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Sannie sê Sannie sal sewe sakke sout dra… as die sak van slangvel gemaak is, natuurlik!

(Disclaimer: ek het ‘n lekker lisp aan my, so dit was nogals ‘n ssstorie toe ek hierdie blog eers hardop lees vir Instagram Husband.)

Die swart mamba, Suid Afrka se langste slang is so hoog soos twee Eben Etzebeth’s bo-opmekaar – ‘n hele 4.5 meter. Dus dra ek liefs die faux weergawe om my lyf as die reptiel. Britney Spears kon dit dalk regkry, maar ek beslis nie. Goed, tyd om ernstig te raak.

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Slangvel is beter as tiervel. Hoekom? Kom ek vertel jou!

Die slangvel-motief is neutraal en werk goed by enige kleurskema veral bruin, room, roosgoud en spierwit. Die rokkie wat ek aanhet is beskikbaar by Nicci Boutique.

Dit steek bra-vet en gister se pizza weg, want die interessante patroon kamoefleer enige areas wat jy wil vermy.

Slangvel op slangvel lyk nie soos ‘n overall nie, maar net OVERALL fantasties!

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Slangvel motief lyk goed op enige iemand se Instagram-feed, want dis ‘n mengsel van diè in-kleure op die oomblik. Wie wil betaal vir ‘n Lightroom preset as die patroon op jou broek dieselfde effek het?

Dit werk by enige persoonlikheid – tot by die slang in die kantoor van wie jy niks hou nie.

Dit laat jou so sjiek soos nog iets lyk. Dra dit saam met herfs se ‘mode uniform’ wat bestaan uit ‘n oorgrootte trui, t-hemp wat net-net uitsteek, stewels en midi-romp soos hier gesien by Zara.

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Leer en slangvel saam is soos Bonang en Gert-Johan Coetzee in een vertek – magic!!

As die skoen jou pas, trek hom aan! Een van my gunsteling voordele van slangvel dra, is die feit dat dit by enige skoen pas – van sneaker tot combat boot! Die einddoel is natuurlik om Steve Madden slangvel stewels te koop wat tot bo in jou binneboud kom.

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As jy bang is, begin klein! Ek het ‘n serpie by H&M gekoop em om my neutrale handsakke gebind. Toe ‘n t-hemp… toe ‘n rokkie! Nou wil ek sommer tiervel en slang-motief meng en so opdaag by modeweek. Lewe is te kort om nie soms te pik en ekstra te wees nie.

Ter nagedagte… wat is beter as een slang in die gras? Twee!

Ek en my een vriendin, Adéle, het perongeluk dieselfde idee gehad en in plaas daarvan dat die gif uitgekom het, het ons ons naweek-lyfies uitgehaal. #tydvirngrootpartytjie

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Volg my assblief op Instagram by @annette_dewet. Okay dan, totsiens, ek gaan nou ‘n bietjie hiberneer.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

FOTOGRAFIE: @ashswartz_photogrpahy

20 dinge wat getroudes jou nie sê nie

Ek is hierdie jaar vyf jaar getroud. Dis hopeloos te lank as jy dink dat my langste verhouding voor ‘Instagram Husband’ maar vier maande was.

Maar ek kla nie, die getroude lewe is soos ‘n kult – die ring is jou lidmaatskap. Vir een of ander rede dink mense ook ek en Willie is ‘n power couple. Nou tensy dit iets met loadshedding te doen het, is ons so normaal soos koffie met twee suikers.

Ek voel wel dis my plig om met julle die volgende kult kaskenades te deel.

Maar voor ek verder gaan – ons klere is van Old Khaki. Om stylvol te lyk terwyl jy gemaklik voel, is alles. Hierdie mooi jumpsuit nommertjie kos jou R650 in winkels.

Hier is 20 dinge wat getroudes jou nie sê nie.

(disclaimer: gebaseer op die de Wet en de Wet huishouding)

1 Jy baklei nie regtig oor die remote nie.

2 Sy klere word jou klere. Daar is niks wat snoesiger slaap soos ‘n hemp wat pas soos ‘n een-man-tent nie. Goed vir die gemak… en die selfbeeld.

3 Die een dink altyd die ander een help minder in die huis. Ek het aanvaar hierdie is een wat jy nie gaan wen nie.

4 Cuddles op die bank is nie meer so lekker nie. Soos wat jy ouer word, begin jy rug probleme en rustelose bene kry en dan soek jy s-p-a-s-i-e.

5 Mens raak nie gewoond aan ‘morning breath’ nie, jy raak net slimmer. Een sluk koffie doen gewoonlik die ding.

6 Jy maak vrede dat hy jou salon sjampoe gebruik soos R30.00 winkel bottels wat op afslag was.

7 Jy word kwaad as die hond meer van hom hou. Hoekom lê sy nie oor my bene nie? Ek is seker sy het hoër gespring toe sy hom sien na werk. Hmmm…

8 Mens kry nie meer ‘n grilling as jy na die tyd besef ‘o, dit was eintlik sy tandeborsel’ nie.

9 Die blomme word minder, maar die grappe word meer. Soms neem ons videos om vir ander mense te wys hoe snaaks ons is, maar dan gee hulle daardie verpligte rinnike. Solank die ander een lag, bly klou ons aan die stand up comedy droom.

10 Jy word aangevat omdat jy nog nie ‘n begrafnis polis het nie. Jis, was ek boos. Hoekom wil hy nie vir my begrafnis betaal nie?Of erger, wat laat jou dink ek het een nou al nodig?

11 Hy wil nie meer jou Instagram foto’s neem nie, maar jy moet hom help met sy Twitter oor gistraand se 7de Laan. As jy ooit vervelig is met data wat nie wil opraak nie, soek vir Dik Willie op Twitter. Hy staan 57 followers sterk. Ek vat hom uit as hy 100 maak.

12 Julle begin van dieselfde TV-reekse hou. Hy was so kwaad vir Chuck Bass se pa toe hy die besigheid terugvat in Gossip Girl terwyl ek gehuil het toe Terminator dood gaan. Kom Arnie, probeer probeer!

13 As ‘n vriend/in jou kwaad aandoen, is die ander een reg vir wêreld-oorlog.

14 Dit raak normaal dat hy jou maandelikse ‘voorraad’ optel by die apteek en jou bel voor almal om te vra ”light of heavy flow?” Jip, ek het dit gesê en ek own dit.

15 Mens trek gereeld perongeluk dieselfde aan na sosiale geleenthede en ander mense kom dit gewoonlik agter voor julle doen!

16 Jy het iemand om al jou lelikste selfies voor te stuur en mees grusame stories van die dag te vertel. Niks is buite perke nie. Perongeluk ‘n trippel-ken foto geneem? Stuur dadelik aan vir manlief.

17 Jy wil hom iets aan doen, dalk so vier keer ‘n week. Dis normaal! Dit waai vinnig oor.

18 Wie koffie maak, is belangriker as om te vra wat vir aandete is. Moenie daar gaan nie! As hy nie maak nie, bly stil en aanvaar dis jou beurt.

19 Julle oordeel ander mense se babas en aanvaar dat julle eie baba net die beste skepsel ooit gaan wees. Wel goeie môre my sonskyn, die baba deel immers julle twee se gene. #windgat #eintlikmeergataswind

20 Dit raak nooit vervelig nie, dit raak net beter! Daar is niks so lekker soos om getroud te wees nie. As jy in ‘n suur huwelik is… gooi sout daarop en drink hom soos ‘n goedkoop tequila.

Oraait julle, dis dit. Volg my op Instagram by annette_dewet en laat weet my watter stories julle meer van wil Sien.

Always, Anne

XoXo

Klere: Old Khaki

Fotograaf: Ash Swartz Photography

UPDATE: AFI Fashion Week

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AFI Fashion Week is just over a month away and I can not wait to get dolled up, show up and see what’s up with the latest local fashion trends fresh of the runway.

Adding to the build up, African Fashion International (AFI) has acquired an online marketplace for art, Wezart which fits perfect with their mission to promote and celebrate African creatives showcasing their work on global stages. #localislekker

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This is part of the bigger picture for AFI to become a Digital hub for Africa’s creative industry, with interconnectivity between Fashion, Art and Music.

Started in 2016, Wezart aims to assist artists in Africa to sell their artwork online by creating a virtual gallery, make online sales and track their monthly sales!

The artwork from the online marketplace will be exhibited during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town, giving exposure to the artists and an opportunity to make sales.

“I will continue working with AFI to reintroduce wezart.co.za to a bigger market and help artists in Africa grow,” says former Managing Director, Sihle Majola.

AFI will formally introduce wezart.co.za during AFI Fashion Week in Cape Town on Wednesday, 11th of March 2020 through an auction that will be hosted at the Cape Town International Convention Centre.

AFI Fashion Week will take place from the 12 – 14 of March 2020

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Always, Anne

xoxo

Sofa Company launch Homeware (and I love it)

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Time to ‘dress up’ your home in the latest style trends

Good news for all interior lovers – Sofa Company South Africa launched a range of Danish inspired homeware across 9 categories and I was fortunate to attend the official media launch. 

(Do yourself a favour and pay a visit to their showroom in Buitengracht Street. You will walk away with interior inspo for days. Rephrase: for months.)

Their new categories include:

  • Artwork
  • Basketware
  • Candles & Holders
  • Scatter Cushions
  • Throws
  • Lighting
  • Mirrors
  • Rugs
  • Vases
  • Glassware

The range is curated into stories; Quintessential, Contemporary and Refined and feature light Oak wood and natural fibres. What I love the most though is the colour selection. Think  neutral tones of white and grey overlaid with pops of vibrant summer colours in blues, greens, pinks and yellows.

I work full time and  also attend social events after hours while squeezing in my fitness workout, so basically I’m always in need of extra baskets around the house to put my clothing away or to ‘stylishly hide away’ my throws and blankets after Netflix & Chill evenings. Instead of putting it away in a closet, it can actually make for a beautiful focal point in a living or bedroom space. Sofa Company has the BEST basketware (starting from R399.00) in all the shapes and trendy sizes imaginable and I highly recommend taking a look.

When it comes to cushions, I believe that more is more! The scutter cushions range retails at around R399.00 and will definitely wow your guests at your next dinner party. I am also a big believer of statement rugs for adding that homey feel to any living space and Sofa Company has a wide variety to suit all style personalities.

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The range is priced competitively, yes 30 something Martha that includes you too, without any compromises on the Danish levels of quality, form and function. Okay, don’t even get me started about their furniture.

Always, Anne

xoxo

*Available in-store and online.

REVIEW: KONG Bar & Grill

Welcome to the urban jungle where all the cool kids in Cape Town like to play.

KONG Bar & Grill opened its vibrant doors in the super trendy neighbourhood – de Waterkant. I was invited to the official opening launch and instantly felt surrounded with vibrant vibes thanks to the amazing decor and never ending options to guarantee a good time including the downstairs restaurant and bar, the upstairs dance floor with DJ booth, two pool rooms, a lekker outside patio and gorgeous backdrops to choose from to secure the perfect snap for Instagram.

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Every ocassion deserves a celebration.

KONG spoils you with the full 360 entertainment experience – from watching the World Cup Rugby enjoying the R95 burger, chips and beer special to their popular Thursday night parties where ladies can enjoy free bubbly between 8-9pm.

If you want to enjoy a romantic dinner like my husband and I did, head  downstairs and indulge in beautifully prepared European and Asian inspired dishes to set the mood.

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Hungry?

Their menu is very reasonable priced and they cater for everyone’s taste. Choose between your favourite burger, grilled steaks, gourmet salads, seafood or variety of tapas. For starters my hubby ordered Jalapeno Chilli Poppers (R60) and I went for  the Sticky grilled chicken wings (R67).

For mains I just couldn’t say ‘no’ to aged rump (R135 for 250g) while hubby went for the classic beef burger (R95). We shared dessert which was almost too pretty to eat – Coconut and Thyme Panna Cotta (R65).

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KONG Bar & Grill is definitely one of my new favourite hangout spots and if you want to have the same experience, please see more info below.

ADDRESS
10-12 Cobern St, De Waterkant, Cape Town, 8001

OPENING HOURS
Thurday, Friday, Saturday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 11am-02am
Sunday: 11am-5pm
Monday: CLOSED

CONTACT

082 429 9123

Book a table online, or email reservations@kongcapetown.co.za.

 

Always, Anne

xoxo

Cape Town #Fit4Wiings event

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Le’ts get fit for a cause with Girls With Wiings and #Fit4Wiings.

Get ready to sweat it out and have fun with your favourite trainers and fit-fluencers all while supporting a great cause. You can expect 5 incredible workouts suitable for all fitness levels.

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The line up includes:

Ex pro-footballer and co-founder of Point Break Fitness Centre, RYAN BOTHA
Women’s personal trainer and founder of Rush Tush Glow Studio, RUSHDA MOOSAJEE
Personal trainer, Zumba, dance fit and Pilates instructor, PK THE TRAINER
Fitness trainer, brand ambassador and Fit- fluencer, NOMVULA KHUZWAYO
Pro Surfer, Under Armour Unlike Any Winner 2017, Women’s Health Next Fit Star Top 12 2019, TEAL HOGG
Pro HSBC Seven’s and False Bay rugby player, RIAAN O’NIELL

The MC’s for the event are, KFM breakfast show hosts, SHERLIN and SIBS.

Each entry fee goes towards the purchase of one toiletry bag for homeless and underprivileged women. Each toiletry bag includes sanitary products, a face cloth, underwear and soap.

Bring along a yoga mat or sweat towel.

Girls With Wiings is an organisation that sows hope and restores the dignity of homeless and underprivileged women. We are achieving this by distributing sanitary products to homeless & underprivileged women on a monthly basis.

Yaaaas queens, let’s get fit for a cause!

Click here for more information.

xoxo

Always, Anne

Details | AFI Cape Town Fashion Week

Isn’t it the coolest fact that the African continent boasts the world’s largest millennial population and the fastest-growing middle class? #YAAAS

Creatives and fashion influencers from across Africa will turn up in Cape Town to experience a week-long of fashion festivities from 9 – 13 April.

The Mother City will be spoiled for choice as designers from Ghana, Nigeria, Tanzania, Cameron and Morocco pair up with local favourites such as Maxhosa by Laduma, Imprint and Marianne Fassler.

“Africa has always been a source of inspiration for the rest of the world. Africa can definitely compete with the global brands given the support and an enabling ecosystem, that is what AFI seeks to facilitate.” AFI Founder and CEO, Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe

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International luxury brands have penetrated local markets but lack valid African narratives that speak to distinct sense of style. While the world is investing in appealing to African consumers, home-grown creatives have the responsibility to set the trends.

 AFI Cape Town Fashion Week Programme Calendar

9 April Masterclass@ White Space

10 April Experience AFI @ White Space

11 April Gala Dinner

12-13 April Fashion Shows @CTICC

#IAMAFRICA

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For more information and tickets sales visit www.africanfashioninternational.com.

Always, Anne

xoxo

*Press release issued by AFI. Follow them on INSTAGRAM for more updates.

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Poetry Homeware launch too stylish for words

I love how Poetry just gets women.

This year’s collection was inspired by the very essence of the Poetry woman – eclectic and timeless.

“She takes heed of trends but draws on her own well of life experiences and creativity to curate an effortless look that conveys her signature style in a contemporary way throughout her home. She weaves her own narrative and does so with a keen appreciation of the finer things in life.”

At the recent launch which took place at Botanical Bar in Longmarket Street CBD, we got the opportunity to express our creativity by hand painting coffee mugs while indulging in deliciously prepared dishes inspired by traditional South African dishes and botanicals.

What a stylish affair for such a stylish brand! Thank you Pressroom PR for inviting me.

See more photos of the event below:

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The Poetry Homeware autumn/winter range for 2019 will be available in stores and online from April.

Always, Anne

xoxo

Photography by The Minimale Blogger.