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Archive for November, 2009

Have a ghd – everyday

The Beneft Make-up counter

There are few things that can get a girl quite as perky as a good hair day. Massive amounts of chocolate have the potential to leave you reeling with guilt and a gym session – despite the rush of endorphins – leaves you err… sweaty.

Good hair days however contain zero calories which means zero guilt. And when you’re having a good hair day, you don’t sweat the small stuff. Ever.

Cue ghd: Hair brand du jour. Source of miracles and great self-esteem. Hero(ine) of the day. Me, a fan? How can you tell!?

ghd hair stylists in action

I recently attended the second annual ghd salon style lounge event that took place in Cape Town. Held at Roodebloem studios in Woodstock, the studio was transformed into female paradise – Benefit make-up artists on the one side, ghd hairstylists on the other, copious amounts of Lindt chocolate truffles and finger-foods piled high on the eats table and then to top it all off… A high-res camera (I swear this thing had built-in Photoshop) to capture you looking at your most gorgeous. Swoon!

Me (left) and Anja (right) after our make-overs!

If you’re one of the lucky ones that can afford a little bit of a cash blow-out this silly season, ghd have two amazing hair-styling sets that they’re giving away. I’m gaga over the pink ghd… Bows – are you kidding me?!

ghd pink and precious gift sets

ghd pink and precious gift sets

There’ll no doubt be another sprinkling of good hair and cheer next year so keep your eye on http://ghdstylediary.co.za where you can sign up for this fabulous day next year.

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Feed your face

The EatOut Restaurant Awards 2009 have come and gone and with them, they’ve announced the Top 10 restaurants in SA.

1. La Colombe, Cape Town
2. Mosaic Restaurant, Pretoria
3. Rust en Vrede Restaurant, Stellenbosch
4. Terroir, Stellenbosch
5. The Roundhouse, Cape Town
6. The Restaurant at Grande Provence, Franschhoek
7. The Greenhouse at The Cellars, Cape Town
8. Roots, Johannesburg
9. 9th Avenue Bistro, Durban
10. (In joint position) The Tasting Room at Le Quartier Francais, Fanschhoek & Overture, Stellenbosch

So in the spirit of all things delicious, I decided to do some thinking around some of my fave places to eat in Cape Town. Here’s my list…

Flat white and carrot cake at Mon Petit Pain in Knysna

Best Sushi: Maz Sushi (Sea Point)
Best Chinese: Jewel Tavern (CBD)
Best Italian: Basilico (Newlands)
Best coffee and croissant: Jardine (Bree Street, CBD)
Best sweet potato chips: Royale Eatery (Long Street, CBD)
Best for lunch: Il de Pain (Knysna)
Best English Breakfast: Miss K (Greenpoint)
Best atmosphere: Olympia Cafe (Kalk Bay)

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You, your shoes and 72

Entrant, Gibran Ramos

I know it’s the end of the year and right about now you’re most likely having to beat yourself over the head with your pillow before you wake up and literally fall out of bed. I understand – I’m gagging for a December holiday too.

But if you can summon up the last few creative musings and get it caught on camera, you could stand to win a brand new wardrobe for the party season. Hehehehe… Thought that might get your attention.

Right, now that you’re all perky: Head to www.jimmychoo72.com and take a snap of you and your shoes and the number 72. Your efforts could win you 7 pairs of Jimmy Choos and 2 handbags.

You, your shoes and 72 is the slogan behind the new campaign being launched by Jimmy Choo, Project PEP.  In conjunction with the Elton John AIDS Foundation, the project is designed to support the Simelela centre in SA. Many of the winning images will be showcased at the global launch of Project PEP at Selfridges London on 29th October and at Jimmy Choo Project PEP events globally. Jimmy Choo will donate 25% of the net sales from Project PEP to the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

Fashion with a cause… I like.

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Who wants a Mojito?

And I’m talking about the shoes, not the cocktail…

The Mojito shoe by Julian Hakes

This unique shoe design is the brainchild of London-based architect Julian Hakes. It’s made of carbon fibre with leather on the foot side and rubber on the walking/wearing side.

The shoe is a single piece of material that wraps around your foot by starting under the ball of the foot and then over the bridge, then sweeping down below the heel before then twisting back on itself to provide the support for the heel and ankle.

Fancy hey!

PS. If you’re wondering why he named it Mojito… “This form felt light and airy on the foot. So we called it the ‘Mojito’ as it was rather like a twist of lime skin.”

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