Sunday read: The Last Romeo

Sunday read: The Last Romeo

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Sunday read: The Last Romeo

Someone described The Last Romeo as Sex and the City meets Bridget Jones’s Diary.

James is 34 and has just emerged from a 6-year relationship with Adam. He hates his job and his best friend Bella is heading off to Russia – leaving him behind.

And what is there to do when you’re adrift, single and lonely in London? Online dating, of course! Continue reading “Sunday read: The Last Romeo”

Sunday read: What Lies Within

Sunday read: What Lies Within

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Sunday read: What Lies Within

I’ve had a few “burning-issues” kind of books land on my desk recently. These are my favourite kinds of books. Stories that weave an intricate narrative with social observation and even commentary are what I gravitate to.

However, I find myself turning to a lighter read every now and then … just to get off the hamster wheel. Sometimes I read just for a good story, a bit of romance and intrigue and to escape the sometimes overwhelming reality of what is going on around me. Continue reading “Sunday read: What Lies Within”

Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

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Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions

There’s no better press drop than a book drop in our home. And when it’s a young adult novel, there’s inevitably an argument about who gets to read the book first. The Girl Who Saw Lions by Berlie Doherty landed on my desk last week.

Abela is from a village in Tanzania and has lost everything. She’s forced to flee her home to Britain, where she is an illegal migrant.⠀ Continue reading “Sunday read: The Girl Who Saw Lions”

Are you ready for a coworking environment?

Are you ready for a coworking environment?

Durban, Lifestyle

Are you ready for a coworking environment?

For me, one of the pitfalls of working from home is the sometimes intense isolation. And it’s at times like these that I long for the hustle and bustle of a newsroom.

Don’t get me wrong, I love that I can roll out of bed, brush my teeth (maybe 😁) and head to my office to get stuck in a day’s work. Sometimes, if the need arises I can even work from my bed. A sick day means I can still be productive without infecting an entire office of people. Continue reading “Are you ready for a coworking environment?”

Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

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Review: Rains Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine

Nothing gets me more excited than quality brands made and sourced in Africa. I’ve written extensively about the Rain products and stores in Durban and I am excited for the opportunity to test out the latest product in their Biologie range – the Kigelia Honeybush Clay Mask. Continue reading “Review: Rain’s Kigelia clay mask is a great addition to my skincare routine”

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Durban, Lifestyle

Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution

Often out of devastation blooms hope and new purpose. Sometimes devastation is the impetus for global action. And global action is sometimes the only way to honour the thousands of victims of a tragedy.

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh collapsed. This incident is the fourth largest industrial disaster in history after the death toll stood at 1 138 people, with an additional 2 500 injured.

All five clothing factories in the plaza were producing garments for the western market. What’s more, most of the victims of the building collapse were women. Continue reading “Transparency is trending: take a bow Fashion Revolution”