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Tejumade Haastrup

I’ve never really been one to make a fuss over Valentine’s Day, even when I was in a relationship, and now that I’m single, Valentine’s Day sucks a little. Cue the endless romantic movies and love songs playing on the radio and on television, the incessant messages to get 50% off lingerie and or buy a free box of chocolates when you buy flowers before the 13th of February. For us, single gals, Valentine’s Day is a reminder that you’re alone and nobody loves you, at least not in a romantic

Last weekend, I had the absolute greatest pleasure of working at the Littlegig 2017 festival, fashion concept store. Littlegig is an all-inclusive 24-hour festival with everything most humans love; music, food tastings, fine art, fashion and design. This year’s festival was held at Wiesenhorf farm in Stellenbosch, 28  – 29 January 2017. I most probably wouldn’t have had the pleasure of attending the festival if not for the fact that the company I’m employed by does PR for Littlegig. During a phone conversation with Georgia Black, former fashion magazine writer/editor and

Chefs, an eatery in Cape Town, located on the corner of St John’s Street has recently added an option of dinner to its former, lunch only menu. This canteen style spot launched in October 2016 with a fresh concept of three meals which are loaded onto the Chefs website so you can decide on what you want to eat before you get there and place your order. No booking, no waiters, no menus and most fun of all, no tipping! You simply choose your order and your meal is brought

Few things are more arresting than a well-dressed woman. A woman who dresses well is one to be taken seriously because she takes pride in her appearance and how she is perceived by the world. This woman most likely takes the same amount of care and pride in other non-sartorial areas of her life as well. Wearing a great outfit provides a lift on a hectic day; armour for that tough meeting and the confidence to walk into a room full of strangers. The way in which we dress says

I have known many single women who feel a sense of shame for being single. This feeling of shame and inadequacy can be blamed on societal pressures especially within the African community. You are deemed less of a woman if you are not in a relationship. God forbid you are in your late twenties to early thirties and have no marriage prospects, then you need deliverance because clearly without a man, your life has no meaning. Well, I’m calling it bull shit! Times have changed, gone are the days when

We are no doubt in winter, it’s sunny, hot, the beaches are overcrowded and there have already been a few fire outbreaks. No matter the season, looking good is important to me. This summer, I have compiled a list of my January beauty essentials: Clicks Sun Protect Cooling SPF 30, R104,95 No matter the colour of your skin, even if your melanin pops the most, sunblock is, and should be an important part of your skincare, especially in summer. We all know sunscreen is expensive, the Clicks Sun Protect Cooling

It’s time to say goodbye to the knee-high boots and hello to knee-high heels. Just because it’s summer doesn’t mean you need to forsake the knee-high look. I have been obsessed with knee-high heels ever since I saw them on one of the Kardashians. This trend is slowly but gradually taking the place of its cousin, the gladiator sandals – which can be worn flat or high. A pair of black knee-high heels is the most versatile colour you can have in your wardrobe because not only do they go

Christmas is over, and the New Year is just a few days away, which means, it’s time to partee! Stand out this holiday season in these top 6 party looks – some old, some new. 1. The Little Black Dress We all know and love the LBD (little black dress). Whether you’re thin, medium-sized or overweight, this look suits anyone and is perfect for any party scene. Take the look up a notch with gold studded heels. 2. The season for sequins No party look is complete without sequins. Look

Living alone, I think of all the friends I’ve known, but when I dial the telephone, nobody’s home. All by myself, don’t want to be, all by myself anymore. All by myself… If this song by Celine Dion from Bridget Jones’ diary resonates with you then I’d just like to say that you are not alone, I am here with you. See what I did there? Okay, I’ll stop quoting songs now and get to it. We’ve all grown up with the concept that the holidays is a time to

Last week, I was invited to the launch of Cloud 9 Boutique Hotel and Spa, the latest hot spot located in the trendy, vibrant and beautiful Kloof Nek Road in Cape Town.  Cloud 9 is home to exquisitely refurbished luxury rooms, a premium day spa, a sun deck, hot tub, plunge pools and a lush rooftop bar with panoramic views. Originally a Victorian farmhouse dating back to 1892, Cloud 9 connects five buildings joined by a contemporary African art gallery and an intimate library. With 55 guest rooms and suites

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