Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Win up to R 10,000 for Tertiary Education Expenses with Gumtree!

So not a lot of people know this about me but I’ve been a student studying part time on and off for the past 5 years. I probably should have been done with my B.com degree by now, but I’m not? By that bit of information people would have probably assumed that I’ve very lazy, wasting time and money.
Well the actual reason is that I’m actually doing very well at varsity but the fees are super expensive, and I had to take it upon myself to make the decision after doing my 1st year at varsity full time, that I would actually have to work and do my studies part time. So the cycle of working in the day and studying at night had begun. But that didn’t solve all my problems simply because as soon as I had enough money to pay my varsity fees, I end up having to buy textbooks priced at exorbitant amounts...  So I know how tough it is, and I feel your pain.... I’m currently in my last year and boi oh boi it is tough....
So when I saw that Gumtree is committed to helping you take your studies to the next level, I was super excited to let everyone know about it.... Do not let this opportunity pass you by... Wish I had this opportunity when I started out!

They are helping you kick start your tertiary education, Gumtree is offering a school fund program to three lucky winners located in South Africa.The Gumtree School fund will grant three cash prizes, one for each of the three winners:
·         2 winners will receive a cash prize of R 5,000
·         1 Grand Prize Winner will receive a cash prize of R 10,000

Applications open 1st of October 2015
Click here to get to the link or follow the steps below to enter:
  • Tell us why you deserve to win the Gumtree School Fund competition.
  • Include the following details in your essay: Full Name, Postal Address, Contact Number, Email
Email your entry to vlunger@gumtree.co.za 

Gumtree Scholarship Eligibility:
  • Be a South African citizen or a permanent resident of South Africa
  • Be 18 years or older
  • Be attending high school, a college, university or other tertiary institution, or have enrolled at a college, university or other tertiary institution for no later than February 2016

Three preferred finalists will be selected at the end of the competition period based on a randomized selection from the pool of qualifying entrants.

Outfit Post: Easy Life

Lately I've been living in my sneakers and comfy clothing. I find that I’m currently in a fashion rut if you can call it that? Nothing I own seems to match and whenever I try to dress up my comfy sneakers kind of sneaks itself in... and I end up wearing something else to accommodate my kicks. Has anyone gone through this?
I'm probably exposing myself but I think part of my problem lies with “bad clothing organisation”? UHM is that even a word... Well my clothes are always laying anywhere and everywhere around my house. It's not by choice though, sometimes I'm so busy between work, studies and this very time consuming platform my blog that clothing organisation takes a back seat. The problem is that it takes me quite a while to find what I’m looking for and also sometimes I kind of forget about some of the items I own. Yes, I have allot of clothing and yes I’m gonna wear all of them...err eventually...! Right?
It’s crazy to think that for a living I’m actually a buyer’s assistant & part of my job is to organize, keeps, store, categorize loads and loads of clothing & I do pretty well at that! So why is it that my closet at home is in such a mess...
UHM ... ‘cos it’s not my job to organize clothing at home and no one is paying me for it! Okey that’s a bad excuse... 
 I really don’t mean to be not organised, I seriously spend allot of time on Pinterst... pinning everything from ways to pack your clothes, to colour co-ordaining your tees. I don’t know if I could ever be that organised when it comes to my closet but for now...  the intent of having a closet that looks as great as the ones in the Pinterst pictures is huge motivation xx
Anyway rant over...
Slit Top: Foschini
Denims: Foschini
Sneakers: Footgear

Monday, 5 October 2015

VIP Makeover day - SPANX

On the 18th of September 2015 an array of woman was invited to paint the town red by joining them for a fun-filled afternoon where they treated us to a VIP SPANX makeover Including an instant body shape-up, hair styling and make-up! 
We were asked to come to the VIP makeover day with a dress or outfit that we felt could do with some body enhancing and smoothing. So off I went with my floral bodycon dress in hope that Spanx would help me smooth out the bumps, lumps and sometimes that obvious panty lines. Spanx knew exactly what I needed to smooth out my curves. So excited to find a opportunity to wear my bodycon figure hugging dress confidently in summer. See below the different shapes and styles on offer from Spanx.
Founder Sara Blakely was getting ready for a party when she realized she didn’t have the right undergarment to provide a blemish-free look under white pants. Armed with scissors and sheer genius, she cut the feet off her control top pantyhose and the Spanx revolution began!! With an array of problem-solving products for every body type Spanx has secured its place in women’s hearts and in pop-culture, with daily mentions everywhere from CNN to SNL. But Thanks to PDL Distributors a family a owned and run business they have been successful importers and distributors of the finest quality lingerie and swimwear to retailers across South Africa. They have built up an impeccable reputation with the top internationally renowned brands and local retailers.

PDL is the only distributor of Spanx in South Africa. For Spanx stockists, please visit: http://www.pdldistributors.co.za/stockists/

Think Pink with Foschini

Breast Cancer Awareness is something that I am very much passionate about. I have personally been exposed to the harsh realities that this disease bring through a very close family member, my grandma. So when Foschini wanted me to be a part of this awesome initiative I knew that it would be the right thing to do. 
Now this is your chance to get involved, PLEDGE PINK...

Sunday, 4 October 2015

Review: #StayAtWebersburg

Historic 18th Century heritage estate, Webersburg, set against the slopes of the Helderberg Mountain, recently welcomed a consortium of elite guests to an elegant evening of dinner and wine. The celebration of award-winning cultivars and delicate cuisine served as an introductory showcasing of the estates’ recently appointed Chef, John EasingwoodThe family owned and run boutique wine estate, Webersburg, has recently enjoyed an array of exquisite upgrades.
Leading the evening was multi-award winning Webersburg winemaker, Matthew Van Heerden, known for his World’s Best Chardonnay award as well as his top ten nomination in the International Wine and Spirits Competition in London along with being named the South African Diners Club Young Winemaker of the year for 2011.
“I’m dedicated to the pursuit of utmost fruit purity, quality and making site specific wines that reflect a true sense of place. I place the highest emphasis on viticulture ensuring exceptional fruit with which to reflect South Africa’s world class terroir,” says Webersburg winemaker and viticulturist, Matthew Van Heerden. 
 With the addition of eleven newly refurbished luxury vineyard cottages (formerly utilized as farmhouse cottages) the estate now sleeps up to 44 guests, ideal for weddings and corporate events where group accommodation is a must. Webersburg aptly showcases its historic roots through the elegant Cape Dutch-style five star accommodation, with each suite boasting breath-taking views of the rolling mountain, lush vineyards and dam. 
After a memorable tour off this beautiful estate we as guest were shown to our accommodation stay to freshen up and change for the much anticipated dinner and wine tasting spread...
The estate enjoys the benefits of cool sea breezes offset from the Strand shores, exceptional decomposed granite soils and unique Helderberg terroir with natural light and low yielding vineyards. This classic style of fruit expression with elegant ageing potential renders award-winning wines of the highest calibre. 
The Webersburg focus is on a limited production of premium wines. Careful attention to detail is paid to the vineyard, grape selection and winemaking methods allowing the wines to express specific grape flavour characteristics and provide a quality framework. Minimal intervention during barrel maturation for 18 to 22 months and an unhurried ageing philosophy allows the wines to mature in bottle for a further 2-4 years before release.
Five decadent courses were served, each accompanied by distinguished Webersburg cultivars. The Sauvignon Blanc opened the show with a starter of Asparagus and poached egg, followed by the steak tartar presented with the 15 year old Cabernet Sauvignon (2000). The third course introduced an ensemble of seared tuna with spicy peanut satay together with the Webersburg Cabernet Sauvignon 2013. The flagship Red Blend went well with the lamb rack, and rounding off on a succulently sweet note - yet not overpoweringly so - was the Berry Pavlova paired perfectly with the Webersburg Brut Rose Method Cap du Classic.
The vibrant hum of energy which filled the room, captivating guests in their journey back in time to an era of opulence, finally wound down and guests retired to their five star suites. The extensive grounds cater beautifully for in and outdoor wedding functions, with a state of the art ceremony hall that opens up onto a well maintained lake, and the majestic Helderberg forming the backdrop. The bistro cuisine caters seasonal dishes made up of freshly sourced local ingredients, with indoor fireside or alfresco dining options overlooking the lake. Guests can also take advantage of the rolling lawns for relaxed picnics beneath the age-old oaks.
Additional features include tennis court and swimming pool, 24 hour security, ample parking, wine tastings and pairings, cellar tours, cellar room dining, wineland tours and activities, team building workshops and nature walks.
To stay updated with the exciting new developments at Webersburg, visit their new website, Facebook page, or follow them on Twitter and Instagram @Webersburg. To make a reservation or restaurant booking contact (0)21 881 3636 or email Webersburg at info@webersburg.co.za. 
Selected photos by Julia Janse van Vuuren

Tuesday, 29 September 2015

Fabiani On The Road SS/15 Collection

So on Thursday 10th September Fabiani, SA’s leading luxury menswear brand, hosted their eagerly awaited Spring/Summer 2015 event in partnership with Chivas at Crossley & Webb, Cape Town’s destination of choice for classic and collectible cars.  
Fashion Producer Deon Redman and the Fabiani team worked their magic to create a fashion experience that few will forget. Striking male models entered the venue in a blaze of head turning glory before entering a glassed box, used for storing collectable cars, posing as they were raised on a platform above the crowd. Guests assumed the role of fashion photographers – forming a paparazzi style crowd around the installation. Models later broke up into groups and gathered around the various cars to create live fashion installations that allowed guests view the collection up close.  
Soft tailoring, clean lines and hues of ocean blue effortlessly blend modern trends with iconic classics. The Fabiani woolstretch suit stars in navy and black while other suiting takes on a lighter form in beige or white for a quintessential European look. A premium stretch denim capsule collection offers a range of slim fit styles in classic 5 pocket designs.
Fabiani pop up shop offering a carefully curated selection of product from pocket squares and Happy Socks to signature Fabiani polo’s and branded caps, went down a treat, with guests shopping late into the night.
This season Fabiani launches the sophisticated sneaker in an array of colour combinations. The winning collection in full grain leather compliments both classic tailoring and casual streetwear, falling in line with international footwear trends. A wide collection of formal shoes in calf leather offers a range of styles for the modern man. Finish the look with one of Fabiani’s key accessory pieces including branded caps, pocket hankies, bracelets, eyewear, knitted ties or socks. 
Be seen in Fabiani, On the Road this Spring/Summer 2015... Ciao!
The Fabiani Collection is exclusively available at Fabiani stores.
For more information, visit www.fabiani.co.za