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.

Events | Falke AW19

Falke invited media and influencers to be the first to preview their AW ‘19 collection.

The event was held at The Stack on Tuesday morning. Guests had the opportunity to have a sneak peak of the latest mens and ladies fashion collections, followed by a quick run through of the products by the Falke team. Guests were treated to delicious canapes and drinks while interacting with the product through fun activations where they had a chance to win product. All guests were spoiled with an exclusive goodie bag containing some of the AW `19 collection.

The autumn/winter 2019 Falke range illustrates the wonderful symbiosis between the individual themes and shows their harmonious connection – divided into four trend directions:

  • Mutant Colours
  • Pride of Colours
  • Weightless Colours
  • Block Matching Colours.

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Always, Anne

xoxo

*Photos provided by PRESS ROOM

Mojo Market’s Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar

But first, what did the one oyster say to the other oyster? Nice mussels!

The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar spiced up their store at the Mojo Market in Sea Point.

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One of my favourite spots in Sea Point is the local Mojo Market. From their famous pulled pork to their signature pizzas and the live music happening daily – you can never go wrong.

Recently, The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar renovated and expanded their trendy space at the market which is open seven days a week from 10:30am to 10pm, catering to all the seafoodies in the Mother City.

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But let’s talk about the owner for a sec. What a cool and inspiring guy… Kyle Dods has sold over 400 000 oysters and over 20 tons of mussels to date.  Imagine when he reaches the half million mark! #MORECELEBRATIONS

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Sourced from Saldanha Bay, the freshly farmed produce gets its uniqueness from the quality of water in the region and is known for some of the world’s best oysters and mussels. “We supply Capetonians with some the best produce in the world and it is time for all to know this,” says Kyle. Fact.

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Kyle sources directly from key ocean farm partnerships in the West Coast town of Saldanha Bay, where 90% of all oysters and 100% of all mussels in the country, are sourced.

Ummm, so what makes them extra special?

Their oysters are stored in a huge submersible tank, which pumps sea water through so that the oysters are filtering themselves right until they are shucked and served. Every morning the mussels and oysters are harvested and delivered to the outlets, daily.

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Size matters

Kyle also insists on serving large oysters, which are ‘plump, meaty, sweet and a delicious mouthful’ with very little fuss.

“There’s truly nothing like cracking open an oyster, seeing the sea water burst out of it, and enjoying it, the way nature intended.”  Kyle, owner

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Follow The Mussel Monger & Oyster Bar on INSTAGRAM for more offers and specials.

Always, Anne

xoxo

 

 

Why Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is always in my handbag

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“Ain’t no lie baby, bye bye dry skin!”

Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is the new  (and affordable) way to treat dry skin.

Okay, so we already know that Bio-Oil® is the world’s leading scar and stretch mark product, but they just added another title to the beloved brand which I found out at the Bio Oil Dry Skin launch held in Cape Town.

What makes it different?

Normally dry skin products like your typical lotions and body butters are made primarily from water which tends to  evaporates when coming into contact with your skin… you know… that weird and uncomfortable feeling…

Because Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is made from oil, it has that warm and comfy feeling on application.

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AND IT’S PINK

The pinkish gel-like texture is non-sticky and provides instant dry relief. You can apply the product all over your body and I personally like to apply it on my legs for that healthy glow when I go out.

But what impressed me most  – I applied my Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel religiously after every tanning session over the summer holidays and did not get sunburn once. Of course I also applied a very high SPF beforehand, but I believe that the ingredients of the products after my tanning played a major role in preventing any further damage.

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When your friends ask you the secret to your healthy skin…

Did you know that Bio-Oil sells a bottle every two seconds worldwide?

POTENT AND PRETTY

The product contains 50% of the original Bio-Oil formula and eliminate extra water ingredients. It’s not cold like most other lotions when applying to your body like I’ve mentioned before, because a lot of products contain an overload of water.

The oil-based gel formulation is 100% active and has been clinically proven to target and treat dry skin conditions.

After thought >> > So maybe I was a little upset abut the fact that my husband completely emptied out my 200ml bottle, but hey, it shows you this product is BOMB!

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I have Keratosis Pilaris, but just look at the level of smoothness since I started using the Dry Skin Gel.

Bio-Oil® Dry Skin Gel is available at pharmacies and selected retail outlets nationwide in 50ml (R59.99), 100ml (R109.99) and 200ml (R184.99). I like to carry the 50ml in my handbag for a quick application when needed. It also doubles up as a lip balm – winning!

Always, Anne

xoxo

Are you the friend or the ship?

I don’t understand why friends still feel the need to compete with friends. Why do you have to be better, richer and skinnier? This is not the Olympics and you will definitely not be handed a golden medal if that’s your goal.

This year taught me more about friendship – are you the ‘friend’ or are you the ‘ship’ that sails away when things get tough? Do you check in with your girl when she’s going through a tough time even though it looks like she’s got everything together? Newsflash – she doesn’t.

So, it’s not a FBI secret that I got really sick this year and ended up in hospital in September. I got booked off for another three months and still have to take a little handful of medication to get better which I don’t like, because weight gain and stuff…

BUT I’ve realised over the last few months that it really doesn’t matter what you weigh or what you wear… health always come first and although I don’t feel 100% comfortable in my body just yet, I’ve never been healthier. Some days are still tough and I’m not embarrassed to admit that, but let’s be real… no one likes to share their struggles on Instagram so in general people think I’m living my best life right now. Debatable.

Anyways, while being at my weakest I’ve learned to open up more towards my closest friends and the response was the opposite I thought I would receive.

Support, support, support! I thought that they would see me as ‘failure’ in their eyes, but it was literally the opposite. Never have I received so many messages from friends, ex-colleagues and strangers on social media saying that they are proud of me for being just a ‘real person’ speaking about ‘very real issues’.

Why shouldn’t it be okay to not be okay? I feel that there’s a huge lack of mental health support on social media and that we NEED more influencers/ real people speaking up about it.

Unfortunately one or two people I really care(d) about didn’t really care to check in with me, but that’s okay too, because the only ship I will be sailing in 2019 is a 5-star yacht and it will be by invite only.

Always, Anne

xoxo

PS. I did a impromptu shoot with one of my best friends, Listelle, recently at one of my favourite local hangout spots in Sea Point -Strolla.  Thank you Listellie for just being you, just having a way to always make me laugh and leaving my heart a little warmer.

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PHOTOS: Rezaine Desai Photography

LOCATION: Sea Point

 

 

 

(Thank you, next.)

 

Meraki Aesthetics – comfort in the city

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A massage can work magic for your body and your soul and at Meraki Aesthetics, you will understand why.

This new modern and city chic salon is based in the upmarket Battery Park, close to the V&A Waterfront. Once you’ve parked your car, you’re surrounded with niche shops and luxury views of the Mother City from where you make your way to Meraki Aesthetics.
I picture myself on a weekend grabbing brunch with the girls indulging in a mani and pedi afterwards at Meraki Aestethics ending up talking a mandatory spa selfie with the modern green interior design in the background.
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GREEN IS THE NEW BLACK
Meraki is the beautiful end product of two #bossbabes with a holistic wellness approach. Leigh and Nadine maintain a high-level of hygiene and beauty standards by implementing the following eco-friendly aprroaches:
* Serving water in glass with a strictly no plastic bottle policy.
* Email/ SMS facility to avoid unnecessary printing.
* Separating all waste generated in house for recycling.

Meraki Aesthetics  is a salon with a difference, not only offering clients a modern and private space to disconnect, relax and rejuvenate but also focusing on providing a green practice.”

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HOT, HOTTER, HOT STONE MASSAGE
I opted for a 60 minute Hot Stone Therapy Massage (R690) however Meraki Aesthetics offers a wide range of treatments including massages, facials. microblading, waxing and more.
Hot Stone Massages are highly recommended for muscle pain release, reducing your stress levels and for an overall improved circulation – just check with your doctor first if you are pregnant or suffering from any illness.
My therapist made me feel at ease and started the session by applying calming oil over my body. The heat of the stones instant relaxed all my muscles. My ‘medium pressure’ massage felt a bit intense at one stage that I asked my spa therapist to please lighten the pressure. It’s super important to tell you therapist at any point if you are experience any discomfort. Luckily for me, I had an amazing therapist who took great care of giving me the best experience.
(I slept like a baby and woke up the next morning ready to run a 10km race!)
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Besides all their massage options to choose from, Meraki Aesthetics is also extremely generous with their gelish pricing and comes highly recommended from a few influencers who attended the official launch event.
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You can book your appointment online on Meraki’s website or phone them directly at 071 564 4808. Thank you Meraki for having me – see you soon for my next treatment.
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Always, Anne

xoxo