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Blog, San Antonio, USA

Stay San Antonio: La Mansion Del Rio Hotel


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This hotel is in a Spanish colonial building, only minutes away from the famous River Walk

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This exquisite hotel is ranked “Highest in Guest Satisfaction Among Upper Upscale Hotel Chains” by J.D. Power 2015 North America Hotel Guest Satisfaction Index Study. I can see why! Have a look at its website for more photos, especially if you’re planning your vacation or wedding in Texas!

Where?

San Antonio, Texas.

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Blog, London, UK

Highlight: St Paul’s Hotel, Hammersmith


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Website:

http://www.stpaulhotel.co.uk

  • The building was originally St. Pauls School and was designed by Alfred Waterhouse in 1884, the architect of the Natural History Museum
  • St. Pauls was the location of the historic meeting of Eisenhower, Montgomery and Winston Churchill to plan the D Day landings
  • The hotel was also the setting of the 1971 film “Melody”, an international cult film about youth and lost love
  • The Melody Restaurant is within walking distance of The Hammersmith Apollo and the Kensington Palace

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Austin, USA

Graffiti Wall Austin


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The graffiti wall in Austin Texas is one of those tourist attractions you won’t find on many tourism websites. It’s not even on Google’s “What to do in Austin” list. It’s something only the locals know, really. But it’s a HUGE treasure waiting to be explored by any visitor + will leave you feeling INSPIRED! The address is  3006 Bee Caves Road B160, Austin, Texas. The operation was started by the Hope Foundation. There is a little shop where you can buy art + trinkets to support the artists. Like their Facebook page here.

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Modelling

Bridal Shoot Modelling


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Behind-The-Scenes Bridal ShootsI modelled at Brenaissance wine estate this past weekend for a bridal editorial with photographer Veronique Millswedding gown designer Elizabeth Stockenstrom + Bijoux JewelleryBrenaissance is any bridal couple’s dream venue. The Bridal suite is beautifully decorated. There’s a white glass fronted chapel that overlooks the vineyards. The venue is a blank canvas and it’s got all the amenities needed for an amazing wedding! If you feel like relaxing at the restaurant on a saturday, they’ve launched their new picnic menu. They also have a brand new wine tasting deck. They offer the most delicious wine paring pizza + lovely cheese cake to top it all off. The shoot was so much fun! I’m confident the images will be pretty awesome. Read more on an article I wrote for aspiring models on how to make magic in front of the camera. I’ve also got more photos of behind-the-scenes on my instagram @misstamikajade.

+ Photography – Veronique Photography

+ Hair – Huidrie Marais

+ Models – Chanel Wessels, Tamika Doubell, Anesia Joseph

+ Make-up – Pipa Cross

+ Venue – Brenaissance Wine Estate

+ Dresses – Elizabeth Stockenstrom

+ Jewellery & Hair pieces – Marnell Nortje {Bijoux Jewellery}

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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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