Lessons from: My first 30 Day Running Challenge

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After watching this Ted Talk about 30 Day Challenges I decided what better way to kick off the year than to embark on my own challenge, fitness. When I say I decided I mean that Mukondi decided for us. We set off the very next day so as not to procrastinate or wait for Monday (which I’ve learnt is like the gateway drug of procrastination). The challenge was quite simply to run 5km every single day for 30 days. We would track our distance and pace using the Nike Plus app. Easy right? Nope. Here are a few things I learnt through this challenge: 

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Flowers At Work

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Quick one. Last week I had a really hectic presentation at work and I wasn’t feeling myself so I turned to flowers to  pep myself up and own that day. Lately I’m on my •Vuka•Ugheze•Ubangene steez.

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ComPleat


Summer is in full swing so for once I don’t have to defend my choice in girly colours. I’m in pink! (Or salmon to the colour snobs) This is my absolute favourite skirt mainly because when I’m in I feel like my mother – feminine and confident. 

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Naked Coffee: My New Fav Coffice

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I suppose one could say that this is an incidental post. I definitely didn’t set out to visit a coffee shop today let alone write a blog post about one. But that’s the thing about blogging, once the itch kicks off, there is no stopping it. 

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Jewellery x Sundari

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“I ain’t post my jewellery that’s on purpose”. Kidding, I’ve been meaning to share this post for a while but time hasn’t been on my side. I found this site a little while ago and I have been an addict since. Sundari is an online store that sells low cost jewellery that is always BANG on trend. I bought a few items including a septum ring which is the only item not pictured below. All the items in the picture above cost me less than R300 all together.

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Cream Of The Crop x B Mckenzie

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This is my first lookpost. Woop!

I was gifted this beautiful bright yellow croptop by my friends at B Mckenzie after my interview with Kendi Sapepa. I’ve been threatening to style it ever since. Since it’s summer, all the invitations to braais, dinner parties and weddings are pouring in. Ok not really, I’m not that popular but it’s still nice to dream. I’ve styled the crop for those three events; shorts and kicks for a braai, high-waisted cigarette pants for the dins and a wax print skirt for the weddings. Enjoy!

Photography by Mothusi Molote.

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Who Is Barbara Mckenzie?

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Well to answer the question in a literal manner, Barbara Mckenzie is the brainchild of Kendi Sapepa. A young partly Mthatha partly Margate raised Joburg resident and fashion designer. However the point of this post is not answer the question  literally but rather laterally in this kick-ass interview below. Before we start, I’d like to paint a vivid picture for you to store in your mind while you read the interview: There was infusion tea, cake, scintillating conversation and the upper-eschelonesque ambience of Life Grande Cafe, Hyde Park (Whom I’d like to give a shout out for great service and tea and cake!) – a combination only surpassed by Kendi’s designs. With that picture in mind, see the Q&A below 🙂

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Pitstop: Nan Hua Temple

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Having grown up in Bronkhorstpruit one would think I would be accustomed to the point of jadedness of the spectacle that is the Nan Hua Temple. Situated a mere hour and a half’s drive away from Joburg, it is the most calming experience I have had in a long time. The temple was a gift to the Bronkhorstspruit community from the Buddist Community.

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Durban: Vim and Verve Collection

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With the Loeries Awards having moved from Cape Town to Durban I was worried mine and Mukondi’s tradition of shopping for the awards outfits in the host town would have to die this year.  I’m not familiar with Durban’s fashion scene so I was a tad uncomfortable. Enter Vim and Verve Collection; a quaint store in the heart of Durban that houses local designers, vintage and new, as well as other nice-finds from around SA.

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The Most Dluxe Donuts In Town

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With the heavy workload I’ve been under these past few weeks a box of donuts dropped off at the office with my name on it was the saving grace I needed to power through. A girl needs her treats when times are tough.

These delicious creations are from a spanking new brand of donuts called Dluxe Donuts, a Jozi based company THAT DELIVERS! Now all your sweet treat needs will be met…at your doorstep. Think brunches, birthdays, baby-showers, girls’-night-ins or even just girl’s got a craving days.

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