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Time for the peak of Summer and Christmas 🎄!

I sometimes wish we had Winter like the Northern countries to really enjoy Christmas with all the warm, spicy flavours we see in drinks and food... but it's okay, we'll swap gingerbread cookies for ice cold mocktails!

As we wind down to the end of the year, it's the perfect time to reflect on what 2018 was - or wasn't - as we gear up for 2019. I don't know about you but I wasn't the hugest fan of 2018, but I'm keen to see what the New Year brings.

I hope you guys are working on what you're passionate about - something I'm trying to achieve again.

Stay merry,
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I hope you're listening to all the Mariah Carey songs 🎄 ~

Life

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Life in Photos | #1

I take a lot of photos, most of which don’t even end up on Twitter and Instagram. Sometimes I get lazy to post a snap ASAP or have another photo in mind, can you relate? So I figured it would be nice to compile some of the photos together and share over here. Even though most of my updates go across my social media platforms, I still enjoy sitting down and writing my thoughts down – it’s the writer in me.

 

Well, let’s take a look at a few photos from over the last few weeks. 

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August 2018

Well, it’s been a good several months since I last posted. Things have been pretty hectic with campaigns and happenings at work which allowed for little time to focus on anything else. Now, I’m ready to get back into my passion and work on what I truly love: sharing conversations with incredible people and telling their stories – amongst many other things.

With that said, I won’t dwell on why I chose to take such a prolonged break, but rather focus on the great things I was able to experience. I really believe in having experiences because you don’t want to trade away the feelings those memories come with – they truly are priceless.

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Here’s to 25

25 years ago I was born. How crazy is that… I’m 25 years old today. I feel like I’m secretly 50 in this body at times, possibly because I’ve been working for the last 7 years – 10 years if you start counting the years I freelanced in high school. I sometimes feel like I hit the fast-forward button, and here I am with the last several years going by in a blur.

New Year, New Us

I could have titled this ‘New Year, New Me’ but I didn’t want to imply projecting change for myself - a new year allows us all to reflect on ourselves and work towards a positive goal. Also, the key word is goal - note how I did not use the term resolution.   Resolutions seem too strict of a term to tie ourselves to and the moment we break it and don’t succeed we find ourselves in a pity pot of emotion. Whereas a goal, is far easier to attain if you break it down into digestible chunks: one month, three months, six months and so on dependent on what it is.   I like sharing my own goals because it allows me a chance to look back and see what I’ve done. In the past I’ve never really achieved every single thing I listed for myself but 2018 is going to...

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The Law of Attraction

In an odd combination of listening to Bea Miller's latest EP (Chapter Three: Yellow) and eating pretzel thins from Woolworths, I found myself wanting to write this. I guess it's been at the back of my mind, so it was really just a matter of time. Where it started Okay, I think I've always been a fellow believer of the Law of Attraction since prior to The Secret and such. I always would think positively about interviews and future happenings and 9 times out of 10, chances are it would be a similar result. I just don't think I actively went out trying to live a life around the Law of Attraction. What is Law of Attraction? Simply put, it's a belief that you can attract negative or positive results into your life by positive or negative thoughts. What you put out into the universe is what you receive back. For a more detailed explanation...

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Through my phone

Hello all! It’s Spring which means moods are elevated and a sense of motivation is in the air. As corny as it is, the change of seasons sure does allow for a shift in perspective. Normally for myself it means I tend to be a lot more productive as days become longer with the sun rising before 06:30 and setting after 18:30.

Anyway, it’s time to share some photos from the week. Not many, but it was a fun week nonetheless. 

Starting Over

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I’m back… I’m finally back! It’s been a long time coming, but after several months, I’ve returned with new motivation and a new look. I suddenly disappeared last year in November – part due to my Christmas holiday and part due to lack of creativity or inspiration. It happens, losing motivation is a real and honest thing that occurs and when it does, you need to be able to identify why.

I’m not here to talk about my unexplained hiatus. I’m also not here (yet) to tell you how to get out of a slump. I’m here to share my next vision.

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...

Wild Orchid at Forever New

Last week I attended the Forever New collection unveiling event with my sister and lovely friend from work, Chantelle. The collection is called Wild Orchid and has a beautiful palette of pinks and blues which I adore plus the signature Forever New floral.

The event, as always, was a pretty and lovely setting at the Sandton City branch. Most collections are worn by models but Forever New chose a great group of women to showcase the clothing this time around. Some of these women are actually friends of mine such as the uber-cool Sureshnie from 5FM and queen of PR Melanie Ramgee. I also loved seeing Allegro, Mokgads and Roxy Burger amongst the other Wild Orchids for the night.

Many macaroons and mocktails (and singing Love is An Open Door from Frozen with Sush) later, I must say, Forever New always throws a perfect gathering! I’m still not too sure how I missed so many of my Twitter friends (like LadyZaa and Le1ghLo) at the event, but there will definitely be a next time! Perhaps it was due to the many DSLR selfies being taken by Chants and I – who has time for phone selfies anyway. 😉

Speaking of Chantelle (otherwise now known as Demi Lovato/Ariana Grande/Selena Gomez), she’ll be starting her blogging journey very soon and I’m so excited to share her blog link with you! After many discussions at her desk, I can’t wait to be seeing her content which will be a good mix of indie music, fashion, beauty and hopefully some type of Asian influence (ie: manga, anime and k-pop/j-pop) that got us to become friends.

I want everything in the latest Forever New collection and with the 15% discount offered during the night, it was tempting. Alas, I did not come out with anything – except for the super pretty purse that came in the gift bag. I think I’ll be heading to Forever New soon though to grab a piece or two from the collection – LOVE IT!

Make sure to head to your closest Forever New store to take a look at the wonderful collection, Wild Orchid! Here are some photos from the event that I took.

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We Keep Moving Forward Opening New Doors

Hey everyone! How are you? I had a brainwave of an idea the other day which I tweeted about on Twitter. It was a blog-related idea - one could even say a moment of total inspiration or maybe even realization. I won't say too much about it because it's pretty technical and makes more sense in my head but soon you'll start seeing what it by the new direction of my posts. I've finally found a way to tie everything I love together so that it all makes more sense - I can't have multiple blogs, I'm sorry...