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Topshop’s Personal Shopping!


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I had an incredible time recently with Topshop V&A Waterfront Cape Town. I used their personal shopping service and I was super impressed! Anyone can use this service, it’s free and it’s available to all customers. Simply ask for it when you arrive. You may be treated to a good bottle of bubbly or a cappuccino while you’re at it! Join their Facebook page here.

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Flight Centre Launches New Red Label Holiday Packages


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Flight Centre recently hosted some VIP guests at the Marly Hotel in Camps Bay, Cape Town, to promote the launch of their new Red Label Holidays. I was lucky to be included! I loved connecting with Erika from Die Burger, Bridget from Good Taste Magazine, Vicky from Opulent Living, Ilse from BizCommunity and, of course, the Flight Centre Brand Manager for the Western Cape Region, Reeva.

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Essence Spring Giveaway


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Happy November first! I’m giving away this gorgeous Essence hamper to the value of R250 (perfume + nail polish + nail art express dry drops). All you have to do to win is share this post on FB + tag my page so I know it’s you. I’ll draw out a lucky winner + announce it here in a week! Happy Spring!

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John Kani’s Message


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me + John Kani

Recently, Tony award-winning South African actor, director and playwright John Kani spoke at Forum in Port Elizabeth. I was blown away with his passion, peace and positive attitude. You could hear a pin drop in the room while he spoke – addressing some of the city’s most successful businessmen.  Here was his message:

+ We need to grasp the magnitude of what we achieved with ending Apartheid and avoiding a civil war in South Africa all those years ago

+ We need to recognize the power of Ubuntu – the African concept of community; “I am because you are”. This deals with the empowerment that comes with unity and working together

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Helen Mirren Leaves Cape Town


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Helen Mirren in Cape Town

DAME Helen Mirren looked every inch the Hollywood star as she arrived at the airport in Cape Town to catch her flight home.

As she strolled through the terminal with her husband, Taylor Hackford, by her side, the 69-year-old looked cool, calm and collected in a pair of dark shades and matching attire.

The “RED 2” star, who has been in South Africa promoting her latest film “Eye In The Sky”, had certainly dressed comfortably for the flight but still managed to look good.

Grinning and waving at photographers, Dame Helen wore a pair of cropped black leggings with a matching cardigan and ballet pumps.

She carried a lilac coat and a pink scarf over her arm, as well as a tan coloured handbag as she made her way through security.

Her husband pulled along just one suitcase and also looked rather happy as they prepared to board their flight.Far from being a diva, Dame Helen was more than happy to sign autographs for those who recognised her and also appeared to have a lengthy conversation with the woman who checked them in.Dame Helen hit the headlines last week when it was revealed that she had hired a buxom blonde body double half her age to do her movie stunts.Her body double for her latest movie is a super-fit, six pack-sporting blonde, called Fleur van Eeden.Speaking to The Mirror, Fleur said: “It’s amazing to be playing her body double when I’m 40 years younger than her. But Helen looks fantastic.

“No way does she look her age – she looks amazing. I want to look like that when I’m 69.”

Reblogged from express.co.uk

Helen Mirren in Cape Town

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Fall with Bonobos 2014 Men’s Suit Collection


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With Autumn here (Spring in South Africa), my attention was drawn to the Fall 2014 Men’s Suit Collection at Bonobos – a Menswear Fashion Brand from the US. They describe themselves as offering both “well-crafted, great fitting men’s clothing and a top-notch shopping experience that’s simple and painless.” Their new collection of wool suits, tweed blazers and tuxedos seem to go hand-in-hand with the crisp Fall weather and Autumn leaves. Ladies, these would make a great gift for your boyfriend / hubby! Connect with Bonobos on their Facebook, their Blog and their Instagram.

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Upcoming Steve Biko Commemorative Events


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Steve Biko Commemorative Events Coming Up in London, Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, King William's Town + Amsterdam

Just over a week ago, the 12th of September marked 37 years since the chief creator of the Black Consciousness movement, Steve Biko, was killed in the custody of the apartheid police. Today his legacy lives on through a number of institutions in South Africa and abroad. The main organisation here in South Africa is the The Steve Biko Foundation. It’s hosting a number of events in the coming weeks in commemoration of 37 years since his death. These are:

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