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17 Jul

Love Local: My Journey With Mazee

There's something so rewarding about shopping local. I think for me, personally, it's because I love being a part of a journey. With big retailers you miss steps in their journey, but with local designers and entrepreneurs - you get to see everything. And when you finally purchase that product; it makes you feel like you've contributed to their success. That you've been there to cheer them on. That is how I feel about Mazee. I was first introduced to the brand in 2013 when I attended my very first blogging event. It was for The Organ Donor Foundation, and it was arranged by one of the biggest agencies in Cape Town. It was a very exciting night for me. Thanks...
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25 Jun

A Life Update

This weekend I looked at my blog and felt so guilty that I haven't written anything since 24 May. Sies man, Anja. Your Wordpress theme was kak expensive and you need to use it. Where have I been? I realised that I have explained it on every single social network except on my blog. So I have decided to give you guys a life update. If you've been following all my tweets - please feel free to click away, because this might be a bit repetitive for you. If not; read on. At the beginning of 2017 I vowed to be brave and reach for my dreams. Just kidding, this isn't Pinterest. Let me rephrase: At the beginning of 2017 I vowed to...
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2 May

Restaurant review: CHEFS

Last Friday night I had the honour of visiting CHEFS in Gardens. When reviewing a restaurant, I always feel that I need to address the pros and cons to keep it real. But I truly didn't have any cons to add to this article, because I loved absolutely everything about it - from the venue, to the aesthetic, to the food. So what is CHEFS about? CHEFS opened end of last year in Cape Town. You may have driven past it on St Johns Street and seen the team prepping their daily menu. This is the first interesting thing about CHEFS: they have a new menu everyday. Every morning three meal options are set out for the day and loaded onto the CHEFS website www.chefscapetown.co.za. Often Chef...
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2 May

2017 Met Gala Red Carpet Rant

The 69th annual Met Ball was themed Rei Kawakubo/Commes des Garçons. Here's how I pronounced the latter the first time I read it: KOMMES DES GARKONS. Here's how you actually pronounce it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Moq_wBlimsI Cool, so now that we've established that I can never go to France, let's move on to the fashion of the night. Madonna Haai siestog, Madonna probably read "camouflage" instead of "comme de garcons". My gran's eyes also started deteriorating when she turned 80. Image via the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/  Solange Knowles Actual footage of me camping. Image via E! Online Chrissy Teigen Image via Pop Sugar: www.popsugar.com Gwyneth Paltrow This dress makes Gwyneth look almost as short as her career. Image via the NY Times: http://www.nytimes.com/ Elizabeth...
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24 Apr

Breath Of Blue

At the beginning of this year I vowed to go back to doing all the things I love, and one of them is working with fellow creatives to make life more colourful. So I called up two of my favourite people in the industry for a photoshoot, and spoke to up-and-coming designer Janu Steyn about wearing one of his gowns. He gave me the most breathtaking royal blue gown with intricate detail across the chest and a line of buttons down the back. Zel Archer came onboard as photographer, and Cat Terblanche as hair-and-makeup artist. I’ve worked with them a lot in the past and I absolutely love their dynamic. They’re some of the kindest people I know, and together their presence is...
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