Battle of the sponges!

Ohhhhhhh who wipes off the blot of foundation cream! Might as well thank Spongebob Squarepants ladies because let’s face it the craze over beauty sponges as applications has taken the make up world by storm! I was a late bloomer in this department as I was always so skeptical of its application but once I…

B-A-N-A-N-A-S

Yes, you read that title correctly or rather you hummed it correctly in Gwen Stefani’s voice. Today’s post deals with bananas, in particular the overripe ones that we civilians unfortunately throw away or squish when we have no desire to ingest them. Recently, I was faced with the dilemma of three overripe bananas sitting on…

Dishoom

Dishoom: is the onomatopoeic equivalent to “pow” or “bang.” The word Dishoom probably goes back to the 1975 Ramesh Sippy film Sholay with Amitabh Bacchhan which is considered to be a Curry Western and is the highest grossing film in Bollywood. While I was visiting London over its summer season (winter for Cape Town) I had the pleasure…

Sevruga

Kick start the weekend with some tasty treats from the scenically located Sevruga! For those that are unaware, Sevruga is located at the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town. They mainly specialise in seafood, although they do have other options. I had the pleasure of visiting Sevruga some time ago and I found it a real…

In or Out: Poached eggs

Poached eggs: an egg that has been cooked by poaching, as opposed to simmering or boiling liquid. This method of preparation is favored for delicate foods that could be damaged by cooking at higher temperatures such as the boiling point of water. Poached eggs are used in thetraditional American breakfast/brunch dishes Eggs Benedict and Eggs Florentine. Hello blogosphere! So as you may or may not know, I…

Eid and all its trimmings

Eid al-Adha (Arabic: عيد الأضحى‎, ‘Feast of the Sacrifice’‎) also known as the “Sacrifice Feast“, is the second of two Muslim holidays celebrated worldwide each year, and considered the holier of the two. It honors the willingness of Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, as an act of obedience to God’s command. Before Abraham sacrificed his son, God provided a male goat to sacrifice…

TURKEY

Turkey : Officially, the Republic of Turkey is a transcontinental country in Eurasia, mainly in Anatolia in Western Asia, with a smaller portion on the Balkan peninsula in Southeast Europe. Turkey is a democratic, secular, unitary, parliamentary republic with a diverse cultural heritage. Merhaba!! I know a lot of you have been asking for images and updates on my recent visit to Istanbul so no need to wait longer – the posts/images are finally here….

SITES

Turkey is one of the luckiest countries being one that sits directly between Europe and Asia. Not only does Turkey have one of the richest history’s on land, it is also home to four of the most remarkable seas; the Black sea, Mediterranean, Aegean and the Marmara. This area is geographically known as the Bosphorus,…

FOOD

For all those that know me and for those that have recently come across my blog, an important thing to remember is that I LOVE food and I love to take images of my food. This isn’t something new but I am not going to pretend like I don’t love sharing images of one of…

BAZAARS

As a city with plenty of culture and markets, Istanbul is home to two of the best bazaars in the country: the Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar. I had the pleasure of viewing these two bazaars during my stay in Istanbul and despite the crazy storm that took place, I do not regret…

SPA

For anyone that says visiting the spa isn’t part of the “Turkish” experience, then they clearly haven’t done their research! I am sure you must have come across the phrase “Turkish bath” – well, one guess where it originates from?! Luckily, I had the opportunity of experiencing one myself. Now in my previous feel good…

QUAY x Kylie

Quay: pronounced "key" is a Melbourne born company selling a variety of stylish, "cool" and "affordable" sunglasses for over twelve years. They recently collaborated with Kylie Jenner to create four different sunglass styles to fit a variety of shape faces and taste. I recently purchased a pair of QuayxKylie sunglasses in the model "purple honey."…

The Stigma From Society

Stigma: ˈstɪɡmə/ noun a mark of disgrace associated with a particular circumstance, quality, or person. Before I get further in to the post, I want to put a disclaimer out there to anyone that may get indirectly offended by what I am about to discuss. This topic is very controversial and has been on my mind for…

UNCUT: Meet Raafiahm

Meet Raafiahm, a beauty icon that has taken Botswana by storm with her modest, chic and trendy panache. She has developed her blog and style in less than a year as a name to be watched all over the world. It is definitely no surprise that she has appealed to over thousands of followers on…

“Can’t keep my hands out the…”

The Cookie Jar…Yes, it’s a little throwback of a song there! For those who do not know the song, it is not exactly related to cookies. In fact, it is related to cheating but to be honest we can always look at it as your ‘cheat meal’ song, right? This past week and a half…