week late. The ironic part is that the day prior I got in touch with one of the lovely Disney team members and he was in Cape Town and I thought ‘Hmm, if they’re still in CT, how are they doing an event tomorrow?’ – well, now I know why. Major silly moment – I assume stress is getting the better of me lately.

I loved the Disney decor for the screening at the Il Grande at Montecasino. There were huge half-eaten apples in corners, screens with promos for the movie, a red carpet, a green screen and food for days! I’m still a bit confused at something I ate: it looked like a cake pop, but was actually fruit covered in chocolate on a stick. I know I shouldn’t have been disappointed but it was too late to go and get a cupcake, ha ha. Guys, the decor really was on another level… someone thought of using fruit as decorations! The more obvious options were fruit skewers placed prettily on tables – that was lovely. No, but what really got me – still has – was how they took orange slices and put it in these glass bowls! I don’t know, I was just really impressed at how cool it looked. Simplicity impresses me, what can I say.

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The movie itself was awesome! Okay, I will admit here, I was ever so slightly skeptical about it mainly because I didn’t want it to look like a cosplay come to life on-screen. Of course, I was wrong. I already was quite in love with the songs prior to seeing the movie, and seeing what a high budget there clearly was, I’m glad they met my expectations and more. Then again, this was directed by Kenny Ortega of High School Musical-fame, so there would of course be tons on offer to impress. Gosh, and we need a moment for BooBoo Stewart’s hair in this movie – beautiful! Can I also say that this reminded me a lot of Once Upon a Time – a show I love! It felt like watching a classic Disney movie with a modern twist – it gave me all the feelings. I will write a full review and some other fun details about Disney’s Descendants closer to the premiere date of it on the Disney Channel (DStv Channel 303) on 18 September.

The screening was major fun with little kids everywhere – something rare to be around but fun! My friend and colleague, Molebatsi also came through with her two adorable little girls and their cute little friend. Batsi didn’t sit with us but it was quite an inspiring sight to see her handle these three excited kids all on her own – this is why she’s been coined as a supermom: she takes care of everything perfectly. Her girls were little dreams and I just wanted to hug them every minute!

Thank you Disney Africa for yet another fun event – you guys never disappoint! I’m going to end this post with some random selfies which are pretty blurry (Maybe I’m starting a new trend? Probably not… ooooh WELL – I’m counting down the days until I get my iPhone). Look out for the Disney’s Descendants review coming very, very soon! Is it too soon to be hoping for a sequel? if the news online is anything to go by… you never know!

Disney, friends, and fun

I had every intention of being early for The Walt Disney Company Africa content showcase event… alas, I was not. How disappointing, right? After getting something important done and requesting my Uber at 08:00, I was stuck on ONE ROAD for 45 minutes in Fourways. 45 minutes. Sigh. I must commend Xavier from Uber, because I understood the issue with the traffic and pleaded that we get to Rosebank by at least 09:30 (registration for Disney ended then) and well he did! YAY! By the time I waited for Yentl to arrive and for us to get through the traffic to The Venue at Melrose Arch where everything was taking place, it was 09:55… I’M SO SORRY DISNEY! I was an hour late. :( There was Disney decor everywhere - it was simply wonderful! Of course, rushing in and such, I didn't get to admire everything or take photos. We missed the...

#TBT: Delicious Doings

Aaah, last week Saturday. Saturday was one of the longest days of my life related to an event, but definitely one of the most fun too. I was at the DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival, presented by Nedbank event for work. Basically I was there to do a few interviews and help out where I could with the rest of the team and our video team. It was an absolute blast!

Delicious is a decadent and exciting fusion of food and music so there is something for everyone to enjoy on the day. There was a great line-up of local and international artists performing but I was most excited for the food talent which included UK chef Reza Mahammad from Food Network as well as some of our best local Food Network chefs, Jenny Morris and Siba Mtongana.

Our day started super early with the team arriving at work at around 9am for us to head off together to the event which was about 20 or 30 minutes away. Of course the drive there was endless fun with us having a bunch of awesome conversations that had me laughing a ton. 

The actual day was super long and freezing cold but enjoyable. From getting side eyed in a certain area we were not meant to be in to running across the event location to charge the camera batteries and all the famous faces we passed, it was an unforgettable day – definitely one for the books! At some point though I think I zoned out just before Chaka Khan’s performance because – let me say it again – I WAS FREEZING COLD! I will never get used to Winter in JHB. Never ever.

Cotton On Opens at Gateway + Win Vouchers

Guess what… one of my favourite Australian brands, Cotton On is arriving this week at Gateway Theatre of Shopping! Being from Durban, Gateway was like a second home to me and knowing Cotton On will soon have a new home at this wonderland of shopping makes my heart quite happy! The store opens up on 12 December and with me heading on holiday there for three weeks very soon, I know what I will be doing! Fun fact: the Gateway Cotton On branch will be the LARGEST store of theirs in the world. Can we have a moment for this, please? How incredible is that! The store will be a grand 2,368 metres and will have your favourite collections including brands like Cotton On, Cotton On Body, FREE by Cotton On, Cotton On Kids and Rubi Shoes. The new store will reflect the brand’s updated brand look and will represent Cotton On’s future...