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17 Aug

The Groot Constantia Experience

This weekend I went to Groot Constantia with my bff and ultimate plus 1, Tanya. We were invited by the Groot Constantia team to come and experience a day of pampering and relaxation. I was so incredibly chuffed with the service and general lekkerness of Groot Constantia. From their chocolate and wine pairing to the cute geese in the pond outside – I loved it all. Check out what we got up to below. Chocolate and Wine Pairing: We started the day off with a chocolate and wine pairing. We started drinking at 10:30 in the morning, because I believe in always living my best life – no matter what time of the day it is. The chocolate and wine pairing is pretty much one...
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29 Jun

Go Beauty – Book a beauty appointment in seconds

I live a very busy life, and I don't always have the time to book beauty appointments. As a result I sometimes end up with mad scientist eyebrows. Via Wikipedia commons I'm constantly on my phone, and I love apps that simplify my life. So I was very excited to discover the GoBeauty App which allows you to book appointments on the go. How does it work? Well, it's powered by WeChat, so the first thing you need to do is to install WeChat on your phone. Open We Chat, click on the + in the right hand corner, tap on "Add Account" and choose GoBeautySA. You will now be able to access the GoBeauty Map to see which spas are in your area. The great thing...
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27 Apr

How I have long hair again thanks to Easihair Pro and Style Bar

Let me tell you a little story about myself. I started dyeing my hair when I was 13. I dyed it chocolate brown when I went to high school, and in standard 7 I decided to dye my hair pitchblack because I wanted to look like Ashlee Simpson. I didn't. I looked like a high school dropout who had dreams of going to beauty school, but couldn't make it. So from standard 8 onwards I highlighted my hair again, until I went to varsity and the whole cycle started over again. At varsity I dyed it brown, then red, then blonde again. After that whole debacle I vowed to never go back to brown again. But...
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22 Jan

Brenaissance: The Gem of Devon Valley

There's nothing like discovering an awesome place that's been in your hood for a few years. How is it possible that you missed it? That's how I felt when I visited Brenaissance over the weekend. Set just outside Stellenbosch in Devon Valley, this beautiful farm ticks all the boxes: pizza, excellent wine, entertainment for the kids and Instagram-ble scenery. I had the honour of meeting the owners of the farm, Tom and Hayley Breytenbach, who made Nichol and myself feel right at home. Listening to them talk about the farm three things became evident: they are excellent entrepreneurs, are incredibly passionate about what they do, but most importantly: they are unpretentious. That's why it's so easy to feel at home there. Whether you're a...
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3 Nov

5 Reasons why you should cancel your plans and go to Col’cacchio tonight

There are few things in this world that make my heart beat faster than pizza. The crust. The cheese. The carbs. THE LOVE. *Swoooooon* Last week I was invited to visit Col'cacchio in Franschhoek as a "date night". This was my face when I opened my email and saw "date night": I ended up taking my best friend, Nichol, with me. He is one of the only people I know who feels the same about pizza as me. I think you all know this already, but Col'cacchio is the shit. And here's why: 1. They have excellent wine options WHAT IS BETTER THAN WINE WITH PIZZA? Niks nie, dis wat. We had this delicious Shiraz from Place in the Sun and it went so well with the Basil McBeefy! 2. You can...
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