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Ciao 2013…..

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2014

Yikes this year has literally flown by like an Olympic 100m sprinter.13 is normally associated with “Bad Luck” but looking back the year I have had its been pretty damn amazing.

2013 was the year…….

1) I bought my 1st car , yes a post is long overdue.(Yaris Hybrid)
2)The Magnifying Glass was born wow what a journey.(http://themagnifyingglass.co.za)
3)I hosted the 1st Durban leg of Cookie Swap.
4)I became a POUT ambassador.
5)I interviewed loads of amazing South African celebrities.
6)I attended loads of pretty amazing events.
7)I won a trip to Cape Town for the Kiehls launch party.(blog post to follow)
8)I became a guest blogger for Sue Levy and got to meet this amazing lady who I know call a dear friend.
9)I became apart of #BandwagonBox which was an idea of sending a box of goodies to some every 2months.Some awesome friendships have developed with this great group of bloggers.
10)At work I was chosen to become part of the Employment Equity panel and undergo training which was such a great learning experience.
11)Had my 1st radio interview on Lotus FM which was done by the gorgeous Avashnee Vandiar.
12)Was the year I got to meet loads of bloggers and people from Twitter.
13)I learned valuable lessons on life and relationships.
14)I had a lucky streak and won several competitions.
15)I got to meet James Martin ,Ms Cupcake , Jenny Morris and Deena Naidoo(MCSA)
16)I finally had Bubble Tea.
17)I have started doing guest blog posts for Durban South Toyota.
18)Worked with the guys from Mr India SA 2013 wow what an amazing journey(blog post to follow)
19)I met some amazing people who I know call dear friends.
20)I learnt with every disappointment comes good news.

In a nutshell my 2013 was pretty awesome.I am really looking forward to 2014 as I know this year is going to be AWESOME .

From me and mine , to you and yours a blessed New Year 2014 is wished , may all your dreams be fulfilled and may you always be happy.

Hugs , love and kisses
me
xxx
ps what was your highlight this year ?

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A gem of Cape Town

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MILLER BOOMTOWN PRESENTS KENDRICK LAMAR IN SA 2013

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YES , YES ITS TRUE Kendrick Lamar is heading to Sunny South Africa this year.

Johannesburg, South Africa – Miller Genuine Draft today announced the return of Miller BOOMTOWN featuring international acclaimed rapper Kendrick Lamar LIVE in SA this summer. The three-city South African tour kicks off at the CTICC in Cape Town on the 7th November before moving to Johannesburg Stadium on the 8th November and Durban’s Wave House on the 9th November priced at R350-R1900.

Self-professed ‘King of New York, Compton born rapper Kendrick Lamar is making serious waves in the rap world over the last few days. Recently crowned the ‘Hottest MC in the Game’ by hiphop authority MTV, the 26 year old is taking the scene by storm with his clever rhymes, witty lyrics and forward thinking attitude. He is young, he is fresh, he is ready and destined to change the game as we know it.

“With the recent success and popularity of Miller BOOMTOWN at the Durban July, we decided to take Miller BOOMTOWN on tour for everyone to have access to the experience.”, says Carmen Hobbs the Miller Genuine Draft Marketing Manager. “And who better to align the beer with a fresh take on things than the Freshest MC on the globe right now, Kendrick Lamar. It’s all about keeping things the Fresh with Miller”.

Tickets are available from http://www.computicket.com, the Computicket call centre on 0861 915 8000 or any Computicket outlet at Checkers and Shoprite. Golden circle tickets cost R650 while General Access tickets are R350. VIP Hospitality tickets will also be available at R1900.
07 Nov Cape Town, South Africa CTICC
08 Nov Johannesburg, South Africa Johannesburg Stadium
09 Nov Durban, South Africa Wave House

Miller BOOMTOWN featuring Kendrick Lamar is hosted by local promoters Airey Scott.

For more tour and ticket information: Catch live updates on Twitter via our handle @MGD_SA and also Miller South Africa on Facebook.

HEY GORGEOUS

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A month ago I was mentioned in a tweet to a new Twitter account belonging to @HeyGorgeousSA.The gorgeous diva within me was very curious to find out more.At this point this Twitter account was looking for 100 followers to host its first giveaway.They now have a following of 556 and still growing.

So this product range is based in the beautiful Mother City of Cape Town , this is where the team creates the most amazing looking beauty and bath products that look good enough to eat. All their products are made with love and care and lots of attention to detail.In their range all products are organic , vegan based and no animals are harmed in the making of these delicious body treatments.

From cupcakes, to fudge , to souffles wait this sounds like a dessert menu but these are all scrupmtious treats for your body.

The Facebook and Twitter accounts are very interactive with their followers and promote their products daily. They have lots of giveaways and very helpful in recommending products to those of us who have special beauty needs.

On the 29th June 2013 HEY GORGEOUS SA is hosting a brunch event in CapeTown.The event promises to be filled with lots of fun , treats , products to try and amazing goodie bags .So if you are in Cape Town and free this weekend make sure to book and go to this event. I am gutted not to be able to attend but I have heard via the grapevine that a Hey Gorgeous SA roadtrip might be on the cards 🙂

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For more information or a brochure of these yummy products

EMAIL : leana@hey-gorgeous.co.za

TWITTER : @HeyGorgeousSA

FACEBOOK : HEY GOREOUS SA

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A few ago ago, I was approached by Ross Hudgens from Travelstart. Ross asked if I would be interested in allowing them to post a travel blog on my site. I was super excited yet again to be approached by a Travel company as I love adore travelling.So in keeping with my theme of 5 Ross created this lovely post. I hope you enjoy reading this post and earmark some of the sights to visit next time you find your self in Cape Town.

While it is true that you will always find new and interesting things to do in Cape Town, no matter how many times you have visited, first time visitors to the Mother City have the advantage every time.
No traveller will ever forget their first experience of this popular coastal city on the tip of the African continent. The wonder may start once you head out from the airport, or it may begin as you get your first glimpse of Table Mountain’s distinctive flat top. By the time you arrive at your chosen hotel or guest house though, you will very likely have fallen head over heels for the Mother City’s beautiful surrounds.
Just in case you need a little more inspiration, here are some must-sees that will put Cape Town on your list of favourite places.

1) Table Mountain Named after its unique shape, the mountain is more than just a definitive landmark. For those who have made the city their home, it is also a navigation system. One billboard displayed during the 2010 FIFA Soccer World Cup put it perfectly: mountain on the right, ocean on the left and everything else in the middle.
Take a cable car up to the top on a clear day for a panoramic view, try a full moon hike up Signal Hill one evening or head to Blouberg Beach for picture-perfect images of the mountain in all its
glory.

2) Cape WinelandsComprising the wine growing towns of Stellenbosch, Paarl and Franschhoek, the Cape Wine Route offers the chance to savour the Cape’s finest wines. Stellenbosch is the most famous of these towns, and is also one of the oldest towns in the country.
Here you will find many award-winning estates along with boutique wineries, five-star cellars and many excellent dining options – all mixed in with a good dose of historical charm, picturesque views and a laid-back atmosphere.

3) Robben Island Former president Nelson Mandela spent over two decades on Robben Island, incarcerated for speaking out against what was then the apartheid government. His release captured the hearts of millions around the world, and also brought change to South Africa as it entered its first era of democracy.
Visit the Robben Island Gateway Museum at the Clock Tower in the Waterfront, and then take a ferry over to the island itself. You will come back inspired and amazed, with a deeper insight into Madiba and his fellow struggle icons.

4) BeachesCape Town beaches have a bit of an unfair advantage – the city is surrounded by two different oceans for a start. On the Atlantic Ocean side, you will find the beaches of Camps Bay, Clifton (1st to 4th), Llandudno and Hout Bay. The water is chillier on this side, but the beaches are truly spectacular.
On the Indian Ocean side of the peninsula lies the False Bay. This coastline includes Muizenberg, Kalk Bay, Boulders Beach (home to African penguins that join you for a swim) and Simons Town. The warmer waters make this coast great for swimming, while shark diving can also be done here for those wanting a thrilling marine encounter.

5) City Centre Last but certainly not least, we have the City Centre. TIME magazine called it a bit ‘seedy’, comparing it to Miami’s inner city. But for the thousands of visitors who flock to Cape Town ever year, seedy is not even remotely the way this vibrant CBD would be described. Some would call it eclectic; others may refer to it as diverse. A few even hail its historic slash retro vibe.
Talk a walk down Long Street to browse the colourful shops or grab a bite to eat at a trendy sidewalk café in Bree Street. Check out Green Market Square or St. George’s Mall for locally made curios and drumming sessions. Visit the SA Museum and have a stroll through the Company Gardens – if you buy a bag of peanuts, you can even feed a friendly squirrel or two.
These must-see highlights will be a good place to start your journey through the Mother City. But the best part about trips to this part of the world is that you will find myriad other things to see and do along the way too. Every day offers the chance to try new things to do in Cape Town – for visitors of all ages and stages.

Russell Jarvis writes for Travelstart.co.za, South Africa’s leading travel agency.

For more information on fab holidays checkout http://www.travelstart.co.za

5 people I have met from Twitter….

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My Twitter addiction started in August 2011 and since then has increased dramatically. I used to love Facebook but now I rarely go on to it. At first Twitter seemed daunting but in no time I found my way and totally loved it.

Since 2011 I have Tweeted 23577 Tweets and I have 780 followers. I recall my first couple of months and thinking will I ever get a 100 followers.I love Twitter as you can follow and interact with so many people all over the world even if it has a 140 character limit. My blogging journey also started due to Twitter and has grown. I have made some really awesome Twitter friends and I cant wait to meet them though I have also met several of them.

My list of 5 Tweeters include :

# Deon Govender a popular DJ from Eastcoast Radio. Deon was super friendly ad always follows back and interacts with his followers.He has some pretty cool mixes on Spreaker that you can download. So check him out on Twitter @djdeong

# Jenny Morris a much loved SA Celebrity chef also known as The Giggling Gourmet. I had the awesome pleasure of meeting the amazing soul last year at The Good Food and Wine Show. Jenny was so lovely, funny and has such an amazing personality. She even signed a copy of her new cookbook and posed for pictures. My friends were all green eyed monsters about how I knew Jenny and how she was so lovely to me. Aunty Jen as I know call her on Twitter has awesome tweets and always replies to her followers. Find her @JennyMorrisChef she will defo keep you laughing.

#Alvin Quah from Masterchef Austrailia was another Tweeter I met. Alvin was voted the most popular masterchef contestant in SA. Alvin is a bundle of laughs and has great stage personality.He was very friendly to the crowds and allowed a photo session. Check him out on @alvinquah

#Jsomething is the awesome lead singer from my favourite SA group MiCasa. I had the pleasure of meeting, a photos and chatting to this really awesome guy at The Heinken concert in CT.Awesome down to earth guy and not to mention drop dead sexy 🙂 check him and MiCasa out @jsomethingmusic and @MiCasaMusic. Listen to their music its awesome.

#Zolani Mahola from the amazing group Freshly Ground another SA star so humble, friendly and always replies to her followers on Twitter.Feel in love with her voice when she sang Sometime wow what a track…. Follow her on Twitter @zolanimahola.

Twitter is amazing I have meet some pretty awesome people both famous and not so if you aint on Twitter I suggest you try it out and then you will relaise why I call it my addiction…

Ciao for now Tweethearts….

Ps dont forget to check me out on Twitter @verushka143

Heinken Rocks Experience Cape Town 2012

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People say I have a lucky streak , I say in order to win you have to enter. My most memorable win to date has definately got to be winning an all expense paid trip to Cape Town for this amazing event that totally rocked.The main sponsors of this prize were Heinken, The Sunday TIMES, Kulula and Grandwest Casino.I felt like a true celebrity with the cameras constantly clicking pictures of me. This is truely of those moments you will treasure forever

This event was held at the Grandwest Entertainment centre where we were treated like true VIP guests with goodie boxes in our rooms.We had a very tight time schedule and the best Hosts ever thank you  Andile and Louise.

This amazing experience took place over 2 days four  flights later with less than 3hours of sleep left me on a total high. The concert was an amazing fusion of rock , classical with a South African twist. The cream of the crop in terms of SA local talent were part of this production. My highlight was meeting MiCasa and Chiano Sky, amazing performances from Zolani ( Freshly Ground), MiCasa and Chiano Sky left me breathless. Meeting the stars of the production at the Heinken after party was so great they were all so humble and down to earth and didnt mind posing for pics .

For me this was the first time I have experienced such a concert on this large scale. It made me so proud that we have such amazing talent in South Africa and yes we need to  show the world this homegrown talent. I was so taken by the concert that 2 days later I purchased a Chiano Sky and a second copy of MiCasa which is now a platinum CD!

To the organisers of this amazing event well done on the excellent fusion of music. I wait for Heinken Symphonic Rocks 2013 :)I only wish that this production would come to Durban as well.