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Small Ways to Have a Happy and Luxurious Week

Career, Lifestyle, Style

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Mondays are great days to re-commit to yourself and your dreams and stretch yourself that one extra inch. Here are a few tips to start your week off on a great, happy and luxurious note: Recommit to your dreams Write down your dreams and affirmations for your dreams. Remember what you aspirations are and re-commit to working towards making these dreams come true. Only you limit your thinking and the…

THE AFRICAN LUXURY MARKET

African theory, Intellectual swag, Style

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I have been doing research for my proposal and looking at the interactions between luxury brands and the African market. The top 75 luxury brands referred to in the reports are mainly European and American with a few Asian luxury houses.  What stood out for me is the absence of African luxury houses in these reports. How do African luxury brands get into the top 75 global luxury brands? In…

WHAT A LUXURIOUS STAY – 8A GRAHAMSTOWN LUXURY GUEST HOUSE, EASTERN CAPE

Travel

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Website: http://www.8agrahamstown.co.za/ Address: 8A St Aidans Avenue, Grahamstown, Eastern Cape, South Africa I try as far as possible to seek luxury in my life and find spaces that exude warmth and luxury especially in places that I frequent a lot. I love Grahamstown. I visit Grahamstown at least four times a year and it is important that I find a luxurious home away from home. For a long time I have wanted to…

HAPPY WOMEN’S DAY: You are amazing!

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  Women’s Day is a special day that commemorates the 1956 peaceful protest against apartheid pass laws that was led by 4 brave women Lilian Ngoyi, Helen Joseph, Albertina Sisulu and Sophia Williams-De Bruyn marching with approximately 20,000 women. This march shows the sheer will of women acting in solidarity making their voices known. On this day, we are reminded of the greatness that is within women, especially women working…

DYSTOPIA – A CHANGING NARRATIVE FOR SOUTH AFRICA?

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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  [Dystopia meaning: of Greek origin – cacotopia, kakotopia, anti-utopia, meaning a society that is undesirable]. The local government elections in South Africa have shown a different and evolving South Africa that is developing its own post-colonial narrative. Many nations in Africa have gone through the transitions, each with its own unique tipping point. I particularly related to the viewpoint as opined by the Mail and Guardian:  https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2016/aug/06/anc-elections-south-africa-democracy-zuma As I…

LUNCHEON AT MAXIMILLIEN RESTAURANT

Food & Drink

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As we go into Women's Month it was a privilege to be hosted by Maximillien Restaurant in the prestigious DaVinci Hotel and Suites, part of the Legacy Hotels and Resorts. The restaurant is located on the 4th floor of Legacy Corner Mall, Nelson Mandela Square. It has regal dark-wood furniture. Our lunch was set in a beautiful glass atrium within Maximillien restaurant overlooking Sandton Towers. The luncheon was a powerful gathering…

TEA ETIQUETTE

Food & Drink

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  I enjoy loose leaf tea better than tea bags. Part of the enjoyment is the ceremony of boiling the kettle (I have a stove top whistling kettle), using a tea-pot to make the tea; allowing it to seep; then at the right moment pouring it into my cup.  Small indulgences allow me to slow down my day. Yswara tea and Tea Merchant offer great tea options. I grew up…

ODE TO THE BLAZER AND BLUE JEANS: STYLE INSPIRATION

Fashion, Style

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A great blazer can transform an outfit. Invest in a high quality blazer in white, blue, and black. Once you have these basic colours you can add on other interesting colours. Here are a few great ideas on how to style the blazer with classic blue jeans:   [caption id="attachment_1848" align="aligncenter" width="564"] Tom Ford Blazer: Image Source Pinterest[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_1853" align="aligncenter" width="564"] White blazer and blue jeans for a great…

#GIRLBOSS in a masculine world

Career, Women of Influence Series

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When I started working after university I had dreams of changing the world. I recall using my law degree to pursue meaningful work and meaningful causes. Somewhere along the way I got into South African corporate structures and ended up in a very male environment complete with a heavy machinery, diesel smells,  and 4X4s. I have learnt some lessons along the way, some hard and some easy. Work for a…

Five Traits of the Ultimate Modern Woman

Uncategorized, Women of Influence Series

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I am so taken by a woman who knows herself and is comfortable in her own skin and excels in being herself. Viola Davis expressed it well: "Do not live someone else's life and someone else's idea of what womanhood is. Womanhood is you. Womanhood is everything that's inside of you." Successful women have a  way of crafting their own path in a manner that is uniquely their own and…