SURVIVING AND THRIVING THROUGH DIFFICULT TIMES

African theory, Healing, Inspiration, Ubungoma

Iyanla Vanzant in her book Everyday I Pray has a prayer for difficult tasks and difficult times. Below is an extract of that prayer extracted from page 91. I capture it because sometimes life does not always go according to our plans, resulting in such difficult circumstances that you know will stretch you to grow. You know that you will grow beyond anything that you have ever imagined. It is moments when…

GREAT LIFE DISRUPTIONS AND ATTEMPTING TO DEAL WITH THEM ELEGANTLY…

African theory, Career, Healing, Inspiration

My life was perfect, well close to perfect as humanly possible. I had balance - family, work, friends, PhD studies and a blog. Then one day boom! all that changed. My life had to take a different turn and never in my wildest imagination did I think that my life would go in that direction as it went against everything that I had neatly planned for my life. So how…

LOVE LOVE SIMPHIWE DANA – Catch her live show 3 November 2017

African theory, Lifestyle

I love Simphiwe Dana and the world loves Simphiwe Dana. I recall her debut album that got me hooked in 2004, Zandisilie. She sings with a fierce determination and sheer grit as she embeds herself into our hearts through song and socio-economic awareness.  She is a voice for the voiceless and shakes political landscapes, whilst the natural God-given talent of her voice and song-writing seem to come as a natural conduit…

TURNING YOUR LOUNGE INTO A SANCTUARY

Decor, Decor and interiors

  There is no place like home. It is the sanctuary that we seek after a long day at work. It should, therefore, be a space that speaks to who we are and is inviting to family and friends. Home serves as a protection from the world and should be a place where you can let go and just be. You must decorate to please yourself and not to please…

ASIPO HAAPO: AN INTIMATE EVENING IN JOHANNESBURG WITH OLIVER MTUKUDZI AND FRIENDS

Lifestyle, Man of Influence Series

  When: 31st August – 8pm Where: The Lyric, Gold Reef City, Johannesburg Tickets: R200 to R300 at Computicket [caption id="" align="aligncenter" width="512"] The legend - Oliver Mtukudzi[/caption] Oliver Mtukudzi is one of the continent’s undisputed music legends as a globally recognised cultural icon. His career began in the 70s and can you believe he has over 65 albums under his belt. This August Kaya FM 95.9, home of the…

MY CAMPAIGN WITH SHF IN THE MIDLANDS, KZN AND A CHANCE TO WIN (UPDATED)

Decor, Decor and interiors, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Yes, it really happened - I am featured in a campaign with SHF and to kick this of in true HerLuxuriousAfrica style I spent a day with SHF in KZN, Midlands. The day was very indulgent. I was picked up from the Pietermaritzburg airport in a Range Rover Evoque Convertible. This was followed by a make up session and photo shoot at SHF's head office for their new campaign kicking…

The best place to stay in Port Elizabeth – #RadissonBlu

Food & Drink, Lifestyle

Location: Marine Drive and Ninth Avenue, Summerstrand Telephone:+27 (0) 41 509 500 Webpage: radissonblu.com/hotel-portelizabeth Our blue-gray ocean view from the 14th floor was what I needed to relax. The gentle breeze, beautiful suite and friendly staff reminded me constantly that I was on holiday away from the humdrum of Joburg life. Breakfast was a beautiful rustic setting with a menu that consisted of family favourites - waffles and Eggs Benedict.…

Art, Ghosts and Black Pain

African theory, Lifestyle

This post has taken me a long time to pen because of the sheer discomfort that I felt at Constitution Hill's Prison Number 4 that served as the backdrop of Clint Strydom's photography. My dis-ease is primarily because I am black and a white man made me feel things and created an opportunity for me to see black ghosts. This makes me mad, crazy, brings about a pyschosis and forced self-exploration. I hate…

HOME STYLE: Borrowing from Scandinavian Design

Decor, Decor and interiors

Homes should reflect our personalities and sometimes we do need to freshen up our homes to maybe reflect the new persons who we are. If you are looking for a modern clean look that is bright and open ... you can look to Scandanavian designs for inspiration. Entry Way Inspiration Scandinavian entry ways are boldly understated with a wood flooring that is softened by rugs. [caption id="" align="alignnone" width="564"] Source[/caption]…

WHY NOT INTRODUCE ART APPRECIATION INTO YOUR LIFE?

African theory, Inspiration, Lifestyle, Man of Influence Series

Art is always a great way to introduce culture into our lives. Art also allows you to interpret the meaning of the work for yourself. It also helps us to confront issues that would be otherwise too difficult for us to process. To that end, I have an event that is not to be missed - ‘Hidden Shadows and Silent Voices of Prison Number 4’. Clint Strydom, in collaboration with Constitution…