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GREAT AFRICAN STYLE: COVER GIRLS!

Beauty, Style, Women of Influence Series

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Lupita Nyong'o's telling of African stories and celebration of her heritage brings a spotlight to African stories and great African style. Her Vogue cover is as beautiful as it is illuminating. Designers borrowing from African style and heritage have created masterpieces that she wears elegantly. In Queen of Katwe she plays the role of a mother in this Ugandan true story. See trailer here: http://www.herluxuriousafrica.com/?p=1026 Destiny Magazine has Thuli Madonsela gracing its cover…

Feeding the Coffee Fiend: Home Coffee Station Ideas

Decor, Food & Drink

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My relationship with coffee is one of the strongest relationships in my life :-). In the morning after my bath and morning routine, I sit  down to a leisurely cup of coffee before I head out the door. I would love to create a coffee station in my home where all my coffee goodies are in one place. Below are the ingredients: [caption id="attachment_2161" align="aligncenter" width="193"] Cappuccino - Image Source:…

YOU ARE AN EXPATRIATE TOO: 5 WAYS TO ROCK YOUR CAREER AS AN AFRICAN EXPATRIATE 

African theory, Career

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  expatriate (noun) ɪksˈpatrɪət,-ˈpeɪtrɪət,ɛks-/ a person who lives outside their native country. We know nations develop faster when their boarders are open. The more open and the more porous borders are, the most successful nations will be. Research shows that Nigeria, as an African powerhouse, will not achieve all its glory if it closes itself off to the knowledge offered by other African countries. I am cognizant that countries have…

THE ALLURE OF BEING MYSTERIOUS

Lifestyle

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I use my weekends as a space for reflection to see how well I have done in the past week. I happened this weekend to be thinking – have we lost our mystery? Do we overshare? Do people know everything there is to know about us or do we keep some spaces and information close to our hearts to keep our allure? This is a work in progress for me…

QUICK WEEK DAY MEAL: CHICKEN PENNE PASTA BY SIBA MTONGANA

Food & Drink, What are we reading?

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I was one of the people calling up Woolworths when Siba's cook book, Welcome to my table, was published. I was drawn to the promise of easy simple meals that I could whip up with effortless ease after a long day at the office. The book also contains QR codes so you can watch Siba making the meals. Siba's book has many amazing recipes divided into: Breakfast and Brunch and…

THE CASE FOR DOING BUSINESS IN BEAUTIFUL AFRICA

African theory, Career, Intellectual swag, Uncategorized

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  Africa has an energy and a soul that is unmatched, think of the the organised chaos of Lagos, the palpable energy in Harare. The history of Africa has also made its people resilient and we are able to ride storms; all of this makes Africa a great place to invest in! The African narrative belongs to people who have travelled the pavements of African cities. Our beautiful continent is…

THE POWER OF A SIGNATURE SCENT

Style

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Perfumes have captured the imagination and olfactory senses of royalty and discerning people from time immemorial. It is said that Cleopatra was so obsessed with scent that even the sails of her ship were perfumed. How indulgent! the iconic Chanel No.5 is designed with a simple bottle so that all attention is bestowed upon its contents - the same approximately 80 ingredients that have been used from the perfume's inception.…

BOOK REVIEW: AND FOR ALL THESE REASONS … I’M IN: ESSENTIAL ADVICE FOR ENTREPRENEURS

Intellectual swag, What are we reading?

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They say, when the student is ready, the teacher will show up. As I ponder on the next chapter of my life in an entrepreneurial space…rather as I shake in my boots thinking of creating a brand new business this book was timely. The book is filled with hand advice from South Africa’s Dragons Gil Oved, Lebo Gunguluza, Polo Leteka, Vinny Lingham, and Vusi Thembekwayo. Gil Oved gifted me this…

DESIGN A BEAUTIFUL WORK SPACE

Decor

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We spend a lot of time in our work spaces and a great looking space will make work more pleasant. The Scandinavian design is a great source of inspiration both for work and home offices as they are simple, beautiful, functional and affordable. Scandinavian design allows the furniture to be the centre of attraction. All accessories should be carefully chosen. Start with simple white walls as a blank canvas. Choose…