Monthly Archives: September 2013

Cars.co.za Releases Powerful Car App for Android

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Bank queues, home affairs, doctor’s waiting rooms. Traditionally, the least interesting activities known to mankind. Thankfully you don’t have to page through that tatty copy of Huis Genoot anymore.

Following a very successful launch of an exciting car app for iPhone and iPad, Cars.co.za has developed a unique car app for Android that puts the site’s massive database of cars for sale in South Africa into your pocket – available anytime, anywhere.

The app is fast, convenient and features clever tools to help you find the perfect car for your budget.

Get the latest car news, research new car prices and specs, and tag your favourites to view later. It’s all at your fingertips.

Cars.co.za is proud to present our local app tailored for the Android platform.

Powerful Android App feature functionality includes:
•Simple “Quick search” facility
•Advanced search facility
•Multiple search criteria support
•Comprehensive sorting options
•Favourites tagging
•Multiple images
•Simple contact form
New Car Research
The new Cars.co.za Android app is a first for South Africa in offering a comprehensive new car database that is constantly updated with pricing and specs. You’ll find everything you need to know about that new model right here. An exclusive list of new car specials is also available.

The Latest Local and International Car News
Our team of writers bring you the latest from the world of cars everyday – direct to your app. Car news, reviews and industry analysis, with fresh content every single day.

Additional Service and Tools
The Tools section of the new app offers a handy vehicle finance calculator and insurance quote generator – providing all the information you might need to make the best purchasing decision.

Download the Cars.co.za Android App
Download the App here

PLEASE NOTE : The above post is a PRESS RELEASE

LONDON CALLING ….

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For all those who know me and have been reading my blogs and tweets , you will know that I have a mild obsession with this amazing place. I spent 10.5years in this breathtaking city and it truly captured my heart and soul.
So why choose London , London is a melting pot of cultures abit like South Africa but on an entire other level. I personally loved the Old Buildings, the bustle , the amazing transport system and the fact that there was so much to do all the time.

5 Travel tips for London
1) Invest in comfortable walking shoes as you will be walking loads (perfect workout).
2) Buy an Oyster card for getting about a weekly one is better and gives you unlimited travel on buses, trains and tubes.
3) Always carry an umbrella.
4) Never push in , as everyone here stands in a line.
5) There are newspapers and magazines at the Tube stations which are free pick them up for daily bargains and events.

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Living in London can be very expensive , but there is so many Free attractions to visit that all you really need your travel card to get you there and a packed lunch. Here are a list of my favorite FREE London attractions to see:

1) Greenwich Park – this is such an amazing park and area to visit .It has little streets , with alleyways filled with old fashioned shops. Its also the home of the Greenwich meridian line which is worth the walk up the hill as the view is amazing. This park is visited all year round and is such a fab place to chill in makes you think you are not even in a city. The old fashioned sweet shop is a sweet lovers paradise filled with endless jars of sweet treats packed for you into candy stripped bags. My other favorite shops here include the fab bookshops and a Milkshake shop that makes 101 different milkshakes from every chocolate to biscuit to candy.Greenwich is also home to the very interesting Maritime Museum which houses some fab artifacts and is free and often pirates can be found roaming in this museum.
2) Science Museum – another free and fantastic place to visit . Interesting and interactive displays with 3D and 4D activities . Educational but definitely not boring.
3) The V&A museum is another place I lose track of time from the Roman , Greek and Japanese rooms the sizes of these artifacts are mind blowing and take one back in time. My other fav place here is the Architecture floor with models , floorplans and stories of most London famous buildings and buildings around the world.
4) China Town is another place that is filled with colour , interesting smells and bustle that makes you think you are in China. Even the street names here are written in Chinese so authentic .
5) Harrods is a defo must see for shopaholics and all those just wanting to see products which most of us average joes cant afford. This store is beautiful and one can easily get lost just looking at all the fab products, each floor is for a specific type of products. My favorite floor is the food court with the most amazing selection of fruit, vegetables , fish and meat from around the world . It’s a foodie heaven. Though the store is expensive one can buy a few lil treats of yummy morsels, candy , bags and aprons to take home as gifts from your travels.
I hope I have given you a little insight into the London I have started a passionate love affair. This is just a little peak …Look out for more posts on my blog about my amazing lover London.
Cheers Mate , Mind the GAP

Wedding FEVER

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On Sunday, MUM and I attended the Sunday Times Eastern Bridal Fair. I had attended an event like this once only and was keen to see what it had evolved to.

The Fair started on Friday and ran till Sunday. Included in the attractions was the much talked about Fashion Show and the appearance of Bollywood Stars from a hit series on Zee TV called Pavitra Rishta.

I received complimentary tickets so decided Mum and I would go on Sunday. Deciding what to wear took some time until I decided to throw caution to the wind and go Bollywood Glam and celebrate my heritage. The event was held at the beautiful Kendra Hall.

Walking into the fair instantly, I knew I wanted to get married 🙂 There were beautiful displays of clothing , jewellery and WOW decor. For any couple getting married I would suggest to put this event down on your pre wedding planning. From Decor, jewellery , lighting, clothing and photography all your wedding needs could be found here under one roof.
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I love events like these , as you find out about all the hidden gems and talents in your city. NOT to mention the fair discounts, so I definitely couldn’t pass up the chance to scoop up some great bargains.

The highlight of the fair was without a doubt the Fashion Show. Models strutted them gorgeous outfits teamed up with amazing jewellery to the sounds of popular Bollywood songs. The colours and sounds of vibrant India filled the catwalk.

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On over at the show were several awesome prizes to be won fingers crossed as I have my heart set on winning the trip to Dubai 🙂

I left the show feeling , I so want to get married 🙂 is there a word for this ? like broody?However there is one problem I still need to find my Prince Charming ! If you have never been to the Eastern Bridal Fair, I suggest you pencil in into your diary for next year.

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Spring Fiesta 2013

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With the annual Spring Fiesta just hours away, back for the third consecutive year, taking place this Saturday in Ekurhuleni.
With an even bigger, better and crazier line-up than before, the festival will host 5 massive stages with over 60 of the finest local and international acts, delivering 13 insane hours of dance music and entertainment. International powerhouse DJs and music pioneers, Dennis Ferrer and Andre Hommen will feature alongside some of the best live performers in the country, for this ultimate spring celebration.
“Spring is finally here and we are so excited with the great public response. All available early bird tickets sold out in a few days and almost all of VIPs are sold too. With an expected turnout of over 15 000 party animals at the Spring Fiesta this weekend, we look forward to yet another insane celebration this year. WOZA Spring!”, says event producer Ricardo da Costa.

Tickets are still available and range from R1500 for VVIP, R550 for VIP and GA tickets at R250. Please note tickets will only be available at Computicket this year and NO tickets sold at the door.
Amazing PACKAGE DEALS are also available with various options
Platinum at R3500 (Valued at R4200 includes 2x VVIP tickets, Double room at Emperors Palace – Peermont Metcourt Hotel, shuttle to and from the venue) Gold at R1400 (Valued at R1950 includes 2x VIP tickets, Double room at Emperors Palace -Peermont Metcourt Hotel, shuttle to and from the venue) Silver at R800 (Valued at R1200 includes 2x GA tickets, Double room at Europrime 4star Guesthouse, shuttle to and from the venue).
Make your booking online http://www.facebook.com/springfiestaparty asap.
For more info go to http://www.springfiesta.co.za, http://www.facebook.com/springfiestaparty and make sure you follow @SpringfiestaSA on twitter

Time off WORK

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As of today midday , I am on a holiday of ten days.It is a much needed break as the last term at work has been crazy busy and so has my life.When I have some time off the are several things I love to do to relax and unwind.I will be doing the following :

* Reading – I feel my reading has slowed down and my to read pile of books is getting bigger so definately a few books need to be read this break.

*Watching Series – another addiction of mine which I have been neglecting recently so will be catching up.

*Pamper Time – have booked mum and I in for a few spa treatments so looking forward to the pampering.

*Cooking – with my crazy work hours ,this domestic goddess has not been cooking up much of a storm so this break will be welcoming to my mum.

*Blogging – with all the crazy going ons in my life but blogging has seemed to be lacking so hence I will be working on keeping up with my target of ten blogs a month.

What do you do when you have time off ?
ciao
xxx

National Cookie Swap 2013

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Last week Friday , it was panic stations as I tried to be organised and have everything ready for the Cookie Swap Event on Saturday.

As most of you know I was asked to host the Durban event and pulled in Fay to help me with the putting together of the event .For 4 weeks it was endless emails and phone calls trying to pull things together.And then the 14th September 2013 arrived and Durban did us proud with its gorgeous weather.The venue was Piatto on Florida Road.

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Twenty foodies arrived armed with some very moorish cookies for us to taste , swap , socialise and raise some funds for charity in the process.Some were old friends and now we all have even more new friends after sharing our sweet treats.We even had a Sunday Times event reporter pop in to cover the event 🙂

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After a lovely afternoon of sharing , raffles, auctions and cookies it was time for our Durban lovelies to say goodbye and take home with them lots of treats for their loved ones. A grand total of R3500 was raised by the Durban Cookie Monsters . A huge thank you to all our sponsors and guests for making this event possible.

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DIEMERSFONTEIN ‘PINOTAGE ON TAP’ IN DURBAN

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SKABENGA BIRTHDAY BASH AT THE OYSTER BOX

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The Oyster Box’s most famous resident, Skabenga, celebrates his birthday in usual grand style in the Pearl Room at The Oyster Box and invites all his friends to join him! The party is being held slightly earlier this year, 26 September, so that all his fans can join the party before going back to school. Enjoy a delicious traditional high tea with loads of treats for mom’s and kids at R200 per adult and R150 per child.Now I have heard from several people how totally yummilicious their High Tea is and its on my TO DO list before the end of the year. Don’t miss your chance to be at the birthday bash of the year…so book early! Tea starts at 14h00 and ends at 16h30.

Now this Birthday party defo looks like its going to be pretty awesome.

To book call restaurant reservations at The Oyster Box on (031) 514 5000 or e-mail restaurants@oysterbox.co.za

Lately…….

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I saw this post the other day on another bloggers so decided it was a great lil way of rounding up my life recently. This year has literally flown by , hard to believe its already September and so much has happened already.2014 I am ready for you all guns blazing …..

I guess success , doesnt come easy it does mean hard work and sacrifices along the way(lack of sleep).

I AM FINALLY ON…. The last few days of preparing for the Durban leg of National Cookie Swap.It has been lots of hard work which often meant I have neglected my own blogging but its all coming together rather nicely.

I’VE DISCOVERED THAT Le Creuset is owned by a South African.

I WISH I could blog/social media for a living and not do my current job.

AT THE MOMENT I am looking forward to my CosmoCoverGirl Workshop.

I BELIEVE that Dreams have the power to become a reality if we breathe life into them and pursue them like a kite in the wind.

I KNOW THAT with great sacrifice comes great rewards.

I AM NOT COMPLETE if I am not wearing a watch , I actually feel naked lol.

MY FRIENDS are the kind souls who nuture my dreams and who walk with me during the storms and the rainbows.

I’M REALLY ENJOYING my very busy life attending events and working with so many amazing people in so many different sectors of media.

LIFE IS BETTER knowing that my dreams are on the to becoming a reality.

Have an amzing month ahead my darlings.
Ciao for now
xxx

Getting ready for summer…Renouveler Votre Corps

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I hear a new treatment centre is launching this Saturday….with summer fast approaching we are all changing our eating habits, doing more excersie and drinking more water

Here are the details…
As women we have many duties that need our full attention, our careers, our husbands and our kids. Juggling all of this while we try to keep beautiful and healthy can be a challenge at times. Once you reach a certain age, losing weight you might have gained during a stressful period in your life or after giving birth can be a challenge. Some of us are successful at the gym and some of us need to turn to other options that work wonders. This is why we introduce to you Renouveler Votre Corps.

Renouveler Votre Corps in simple English means “Renew Your Body! This new salon is a machine based slimming salon, where we focus on busy people who want to lose weight, people who have lost weight but still need help to reach their desired goals. Our treatments do work hand in hand with the gym as we believe on healthy living and eating. We also offer anti aging treatments, where a qualified GP will be available, offering anti aging treatments and aesthetic medicine. We want to achieve a one stop salon where you can come for your total beauty needs. The machines we have on offer, shapes, tightens and lifts your skin without invasive surgery.
Renouveler Votre Corps officially launches this Saturday and we would like to invite you to the launch to hear more about the services that we offer and how you can change your life.

So if you are free on Saturday why not pop in and see whats on offer 🙂