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INSTA-BREED / Tuesday / July 2nd, 2013

INSTA-BREED: NOSTALGIA


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1. Summer’s night tuk-tuk ride in NYC/ 2. Leonor and I just hanging on a billboard in Times Square/ 3. The Parthenon in Athens!/ 4. Leonor and I soaking up the July sun in Doha/ 5. European architecture in Stockholm’s Old City/ 6. Massimo Dutti booties on the Stockholm cobble/ 7. I love hotel-hopping. Stockholm’s Sheraton is a new favourite/ 8. Crazy about all the little alley ways in Stockholm’s Old City/ 9. A little Drake quote-image I made which I found pretty appropriate/ 10. A little motivation for my bestie/ 11. Throwback Thursday – my fabulous grandmother/ 12. “Tres Gangstah”/ 13. Topshop shoe splurges/ 14. Mandatory phone booth tourist shot in London/ 15. River Island booties on the London Underground/ 16. Covent Garden luncheons with my favourite Aunt/ 17. Leaving Zoey in London, having a teary goodbye/ 18. Movie night with Malick and Leonor (ps: don’t watch Man of Steel).

July is finally here. Sweet July. Sad July. Dreaded July. Fruitful July. Hot July. Cold July. Ramedaan July. Expat-anniversary July. Last-of-everything July. Goodbye-filled July. Today I handed in my resignation. My last working day is at the end of this month, and I will be back home in Cape Town in August. I can’t believe the whirlwind year I’ve had, seeing the world, tricking out my shoe game and wardrobe, experiencing different cultures and falling in love literally the first day I got to Doha. But it’s time to come home and be a real adult, one who actually pays taxes and rent, doesn’t impulsively fly to Istanbul because she’s in a bad mood, and doesn’t say YOLO whenever she wants to do or buy something. I can’t delay it forever, and looking back at my last year I realise how ridiculous my life has been, what my version of “normal” is. When people have asked how I am not tired all the time, how I lose weight without doing anything and if I miss my loved ones my standard answer is “I am not human, I don’t eat or sleep or have any feelings” (I’m kidding obviously, still having not found an answer to any of those questions). I realised I haven’t done a little Instagram post in ages. And a post in general because I was in China and in London and when you’re in shopping capitals and it’s pay day you kind of look at your laptop and think “Ain’t nobody gots time for that”. Coming soon though; Stockholm, Venice and London. Promise. xx
  • Leonor

    It was not in the first day that I reached Doha because you only arrived one day after me, but I can say that a week later I was already in love for my South African soulmate and I will miss you like you’ve been in my life forever.

    PS – I know that ur talking about Abdul Malick! ;) But you know im jealous!

  • And your travels were so fun to read about! Can’t wait to see what you get up to back home, though. :)