LET’S GO NEUTRAL: WEEKEND STYLE INSPIRATION

Fashion

Neutral clothes can add freshness to your weekend wear. Keep it clean, keep it chic, and keep it simple. Neutrals create a great foundation for your wardrobe allowing you to wear them repeatedly without it being obvious. A lot of colours go with neutrals so you can mix and match them at your leisure. Neutrals are also timeless and you can create multiple looks with them. Below are a few…

REFUSE TO SET A SUB-STANDARD TABLE EVER AGAIN

Decor, Food & Drink, Lifestyle

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The way you serve food is as important as the way you prepare the food. You can show your guests how much you care about them by setting a beautiful table for them. Here is a list of table setting essentials: Crisp  table cloth Low vases and beautiful flowers Folded cloth napkins for a touch of elegance. Salt and Pepper Shakers Glasses: Set with glasses that you will use throughout…

LETTER TO HER: #girlboss #geekchick

Career, Intellectual swag, Women of Influence Series

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Dear Her (she who knows her name and her academic and life triumphs) I remember the day we first got acquainted and you let me know what your frustrations and regrets were. Your biggest regret was that you started studying and you know you could have applied yourself more but you didn't. You wondered if it was too late for you and if you could salvage it so your dream…

RAIN! RAIN! HOW TO LOOK CHIC IN THE RAIN

Fashion, Style

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Johannesburg has been raining cats and dogs. A chic rain look is a must to ensure you are not caught out in the rain with no protection. A trench coat is a must as it is light enough to wear and can be used for layering as well. A raincoat for heavy downpours. A beautifully crafted and sturdy umbrella should do the trick. Under that, have a wide brimmed hat…

THE POWER OF MRS O

Women of Influence Series

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American Vogue features the inimitable Michelle Obama, a graceful first lady, a style icon, and all around inspiration woman. In a series of articles they capture some lessons from Mrs O. When she applied to Princeton she was told she was “was reaching too high. That the schools I was applying to were too . . . much for me.” She cautions that a lot of people will try to…

DESIGN YOUR LUXURIOUS WEEKEND

Lifestyle, Uncategorized

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We work hard, we show up during the week and give our all. When it comes to the weekend, this is a time when we are more in charge of our diaries and can design the life that we desire. In order to enjoy this, we need to be more deliberate about how we approach our weekends. Wake up leisurely Allow yourself to rise a little more leisurely. Greet the…

BOOK REVIEW – GRIT: THE POWER OF PASSION AND PERSEVERANCE BY ANGELA DUCKWORTH

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance is a great book about doing your best day after day, year after year, and letting your compass be high order goals. Grit is about being obsessive about following your life goals and holding onto them for a long time till you have reached mastery. Harness your energy and let your high order goals harness your daily behaviour. Daily devote your life to…

DELIBERATELY DESIGN YOUR BEAUTIFUL LIFE

Lifestyle

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A beautiful life is a life that you design on your own terms. It is a life where you honour who you are and fulfill your own desires using your own gifts. A beautiful life also means honouring those around you and living your life in a way that inspires other people to be better than who they are. Below are a few suggestions to get you going on your…

AFRICAN EXPAT EXPERIENCE: HOW TO RUN A BUSINESS IN AFRICA

African theory, Intellectual swag, Man of Influence Series, Uncategorized

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I had the privilege to listen to great African expatriate, Zimbabwe born, Tawanda Mushuku. He has extensive Africa experience working in Zimbabwe, South Africa and Nigeria (and has closed deals across the continent). Education: MBA from GIBS, South Africa PhD in BioChemistry from Lund University, Sweden. On obtaining a PhD: Mushuku holds a PhD in BioChemistry and attests to the fact that his PhD has a opened a lot of…

IN SEARCH OF THE PINK POWER SUIT

Fashion, Style

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As I watched Shark Tank on M-net I was drawn to Dawn Nathan-Jones' pink power suit and I am now on the search for a striking pink power suit. The CEO of Europcar has great style and below I have broken down her style: THE EARRINGS [caption id="attachment_2309" align="aligncenter" width="280"] Source: www.brownsjewellers.com Platinum Protea Solitaire Diamond Earrings[/caption] 2. THE NECKLACE [caption id="attachment_2310" align="aligncenter" width="300"] Source: http://brownsjewellers.com          …