Wednesday, 25 May 2016

{Liebster Award Nomination} 1

Somewhere in the blog-o-sphere one clever soul came up with a challenge for bloggers to share a little more about themselves and at the same time, connect with other bloggers and grow their audience. 

Last week  I had a wonderful surprise on my twitter notifications from the lovely Loné at Simply Organize Life. She has challenged me to share a little more about myself by nominating me for the Liebster Award. I am excited to be a part of this challenge :)  

The Liebster Award focuses on introducing newbie bloggers to the blog-o-sphere by challenging a few newbie bloggers to answer a few questions about themselves. Once these bloggers have answered their questions, linked back to the blogger they have the opportunity to nominate and challenge other newbie bloggers. What is great about this challenge is no one is obligated to complete this challenge, sometimes as we all know, getting a post out on a certain day can be quite a challenge. but i felt it would be a great opportunity for my visitors (new and old) to get to know a little more about me.    

So without further adieu here are the questions Loné at Simply Organize Life asked me; 

My perfect Day is one filled with sunsets. I have come to realise that I have a small obsession n with mountains and sunsets. So a day spent in the middle of no where with sunsets and a glass of wine is my perfect day. 

This picture was taken in Zimbabwe, Lake Kariba. I have never experience sunsets like these before. 

I get to share what is important to me in the form of a blog! I have also met a few wonderful bloggers in the process.

Wine! No questions asked

 My husband proposing to me on the London Eye, It was everything I was hoping for and more!

 I have one of each! I love them both differently but equally. In fact my dogs cant live without the cat and vise versa!
This is my dog Shiloh (she is a beagle and I often mention her every now and then in my posts)

This is a difficult question for me! I have traveled to so many beautiful countries (France, Italy, Spain, Japan, USA, Germany, Dubai). I have fond memories of my time in Rome walking around the Colosseum with a gelato in my hands. I can still taste the pizza’s and wine when I think back to Venice (oh and the Gondolas!) and The David in Florence- The only other guy in my life. 

It was a Vacation I still talk about and will most definitely never forget!

Probably A Midnight in Paris with Owen Wilson and Rachel Mc Adams. Every time I watch this movie I travel back to Paris. I love that Owen Wilson's character Gil meets great Artists,writers and musicians - I suppose I would love to meet them too and I feel I do whenever I watch this movie.   

According to Goodreads I have read 6. Which is totally shameful as I read close to 30 books last year. I am currently stuck reading the Outlander series!
I am obsessed with Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series which has also been adapted into a TV series 

Honestly there could be room for improvement in all areas of my life. But specifically, I hate that I don’t plan my meals properly!  

 I am a fussy seafood eater. I love sea food but I will not touch calamari.

Gilmore Girls will forever and ever be my favourite series. I cry at the end every time and now that there has been confirmation of a revival (4 new episodes) i will probably cry in each of the final 4 episodes.

  • The Authentic Life 
  • The Secret Board 
  • Frankly Charlie 
  • Curvy Chic Crystal
  • Blush Bachelorette 

  1. What would your dream job be if money was no object?
  2. What is your fondest childhood memory of a book? (Mine would be The Faraway Tree)
  3. Is there a country on your bucket list you have never been to (on your own)? 
  4. Do you have any bad habits that drive your family/friends crazy?
  5. Is there a blogger/ Public figure you would love to meet one day (mine would be Jillian Harris)
  6. Is there a subject you hated in school but would do that subject over now that you are an adult?
  7. What is your perfect date night?
  8. If you were a super hero, what would your superpower be?
  9. What is your all time favourite home cooked meal?
  10. What comes first for you, beauty or fashion?
  11. Are you a coffee / tea girl?

  • Give a link back to the blogger that nominated you (that’s me :).
  • Answer the questions given to you by the blogger that nominated you.
  • Nominate 5-11 other bloggers that have under 1000 followers.
  • Create a new set of questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Notify them via social media.

I cant wait to read your answers to my questions! Comment on this post and I will be sure to pop by!

Mentions in this post:
Loné at Simply Organize Life / Outlander by Diana Gabaldon / Jillian Harris

Friday, 20 May 2016

Amazing South African Instagramers {Pt 3}

I am just so so amazed at the talent of the people in South Africa. Really, if it isn't the Music or Art, it is the Photography. I instantly fall in love when all these industries put there passion into displaying the beauty of South Africa in various art forms.

So once again, without further adieu here is my 3rd list of breathtaking South African Instagramers. 

I adore this instagram account! These photos give me such a sense of pride and longing to visit these places. 
Just Beautiful! I hope this instagramer starts a blog/portfolio so I can follow her on her photography journey! 

I love this blogger (Anna-Belle)!! If you haven't seen her beautiful blog before, I suggest you do! 
Behold, this is Campsbay Girl's partner in crime! I can see why they say Iron sharpens iron -  these photos make me want to visit Cape town and never leave!  I could Look at them all day!
I'm a huge fan of Miss Moss! She has such an inspiring blogger.

Previous posts:
Amazing South African Instagramers {Pt 1} Amazing South African Instagramers {Pt 2}

Have you found any favourite Instagram accounts yet? Which one has specifically caught your eye?

Mentions in this post: Campsbay Girl │ @Natassy She Said

Life of Mike  Miss Moss

All images have been linked back to their original source. 

Friday, 13 May 2016

{Music} Starting the weekend with a beautiful song!

I am pretty obsessed with this artist right now. 
I just cant seem to get enough of his beautiful music.

Last year I shared Majozi's "Fire" song and today I am sharing the lovely "Darling" single. 

Isn't this song just "Darling 

Happy Weekend!

Wednesday, 4 May 2016

{Starbucks} My Birthday in Pictures ♥

I thought I'd share the best part of my birthday last week.  The arrival of Starbucks in South Africa! It was (still is actually) a pretty big deal for the entire province of Gauteng. For some, Starbucks brings the opportunity to experience the Western world. For me, i was transported back to all of my trips abroad, running through train stations, walking through town squares and sitting in airports waiting for planes. 

*Nostalgic Sigh*

This is what trying to compose myself to take a photo looks like! 
Have you been to Starbucks yet and what did your experience remind you of?