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Hey lovers! GET R350 OFF OF YOUR DAILY DISH, USE PROMO CODE: THANDO So the foodie in me simply couldn’t help but share in on my experience of Daily Dish. Just last week I received a message from the Daily Dish team offering to send me one of their dinner boxes, and of course I wanted in on the experience. I’ve seen quite a few posts on social media about them, but hadn’t had a full on look into what they are all about. So, for the person who may be wondering what they’re all about – this one’s for you. I will be compiling this blog post a bit differently than I normally do. I’ll be going for more of a day to day diary session like format, just to give as raw a description of each day as possible. I’ll be chatting on the food preparation process and…

Held at SMAC gallery, the very first COSMO Influencer awards in association with Bernini were in honor of South African social media stars, both upcoming and those who have made a solid impact in the digital world as influencers. Over the past couple of years, COSMO has been one of the magazines to actively recognise and trust in the voice of influencers across the board. From beauty, fashion, lifestyle and the YouTube world. This was evident through the 2019 March Influencer Issue starring Jessica Van Heerden, Mihlali Ndamase and Nadia Jafta as the cover girls. Although there was much talk around the choice in cover stars, I believe the cover was a great conversation starter. Many more influencers were featured even within the covers of the magazine, which was a great way of encouraging the growth of this industry, as well as recognising all the creatives who put in so…

If there’s one thing you should know about me, It’s that I’m a sucker for some fun girl time. So, when Nomzamo sent me an exclusive invite to her Mask And Slumber Party she would be hosting in partnership with Neutrogena, I was so thrilled! For those of you who may not know, among the many other roles Nomzamo Mbatha has, she is an actress, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador, PUMA Ambassador, Audi Ambassador, and the face of Neutrogena. Her light shines so so bright, and covers not only herself, but also those who in any way come in contact with her. The ever so graceful beaut shared some profound words at the dinner table about the beauty industry. It’s important for me to just push a different narrative. I think the beauty industry right now is just inundated with things that are supposed to be aesthetically perfect. Whether we try to…

Hey lovers! So just yesterday I was invited to AFRIKOA Cafe in Rosebank, for the launch of the Esperta coffee machine. The latest addition to the NESCAFÉ® DOLCE GUSTO® family. You can only imagine just how thrilled the coffee lover in me must have been to receive such an invite 🙂  Upon arrival, we indulged in some sweet and savory treats, before being welcomed and introduced to the new beaut! Available in two color ways, the Esperta coffee machine is one of a kind, bringing an all new experience to ones way of life – where technology meets coffee!  The new Esperta coffee machine has two unique expert brewing modes: Espresso Boost & Delicate Brew. With a simple connection via Bluetoooth to ones cellphone, the Esperta coffee machine makes it possible to make yourself a delicious cup of coffee from the comfort of your bed!  Amongst other fantastic features, the Esperta…

Hey Lovers, About two weeks ago, I finally stepped into the beautiful Plaisir du Jardin, a stylish one-stop-shop for outdoor furniture based in Bryanston, Johannesburg. I had the pleasure of  chatting to Gillian from PDJ and she kindly took the time to share some interesting information about PDJ with me, as well as some outdoor furniture trends which we can all incorporate into your own homes.   How would you say the landscape for outdoor furniture stores has evolved in the past 20 years? Gillian: We have been fortunate enough to be in business for 39 years in South Africa, in the Garden furniture retail market. When we started out there was no competition to be found in our sector. Slowly over the years we have seen an increase in Outdoor furniture retailers, all catering to different market niches. As we head towards 2020 we have seen a marked rise in…

Over the past weekend I was invited to join in on some Sunday vibes with Stella Artois in association with Cafe Tibz. Hosted at the beautiful Epicure restaurant in Sandton, Le Cafe Artois fused the lovely combination of good food, good people and good music via a live band element. The four course dining experience was a unique collaboration between head chef of Epicure, Chef CoCo and Tibz of Cafe Tibz. To get us warmed up for the four course menu, we were served an assortment of canapes. By then, my taste buds were already buzzing and ready to experience the different spices from Africa. The first course was a Deconstructed Seafood Thieboudienne,  offering a play on some Ghanian flavor. The second course was Ethiopian style, berbere – spiced dovo wat chicken stew with injera pancakes. A few weeks ago, my sister and I were hosted by Kitchen Vibes SA…

Hey Lovers, We all know just how much earlier kids are now  jumping on to “the social media world”. It’s almost impossible that they would make the decision not to. So, with that said, I believe that prevention is better than cure. I believe in educating as opposed to instilling fear in the minds of kids around technology. Cellphones, iPads, Laptops are all part of the tools they need to get on with life’s day to day tasks. It’s become highly important that we take the steps necessary at teaching kids, as well as ourselves, how to move in social spaces in real life as well as online. Below I have shared an informative press release from Cell C that you too can share, and more importantly apply in your homes. ____ Help your kids develop good cellphone habits Johannesburg [15 May 2019]: Smart phones and other cellular connected devices…

On the 4th of April I had the pleasure of being invited to a private media soiree to celebrate the CÎROC’ x Moschino partnership. This partnership is one which has definitely been the talk of the town for months, and it felt great to be a part of the big reveal! The soiree was held at the Diamond Walk’s Arque Bar, where we were introduced to this bold collaboration by our host of the night and CÎROC Brand Ambassador, Thando Thabethe. Thando was later joined on stage by fellow Brand Ambassador, Cassper Nyovest, as they shared with us their experience of the brand. Both brands share a playful attitude that goes against traditional rules in the space; respecting theircraft but not taking themselves too seriously. This campaign brings together fashion’s most playful brands and showcases a limited-edition CÎROC bottle customized by Jeremy Scott and we’re elated that this bottle will be…

YouTube Music launches in South Africa Hello, lovers! I have some exciting news to share with you all.  Some of you may have viewed my Insta Stories ( Follow @Iamthandolwethu )  out and about with  YouTube South Africa but hadn’t quite figured out what the event was all about. Upon arrival, I was also still as clueless as everyone else in the room. All I could tell was that what ever was about to be announced was BIG. As the evening went on, the #YouTubeMusic started to make more sense as I saw some of South Africa’s biggest artists casually walking around the room. This announcement was definitely about to be BIG! As time went by, we all gathered around the most beautiful and bright stage for the surprise announcement. Yup, you guessed it! YouTube Music has finally made its way to South Africa. The evening wrapped up with the…

Last week I was invited to the CIROC Media Launch, as they introduced to us the CIROC Colada. The weather God’s were definitely on our side, with The Maslow hotel being the perfect location for such an event. I was also very excited upon arrival to see that NYX Cosmetics was also in the House. This meant that your girl would be looking cute right through out the event! And speaking of cute, I can’t not let you in on the fact that Melody Molale has now joined the CIROC South Africa family – what a perfect match! Congrats girl.  😉   Now back to the event… The service was absolutely great, and so was the ambiance. I was literally back tracking to December with my bestie. So for those of you who want to bring back that summer feeling and love cocktails as much as I do, I’ll be sharing…