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It was a cold wintry morning.  It was still dark as we made our way to the meeting point at Al Saad.  The stillness of the morning did not prepare us for what was to come.  As we arrived , the headlights of a vehicle beckon us and lo and behold, we started to make…

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44 on Stanley

This is a regular spot of ours whenever we are in Johannesburg. Perfect Saturday venue where you can relax at one of the many coffee shops and restaurants. Chill with a cappuccino under the trees on a couch or a lounger sipping your warm cappuccino. This little precinct, tucked away between high rise buildings, offers…

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Journey of a thousand miles…… (part 3)

The sound of the gong chime announcing that breakfast was ready. We both sat silently, admiring the view and so grateful for the experience. We arrived at this beautiful Pretoria station, happy to be home but sad to leave @rovosrail . For the better part, I was lost for words to describe the amazing experience we…

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Journey of a thousand miles…. (part 2…)

Breakfast with a view… Gliding graciously across the plains of Africa on @rovosrail , you’ll be treated to a medley of magnificent views . Meals on @rovosrail are a grand affair. Breakfast being the least formal unlike lunch and dinner which is a four-course menu. Soon after the train was set in motion, my main activity was staring out…

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Journey of a thousand miles… (part 1)

we arrived at the staion to yet another warm welcome by the Rovos Rail Team. This was our family for the duration of our journey with @rovosrail . The most amazing team, caring, kind, gentle and so attentive. Check in… While we waited to board the train, we were treated to freshly made snacks and beverages…

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The Manor

The Manor Built over 100 years ago, the Manor has an aura of grandeur and old-world charm. Home for the night… We were warmly welcomed by The Manor’s team. Without further delay we were shown our room. Every care was taken to ensure We have a memorable experience. Our room for the night… The interior…

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Dreams do come true….

Reminiscing about my journey with Rovos Rail, a major highlight for me this year, a dream come true. July 2019, was filled with some many emotions, family loss and new beginning all at once, can only aptly describe it as bitter-sweet… in the midst of this roller coaster of emotions, what seemed like just another…

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Local Designers at the Jewellery & Watch Exhibition

Wow… The last 8 months have definitely been a rollercoaster ride. I shall not bore you with too many details, suffice to say, work amongst other activities (will be sharing them with you briefly) have kept me away from my blog. Let’s Talk Jewellery…  Last month, we saw the 16th edition of Doha Jewellery and…

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The reality of turning 55….

Oh so many changes, changes everywhere, understanding and accepting that at 50 you will never look 30 again. Our face shape changes leaving many of us to discover our cheekbones for the first time in our 50’s, our skin starts to dry out, with it the growth of crow’s feet, giving us that washed out…

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‘Pendulum’ Fashion Show Displays VCUarts Qatar’s Students’ Talent

 19th Edition of the show highlighted extraordinary designs and skills of VCUarts Qatar’s fashion design students Doha, Qatar –Virginia Commonwealth University School of the Arts in Qatar (VCUarts Qatar’s)  previewed their collection as part of its annual fashion show on May 3rd 2018 The fashion show, opened by Sandra Wilkins, VCUarts Qatar’s Chair of Fashion…

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