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  • Travel

    Photos that will make you fall in love with the Philippines

    When I travel I seem to pack in more camera equipment then I do clothing. So when it comes to videos and photo I really do try and capture the most special moments. ALSO READ: 7 things to take with to the Philippines Here are a few photos from our recent trip to the Philippines that will make you fall in love. ALSO READ: It really is more fun in the Philippines!

  • Music

    ‘Skyscrapers’ are reaching for the sky!

    At the age of 14, I was more concerned about what to wear to school on “civvies day” and which boy I liked at the time, but these youngsters are dominating the South African music scene. The band consists of singer/songwriter Mila Smith (13), keyboardist Leo Letschert (12) and drummer Dan Buchalter (12).  The trio met at school and formed the band in 2015. The Cape Town-based artists play infectious pop with soul influences – from the hopeful ballad ‘There’s A Light’ to the smooth-sounding, harder-hitting ‘Politicians’. They also constantly experiment with different music styles: from hip-hop to drum ‘n bass. Mila’s voice is mature and has a distractive sound and…

  • Travel

    7 things to take with to the Philippines

    When travelling to an island destination you need to be prepared for anything but you also want to leave enough space in your bag for all the shopping you are going to do. Here is my list of top things to take with you to the Philippines. ALSO READ: Photos that will make you fall in love with the Philippines   Aqua shoes As with most island destinations the beaches are filled with coral and you run the risk of walking into a sea urchin, so make sure you pack in a pair of aqua shoes. I normally get mine from Mr Price Sport but don’t stress if you don’t manage…

  • Travel

    It really is more fun in the Philippines!

    When one of my travel partners said to me that the current slogan for the Philippines is “Its more fun in the Philipines”, after spending 3 weeks in this beautiful country the statement really is true! With over 7000 islands it is physically impossible to visit every one in a three-week trip but we did manage to fit in quite a bit. ALSO READ: Photos that will make you fall in love with the Philippines Our trip started with a 13-hour flight from South Africa to Hong Kong and a further 2 hours to Manila, the Capital of the Philippines. Next stop El Nido! El Nido is the probably one…

  • Food

    54 on Bath’s stunning new venue

    Tsogo Sun’s luxury Johannesburg hotel, 54 On Bath, launches its new champagne bar and garden by Maison Perrier-Jouët, an enchanting space of crafted beauty inspired by the Maison’s delicate floral style. Against the backdrop of the Champagne Garden’s sweeping terrace and breath-taking views, guests will enjoy an exclusive selection of prestigious Perrier-Jouët Champagnes.   True to Maison Perrier-Jouët’s philosophy of uniting art and nature to bring beauty and wonder to everyday life, the Perrier-Jouët garden is designed to immerse guests in a refined and elegant ambiance in the Maison’s signature green, white and gold, embracing the natural beauty of its surroundings within the refined and tranquil setting of 54 on…

  • Celebrities

    Time to say goodbye

    As of Tuesday the 31st of October 2017, I will deliver my final show on Jacaranda FM’s evening drive show. After four wonderful years as part of the Jacaranda FM family, I am bidding a fond farewell to my mid-week listeners but will still be on air for the Saturday Top 20 show. It’s always sad to say goodbye but there are some exciting opportunities I have lined up in the media industry that I believe are perfectly timed for me to pursue at this stage of my career. My past 4 years at Jacaranda FM have been an amazing journey and I will miss my listeners and the family…

  • Celebrities

    Ninety year old activist honoured, landmark book launched

    Freedom Park in Tshwane will be the centre of attention on 10 September as beloved city activist, Manibhen Sita, turns ninety years old. Sita, the daughter of Nana Sita, a contemporary of Mahatma Gandhi and herself a dedicated member of the United Democratic Front (UDF) during the anti-apartheid struggle, remains passionate about building bridges between South Africans of all races.  Sita will be honoured at a public birthday celebration at Freedom Park hosted by the Laudium Women’s Network (LWN).   Alongside the birthday celebrations, the LWN will also launch a book featuring original writing and artwork by women of Tshwane, addressing critical questions of identity and race for South Africans…

  • Travel

    Kriya takes Sri Lanka

    When thinking of a beach holiday for some reason Sri Lanka was never on the list of places I wanted to go. However, when we received an invitation to a wedding that would take place there it became something to re-think. We arrived at Bandaranaike International Airport on a ridiculously hot morning. When you look at weather reports and it says 35-38 degrees you really don’t expect the extreme humidity that comes with it. We were warmly greeted by our local tour company (JetWing) that would be accompanying us through the duration of our 10 day trip and made our way to the first stop, Negombo. Negombo is a beautiful part of…

  • Opinion

    #ThingsIdRatherDoThanClaim

    {sponsored} Every now and then, it all comes down to a simple choice: do I grit my teeth and pay to replace an item or do I pause, take a deep sigh and endure an insurance claim process? More often than not, I just fork out the money! Sure, I may have insurance, but the claims process is far from fun. Imagine my horror when I became the latest to have the worst case scenario unfold when I dropped my phone in my pocket while visiting the ladies room. Yes, it tumbled into the toilet. *Screams internally! / Cringe!* – Photos: Gone (especially if you have no backups) ☹ –…

  • Music

    ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ artist releases a brand new song

    When ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ came out we all thought that the song was slightly strange but had a great beat to it. The song then dominated charts around the world and put AronChup on the map. The Swedish footballer/rapper/singer/songwriter/DJ/record producer/record label owner has done it once again with his brand new single. He has collaborated with Little Sis Nora to create this rather stange but catchy tune called ‘Llama in my living room’. If you are thinking what I am, yes it does sound a lot like ‘I’m An Albatraoz’ but I still think it is going to do fantastically well! Listen to the catchy tune below you will soon…