My house is in desperate need of a decor update! I’m not sure what happened to me, but 2016 saw me in a rut when it came to buying things for my house and thus I have been stuck with the same furniture and decor for over a year now *bleh*. I am determined this year to make the change and start updating the decor and make my home more stylish and inviting.
My boo and I had our umembeso on the 26th of November 2016, after months of planning, stress and overall being tired – the day finally arrived. Umembeso is one of the functions that need to happen in the process of getting married as a Zulu person, it usually happens after the lobolo has been paid and it involves the groom bringing gifts to the bride’s family.
It has been a long time coming and it finally arrived, the Essence Festival in Durban! I was very excited to hear that this popular US festival was making its way to our shores. You see, Durban and New Orleans are sister cities – I am guessing that is why the festival made its way to the east coast of South Africa. I attended the festival on Friday 11 November – I was unfortunately out of town for the weekend. Next year, I will make sure to be in town for the duration of the festival.
I have been waiting and waiting for the magazine to be available in stores so I can finally share with you guys! I was stalking Exclusive Books and CNA like a mad woman until I found it this past Sunday. I have added my 2 cents about how I take care of my natural hair in the Summer 2016/2017 edition of Glamour Hair magazine. I have written a post before about hair magazines – you can check it out here. The magazine will be on shelves of reputable stores for 6 months, it costs R48.
There is nothing better than arriving home to a beautifully smelling house, or whilst relaxing enjoying a fresh scent. I love to keep my house smelling lovely and the types of scents change with my mood and the seasons. The different ways in which I use to bring fragrance are also different. Here are some of my current favourite ways to keep my house smelling lovely.
So part of my thing this year was to limit my TV time, so to achieve this, I disconnected my DSTV and was only left with the 4 humble free-to-air channels that we have here in SA. To make up some of my time, I have discovered podcasts; what I find great about them is that I can download them on my iPad and listen anytime: when I’m getting ready for work, when I’m filming videos for Youtube etc. Here are some of my favourite podcasts which I download on a regular basis and I do not miss episodes.