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TRAVEL ADVICE, video / Wednesday / August 15th, 2018

Watch: 9 Ways To Make Travel More Affordable

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In today’s video I’m sharing the holy grail of my travel info! I should have probably mentioned it’s often (not always, but often) a lot cheaper to book an overseas trip on your own instead of getting a package. In this video I share my tips for making airfare affordable with a payment plan, how to get good rates for an affordable-luxury hotel, my budgeting guide for each day, where to get cheap halaal food and so much more. Buckle in, it’s a good one! And let me know if you want more travel-related videos, yeah? (more…)


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WORDS / Monday / August 13th, 2018

Anxiety Anonymous

ME_196_AnxietyAfter I recently spoke out about my personal battles with anxiety, so many of you reached out and sent me your stories. All I could think of when I was reading them was, “it’s so comforting to know I’m not alone” and “I wish everyone could read these messages”. So with the permission of many of you who sent through your struggles, I bring to you this post, aptly titled Anxiety Anonymous, in the hope that you find some of the same strength in solidarity. You are normal, you are strong, you are not being dramatic or oversensitive and your anxiety is valid. (more…)


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BEAUTY, CAPE TOWN / Friday / August 3rd, 2018

Our Annual Girls Family Spa Day + Spa Giveaway!

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Every year, somewhere between July and September (the middle ground between my mom, aunt and cousin’s birthday as well as Woman’s Day in South Africa), we do a girls family spa day to celebrate. This year, as a group we tried the multiple award-winning Amani Spa at the Radisson Blu at the Waterfront for the first time as a group, after my cousin and I persuaded everyone else. We’d both been with our husband’s before and absolutely loved it! (more…)


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BEAUTY, WORDS / Tuesday / July 31st, 2018

A Contact Directory of Where I go & Why

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To answer some of your frequently asked questions, and to support a good couple of local businesses here in Cape Town, I’ve decided to put together a beauty, fashion, fitness and lifestyle directory of where I go and why. From laser hair removal to booking flights, my favourite cafe to the best home workout guides, these are the places I frequent. Hey, maybe I’ll even see you around sometime! (more…)


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video / Monday / July 30th, 2018

Watch: Three YouTube Videos That Mattered This Month

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As July comes to a close (and my love for YouTube continues to increase), there were three videos that hit home so hard for me as a woman.¬†Judging by their view count, they clearly resonated with a lot of women too, so I thought I’d share them here. A YouTube rabbit hole, curated by me for you.

Watch Ascia¬†Al Faraj bravely discuss her rightful choice to wearing her headscarf in the “middle ground” of the modest fashion realm and deny being a hijabi, cry with Desi Perkins as she shares her fertility battles and why you should never ask a woman if she’s pregnant or when she’s having kids and learn more about what it’s like to live with high functioning anxiety, according to Jordan Raskopolous at her TED talk. (more…)


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