Read It – My Not So Perfect Life

Read It – My Not So Perfect Life

I thoroughly enjoyed reading Sophie Kinsella’s latest novel, My Not So Perfect Life. I really wanted to read it slooooowly to savour each and every page, but I just couldn’t put it down! If you’re looking for a fun read to snuggle up with this winter, this is it!

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Love Style Life by Garance Dore

Love Style Life by Garance Dore

Garance Dore is probably my all time favourite blogger, plus the woman has got such amazing style! Who wouldn’t want to her know all her secrets? Besides being a great source of inspiration on her daily blog, she’s also an incredible story teller who weaves magic into her words. Her blog posts and stories often have me laughing out loud and even the most random topic becomes an interesting discussion and a fabulous read, that has you feeling as though the two of you were old friends, just casually having coffee and a conversation together.

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Summer Reads

Summer Reads

Summer time, summer time! It’s been a while since I’ve done a reading list, but over the holidays, I  rekindled my love for reading and thought I’d share some of my current faves!

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Holiday Reading List

Holiday Reading List

Hi Kids This week I’m off to Greece for a little summer vay-cay (yay, yay) and I am so excited! Sun, sand, sea and summer! What could be better?! My plan is to soak up the sun, enjoy some Mediterranean relaxation and catch up on some reading! I’m planning to clock many, many hours doing sweet nothing, but relaxing!   But with the ecstasy of a holiday comes the agony – the 12 or so hours of nothing-to-do on a plane! Plus all the other hours sitting waiting for my connecting flight at the airport! Grrr! For the plane trip, I plan to read Captain Corelli’s Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres, a novel set in Greece, which I think will be quite fitting. And because I’m a sucker for history, Paris and Ernest Hemingway, I couldn’t resist downlaoding The Paris Wife by Paula McLain. It’s the story of Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway’s first wife, and their love story and life in Paris in the 1920’s. Then, if I finish reading them both (and that’s a big if!), I have The Carrie Diaries by Candice Bushnell as a backup read. It’s been sitting in my Kindle (or Kindle for iPad rather) for ever, I just haven’t had the…

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Chic Jozi – Your guide to shopping, fun and fabulousity

Chic Jozi – Your guide to shopping, fun and fabulousity

I was so excited when I first heard about this book – Chic Jozi. Let me start by saying, I’m a big fan of books that have the inside scoop and little secrets on how to live a fabulous lifestyle, be it fashion, style or beauty. I can spend hours reading these types of books again and again, because they make me feel fabulous and inspired – Just like a good book should!

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BOOKCLUB – A lost wife’s tale (March 2009)

BOOKCLUB – A lost wife’s tale (March 2009)

For March’s Book Club, we’re featuring A lost wife’s tale.  The first book by author, Marion McGilvary Follow our Book Club for Fabulous People by getting yourself a copy of this book and joining the conversation, when we open it up on the 31st March 2009.  A lost wife’s tale is available at all leading bookstores and retails at around R190.00.  You can also buy a copy online from Kalahari.net. Story snippet Edith Lutz doesn’t want to be found. She’s vanished in a flurry of hastily packed bags and with a new look, name and job as live-in housekeeper to divorced publisher Adam, she’s hoping to evade her past and build a new life. Again. But she soon becomes more than just the woman who does the dishes. Lingering over summer evenings with Adam, Edith experiences love for the first time, while her boss knows nothing of the real woman he’s falling for. Haunted by an impossible choice she faced in her youth, Edith’s been running ever since. With Adam she’s found a reason to stop. But will her past let her? REMEMBER: Anyone can join our Book Club for Fabulous People, however, we encourage you to sign up to…

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BOOKCLUB: Baking Cakes in Kigali (February 2009)

BOOKCLUB: Baking Cakes in Kigali (February 2009)

This month’s Book Club, we’re featuring the book Baking Cakes in Kigali by Gaile Parkin. We encourage you to go out get yourself a copy of this book and follow our club.  On the 28th February 2009 we will open up the conversation on this page and welcome your comments  and input about the book – just like a bookclub. Anyone can join our Book Club for Fabulous People, however, we encourage you to sign up to our exclusive book club mailing list so that you are the first to know about each month’s book.  Plus, just by being on the list you stand a chance to win the month’s featured book (SA Only). Please note that this book will only available in February 2009, so check out the bookstores then.  Otherwise you can pre-order a copy via Kalahari.  The suggested retail price for this book is R190.00 “A cake business doesn’t do well in a place where people have nothing to celebrate…” The Story Baking Cakes in Kigali is a charming, funny and touching novel of life, love and food, set in a country recovering from unimaginable terror and violence. It tells the story of Angel Tungaraza, who has…

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