Life In Style
South African Lifestyle Blog
While the temperatures outside keep dropping, at least we have more books to cozy up with! Am I right?
The hubs and I have been doing our bit to read, read, read, so that we can bring you more titles to snuggle up with. Today, we’re sharing our latest 3-each reads, plus if you want more book recommendations be sure to check out the first instalment of books to cozy up to this Autumn.View Post
I recently made the big switch to Samsung and I tell you, it’s opened up a whole new world of smart phone awesomeness for me! Samsung’s tagline for it’s latest superhero, the Galaxy Note8 is Do Bigger Things and if ever there was truth in a statement, this my friends goes way beyond!View Post
The end of the year is creeping up on us! Too quickly if you ask me, but anyways… With the end of a year and looking forward to a clean slate in 2018, I thought I would compile a list of things to get done before the year is up, that way you can go into the new year all shiny and new!
Throughout the year, things pile up and with the slow down during November and December it’s a good time to get those things cleared and out of the way, so that you can begin the new year without it hanging over your head.
So lets get started shall we?View Post
Today is a rather unusual day to celebrate, but it’s a good one! It’s Hendrick’s World Cucumber Day. And in honour of this day, I’m sharing a few unusual cucumber growing tips from Hendrick’s Gin, who conducted a very different kind of experiment, which revealed cucumbers to be highly sensitive to sound, scent and touch! So, if you want to grow the most glorious cucumbers for your G&T’s, then you may want to crank up your playlist, make better choices on what other plants you plant them with and start swaddling those glorious greens. Sound kinda crazy – you ain’t seen nothing yet…View Post
Looking for a reason to get out and be glam this winter? Well ladies, I have just the treat for you! Did you know that InterContinental have launched a bespoke selection of both alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages? Together with renowned mixologist, Nick Braun, prepare to experience Worldly Classics Cocktails at their very best! Each cocktail has been designed and refined with its own unique twist to bring you classic cocktails that capture the glamour and romance of luxury travel. To give you a little taste of what you can expect, here’s a sneak at Seven InterContinental Worldly Classics Cocktails that feature on their bar menus in South Africa and across the world; Martini – A legacy cocktail with an air of refined panache, it should be stirred, never shaken, to retain its clarity and composure. After all it is suave and debonair, crisp and dry. Negroni – This iconic aperitivo is the very definition of balance and simplicity. It’s sweet yet bitter and most certainly timeless, and still served the way Mr Negroni intended. Caiprinha – Made from a raw sugarcane spirit that once sparked a revolution. Traditionally flavoured with muddled limes, it’s potent, light and refreshing. Hemingway – Created at El Floridita, Cuba, in honour of…View Post
If you love music as much as I do, you no doubt want a pair of headphones that will be music to your ears. Nothing is worse than crackly sound, or earphones that feel uncomfortable – that’s why I’ve been loving both pairs of my Sudio Sweden headphones so much – and for different reasons. Stick around as today I’m going to tell you more about why I love them, PLUS I’ve got a special discount coupon for all my lovely readers, so that you can enjoy 15% off the retail price (for a limited time). Sudio is a brand of high quality earphones designed in Stockholm. They provide crystal clear sound and look super sleek and stylish, whether you’re wearing them at the gym or on the street. They are really well made; minimalistic yet stylish, practical yet functional, with high quality details and finishing that make them the earphones to have! For me, I like to have both On-Ear and In-Ear headphones. On-Ear for using at home, watching Youtube or when I travel, and In-Ear to keep in my handbag for those “I wish I had music” situations and when I’m working out. Sudio’s On-Ear headphones are called REGENT (currently R2 250 – less…View Post
Buying new clothes can be exciting. It can also be a taunting experience, never mind stressful; especially with the big fat dent that’s left in your wallet. New season means new clothes right? Wrong! Over the years, I’ve learnt to shop smarter. I was just tired of having a cupboard full of clothes, and still faced with the common dilemma that is I have nothing to wear!View Post
If you follow me on social media, you’ll know that pretty soon, I’ll be jetting off to Prague! A city of contrasts, the land of mystic and baroque beauty, art decor and gothic towers, where every turn provides a magical backdrop and the perfect opportunity to lose yourself in the relic of time. What you may not know, is why I’m going to Prague! As much as I am excited about crossing the infamous Charles Bridge or getting to watch the Astronomical Clock strike, I’m going for very exciting fashion weekend with Bata Shoes, which you gals will get to read all about, right here pretty soon! So stay tuned! With just 8 days left before I’m Prague bound, I wanted to share a little post about my preparations. Right now, excitement levels are pretty high – as I’m sure you can imagine.View Post
We take on too much. We do too much, we commit to too much and we dedicate all our time to something, or someone else. Our lives are becoming more and more crazy, and in the process we are pushing further and further away from ourselves. It’s time to stop and smell the roses! Take a time out for yourself and commit to doing 3 things that make you happy! I don’t mean buying new makeup or clothes (even though a new outfit and lipstick always helps), but little things you used to do before, that have somehow become irrelevant because they take up too much time or “they are bad for us”.View Post
ENERGY! Ahh if only I had more! It’s amazing how as a kid, the new year would often bring with it a clean slate – a chance to go into January with some sort of magical boost. Call me a nerd, but I used to be super amped the day before school started! I had my shiny new stationary, my scuff-free school shoes and my neatly covered, fresh notebooks ready to go, but most of all, I had so, so much energy!View Post
The countdown to the festive season has begun! YIKES! If you haven’t started your festive shopping, then you better get cracking! Nobody wants to spend their year end leave trawling around shopping centres hunting down their holiday find. I know that’s the last place I want to be! I’d rather be sipping on cocktails by the pool, catching a tan. After all, isn’t that what Christmas in South Africa is all about?View Post
Summer is here, which means it’s time to start shaping up! I’m not talking about your typical summer diet and exercise plan to get your body in shape though, I’m talking about getting your hair situation sorted! And what better way to tame the fuzz than with the new Veet Sensitive Touch Electric Trimmer!View Post