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Saturday, 27 December 2014

2014 Recap

On the 5th of March 2013 I recieved the gift of a life, a double lung transplant. I had been waiting my whole life (well as long as transplants have been around, anyway) for the surgery that could change my life. The operation and recovery was extremely difficult both mentally and physically but somehow I found the strength to get through it all and 3 months later I was at home with my new lungs. It took me about a month to regain enough strength to start going out and even then it was only short trips to the shops. By August I had started to go out more and more and by the end of the year I was driving by myself and building my confidence in "The real world"

My first time out with friends

Sunday, 21 December 2014

Sunday, 16 November 2014


This event was one of my favourite I have been to this year. The venue, the food and the wine were all of the highest quality which made the lunch an unforgettable experience. 

Saturday, 15 November 2014

Monday, 3 November 2014

I lived

One Republic have released the music video for ‘I Lived,’ the sixth single off their 2013 ‘Native’ album. The video is dedicated to a 15-year-old teen named Bryan Warnecke who lives with Cystic Fibrosis.

Sunday, 2 November 2014

Thursday, 30 October 2014

Medical Miracles

This month Discovery Health have featured me online as well as in their magazine. I have been with this medical aid for quite a few years now and without them, my transplant wouldn't have been possible! 

Monday, 27 October 2014

Zomato at Walnut Grove

"Six years ago, we started a little experiment now called Zomato. This month, over 30 million people will use this little experiment to ensure that their next meal is not a disappointment. Sometimes it's hard to imagine that all this happened in just six years."

Wednesday, 22 October 2014


"I want to tag Fawn from Deer Delights to share her #LoveChange story.  If you dont know, I met Fawn at her #ChariTea event on Woman’s Day.  The event was in aid of The South African Organ Donor Foundation, a charity very close to Fawn’s heart (or lungs as the case may be), as she is an organ donor recipient!"  - Gina A Bit Of This A Bit Of That

Saturday, 11 October 2014

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

High Tea at The Saxon


"High Tea in our Piano Lounge is an elegant ritual and one of the Saxon’s specialities. It is perfect for taking time out to sit back and enjoy a glass of sparkling wine to start your afternoon of indulgence. As the perfect accompaniment, our tea sommelier prepares aromatic blends of teas ranging from black, green and herbal teas, to the rooibos and fynbos varieties."

Saturday, 4 October 2014

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Aficionado Pop-Up Bar {Update}

I was recently invited to the launch of the Aficionado Pop-Up Bar which promised to be a spectacular evening, however, I couldn't make it and so I sent along my friend Sasha (@FaceValue_ZA) to go and check it out on my behalf.

Saturday, 20 September 2014

8 Healthy Habits That Are Actually Harming You

I found this article on Mind Body Green and I thought it had some really great points. Everyone I know does at least one of these things, it's not a big problem but what is, is when they think that they are being healthy while doing it. Everyone is on a different diet or eating plan and people stick to what works - there is no universal diet that is good for everyone! However, at the end of the day I'm sure that we can all agree that eating "clean" (whole, unprocessed foods) is the healthiest option for your body.

Thursday, 18 September 2014


It all started with the unveiling of Pappas in Kelvin in October 1987, by founder Athos Pappas, who saw the need for a family friendly Mediterranean offering, with a leaning towards home-style Cypriot and Greek cuisine. Not afraid to adapt to the trends and shifting times, Pappas moved four times over the last 20 years, before settling in Sandton, the business hub of Africa, in 1997. Athos dreamt of keeping the restaurant as a family  business, and did so by handing over the reins to his children Ria and Evros and son in-law, Charles de Olim, in the late 2000’s. (Athos now resides in Cyprus where he continues the tradition of orthodox priesthood in his family. Papa means priest/father in Greek). 

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Monday, 15 September 2014

The Impotance Of Going For Regular Check-ups

If you're reading this then CONGRATULATIONS, you survived winter and all the yucky flu bugs that were going around! However, just becuase it's summer it doesn't mean you can stop looking after yoursefl! Apart from all the viruses floating around waiting to infect you everyday you also have to worry about your lifestyle and of course your genetics.

Friday, 12 September 2014

That's Amore

Last week I was invited to That's Amore in Parktown North to try out this lovely little authentic Italian restaurant. It was such a treat and I really enjoyed the food as well as meeting the team and getting to know a little bit aout this little gem of a restaurant.

Wednesday, 10 September 2014

7 Days, 7 Ingredient Salad Challenge.

With Summer fully upon us, it's time to get into shape and get creative with everyone's favourite summer food - salad! Ok, so it's not everyone's favourite but it should be! Salad is so healthy and versatile, gone are the days when ordering a salad as a main meal was referred to as 'Rabbit Food'. These days a {good} salad is a substabtial meal and can be absolutely divine!

Monday, 25 August 2014

ChariTea Event

August is Organ Donor Month - Please register HERE and help save 7 lives.

On Woman's Day the 9th of August, 60 ladies got together at Bella on 66 Rivonia to support the Organ Donor Foundation by promoting much needed awarness and raising funds so that they can continue to encourage people to sign up as organ donors. 

Rain - Bee Essential Range {Review}

Africa is the original home of the honeybee and the skin-nourishing properties of honey have been known to cultures across the continent for thousands of years.

Thursday, 21 August 2014

4th Street Party

Last week I was invited to the #4thStreetParty to celebrate the launch of the new 4thStreet Wine single serve! The event was absolutely spectacular and I can safely say it's the best launch event I have been to so far!

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Feedie {App}

This is one of the best foodie apps I've come across and I have no idea why I'm only finding out about it now! I've take countless food photos taken in restaurants - for what?? Now I can finally put them to good use!

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

McNab's Feel Good {Giveaway}

Last week I was introuduced to Mc'Nabs Feel Good products. I was invited to their offices at The Energy Works in Parkwood which was Jozi’s first true eco-building. In addition to being a great place in which to make stuff that helps other people feel good, it collects its own rain water and generates its own electricity so it’s kinder to the earth.

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Make-up by Candy Jane {Giveaway}

Yesterday I went and spent the afternoon with my friend who has recently moved from Zimbabwe to Joburg. Candy is such a phenomenal make-up artist and she offered to give me a little make-over.

The Big Blog Exchange 2014

The Big Blog Exchange is run by Hostelling International and is an exciting and unique project where 16 passionate bloggers swap blogs and countries with each other simultaneously for 10 days - and share their experience with the world. The project was first explored in 2013 and was a great success engaging over 1200 bloggers across 100 countries.

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Anni King

I was invited to the Anni King Spring-Summer collection preview last week which was an event executed flawlessly by Pink Vanilla. The event was held at the Intoto Gallery which was a lovely space to display the gorgeous Anni King handbags.

Monday, 11 August 2014

Zomato Foodie Meet-up

Photo by Lungi
Last week I was invited by the Zomato team to join them and a couple of other foodies for a dinner meet-up at Rockets. I was pretty excited because as you all know I am a huge Zomato fan and use their platform to review any restaurant I go to.