Call me Monica

Posted on Jun 9, 2013 in random musings | No Comments

Shakespeare’s Juliet’s famous words: “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose By any other name would smell as sweet.” Would it? What if it were called something ugly sounding, like Suckapoop? So what has Monica and rose names got to do with anything?  I was at a spa the other evening with ...

One Week Challenge | Monochrome

Hello Last week was a one week challenge week. It’s been a while since my last one. This time, I decided to try out monochromatic looks. Monochromatic refers to a look based on a predominant colour. Generally, I prefer mixing things up and this was a challenge to spend a whole week in monotone. I ...

Small town charms

Posted on May 23, 2013 in Durban, family, Kwazulu Natal, random musings, Tongaat | No Comments

Hello dear readers I’m currently in my hometown, Tongaat, on the north coast of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa. I’ve been here a few days now to spend some time with my mother who’s in recovery after surgery. She’s healing well and I’ve been enjoying my time here. When I was a child here, I couldn’t wait ...

Angelina Jolie’s Breasts and Me

Posted on May 15, 2013 in health, inspirational women, opinion, women | No Comments

Hello readers Yesterday’s announcement by Angelina Jolie of her preventative double mastectomy has caused quite a stir among women around the world. Her sex appeal is a large part of her identity and removing her very beautiful breasts must have been a difficult choice. Her article My Medical Choice in the New York Times talks about ...

Met Ball 2013

Hello This year’s Met Ball’s theme was Punk: Chaos to Couture. I’m a big fan of theme parties and this is probably the most expensive theme party of them all. It is a ball and, if I were attending, I’d embrace the theme in a non-obvious way. Here are my best and worst looks. Best: ...

Right and Wrong

Posted on May 8, 2013 in random musings | No Comments

Hello Lately I’ve been giving a lot of thought to right and wrong. Growing up in a good home, I was always encouraged to be a good girl. It’s not always easy to know what’s right and right is also subjective. What happens when you can argue both sides and equally justify both paths? I’ve ...

Himesh’s Wedding

Hello readers This last weekend was the wedding of our friends Himesh and Palvi. They are two zany, warm individuals, so I was curious to see how their wedding would be. True to their personalities, the wedding events were fun and they were hospitable hosts.  On Friday night was the Geet. I couldn’t find the ...

Top Ten Jozi Breakfast Spots

Posted on Apr 27, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Hello dear readers I hope you are well. A friend asked me to recommend a breakfast spot so I thought why not do a blog post about it. Eating out for breakfast is one of my favourite pastimes and I’ve had many breakfasts around this beautiful Jozi. 1. Nice on 4thThis little eatery in the popular ...

Id please

Posted on Apr 23, 2013 in Uncategorized | No Comments

Hi there I’m what some may call a thinker. I think deeply about things, sometimes too much. I’d like to live in the grey areas. Does that make me a fence sitter or does it make me open to new experiences.

Oh Boy

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in fashion, fashion talk, fashion theory | No Comments

Hello dear readers Lately I’ve come to realize and embrace that I am not a girly girl. I gravitate towards tomboyish, minimalistic  style which suits my personality. However, I am petite and curvy, not the recommended body type for this look. Still, I feel most comfortable and confident when I dress more andrognynous. Also, my short hair presents ...