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It’s been quite a while since my last post (my apologies) – but I’m back and ready to start talking (well, writing).

Let’s Update:

1. NWJ Bridal Fair was GREAT (As always)

2. The Wedding Expo in JHB was just as amazing

3. Bride of the Year rocked my world (the event got great coverage and was featured on two television programmes respectively)

4. I still love working out and eating healthily

5. I’ve obtained my BTech Degree in PR

Jip; That’s my mom and I

6. I’ve turned a wonderful 24 (and spotted my 1st wrinkle..SH*T)


Birthday Celebration Dinner which I hosted

7. I found my new favourite blog: Broadbites.com

8. Shopping is still a problem for me; I Love it too much (I doubt that’s going to change)

9. I’ve met the most amazing women

10. I lost my assistant (I pray she’s in a wonderful place)

11. I did my 1st (paid-for) shoot

12. My friend got engaged

There have been so many things happening; I think I’ll leave you with this broad list and continue a more detailed blog post tomorrow.

Have a good Evening.



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Yesterday was quite the day of eating since arriving in Durban on Friday – the morning started of with a 3km run, follwed by 120 different sit-ups and crunches as well as a few push-ups!

I went for breakfast at around 8:30 and what a feast for the eyes! It was so hot – as always it seems – so I ended up having Belaire Suit’s homemade granola, greek yoghurt and loads and loads of fruit! It was delicious but I may have overindulged just a little bit, nontheless I grabbed 2 apples and – was on my way to the NWJ Bridal fair!

Like I mentioned; Durban is very hot as well as dry – this leaves me thirsty all the time! So I had about 3L of water as well as apples and a Yoga Berry (no dairy) Kauai Smoothie for lunch! Hmmmm!

This is still all good and well; what followed the evening may have been – what do they call it – carb overload! It was amazingly delicious though! Myself and a friend went to Cafe Jiran for dinner – we had wine, the most amazing veg lasagne I’ve EVER eaten follwed by what might have been the best ice cream and chocolate sauce in our existance!

It was a super fun night – the only thing is; I still have to have true Durban Curry! So, tonight I’m on the search for just that!

It’s drizzling today but nevertheless; I’m attempting at least a 2km jog! That ice-cream certainly won’t vanish any other way!

I’ll post some more pics soon!

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Being from Cape Town; I’m not use to the humid weather I’m currently experiencing in Durban!

I just arrived in the city of heat – no I’m not referring to the curry! According to my phone the real feel of today is 36! I should be on Campsbay Beach and then Bungalow enjoying a mojito but alas; I’m in Durban.

I don’t mind that much though – I’m here to meet and greet industry vendors and brides-to-be which is always great!

I’ll post updates and pics!

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On Sunday evening a whole bunch of us went to watch Goodluck perform at The Oude Libertas in Stellenbosch. This was my first visit and I am absolutely in love!

It was also my first time watching Goodluck perform live and – although Z1 rant and raved about how amazing they are – I didn’t expect to enjoy it as much as I did! I’m officially a fan!

What boggles my mind is how Juliet (the leadsinger) can jump around, dance and perform on those heels; I would’ve broken my neck a long long time ago! (I hope she has a good medical aid plan! Hehe!)

I ate way to much, danced on and off the stage like no-one was watching and enjoyed myself above and beyond what I thought I would! Perhaps the combination of a Savanna promotion, great friends, amazing entertainment and a cool crowd is what makes a good time; great! Overall it was a fun (yet relaxing; believe it or not) experience and I couldn’t have asked for a better way to end my very busy (work-filled) weekend!

I HIGHLY recommend them!

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There are very few people in this world who can say they love their jobs; well luckily I’m one of them – I adore mine.

As this is quite a strange fact you may be questioning the statement; well to put your mind at ease – the main reason why I love my job is: The beauty it comes with.

While at the Canal Walk Bridal Expo I’m intrigued by all the brides-to-be and their (willing or non) fiancées – browsing and asking questions. So excited for what their future holds; excited about all the ideas and newest trends. Sometimes it happens that you get use to all the prettiness that is the wedding industry, and you forget that it holds such a special meaning to these bridal couples.

Being part of their love journey is what makes my job so amazing; yes you have your off days and yes people still get upset about the smallest things but to them – it’s important; they’re planning their big day – and they are allowing you to join them on their journey; to me it’s an honour more than a job!


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Last night I attended the annual kykNET Fiestas – a glamour filled evening with celebrities, great performances and the reason why we attended this prestigious occasion; to celebrate and acknowledge the actors, actress, performers and visual art artists who made Afrikaans theatre what it is today!

It’s a evening where you can dress to your heart’s desire – flowy dress, full face make-up, high heals… mirrored ball war hats – yes; you read correctly! Let’s just say some of the attendees won’t be going on Skattie wat dra jy‘s best dressed list!

My Outfit:

Dress - YDE / Clutch Bag - Edgars

Overall it was a fantastically fun evening which ended on quite the…LATE…note but nontheless; everybody had a blast!

Here are the full list of winner for kykNET Fiestas 2012:

Best Actor
Brendon Daniels – Rooiland

Best Actress:
Wilna Snyman – Klaasvakie

Best Supporting Actor:
Neels van Jaarsveld – Lot

Best Supporting Actress:
Esther von Waltsleben – Agterplaas

Best Director:
Jaco Bouwer – Rooiland

Best Theatre Design:
Nicola Hanekom – Lot

Best Performance in a Music Driven Production:
Karen Zoid – Malaika / My Engel

Best Performance in a Solo Production:
Shimmy Isaacs – Howzit my bra!

Best Newly Created Afrikaans Production:
Rooiland  – Jaco Bouwer and Tertius Kapp

Best Upcoming Artist:
Tertius Kapp – Rooiland

Best Achievement in Classical Music:
Ben Schoeman – Performance of compositions by Franz Liszt

Best Achievement in Dance Theatre:
Namjive dance company – Mense van Mense

Best Achievement in Visual Arts:
Diane Victor – Featured artist of Innibos

Best Production:

Most Popular Fiësta Presenter:
Willem Botha

Most Popular Festival:

Lifetime Achievement Award for Theatre:
Louis van Niekerk

Lifetime Achievement Award for Music:
Mimi Coertse

Lifetime Achievement Award for Literature:
Elsa Joubert

And our night in pictures!

Myself and Z2 (Dress- YDE)

Z2, C and Myself (Dresses - YDE; you may start noticing a pattern.) P.s - the way in which I positioned my head is quite an odd angle. hmmm.

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Vandag se post sal in twee tale gedoen word want ons vier vannaand die who’s who van die teater by die Fiesta Toekennings wat by Artscape in Kaapstad plaasvind!

KykNet het al die stops uitgeruk – tesame met hul BLOU TAPYT!

Ek’s vreeslik opgewonde!!
Ek dra vannaand Oranje en Goud – burnt orange klink beter!

Ek sal more ‘n paar kiekies oplaai!
Oor en Uit!

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